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Author Topic: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)  (Read 11930 times)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2018, 09:07:51 PM »
Nice work Stu, love the allotments, save me some veg  ;)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #226 on: April 14, 2018, 07:50:30 AM »
Great modelling Stu,  :thankyousign:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #227 on: April 14, 2018, 08:06:20 AM »
I have just been going through some of the photos and I absolutely love this layout.  Everything on it looks just natural and "right", just like it has been modelled from photos of the real thing. I look forward to seeing more developments.
Richard

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #228 on: April 14, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »
As ever - excellent.
One of my favourite layouts.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2018, 09:57:34 AM »
Great work.  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #230 on: April 15, 2018, 10:56:38 PM »
Thanks all for the kind comments! Some more jobs done, road & streetlamps in place for the row of terrace houses. Also made a couple of trailers, one box trailer & a farm trailer. I butchered an old Dornaplas Thornycroft lorry kit I had in the scrap box & used some plasticard to make these. Hopefully they will look the part after painting.












Cheers, Stu
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 10:57:41 PM by mk1gtstu »
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #231 on: April 16, 2018, 08:01:47 AM »
Thanks for the latest update, Stu. The row of terrace houses looks superb and I'm not a big fan of printed cardboard buildings. The only possible improvement I can see (I can't see if you've added plastic drainpipes and gutters) would be to layer tilepaper strips on the roof for a 3D effect or use plastic tiled roofs. However, if the terrace is at the back of the layout the roofs should look fine.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #232 on: April 16, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »
Thanks for the update, Stu.

I have a mix of RTP and card kits and think some of the newer card offerings come out quite well but not ever built any downloaded and home printed items.

Not cheap but Redutex textured sheets, e.g. for roofing tiles, are really very nice and do add that bit of depth that can be missed on flat printed kits.

More info here: http://co.uk.redutex.com/index.php/textures

Dave G


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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #233 on: April 16, 2018, 06:27:38 PM »
I think that terrace of cottages looks fine.
The only thing that Id alter is to paint in the posts on that fence in the foreground.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #234 on: April 17, 2018, 07:19:38 PM »
Thanks for the latest update, Stu. The row of terrace houses looks superb and I'm not a big fan of printed cardboard buildings. The only possible improvement I can see (I can't see if you've added plastic drainpipes and gutters) would be to layer tilepaper strips on the roof for a 3D effect or use plastic tiled roofs. However, if the terrace is at the back of the layout the roofs should look fine.

Thank you, the row of houses is a scalecenes card/paper kit modified to suit, they have downpipes & guttering made of card & paper which is part of the kit. The slate roofs have been applied in strips which does give a slight 3d effect but not easy to see in the photos.

Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #235 on: April 17, 2018, 07:46:44 PM »
I have been doing a few more scenic bits & pieces, also connecting up all the building, streetlamp & signalling wiring. Decided to take a break from all that & run a few trains. Here are a few short videos for those that are interested....

https://youtu.be/7HhJ8wPzyDA
https://youtu.be/OT1hG_5ed9k
https://youtu.be/BbBSNS21_jA
https://youtu.be/32WLe6pmp1s
https://youtu.be/nRJMg1dkrJU
https://youtu.be/Gc_MzvvMDWA


Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #236 on: April 17, 2018, 08:02:11 PM »
Lastly for now a few photos...













Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #237 on: April 17, 2018, 08:03:48 PM »
Excellent. I love the trees at the end of the viaduct.
Really nice work.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #238 on: April 17, 2018, 09:33:41 PM »
Thanks for the vids and pics, Stu.
You can't beat running a few trains. It's just good therapy :)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #239 on: June 17, 2018, 09:35:44 PM »
Hi all, about time for an update I think.
Haven't touched the layout for well over a month or so until this weekend due to lack of time, most of the backscene wiring for lights & signals & detailing stuff I did a while back, most of it finished off now, just bits & pieces to do on the layout itself as time allows. Decided to have a running session the last couple of evenings & had a play around with the DLSR camera so I'll share a few photos for those that are interested.











Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

 

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