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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1800 on: June 11, 2019, 10:32:52 AM »
I have to say that Wrenton reminds me of an N gauge Pendon.  Simply stunning.

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« Reply #1801 on: June 11, 2019, 06:45:14 PM »
I see in the Times that the pond at Finchingfield has accidentally been drained. Can we expect a similar scenic amendment to Wrenton?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1802 on: June 11, 2019, 07:24:54 PM »
I have to say that Wrenton reminds me of an N gauge Pendon.  Simply stunning.

This was also my impression on reading the 4/18 NGS Journal article (I hadn't been on the forum for ages, and still haven't checked out many of the layout build threads)! One of the most inspirational N gauge layouts I've seen in terms of the "beyond the railway fence" scenery, and the railway itself is also beautifully modelled, as are the trains running on it! I was also impressed by Roger's later article on scratchbuilding point rodding - this is something I'd never attempt myself in N scale.
My Dad was also very interested to read the NGS layout article, though he's not much into small-scale indoor model railways - he visited Finchingfield on holiday many years ago and recognised some of the buildings.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1803 on: June 11, 2019, 09:41:35 PM »
I see in the Times that the pond at Finchingfield has accidentally been drained. Can we expect a similar scenic amendment to Wrenton?

I hadn't seen that story. Various photos online show a rather sorry looking scene. I would have loved to include the pond on the layout but sadly there just wasn't room for it. Just as well, perhaps!

I have to say that Wrenton reminds me of an N gauge Pendon.  Simply stunning.
This was also my impression on reading the 4/18 NGS Journal article ...

Thank you both for the kind words.

How about another cottage? This is a much later model, in fact it's the one that featured in Railway Modeller recently. Again the new lens allows an angle I haven't previously achieved.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1804 on: June 12, 2019, 10:24:02 PM »
One more house for you. This is, I think, the last large building I made for Wrenton. I'd refined my method of making the windows by now, but like most of the other buildings the frames and curtains are printed and placed behind the glazing. I don't think I could paint the black and white frames seen here if they were etched! The net curtains are no longer just plain grey but are photos of real nets. They're still made transparent, though, so that the long curtains can be seen behind them. I've also added some drop-shadow to make it look as though the frames are casting shadows onto the curtains.


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« Reply #1805 on: June 13, 2019, 01:16:32 AM »
Thank you for the tutorial
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« Reply #1806 on: June 13, 2019, 02:47:17 AM »
Shadows on the curtains?

Now that IS superdetailing!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1807 on: June 13, 2019, 07:44:52 AM »
Thank you for these lovely photos. Simply superb scenic modelling.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1808 on: June 14, 2019, 10:37:12 PM »
The BR 5MT again, shining in glorious sunshine.



And talking of the sun, I couldn't resist this evening's sunset.


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« Reply #1809 on: June 14, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
Thats one beautiful sunset roger and one lovely loco. Id settle for the sun
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1810 on: June 15, 2019, 11:12:28 AM »
I do love the BR Lined Green BR Standards. I'm very glad that yours is still in ex-works condition. Another great photo., as is that glorious sunset.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1811 on: June 15, 2019, 12:34:10 PM »
Wow, it is hard to believe that the buildings in these photos are models - let alone N gauge models.

A Master Craftsman at work.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1812 on: June 16, 2019, 06:25:49 PM »
Spot the difference...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1813 on: June 16, 2019, 06:43:37 PM »
thanks roger

 beautiful detailing and scenics as ever
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1814 on: June 16, 2019, 07:01:32 PM »
thanks roger

 beautiful detailing and scenics as ever

Seconded! It's well worth removing the internal side supports for plastic loads from the Peco wagons. I used a sharp craft knife, then a metal file. After cleaning out the interior I then repainted the interior.

 

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