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Postby Phil » Tue May 20, 2008 6:34 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Just to show that it is a real 1:24 model, here is the complete landscape with the builder.


Sorry, I believed you! It was just a way to show how incredibly real it looked.
Hope you didn't get it wrong :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby Panda » Tue May 20, 2008 7:19 pm

Blooming heck thats good! where is that plant book... plants to 7mm scale for a lead mine...
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue May 20, 2008 9:55 pm

Phil wrote:Sorry, I believed you! It was just a way to show how incredibly real it looked.
Hope you didn't get it wrong :oops: :oops: :oops:


Dont worry Phil, I understood what you were saying :wink: .
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue May 20, 2008 9:59 pm

mogbass01 wrote:Blooming heck thats good! where is that plant book... plants to 7mm scale for a lead mine...


You dont get many plants around a working Lead mine PJ, there would be too much arsenic around the place. The perfect weedkiller, effective for years to come.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed May 21, 2008 6:52 am

Dave Westall wrote:Perhaps there is an idea in something like this for Gerry and his Bonsai.

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Unfortunately Dave my Bonsai are probably too big and there's all the associated maintenance problems which are best achieved using ceramic pots. The one requirement of Bonsai that, in general, makes them totally unacceptable for indoor model railways is water :!: :wink:
Having said that the diorama Steve illustrated is superb. It looks as though the trees are evergreens (pine, spruce, fir or juniper) which I tend not to grow having BUT one located on a rock.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed May 21, 2008 12:22 pm

Yes Gerry, they are not Bonsai, which would be totally unsuitable for this type of thing. The plants are all dwarf varieties, which are naturally small. I could give quite a comprehansive plant list for what was used in this landscape, as I used to grow them, but it wouldnt mean much to most here :) .
For example, in the close up photo, to the left of the cottage is a dwarf Willow "Salix Myrsinites", in front of the cottage is a tiny "Rhododendron Radicans" and on the right of the cottage a dwarf Pine "Picea Mariana Nana". Just visable behind the cottage, is a quite widely grown dwarf Cypress "Chamaecyparis Pisefera Nana" which is popular in rock gardens.

Now that will confuse any spellchecker :lol: .
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Postby Peter » Wed May 21, 2008 2:53 pm

Salix Myrsinites

Gesundheit
Rhododendron Radicans

Isn't that a planet on Doctor Who?
Chamaecyparis Pisefera Nana

Banana Nana Fofama Fee Fi Fo Fama [Deep breath] Chamaecyparis Pisefera Nana :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed May 21, 2008 4:46 pm

:lol: Isnt latin wonderful :lol:
Must confess, had to get the books out to get the spelling right for that lot :wink:
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