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


Dukedog

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Still lots to do and a deadline of April 22nd to meet!

Must crack on and update again soon.

 

Cheers!

Frank

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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 .

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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