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Fantastic looking layout.

 

I'm noticing more and more these days the attention to detail in those layouts which have a strong scenic element. Doubtless this is due to an ever greater variety of ever more realistic modelling materials, plus, of course, the essential element of the layout owner's artistic talents and modelling skills.

 

This is one of them!

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Closetmodeller was away for Christmas and returned with this gem! can you guess where he was?

 

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there's a hint of A4-Mallard here me thinks, scale wise...

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I'm noticing more and more these days the attention to detail in those layouts which have a strong scenic element. Doubtless this is due to an ever greater variety of ever more realistic modelling materials,

personally I find thats good for me

 

plus, of course, the essential element of the layout owner's artistic talents and modelling skills.

 

cause I seriously suck at art . !

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Hi All

 

Thanks for the comments and looking in

 

Today we set up the catenary masts which arrived on site last week, there was a trial run of the switch cabin, and some palisade fencing was erected on the South-Eastern boundary of the station to stop the riff-raff bunking in from the beach....

 

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The support spars for the catenary wires are in manufacture at the moment, but we set up the posts to work out location and heights the masts need to be trimmed to.

 

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Oh! there's the 01.00 o'clock Commuter up from Wicklow! better go and meet me Mam for lunch.......

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Eoin & CM

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China Trees to Irish

 

These shiny green China trees need a bit of attention for the layout

 

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So a bit of spraying was done

 

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and this is what I used

 

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Green & and a little brown mixed and sprayed overall, black added to the pot and sprayed here n there from underside to give a bit of shadow, and then yellow to give a highlight sprayed random from above...

 

Eoin

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Did GOD ring you when he was making the world?

 

He did but unfortunately I was out for those six days, sure look at what we got....

 

Eoin

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Hi CM

 

Thanks, hey post up some photos I'm dying to see how the gorse dried out?

 

Eoin

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Did GOD ring you when he was making the world?

 

ROFLMAO :)

 

Good one Dave

 

BTW, super ingenuity Eoin.

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Posted (edited)

Hi all

 

Another layer down, this time gorse bushes- chopped up sponge, poster paint and a bit of yellow flock. The work crew were out chopping up a fallen tree for firewood.....

 

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and of course the coffee, cake n trains

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Eoin & CM

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Friday again and back to Greystones.....

 

We got a layer of gorse down, again this was done by coloured liquidised sponge, some laid out free mode and glued down with dilute PVA, and others prepared on small armatures- see the rock at the 'Bray-End-Bridge'. A smattering of fine light Heki flock was added contrasting nicely with the dark green 'sponge', it now needs a bit of bright yellow flock and this layer is finished.

 

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We added some sand pathways to the 'Bray-End-Fiddle-Yard' This had not been planned so it went down on top of the static grass so we'll have to wait and see how it looks when the PVA dries, gorse and brambles were added in this area to, and the buffer stops festooned with grass tufts n flock.

 

Eoin & CM

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Bloody hell Eoin, that's looking so mega I'm surprised I haven't " Heard " the Segulls yet !!! fantastic modelling, very well done.

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Hi Paul

 

Thanks, oh yes the 'Seagulls' I think we are abandoning that- DCCing was proving problematic!...

 

Eoin

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Hi

 

We only did track maintenance today, those Hornby points were giving trouble again, some more packing to the check rail and in the frog well, all is running fine again.

 

Discussed the ballast wagons, did coffee and chocolate cake also!

 

I took a few shots of the gorse layer at the timber yard end;-

 

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Eoin & CM

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Hi Broithe

 

No not yet, the gorse is growing through the fence though, also we got CIE security signs and barbed wire for the top to hold the plastic bags....

 

Eoin

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Hi Broithe

 

No not yet, the gorse is growing through the fence though, also we got CIE security signs and barbed wire for the top to hold the plastic bags....

 

Eoin

 

Witches' knickers, they call 'em here.

 

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Security notices and barbed wire being installed today....

 

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....Expect the Witches Knickers pretty shortly

 

Eoin & CM

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Greystones by Night!

 

We started to install street and building lighting, here are a few photos of our endeavours....

 

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Eoin & CM

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CM was out train spotting at Greystones the other night and sent me these photos of the DART in the station with the new street lights;-

 

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You don't see many people trainspotting from a boat.

 

Hi Broithe

 

We like to be the first....

 

Eoin

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Hi

 

We decided to reduce the glare off the street lights with some shields to the leds, as the layout is designed to be run sitting down so the lights are at eye level and are in your face if turned up to full power (we have a baseboard-dave led remote controller installed)

 

Some shim brass was cut into 1mm strips, chopped up, bent to shape, metal blackened, and stuck on to each light...

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Works great

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Eoin

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We decided to reduce the glare off the street lights with some shields to the leds, as the layout is designed to be run sitting down so the lights are at eye level and are in your face if turned up to full power (we have a baseboard-dave led remote controller installed)

 

Excellent job - ideal to reduce light pollution, with the Perseid meteor shower due in a fortnight.

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