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Postby skylon » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:34 am

Hello all,

This is something I've been working on over the last couple of weeks. I picked up a few (too many :wink: ) bits at Sparsholt the other week before being whisked away to Aintree, post race of course, early Sunday. It was nice to meet Steve Bennett and Simon Andrews of this parish and there were some top drawer layouts at the show.

No prizes for guessing where the main inspiration for this comes from :wink:. To be honest though there are so many excellent tips and techniques here it would be mad to not try at least some!

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The middle line is through running, presumably bringing fruit or whatever produce the estate/farm er, produces. The wagons are then shunted to be unloaded into the small warehouse where they eventually be shipped from or taken to the estate/farm shop.
The shed is a store/office/tea hut, and I'm thinking a bench down in the front right corner for the drivers to eat their sarnies in the sun!
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:47 am

Welcome Sam, that's a great start. It's nice and open and I'm looking forward to seeing this develop.
p.s. you don't have too many bits until you haven't got any modelling space. :lol:
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Postby skylon » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:06 am

Thanks Jon, I need to crack on with the stock too. Hard to pull myself away from the scenicking though!
Space is another contentious issue, but one for another time! :wink:
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Postby foswaldy13 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:11 pm

Looks Good Sam.

Cant wait to see how you finish it.

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Postby Glen A » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:09 pm

You are off to a good start there.

I really like the hedge down the right hand side!

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Postby skylon » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks Matt and Glen.
The hedge is just polystyrene coated in course flock. I borrowed :wink: the idea from Jon's rather good Tetley Grange thread.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:06 pm

Welcome Sam,

Nice to speak to you at Sparsholt. Like the layout and look forward to reading your updates.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:50 am

Great start Sam and I think I spot a few influences there :lol: wont name them :wink:
I like the idea of the through line down the centre, gives you to option of extending on either side in the future.
I really like the hedge too, a great view block, might have to borrow that one myself :wink:
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Postby skylon » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:24 pm

Thanks Steve, you know what they say about imitation and flattery!
That was part of my thinking, and I can still use it as a siding as my whim dictates.

Today I have mostly been experimenting with ground coverage, results will follow.
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:09 pm

Hi Sam, The layout's looking proper Gnifty. Great idea with the line down the middle. Thanks for the tip with the hedge, looks good.
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Bilco » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:39 pm

Hi Sam - I do like the way you are going with this. It has a great feeling of space for is, what, 18" X12"? The Hedges really look good, too!
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Postby skylon » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks David and Bill.

Close Bill, 19x12 but I'll let you have it!

I'm not sure how Jon found it, but my method was to build up several layers using washes of dilute PVA and letting each layer dry. I did experiment with neat PVA and coating it in one thick layer but found mine looked a bit flat.

Just to totally destroy the illusion of skill on my part, here's the obligatory cruel close-up!

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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:01 pm

Very similar but I gave the polystyrene a coat of green paint, then built up layers of flock using hairspray. Funnily enough I was thinking about spraying a coat of dilute pva as some clumps have dropped off.

I like people borrowing my ideas, it means I must have done something right in the first place :lol:
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Postby skylon » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:46 pm

Funny you should say, but I gave mine I final coat of hairspray just to seal it in!
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Postby PeterH » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:41 am

I think the hedge close-up looks great. It would also look nice turned 90 degrees - vegetation.

I have found that a thin glue (I use matte medium, water, flow release) migrates into the flock more than a thick glue (matte medium) and gives a more shaggy look. The same when applying dirt or ballast.
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Postby JackBlack » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:41 am

Nice looking Layout so far, its looking really nice.
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Postby underworld » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:16 am

Closeup looks good to me Sam! Individual brick work is awesome!!!
Hey.....I think I see the face of a young Elvis in the hedge row!~!!!!


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Postby skylon » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:27 am

Thanks again guys.

The bricks were from ebay. I saw a pack of 250 and decided to experiment. I was very impressed so might look into a structure at some stage.

Hey.....I think I see the face of a young Elvis in the hedge row!~!!!!

:lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:11 pm

Hey.....I think I see the face of a young Elvis in the hedge row!~!!!!


I thought it was just me! Well that's all right then :lol:
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby skylon » Sun May 02, 2010 7:36 pm

I've actually done a bit more recently, but the weather conditions haven't been conducive for outdoor photography. With any luck tomorrow or Tuesday.

As an aside I'm looking for a pictures of a small GN15 layout/diorama I saw on Fotopic. I think it was built for a competition and depicted a shed area of an estate line. It had a converted Bachmann 08 with a chalk board leaning against it declaring it out of action.
If anyone has any photos or could point me in the direction of some I'd be very grateful.
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Postby skylon » Tue May 04, 2010 3:32 pm

Work and weather have turned out well, so I took the 'layout' on to the patio for some outdoor photography.

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First off, a view of the left hand side. I've swapped things about at the back so the warehouse now is against the shed and fence and gate is in the far left. This means that warehouse door is now more towards the end of the siding, which made more sense to me.

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Not a great deal has changed on the right side. Though some ground surface has appeared in the form of ballast, various flocks and scatters, and hanging basket liner.

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In the centre I plan to have a lad working on this skip wagon body. It's a Smallbrook Studio kit intended for 7mm, but I think it looks/will look ok when finished. This picture also shows of the hanging basket liner.

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An overall shot. The warehouse has had some relief added in the form of about an inch. This is to allow an interior to be added, though it obviously won't be much. The shed still needs completing, mainly an interior, door and proper roof. I thought about putting the brick shed there, but it looks too run down for the setting.

More photos as and when!
Thanks,

Sam

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Postby chris krupa » Wed May 05, 2010 6:53 am

I agree about the skip. I assembled one and it looks at home on GN15.

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Postby JackBlack » Wed May 05, 2010 7:00 am

How did you make the fence near the shed on the left? Also what was it made out of?
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Postby skylon » Wed May 05, 2010 8:14 am

Thanks Chris. I intended to use it for 7mm, but it seemed to big for the setting.

Jack, all is revealed here...http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... alsa+fence
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Postby JackBlack » Thu May 06, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks for that skylon.
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