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Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:14 pm

Happy New Year to all.

Over the Christmas break I managed to take a few pictures of Yellow Ridge Mine for a forthcoming article (in between booze, food and merriment!)
Here goes:
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:36 pm

That is another definite "WOW" Nick. It is great that you pros put up your work so we regular folks can see and aspire to what can be achieved. Superb work as usual.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:14 pm

Yet another classic Nick; look forward to seeing it, in due course, at a local show. 8)
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:23 pm

Gnice Work Nick! :D I see that I will need to put doors on my portal when I get around to building it. That looks good!
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:43 pm

Thanks for the kind words gents. Compared to my previous layouts, Yellow Ridge Mine took an age to complete. Marriage, new son, new house and two back operations were all thrown into the mix! Not conducive to building model railways :mrgreen: I was beginning to think I'd never finish it! :shock:

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby KEG » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:21 am

Excellent modelling and photographing. Thank you very much for showing it in here.

That is the level of layouts I´d like to see on exibitions and in magazines.
A very convincing advertising and promototion for the Gn15 idea.

See more of Nick´s beautiful modelling : http://www.nickwrightmodelmaker.co.uk/gallery.htm


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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby TPP » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:31 am

That really is very nice

So much small detail that makes it feel real

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks again gents

In case anyone is interested, here are a few things I’ve learned during my time in modelling: :D

- Pretty much everything that has a life outside, be it man-made or natural, is never just one colour.

- Textures and layers help give a model depth and interest. When laying ground-scene for example, build it up in layers and different textures and magical things will start to happen. :wink:

- You have to ‘fake the weight’ - Model miniatures, particularly detailing items, do not have weight. For example, a lump of timber in real life is heavy. A miniature version in balsa is light. If you dropped a load of junk outside, it looks ‘right’. If you dropped a load of miniature junk on your layout, it looks wrong. This is because the individual items do not have any heft and therefore ‘float’. You need to bed-them-in to the scene to make them look convincing.

- Weathering. Anyone who knows me is well aware how mad I am about weathering. Every model needs some level of weathering to help give it a ‘history’.

- Don't be afraid to experiment. Some of my best modelling efforts have been as a result of experimenting (and making a mess at the same time) :shock:

- Composition is one of the most important aspects of a layout. Don't always go for the obvious design. Take a break, sit back and see if you can make it better. When I jump in head-first without giving time for my design to ferment, I usually regret it! :(

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Simon » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:27 pm

Looks great - might one enquire where the article is to be published?

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi Simon

Yellow Ridge will be featured in the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review:
http://www.greystarpublications.com/ngi/index.htm

Not sure which edition yet.

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Simon » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:02 am

Excellent - just so happens that I was bought a subscription for Christmas :D

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:14 am

You won't be disappointed Simon. It is an excellent magazine, guaranteed to get you in the mood to do some modelling. I use it as a 'pick-me-up' when I'm not feeling very creative :lol: The production values are spot-on too!

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby KEG » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Just in case, our readers don´t know the magazine, here is a PDF of No 89 http://www.greystarpublications.com/ngi/index_htm_files/REVIEW89.pdf

Probably the best place, to advertise Gn15 products. Think we must reniew our subscription.

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:56 am

That IS a nice magazine, thanks for the link.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby backwaterscotland » Sat May 02, 2015 7:59 am

My copy of NG&IRM (no 102) has arrived today and the article on the layout looks really good. Also features on the front cover (is this a first for a Gn15 layout, front cover of a magazine?)

Congrats.

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat May 02, 2015 9:22 am

nice model. I think Gn15 has got onto front covers before, possibly not the specialist ones though.
I did subscribe to the magazine last year, but only got a letter saying subscription had ended, AFTER it ended, rather than with the final mag(which is standard practice for other mags), so did not renew. I will have to look out for mag at a local show. Not so easy up here now without Narrow Gauge North, but I am sure one of the dealers at other shows stocks it.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby Simon » Sat May 02, 2015 3:35 pm

Yep, looked awesome. When we have quality this good representing Gn15 how can we not get more more modellers giving it a go?

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Sun May 03, 2015 10:49 pm

Thank chaps
I'm very pleased with the article and pictures. A long time in the making :shock:

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:51 pm

Ummm, an interesting one...

Not sure if I should be miffed or flattered but this layout is pretty much a carbon copy of mine:

http://fireboxmodels.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ayout.html

It's nice to think my work has inspired folk, but maybe a name-check would have been nice. Am I being a bit too precious?

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby southpier » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:56 pm

the pictures would be easier to see without the "copyright" lettering. looks like a nice railroad.

we all inspire each other. how did you get to the point where you created it?

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:02 am

I got to the point of building Yellow Ridge mine by studying real photographs and creating something in my minds eye that brought it altogether.

I have been inspired by many modellers but wouldn't' copy their layout exactly, bar a few points. Each to their own I guess.

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby PeterH » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:55 am

Nick, be flattered.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby NICKJW » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:18 am

Happy to be flattered Peter, but a name check would have been nice.
Yellow Ridge Mine took many months to design and build and I exhibit it a lot.
If I was exhibiting the layout in a hall and an identical layout to mine makes an appearance, I'd be a little grieved, as I am sure anyone else would be. A quick cobble: http://www.burdett.me/caroline/yellow-ridge.jpg

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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby PeterH » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Yes, a credit would have been called for.

I see from your photos that he's only been able to copy the general form of your layout, not the arrangement, details and colour that make your layout special.
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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Postby adamc » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:26 pm

Saw your mine at st edwards this weekend. Very fine layout :D


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