Smithies pre makeover

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:36 pm

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The layout is in for some re-building in certain areas so I thought that Iwould show some pics as it stand
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Postby dieselwater » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:24 pm

Wonderful pictures of a wonderful railway. I could spend ages just taking in the scenes.
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Postby joe gilmartin » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:13 pm

WOW !......
why have I not seen this before
Terrific work ,wonderful detail the arches are smashing
Thank you for sharing

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Postby Bilco » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:57 pm

Lovely details and little cameos within the overall scene - I can look at it for hours!
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:01 pm

A few more shots



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Postby michael » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:14 pm

Wow :!: :!: What a wonderful model Ralph, I love the little touches like the moss on the slate roof.
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Postby altterrain » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:16 pm

Wow! :shock: That's really inspiring me to build a Gn15 layout scene this winter. I have been thinking about a industrial type ( like dockside Baltimore in the 50's) micro layout. Your pics will definitely get the creative juices flowing.

Now why does it need a makeover??? :?

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:50 pm

If I remember correctly Ralph is planning on replacing the brick paper arches with something a little more realistic.
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:54 pm

Some more shot along the layout, which is 8 feet long on two boards.
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Yet more!

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Yet more!

Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:09 pm

I think that's enough, thanks for viewing

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Postby mud magnet » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:59 pm

What a fantastic layout! What more can be said! Great atmosphere and wonderfull modelling. Extremely impressive.
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
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Postby Geeky Gecko » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Ralph said:
that's enough

I don't think that is possible.
Excellent.
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Re: Yet more!

Postby Geno6309 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:35 pm

Rockley Bottom wrote:I think that's enough, thanks for viewing


Too much is barely enough!
2 or 3 hundred more piccies would be just enough. Don't stop now.
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:42 pm

Amazing atmosphere. Any chance of some pictures of the canal boats
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:48 am

Hi Paul
Will take some pics of the boats and will post

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:47 am

DCRfan wrote:Amazing atmosphere. Any chance of some pictures of the canal boats

If you can't wait Paul there's two here showing a tad more detail:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5552
Page 2 towards the bottom.
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:50 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:If you can't wait Paul there's two here showing a tad more detail:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5552
Page 2 towards the bottom.


Thanks I had forgotten those pictures but :shock: :shock: there no water in canal Govenor :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:13 pm

For the construction of the narrow boats and other items on this layout see http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... c&start=75
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Postby underworld » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:59 pm

Amazing modeling and layout Ralph !!! :mrgreen:

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi Paul
Don't tell the barge owner but the canal over the viaducts is really a road :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ,

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Postby Pandy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Ralph, we've run out of words to describe your work already and now you're going to make it even better !?! Think I'll go & take up flower arranging, oh hang on, people on here are already doing that in scale & doing a better job than I would full size ! :lol:

Paul, "bleedin' kids opened the ground paddles again, 'appens all the time round 'ere!"

Actually it has done a few times around these parts................ plus boats got left high & dry a couple of years back on the Llangollen canal when badgers dug away at the bank, then one night suddenly no water in the canal. See, a prototype for everything ! :)
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:43 pm

Hi Dave
Thanks for the comments. :lol: I did think about adding "water" of some sort to the layout, so far I have not seen many examples that look real. I think the best example I have seen was a glass sheet above modelled lake bed. I wanted to get away from painted plaster etc, by having the canal above eye level. I also wanted to loose the ends of the canal in tunnels or arches. I am unhappy with rivers etc. that seem to flow over the edge of the base board , the same with roads and paths. That is why it goes under the building at one end, which it often did in urban areas.

Canals often broke banks where they were built up and high levels ran out of water when the feeder ran dry.
I was taught to knit as a child but being left handed drove my grandmother spare :evil: Maybe it is why I enjoy the escapism of modelling

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Postby michael » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:01 am

I was taught to knit as a child but being left handed drove my grandmother spare


You too :!:
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