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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:29 pm
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:37 pm
Cripes! If that's your 'starter for ten' I imagine the encore should be quite something!
Some very nice modelling there Roger.
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Roger good to see these photos at last, I like the detail of the newspaper under the arm of the fellow leaning on the fence, haven't noticed that before!
It looks good, well done.
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:34 pm
Very nice Roger - lovely details everywhere you look!
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:28 pm
Top drawer modelling Roger ! excellent detailing, keep it up !
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:36 pm
What a lovely scene and a great piece of modelling Roger. The detail, from the aformentioned newspaper to the very realistic brickwork is spot on. There's so much to engage the eye that I had to look twice to see that there's not an engine in sight!
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:57 pm
Great to see the layout in these pages, Roger! Superb details, including the "pea soup" in the oil drum.
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:33 pm
Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am
Colin Peake wrote:Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.
Was that one featuring the paddy fields growing rice?!
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:43 am
What an inspiring layout this is. I love all the details including, as others have mentioned, the newspaper and stagnant water in the drum.
Can you tell us the dimensions?
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:02 pm
Very nicely done Rodger -- the detailing, the figure painting, the weathering -- and it all blends together into a unified whole. BTW, what are you planing to use as an engine (critter)?
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:16 pm
Your layout looks fantastic. I particularly like the brickwork with the flemish bond. The other details included all look realistic. Is there any chance of a tutorial to show us how you completed this fine piece of modelling?
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:14 pm
what could I add, simply fantastic !
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:54 pm
Thank you all for your very kind comments.
The layout would never have been built without the inspiration of this
forum and all the excellent modellers here and their generous sharing
of the tips and methods which they employ, some, if not all of which have
been used on Orchard End.
So thank you all.
Mark : No tutorial i'm afraid, as i have implied i am very much the
pupil here not the tutor. If however you have any specific questions
please feel free to ask and i will try to answer.
Kevin : The dimensions of the baseboard are 12 1/4" x 7 3/4" or
31cm x 19.5cm. Odd dimensions i know but it was the size of the piece
of polystyrene which i had laying around plus the 2mm (each side) of card
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:05 pm
This is the loco currently working on Orchard End.
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:49 pm
Beautiful work Roger
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:31 am
Roger, all I have to add is ... WOW.
p.s. I love Kent, and my mum is from there.
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Fantastic modelling Roger.
One question, how did you make the vegetable boxes and the vegetables etc that are in them
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:14 pm
That really is great, Roger. Ditto everybody else's comments. How did you construct the very authentic looking trackwork?
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:44 pm
wow! Excellent work.
The weathered wood looks superb - it ALL looks superb!
Thanks for posting Roger!
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:36 pm
The 'fruit trays' were constructed from strip 'Basswood' 3.8mm x 0.5mm
with split matchsticks for corner posts.
The pears and carrots are hand shaped coloured 'FIMO', (if you try this
don't bake them in the oven for the full 30 mins as recommended by the
manufacturer as they are so small they will, believe me, burn ).
The stalks etc are scenic flock for the carrots and small pieces of 'bristle'
from a fine bass broom for the pears stuck on after baking.
The track is standard Peco 0:16.5 with approximately alternate sleepers
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:44 am
Just wanted to add another compliment to the heap! Such a beautiful layout with great details!
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:31 am
Roger a great little cameo, full of nice details.