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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1065 on: September 01, 2018, 10:14:02 PM »
A bit more arboreal experimentation.



It's supposed to represent a poplar but I think I need to modify my method somewhat to get a more realistic result. This one used the same technique as the previous tree, but with light green turf instead of the burnt grass.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1066 on: September 01, 2018, 11:22:50 PM »
Looks like a poplar to me, Roger!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1067 on: September 01, 2018, 11:26:30 PM »
"A more realistic result?" What isn't realistic about that tree?
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1068 on: September 02, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
Definitely the job, looks superb.   :thumbsup:

When are you taking orders?   ;)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1069 on: September 02, 2018, 11:53:09 AM »
My feeling is that it's a bit too solid and a bit too poplar shaped if that makes sense. The real thing is often rather more 'ragged' looking, with gaps between the branches, and the foliage often reflects the near verticals of the branches more than my model does. I guess I'm getting into rivet counting territory - is leaf counting the equivalent for tree modellers?!

One thing I've learnt making my own trees - the prices charged for hand made ones are not excessive as a single tree will take hours to make.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1070 on: September 02, 2018, 12:03:14 PM »
I agree. Making trees is very time and material intensive.

Regarding your poplars, here's an Aussie anecdote for you.

Forum member Webbo lives in our capital, Canberra.

I drove there last year (though I have done many times).

To get there you have to go through a long road of poplars, on both sides of the road.

Who ever planted those were homesick people, I think!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1071 on: September 02, 2018, 12:13:49 PM »
Well, it's a lovely warm day here on the south coast, not a cloud in the sky, so I'm taking the next poplar into the garden to do a bit more twisting. I did some yesterday and the good light makes seeing the wire much easier than doing it indoors. Forgot to mention that the first tree, like the next one, uses just the old speaker cable so very fine wires.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1072 on: September 02, 2018, 12:17:55 PM »
Wot? Speaker cable?

No music?
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1073 on: September 02, 2018, 01:26:48 PM »
The 'poplar' would make a very good Cypress.  I think a poplar probably needs lighter coloured leaves but, more important, leaves that are quite a lot larger.  The characteristic of all types of poplar is the rustle of the leaves, even when there is only a very slight breeze. 
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1074 on: September 02, 2018, 11:52:12 PM »
Hello Roger,

Congratulations - this is modelling at its finest!

My recollection of poplars stems from gazing out from my bedroom window, when supposedly doing my homework, some 55 years ago and watching next door's poplars. They generally were more pointed than your model. Probably the effect of the near verticals of the branches?


Keep up the good work!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1075 on: September 04, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »
Thanks for all the comments about the trees. I'll keep experimenting - now is a good time, with no pressure to make lots of them. Wrenton has enough to keep the local dogs happy for a while!

I see it's one year today since I registered on the forum and made my first post. So thanks for all the kind words about the layout. I hardly expected this thread to be 72 pages long by now. Here's a new photo to mark the occasion.








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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1076 on: September 04, 2018, 12:05:49 PM »
 Wow, great shot !  :drool:  The light of this picture is amazingly nice. Very good photo thanks, and nice layout of course  ;)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 12:07:11 PM by Bubule »
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1077 on: September 04, 2018, 12:06:10 PM »
Roger, your layout is brilliant. You sound almost apologetic!

If I do make the trip next year, I'll be banging on your door, I promise you.


Just preparing you, like.....
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1078 on: September 04, 2018, 10:31:45 PM »
You sound almost apologetic!

No, just surprised!

If I do make the trip next year, I'll be banging on your door, I promise you.

I'll look forward to that.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1079 on: September 04, 2018, 10:59:47 PM »
Another super photo Roger, doesn't 12 months fly by. I was 70 last week and can not believe its five years since I retired. Your layout looks a lot better than mine, I do not spend enough time on mine but if I did it would still not look has good has yours its a real feast.
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my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

 

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