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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1365 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:28 PM »
Nice shot of a nice loco. :thumbsup:

Bit dirtier than the one in my avatar!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1366 on: January 14, 2019, 08:21:06 PM »
I don't think I've photographed my Class 24 since its first appearance back in those warm, sunny days of last summer when it was new. Well, the trees still have their foliage in Wrenton!


Well, we have working points, working signals, working lights..........trees that shed their leaves. There’s a challenge for someone.
Sorry - lovely photo by the way.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1367 on: January 14, 2019, 10:20:53 PM »
Well, we have working points, working signals, working lights..........trees that shed their leaves. There’s a challenge for someone.

The leaves would have to change colour before falling, of course. And not fall on the track...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1368 on: January 15, 2019, 09:19:22 PM »
I had another look at yesterday's photo and as with other recent shots I decided to try a monochrome version. It's also a tighter crop and I used fewer layers of the focus stack - just enough to keep the signal fairly sharp.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1369 on: January 15, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
Looks good!   :thumbsup:

I just noticed you've removed the coupling from the front and added the detail parts!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1370 on: January 17, 2019, 09:17:37 PM »
I've made a start on another building for the (still only possible but veering towards the probable) new project. This building isn't based on one at Crowcombe Heathfield but is instead a version of the signalmens' cottages at Badminton as drawn in Adrian Vaughan's book Great Western Architecture. The printed stonework is the same as I used on the main station building built back in November which is, in turn, taken from photos of the real building. Windows are made with my usual method. The net curtains are all taken from photos of real windows. I'm anticipating that the building will sit on a slight incline, rising front to back. Next job will be to add a plinth after which I can make a temporary base for the model to sit in.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1371 on: January 18, 2019, 05:46:38 PM »
What a fantastic layout - the buildings are simply stunning!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1372 on: January 19, 2019, 08:45:17 PM »
Not much progress on the new building today (bad headache) so here's a newish photo of the area around the small village green. I posted a photo of the rather unloved cottage with the removal van outside back on Christmas Day but that was taken during construction of the layout. This pic shows its surroundings and that the van is now as mucky as the cottage. The signpost points to Buckingham and Borchester!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1373 on: January 19, 2019, 09:23:42 PM »
Buckingham and Borchester! Now you're talking! A nice touch.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1374 on: January 19, 2019, 11:12:42 PM »
Buckingham and Borchester! Now you're talking! A nice touch.  :thumbsup:

Hope the younger generation get the references!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1375 on: January 19, 2019, 11:36:02 PM »
Probably not, but it's pleasing that both classic layouts have been preserved.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1376 on: January 20, 2019, 09:57:42 AM »
Not :no: ;)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1377 on: January 20, 2019, 10:56:19 AM »
 :greatpicturessign:
Another wonderful photo of your incredible layout. I love the way it conveys a feeling of every-day life and rural tranquility.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

All best,
Michael (who doesn't get the reference :-[

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1378 on: January 20, 2019, 12:06:47 PM »
:greatpicturessign:
Another wonderful photo of your incredible layout. I love the way it conveys a feeling of every-day life and rural tranquility.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

All best,
Michael (who doesn't get the reference :-[)

Thanks Michael.

Borchester and Buckingham are layouts which will have inspired many of my generation. I believe Frank Dyer built a couple of versions of Borchester. The original was always a favourite at exhibitions and I remember seeing it at Central Hall Westminster in, I guess, the 1950s. Its successor is preserved. Buckingham was built by the Rev Peter Denny and, like Borchester, often featured in magazines. I think there are a couple of books by Peter, too. It can also be found on RMWeb.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1379 on: January 20, 2019, 05:30:07 PM »
Thanks, Roger, for explaining.
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