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24 minutes ago, eastwestdivide said:

Does it need a bit of wildlife? Heron maybe - quite distinctive at a small scale?

All in due course.  Heron, ducks, geese, other water-birds if I can source them or adapt something such as coots, moorhens and a few gulls.  Even an egret.  

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The Waddle Marsh continues to grow. 
 

Faced with the problem of having a river in a valley on a flat board I intend to build up the far bank with a low-level retaining wall and a little “land fill” back towards the headshunt siding. 

 

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More progress. 
 

The opposite bank now exists. A card wall was faced with Scalescenes “Coursed Ashlar” printed at 67% to reduce the size of the blocks somewhat.  That was then brushed over with brown weathering powder and dark green was added at the lower edge.

 

A flight of stone steps was built using scrap offcuts of the card and more ashlar print. These provide access to the stepping stones. 
 

The land on the “railway” bank is built up using two sheets of foamboard on top of each other and will be developed into a patch of greenery. This now provides the illusion that the railway is slightly higher than the river. Which it isn’t. 
 

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The waterfowl arrive plain white. Today some have been repainted as brown ducks with others black to represent moorhens (red brow) and coots (white brow) 

 

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And ……. she’s back!!! :D:dancer::tender:

 

Senara, the mermaid from Penhayle Bay, now lives at Waddlemarsh. 
 

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1 hour ago, Gwiwer said:

The waterfowl arrive plain white. Today some have been repainted as brown ducks with others black to represent moorhens (red brow) and coots (white brow) 

 

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So it’s Waddle-marsh because of the ducks…? It’s nice to see the little touches coming from Penhayle Bay. Looking forward to the next one.

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42 minutes ago, brushman47544 said:


So it’s Waddle-marsh because of the ducks…? It’s nice to see the little touches coming from Penhayle Bay. Looking forward to the next one.


Or the ducks simply waddle in the marsh thereby giving it its name. ;)  

 

There will be a few more pieces salvaged ftom Penhayle Bay in addition to some of the rolling stock. 

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2 hours ago, Gwiwer said:


Or the ducks simply waddle in the marsh thereby giving it its name. ;)  

 

There will be a few more pieces salvaged ftom Penhayle Bay in addition to some of the rolling stock. 

I thought it was the River Waddle?

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On 19/10/2021 at 17:24, Gwiwer said:

 

 

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That's what I like to see.

A chap who gets all his ducks in a row. 

 

Coming along nicely, Rick.

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 A little more progress. Access between the road bridge and station will be via a flight of steps.  Part-complete in this view these are built from offcuts of card and foamboard with spare brick-print paper from the Scalescenes download stuck on. The steps themselves will be formed from spare pieces not used for the concrete footbridge at the other end. 


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And a gratuitous shot of some wagons under the loading gantry 

 

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The post-and-wire fence is in. It still requires a bit of weathering and there’s more greenery to go down. A young lad waits to get a view of the railway action.  That action included a newly-purchased trio of wagons from our friends in Camborne which have been loaded with Woodland Scenics “Medium Talus”. And a goodly helping of PVA!
 

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A quiet weekend has allowed some modifications and progress to the street-to-station steps. 
 

An intermediate landing has been fitted, upon which a lady in blue is standing, to break the long flight which in turn necessitated changes to the brick abutments to incorporate a horizontal area

 

With that done cap stones have been fitted where needed. 
 

The steps themselves require painting then final detailing and fitting will see this piece become integral with the road bridge. 
 

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After a long wait the final piece of backscene is finally going in. This is a test-fit. The idea is that it curves slightly behind the bridge to give depth rather than being a straight line stuck to it. 
 

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