Jump to content






Photo
* * * * * 3 votes

Morfa Bach (My new Cambrian layout) Update Feb 13 2012

Posted by Dukedog , 13 February 2012 · 1,057 views

Another quick but significant update.

Finally I have got all the base scenic features in place. I have just finished the hillside around the tunnel mouth. Significant meaning that there will be (hopefully) no more polystyrene balls floating round SWMBO's kitchen!
The whole lot being given a few coats of "Gloop of a different colour"! This time matt black emulsion being mixed with white filler to give me that grey granite/slate colour.


Posted Image

A fair bit of this will be covered with the ubiquitous hanging basket liner, grass and vegetation of one sort or another as well as more real rock.

The front face of the layout has also had the facing fascia of hardboard glued and pinned in place and awaiting painting (Black???)

Here's an overall view of Morfa Bach from the viewing side.



Posted Image

Still lots to do and a deadline of April 22nd to meet!
Must crack on and update again soon.

Cheers!
Frank
  • Like x 18





I do like that slice of Welshness Frank.
Photo
Sidecar Racer
Feb 13 2012 19:06
Keep it coming Frank , I'm really enjoying this as it's giving me some ideas for my SWAG
module , I bought some hanging basket liner today , problem is it's more brown than green
but I reckon an attack with an air brush and acrylics should sort it out .

Now to wait another week for the next installment .
That is hugely impressive!

What are you going to do for a backscene?
It has a real west coast of Wales feel to it.
Keeps getting better. What is the deadline - an exhibition?
I really like the wide shot, that's a very well-composed scene.
Photo
Phil Copleston
Feb 14 2012 09:14
Delightful, Frank - it's veritably the Cambrian Coast in microcosm! Keep it coming, I'm enjoying your posts.
Thank you all for your kind comments.

Mike, There will be a printed back scene, If i can't find one ready to use then I will probably end up printing my own or making up a back scene by combining several bits from others.

Mikkel, the deadline is just for the MRG forum members day in Bristol on April 22nd this year, not a full exhibition, that is a long way off I think.

Cheers all
Frank
I'd steer away from black for the fascia, I used to use it but found the border between scenery and edge too harsh. I now use a mid grey/green colour that complements the foreground, and the effect is far less harsh. An easy way to see its effect without painting is using coloured paper from artshops/staples etc. The rock rubble and wall looks particularly effective.

I'd steer away from black for the fascia, I used to use it but found the border between scenery and edge too harsh. I now use a mid grey/green colour that complements the foreground, and the effect is far less harsh..



PMP
Thanks for your comment and input. I was thinking of using another colour other than black (Hence the question marks in my OP)
Maybe a green or brown? or even a grey?
Something I have to think about.

Cheers!
Frank
Photo
PaternosterRow
Feb 14 2012 19:27
Hi Frank

Lovely model - the use of real materials brings it to life. What type of track did you use - EM/P4? A real slice of Wales.

Mike

Hi FrankLovely model - the use of real materials brings it to life. What type of track did you use - EM/P4? A real slice of Wales.Mike


Hi Mike and thanks for the comment.
To answer your query re track and gauge, Would you believe that it is actually 00 gauge NOT EM or P4!
The track is C&L Finescale with hand built copper clad point.

Cheers!
Frank

MRG forum members day in Bristol on April 22nd this year


As I'm just over the 'water' where in Bristol is this event?

Mike
Looking rather good :)
I think satin black is a good choice for fascias: The contrast with the modelled scene tends to make the layout look more vivid and directs the eye to the bit you've put your effort into. I think having an edge is just something we have to accept when not building railways in real life :) That said, it can be a pain with photography unless you are prepared to frame your shots differently or extend the foreground in Photoshop.

But I like the idea of trying finishes first with coloured paper, that could save a lot of work.

What's inside!

Activity on the west bank Morfa Bach construction (1)

An engine shed for Pen Y Bont Scratch built single road engine shed.

Barn Free Wills Barn kit build and modifications

Bold as Brass Vintage electric street lamps scratch build from brass tube

Bridge Works Cambrian Trestle Bridge for Morfa Bach (1)

Bridge work continues Cambrian Trestle Bridge for Morfa Bach (3)

Burning Brakes! A burnt out brake van from a Dapol kit.

Hitching a ride An unusual load for my Weltrol

Home Brew Hand held DC controller How I built my DC controllers

Mind your Manors Bachmann Manor loco upgrade(new chimney)

More on the Bridge Cambrian Trestle Bridge for Morfa Bach (2)

Morfa Bach (A proposed new layout)

Morfa Bach Construction Update (1) Nov 15 2011

Morfa Bach Construction Update (2) Dec 15 2011

Morfa Bach Construction Update (3) Jan 7 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (4) Jan 24 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (5) Jan 31 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (6) Feb 6 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (7) Feb 13 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update Feb 21 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (9) Mar 1 2012

Morfa Bach Construction Update (10) Mar 17 2012

Penmaen Pool MPD Proposed next section of new Layout

Penmaenpool construction 1 Baseboard and track laying started

Playing about with Templot Getting to grips with new (for me) software

Plug & Play! Removable ground discs and other items.

Standard Tank under the weather Weathering my BR standard class 3 2-6-2T

Taking Stock 1 Coopercraft Cattle wagon build

Taking Stock 2 Dapol Lowmac kit build

Taking stock 3 Parkside LNER van build

Taking stock 4 Dapol Meat van kit build.

Recent Entries

Recent Comments

Random Album Image

DSCF0110

My Friends' Blogs