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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1440 on: February 09, 2019, 09:22:07 PM »
That looks like a Liverpool Train.

Yes indeed! It makes a photogenic model, I think. My locos do have to appear fairly often as I only have fifteen to choose from. Hope it doesn't get boring seeing the same ones popping up repeatedly in the photos!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1441 on: February 09, 2019, 09:29:56 PM »
No, NEVER boring, Roger!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1442 on: February 10, 2019, 06:42:29 AM »
Keep the photos comng Roger
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1443 on: February 10, 2019, 09:23:43 AM »
Always a delight and an inspiration.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1444 on: February 10, 2019, 05:50:30 PM »
Thanks for the comments! I'll see if I can find some more photos of Wrenton, but now for something completely different...

Seeing Kevin's and Laurence's weeping willow trees for Windmill Hill and Marton Hinmarche made me want to have a go at making one myself. It's not easy!

Some scrap multi-strand cable provided the trunk and branches. After twisting and soldering to form the basic structure I coated the trunk and main branches with latex. Three applications hid most of the twists in the wire. This left the main branches fairly bendable so that I could form the final shape of the tree after applying the foliage. I originally thought I'd use 1mm static grass for the leaves but the complexity of the tree seemed to rule out that idea, not to mention the fact that I don't have any of a suitable colour. Instead I used some Gaugemaster light green foliage. To fix it I coated each strand of wire with static grass glue - I guess PVA would work just as well - and then pinched the foliage on between my fingers. I worked over the tree a second time applying more foliage where needed. I then sprayed the whole thing with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement. It didn't look much like a weeping willow at this stage.



After the Scenic Cement had dried I bent the branches into shape. Photos of the real thing suggest that there could be rather more hanging branches and the foliage could be more thinly appied but some samples are fairly similar to my version - I hope! Here are two views of the model.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1445 on: February 10, 2019, 06:12:20 PM »
Looks great!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1446 on: February 10, 2019, 08:23:37 PM »
Looks great Roger. :thumbsup:

The problem I had with mine was the foliage, even though it was the finest, looks too thick to me.

I think it could be that the tree is not very tall. It is only about 3.5 cm tall.... If the hanging branches were longer, maybe the proportions would make mine appear thinner, but the foam on yours looks great  :D

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Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1447 on: February 10, 2019, 08:52:29 PM »
Kevin - I forgot to say how tall my tree is - about 10cm. I imagine that the hanging branches are about the same thickness as yours but, as you say, the extra length makes them appear thinner.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1448 on: February 11, 2019, 06:49:31 AM »
I like the spread of branches on your tree.  I must have another go at some time.  That's some impressive willow at 50ft tall!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1449 on: February 11, 2019, 10:42:58 AM »
I like the spread of branches on your tree.  I must have another go at some time.  That's some impressive willow at 50ft tall!

Thanks Laurence. I checked online and in books and they seem to reach 65'-70' so I thought 50' was a reasonable height to aim for. Not sure I want to try to make another one for a while, though!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1450 on: February 11, 2019, 09:27:37 PM »
I got the lights and camera out this afternoon and in two hours managed to take just three images! Haven't had time to process all three yet, but here's the first shot of 61321.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1451 on: February 11, 2019, 09:35:53 PM »
Roger, I got my camera out last night and managed to strain my back!  :D My pictures weren't worth processing, but I posted them anyway.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1452 on: February 11, 2019, 10:09:23 PM »
Roger, I got my camera out last night and managed to strain my back!  :D My pictures weren't worth processing, but I posted them anyway.

Leon

You're making good progress, Leon. I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks when you've made more progress on the scenics.

I managed to hit my head on one of my lights last time I was taking photos. Definitely a case of expletive deleted!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1453 on: February 13, 2019, 08:59:36 PM »
The second photo taken on Monday - a higher angle view of the same train that appeared in the first. As usual, lots of exposures focus stacked. My ailing computer often complains when asked to handle the heavy processing done by Photoshop when aligning the images!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1454 on: February 14, 2019, 09:58:02 PM »
I've just processed the last of the three pics from Monday. Same loco, different train. Nice view behind.


 

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