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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #765 on: July 04, 2020, 10:50:26 AM »
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Looking proper Pennine Chris, splendid modelling.
   regards Derek.
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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #766 on: July 04, 2020, 01:06:13 PM »
Thanks everyone including Derek, Delboy and Mick comments much appreciated, maybe I am doing something write.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2020, 01:11:06 PM by lil chris »
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #767 on: July 04, 2020, 02:16:32 PM »
You definitely are doing things correctly Chris.
Itís looking really good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #768 on: July 04, 2020, 02:28:00 PM »
Impressive ballasting with the brown shades realistic on the tracks leading from the tunnel over the viaduct chris

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« Reply #769 on: July 04, 2020, 03:26:56 PM »
Thanks Chris, the shades on the ballast was accidental, I gave the track another coat of sleeper grime after ballasting, and I have just added more ballast after to fill any gaps. Ballasting the viaduct has been problematic, after pulling the old track up it was not even.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #770 on: July 04, 2020, 03:29:36 PM »
It looks realistic though to me

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #771 on: July 04, 2020, 10:19:26 PM »
Hi everyone, I have been sorting the track again tonight, it is important to finish it has soon as. First I have worked on the track join from the viaduct, I had put a mix of ballast magic right upto the track join, but of course it needs to be free so I placed a piece of plastic in the track join then sprayed the ballast with water. To be sure I have also used a eye dropper with a mix of pva and water and a drop of washing up liquid and gone over the joint with that too, I also went over any troublesome spots on the viaduct and at the end.

I also have two new additions to my stock thanks to a friend on here, you know who you are. One of the coaches is "E"region which will go with a few others I also have. I have a few "E" region coaches so I can make up a train passing through to Blackpool from Yorkshire, I just need a Mk1 break/second/ coach eastern region to make up a full train. I also have a couple of "W" region coaches but I think I will just disguise the numbers on those with some appropiate dirt.



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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #772 on: July 05, 2020, 10:45:51 AM »
To be sure I have also used a eye dropper with a mix of pva and water

I just need a Mk1 break/second/ coach eastern region to make up a full train.

Have you suddenly gone Irish, Chris? :confused1:

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #773 on: Yesterday at 11:07:33 PM »
I have not done a lot yesterday, I was busy with a computer problem. I like playing computer games, I have played some for years I find it keeps my reaction times up to the mark. Anyway I saw a game I like going cheap on Steam so I bought it for about £12. I was into the game with having played about six hours and the sound packed in, can I get it working again......
Anyway re the railway, tonight I have tidied up around the track ballasting making sure there is no loose ballast. I then planted a few small trees and shrubs on the hill, then I made a start on painting the Pine trees. I had some difficulty getting the colour right, I started to paint them and soon realised they looked a bit pink. I had used burnt umber but it was well too brown so added white then I added some gray still not right so added some black, that looks better. I will try dry brushing some lighter colour down the trunks tomorrow, I have plenty of pics of pine trees to compare too. One thing I noticed from my pics they have a lot of branches low down the trunk with no foliage so I have cut some of the branches to suit on the Woodland Scenics pine trees along with twisting them a bit and trimming the plastic too. Hopefully tomorrow I can make a start on making a forrest, so pics to follow.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 11:23:14 PM by lil chris »
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

 

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