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Pots and Stones

Posted by Tony Simms , in Scenic 15 May 2012 · 1,278 views

In anticipation of the North East Area Group of The 2mm Scale Association 30th Anniversary Event (hereinafter referred to as "the do"), I've been doing some scenic work to Brafferton.

Last time, I mentioned that the surface of the goods dock had been removed to relay it in the same manner as the platform. Nothing has yet progressed on this, as I am now in the process of adding an extra platform, so I'll surface them en-bloc. Reading the Middleton Press book on the line, I picked up on a previously unnoticed comment about the disused second platform; this dates from the building of the line when it was to be double track right through. The second line was never laid except in passing places and the said platform would have been redundant from inception! Anyway, I've dug up a stretch of embankment at the front of the layout and will insert the platform there.

The station buildings have also been neglected of late and there are still numerous jobs to do to finish them. I was particularly ashamed that they sported no chimney pots at Nottingham. So this was put right. I have also struggled to come to terms with the colouring of the stonework. You may recall that this was printed and coloured on a CAD package. It has always been a bit too yellow for me. A touch of thinned stone enamel seems to have given them a more realistic finish and the tops of the sills were coloured to match. Meanwhile the roof has gained capping stones and the glazing has finally made all watertight. Tomorrow I may be flashing on the roof:

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You can just see the commencement of the butchering of the scenery in the foreground. Elements seem to be coming together now to make a reasonably realistic scene:

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Finally, here is a shot of the layout in its permanent home. It also makes a rather attractive bedside light:

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queensquare
May 15 2012 20:47
Hi Tony, the layout is looking great. That looks a very cosy corner to play trains - I like the Cuneo on the wall, we have the same one up in the office at home. Have you found the mouse on it?

cheers Jerry

ps. you need to be careful about flashing on the roof, you could end up getting your coller felt!!
Lovely stuff Tony. It's coming together very nicely indeed!

Tom.
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Tony Simms
May 15 2012 20:52
Thanks Jerry and Tom. Or is that Tom and Jerry?

It really is nice to have the trainset up permanently; me and the boy can play trains when we want or just sit and watch them go round and round and round... :D

Didn't know there was a mouse in the Cuneo; must have a look!
I do like that set up nice to give the locos a chance to stretch their legs.
Don
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queensquare
May 15 2012 21:28

Didn't know there was a mouse in the Cuneo; must have a look!


There is always a mouse on a Cuneo. I won't tell you where this one is - it will give you and your lad something to look for whilst the trains are circulating. If you get stuck I will tell you where it is.

John Greenwood has Cuneo's painting of the interior of Greenwood box on his landing and I still haven't found the mouse on that one yet.

Jerry
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rcmacchipilot
May 16 2012 00:49
I will admit, I looked at this for the first time and thought on first impressions that it was 4mmFS. It wasnt till I got to the last picture that I realised it was 2mmFS. well done :D
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Tony Simms
May 16 2012 04:42

ps. you need to be careful about flashing on the roof, you could end up getting your coller felt!!


Oh no, I'll use lead, not felt...

Or is that Tom and Jerry?


:laugh: Me thinks that solves the problem of finding the mouse then :laugh:

Great work Tony - The scenics are looking lovely and I do like the way the light beam hovers like a halo over the layout...
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queensquare
May 16 2012 08:31
Took my Cuneo book to bed with me last night and discovered why I couldn't find a mouse on the Greenwood box picture - its too early, Cuneo didn't start adding the mice until1953!

Tony, have a look at the bottom, right insulator on the telegraph pole in the foreground.........eeek!

Jerry
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Tony Simms
May 18 2012 17:59

Took my Cuneo book to bed with me last night and discovered why I couldn't find a mouse on the Greenwood box picture - its too early, Cuneo didn't start adding the mice until1953!

Tony, have a look at the bottom, right insulator on the telegraph pole in the foreground.........eeek!

Jerry


Found it and the one on "Autumn of Steam". Is there one on the Clapham Junction painting - it all seems a bit dark for mice.
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queensquare
May 19 2012 16:25

Found it and the one on "Autumn of Steam". Is there one on the Clapham Junction painting - it all seems a bit dark for mice.


I think the Clapham Junction picture is the one they have in the waiting room at Corfe Castle, in which case the answer, I think, is yes - but can't remember where. Will have a look at bedtime!
Tony, does the layout contra- rotate with the trains? ( like a grown up version of Mark's Pizza Layout?) It would beat watching TV any night!

Seriously-- it looks very good.

Richard.
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queensquare
May 21 2012 08:49

Is there one on the Clapham Junction painting - it all seems a bit dark for mice.


Found it - Tony, think Great Western!!

Jerry
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Tony Simms
May 21 2012 12:17
Pannier - got it! Thanks Jerry! :D

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