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Author Topic: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall  (Read 1767 times)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2019, 11:51:41 AM »
Thank you for the update.
I see what you mean about the yellow road markings but am struggling for a suggestion.
Maybe, the double yellow parking restriction markings arenít really necessary?
And the diamond pattern outside the station, are the diamonds too big?
Progress looks good though. Keep the updates comng.
Martin
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »
Maybe, the double yellow parking restriction markings arenít really necessary?
And the diamond pattern outside the station, are the diamonds too big?

Martin, thank you for your feedback :) You're right, the diamonds are way too large. I'll redo the pattern anyway and make them smaller. The double yellow lines are what I saw on Google Street View along Station Approach. Where would you let them end and what's the right kind of lines? 

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2019, 12:29:30 PM »
I think that Iíd end the double yellow lines just past the railover bridge.
We donít want passengers clogging up the road on either side of the station approach road.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2019, 03:59:33 PM »
I think that Iíd end the double yellow lines just past the railover bridge.
We donít want passengers clogging up the road on either side of the station approach road.

 :hmmm: ...but any vehicle would be clogging up the road if it parked just past the bridge. Two cars can hardly pass each other, let alone an oncoming bus. The earliest point where two vehicles could pass each other safely would be 2 inches ahead of the broad tarmac patch. Does that sound reasonable?

I have to admit that I'm looking at this from a German perspective. In Germany this would be a serious case of "Absolutes Halteverbot" ;D

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2019, 04:50:51 PM »
I take your point.
I think generally around here weíd have the lines for a while after the station but not too far.
Itís up to you though.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2019, 10:27:42 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    The photo showing the coach & the transit about to meet is spot on on many Cornish roads, excellent modelling sir  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek (still driving big buses down small cornish lanes)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2019, 09:31:53 AM »
Lovely looking layout Christoph, I missed your initial posts, but it is a cracker in the making (not sure if that translates mind!)

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2019, 03:33:30 AM »
Great stuff, thanks for sharing! Great modelling.

My wife and I took a trip to Cornwall when we were back in the UK last year - we drove the rental car from London, spent a few days around Padstow and Penzance and dumped the car in Truro and got the train back. After 25 years driving on the right on California roads, it's quite a surprise to re-encounter the rural English roads. We'd rented an SUV too which only added to the thrill. My (American) dear wife spent a lot of the time covering her eyes in the passenger seat, she did that in the Lake District the year before. I had to ask her if she preferred I hit the wall on the left or the tour bus coming the other way on the right.

Good job it was winter and not a ton of tourist traffic. We drove down into Port Isaac one day, I'd been there many years before, but I didn't drive down there. This time was different, I can't believe we didn't take the wing mirrors and all the side panels off the car, plus there was a Ford Transit coming the other way up the hill. It's got to be one-way in summer, surely?

Anyway, fantastic vacation and November in Cornwall is a lovely time - great landscapes, skyscapes, seascapes and no crowds!

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2019, 03:36:52 AM »
A suggestion regarding the yellow lines - I grew up in Winchester, with many narrow streets, and the lines were painted about half the "standard" width, if there is such a thing. Make the lines proportional to the width of the road, if that makes sense.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2019, 10:11:49 AM »
Great stuff, thanks for sharing! Great modelling.

[...] My (American) dear wife spent a lot of the time covering her eyes in the passenger seat

Thanks and lucky you! I had to deal with four (4!) women on board all being like "not so fast!!!", "drive on the left side!!!" (good luck on a 7'-wide road...), "oncoming car! OMG!!!!!" :scowl: :-X I deserve a medal.

Your suggestion of making the lines even thinner is duely noted, yet I'm still struggling about the question how I can make them look a bit better as they are.  :-\

I'll try to do the improved diamond-pattern with a template made from thin cardboard. Maybe it'll work. I'll let you know! :)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2019, 10:17:30 AM by LowerQuadrant »

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2019, 05:07:31 PM »
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/Smileys/NGF/hellosign.gif

Today I took care of the road markings. Again. In a first attempt, I painted them with white and yellow crayon. I wasn't too happy with the result. While the white lines looked a bit too pale, the yellow ones turned out greenish on the grey tarmac. The diamond pattern also needed attention, as Martin has already pointed out. More than enough reasons for a makeover.

So now I used some masking tape which I cut into narrow stripes and masked the road for making the yellow sidelines. I dabbed the colour on using an almost dry brush. It worked surprisingly well and took less than an hour to make.





The diamond pattern took quite a while longer but it came out nicely. I'll probably improve all the white lines too. The three diagonal parking spots and the "give way" lines are already new. All it takes is a simple pattern made from a piece of paper. The lines are very crisp and much more convincing.



« Last Edit: April 01, 2019, 05:12:37 PM by LowerQuadrant »

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2019, 05:29:07 PM »
Those double yellow lines look particularly good and the very pale old 'SLOW' looks amazing. 

Great work!

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2019, 05:41:03 PM »
Those lines have turned out very well. Another idea to file away.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2019, 07:10:29 PM »
That all looks fantastic.
A great job. Well done.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2019, 11:02:35 PM »
That all looks fantastic.
A great job. Well done.

               :hellosign: Absolutely agreed     :thumbsup:

 

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