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Cheddar P4 - November 2022 update


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Starting to find the time I need to make progress when I can. Since the last entry I've completed the first batch of platforms, fencing and made a start on the greenery on the up side of the station. Barrow crossings have been added too. Platform faces and barrow crossings are scribed Palight. which is a foamed pic sheet. Surfaces are generally stone dust from Atwood Aggregates, applied onto glue/paint and suitably sanded down afterwards. Fences and gates are the usual Ratio products. I'm working on the stone loading point which was added by Chelmscombe Quarry in the 1950's at the moment. In reality the siding stretched around the front of the layout but I don't have enough width to represent it, so a small cameo of one of their lorries tipping into a wagon is planned here.

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That ground texture and colour has come out well. The long curvy spear-railing fence too.

 

I vaguely remember a discussion about whether the GWR used both types of fencing in the same location, but can't remember the conclusion!

 

Edit: But wait, this is a prototype location so your model gives me my answer, I assume.

 

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This is really very lovely.  
 

Might I suggest some kind of neutral backdrop, as the rather nice wooden blinds are rather obvious in your photos?  It’s a perennial problem, the backscene on PD is about 18” high, and this isn’t enough for some photos. 

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Your buildings are excellent. This appears to be Dad's only photo taken at Cheddar and shows none of them! It is also well after your period, I guess, from the shirt button on 6421.

 

CW14  Cheddar on last day of Yatton Wells Cheddar Valley line 7 9 63.jpg

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On 15/11/2022 at 06:43, Mikkel said:

That ground texture and colour has come out well. The long curvy spear-railing fence too.

 

I vaguely remember a discussion about whether the GWR used both types of fencing in the same location, but can't remember the conclusion!

 

Edit: But wait, this is a prototype location so your model gives me my answer, I assume.

 

Yes I have photos of Cheddar which show wooden platform fencing and spear topped fencing on the access roads.

the wooden fencing was replaced by chain link fencing at some point too!

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On 15/11/2022 at 09:19, Simond said:

This is really very lovely.  
 

Might I suggest some kind of neutral backdrop, as the rather nice wooden blinds are rather obvious in your photos?  It’s a perennial problem, the backscene on PD is about 18” high, and this isn’t enough for some photos. 

Yes it will ultimately have back scenes showing housing, Cheddar gorge and the Mendip Hills behind but I should try to add something whilst I’m still working on these boards in the meantime 

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