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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29767 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2018, 03:47:10 PM »
I think your rock face has turned out superbly. Excellently painted. :beers:

I agree, excellent work; reminds me, though, that I really need to do more work on my rockfaces. The static grass looks excellent, too. I will order my static grass 'kit' in May ready for use in June. Coming along very well indeed.

Have you tried running a 2-6-2T around the track in addition to running an 0-6-0PT?
Yes, my old black WR prarie is fine as are all my UM locos (4-4-0 and 0-6-0). Plus my Hymek and Bubble Car are no problem.
Iíll post another video once Iíve completed a bit more scenery.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2018, 08:25:05 PM »
Weíve been busy today with grocery shopping then taking delivery of a load of manure at the allotment.
On returning home, we found that our two tortoises have woken from 12 weeks hibernation (no doubt roused by the sudden increase in temperature today). Ideally they should really have slept for another two weeks but heyho.  So.....that meant that we had to get them organised in their Spring time home in the conservatory prior to going outdoors in May or June (depending on the weather).
Anyway, this evening, Iíve shaped the remaining foam hill sections and given them a light coating of tile grouting. Hopefully that will dry overnight,
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2018, 08:39:49 PM »
I didnít know tortoises needing grouting. One does learn a lot on this forum ;)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2018, 08:41:23 PM »
I like the rock faces very much. I have some cork bark which is very thick and curved and difficult to work.
We've had some warmer weather the last few days and my wife is thinking about putting me out for a while! She says I'll be allowed in at nights. :worried:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2018, 08:54:57 PM »
I didnít know tortoises needing grouting. One does learn a lot on this forum ;)
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #140 on: February 17, 2018, 07:36:42 AM »
I didnít know tortoises needing grouting. One does learn a lot on this forum ;)
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I guess heís trying to lighten up the ďjointsĒ in the shells  :D

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #141 on: February 17, 2018, 07:51:46 AM »
I guess heís trying to lighten up the ďjointsĒ in the shells  :D
I did wonder about the aroma.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #142 on: February 17, 2018, 04:04:24 PM »
Huge problem here today.
The tortoises are still very sleepy.  Iíve painted one to look like a rockface by mistake  :no:  :D
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #143 on: February 17, 2018, 04:08:00 PM »
So you can now film with the train standing still and the scenery moving past in the background :thumbsup:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #144 on: February 17, 2018, 04:14:52 PM »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #145 on: February 17, 2018, 09:54:16 PM »
Are you sure it's the tortoises that are sleepy? :no:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #146 on: February 19, 2018, 05:42:41 PM »
Some progress made over the last few days. Iím at the stage of having lots of waiting between shaping, sticking, painting and grassing but Iím taking my time as I think this section is a crucial part of the scene.
Anyway, the main upland area now in place but not finally fixed yet. Iíd be interested in thoughts.


And a more distant view to give a perspective

The area  bottom left will  be a field (probably with cattle). The bark will be a rocky outcrop.
The tree wonít be there. Itís just my very first attemt at making a tree from a grape stalk. Still considering how it looks at the moment.
Now. Another picture :

I have this Metcalfe station building spare and Iíd like to use it. Obviously Iíd add to the platform and add another platform across the track (with footbridge access). The station is VERY grand for a country station but Iím thinking the GWR could have planned to make Tregonning into something special (a scheme which never developed). Any thoughts?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #147 on: February 19, 2018, 06:15:55 PM »
Nice, your left corner with the train squeezing through the rocks.

The station is VERY grand for a country station but Iím thinking the GWR could have planned to make Tregonning into something special (a scheme which never developed). Any thoughts?

Maybe the "town" (or the landowner?) have teamed up with GWR and have included some administrative location into the station building, that's why it had to be built bigger than what would be expected. Plus plans to develop some areas close by to become a regional center?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #148 on: February 19, 2018, 08:05:43 PM »
Thanks for the latest update, Martin. Very good photos. I think the scenery in the first two photos. is already looking very good. The cliff face and grass look highly realistic.

The station building is indeed very grand for a minor branchline in Cornwall. However, if the branchline was, originally, promoted by a local landowner plus local businesses, and was connected with the building of a nearby grand country hotel, the "Tregonning Castle", to bring money into the area, the station platform would have had to be suitably grand for the upper-class guests arriving for some shootin' and fishin'. The hotel could be a small low-relief building on the skyline or completely 'off-scene'.

Depending on whether the hotel continued to prosper into the 1960s, a through carriage (ideally a BCK) could be attached to the branch train which was then conveyed to/from Paddington on a mainline express from the junction.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #149 on: February 19, 2018, 08:26:26 PM »
This is coming along very nicely Martin, I'll have to look at this a bit closer...

 

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