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Author Topic: North Derbyshire Raliways  (Read 9084 times)

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Re: In God we trust
« Reply #150 on: January 20, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »
I really need to do something about those horrible plastic boots...

Could you cut them off, then say drill a small hole into the trunk and insert something like a track pin which could be used to anchor them in place?
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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #151 on: January 20, 2020, 02:20:12 PM »
Unless they trunks be hollow :uneasy:

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #152 on: January 20, 2020, 02:22:52 PM »
Yes,  that's the plan ultimately  :)

Weather the trunks and stick them in the ground. The boots simply slip off and leave a little nub that can be pushed into a hole.

I'm just still  shifting bits around to get the right stuff in the right places, so not quite ready to fix them down just yet.

Me whining about things that I have complete control to fix  :D

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #153 on: January 20, 2020, 10:19:03 PM »
Me whining about things that I have complete control to fix  :D
This really made me smile, excellent!

Thereís some lovely looking domestic scenery coming on in the layout, looking great now and will look awesome when weathered (I never have the bottle to do this so everything in my world looks like itís jet washed every day).

Thanks for posting,

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #154 on: February 04, 2020, 02:16:28 PM »
Extending out Stony Houghton farmland away from the church and townsite. Finally got to those pesky tree stumps.




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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #155 on: February 04, 2020, 02:35:58 PM »
And a very bucolic scene it is too. Nice.

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Old MacDonald had a farm
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2020, 12:09:57 PM »
So work continues. Building upon the church and woodland at Stony Houghton I have expanded one of the village houses and accompanying field. Still need to do a bit of work on the foundations of that cottage lest it slips down the hillside. And I'm not sure whether that's corn in the field or some exotic effort. A bugger to place and stand up in either case.




Also, the grey plastic Peco tunnel entrances were starting to bug me, so I have taken a shot at painting them. A few layers of brown, reds, greens and blacks, and they look at lot better - to me at least. Notwithstanding the barren surrounds and gaps between rock and tunnel.



Better then the old alternative at any rate


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Re: Into the Darkness
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2020, 12:29:40 PM »
Also, the grey plastic Peco tunnel entrances were starting to bug me, so I have taken a shot at painting them. A few layers of brown, reds, greens and blacks, and they look at lot better - to me at least. Notwithstanding the barren surrounds and gaps between rock and tunnel.

Done a little bit more on the tunnel entrance. Finished most of the left side with rocks and grass, but still desolate on the right. All in good time. Leading out of the station, with Langwith pit in the distance, and the old BR bus coming down the hill into Shirebrook.


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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2020, 12:47:59 PM »
The tunnel mouth and embankment are looking very convincing.
Nice work.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #159 on: April 04, 2020, 02:45:24 PM »
My interest lie here also but I (being in the US) don't know what you mean by "welly". You did this after dabbing your brush in the pastel dust. Just me trying to learn some foreign terminology. Thanks, Mark

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #160 on: April 04, 2020, 02:54:28 PM »
My interest lie here also but I (being in the US) don't know what you mean by "welly". You did this after dabbing your brush in the pastel dust. Just me trying to learn some foreign terminology. Thanks, Mark
To give it some welly means to turn up the wick or put your foot to the flloor.  In other words, really go for it!  Does that help?
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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #161 on: April 04, 2020, 03:04:39 PM »
Maybe I should add that to the Glossary of Terms in the Knowledge Bank :D
Another definition is "giving it some rice"

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #162 on: April 04, 2020, 03:35:19 PM »
Yes,  sorry,  although I am born and bred in Australia, I am raised Derbyshire by £10 Pom immigrant parents,  so my terms are very much embedded from the old country.

In terms of weathering "welly", just meaning rub quite vigorously, but not so hard as to remove the print.  :D

My interest lie here also but I (being in the US) don't know what you mean by "welly". You did this after dabbing your brush in the pastel dust. Just me trying to learn some foreign terminology. Thanks, Mark

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #163 on: April 04, 2020, 06:06:57 PM »

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways
« Reply #164 on: April 04, 2020, 07:37:54 PM »
OK, now I got it. Thanks, Mark

 

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