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Author Topic: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived  (Read 2386 times)

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2018, 08:41:30 AM »
A great first scratch build, and thanks for the memory of Watendlath. :thumbsup:

It seems it’s nearly always raining when I go there, as for the Bealman’s, but as a friend once said when describing the peace and tranquility of the place, “Watendlath blith thith playth ith”.

Hmmnn.... perhaps better said than written.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 08:55:05 AM by daffy, Reason: Correction of memory! »
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2018, 03:10:53 AM »
Wow! From a random photograph too!

I'll add Mrs. Bealman to the bridge when it goes down on the layout. Mine is wide enough for a farm truck and a spectator!

Thanks all.  :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2018, 06:04:24 AM »
A little bit of a hiatus while mulling over the hillside farm topography at the other end of the layout across the (to be determined) river and waiting for some supplies from the nice folk at Osborn's.

In the meantime, some newly-done scenic stuff at the bottom of the hill and leading up to the road entrance to the goods yard. Still raw, but on the right track, I think.

The three-way junction at the bottom of the hill looking up to the back of the goods yard and the level crossing beyond:



The DMU service starting to cross the bridge in the background, now with a proper brick-and-concrete support rather than defying gravity and perching precariously over the river bed:



Plenty more weathering and defect-camouflage to come. It's a four-day weekend here in the USA, so I might get a little time to progress at least to the river bank and start to build the bones of the hillside farm above the tunnel. Woo hoo!

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
The backscene looks just like my 'Hills and Valleys'.
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2018, 08:37:36 AM »
 :pmsign:
The backscene looks just like my 'Hills and Valleys'.

Maybe your layout is in fact set in the next Valley?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2018, 09:53:48 AM »
That's looking really good, Steve.
(I, too, have the Hills & Valleys backscene on my 'Bletchford' layout)

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2018, 09:56:27 AM »
You’ve blended that backscene into the foreground really well.
Lovely photographs.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #97 on: December 01, 2018, 06:51:00 AM »
Plenty of raw scenery to take care of, but I tried out the Woodland Scenics "Realistic Water" for my river and thought it came out rather well. This is the seventh layer of the stuff, it takes 24 hours per to cure, but I wanted to build up slowly. Very certainly not finished, but I thought I'd share progress to date







I'm calling this "Mrs. Bealman Bridge" in honor of the Lakeland original with a  photo of Mrs. B in situ, but now it's in place, it looks way too large, so I think I'll be making Mk II shortly. This one, satisfying to make though it was, is way too tall and wide. I even made a sign "Unsuitable for Motor Vehicles" to excuse my ineptitude. Version 2.0 will have a much shallower rise and a narrower roadbed. The canoeists will still be able to shoot the river under it though.



Now to fill in the scenery that I was too impatient to attend to while I made the riverwalk and added the weekenders enjoying the fishing and the view.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #98 on: December 01, 2018, 06:54:22 AM »
The water in the first picture looks really impressive! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2018, 07:09:38 AM »
Yes, the water looks good! A great scene generally.  :thumbsup:

Mrs B will be very honoured!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #100 on: December 01, 2018, 07:39:01 AM »
Excellent river.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #101 on: December 01, 2018, 02:04:59 PM »
You should be well pleased with that, Steve. I know I would be. :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2018, 06:22:44 PM »
Bealman Bridge MkII positioned and dry-fitted. Wide enough for a tractor, but not wide enough for the Missus at the same time, much like the original. A packhorse would fit quite comfortably though, which is kind of the point of a packhorse bridge!



You don't need crampons to climb it either.





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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #103 on: December 03, 2018, 11:42:23 PM »
A big improvement indeed. Looks great!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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