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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1125 on: September 20, 2018, 08:32:37 AM »
Ouch... when you put it like that it makes you really consider the true value of these items 😱
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1126 on: September 20, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
So a bit over four hours in total.

Oh dear - the doc has already advised me not to buy any unripe bananas :worried:
Looks like I need to employ a younger apprentice...........................very quickly!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1127 on: September 20, 2018, 11:29:44 AM »
Letís say a minimum of £20 per hour, thatís £80, plus materials, plus profit, so we are talking around £100 per tree 🌳 ( and with no contribution to overheads).  :hmmm:

It would be interesting to know how many (Chinese) person-hours go into our model locomotives. Not to mention all the time spent researching, pattern making and so on. Perhaps we shouldn't complain too much about the prices we have to pay these days!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1128 on: September 20, 2018, 11:01:52 PM »
I took a look through my diary to try to estimate how long it took to build Wrenton's church. The actual construction was spread over seven weeks but there were about ten days before then when I was working on drawings and making paper mock-ups. A conservative estimate of the total time taken is 125 hours. I leave you to do the maths!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1129 on: September 21, 2018, 06:29:24 AM »
At £20.00 per hour that's £2,500.  I hope you've got it insured!  :D
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1130 on: September 21, 2018, 08:27:08 AM »
No real surprises when you consider the amazing quality of the work on Wrenton.

I think we'd all be amazed if we costed up the time we spend on our layouts. I'm not even going to think about that bit!

Please keep posting your pictures and updates, Roger. An incentive and inspiration to many of us here.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1131 on: September 21, 2018, 08:33:06 AM »
Most definitely.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1132 on: September 21, 2018, 10:53:34 PM »
At £20.00 per hour that's £2,500.  I hope you've got it insured!  :D

The vicar's getting some quotes!

Please keep posting your pictures and updates, Roger. An incentive and inspiration to many of us here.

Thanks Dave. I'm working on an idea for some new photos.

In the meantime here's another tree.



A tree with a difference, as can be seen by rotating it 180 degrees.



Like many of Wrenton's trees, it's a low-relief one.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1133 on: September 21, 2018, 11:12:07 PM »
What a fantastic idea!!

Do you know, in all my years in this hobby, I've never thought of that! You do indeed learn something every day!

Thanks ever so much, Roger!  :beers:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1134 on: September 21, 2018, 11:53:37 PM »
What a fantastic idea!!

Do you know, in all my years in this hobby, I've never thought of that! You do indeed learn something every day!

Thanks ever so much, Roger!  :beers:

There are some ultra low-relief trees at the southern end of the layout!



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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1135 on: September 24, 2018, 11:50:11 AM »
A slightly different view of my favourite and much photographed corner of the village. As usual the photographer managed to catch Bert and Betsy on their regular ride around the village. The camera was resting on the track in the goods yard.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1136 on: September 24, 2018, 12:28:22 PM »
Hi Roger,
Fairly new to the forum, and just come across Wrenton... wow, just erm, wow!  I am lost for words looking at your images, and those trees are amazingly realistic! Absolutely fantastic.

You've mentioned about the time it takes, well it very worthwhile - if its not a trade secret, could you do some pictures when you 'grow' your next tree as to the different stages and what you do? I'd love to learn that skill.  And trees to a layout are like wagons to a yard, something of a must!

All the best
Richard

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1137 on: September 24, 2018, 12:37:24 PM »
could you do some pictures when you 'grow' your next tree as to the different stages and what you do? I'd love to learn that skill.  And trees to a layout are like wagons to a yard, something of a must

Thanks Richard. I did photograph the main stages of 'growing' a tree - they're back on page 71 of this thread. Hopefully enough information there, but ask if you want more! I mentioned that I did batches of trees when building Wrenton and I'm currently doing the same. Six trees twisted and soldered so far...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1138 on: September 24, 2018, 12:53:07 PM »
could you do some pictures when you 'grow' your next tree as to the different stages and what you do? I'd love to learn that skill.  And trees to a layout are like wagons to a yard, something of a must

Thanks Richard. I did photograph the main stages of 'growing' a tree - they're back on page 71 of this thread. Hopefully enough information there, but ask if you want more! I mentioned that I did batches of trees when building Wrenton and I'm currently doing the same. Six trees twisted and soldered so far...

Sorry Roger, I got back to Page 73, with a marker to go back further when I had time!!  I'll go and have a look later on today.

Richard

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1139 on: September 25, 2018, 04:34:44 PM »
A slightly different view of my favourite and much photographed corner of the village. As usual the photographer managed to catch Bert and Betsy on their regular ride around the village. The camera was resting on the track in the goods yard.



one of my favourite views of this layout, truly Pendonesque and a level of modelling to which I can only aspire to.

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