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Author Topic: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)  (Read 5782 times)

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Offline exmouthcraig

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #225 on: March 26, 2020, 07:05:10 PM »
 :censored: fantastic @mk1gtstu

Looking magnificent Sir!!!!

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #226 on: March 26, 2020, 08:35:07 PM »
I agree. Simply awesome!!!

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #227 on: March 26, 2020, 08:41:35 PM »
It just gets better. Now we would love to see a loco and stock on a test run. Love the signal box and shows you can beat lockdown boredom

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2020, 09:01:39 AM »
Looking great - I love the (prototypical) mix of ancient and modern infrastructure!

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #229 on: March 29, 2020, 12:05:39 PM »
A few new photos & some layout updates. A few night time shots of the layout lit up, unfortunately a bit grainy






My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #230 on: March 29, 2020, 12:11:07 PM »
Some ferns & some seafoam trees/shrubs added around the place to add to the vegetation
















Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #231 on: March 29, 2020, 12:12:10 PM »
Stu. Looks good to me. Crystal clear and just shows how your layout is given night time atmosphere. Impressive scenic work. Theres plenty to do Given the time which you have on your hands with the lockdown ?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 12:13:47 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #232 on: March 29, 2020, 12:15:12 PM »
Last few photos for now, semaphore signals in place & some gravel & ballast added around them & also the signal box










Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #233 on: March 29, 2020, 12:18:08 PM »
Stu. Looks good to me. Crystal clear and just shows how your layout is given night time atmosphere. Impressive scenic work. Theres plenty to do Given the time which you have on your hands with the lockdown ?

Thank you, Yes there are plenty of jobs I can get on with during the lockdown as I'm not at work at the moment during all this. At least our hobbies can hopefully keep us all sane  :thumbsup:

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #234 on: March 29, 2020, 12:50:42 PM »
The static grass around the tunnel looks very good.  Can't wait until I reach the stage where I can have a go :thumbsup:

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #235 on: March 29, 2020, 01:51:00 PM »
Thank you for these super pictures, Stu.

The BR(W) signals look great.  Maybe it's just my computer screen, but the ball on the finial of the distant signal looks to be red.  On a distant signal, I recall that it would be yellow, unless it shared a post with a stop signal.

I love this layout - it reminds me of a mis-spent youth lurking around the NCB Ayrshire Area.

Best wishes.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #236 on: March 29, 2020, 02:36:24 PM »
Superb work Stu, I think the culvert emerging into the river is my favourite view, cracking modelling of the water effect

Fantastic job on the signal box too, I picked the same one up at TINGS and have yet to pluck up the courage, but you have made a lovely job of it.  Did you solder or is it a particular type of glue that is suited to the task?


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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #237 on: March 29, 2020, 04:15:17 PM »
Maybe it's just my computer screen, but the ball on the finial of the distant signal looks to be red.  On a distant signal, I recall that it would be yellow, unless it shared a post with a stop signal.

Red on mine, too, but I didn't know any different :dunce:
I have been edyoukated.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #238 on: March 29, 2020, 05:08:42 PM »
Thank you for these super pictures, Stu.

The BR(W) signals look great.  Maybe it's just my computer screen, but the ball on the finial of the distant signal looks to be red.  On a distant signal, I recall that it would be yellow, unless it shared a post with a stop signal.

I love this layout - it reminds me of a mis-spent youth lurking around the NCB Ayrshire Area.

Best wishes.

John

Thank you John @Train Waiting , that's something I hadn't realised, I'll have to correct that & paint it yellow.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #239 on: March 29, 2020, 05:09:39 PM »
Maybe it's just my computer screen, but the ball on the finial of the distant signal looks to be red.  On a distant signal, I recall that it would be yellow, unless it shared a post with a stop signal.

Red on mine, too, but I didn't know any different :dunce:
I have been edyoukated.

Same here Mick @Newportnobby   ;D

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

 

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