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Author Topic: Aberayron to Pencader  (Read 27356 times)

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2019, 10:38:31 PM »
Making progress at Henllan: the conifer plantation beside the access road and landscaping round the house and shop.  White areas await their turn.


The area around the scenic break is taking shape.


It's amazing how the camera sees things the eye does not! Too much static grass under the linesmen's hut and on the track!

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #241 on: October 25, 2019, 11:18:14 PM »
Hi,

Agree the hut needs to 'sit' properly but I like the grass on the track.

Nice pics, great work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #242 on: October 26, 2019, 07:10:50 AM »
Hi

If you could reduce the size of your picture files, it would make downloading a lot faster.  The pictures themselves are great.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #243 on: October 26, 2019, 02:59:00 PM »
Hi,

Agree the hut needs to 'sit' properly but I like the grass on the track.

Nice pics, great work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Seconded. The scenery blends very well into the photographic backscenes.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #244 on: November 16, 2019, 11:51:50 PM »
I've done some more gardening behind the railway cottages at Henllan, and tried to make the yard more presentable.
From the station approach.

Aerial view of the whole yard.  Platforms still need to be dressed.

The Post Office and shop.

The railway cottages.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #245 on: November 17, 2019, 12:02:27 AM »
Excellent scenic work. Heaps of character!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Constructive criticism, minor point, but track looks a bit shiny? Bit more dirtying up, maybe?  :beers:

Mind you, I'd rather have shiny track and reliable running.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #246 on: November 17, 2019, 12:13:56 AM »
Exactly my dilemma!  I am aware that the flash from the camera makes it appear a glaring fault (sorry!) and as the lighting is normally LEDs from above I'm not usually aware of it, but these photos made me wonder.  As so much of the scenery is in place, I couldn't use a spray to dirty it - 66' of track to paint works out at 266' x 5mm.   :worried:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #247 on: November 17, 2019, 07:43:49 AM »
LAandNQFan. How did you manage to construct those pleasant structures? Looking good

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #248 on: November 17, 2019, 07:55:42 AM »
I hand painted my track (outside only, and even then only the visible outsides).

I didn't paint the insides for conductivity reasons.

However, hand painting that much track would be a formidable task.

@railsquid  recently mentioned a rust pen manufactured by Tomix which sounds interesting and could be a possible solution.  :beers:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #249 on: November 17, 2019, 08:53:44 AM »
This is looking great. For rails I use one of these.

Over time, with running and house dust, it all blends to a weathered effect:



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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #250 on: November 17, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
I hand painted my track (outside only, and even then only the visible outsides).

I didn't paint the insides for conductivity reasons.

However, hand painting that much track would be a formidable task.

@railsquid  recently mentioned a rust pen manufactured by Tomix which sounds interesting and could be a possible solution.  :beers:

These ones: https://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/products/n/8008.html

Very similar to the Woodland Scenics ones in the video above, but with rounded tips.

Dunno about availability outside Japan.

Recent usage examples: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41497.msg545529#msg545529
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #251 on: November 17, 2019, 12:39:14 PM »
Very attractive scenic work. Thanks for those photos.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #252 on: November 17, 2019, 10:07:33 PM »
Excellent work. Looks really realistic and bucolic. Thanks for the pics. :thumbsup:
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