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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29441 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #315 on: April 12, 2018, 08:53:40 PM »
The Ratio gutters and drainpipes are very good and really make a difference. They are 'fiddly' to glue though. Climbing greenery is an excellent idea. I have some on a back wall of Cant Cove's loco. shed (yet to be fitted as I need to dig out the inspection pit area).

Will you, later, replace all or some of the Metcalfe buildings with your own ones like the characterful Cornish street in Port Perran?
Yes, Iíll be adding drainpipes etc.  I have no plans to replace the buildings on Tregonning. I always intended it to be a mix of my own (the creamery) and kits. I think, when itís progressed a bit more that the Metcalfe kits will blend in pretty well.  I should finish the cottages tomorrow(apart from detailing) and the  start on the pub and shop kit. Once they are done (and the goods shed) I can finish the road and start to add the little details which will bring it alive (hopefully).
There is a small surprise to come though in due course on the right hand side.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #316 on: April 12, 2018, 09:58:37 PM »
It's amazing the difference that the row of buildings makes to the layout.  It appears to 'tie' everything together in one, believable, scene.

Many thanks for the photograph.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #317 on: April 13, 2018, 08:01:03 AM »
Just caught up with progress after a few days away, looking excellent!

At this rate of progress youíll be needing another case soon  :)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #318 on: April 17, 2018, 05:31:07 PM »
Iíve been away for a few days but back now and have made a bit more progress with Tregonning.
The pub is now added at the end of the row of cottages with a fishmongerís shop beyond that (with the creamery entrance between the two where the lorry is poking out) Iíve also started the Ratiogoods shed - just beyond the prarie tank (no roof yet).

None of the buildings is completed yet, I will weather and detail each in turn as I sit them in the scenery.
The grey card (to the left of the prarie tank) represents the position of a small scratch built cottage with a garden running up towards the goods shed. I still have the road and pavement to construct of course. The trees behind the cottages and pub are not yet in their final positions.
There will be another small cottage beyond the goods shed plus a very small sales shop for the creamery behind the fishmongerís shop. Apart from those buildings thatís ot other than a few lineside huts.
The road will swing left between the pub and shop and up over the main line at the far end of the creamery via an over bridge.
Plenty still to do. The garden areas at the front of the cottages could be challenging.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 05:32:34 PM by port perran »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #319 on: April 17, 2018, 07:12:35 PM »
It's looking splendid, Martin.

And such rapid progress...

Many thanks for the photograph.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #320 on: April 17, 2018, 07:34:57 PM »
Really brilliant stuff Martin,

Have just been staring at it for 10 minutes trying to figure out how it all looks so right. As usual, great inspiration.

Cheers weave (extra pain au chocolat pour toi  ;))

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #321 on: April 18, 2018, 11:29:18 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks Martin, looking really good
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #322 on: April 19, 2018, 08:28:39 PM »
Things went a little awry this evening whilst making up the Ratio goods shed for Tregonning.
I was sitting at my table when this happened!

Luckily no lasting damage to the model or to me.
Not so sure about the chair though. :worried:

« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 08:51:23 PM by Caz, Reason: rotated and resized image »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #323 on: April 19, 2018, 08:47:48 PM »
Is there any connection between this and pain au chocolate? :worried:
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.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2018, 08:51:53 PM »
Is there any connection between this and pain au chocolate? :worried:
Maybe.......perhaps that chair is made for heavier people. It was fine when I was a stone heavier!!!
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #325 on: April 19, 2018, 08:59:11 PM »
Glad you're OK, Martin. I have a pair of kitchen chairs with loose legs. I sit on the better of the two when painting models at the kitchen table. Sooner or later, that will happen to me, too.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #326 on: April 19, 2018, 09:02:32 PM »
Things went a little awry this evening whilst making up the Ratio goods shed for Tregonning.
I was sitting at my table when this happened!
Luckily no lasting damage to the model or to me.
Not so sure about the chair though. :worried:
So you had to leg it!
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #327 on: April 19, 2018, 09:18:56 PM »
No, PP decided to turn the Goods Shed into a Milking Parlour, so ...... he needed a three legged stool. The back comes off tomorrow.  ;D
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #328 on: April 19, 2018, 09:22:13 PM »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #329 on: April 20, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
The weather has been superb for two days so little done on Tregonning.
However, the Ratio goods shed is nearing completion and is seen here in place in the distance


The building near the ďfallenĒ tree with no roof yet is a small stables building. The vivid green mound is awaiting static grass.
I have two buildings to scratch build but I will wait until after tomorrow when Iíll be visiting Helston Model Rail Show. It is just possible that I may see something suitable for sale there.
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