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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2020, 10:02:07 PM »
It works fine for me. David. Thank you for posting

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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2020, 07:31:55 PM »
Slow progress over the last couple of weeks due to family commitments and the fact I had an issue with the traverser which meant I had to do a new one. The issue was I had made it just wide enough for three tracks if one of the outside tracks went over the frame. As I was putting a screw in to adjust the hight of the rails it went into the framing and the pressure forced the MDF top up and it split. Rats.  :censored:
I have now made another one that is wide enough to take the three tracks without going over the framing. Just waiting for the glue on the first track to dry to see if it is working.
Meanwhile I have done some scenic work Fixing down some Metcalf cobbles and putting some details and people on the station.




On the platform I have used lineside fencing and the gates from the Ratio coal Staiths kit as I am using (mostly) what I have to hand







The Tarmac has been cut to size but is not fixed down hence the raised joins etc. Also I have noticed that the platform shelter looks like the corners are bright white but they are coloured grey in real life.
I did order some crates and sacks etc from PD marsh so the next job after sticking down the tarmac and getting trains running over the traverser will be detailing. I have some Metcalf brick sheets for walling and some lineside fencing and Telegraph poles from Peco so it should start to come together soon.
All for now
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 07:34:08 PM by Biggy, Reason: Spelling and mistakes »
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2020, 07:36:22 PM »
Platforms look realistic and the cobbles effect is pleasing

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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2020, 05:22:19 AM »
Also I have noticed that the platform shelter looks like the corners are bright white but they are coloured grey in real life.
That's looking really good. It's odd about the edges and corners in the Metcalfe (and Scalescenes) buildings which seem to jump out white at you in a photograph, even though they are all colored or weathered so when you look at them you don't see any of that.

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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2020, 07:58:29 AM »
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That's looking really good. It's odd about the edges and corners in the Metcalfe (and Scalescenes) buildings which seem to jump out white at you in a photograph, even though they are all colored or weathered so when you look at them you don't see any of that.

Yes pictures can be very unforgiving. I think in this case due to the flash being needed.  Looks OK in real life.

Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Chevithorn
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2020, 08:27:37 AM »
Good progress.  Thank you for these interesting photographs.

Best wishes.

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'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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