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Author Topic: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins  (Read 5933 times)

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #135 on: August 13, 2019, 03:46:52 PM »
richard is indeed based at settle :


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i would have used a little grey and sparse on the black. remember steam sheds were filthy yet interesting places

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2019, 12:18:18 AM »
Back to the subject of ballast and colours - I found this blog and colour photos quite interesting, let me know what you think: http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13426

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #137 on: August 21, 2019, 02:06:16 AM »
Interesting link. However, to me at least, it reinforces the fact that ballast really is quite fine in the scale of things.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #138 on: August 21, 2019, 02:00:18 PM »
Especially in N. And of such annoyance it is best to be avoided at all costs  :D

Interesting link. However, to me at least, it reinforces the fact that ballast really is quite fine in the scale of things.  :thumbsup:

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #139 on: August 21, 2019, 02:26:46 PM »
darren

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Back to the subject of ballast and colours - I found this blog and colour photos quite interesting, let me know what you think: http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13426

sure good reference material on the typical shades of ballast
and useful , thanks for finding this link

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #140 on: August 21, 2019, 07:03:36 PM »
Cheers. I'm not actually convinced by the blending, so it's good to get a second opinion. In another section I have just gone for a straight cutover and then used a black paint wash to achieve the blend. Unsure of the better choice at the moment. More trial is required.

As others have said, real life track should guide us. Having been out for a trip along our local (single track, wooden sleepered, fishplated) branch line today, I can confirm that none of the ballast measured more than 4 inches in any dimension. This obviously translates into <0.5mm in N gauge. Personally I mix some beach sand in with 'fine' limestone ballast. It fills in the gaps, giving a more even overall look, eg:



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Making a Hole Whole
« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2019, 12:29:51 PM »
So as you will have noticed there has been a big gaping hole in the backdrop of my layout where the trains go through to the fiddleyard. Not exactly scenically pleasant on the eye. There were a couple of obvious choices - surround it with foliage and have trains disappear into the undergrowth; or, a bridge. I gave the latter a crack. The main reason being that I already planned a road along the back and the hole bissected its path.

A new technique this time around, air dried clay. I cut out the shape of my humpback bridge in foam and then rolled a piece of clay to lay on top (with my bespoke glass rolling pin). Once every thing was dry, a bit of brick facing and contrasting card and it does the job. Could be a whole lot better, certainly not protypical of anything I have ever seen, and I will give it another go sometime down the line, but for the time being the hole is gone and the roadworks have progressed to finish the back route between Langwith and Bolsover. The local Council couldn't be more pleased.






Lots of edges and detail yet to come. I really do need to start fixing some of these things into place and commit.  :D

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« Reply #142 on: September 15, 2019, 01:42:01 PM »
There was a little triangle of dirt sitting between the Langwith wye, so I thought it was a good chance to get a feel for what the layout could look like if I started vegetating.



Of course poor old Reg Dakin's Garage is still precariously perched without footings or forecourt, and the trees still look somewhat artificial with their giant plastic boots; but, all in good time.

You can also see the start of the slag heap at t'pit in the background.



I love the way the bushes and grass frame the ballast. Really starts to come alive, even though there is still so far to go.

 

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