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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2012, 12:12:30 AM »
Beer ?

Did someone mention Beer  :pint: :pint: :pint:

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2012, 12:15:35 AM »
No work for 11 days ....... party time !!    :thumbsup:   :beers:

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2012, 12:26:08 AM »
Look out Hobbiton! An unexpected party! No vanishing beneath the party tree, though!
 :beers: :laugh3: :bounce:
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2012, 12:37:23 AM »
Gandalf's bringing round his very bestist rockets !! ........ It'll be a party of special magnificence !!   :beers:   :laugh2:

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2012, 07:40:41 PM »
Gandalf's bringing round his very bestist rockets !!

Assuming the drugs squad haven't busted him 8)
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2012, 09:26:06 PM »
Evening all   :thumbsup:

Happy to say that Module 2 is now 99% completed ....... I put the finishing touches to it this afternoon.

I've said it before but ........ "I'm WELL chuffed with this one" !!   :bounce:

So ........ here's a picture update .........   :D


Module 2 ...... "The Folly On The Hill" ........ main view.





Looking from the right hand side ........





Here's two hikers ....... sat on some rocks, having a breather .......





Slightly higher ...... and we see two more hikers cresting the brow of the hill ........





Here's the "Folly" ........ glimpsed through the trees.





Now looking up the hill from the bottom ....... we can just see the two hikers cresting the brow.





Slightly further up, and we see them a bit clearer.





Here they are ....... just passing the "Folly".





Now a view from the right hand side .......





And finally !! ......... joined to Module 1 ....... Hussar !!    :D





And from the left hand end .........





Looking from the back ........





And the last pic ........ looking down from above at the back ........





Phew !! ....... Blimey ....... that little lot took some uploading !!   :worried:


Cheers.


bilbo.    :thumbsup:

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2012, 09:29:51 PM »
Excellent work - looks terrific :claphappy: I love the way the modules have fitted together so seamlessly. Can't wait for modules 3!
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2012, 09:39:13 PM »
Thanks very much Pengy !!   :D

There's only a couple of mm gap between the Modules, so the bushes totally hide the gap ....... it makes for a very neat join.

Module 3 has been given planning permission as we speak ...... this one's got a bridge across it, so its different again ...... can't wait to get cracking !!

Cheers !!

bilbo.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2012, 09:45:05 PM »
I love the way you have done the path, I keep coming back to look at your pictures  - pictures 3 and 6 are my favourites. Beautifully constructed scenes and well taken photos.
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2012, 09:46:33 PM »
Very, very cool, Mr Baggins. Make sure it's out of the way so it doesn't get wrecked at the party of special magnificence!

They are great modules. Look forward to the third!

George
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2012, 10:03:55 PM »
I love the way you have done the path, I keep coming back to look at your pictures  - pictures 3 and 6 are my favourites. Beautifully constructed scenes and well taken photos.

Winds up the hill nice eh ? ...... I was rather pleased meself at the way it ended up !!   :D

I tried not to have it too neat along the edges, as though the grass was growing into it a bit ....... and I added a few weeds here and there, and a few odd small rocks ....... it worked out quite well in the end.

Picture 6 is one of my faves too, seeing the hikers in the distance, and the "Folly" peeking out of the trees.

Thanks again !!   :thumbsup:

Very, very cool, Mr Baggins. Make sure it's out of the way so it doesn't get wrecked at the party of special magnificence!

They are great modules. Look forward to the third!

George

Oh Aye ...... its definitely out of harms way !! ....... ta very much George !!    :thumbsup:

Time for a beer methinks .........  :beers:

bilbo.


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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2012, 10:09:50 PM »
What materials did you use for the path?
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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2012, 10:29:31 PM »
What materials did you use for the path?

Its a mix I came up with after a little bit of trial and error ...... originally I thought of using ordinary Bird Grit ...... the type you get for Budgies.

It looked about right in size and colour ....... hey, them N gauge Peeps have VERY tiny footsies !! ....... didn't want them walking over boulders !!

I bought a bag from my local pet shop for a couple of pounds, and used that for my first effort, but when I started to glue down the grass along the edges, it darn near vanished, as it was a very similar colour match to the fibres of the grass mix I was using.

So, I already had some Woodland Scenics 00 gauge ballast  (which I bought originally for my first go at ballasting Kato track, but discarded it tout suite after realising how over scale it was) and I made up a mix of mostly Medium Buff, with a tad of Medium Dark Brown, and threw in a smidge of the Budgie Grit to give it extra colour variation, as well as grain size variety.

Straight away it looked much better against the grass, and very different to the track ballast I had used on the first Module.

bilbo.    :thumbsup:




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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2012, 10:35:49 PM »
Module 2 was well worth waiting for - excellent work! Roll on module 3.  :thumbsup:
I think the concept is fantastic, Bilbo, and certainly ensures the danger of losing interest in a large project is avoided by achieving such encouraging results so early in the build.

Gerry 

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Re: Woodcliffe.
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2012, 10:45:25 PM »
Module 2 was well worth waiting for - excellent work! Roll on module 3.  :thumbsup:
I think the concept is fantastic, Bilbo, and certainly ensures the danger of losing interest in a large project is avoided by achieving such encouraging results so early in the build.

Gerry

Thanks Gerry !!   :thumbsup:

Thats my take on it too ........ I can't wait to get cracking at Module 3 !!

No danger of losing interest in such a method of layout building, as you get regular (completed) results to spur you onwards !!   :D

As an example, the scenics on Module 2 took just over 1 week to do from start to finish ....... its a very rewarding way of Railway modelling, and I've calculated that in the space I have available in the living room (10ft x 5 ft) where I intend running Woodcliffe ultimately, I can build around 28 - 30 Modules, so plenty of fun ahead yet !!

Cheers !!   :thumbsup:

bilbo.

 

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