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Offline Innovationgame

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #960 on: July 25, 2018, 06:36:06 AM »
Wow!  Twenty-three layers.  That must have been a herculean ask.   :greatpicturessign: :beers:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #961 on: July 25, 2018, 06:38:57 AM »
Fantastic
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #962 on: July 25, 2018, 07:59:56 AM »
Roger

Congratulations!  That is an amazing picture.

I had been gazing at it in rapt admiration for about 30 seconds before I noticed the 'Princess Coronation'.  Normally a steam locomotive is the first thing I see.  As you observe, the top of the picture is full of interest and my eye had been drawn there, rather than to the foreground.

Amazing stuff!

Thank you and all best wishes.

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(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 1930s 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 #963 on: July 25, 2018, 08:18:51 AM »
Nay! Not wonderful but amazingly realistic. Pendon quality. 8-)

A beautifully composed collection of individual buildings.

Just taking all the photos., then 'stacking' them, must have taken up a great deal of time but the end result is nothing less than superb. Many thanks for doing that.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #964 on: July 25, 2018, 09:41:56 AM »
But the streets look a little too clean! Where are the potholes, public utility repairs, puddles, manhole covers, road drains and general detritus? Come on Roger, you can do better than this! Lovely photo.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #965 on: July 25, 2018, 09:55:39 AM »
But the streets look a little too clean! Where are the potholes, public utility repairs, puddles, manhole covers, road drains and general detritus? Come on Roger, you can do better than this! Lovely photo.

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If you think back a year or two there was talk about one of Jeremy Corbyn's interests being manhole covers and the like. And it was about that time that I went out photographing some for myself. I got some very funny looks! And in the end decided not to use them.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #966 on: July 25, 2018, 10:40:40 AM »
It's a beautiful late Summer's day at Wrenton in a more innocent time when there were NO potholes, public utility repairs, and general detritus. As it has not rained there are no puddles. However, the omission of manhole covers and road drains, when both are available, in metal, in 2mm Scale is more puzzling.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #967 on: July 25, 2018, 11:31:05 AM »
...the omission of manhole covers and road drains, when both are available, in metal, in 2mm Scale is more puzzling.

I thought about using those, but not until I'd installed the scenic modules on the layout. I experimented trying to cut into a little mock-up 'road' made as on the layout and couldn't get a neat enough result to satisfy me. And it would have been much harder leaning across a couple of feet of layout. So I decided it was better to do without rather than risk causing damage. Lesson learned if I build another layout - think about these things right at the start of the build. No one has mentioned the lack of telegraph poles along the road - take a look at Finchingfield on Google street view - not a pole in sight! Come to think of it, there aren't many drains or manhole covers, either.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #968 on: July 26, 2018, 12:19:27 PM »
Huge congrats to Roger and Wrenton on their excellent 10 page article in the NGS Journal 4/18 :claphappy:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #969 on: July 26, 2018, 12:41:08 PM »
Seconded!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #970 on: July 26, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »
Well deserved Roger, It is a thing of beauty.

Regards,

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #971 on: July 26, 2018, 04:11:49 PM »
It wont be  long before the three 'big' mags will be beating a path to your door. :NGF: :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #972 on: July 26, 2018, 05:17:35 PM »
Very well deserved. It is an amazing layout and deserves the very widest of audiences.


Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #973 on: July 26, 2018, 05:30:01 PM »
seconded

it would win the railway modeller cup in my opinion, look forward to seeing it in the flesh at an exhibition and just thinking we all appreciate your creative talents roger

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #974 on: July 26, 2018, 06:25:34 PM »
Very well deserved. It is an amazing layout and deserves the very widest of audiences.

Ditto!

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