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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2020, 12:44:00 PM »
Hi Martin,

Had a play and raised the back-scene up in 7.5 mm steps (pencil widths) and 15 mm looks a lot better. A couple of shots of the station from across the field let others comment.





Placed the signal box on the layout to get an impression if it fits, its backstory will be that it replaces an earlier box (or frame, Almwch only had a frame). The model is being re-purposed, I originally scratch built it for a club layout (based roughly on Colwyn Bay) called Bryn-y-Mor and the model was based on the signal box to the west of Colwyn Bay station. The layout was scrapped a few years back so I reclaimed it. It has a detailed interior and the board does have correct layout for that Colwyn Bay box, not that it will ever be seen. It needs the steps and stove pipe replacing, scale tubular handrails in n gauge tend to be rather delicate.



Thanks for looking, R
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #91 on: January 09, 2020, 12:59:27 PM »
Hi Rowlie

That looks better as far as Iím concerned.

Regards

Martin
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #92 on: January 09, 2020, 10:24:59 PM »
 :hellosign:
   I'll second that, looking good
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2020, 10:40:30 PM »
With the station alterations laid out, had to see what the only other major structure on this board, the goods shed will look like.



Onto the detailing....
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #94 on: January 16, 2020, 03:46:18 PM »
Looks very good! Looking forward to detailing photos...
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2020, 10:53:29 PM »
Slow progress on the detailing, so although photos taken they are not really worth posting. Currently finishing off the goods shed with some internal detail including fitting a crane (really would of been easier before I fixed the roof).
After a while thinking about it I have taken the plunge and bought a static grass applicator (the Peco precision one) so have been experimenting on various parts of the board. So far the results are mixed, definitely a knack to it so more practice required. Thanks for reading R
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2020, 02:00:21 PM »
Hi, a few weeks since I last posted anything, as mentioned a bit of experimenting with static grass. Previously I was not entirely convinced with about static grass especially with the lengths available for n gauge. However, having played with it mainly using 1 mm and 2 mm lengths I'm liking it. The station alterations progress separately along with tidying up the good shed and hopefully I can get them refitted soon. The only change to the layout is the addition of fencing opposite the station, I have tried out the scale model scenery fencing, the results can be seen below. It does require a bit of time to assemble (each post consists of three parts) and adapting to get away from the double post effect where each section ends. Finished it is very rigid now that it is position the glue has set. It's not painted yet, vegetation added (mainly brambles) and the post holes back-filled overall I'm happy with the appearance.
A couple of photos of the fence in position.






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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #97 on: March 08, 2020, 02:17:32 PM »
The gass is looking good!
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #98 on: March 08, 2020, 02:41:52 PM »
Excellent work.
Like you, I was a little sceptical regarding static grass a couple of years back. Now I love it, as you say especially the 1 and 2mm varieties.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #99 on: March 08, 2020, 02:44:49 PM »
Is that a backscene ? It adds to the depth and visual effect  that your looking miles into the countryside

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #100 on: March 08, 2020, 04:02:10 PM »
Looks very good :thumbsup:

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #101 on: March 08, 2020, 08:06:04 PM »
Many thanks for all the encouraging comments, they are really appreciated.
Yes @crewearpley40 it is a backscene, it is by - id Backscenes "Into the Town" part number P107A. It is N gauge and is 3 m long by 23 cm high and is self adhesive. I tried a couple of Gaugemaster backscenes but I like this one better as it is more subdued, doesn't overpower the layout and as you say gives a great sense of depth. R
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #102 on: March 08, 2020, 08:15:43 PM »
I think Laurence was not thinking of gass but grass. I'm impressed , just the right height

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #103 on: March 08, 2020, 08:30:13 PM »
That is all looking good Rowlie.  :thumbsup:. I like the Scale Model Scenery stuff, but as you say, some of it can take some time to put together, being 'fiddly' like it is, but it does give a good result.
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #104 on: March 08, 2020, 08:51:10 PM »
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