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GWR 1930s 00 Branch Steam OO




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#1 KNP

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:08

Well after much nudging and prodding I have decided to add Little Muddle to this forum.

 

The layout was started as a permanent one in our forth bedroom back in Jan 2009 as an 'L' shaped layout around two walls and then in July 2013 the next section was added to give a 'U' shape.

How do I know the dates well I sensibly wrote the starting dates on the framework as I knew I would never remember them in the future.

 

The layout in based somewhere around the Bristol area and was to depict a railway running through a prototypical English countryside with trees and fields aplenty.

 

Most of the current pictures where taken on either on Air Pad 2 or an I-phone 5s as I was using them as a modelling aid. I find a picture highlights problems or issues far better than the naked eye can as the camera narrow downs the viewpoint.

 

Though I have posted over 70 pictures on the modelling galleries some will be used again here but I propose to take even more new pictures in the future which I will post here.

 

The main aim of this layout was to model the countryside with a railway passing through it and not the otherway round.

To support this I have modelled over 320 trees to date, with more planned, of which only one of them is ready-made

I have over 1200 pictures so I won't be short of a few in the short term and some might be of interest anyway showing the timeline of this layout.

There have been many changes and tweaks to this layout over the years as I have better ideas, new techniques and pure changes of mind........do we ever finish our layouts? 

 

Here are the first batch of pictures of Little Muddle

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#2 Andrew P

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:18

This looks lovely Kevin, do have any overall pics, a Track Plan and some dimensions please.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:22

Hi Kevin

 

What a great layout you have there.

 

I also like the idea of a railway running through the countryside but I have a long way to go to catch up with your 320 trees as you can't put too many up too early, I take it the buildings are scratch built too.

 

I look forward to seeing more of Little Muddle.

 

Jim


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#4 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:23

Beautiful pictures
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#5 KNP

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:25

This looks lovely Kevin, do have any overall pics, a Track Plan and some dimensions please.

 

I do have a couple of plans of the layout but can I find them, no, I must have put them in such a safe place!!!

One day I will find them or I might even redraw them for reference.

At the moment I don't have any overall photos as that wasn't the aim of the pictures as I mentioned the main aim was to take them and see if the layout was achieving what I had in my minds eye.

The room is about 3m square.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:27

Hi Kevin

 

What a great layout you have there.

 

I also like the idea of a railway running through the countryside but I have a long way to go to catch up with your 320 trees as you can't put too many up too early, I take it the buildings are scratch built too.

 

I look forward to seeing more of Little Muddle.

 

Jim

 

Only three buildings are readymade, Skaledale ones, which my son and daughter brought me for a birthday a few years ago so I had to put on the layout....didn't I otherwise there would have been trouble at mill (or farm)


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#7 Anglian

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:29

Looks wonderful. I particularly like the fifth 'works' image


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#8 Stubby47

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:38

Wow!
Very nice, lots of quality scenery.
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#9 AireValley1962

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:43

Wow! Nicely done - can't wait to see more photos.

 

William


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#10 KNP

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:50

Thanks for all the comments so here's few more teasers.

I'm even in the processes of finishing my drifter...one day?!?

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 19:56

Total envy of the 'Bloody Hellfire Wonderful Must Start My Layout One Day' variety. More please !!
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#12 KNP

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 20:08

Total envy of the 'Bloody Hellfire Wonderful Must Start My Layout One Day' variety. More please !!

 

Thanks.

 

Well I will just sit here and ponder on that one!!!!

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#13 gwrrob

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 20:21

Glad to see you took my advice KNP.Lovely shots so far.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 20:30

Simply stunning.   :D


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 20:41

Evening 

 

   Well yes stunning , love the road , 


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#16 KNP

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 20:56

The last one for this evening probably my favourite picture to date that captures exactly the tranquil scene I was aiming for.

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#17 gwrrob

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 21:11

Very Pendon like.I love the trees and would appreciate a tutorial on their construction and materials used.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 21:33

Hi Kevin, what a lovely layout. Every aspect of your modelling looks superb and I agree with Robin, very much in the Pendon mode in it's overall atmosphere.

 

I really like the shot of the Dairy in the first post. Is it modelled on a prototype?


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#19 tractionman

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 21:40

Another stunning GWR layout set in the 'thirties, utterly charming!

Great to see such beautiful modelling, thanks for posting the pictures.

All the best,

Keith
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 22:24

Wow. Stunning layout.


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#21 Julia

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 22:29

Amazing railway photos, Are you sure you've not uploaded photos of a 1:1 scale railway, rather than the model :P

 

Great layout.

 

J


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#22 Londontram

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 22:47

Very impressive with an incredibly high standard. Would love to see a track plan even a basic one to help get things into proportion.

 

I love the steam drifter, living in Great Yarmouth we have the last steam drifter restored and still in sea going condition so if you need any detail shots let me know.

                                                                                  Steve


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#23 The Yorkshire Pud

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 23:21

That is really excellent modelling ....... :)

You've created some very believable scenes ...... something we can all aspire to create, each in our own way.

 

Simon. 


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 23:41

Very, very nice.

Thanks for posting.

 

Cheers, Les


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#25 gismorail

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:14

Wow Wow Wow what a fantastic layout and superb pictures ....now here's inspiration indeed just keep posting  :sungum:


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