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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #360 on: December 12, 2017, 10:29:55 AM »
I totally agree with your comments Atso but some of your stock modifications are pretty impressive. But when it comes to scenery Rodger is the man,this is impressive stuff. I am a lms man myself but must admit I have a soft spot for A4 Pacific,dare I say it one of my first ever model loco's was a Hornby 3 rail Silver King A4,such a long time ago now.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #361 on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:56 PM »
With most of my wagons now weathered Ive experimented with a coach. Looking at period photos it appears that the sides of coaches were kept fairly clean they were, after all, the part that the travellers saw. So for this trial I gave the sides a wash of diluted Lifecolor roof dirt and immediately wiped most of it off with a kitchen paper towel. This has left some paint in the door lines and around the hinges as well as a few grubby areas on the side panels. The roof needs a bit more work but I think the chassis is probably ok. Opinions welcome!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #362 on: December 14, 2017, 11:33:24 PM »
Looks very nice, I do a similar thing to my coaches & rolling stock, brings the detail out & looks more realistic I think & less plasticky. Superb layout you have by the way  ;)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #363 on: December 15, 2017, 07:20:47 AM »
Agree with the 'slightly grubby' approach to passenger stock.

I have yet to weather any of my rolling stock but nice to see further great examples of how it should be done.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #364 on: December 15, 2017, 08:33:52 AM »
That carriage looks good. Its easy to overdo it but that looks fine.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #365 on: December 15, 2017, 09:30:55 AM »
Excellent.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #366 on: December 15, 2017, 11:08:28 AM »
Roger,
I quite agree with the point about the carriages being kept reasonably clean. I can't remember an instant where I accessed a dirty looking carriage during the "steam era". Coach looks fine and will be even better when you improve the roof to your usual standard.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #367 on: December 17, 2017, 10:02:59 PM »
Thanks all for the comments about the carriage. It seems as though I'm on the right track (sorry!). I've got about a dozen assorted blood and custard coaches to weather, so that'll keep me quiet for a while...might need some more roof dirt, too.

Meanwhile I've been adding some extra bits around the signal box. The signalman on duty has parked his bike beneath the staircase and now has a generous supply of coal in the newly installed bin. And in case the stove gets out of control there are some fire buckets available. The bike is Modelscene, the bin is plastikard and the buckets are by Springside Models.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #368 on: December 19, 2017, 11:35:53 PM »
Time to go to church. In the porch the church warden is chatting to the two ladies who do the flowers. To the left a seated figure looks down at his dog - ready to continue their walk? And on the right a visitor to the village removes his hat as he contemplates the memorial of one of his ancestors.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #369 on: December 22, 2017, 11:04:05 AM »
Another view of the churchyard. Grandad has brought the children to visit grandma's grave...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #370 on: December 22, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
Lovely. Including little cameo scenes always brings a layout to life.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #371 on: December 23, 2017, 07:45:19 PM »
From me and the little people of Wrenton...



...a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. - Roger.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #372 on: December 26, 2017, 09:40:24 PM »
Had a photography session this afternoon and I quite like this new picture of the church.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #373 on: December 26, 2017, 09:51:13 PM »
Me too! Triple  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #374 on: December 26, 2017, 10:06:00 PM »
That looks so lifelike.  :thumbsup:

 

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