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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #180 on: October 01, 2017, 09:09:18 AM »
Great stuff, Roger. You are obviously a whizz with a camera, too! Triple  :thumbsup:

Seconded! Just like the real thing.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #181 on: October 03, 2017, 03:03:00 PM »
Can only echo what the others have said, fab pictures, the Flying Scotsman pics look amazing as does the B&W J39.  I will be back on my layout by the weekend, your thread has been very inspirational while I have been away from it

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #182 on: October 03, 2017, 05:05:48 PM »
Just.......brilliant
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #183 on: October 05, 2017, 10:19:32 PM »
I’ve finished tidying up the wiring and have now been able to re-organise the ‘railway room.’ More than three years ago I planned the construction of the baseboard for Wrenton. I wanted to store a bed and a couple of bedside cabinets under it with the bed placed lengthwise. Until now the bed has been placed at right angles to the baseboard making it easy(ish) to access the point motors and wiring and providing storage space for construction materials. But, at last, I’ve been able to store the scenic grass, foliage and numerous other bits and pieces elsewhere, turn the bed through 90 degrees and put the cabinets in place, back-to-back. I’ve also moved the whole thing nearer to the back wall, making more space in front of the layout for camera tripod and lights.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #184 on: October 05, 2017, 11:29:31 PM »
Hi,

Forgetting your fantastic modelling skills, that looks great too. I've been a bit ill recently but managed to do a bit of tidying up tonight for hopefully some pics of my layout at the Weekend. I think a complete rethink of the words tidying up and re-organising is needed in my dictionary  :(.

Great stuff. An inspiration to us all.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #185 on: October 06, 2017, 06:48:37 AM »
Totally agree with @weave! That looks so neat and tidy, Roger.

I have to must do a proper tidy-up as I have a VIP visitor coming along next week to show me what I'm doing wrong with my electrickery.

Please keep the photos coming.

Dave G


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #186 on: October 06, 2017, 11:13:59 AM »
Weave and Dave - Thank you both. It certainly makes the room a bit more presentable! Weave - hope you're feeling better now. Happy snapping on the weekend!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2017, 07:12:21 PM »
At risk of spoiling the illusion, I thought you might like to see the un-Photoshopped versions of the misty morning photos...




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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #188 on: October 07, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
Superb.
Absolutely brilliant.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2017, 07:35:37 PM »
Superb.
Absolutely brilliant.

Seconded! I cannot say anything else. Truly wonderful.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #190 on: October 07, 2017, 08:51:23 PM »
And thirded. Misty or full technicolour they're superb.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #191 on: October 07, 2017, 09:32:38 PM »
Fourthed,

Lets see how many members we actually have on here  :)

I actually prefer the real ones (you know what I mean) Beautiful. Thank you.

Cheers weave  :beers:
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 09:34:35 PM by weave »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #192 on: October 08, 2017, 10:11:07 AM »
Oh good lord!
Out of curiosity, I just went on to Google maps and put in the village name, Finchingfield that a lot of your buildings are based on and then selecting street view, put myself in the middle of the village right by the pond.

Having been blown away by your own photos, to be standing in the real village looking around with street view, puts your modeling on an even higher level - if that's possible.  :claphappy: :claphappy:
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 10:14:45 AM by Trev »
Whenever I write a letter to someone, I add a footnote briefly explaining Ohm's law. It's my P.S. de resistance.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #193 on: October 08, 2017, 11:19:56 AM »
Oh good lord!
Out of curiosity, I just went on to Google maps and put in the village name, Finchingfield that a lot of your buildings are based on and then selecting street view, put myself in the middle of the village right by the pond.

Thanks Trev. Pretty little village, isn't it? It pops up on most Essex calendars and certainly isn't what most people would associate with that county. It would have been nice to model it 'as is' but it would have been a bit big and no room for a railway! A good many years ago I built a website which includes lots of old photos as well as some more recent ones. http://www.finchingfield.org.uk/index.htm

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #194 on: October 08, 2017, 11:36:48 AM »
As you say Roger, a very pretty village and even retaining the windmill.

The look of the buildings, some thatched roofs etc and the layout of things like the raised grass verges and the pond, remind me very much of some of the villages in South Oxfordshire where I grew up.

Well done on your website as well - a real treasure which is probably helping the local economy as more people discover this English gem.

Trev
Whenever I write a letter to someone, I add a footnote briefly explaining Ohm's law. It's my P.S. de resistance.

 

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