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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #450 on: December 21, 2015, 02:11:42 PM »
Many thanks for another excellent video, Markus. Nice to see a BRC&W Co. Type 2 diesel, too.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #451 on: December 21, 2015, 09:10:51 PM »
Smashing video, Markus. :thumbsup:
It's great to see hardly any straight tracks, especially on the branch line.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #452 on: February 01, 2016, 10:21:26 AM »
During the last few days I continued with scenery work on my layout.
These time I conentrated on the area between Inverlael and the Fiddle Yard.



The plain green field will be part of a shinty pitch.
For those who don't know. Shinty is a scottish sport, and is considered as one of the ancestors of Hockey.
At the edge of the pitch I will place a Metcalfe Wooden Pavillion, which I ordered recently.









Beyond the cutting there will be the background, over the two cuttings I will place two road bridges.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #453 on: February 01, 2016, 10:53:20 AM »
Thank you, Markus, for the latest update. Very nice photos. Are you using static grass or grass sheets, here, please? The effect is highly realistic grass.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #454 on: February 01, 2016, 11:14:11 AM »
Hello Chris,

I used static grass.
First I applied a layer of Woodland Scenics blended turf.
For the Shinty Pitch I used Mininatur 1mm static grass. For the embankment I used
Noch static grass.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #455 on: February 01, 2016, 12:12:41 PM »
Hello Chris,

I used static grass.
First I applied a layer of Woodland Scenics blended turf.
For the Shinty Pitch I used Mininatur 1mm static grass. For the embankment I used
Noch static grass.

Markus

Thanks, Markus. Best wishes, Chris.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #456 on: February 06, 2016, 05:03:19 PM »
Yesterday I received the wooden Pavilion and built it.
I also added some heather and other scrub.



Now I have to find the right position for the pavillion.
One possibility is to place it at the imagined middle line of the shinty pitch, and the pitch continues to the left and right.



The other possibility would be that building is situated at the corner of the pitch.



At the moment my favourite is variant 1.



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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #457 on: February 07, 2016, 10:26:57 AM »
Thanks for the latest update, Markus. The heather and other scrub look very good.

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« Reply #458 on: February 17, 2016, 04:46:00 PM »
Last Weekende I primed the backdrop with Bob Ross White Gesso, and after I received the missing Liquid White from the same range of paints today I
finished the bachdrop at Inverlael.







The two opening in the backdrop will be hidden by two bridges.

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« Reply #459 on: February 17, 2016, 05:12:34 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  looking good, thanks for the updates Markus
regards Derek.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #460 on: February 17, 2016, 06:19:10 PM »
Very nice work, Markus. Thank you for the update.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #461 on: February 24, 2016, 07:20:06 AM »
During the last days I continued on the scenic work at Inverlael. And I converted all my goodsvans and locos intended for goods trains with an NEM coupler pocket to the Dapol magnetic couplers.
But for Inverlael I'm wondering if I should make the road to the station a through road or a dead end road. The blue drawn road is showing the
through road.



And the fiddle yard with the converted rolling stock




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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #462 on: February 24, 2016, 08:00:00 AM »
Thanks for the update, Markus. For Inverlael, the question is if you do not make the road to the station a through road what will you put in place to make it a dead end road? Converting the stock must have taken some time and work.

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« Reply #463 on: February 24, 2016, 08:15:00 AM »
Hello Chris,

thank you for your answer. Putting in the couplers was just a few hours each last monday and tuesday. But
There are 35 wagons which have to be converted to the Dapol couplers, but they have no NEM pockets.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #464 on: February 24, 2016, 10:05:28 AM »
This is a really amazing layout, oh to have the space to do something like this :D

 

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