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Sir Briand wrote:A long way to go but at least it is a start .
DCRfan wrote:I photocopied this page on the weekend from a 1921 US publication, Material Handling Cyclopaedia. I can't help thinking some of the loads would suit a layout of this style and Midge.
I particularly like the crane frame in the top right and is that a load of Black Dog printies precariously ballanced 3rd down on the left
Sir Briand wrote:Well, decided to start again with the big roof as there were too many problems with it and make a new one. Got the strip tiling done and added bargeboards, evestroughs and things. Spayed the whole lot with red primer and added some green where necessary. Looked dead so decided to try a bit of weathering. Improved by getting rid of the uniform colour. Still not too happy so may repaint one day. As the whole thing lifts off this won't be too difficult.
Insanity prawn boy wrote:I love the colour of the roof- very subtle, just like the prototype. A black wash really helps to bring the detail out too. The beads on top of wall give a 'upper class' look to the scene, perfect!
Sir Briand wrote:
One of the hazards of exhibiting is always the possibility of having to carry the layout into the hall from outside in the rain. Arches had four corner "posts" that bolted on which were handy as handles when the layout had to be taken out of the house and carried on its side. An old shower curtain was duct taped into a cover that slipped over these and kept the rain out. Might have to do something like this for Upton. All that inkjet brickpaper won't take kindly to 1:1 rain .
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