7mm , Blackney, A Glimpse of the Forest

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Alan, 2 February 2019.

  1. JasonBz

    JasonBz Active Member

    Nice looking gate.
    Good to see the braces are the right way round too; something many a "prototype" manages to get wrong!
     
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  2. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    It's also satisfying building something from a nice tactile medium like wood.
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Gate in place on the layout, trees have been felled to be able to place gate (they will be replaced when other undergrowth has grown round the open gate.



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    At long last the photos look more like the true colour, in reality they are fractionally darker, but not as dark or brown as the earlier photos. More photos when the weeds and undergrowth has grown and the trees "unfelled"
     
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  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    More undergrowth has gone in, under the trees and around the new gte and its posts.



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  5. pricei

    pricei Active Member

    That last picture looks incredibly realistic, Alan.
    Ian
     
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  6. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thanks Ian
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thought I'd give the last one the Ben Ashworth treatment.

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  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    After being axed from the kemble brabches BR(WR) decided to experiment with AC Railcar W79977 on the Blackney branch running a shuttle servic between Gloucester Central and Blackney. Our erstwhile Photographer happened to capture the first trial run.



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    She needs a touch of weathering on the underframe and the odd passenger.
     
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  9. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    I've seen a photo* of a GWR Diesel Railcar at Coleford, so not an implausible scenario at all. :thumbs:

    * Page 256 of Neil Parkhouses's awesome volume "Forest of Dean Lines and the Severn Bridge".
     
  10. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Alan, I am sorry but I have only just started to have a look at this rather nice layout, I will return to have a longer viewing. Just the right size for one person with some lovely scenics. Any earlier stock??!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Julian
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Julian you'll find out when you read the thread ffrom the beginning. ;)
     
  12. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Hi Alan. Does this mean that there are no transfers in the Slaters' kit?

    Julian
     
  13. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Well Alan that has kept me busy for the last hour, better do some chores or woe betide!

    Interesting lorry...my father had a Ford D for his building business in the 60s, it was from the days of his father. As far as I can remember it was black all over (weren't all Fords at one time?) and much to my mother's annoyance he drove my brother and I to school!! Very fond memories.

    As I said a lovely escape you have in your den.

    Thank you

    Julian
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thank you Julian.
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Now weathered, perhaps slightlyoverdone, but it is almost time fo the passenger service to be taken away. All I need now is a driver and 1 or2 passengers( definitely no more) and to change the destination blinds (any one any ideas).



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  16. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    That is very well weathered. I do like the rust eating the sides up from the bottom.
     
  17. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Very nice Alan, she certainly looks at home at Blackney .

    Geoff
     
  18. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Destination blinds:- Blackney, & Gloucester. :thumbs:
     
  19. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Yes, I agree, weathering looks very believable, not overdone IMO.
     
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  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thank you all.