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Author Topic: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall  (Read 4219 times)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2019, 03:05:22 PM »
I've always known them as 'passing places' and have always given way to traffic heading uphill.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2019, 03:20:19 PM »
What Newportnobby said. Though I notice these days that the convention of giving way to uphill traffic is largely ignored, with downhill traffic using their speed to bully uphill traffic into yielding. :( That's certainly the case in Oxford at least.
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2019, 07:21:12 PM »




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



I have about 3 miles of those types of road to negotiate before I get to anything like a decent width road. It is not so bad in the daylight, but at night ....... it can be fun, (I have only dropped a wheel in the ditch twice in twenty years  :thumbsup:). Your mock up looks okay, we have a few designated 'passing places', but it is mostly farm entrances where we pass each other.
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
Hi there,

right now I'm doing the final plaster work which is quite time-consuming. Especially sanding down the future road and parking lot is tedious work and quite unspectacular.

So today, I'll show you an attempt of the transition between the backscene and the real model. Who would think the road ends just 5 millimeters behind the Transit? :hmmm:

Trees are made from sea foam and Woodland turf.



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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 09:31:05 AM »
That bridge looks good and typical of many around this way.
Will you be continung with hedges or walls alongside the road?
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2019, 10:01:57 AM »
That bridge looks good and typical of many around this way.
Will you be continung with hedges or walls alongside the road?

Hello!

Thanks, but I messed this one up by making it far too wide :'( I'm thinking about "narrowing" it down by adding a sidewalk on each side. Lavish vegetation on a bridge is a rare sight, I suppose... :thumbsdown:

There will be walls and hedges on the right hand side but not on the slope to the left. Here I'll do the large group of trees along Station Approach.

Is that orange Volkswagen your's, btw? Looks great - you sure do love the good old T2 over there ;D

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2019, 10:28:34 AM »
That bridge looks good and typical of many around this way.
Will you be continung with hedges or walls alongside the road?

Hello!

Is that orange Volkswagen your's, btw? Looks great - you sure do love the good old T2 over there ;D
Yes that’s Bertie a 72 Westfalia conversion. Great fun.
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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2019, 10:42:32 AM »
Yes that’s Bertie a 72 Westfalia conversion. Great fun.


Yay, I guess Bertie and Spartacus would get along splendidly :D


Here's some of my work from Friday. The wall should make the transition between model and background easier.



I made the slope so its edge follows the wire fence in the backscene. At some point, the "foto-fence" will disappear behind some hedges and emerge as a real one.



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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2019, 12:57:53 PM »
Astonishing!

How did you create the dry walls? Using real stones?
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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2019, 01:56:17 PM »
Astonishing!

How did you create the dry walls? Using real stones?

I wish! ;D That's "dry stone walling" by Javis Scenics. I got them from Hatton's https://www.hattons.co.uk/36347/Javis_Scenics_JDSWN_Dry_stone_walling/StockDetail.aspx

With 25p/inch they're not exactly cheap but they look nice and will do the job. I recently watched an interesting video on YT where a guy makes dry stone walls from a mixture of plaster, wood glue and cat litter! :dunce: It sounded intriguing and very affordable, but then it seemed to me like quite a slobbery job and rather something for larger scales.
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2019, 05:05:53 PM »
Hello,

here's the latest addition to my layout: the parking lot. It's not complete yet because it still lacks a chainlink fence and crash barriers.



Can anyone of you recommend some decent ones, btw?? (I already have crash barriers by Gaugemaster/Noch, but they are disappointing at best). Are those by Busch any good?

Don't ever try to paint on sanded-down plaster! One word: :censored: I had to scratch off everything down to the naked cardboard underlay, gave that one a light sanding and painted right over it. The procedure left a quite worn-looking texture to the street surface, so I'll give the road a very used and patchy look whereas the parking lot will be brand-new looking (as is the real thing). The gutter is just painted on the asphalt and outlined with a black marker. The drains are by Langley Models, the lamps by Digikeijs.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2019, 05:46:20 PM »
Crash barriers? Why not, as with the dry walls, use material that seems readily available --> Stones. About two to three feet in diameter, but not round,... make them rough
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« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »
Crash barriers? Why not, as with the dry walls, use material that seems readily available --> Stones. About two to three feet in diameter, but not round,... make them rough

Good idea. But I was thinking about metal ones ;)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2019, 06:52:12 PM »
There are masses of barriers on Shapeways Christoph.
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« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2019, 10:57:31 AM »
There are masses of barriers on Shapeways Christoph.


Wow, they have some interesting stuff... I'll keep that site in mind! :) In the meantime, I painted my Gaugemaster/Noch guard rails and now they don't look quite as bad as before. So I guess, I'll stick with those for now.

The road made some progress over the weekend. My worries that it might be "too wide" proved to be unfounded :D





I'm still not entirely happy with the yellow road marks. Any suggestions? :help:

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