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Offline rogerdB

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1320 on: December 16, 2018, 10:55:23 PM »
Thank you everyone for your messages. I've been battling a heavy cold for over a week now, coughing, sneezing, head feeling as though it's full of cotton wool and I've been croaking like a frog, too. My immune system is somewhat impaired so it always takes time to get over these things.

At the same time I've got abdominal pain, a recurring problem. My GP reckons that it's due to damage caused by chemo or radio therapy both of which I had some 37 years ago. Still, a bit of discomfort is a small price to pay for all those extra years that the treatment has given me.

I did make a start on a new, very small and fiddly building this afternoon so I must be feeling a bit better! I've got a couple of pics of another tiny model based on a new building at Crowcombe Heathfield. I'll post them soon if I decide I'm happy with the model.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1321 on: December 17, 2018, 04:51:54 AM »
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. When you're ready to post the pictures of the new building, I'm sure that it will be well worth waiting for.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1322 on: December 17, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
I'm recovering from a cold myself Roger, get well soon

All the best,

Alex

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1323 on: December 17, 2018, 09:11:20 PM »
get well soon Roger,  always look forward to your updates, yhey are always a great source of inspiration for me
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1324 on: December 17, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
I'm recovering from a cold myself Roger, get well soon
All the best,
Alex

And you too, Alex. Some improvement today - I can talk without croaking! Other symptoms on the mend, apart from the abdomen.

get well soon Roger,  always look forward to your updates, yhey are always a great source of inspiration for me

Thank you Maurits. I'm surprised you need inspiration building that vast masterpiece of yours!


Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. When you're ready to post the pictures of the new building, I'm sure that it will be well worth waiting for.

Well Chris, probably not worth waiting long for, so here they are. I'm still not happy with this little building, but will decide what to do with it - one day... The prototype at Crowcombe Heathfield was built not long ago and the model is just under 30mm long.





Next job is a small shelter which goes on the other platform. It presents a few problems so will probably take much longer than its size suggests. I did try to do some work on it today, but gave up and did some housework instead.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1325 on: December 18, 2018, 06:00:38 AM »
looks lovely, what always surprises me is that you have find a way to scale down buildings so that they donít look to big, thatís one of my little issues. I never know how far of scale I am.

so what;s your trick :)
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1326 on: December 18, 2018, 06:52:27 AM »
Lovely build Roger, hope your recovery continues

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1327 on: December 18, 2018, 03:13:15 PM »
You must be bad if you have to leave modeling to do housework :D
Hope you're back to 100% soon.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1328 on: December 18, 2018, 05:23:13 PM »
I'm still not happy with this little building, but will decide what to do with it - one day... The prototype at Crowcombe Heathfield was built not long ago and the model is just under 30mm long.

Roger, you're the consummate artist! I'd be happy to have all your rejects!  :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1329 on: December 19, 2018, 12:21:35 PM »
You must be bad if you have to leave modeling to do housework :D
Hope you're back to 100% soon.

Thanks Brian. I did more housework yesterday and the washing machine is currently purring away! So the first try at the shelter failed but will come in useful for some experiments. Second try underway. One of the advantages of using the Silhouette Portrait machine is that it doesn't take long to prepare a fresh set of components.

Roger, you're the consummate artist! I'd be happy to have all your rejects!

Ah, but as you can see from the above, I do use the rejects!

looks lovely, what always surprises me is that you have find a way to scale down buildings so that they donít look to big, thatís one of my little issues. I never know how far of scale I am.

I'm lucky with the current projects as I have some official drawings of the buildings to work from. I suspect, though, that they were drawn before the smaller building was erected as they show a different shape of window compared with what was built. The only building on Wrenton of which I had any dimensions was the church but it was just a floor plan. And that had to be scaled down somewhat as it would have taken up too much space at full size. I used Google satellite view and photos to estimate the size of most of the buildings on the layout. Counting bricks on the original didn't work too well as most of the houses are plastered! Normal door height of 6'6" failed too: doors on old buildings are often smaller as, indeed, are bricks. So there was a lot of guesswork required when drawing the elevations.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1330 on: December 21, 2018, 09:58:04 PM »
Mug shots of Wrenton!






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« Reply #1331 on: December 22, 2018, 09:43:04 AM »
Incredible pictures, Roger.

The mugs look like a special offer from Steam World or Steam Days.  Such is the realism of the photographs.  The 'going away' picture  of the 'WD' is amazing Ö and the others are as well!

I hope you are keeping better.

Best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1332 on: December 22, 2018, 09:46:09 AM »
I think the mugs are a marvellous idea.
A new cmmercial venture maybe ?  :D
Such lovely photographs of such a superb layout.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1333 on: December 22, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »
I think the mugs are a marvellous idea.
A new cmmercial venture maybe ?  :D
Such lovely photographs of such a superb layout.
Seconded.  Perhaps you could offer them for sale on the forum.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1334 on: December 22, 2018, 03:21:36 PM »
Not being smart enough to have a smart phone* I keep track of my life on a calendar and have oft thought pics of 'Wrenton' would make a fine calendar :hmmm:

*Not really. I just live in an area where all networks have very poor reception

 

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