7mm Stephen Fay’s Layouts & diorama’s ( Sonning Cutting )

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.

  1. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Those shed shots are very atmospheric, Steve.
     
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  2. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  3. Compton castle

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    • Manky mogul! Another of my dads locos getting some dirt, how do you want it I asked? Filthy he said! Coal will be added tomorrow.

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  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Lovely weathering, Steve.
     
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  5. Compton castle

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    The shed foreman at Maple Road was quite excited to see two wagon loads of welsh steam coal arrive on the shed, beats that Northern Snap & Crackle they’ve been getting lately.
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  7. Compton castle

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    My dads panniers now looking a little more workaday
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    Maple Road shed set up in the sun for its 15 mins of fame today. It will shortly be off to its new owner.
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  9. Compton castle

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    Another batch of MBR trees arrived today to thicken up the Birch Forrest plus a few spruce,
    I’ve got another two tall spruce on order from GModelScene and that should just about complete this section. 46527D36-F1FE-4BC7-ABBC-6B6120726A70.jpeg 5053646C-471C-4E94-8CF2-B03B3FE6CC4F.jpeg
     
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  11. Compton castle

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    090B9BB4-8CBE-490E-BE2A-EF7C1018BFBA.jpeg Another book made up, It’s a nice way to keep a record of my work especially after the layouts have gone to their new homes
     
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    C2F0BD64-DE8A-4700-A745-E9F2781FFC0D.jpeg 0FA6CFE6-51BF-4E0D-B632-8689451670A1.jpeg I’ve been adding Fox BR coach roundels to my Dapol MK1’s

    plus this little wagon arrived today a LTD from Tower models and a must have as it’s from my own town. Its currently being distressed before I add BR numbers.
     
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  13. Compton castle

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    Stressing and ageing underway
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  14. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    It's quite normal. I get this way when using some transfers..:drool:
     
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  16. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    That’s the last shots from Maple Road, see it in a future article in Model Rail
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    F621C04B-21AC-4139-BDCC-27553016E0CA.jpeg As I don’t need the GW coaling stage on Marches Road midland I’ll make up a 6’ x 2’ diorama, I can use the other GW buildings I have left over as well.
     
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    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    397EBA8E-0BD6-405B-81CB-E4710B32668F.jpeg Making up some retaining walls, I want to avoid a hard right angle here, this will be filled with polystyrene and shaped with plenty of bushes and trees added.
     
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