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8 - Kyle - A night off?...

Posted by bcnPete , 07 May 2010 · 537 views

Update - Good morning - I had hoped to have a long productive evening last night working on the layout with the TV tuned to the UK elections...but it was one of those evenings where everything I began, started going wrong :(

To begin, I painted the platforms a beige colour as from the photos there are two different types of platform surface, however it looked so awful, I ended up overpainting with grey about 3 hours later. Then turned my attention to the backscene, which has been produced using a montage of sky from Kyle photos and then applying on top of a strip of Kyle mountain spliced together. The jury is out at present - I think I will redo it...but perhaps after the exhibition. It has sort of captured the effect I wanted...but not to the standard I was hoping for.

Last thing before I decided to call it a night was apply a little grey paint to the harbour side as a base to add further colours - Its not the right colour but should be easier to apply different layers on top.

All in all, I think I will have a night off tonight and try and forget about it as its going to be a busy last weekend... :unsure:

Few pics attached...

Attached Image: KB25.jpg
Overall shot showing relationship between scenic and non scenic boards...
Attached Image: KB26.jpg
Close up...sorry about the 90° corner...but its better than no backscene...
Attached Image: KB28.jpg
Further to Donw's request...a cruel trackside view...





Tricky things corners. Looking down from above is not the best view what does it look like from track level?
Donw

Tricky things corners. Looking down from above is not the best view what does it look like from track level?
Donw


Donw - I have added a rather cruel trackside view above as I couldn't quite fathom how to add in a picture to a reply!...I could put in a small curved fillet, but its going to get messy and I am trying to limit all the extra little pieces to go in the box file.

The option option I am pondering is to leave the return end off and not attach it...but I do like the way it wraps around to enclose the scenic section and then does the opposite to enclose the fiddle yard end.
How about a strategically placed lamp post in the corner?

How about a strategically placed lamp post in the corner?


Hey Bryn

I will check the prototype photos - I don't think there is much at the end of the platform before the harbour wall.

Will keep it a right angle until last minute and then decide whether to include the return or leave it off.

Mind you, I see that Volcanic ash cloud has closed BCN airport again...so perhaps I won't be flying it in to UK next Friday afterall :(

Pete
Pete
it looks so much better at track level so I would leave the end piece on. Ideally the layout should be exhibtited at a high level ( always best for 2mm) or at least allow the viewer to get that track level view. For me that picture has the right atmosphere.
Donw
Donw - Thanks - agreed about the height issue...although this layout has been provided with a table by the Exhibition organisers as I couldn't quite work out how to get the legs in the boxfiles...its a great thought though...a boxfile layout with its own self contained leg structure...hmm...maybe next year :mellow:

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