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#51 Warspite

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 16:00

Very, very nice. First time I've seen this superb layout. A great inspiration.



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 17:42

Hi Dave
The layout looks great and the pic's look fantastic.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 18:01

Hi
Layout looks fantastic. Very inspiring :)
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 13:46

Really looking forward to operating Charmouth at the next exhibition - it's been a while!

Just had the official invite through, Charmouth will be appearing at the Warley Show this year, 24th, 25th November.
Only its second exhibition in the last fourteen years, I had better start checking the wiring!
Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 16:20

Count me in Dave, along with Darren!

You're not going to re-wire for DCC .....

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 23:12

Thanks very much for all the comments Gents, much appreciated.
Dave.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 23:15

Luckily a photographer was on hand to record the arrival of the new old coaches at Charmouth. A number of photos were taken while shunting and running-round took place

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Sorry there's so many shots,but I couldn't decide which ones to leave out. That's my excuse anyway.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 23:40

And another load taken while awaiting departure time;

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Thanks for your indulgence!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:38

No indulgence involved - pics like yours are the reason many of us are here! Super stuff as ever on this layout.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 17:11

Just lovely Dave....oozing charm and character!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 20:01

Thanks for your indulgence!

Dave.


Our indulgence ???? You're indulging us, sir, with some very fine modelling !! Thank you !

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:16

Great photos, I love the iron work on the ends of the coach and van.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 18:42

Lovely stuff as ever, Dave! For me it's sort of Aughnacloy meets Tralee in Dorset with a touch of Ballinamore. Looking forward to when I see Charmouth / Bridport Town again.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 22:48

Thanks for all the encouraging comments Gents, it keeps me keen to keep modelling and developing.

For me it's sort of Aughnacloy meets Tralee in Dorset with a touch of Ballinamore. Patrick

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up!

Looking forward to when I see Charmouth / Bridport Town again

Charmouth will be at Warley this coming November, for one of its occasional jaunts into the outside world.

Great photos, I love the iron work on the ends of the coach and van. Don

Thanks Don, those etched grills are rather gorgeous, and some of the last remaining bits of the original kit.

All the best,
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 14:45

Prior to its long-overdue outing to Warley this coming Autumn, Charmouth is in need of a little refurbishment and upgrade here and there. I've talked about conversion to DCC on my Workbench thread, but some of the scenery was looking a bit tatty as well.

My nice handmade wooden fencing along the front looked very nice, but was continually getting knocked and broken, so I'm replacing it with the Peco plastic stuff. The stretch of grassy bank along the front of the goods yard was so worn and bare that I'm replacing it completely. So I've removed the remains of the fence and built up the new wider bank with bits of old insulation board, messily glued down with pva.

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Charmouth was built in the 1980s & 90s, when hairy carpet-underfelt was the primary method of representing grass. I did consider trying out the modern electrostatic method, but then I would have to do the entire layout or it would look wrong.
So for now I'm sticking with the older method (I've still got some underfelt left) and Noch and co will have to wait for a new layout.

First job was to cover the ground with a mix of earth/moss/ground coloured flock:

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Next job is install the fence, and then I can add grass and bushes (nylon scouring pad, rubberised horsehair, Woodland Scenics foam) around it.

Meanwhile, he grounded van body behind the platform has been converted into a running van, (see my Workbench) and will be replaced by this:

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Picked it up secondhand recently, I don't know what its prototype is, but its handmade. Needs a bit of weathering.

Cheers,
Dave.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 14:53

Hi Dave
It's all looking fantastic for it's age and grounded wagon is very good as well.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 15:11

Meanwhile, he grounded van body behind the platform has been converted into a running van, (see my Workbench) and will be replaced by this:

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Picked it up secondhand recently, I don't know what its prototype is, but its handmade. Needs a bit of weathering.

Cheers,
Dave.


Very nice David. The prototype of your grounded van is Great Western, David Geen does a kit in 4mm - http://www.davidgeen...WR/W001-Dg7.jpg

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 17:09

Hi Dave,

I did wonder how you were getting on with Charmouth.
Looking forward to Warley in a couple of months and having a good run on Charmouth. Last time must have been in Shepton Mallet when joined to Bridport Town ...

