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Re: Coniston
« Reply #345 on: June 13, 2019, 08:57:48 AM »
Looking good

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #346 on: June 13, 2019, 11:40:33 AM »
Looking good
  :hellosign:  Seconded
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #347 on: June 13, 2019, 12:53:48 PM »
All that remains is to find and fix in place something suitable to hide the gap where the "gravel" surface doesn't quite meet where the wall curves down at the start of the platform slope.

Sit the station cat there?  :)

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #348 on: June 13, 2019, 12:56:49 PM »
Beautiful modelling! Perhaps we can persuade you to come down to NGSE2020 next Spring and exhibit if a suitable B&B can be found? I would love to see it live!

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #349 on: June 13, 2019, 01:44:53 PM »
Would agree with darren there. Chris

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #350 on: June 13, 2019, 02:16:35 PM »
Exceptional gardening modelling there.  Nice work.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #351 on: June 13, 2019, 04:41:50 PM »
All that remains is to find and fix in place something suitable to hide the gap where the "gravel" surface doesn't quite meet where the wall curves down at the start of the platform slope.

Sit the station cat there?  :)

Like it - of all the things I had so far considered, that was not one  :)

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #352 on: June 13, 2019, 04:42:54 PM »
Exceptional gardening modelling there.  Nice work.

Cheers - it was persisting down this morning so there was no way I was going to do any work in my real garden ;-)

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #353 on: June 13, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
Beautiful modelling! Perhaps we can persuade you to come down to NGSE2020 next Spring and exhibit if a suitable B&B can be found? I would love to see it live!
Would agree with darren there. Chris

What's that creaking sound I can hear? Argh, it's the gates of doom opening to try and drag me in.

I'll give it some thought but no promises at this point - still a heck of a lot of work to be done. By when would you need to know?


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Re: Coniston
« Reply #354 on: June 13, 2019, 05:09:02 PM »
Hi chris to answer you. As for exhibiting, dates re purley next year, darren's idea not mine. Jon snitchthe budgie and tank organise. I only steward, operate, help carry in out. Look forward to meeting and hearing more of coniston. Chris

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #355 on: June 13, 2019, 08:15:43 PM »
I particularly like the station name picked out in flowers. I believe some Southern stations had their name in white painted stones on a grass cut bank. I'm tempted to try that.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #356 on: June 13, 2019, 10:28:11 PM »
I particularly like the station name picked out in flowers. I believe some Southern stations had their name in white painted stones on a grass cut bank. I'm tempted to try that.

I have a photo of the Coniston garden in BR days and they had the name picked out in what looks like small white stones on some form of background, can't tell what from a monochrome photo though.

I thought doing it in the flowers would be more interesting. That was the Mk2 version, just done on flock glued to the base. The Mk1 was tiny bits of clump foliage for the base layer in the same way as the other flower beds but I couldn't get the lettering to look good on such an uneven surface so scrapped that and went for the Mk2

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #357 on: June 14, 2019, 08:10:26 AM »
I agree flowers are more attractive but also more challenging. Yours looks very good. I remember elaborate floral displays in municipal parks in the 1960s and 1970s, at least.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #358 on: June 14, 2019, 08:52:11 AM »
I agree flowers are more attractive but also more challenging. Yours looks very good. I remember elaborate floral displays in municipal parks in the 1960s and 1970s, at least.
Not sure about more challenging. Iím thinking doing it with flowers would be much easier. Trying to arrange tiny stones to form letters in such a tiny space would be, I think, very difficult.
But.....worth a try Chris.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Coniston
« Reply #359 on: June 14, 2019, 08:55:15 AM »
Personally, I'd leave well alone.  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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