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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #360 on: March 25, 2020, 11:53:28 AM »
Those curves look just wunnerful (sigh) :drool:
Cant beat some shapely curves  :) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #361 on: March 25, 2020, 11:57:49 AM »
Great to see such good progress, Pete.

Thank you John, but to be fair, looking back at my photos, etc I was probably in a position to start this section last June  :-[
Anyway, cracking on now.  Waiting on the stopper filler to dry so I can sand before airbrushing.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #362 on: March 25, 2020, 07:56:48 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   Thanks for the updates Peter, Redruth tunnel is superb  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #363 on: March 25, 2020, 10:23:07 PM »
Achieved all the aims for today:
1. Rubbed down the undercoat and filled screw heads.
2. Airbrushed the tracks with RailMatch sleeper grime.
3. Glued on the back scenes.
4. Applied the first coat of satin black on the valance.

Early days, but my take on Redruth

And one especially for Newportnobby  :thumbsup: :beers:


Tasks for tomorrow:
1. Make the landscape for the green areas (action WS Shaper Sheet)
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #364 on: March 26, 2020, 08:07:50 AM »
Looking good Pete.
Very pleased that you hve your modelling mojo back.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #365 on: March 26, 2020, 10:35:19 AM »
@Dizz
Newportnobby thanks you :D
Nice to see the curved corners on the backscene, too.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #366 on: March 26, 2020, 11:28:22 AM »
@Dizz
Newportnobby thanks you :D
Nice to see the curved corners on the backscene, too.
Just because you like them so much I will try and get some trains running along those curves this evening to show the effect  :wave:

In a post above Laurence was asking what I use the laser for: well "scoring" the rear side of the 3mm ply corner back boards is another use.  I create a drawing in ACAD with parallel lines the height of the of the board 3mm apart and adjust the laser power so it only cuts about half way through the ply.  That allows it to be easily pushed into the corner a maintain a smooth bend. I did the same for the rear side of the valance ply strips.

Had a re-think on what to do next and I have decided that rather than make the high ground as shown above I will just work forward from the back scene.  So this afternoon will do the area between boards and track. Then ballast the track, make high ground, ballast the main line curves and finally the ground between main line and valance.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #367 on: March 26, 2020, 12:24:11 PM »
Hi Pete,

Just read your thread from the start, absolutely stunning modelling. I came across it when I saw a YouTube video of someone building your Royal Albert Bridge. Do you still make this for other people please?

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #368 on: March 26, 2020, 01:08:01 PM »
I will just work forward from the back scene. 

That is definitely the way to go @Dizz . When I first started Averingcliffe, I started at the left front - big mistake. I had built some small hills using polystyrene covered in plaster bandage. When I started working at the rear, I broke the tops of the hills! Since then, I have done one area at a time, working from the rear forwards - much easier - and safer!  ;)
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #369 on: March 26, 2020, 03:32:05 PM »
Hi Pete,

Just read your thread from the start, absolutely stunning modelling. I came across it when I saw a YouTube video of someone building your Royal Albert Bridge. Do you still make this for other people please?

Cheers, Timmo
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That will be Glen and Torrevale.  Yes I have done 5 or 6 bridges now over the last couple of years. Most have been the single track, double span; one that went to the NE has been made into a road bridge  :D
all the best
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Because I can.....................
« Reply #370 on: March 26, 2020, 03:58:22 PM »
Emerging from Redruth tunnel

Passing Marshall's Shaft

Nice curve 1

Notch 8

Just for Newportnobby...

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #371 on: March 26, 2020, 04:08:13 PM »
Super slinky, Pete. looking really good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #372 on: March 26, 2020, 04:42:49 PM »
Good work Pete.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #373 on: March 26, 2020, 04:54:19 PM »
Super slinky, Pete. looking really good.  :thumbsup:

Seconded!

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #374 on: March 26, 2020, 10:05:27 PM »
Although most of it will be hidden from view I wanted to fill the corner between back and base boards.
There isn't much clearance so I uses a couple lengths of 6mm balsa carved to shape (as I did behind Churston station).  Painted with WS green undercoat and glued in place; pinned overnight whilst it sets.

Way back I used ply formers to support shaper sheet for the cliffs along the sea wall and I will do the same for the high ground on this section.  To start with I need a template so I opened up a cardboard box and cut a rough shape.  First effort was a bit too high as it only needs to be the height of a carriage roof because this bit will have lots of trees as well (just like the hills in the Glyn Valley by Liskeard Trago Mills).

I trimmed 3mm at a time off the top until I got to the right height

Tomorrow I will get some scatter material on the balsa and scan the card template so I can create files to laser cut the former in 4mm ply.

 

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