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Postby Sir Briand » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:37 pm

After a much too long hiatus due to the house move I have a layout under construction. It is on a piece of of 36 x 24 inch 2 inch thick blue foam with a thin plywood frame. If the building's shapes looks vaguely familiar it is because they were inspired by Ian Holmes' Puresprings. The locale is the stable area on an estate somewhere in The Shires. This should give plenty of work for the line. Name as yet unknown but one day it will suddenly appear in my mind based on previous experience. Buildings will be all brick and I have made my own brickpaper using images from
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I am very pleased with the result. When I get my camera fixed I will post some better images.
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January 13 2008 - just went back through the files to post a link to this topic and decided to correct an error I made on my first attempt to upload an image. This image did not appear until now. :shock: Bear this in mind when you read the following posts. I still don't know how the Pender St Mill image got in there.
Sort of interesting to look back at what was possibly my first post. A lot of my verbiage has flowed by since then. :lol:
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Postby Sir Briand » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:42 pm

Well, there was meant to be an image showing up at the end of that :cry: . Guess I need another little tutorial from the Guru himself. Steve, Help!

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Not too sure how the image below of Pender Street Mills appeared in Michael's post as it wasn't taken until May 2007 :!: :!: :!: :!: :shock:
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Postby michael » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:06 pm

Perhaps this will do it
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Postby Sir Briand » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:35 pm

Thank you Michael.

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Just learnt you can't remove a file from Photobucket! This is, I think, what I had.
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Postby scott b » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:45 pm

Hay! I like that Brian, but those peat wagons I imagine will be hauling something a bit more pungent. Sound on a layout is fine but you better not have smell or you will be on your own at the next show! :lol:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:05 am

Sir Briand wrote: Steve, Help.


I see Michael sorted you out. I think that you probably forgot the "close tags" after the link to the pic and thats why it didnt show up. Have you got a closer view of the brickwork, I'm curious as to how it looks :?:
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Postby Sir Briand » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:11 pm

Well, I think I have the image posting thing under control thanks to Steve. The piece of brickwork that I used and stitched together to fill an 8 x 10 sheet is as per shown below. The fiddly part was getting the bricks to print at the right size. In an off group message Steve thought the contrast needed to be upped a bit to make the mortar lines show up more. I just checked the buildings and they show up very well.
I now have my camera back in working order. During the move the battery charger went astray. After 3 months it had not reappeared so I had to get another. Just located one. I could have bought another camera for the price but not another Olympus C5060. An awesome piece of work, the camera I mean.
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Postby michael » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:54 pm

Brian a great job on stitching those bricks together, I have thought for a while that those "Mayang Textures" were wonderful. There are some great shots of concrete as well.

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Postby Sir Briand » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:01 pm

Well have mastered getting an image in so here are 2 more showing the brickwork in place. The interior is white washed brick simply achieved by just keeping the red channel when converting to grey. Looks great.
Now I have to remember how to use the camera. These 2 images needed an awful lot of colour correction because I had the settings all wrong. Three cheers for Photoshop.

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Postby Peter » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:16 pm

Briand, that looks excellent for something made out of paper :D
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Postby Catweasel » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:33 pm

8) That brickwork sure looks the biz.Nice one
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:39 pm

Glad to see you got the picture posting sorted :) easy once you know how, isnt it.

I take it back Brian, it looks great on the buildings. A very clever idea to use the same pattern with most of the colour removed for the interior walls, it looks very effective.
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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:42 pm

Not only have I started a new layout but I have also got around to putting a new body on my gas mechanical chassis. This is based on the enclosed Lister one. Still very much under construction. I see that there is a noticeable lack of right angles in certain places which will require attention.
Nothing like a photo to show up the defects :( . No wonder Fred looks sort of scared.
I have also got the camera adjusted so the colours are now correct. What a difference. I think the brickwork colouring can now be really appreciated.

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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:09 pm

Mmmm...sorry about the size of those last images. Not sure why they ended up so large. There is definitely a steep learning curve here :cry: .

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Feb 13 Just noticed that the very large images have gone. I thought I had downsized and replaced with one smaller one but when I looked after posting no change. Now I can't figure out how to delete this posting! :cry:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:09 pm

Looks good Brian, I never would have thought of using the Bachmann for an enclosed Lister, not because of the connecting rods, but because it is quite a bit too short, but your model has captured the feel of one perfectly. Now I need to study your pics to work out where you have compressed it to such good effect :)
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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:33 pm

Thanks Steve. I just sort of eyeballed it as I went along. The cab is a tad shorter but I think it is the fact that the side "vent" is much smaller that helps maintain the look. Sort of interesting. I suspect that as the weights etc at the ends are added the look will change a bit. But, those right angles need to be looked at first.

I have a Fleischmann Magic Train LoLo chassis that I am going to give the same treatment to. That is longer so it will be interesting to see how the two compare. My idea is to give a corporate look to the stable stud :lol: .

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Postby Sir Briand » Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:03 am

Well nothing to watch on the TV, despite having a zillion channels to choose from, so decided to work on the KisteR(Still working on the manufacturer's name). Squared the cab up. Now the wall needs fixing. Found some etched fine mesh for the vents and some thin brass for the roof and bonnet top. A good coat of green paint should cover up the messy bits. :D

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Postby scott b » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:36 pm

Those Davenports are such great runners they would likely climb a wall if you nailed some track up. I would put up with a fair bit of modelers licence to use one for how well they run.
By the way Brian built much of the body for that loco at a local train show, He went through about 4 cabs before he was happy, I thought the first one was fine, once again I bow down and I`ll go mop out the stables now Sir.
What a good idea with the colour change for the whitewash bricks, sorry yes I`m going, oh and clean the stalls, yes Sir sorry Sir.

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Postby Sir Briand » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:15 am

Scotty me boy,
Sorry to correct you but that was the first go round. Wasn't happy with the overall result so scrapped it awaiting fresh inspiration. Actually, the cab and hood were made during one of the weekly Wednesday night sessions, devoted to modelling, that myself and 4 buddies indulge in. Lighting is rarely very good at these. We rotate house to house.
It was only when I saw the first photos that I realised what a botched job I had done on the cab.
Will be going down to the Barn that Cheryl keeps her horse at tomorrow. Need to see how stable doors are hung. Will collect some of "you know what" so that the stable yard is decorated in a prototypical fashion.

Incidentally, the idea for using brass originated with you. Thankee mate.

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Postby Peter » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:37 am

Will collect some of "you know what" so that the stable yard is decorated in a prototypical fashion.

You sir, are a braver man then I for leting the you-know-what anywhere near your layout :lol:
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Postby scott b » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:04 pm

I stand corrected Brian, regardless I do think you have hit the proportions right on.
I hope you are refering to picking up some hay and not the other main export of horses, after all I have to spend the next train show within smelling distance!

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Postby dana » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:12 am

i got some of the manure boxes if you want :P by steve or some one else.
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Postby Sir Briand » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:32 am

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Yes please.

I will be in Vancouver March 5 thru March 10 so if you are near North Van maybe we can connect. We are taking The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver and coming back the same way. Did it 2 years ago at this time of year. No crowds and no leaves on trees so you can see. Wonderful :lol: .

Will be passing through Edmonton in the afternoon of March 4 if you are around Mike.

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Postby michael » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:03 pm

That would be great, it fact after you leave Edmonton your train will of course cross the main street in Stony Plain.

Let me know the time and how long the stop over will be.
I can come to the station , I will bring Mercury along for the ride.

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