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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 31680 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #570 on: June 30, 2018, 02:04:05 PM »
The visitors from the Perthshire RPS are aboard their chartered BR WR 14xx plus BR / Hawksworth autocoach and ready to depart from Cant Cove for Tregonning.



[The coloured wires connected to the DCC chip need to be painted matt black. The buffers have yet to be painted silver so will match Martin's models.]
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #571 on: July 01, 2018, 02:34:27 PM »
Thank you for the picture Chris.
Hopefully pictures will emerge of the visit later
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #572 on: July 01, 2018, 06:11:15 PM »
Thank you for the picture Chris.
Hopefully pictures will emerge of the visit later

Thanks, Martin, looking forward to that.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #573 on: July 01, 2018, 08:08:49 PM »
The visitors from the Perthshire RPS have arrived at Tregonning creamery.
The train will shortly work forward then reverse  into the creamery sidings.


A few minutes later the little 14xx tank has gingerly propelled the autocoach into the reception siding from where the visitors can alight onto the loading dock to begin their tour.


The MD of the creamery has arrived in his rather smart sporty model car to personally guide the visitors on their tour.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #574 on: July 01, 2018, 08:14:35 PM »
Excellent, Martin. Two fine photos. with your excellent creamery.

The vintage white car is a nice addition.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #575 on: July 02, 2018, 07:56:29 AM »

The MD of the creamery has arrived in his rather smart sporty model car to personally guide the visitors on their tour.


Is the car being topped up with cream using the red pipe? :no:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #576 on: July 02, 2018, 08:23:16 AM »
Of course. Thatís why the car is cream!
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #577 on: July 02, 2018, 05:30:40 PM »
Now then.....about this AA box?
Iíve been fiddling about with it for a while now.
I think the position is ok (it does need something there  I think).
Nothing is glued down yet hence  the small gap underneath the box which Iíll fill in.
Iíve added an AA man of sorts taking a break sitting on the fence, i think Iíll give him a newspaper to read.
I note that I need to vacuum up some loose static grass sticking to the rock at the roadside.
Does it look ok? Iíve included a wider view showing the box at normal viewing size (with Tregonning House in the background)




What about the chap with his gun and dog? Does he look ok?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #578 on: July 02, 2018, 05:45:04 PM »
Looks fine to me. And, not sure if I have mentioned this before, the Gorse bushes look very realistic.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #579 on: July 02, 2018, 05:54:02 PM »
Hi Martin,

The first thing I'd do is to change the AA logo on the box to the earlier one:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2668267

You'll have to resize the logo, of course, and print it in colour on gloss (photographic) paper. (You could add it to the sidecar, too.)

Then add a shaped 'concrete' base, painted mid-grey under the 'phone box to keep it level. Maybe with some grass around the base?

You might want to repaint the actual phone box:
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-old-fashioned-aa-phone-box-brancaster-staithe-north-norfolk-england-8328139.html

The AA man looks, fine. (I believe I have the same metal kit, somewhere.)

The hunter and his gun dog also look fine. Are they from Tregonning House?

The 14xx plus BR / Hawksworth autocoach are booked to return to Cant Cove with a tail load of a BR 12-TON INSULATED BOX VAN PLANKED SIDES WHITE 'Not To Be Used For Fish Traffic' [I'll ask Brian to make a transfer] full of Cornish Clotted Cream in churns. I hope that the train will not have any / too many reversals en route?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #580 on: July 02, 2018, 06:00:32 PM »
Hi Martin  :wave:

Doesn't that static grass get everywhere... I seem to spend more time hoovering it up than laying it, then when all looks neat, a photo shows it up  :doh:

I must admit I am not sure about the AA box on a bend on a rather steep looking hill, but I love the figure resting on the fence. That looks so right  :thumbsup:

As it is a hill, perhaps you could have a couple of cyclists who are a bit worn out, leaning their bikes on the fence and resting like the AA man. Maybe having one stroking one of the cows who has wandered over to see them.

Another idea, perhaps too much though, is having a car crashed into the fence, with a flashing light police car and copper in attendance.

Love the hunter and his dog.  :D  The first time I had pheasant it was shot (poached  :-[ ) by a friend of mine on our local MP's estate !

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #581 on: July 02, 2018, 07:06:00 PM »
Thanks Danny
Thanks Chris. Yes, I had thought about the AA logo and yes, maybe Iíll add it to the side ar as well.
The hunter could well be from Tregonning House.
And Thank you Kevin.  I value your input tremendously so Iíll think about the AA box. Iíve taken a leaf from your book by loosely placing things (I use tacky wax) for a few days before permanently fixing them down and finishing things off. I can then live with it for a while and make up my mind.
Sorry, but I I donít want to go down the crashed car route!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #582 on: July 02, 2018, 07:26:06 PM »
It's such an excellent layout that having the correct AA logo is well worth the trouble, I think, Martin.

I also agree that it would be too much to have a car crashed into the fence, with a flashing light police car and copper in attendance.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #583 on: July 02, 2018, 07:28:34 PM »
Positioning of AA box, AA man/sidecar and hunter look fine to me, Martin, but I agree with CiP about the logo

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #584 on: July 03, 2018, 09:12:00 AM »
Thank you for these splendid photographs, Martin.

I agree with Chris about the AA box and the older logo.  I can't recall when the logo changed, probably earlier than I think - maybe about 1967.

With regard to the gentleman and his gun, if you wish to be really accurate (or is it simply my pedantry reaching new levels of annoyance?) I think the gun ought to be broken.  Within the context of your lovely modelled scene, it's likely to be a shotgun.  The chap looks like he is 'on the move' and there are members of the public around, both overwhelming reasons for having the gun broken.

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