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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1470 on: February 19, 2019, 09:57:50 PM »
Here's the second of Monday's photos of Bittern, I've scrapped the third one as I didn't like it.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1471 on: February 19, 2019, 10:30:52 PM »
Another great pic.  :thumbsup:

Just a thought:

Looking at the pics, those bufferstops appear to be Peco? Several years ago, a forum member expressed some dissatisfaction with the Peco product. This resulted in a discussion about finer etched brass models.

I know I should provide a link, but in my current situation I'm hoping someone will help out there!

Personally I don't have a problem with the Peco stops, but I was wondering, Roger, seeing as you have gone to the trouble of fine point rodding, have you given any thought to etched stops?
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1472 on: February 19, 2019, 10:53:57 PM »
Personally I don't have a problem with the Peco stops, but I was wondering, Roger, seeing as you have gone to the trouble of fine point rodding, have you given any thought to etched stops?

I don't remember giving them much thought at all, George! I ordered them along with most of the track in the very early days of the build. Not having found this ever informative forum at that time I wasn't even aware of any alternatives to the Peco ones. I think if I was using fiNetrax I might want rail built ones made using code 40, which would look better. But like you I think the Peco ones don't look too bad with Peco track, at least looking at the layout. As usual photos show the flaws!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1473 on: February 22, 2019, 09:01:26 PM »
Another shot of Bittern. Not taken at the same time as the previous two but when I last let the Class 24 out for a run. The latter waits in the goods yard for the A4 to pass.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1474 on: February 22, 2019, 09:05:19 PM »
Another shot of Bittern. Not taken at the same time as the previous two but when I last let the Class 24 out for a run. The latter waits in the goods yard for the A4 to pass.

Quite right too, Roger.  The natural order of things!

Wonderful photograph, as ever.

Many thanks and best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1475 on: February 23, 2019, 11:24:35 AM »
Wonderful photograph, as ever.

Thanks John. As I mentioned in a recent post I'm struggling to find new ideas for shots with my limited collection of locos and rolling stock. Perhaps I should get a Flossie to provide some extra interest!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1476 on: February 25, 2019, 10:09:13 PM »
I've made a start on another building - a GWR designed station master's house. But progress is slow as I still don't feel very well, so no photos yet. Instead an earlier picture of Bittern, this time heading north. I do like the view up the hill - the area that made me want to build the layout.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1477 on: February 26, 2019, 08:54:18 PM »
Lovely photo Roger  :heart2:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1478 on: February 26, 2019, 09:03:33 PM »
A couple of shots of the building I mentioned yesterday. Like the recently built cottages it's based on a drawing in 'Great Western Architecture' by Adrian Vaughan. This is a station master's house. At this stage the front looks a bit boring but there will eventually be a porch over the as yet non-existant door.



I struggled a bit with some of the windows round the back. It's probably too late to do much to improve them but they are round the back!



The next job is to make the window sills.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1479 on: February 26, 2019, 09:51:25 PM »
Hi Roger,
Love what your doing with Wrenton, its always one of my go to topics on here!  I may have missed this in the past, but do you use card, foam board or plasticard to build your buildings? Also, can I ask what brick paper you use, as it looks very realistic.

Keep up the good work.

Rich

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1480 on: February 26, 2019, 10:40:45 PM »
I may have missed this in the past, but do you use card, foam board or plasticard to build your buildings? Also, can I ask what brick paper you use, as it looks very realistic.

Hi Rich,

The buildings are plasticard, though I do usually use foamboard as a lining. Brick, stone, tile and slate papers are mostly derived from photos of the real thing or a similar building. I have to use Photoshop to develop a large enough area of texture. For example this new building used stonework photographed from the main station building at Crowcombe Heathfield - a much smaller building. Wrenton's church's walls were taken from a photo of the tower of the real building. The village cottages have tile roofs from just one building in Finchingfield, Essex. The slate papers are mostly from some cottages at Birling Gap near Beachy Head. All come pre-weathered of course! I make sure to use my printer's maker's genuine inks as these should hopefully be longer lasting than the cheap 'equivalents' and I have recently started using artists' matt varnish, a type with UV protection, as a further precaution to avoid fading.

Check out my thread about building a cottage - link below. Hope that helps!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1481 on: February 27, 2019, 07:16:13 AM »
Hello Roger,
You'll get a telegram form the Queen when you reach 100 (pages that is!).

Keep up the excellent modelling.

Cheers
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1482 on: February 27, 2019, 09:03:09 PM »
A member of the Wrenton heritage group has ‘found’ a much faded and rather scratched early colour photograph of the village. Doubt has been cast on the find however, it being pointed out that getting a camera this high would have been virtually impossible at a time when drones were long in the future…


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1483 on: February 27, 2019, 09:08:27 PM »
Nice one!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1484 on: February 27, 2019, 09:12:09 PM »
Nice photo Roger, those two cyclists must be getting quite famous by now.
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