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 18:18

Very nice David. The prototype of your grounded van is Great Western, David Geen does a kit in 4mm - http://www.davidgeen...WR/W001-Dg7.jpg
Adam

Thanks for the info Adam, that makes it a most appropriate choice. Don't ask me how they got it there though!
Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:55

The replacement Peco fence has been planted, looks fine from a distance. I sprayed it with Railmatch Sleeper-Grime first, and gave it a gentle weathering with white powder paint gently brushed on. The fence needs carefull handling as its moulded from a soft shiny plastic with a soapy texture that paint doesnt want to stick to. I've already scraped it off by accident in places.

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The raw materials of undergrowth: centre, teased-out nylon scouring pad, already with some Woodland Scenics attached (actually a previously used bush recovered from elsewhere) Top and Right, rubberised horsehair pulled apart and torn into bush-shapes. Left, my grass raw-material; some form of underfelt or sound-deadening material.

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Adding undergrowth to the bank, smearing a bit of Evo-Stick Impact to the material and positioning/pushing it into place. Extra bits of horsehair dabbed on top, with more smears of Evostick, until a suitable look is achieved. Woodland Scenics material will be added later.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 22:51

Foliating the bushes is done with Woodland Scenics products, notably their Foliage Nets. I tear a bit off and then pull it apart/tease it out until its less dense, then spread it over the bush material until it looks right. Its held in place by a very light brush of pva over the bush.

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Close-up it doesnt look too great, but its the overall impression I'm after. In the wider view it looks more convincing.

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I had never been completely happy with the hardstanding area in the goods yard; and over the years have had several attempts at improving it. Its bright appearance is the result a layer of very fine sawdust glued down over the painted tile-grout. This gives it more of a hard-packed gravel appearance, and a good dose of weathering powders will tone it down.

Next job is to paint the grass.

Cheers, Dave.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:22

Dave,

I particularly liked the first picture; the foliage looks great - hadn't heard of that product before but will be on the lookout for it.

However, what really caught my eye was the rusty corrugated iron of the shed - very realistic!

Regards,

Dave

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:43

Foliating the bushes is done with Woodland Scenics products, notably their Foliage Nets. I tear a bit off and then pull it apart/tease it out until its less dense, then spread it over the bush material until it looks right. Its held in place by a very light brush of pva over the bush.


Dave

I really like what you have done with those bushes. Must admit that I haven't come across 'foliage nets' before and couldn't find them on the web. What are they and where did you get them from?

Thanks

Stephen

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:25

Must admit that I haven't come across 'foliage nets' before and couldn't find them on the web. What are they and where did you get them from?
Stephen

Hi Stephen,

The stuff I've got is the basic "Foliage", third picture down on the left on this page: http://woodlandsceni...maturesFoliages

One of their earlier products (I've had mine for donkeys years) its the usual foam granules, fixed to what appears to be a very fine nylon net. You can tear bits off, pull them apart and stretch them till you've got the effect you want, and then lay/drape/glue them in place.

Here's the detailed list: http://woodlandsceni...ategory/Foliage I use light, medium and dark green, F51, F52, and F53.

Hope this helps,
Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:02

Hi Stephen,

The stuff I've got is the basic "Foliage", third picture down on the left on this page: http://woodlandsceni...maturesFoliages

One of their earlier products (I've had mine for donkeys years) its the usual foam granules, fixed to what appears to be a very fine nylon net. You can tear bits off, pull them apart and stretch them till you've got the effect you want, and then lay/drape/glue them in place.

Here's the detailed list: http://woodlandsceni...ategory/Foliage I use light, medium and dark green, F51, F52, and F53.

Hope this helps,
Cheers, Dave.


Dave

Thanks for these links. I've used Woodland Scenics fine and coarse turf, various lichens and leaf foliage but hadn't seen the net foliage before. Something different to try!

Thanks again.

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