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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2019, 05:09:25 PM »
Today (after 2-3 hours at the allotment this morning) Iíve made a start on the pub area which will surround the join between the two boxes.
C3E1655D-7BC4-4DCC-970A-6B4B2D6CDF6C by martin scane, on Flickr
Essentially, the idea is thst itís an old pub constructed in the 1850s from the remains of an old barn, thatís the tall bit on the right.
In 1960 a flat roofed extension was added (as a restaurant)  overlooking the river. The bits are only propped in place at the monent as I need to add details such as lintels etc and two window boxes. The pub, which Iím calling The Withered Bough (reference to the LSWR lines into Cornwall) will also have a back door entrance on the other side so that railway staff, coming off duty, can pop in for a quick pint before going home.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 05:17:09 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2019, 06:19:41 PM »
That's jolly clever, Martin.  I had wondered how you would deal with the join between the boxes.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #92 on: February 07, 2019, 04:32:21 PM »
This afternoon, Iíve been fiddling about with the pub. Itís not finished but is getting there I believe but  I have some more detailing to do and I  think Iíll tone down the  white windows. Iím reasonably happy with the flower boxes, the one in front of the door is deliberate as I realised the door was too close to the river bank. SoÖ..The pub no longer use that door.
The roof at the top needs finishing as do the wall joins where thereís a gap  but Iíve run out of time today and thatís it for a few days now as we have guests arriving tomorrow.
721F77EE-FEE5-40E7-B019-331CD6DCBAF3 by martin scane, on Flickr
By the way, Iíve also added the first layer of yacht varnish in the river and added some weeds.
Another 5-6 coats of varnish should make it look ok hopefully.

Hereís the pub from the loco shed side
01270F0F-2A3F-4F5F-A525-77596513BA39 by martin scane, on Flickr
Iíll continue the bush (on the pub wall) along the back wall by the buffers a bit and need to ďgroundĒ the hut.
Notice the door into the pub Ė for use by railway employees only - . Public Bar only when coming off duty please.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #93 on: February 07, 2019, 10:32:19 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Looking  ingeniously superb, thanks for the updates Martin.
        regards Derek.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2019, 07:14:25 AM »
 :thankyousign: inspirational
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2019, 07:52:57 AM »
Ingenious Martin, I didn't see that one coming, looks superb

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2019, 12:56:01 AM »
Canny that one.  ;)
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2019, 10:29:16 AM »
Great job, Martin, and full of the detailing we've come to expect from you. I do hope there is a strict speed restriction on shed along with warnings about whistles and smoke generation!

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2019, 10:43:41 AM »
Wot they all said  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2019, 11:57:52 AM »
Great job, Martin, and full of the detailing we've come to expect from you. I do hope there is a strict speed restriction on shed along with warnings about whistles and smoke generation!
Only when my grand daughter isnít in control of the trans!
When she is itís a good job the locomotives have good brakes  :D
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2019, 12:13:36 PM »
Just popped over to Kernow MRC to buy some Plastruct girder sections which will enable me to construct the railway bridge over the river.
Whilst there I bought a pack of the Ratio Steel Trestles which I can cut down and alter a little to make the loco hoist for Wadebridge Yard. I wasnít really happy with the hoist that Iíd previously made out of an old P & D Mrarsh gantry kit.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2019, 04:42:19 PM »
Iíve been busy painting the girders for the bridge and the hoist but nothing to show yet.
Iíve also added three or four more coats of yacht varnish to the river which is now starting to look ok and attaining some realistic depth.
Thatís all in between watching the cricket!
Anyway, Iíve also been adding the detail in box 1 and taking a leaf from Kevinís (Phoenix) book re adding figures in realistic positions. That means choosing the right figure for any given position.
Iím fairly happy with old Bob and Winston (the horse) looking over the gate waiting for a train to pass:
ACE3B61C-0F97-4020-ADE9-84A962962DF0 by martin scane, on Flickr
Iím not so sure about the second horse though?
I am happy with the colouring of the corrugated sheets on the coaling stage but I do need to sort that red top to the black barrel. Itís surprising what close up photos show which I canít see with the naked eye.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 04:43:44 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #102 on: February 12, 2019, 08:57:01 PM »
Great photos again. How about the second horse a bit nearer to Old Bob, or out of the picture altogether to focus more on Bob and Winston.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #103 on: February 13, 2019, 03:21:13 PM »
Great photos again. How about the second horse a bit nearer to Old Bob, or out of the picture altogether to focus more on Bob and Winston.
Hi Brian. I think you are correct.
Horse 2 has to go!
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #104 on: February 13, 2019, 03:31:31 PM »
Great photos again. How about the second horse a bit nearer to Old Bob, or out of the picture altogether to focus more on Bob and Winston.
Hi Brian. I think you are correct.
Horse 2 has to go!

Please no.  Horses like company.  Why not move Bob to the nearside of the gate and have the two lovely horses on the other side?  Many's the time I've leant on a gate and had a chat with the horses/ponies/donkeys on the other side.
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