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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:23
I made some progress during september : I rust the rail, put 2 layers of sand and I begin to add few plants.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 19:42
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:52
Brilliant! I spent most of my childhood holidays at the other end of the beach at Putsborough, but used to walk the couple of miles with Dad for an Ice-cream. Although fictonal you have captured the feel of Wollyjumpercombe to a T
Don't suppose the fairground ride owners would be pleased with the tracks in the way though
Posted 31 December 2012 - 16:53
Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:35
The back-scene is not from a photo taken at Saunton or Woolacombe. When, a few year ago, I spent holidays at Woolacombe, I did not taken photos because of back-scene (it was an error) because I did not imagine to locate a layout at Woolacombe. So I download and print a photo from Postersxxl.com (it's not a porn site despite the name) from an australian beach that look like more or less the Woolacombe bay.
The gauge is 2OO from Peco.
The loco is a free lance one. The donor is a mack from hartland locomotives works. I use the chassis and I remove the hood and the cab to scratch built it entirely. I have nearly finish also a lister and a ruston locomotives.
The wagon is a Bachmann tiper, I remove the top to convert it in a repair wagon
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:01
What an exceptional layout! You've captured the feeling of our local beaches beautifully.
I can almost feel myself stubbing my toe on a sleeper when I'm carrying my board down to the surf!
You've got the woodwork just right, & the marram grass is super. Your rust effect bolt plates are absolutely top notch
The only real issue I've got, is what's going on with that sky?
Since we moved back down here, it's only ever been dark grey, accompanied by lashing rain & howling winds!
I seem to remember one fine day, I think it was in 1961, but it's rained ever since!
All you need to do now is to further develop it & have a spam can belting through from the Mortehoe spur!
Keep up the exceptional work, it's just fantastic.