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Cheddar P4 - Sept 2018 update - greenery

Posted by ullypug , 01 September 2018 · 532 views

After a break for a relaxing holiday away, I've turned this week to the first board at the Axbridge end. I'd mistakenly put the stone loading siding up adjacent to the wing walls of the over bridge so this was corrected and the groundwork adjusted to suit. Then I've tried playing about with the location of Fiveways Farm. Presently I'm looking at a forced perspective type arrangement to disguise the fact that it really isn't wide enough to fit properly. Still pondering that one.
Then I've dug out my scenics box and started applying ground cover. I'm using a mixture of Heki and Greenscenes static grass fibres over a bed of hanging basket liner, woodlands scenics and plain painted ground. Coming on well I think, though more to do yet including trimming and adding ground cover.
Rubberised horse hair hedges have been first fixed and I've planted a tree. The first of many I think. You can also see the first of what will be many, many strawberry patches. It was a feature of the line that these were cultivated on railway land right down to the trackside. Still after an age it's nice to see it taking shape.
Not yet convinced about the road colour or texture, so have more to do on that.

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That's looking very good. Can't remember seeing you do greenery before.

 

The road colour looks very good to me, especially in those first shorts where it appears lighter. A tad too rough maybe?

It has really grown! Lovely work. 

 

Best wishes,

Nick.

That road should be surfaced? I thought your model was set post 1950? Check the "Titfield Thunderbolt" film for the road surface.

That's looking very good. Can't remember seeing you do greenery before.

 

The road colour looks very good to me, especially in those first shorts where it appears lighter. A tad too rough maybe?

 

It has really grown! Lovely work. 

 

Best wishes,

Nick.

 

Thanks

 

That road should be surfaced? I thought your model was set post 1950? Check the "Titfield Thunderbolt" film for the road surface.

 

Certainly in the 1940's the road surface was not metalled, but I don't know at what point the main road or the side roads would have been dressed. What did you do on Clutton?

Check out the film, a very minor (much more minor than your road) road was surfaced in 1952.

Have you looked at the aerial photography (1946) on https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map# ?

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