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Author Topic: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall  (Read 1763 times)

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Offline AlexanderJesse

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 10:54:55 PM »
Hello!

@Alexander: I believe we've met, sir! Servus in die Schweiz! I suppose the missus knows of T gauge? :hmmm:

Well... somebody said that Stummi's that people here might like your layout   :NGF:
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 08:03:41 PM »
Hello!

The footbridge at St Erth Station



The footbridge at Rose-an-Grouse ;)





Greets
Christoph


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 08:39:50 PM »
Very nice indeed.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2019, 10:11:25 PM »
I'm starting to think we have another top gun modeller hwre, Christoph!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 06:41:40 PM »
Welcome aboard Christoph! :wave: Thanks for sharing some lovely modelling with us. I particularly like your platforms. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks, you're welcome! The platforms are by Metcalfe. The printed walling looked a bit dull and sterile for my taste, so I doubled it up with some Vollmer plastic stone sheets which I painted with some grime, rust and lichen. I dabbed the slabs on the asphalt using a stencil. It's been quite a lengthy process but it came out alright :)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 08:41:25 PM »
2230: A (still incomplete) test train led by Colas 37 421 is leaving an almost deserted station. 



Good night
Christoph

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 08:44:14 PM »
Great photo Christolph, very atmospheric.   :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 08:52:54 AM by Caz »

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 10:11:28 PM »
Yes, very atmospheric. The reflection of the lights on the shiny rails is very prototypical.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2019, 03:51:22 PM »
Great photo Christolph, very atmospheric.   :thumbsup:


Yes, very atmospheric. The reflection of the lights on the shiny rails is very prototypical.  :thumbsup:


Thanks! I can't wait to take some pics of the completed layout with trees an everything. :beers:

Here's a small section where I tried to make a dry stone wall which blends into the terrain. No grass yet... :sorrysign:



The walls are from Javis Scenics, They're made of some sort of resin and won't bend into shape. So I broke them into small pieces of 2-3 cm and glued them on the plaster with wood glue. At the moment, I'm doing a larger part of dry stone wall right at the edge of the backscene to hide the end of the (real) landscape. I figured that I needed something to separate the hill from the background - and the wall works just fine. Plus: I love the look of the dry stone walls although they really scared me when I had to drive the brand-new rented car on those ungodly narrow roads once. It's a miracle that we returned the car undented and with both mirrors still intact :D

I'll be back soon with more pictures.

Cheers
Christoph
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2019, 04:01:37 PM »
Hi Christoph.
I do hope you donít mind my making a little suggestion.
Dry stone walls in Cornwall are often termed ďCornish hedgesĒ because the walls are covered with vegetation. Iíve done this a bit on my little Wadebridge layout :
2B6FD57B-F733-4693-AE2B-202BA35176FE by martin scane, on Flickr
Frequently the walls are completely covered in vegetation so donít be afraid to add plenty of greenery. Iíll try to find an on line link which demonstrates the effect better.
Regards
Martin
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2019, 04:03:33 PM »
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 04:15:25 PM »
Hi Christoph.
I do hope you donít mind my making a little suggestion. [...]

Not at all, Martin! Your walls look fantastic (as does the rest! :thumbsup:) and are quite what I had in mind. I'll add some broom etc. later when everything's in place and looks alright. I'm still not yet satisfied with the colour.

Thanks for the link. Oh yes, I remember... :scowl: Honestly, I'll try to leave some of the stones visible! ;)

Best regards
Christoph

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »
Yes, that photo brings back similar memories to Christoph's!

Covering the wall in greenery may well be prototypical, but it seems a shame..... may as well just have made a hedge without that nice stone wall beneath!  :(
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2019, 09:33:48 PM »
You could leave off the greenery on some part... Declaring thatit was an incident that destroyed the wall, so it had to be rebuilt in that place

And yes: the last fotos are absolutely great
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2019, 02:11:59 PM »
You could leave off the greenery on some part... Declaring thatit was an incident that destroyed the wall, so it had to be rebuilt in that place

And yes: the last fotos are absolutely great


Thanks! I'm not going to cover them entirely in vegetation, never fear ;)


@all:
Maybe I'll build one of those ridiculously narrow roads and for that I need some advice from you. :helpneededsign:

Does this mockup look right to you? A bay for the oncoming traffic going uphill... (btw: what do you call these?)



Or should it be the other way round? (Cooper is going downhill)



Cheers
Christoph
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 02:14:07 PM by LowerQuadrant »

 

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