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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1245 on: November 11, 2018, 09:32:39 PM »
Hope you do not mind me borrowing some ideas for mine when I get round to it.

Well, that's what I do!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1246 on: November 12, 2018, 09:54:01 AM »
There are certain members of this forum who have a great eye for detail (and I'm not one) so 'borrowing ideas' is a must :-[

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1247 on: November 12, 2018, 11:56:54 AM »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: May have to get a copy of the RM from somewhere...  Alex!!!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1248 on: November 12, 2018, 05:57:47 PM »
That yard sceneis brilliant.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1249 on: November 12, 2018, 10:27:21 PM »
...so 'borrowing ideas' is a must.

As long as we're not borrowing mistakes, of course. A greater concern for those seeking absolute realism than it is for me - Wrenton being very much a model railway, not a model of a railway.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1250 on: November 13, 2018, 06:53:36 AM »
Wrenton may be a model railway Roger but it is a very good one!  :)

Always a pleasure to see your photos.

Dave G

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« Reply #1251 on: November 13, 2018, 08:44:40 AM »
... Wrenton being very much a model railway, not a model of a railway.

And, therein, is, in my view, one of the model's great strengths.  You have had the freedom to arrange things to best effect.  And you have done so superbly.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1252 on: November 13, 2018, 08:41:01 PM »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: May have to get a copy of the RM from somewhere...  Alex!!!

I have just read the article in Railway Modeller, well done Roger, I will keep it for Jerry to read when he comes to England

Regards,

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1253 on: November 13, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »
Meanwhile, back at Crowcombe Heathfield the local gardener has hung up the flower baskets.



The photos of the real thing show little sign of the containers which seem to have trailing plants in them, so instead of using Kevin's Rawlplug ends (post #1223) I used some 2mm diameter beads. I'd bought them for making the belisha beacons on Wrenton and to use only two seemed a bit wasteful! I glued bits of foliage all round them so they're pretty much hidden. I painted the flowers using the tip of a pin. Here's a cruel crop from the above photo.



And a view from the other end of the building.



They're not in quite the right positions and are a bit too large making it difficult to fit the small lights that are on the real building. As I don't think I could model them that's probably just as well! Earlier photos show a larger lamp in place, perhaps the one that's now on the corner of the building. So that's the next challenge.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1254 on: November 13, 2018, 09:38:09 PM »
Splendid.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #1255 on: November 13, 2018, 09:47:32 PM »
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1256 on: November 13, 2018, 11:48:03 PM »
Simply outstanding!

All the best,

Alex

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1257 on: November 14, 2018, 12:57:56 PM »
Fully deserving of an entry in the NGS model making comp, to my mind.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1258 on: November 14, 2018, 02:04:49 PM »
Hi Roger,

That little building looks fabulous  :D :thumbsup: :D

I've not seen your article yet, but am looking forward to reading it when I get my copy of the magazine

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1259 on: November 14, 2018, 03:24:27 PM »
Simply brilliant!!

Jerry
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