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Trip to Trawsfynydd with John tomorrow to take photos for the custom made backscene.

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As I am building the Trawsfynydd section now I need a backscene. As with Maentwrog Road we are making a custom backscene using photos from the real location. John accompanied me today with his camera to get some shots.

 

 

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7 hours ago, branchie said:

You picked a cracking day for it

 

Yes, could have done with some cloud really to make it more realistic!

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Lens hood is not on straight (photographic rivet counter)

Love your layout BTW.

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Stunning pictures especially the one of the footbridge I've walked across it's a bit of an odd feeling as you walk over hearing the the creeks and groans from the metal work. 

 

Cheers 

 

Colin 

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The end of the line at Trawsfynydd as it is today. Thanks to Cazrail for the photo.

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A couple of crude phone pictures of progress on the Trawsfynydd nuclear flask transfer point. Trawsfynydd nuclear power station in the background. Just starting to blend the backscene in. (My phone seems to have made the static grass much greener than it actually is!)

 

 

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Reminds me of when working round there. If you can see the power station it's going to rain, if you can't it already is.

Good progress pal.

 

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That looks superb. Already I think it captures the place well, even though I've only ever worked there with the line overgrown!

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Done some static grassing this morning, just the base layer. Lots of trees to make over the coming weeks...

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Playing with ballast...

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Trees for Trawsfynydd.

 

Going to need a lot so thought I had better make a start making them.

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Hi Nick 

 

If the backscene is displayed as mid-winter, are you going to create your trees to match? 

 

Just a thought.

 

Nick 

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On 27/01/2020 at 20:14, stivesnick said:

Hi Nick 

 

If the backscene is displayed as mid-winter, are you going to create your trees to match? 

 

 

 

The problem is the Maentwrog Road back scene was photographed in Autumn. Couldn't do this one last Autumn and can't wait until next Autumn due to deadlines. I need to disguise the fact it is winter which I can do I think as the real location was very enclosed by trees and undergrowth. Trees and grass will be toned down by the time I have finished...

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11 hours ago, CovDriver said:

That is really looking good,

http://www.2d53.co.uk/blaenauffestiniog/menu.htm

Not sure if your aware of this site I follow it for the inspiration as it has some fantastic pictures of Maentrwog Road and Trawsfynydd.

 

 

Thanks Colin, yes I am very familiar with the 2D53 site. I have some other great links to the North Wales lines which I will post later when on my laptop.

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Good to catch up today Nick.

 

Layout looking really good. Have fun making more trees!

 

 

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12 hours ago, mudmagnet said:

Good to catch up today Nick.

 

Layout looking really good. Have fun making more trees!

 

 

 

Thanks Richard, good to see you too. Hope you had a decent journey back. Doing some ballasting today, giving the trees a rest!

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Bit more progress on Maentwrog Road...

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Looking grand Nick 

 

Cheers

Anthony 

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