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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29724 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #390 on: April 30, 2018, 06:31:51 PM »
Hi, going slightly off topic, is that a westfalia conversion on your Bay.
Regards,
Ken.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #391 on: April 30, 2018, 07:09:32 PM »
Hi, going slightly off topic, is that a westfalia conversion on your Bay.
Regards,
Ken.
Hi Ken
Yes, it is indeed a Westy.
We decided to keep the van in as near ďoriginalĒ condition as possible as originals are becoming rarer. No internal modifications and no lowering etc.
It is a 1700cc version though.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #392 on: April 30, 2018, 08:12:26 PM »
Hi Martin, thanks for that, it looks really nice.  Were you by any chance in the outer Hebrides last July.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #393 on: April 30, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
Hi Martin, thanks for that, it looks really nice.  Were you by any chance in the outer Hebrides last July.
Regards Ken.
No. Would have been nice but we were here in Cornwall in July.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #394 on: April 30, 2018, 08:31:32 PM »
Thought it was a bit of a long shot, back on topic, I am really liking this layout, it's given me some motivation to crack on with a small layout for my grandson.
Regards, Ken.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #395 on: May 01, 2018, 04:17:38 PM »
A bit late, but I think the mock up of the level crossing looks fine and I'm sure you will do it justice if you go with it.  Poole High Street is on a sharp curve, although this is in a predominantly pedestrianised area.  A right mare of a cctv crossing to operate as red flashing lights and yodels sounding appear to mean "go, go, go" to the natives!  Saturdays are bad and Saturdays leading up to Christmas, well that is just mad...

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #396 on: May 01, 2018, 06:14:41 PM »
Itís been horrible here this afternoon - wet and windy so Iíve managed some 4 hours on Tregonning.
Starting off with the job I Ďve been putting off. Namely adding ridge tiles and 28 chimney pots to the Metcalfe buildings.
Iíve also been putting in the road for the level crossing (more to do) and Iíve been fiddling with an old brass cricket pavillion which Iím going to use as a scout hut requiring much renovation.
So....this is how the layout looks now

And hereís the right side of the layout where there is still much to do

The level crossing will be top left where you can see the gates propped up. The derelict scout hut is just to the left of the gates.
The area top left where the tree is will be a field.
And as you can see Iíve done no detailing yet around the goods shed.
Oh and Iíve added a small gatekeeperís hut (in front of the bus) at the entrance to the creamery.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #397 on: May 01, 2018, 07:23:20 PM »
 :hellosign:. Many thanks Martin for the excellent photos, so much to admire, superb modelling   :thumbsup:
     regards Derek

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #398 on: May 01, 2018, 10:35:44 PM »
It just gets better.  :thumbsup:  Are you going to put a backdrop on the rear wall of the case? How about when it's finished putting a full sized photo of the layout on the inside of the case top? I think it would set the whole layout off very well.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #399 on: May 02, 2018, 08:11:38 PM »
It just gets better.  :thumbsup:  Are you going to put a backdrop on the rear wall of the case? How about when it's finished putting a full sized photo of the layout on the inside of the case top? I think it would set the whole layout off very well.
Thanks Brian. Iíve been thinking about that lid and your idea is a possibility.
I was also thinking of a map of Cornwall railways including the fictional ones on this forum plus a brief history of Tregonning. Iíll give it careful thought.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #400 on: May 02, 2018, 08:16:23 PM »
Iíve been playing around with Jack Tonkinís allotment garden at the rear of his rather tumbledown cottage next to the railway line.

Itís not finished. Especially the bean poles which were incredibly fiddly to make out of bristles from an old broom.
Iím undecided about it - perhaps a bit more tweeking ?
Jack is deciding what to tackle next ?
I suggest sweeping up the road !

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #401 on: May 02, 2018, 08:17:46 PM »
I think a map of Cornwalls railways, incorporating Tregonning, would finish the case off brilliantly.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #402 on: May 02, 2018, 08:33:10 PM »
I think a map of Cornwalls railways, incorporating Tregonning, would finish the case off brilliantly.  :thumbsup:

Agreed. However, the inner part of the lid nearest to the hinges I'd paint sky blue. I will do that with the lid for Cant Cove as this will greatly improve the shots showing the background.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #403 on: May 02, 2018, 08:35:53 PM »
Iíve been playing around with Jack Tonkinís allotment garden at the rear of his rather tumbledown cottage next to the railway line.

Itís not finished. Especially the bean poles which were incredibly fiddly to make out of bristles from an old broom.
Iím undecided about it - perhaps a bit more tweeking ?
Jack is deciding what to tackle next ?
I suggest sweeping up the road !


It's looking tickety-boo, Martin.  The red van (?) poking its nose out from the old stables' entrance to 'The Railway Inn' is a super touch.

John

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #404 on: May 02, 2018, 09:31:52 PM »
The allotment looks great. In fact everything looks great.
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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