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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #330 on: November 26, 2019, 09:03:12 AM »
Super photographs, thank you, Pete.

Best wishes.

John
'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'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1930s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #331 on: November 26, 2019, 09:10:13 AM »
Awesome.  :thumbsup: :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #332 on: November 27, 2019, 04:17:58 AM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
  Looking good Pete
    regards Derek
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« Reply #333 on: November 27, 2019, 06:51:20 AM »
Particurly impressive cliff face behind the pullmans. How did you achueve that effect please ? Y

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #334 on: November 27, 2019, 08:41:46 AM »
Super photographs, thank you, Pete.

Best wishes.

John

Seconded.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #335 on: November 27, 2019, 10:35:45 AM »
Particurly impressive cliff face behind the pullmans. How did you achueve that effect please ? Y
Thank you. There is a description back on page 3 and 4 of this thread but the photos aren't showing atm: maybe an IT faff because I am using a computer at work.  Anyway, here is a bit of a story board













Ply framework supporting WS Shapersheet and plaster rock castings from WS molds built on the work bench then fitted when 90% complete. Lots of different paints and techniques, WS scatter, Noch static grass and WS foliage.
Kind regards
Pete
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #336 on: November 27, 2019, 10:39:14 AM »
Thank you pete. Very reminiscent of dawlish, teignmouth and parsons rock. Stunning

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« Reply #337 on: November 27, 2019, 12:46:54 PM »
Thank you pete. Very reminiscent of dawlish, teignmouth and parsons rock. Stunning
Thank you :)
The whole layout is based on real locations as were (or could have been) with a healthy dose of modeler's licence.
Here is my take on Dawlish tunnel



Anyway, the plan in the July was to crack on with the Brixham boards next, but having had time to reflect I have decided that the next thing to be tackled will be the 12 foot Cornish line between the Bridge and Redruth tunnel where the tracks disappear behind the back scene and run back to Churston.  That will be the fastest way to get trains running properly again and help keep the building momentum going (plus give more locations for photos).
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #338 on: November 27, 2019, 01:03:52 PM »
Have you seen the brixhsm layout ? Kevin cartwright. Google it brixham bay n gauge.awesome slideshow by uckfieldmrc.co.uk
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« Reply #339 on: November 27, 2019, 06:51:44 PM »
Unfortunately not, only in the magazines.  Did see Kingswear at the last Helston show though: very inspiring

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #340 on: November 27, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
Looking forward to the Redruth bit Pete.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #341 on: November 27, 2019, 07:05:41 PM »
Looking forward to the Redruth bit Pete.

I hope I haven't misled you too much with my naming ........... that corner bit will have short platforms with Carn Brea station building, the engine house I showed you the other week (from Troon), the ruined compressor house from the road junction at Tincroft Road near the rail bridge/traffic lights and the tunnel mouth (in the up direction) from Redruth.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #342 on: December 18, 2019, 05:34:01 PM »
New (rule 1) loco addition to TB rolling stock.
Evening Star exiting Parsons Tunnel on route to Sharkham Wagon Works for running in and DCC chip fitting.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #343 on: December 21, 2019, 08:56:36 PM »
Well, that is an unexpected addition, Pete. "Evening Star" needs some TLC judging by her work-stained appearance and missing nameplates? BR Standard 9Fs did see occasional use on Paddington to Plymouth passenger duties. However, I think they were banned west of Plymouth? Plymouth (Laira), had 8 allocated at various times between May 1959 and October 1960: 92208, 92209, 92221, 92222, 92223, 92224, 92225, and 92249.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #344 on: December 23, 2019, 10:53:42 PM »
I seem to have developed a liking for BR standards so here is another surprise Chris  :D ...........

Britannia 70006 "Robert Burns" exiting Parsons Tunnel heading up (down!! ;D) a short express to Plymouth North Road


Sound decoder for the 9F in-bound


 

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