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Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project


Some presentation planning

Posted by 10800 , 24 August 2014 - - - - - - · 787 views

It's been a long time since there were any updates to the viaduct project (and no I haven't done any more to that footbridge). This has been due to a variety of non-modelling issues for both John and myself.

Anyway, we're back looking to rebuild some momentum. This weekend we have made significant progress in conceptual planning of the final presentati...


Work on section 4 and a new visitor.

Posted by Re6/6 , 07 April 2013 - - - - - - · 704 views

More work has been done with the balustrades on board 4. They have been refitted, filled, smoothed and sprayed in undercoat to be 'photographically proved'

The 'proving' has been useful in showing up all the imperfect finishing.

Normally this would have probably been OK for 'normal viewing distances' but not for 'cruel' camera close-ups which are now su...


Some medium sized silver birches.

Posted by Re6/6 , 09 January 2013 - * * * * - · 601 views

Some medium sized silver birches.A few more smaller ones will be made and then some other more predominent species will be next, oaks, chestnuts, sycamores and probably some elms would be nice.There was quite a prominent stand of pines (Scots or Maritime) at the Brighton end embankment. They stood on the road side of this embankment during the main time p...


A start on Balcombe station

Posted by 10800 , 04 January 2013 - * * * * * · 968 views

This is the first actual part of Balcombe station. One of its features from the period we are modelling is a cast iron footbridge - not the one there now, which is an Exmouth Junction concrete product. It is shown here http://en.wikipedia....cc3c259a.jpg??. Of note is that at one end there is a conventional land...


Getting ready for Taunton

Posted by 10800 , 06 April 2012 - * * * * * · 767 views

After the 'great lift' it was time to start fixing some of the balustrades, refuges and pavilions back onto the viaduct deck.

Here are some shots from today of the two boards that we will be showing, about 40% of the total. Lengths of 7mm wide stripwood were temporarily glued with Copydex along the edge of the deck to allow the balustrades to be...


Some tree surgery!

Posted by Re6/6 , 27 March 2012 - * * * * * · 1,327 views

After the first attempt at tree making using Gordon Gravett's methods I wasn't happy at all with the efforts. Some had the 'broccoli tree' look whilst others looked too dense or with too much 'space' and with the wrong colour foliage! Using the Woodlands 'foliage' just doesn't cut it, at least until I can master a...


Pavilions finished structurally

Posted by 10800 , 03 March 2012 - * * * * * · 901 views

The 'great lift' is now finished, with the addition of the final 2mm at the bases of the pavilions, and I have also put all the moulding detail around the tops of the pavilion columns - at least as far as practicability allows. I had previously done this on one of them, but that got trashed when I separated the roof slab to add the 2mm in there, so...


More on 'The Great Lift'

Posted by 10800 , 26 February 2012 - * * * - - · 675 views

Apart from two pieces on 15 refuges (waiting for timber delivery) the refuges are now all done. Here are all 72 of them lined up, with the incomplete ones at the back. They still need trimming and fitting in places.

With each refuge having 19 pieces, when the last 15 are done there will be 1368 pieces in the photo...


Some more trees

Posted by Re6/6 , 21 February 2012 - * * * * * · 578 views

Some more trees and an armature for Balcombe. These are all experimental ATM and will be placed at the rear of the layout. I've still got to improve on tree recognition and produce better models of particular types.

Some of these will probably be removable for use on other projects. The smaller ones will be used on the Matford rebuild on the new...


Coming out of a period of relative dormancy

Posted by 10800 , 19 February 2012 - - - - - - · 549 views

Despite John's excellent forestry experiments, it's probably true to say that we've 'relaxed' a bit since the intensive run-up to Scaleforum last September - see http://www.rmweb.co....post__p__496055 for a...