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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2019, 05:28:12 AM »
like the cameo scenes - simplistic and realistic   !!

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2019, 06:44:33 AM »
A typical row of highland cottages.  Well done! :beers:
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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2019, 11:50:10 AM »
Is the cottage ruin a scratchbuild?


Just to satisfy your curiosity, the bothy is a simple construction made from dense polystyrene, the kind of thing you used to get on the back of frozen pizzas before our moral guardians decided it was bad for polar bears and other loveable fluffy creatures. This was then sprayed with grey car bumper paint from Halfords in the hope that there would be some sort of reaction. There was and some melting occurred, which I think gives it a derelict and basically knackered appearance. Add to this a few bits of wood - a former coffee stirrer from Maccy D's (other coffee stirrers are available, not advertising at all), a few old pallets and some greenery and there you have it. One derelict bothy.



Edit:
I've just realised now that I've sourced my very own herd of deer for 'startling by train' purposes, there is another crucial element missing from this layout and anyone who's ever visited Scotland for any length of time will immediately know what I'm getting at here.....


Is it possible to buy or make a swarm of bloody annoying psychotic malevolent :censored: N gauge Highland midges?

Purely for experimental authenticity's sake you understand ;)

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2019, 12:47:44 PM »
and as if by magic, here are my 'startled by train' deer, fresh off the postie van.




I don't know about the deer but a bloody great Deltic is enough to startle anyone.
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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2019, 12:52:19 PM »
Are you sure it wasn't the anti-aircraft gun that scared them? ;)

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2019, 01:32:18 PM »
Looking good and thanks for the update

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2019, 12:43:08 AM »
So today I've been looking at the layout trying to think of what it is that's not quite right. Then it struck me. Half a dozen houses and a pub doesn't justify a station so I built some more but where to put them? The layout is pretty much filled so I decided to do away with the main road into Macduff. I never liked the idea of it running next to the beach so I've removed it and replaced it with a dirt track that now has five new 'old' cottages on it. The Macduff road now goes up the hill past the station. I still need to work on the junction near the pub but that's for another day.





I'm awaiting delivery of some horse ridey type figures and motor byclists to complete the illusion that this is now just a track. Hopfully that will be some time this week.

I've also been toying with the idea of putting a beached fishing boat where the broken swing is, something like this:


Thoughts? Opinions?

(Apologies for the crappy picture quality, not up to my usual standard at all. My phone had this wild idea about not wanting to be a phone any more so these are from a cheapy replacement I'm having to use until I get a new one and I haven't worked out the camera settings properly yet)
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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2019, 04:46:26 AM »
LOOKS GOOD

maybe me.... the join line on the backscene very visible

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2019, 08:05:02 AM »
This is a looking very good indeed.
Can I ask what the vehicle is thatís sitting on the turntable? I canít make it out from the photographs.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2019, 09:31:07 AM »
Can I ask what the vehicle is thatís sitting on the turntable?


It's an American built rotary snow plough purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad and operated by the owners of the Inverduff Distillery in order to keep essential supplies moving through the harsh Scottish winters.

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2019, 11:17:18 AM »
Always a worthwhile exercise reviewing what's on the layout - I do it all the time!

The cottages look good and as you say, a horse rider or two and a few bikes will help set the atmosphere.

Nice idea about a beached fishing boat.

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #71 on: June 10, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
For what itís worth I think that the boat will look better than the swing. :thumbsup:

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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2019, 04:32:12 PM »
Can I ask what the vehicle is thatís sitting on the turntable?


It's an American built rotary snow plough purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad and operated by the owners of the Inverduff Distillery in order to keep essential supplies moving through the harsh Scottish winters.



Well there you go. Thanks for clarifying that.
Supplies from Inverduff must never be delayed.
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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2019, 01:37:44 PM »
This morning's labours have involved a lighter (I think it's called that) from HMS Victory, some plasticard and a bit of paint.



The Silver Dollar. Named after the scene in the movie Local Hero which was filmed in Pennan just along the coast from Inverduff, where the fisherman is painting a new name on his boat in anticipation of oodles of American cash.


"There's two L's in dollar...."  "Aye and there's two G's in Bugger Off!" Classic line.
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Re: A trip to North East Scotland in N
« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2019, 03:33:04 PM »
Looking very good, I bet it has inspired a few to think of a similar theme .

 

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