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Have spent a considerable amount of time today with our backscene 'artist'.

 

We have tried various options and he has taken one backscene section to try out our ideas in practice - he may even have it back tomorrow for appraisal.

 

In the mean time this will be the inspiration of our new backscene …..

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On 01/03/2020 at 19:03, TEAMYAKIMA said:

Have spent a considerable amount of time today with our backscene 'artist'.

 

We have tried various options and he has taken one backscene section to try out our ideas in practice - he may even have it back tomorrow for appraisal.

 

In the mean time this will be the inspiration of our new backscene …..

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Here is a quick overnight first draft. Comments? 

 

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Maybe - more tonal variation in the orange tint, lighter at the top, darker as it fades to the horizon, not as extreme a fade as your inspiration but in that direction.

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3 hours ago, TEAMYAKIMA said:

Herne is a quick overnight first draft. Comments? 

 

 

I agree with JimFin regarding the tonal variation.

 

One other thing to consider, and that is the lighting under which the layout is likely to be seen (at an exhibition), as opposed to the lighting we/you are viewing it in your workshop.  Probably 'nitpicking' and difficult to assess (or for you to recreate), but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

 

Great job though.  Would like to get to 'Ally Pally' this time (not been for about 4 years), but now I have 'decamped' to Mid-Wales (from Dorset) it feels a little less likely unfortunately.

 

Steve

 

 

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16 hours ago, JimFin said:

Maybe - more tonal variation in the orange tint, lighter at the top, darker as it fades to the horizon, not as extreme a fade as your inspiration but in that direction.

 

Yes, Gordon and I agree. He will try to achieve that.

 

13 hours ago, steveNCB7754 said:

Tne other thing to consider, and that is the lighting under which the layout is likely to be seen (at an exhibition), as opposed to the lighting we/you are viewing it in your workshop.  Probably 'nitpicking' and difficult to assess (or for you to recreate), but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

 

Yes, good point but one I/we cannot control. We have deliberately not gone for overhead lighting and so it's a bit of 'pot luck' in that regard.

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one quick 2 pence opinion. The chimney between the two blocks of flats should rather be moved. It looks a little like "there is space so I do a chimney". If we see just the chimney top or only the smoke behind one of the buildings it is more realistic.

 

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Vecchio 

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4 hours ago, Vecchio said:

one quick 2 pence opinion. The chimney between the two blocks of flats should rather be moved. It looks a little like "there is space so I do a chimney". If we see just the chimney top or only the smoke behind one of the buildings it is more realistic.

 

Best regards

 

Vecchio 

 

Absolutely agree, this came up in our appraisal meeting and has now been actioned

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Another 11 hour day in the shed - 8am to 7pm!

 

One big achievement was the new power box has arrived, courtesy of an old friend in Twickenham MRC.

 

This new  version has a 5 amp booster so hopefully no more power drop outs and it has fans and ventilation holes...……….

 

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And this new version has lights!!

 

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Dealing with random things before I go to work.

 

One oversight was to glue the bridge down before we fitted the crash barrier underneath IMG_20200305_131819.jpg.51cd13aced53fbb0911bc5fc6f7b2fd6.jpg

 

So glued four sections together and cut off all the 'pins' except the first and last ……..

 

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Hopefully I can get it to stay in place with superglue gell!

 

Another issue - cycles - even in 2004 there were still millions of cycles in China and so we need a cycle park on the station. I know this one doesn't have handle bars, but it's only a trial run ….

 

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After another day modelling the cycle park now looks like this ……………...

 

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A new cameo at the front of the layout …………………………...

 

The Chinese driver was too short to wash the windscreen ………………………..

 

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Have been up early all week - still so much to do before Aly Paly!

 

Some upgrades ……………...

 

One of my team (Gordon) pointed out that empty lorries don't enter building sites - loaded lorries enter building sites. He also said that the advertising billboard was too small to be seen properly.

 

Before...………..

 

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After …………….

 

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Other new things ….

 

Gordon was round to show me the latest version of the backscene he's working on …………..still a work in progress

 

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New Olympic posters to really set the scene ….. and 'yes' the yellow car has been replaced

 

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The truck stop is moving ahead ……………….

 

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Another upgrade.

 

Two Wiking Austrian post office vans bought cheap on ebay - now one is Chinese! Back in the day this pale blue appeared to be the default colour of most Chinese trucks!

 

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"Back in the day this pale blue appeared to be the default colour" - but with its' reg (and city) roughly stenciled on the sides in big characters.

 

 

Kev.

 

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6 hours ago, SHMD said:

"Back in the day this pale blue appeared to be the default colour" - but with its' reg (and city) roughly stenciled on the sides in big characters.

 

 

Kev.

 

...and the back.

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7 hours ago, SHMD said:

"Back in the day this pale blue appeared to be the default colour" - but with its' reg (and city) roughly stenciled on the sides in big characters.

 

 

Kev.

 

 

1 hour ago, St Enodoc said:

...and the back.

 

Two questions if I may. 

 

1. Do you have any photos? 

 

2. If I'm honest I can only remember open trucks like coal trucks being this blue. We're there also box van types like the one I have just done. 

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4 minutes ago, TEAMYAKIMA said:

 

 

Two questions if I may. 

 

1. Do you have any photos? 

 

2. If I'm honest I can only remember open trucks like coal trucks being this blue. We're there also box van types like the one I have just done. 

No photos I'm afraid Paul but my memory says box vans as well as open trucks.

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42 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

No photos I'm afraid Paul but my memory says box vans as well as open trucks.

 

That's OK but I'm glad you think box vans as well - one of my team has been going on and on about 'more blue trucks' and as I needed to paint over the bright yellow and as I have a spray can of that blue I did it like that.

 

These are the only two photos I can find at short notice - taken in 2013 and 2014 . At least one of them has no markings!!

 

What did the blue signify? Ownership? Or just it was just the manufacturer's default colour scheme?

 


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These were taken in 2004 during the melon harvest.

This road was the old slow road from ZhengZhou to KaiFeng. Since then they have opened new roads/highways and a high speed train link.

The driving standards were quite frightening!

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Sorry about the hue but the taxi drive had tinted all his windows. (I think in an attempt to hold the thing together a little bit longer!)

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I couldn't find any pics of the "blue vans" - possibly because they weren't as interesting as the "opens".

I'll keep looking.

 

 

Kev.

 

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When I was there in 2006 and 8 a lot of the trucks were a drab military green, the same as a lot of the 2 unit Russian type OH panto-graph locomotives

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We had a bit more progress this morning with the crane area. Starting to come together. 

 

 

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Have been working on the empty area at the back of the layout - still very much a work in progress but now full of old track

 

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Just learned that the show at Alexandra Palace has been cancelled. This is sad after all the effort you put in. Any plans for future shows? 

Vecchio

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4 minutes ago, Vecchio said:

Just learned that the show at Alexandra Palace has been cancelled. This is sad after all the effort you put in. Any plans for future shows? 

Vecchio

I share an operating team with Al Turner's 'BRIDGE AT REMAGEN' and we aim to do 6-8 shows a year between us. I was down for 3 shows this year and two of them have been cancelled AP and RAILEX - so only show left is Peterborough in December.

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