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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Progress is always slow in February as I'm involved in organising Model Rail Scotland but some progress has happened. I've mocked up the garden walls and got a greenhouse from Petite Properties (I asked for 3 but they only had 1 left in stock). Landscaping beyond the walls has been started and I now have much more of a feel for how it will look.

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The mockup walls will be redone using a brick stencil and brick compound. I'm still trying to decide if I buy a couple more of the greenhouses and modify them or scratchbuild the other two sections to fit. The plan is to continue the greenhouses all the way into the corner.

Hopefully I will get the layout supports finished later in the week and get the layout set up completely to do some test running. :)

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Much progress has occurred :D

The layout has been set up in full and mostly works (1 duff point motor to replace and the board interconnects to be made).

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Much brick stencilling has occurred with the garden walls beginning to take shape. Caping stones are a modified D-shape wooden moulding. I've decided on the greenhouse layout but await the second greenhouse arriving before that can progress.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am

Progress report.

On the workshop board, the doors have now been fitted and the roofing complete. I was having problems with my usual corrugated foil for the roofing but I found a supplier that does 1/32 corrugated plastic roofing at a reasonable price (Masons Attic MAS001).

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On the garden board, the walls have been completed, the greenhouse mostly built and the greenhouse interior started.

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Next up is guttering,gardening and sorting the cutting walls.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby lesmond » Mon May 28, 2018 3:36 pm

Looking very well. Thanks for the corrugated iron info.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby Jon Randall » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:59 pm

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby ian holmes » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Great work. Very atmospheric stuff. The workshop board in particular captures the essence of Duffield Bank perfectly.
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 am

Thanks for all the positive support and comments, the layout is starting to get towards what I envisioned although not as fast as I'd hoped.

I've been working on the garden board and now have the majority of the basic scenics done. The section between the tracks will probably be slightly overgrown with some dumped piles of soil but I'm still considering how to do that.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm

Hi Andy,

I think it was only when I saw your April 1st post that I really started to properly appreciate this layout. Those photos nicely showed how everything fitted together, so the latest photos make more sense as you add further detail.

It’s all very enjoyable. :D

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:36 pm

No progress with the layout but I have been looking at the rolling stock.

Having been modelling more industrial scenes, I have no passenger stock.

Looking into my bits box I found a pair of Smallbrook inside frame chassis and decided to have a shot at something along the lines of Heywoods 4x2 coach although I have stretched the length slightly.

Last weekend saw me on a demonstration stand at Perth MRC show with two chassis, some plastic sheet and a small amount of Evergreen section and the results can be seen below both painted and unpainted. (The coach on the left looks squiffy as the chassis isn't glued in yet!)

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi Andy,

They look good to me. Pleasing proportions with the spoked wheels adding extra character.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:05 pm

A busy summer involved with holiday clubs etc has meant a lack of progress on the layout. However, the last week has seen the interior of the greenhouse finished and detailed and the garden board is now nearing completion.

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The large plant pots are some dolls house ones I bought many years ago, the small ones are lego buckets while the growbags are airdrying clay wrapped in heatshrink tubing and painted. The daffodils were made by my wife from paper kits while the tomato plants, flower bushes and tulips are from Tasma products (they are supposed to be for HO/OO but the tulips would scale at 3 and a half feet high, in 1/24th they are a more realistic 6 inches).

Tasma Products : https://www.tasmaproducts.com/scenery/scenery-oo-railway-scenery?limit=100

I also have some of their Runner Beans to plant out on the garden board.

The long section of the greenhouse roof is removable and held on with small magnets.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 am

Progress continues slowly. I've installed lighting in the shed and workshop and started detailing these areas. Got some atmospheric shots last night.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby lesmond » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:58 pm

That is lovely. Well done, and thanks for posting.

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Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:34 pm

I agree, the progress is great.

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Postby backwaterscotland » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:06 am

Progess has slowed a little while I work on some of the more mundane parts of the project. I've been making end panels for transporting the layout from some offcuts of OSB - I ran out of wing nuts and washers so need to go out and get some. There will be strap handles on the end for ease of lifting.

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I've also returned to working on the hermitage. I've made a form for the roof from floormat foam and added the ends of the beams that will be visible below the thatch.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby southpier » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:40 am

I didn't know there would be hermitage!

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Postby backwaterscotland » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:28 pm

My apologies for the lack of updates - work, health and Christmas all got in the way. The number of hours spent turning the air blue while working on the Hermitage counts as well.

Progress on the hill board continues. A pond has appeared along with some Britains(?) geese - it still needs some water which is on order.

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The hermitage has been painted, the wooden "framing" installed and most of the roof thatched. Not very happy with it but it has a steep learning curve. Need to cap the roof off and scenics around the stumps before installing the building on top.

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57 days to the show opening - not panicking yet.

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Postby backwaterscotland » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm

I had a meet up today with some of the other members of Scottish Modellers at a local church hall and had a chance to set the layout up fully and test it. A few minor issues - one point isn't throwing properly and one board joint needs tweaked) but otherwise worked well. Managed to get some photos to show an almost complete state.

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and a view the public can't see :

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby PeterH » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:27 pm

That’s looking great.
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Postby lesmond » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:28 am

Fabulous. Great to see it all together.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby nu2ng » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:05 am

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Postby TrainsOnArran » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:58 pm

Looking forward to seeing this ‘in the flesh’ in Glasgow.
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Postby backwaterscotland » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 pm

As the finishing line draws near, progress is a little less visible as it's mostly small details. I did however gets some photos in early morning sunlight yesterday, including the newly made pond. This has been done with Waterclear casting resin - looks good but smells pretty bad.

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Postby backwaterscotland » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:13 am

The space between the garden wall and the workshop has been scenic-ed and a couple of rabbits installed (they are Britains and a little underscale but it works). Lots of Dandelions and purple flowers made by my wife make a nice scene.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:00 am

I'm particularly enjoying all the detail touches with ducks (geese?) and flowers.

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