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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 31661 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #615 on: July 15, 2018, 12:00:01 PM »
Up with the lark here. We did two hours work at the allotment by 10.15. Picked everything for our evening meal, potatoes, runner/broad/french beans, a few carrots and some purple kale plus gooseberries for a crumble.
On returning, I thought Iíd run a dmu around Tregonning. . Track needs a good clean but it isnít too bad I think.
I am at the stage where I donít want to overdo it but still need some tidying up (especially where chimney pots are concerned). I also need a few more small trees and vegetation around the edges.
https://youtu.be/JBxd-wfXX84
Anyway, hope it doesnít look too messy.
Sorry about the rather abrupt end. I accidentally knelt on the power seitch on the floor and switched everything off a bit too early and didnít want to redo the video.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #616 on: July 15, 2018, 12:08:56 PM »
Did you not pick a lamb to go with the potatoes etc.?  ;D The layout is looking really good and I do think that there is very little needed now.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #617 on: July 15, 2018, 12:13:18 PM »
Hi Martin,

Always great inspiration. Must do more on mine, I'm getting slower and slower.

Hope you've caught, killed and plucked a chicken to go with that lot too. You'll be competing with Laurence as to who can shame me more in the laziness of my life department soon.

Great stuff as usual.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #618 on: July 15, 2018, 12:15:13 PM »
Too much delay from me Dannyboy,

Pigs anyone?


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #619 on: July 15, 2018, 12:23:36 PM »
Iím afraid we donít have a smallholding.
Itís pork from Morrisonís.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #620 on: July 15, 2018, 12:32:36 PM »
Thanks for the video, Martin. That DMU very nearly touches the rock faces on the curves but, of course, does not. Very well done.

The 'compound' at the end of the station platform does look very crowded and difficult to access in the photo. Similarly, the area in front of the goods shed looks a bit 'too busy'. Definitely a case, I think, of 'less is more'?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #621 on: July 15, 2018, 02:35:18 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking good Martin, so much detail to see well done
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #622 on: July 15, 2018, 08:45:56 PM »
A great video.  I think you've made a very good case for small layouts. :doh:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #623 on: July 16, 2018, 07:15:54 AM »
Very good Martin, top modelling.

Looking forward to seeing the start of the next layout.... :D

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #624 on: July 16, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
A great video.  I think you've made a very good case for small layouts. :doh:
:laughabovepost:  Yes, Tregonning and Windmill Hill have, for me, redefined the possibilities for small layouts.

Very good Martin, top modelling.
Seconded!  The film was fascinating as it shows how the whole delightful scene fits together.  The creamery was an inspired idea as the size of the buildings allows the trains to disappear off-stage without the more usual tunnel.

The plastic finish to the top of the backscene is very tidy.

Finally; 'TCL' - 'Tregonning Creamery Limited'?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #625 on: July 16, 2018, 10:06:05 AM »
 :thankyousign:thank you for the comments everyone.
Chris,
Iíll maybe visit the compound area and have a think about it.
John
Yes, I did indeed position the creamery deliberately to shield trains thereby acting as a scenic break.
And yes, well spotted. TCL it should be. I had noticed the mistake before but I have absolutely no idea how I got as far as typing it, resizing it, printing it, cutting it out and sticking it in place without realising the mistake. I do need to correct it though  :doh:
Yes, the plastic too to the backscene was inspired by Kevin. Itíll look better when Iíve tidied the corners properly.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #626 on: July 16, 2018, 10:43:16 AM »
Thank you, Martin. I would consider removing most of the items in the compound which would not be of use to trackworkers and just leaving piles of sleepers and oil drums; maybe, some blast piles, a wheelbarrow, spades). Then, in my opinion, it would not be so crowded and look more realistic. (I can't see items of commercial value for customers being stored at such a location. Similarly, items next to the goods shed and by the railway line would not be stored there but in the goods shed or on the loading bay for collection.)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #627 on: July 20, 2018, 05:31:36 PM »
Iíve been up country for a day or so and passing Cranmore I popped into East Somerset Models whete I purchased a pair of cyclists(Langley Models).
This has spurred me on to repaint my AA box into early 1960s livery.
Iíve also printed the old style logo for fitting to the box (if I can see it).
The cyclists will make up a scene as suggested by Kevin (Phoenix).
Watch this space.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #628 on: July 20, 2018, 07:17:48 PM »
That's excellent news, Martin. I look forward to seeing them all in place.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #629 on: July 20, 2018, 07:58:07 PM »
So.... not finished. I need to touch up the AA box but wanted to put things in place to see what it looks like.
Everything is just tacky waxed into place at the moment.


I think this looks better. The cyclist is taking a well earned break have pedalled up the hill.
A bit of tinkering needed but seems ok to me.
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