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Old 15-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #11
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Old 16-11-2017, 08:24 AM   #12
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Well, for a start the bridge looks fantastic with the scenery etc. I want a lovely wooden bridge like that.
It is a lovely picture and itís what has inspired my thinking so far. If I can make the model look a fraction as good as the picture Iíll be happy!

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Don't make the mistake that I did and have part of the incline on a curve. This has given me heaps of problems with derailments, until I learnt to camber the track. Generally though a pain in the rear end
In the picture you can see where the baseboard foam is double height on the bottom. Thatís where it levels out before the bend. I had read about problems with incline curves so it put me off trying.

Thanks again for the comments.
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Old 16-11-2017, 09:29 AM   #13
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Iím gong with the ďitís my layout; Iíll do what I likeĒ rule. Having fun is the main aim.
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Old 16-11-2017, 09:52 AM   #14
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It is a lovely picture and itís what has inspired my thinking so far. If I can make the model look a fraction as good as the picture Iíll be happy!
I had to give a second look as when I wrote that I thought it was your model! I thought it looked realistic! I guess it was the immaculate condition of the train and the model like planks of the bridge...
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:01 PM   #15
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Managed to get the right hand rock face finished this week. All painted and ready for some scatter once it's on the layout.

I've also decided in the name "Clouds Hill" for the layout which is the name of the cul-de-sac that I grew up on. Not sure whether I can change the thread title now but I will do if I can work it out.

It's my first bit of actually modelling so I'd be happy to hear you opinions on the overall look of the rock face.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:08 PM   #16
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Title done Paul.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:20 PM   #17
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Title done Paul.
Thanks Brian. Would you mind moving the S for me please.

Clouds Hill rather than Cloud Hills. Iíve also decided on the station name; ďWidecombe LaneĒ after the road at the end of Clouds Hill.

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Old 13-12-2017, 06:09 PM   #18
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https://wpyr.com/history/

It is interesting to note that an estimated 3,000 horses perished trying to surmount the Yukon Pass before rail was laid in.

A railroad I know very little of, and a most interesting basis for a layout. Further south,
the first United States transcontinental line was constructed by gangs of Chinese immigrants from the West, into the Rocky Mountains, and from the East by Irish immigrants. The Irish perished in great numbers from waterborne diseases such as Typhus, while the Chinese suffered not all (not withstanding numerous pre-detonations of unstable nitrogylcerin). Why? The Chinese boiled their tea and rice, the Irish drank water straight from a common dipper.
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Old 27-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #19
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Hi all.

Hope you've had a Merry Christmas! After a few hectic days with the little ones I negotiated a day in the man cave today and made good progress on the construction.

The baseboard is now constructed and fitted on the garage side and the portals are through both sides of the wall. I'm determined to run a train before going back to work on the 2nd. Next job is to box in the garage-side baseboard and then cut the scenic baseboard into sections. This will make them small enough for me to work on. As the river will run below baseboard height I will cut the board at both riverbanks. I'm enjoying the process so far and I'm looking forward to starting some modeling once the construction is complete.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 27-12-2017, 11:46 PM   #20
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Thank you for the good wishes....hic. Yes a most enjoyable time here....hic. I hope you managed the same with the youngsters about.

That looks like good progress made. Well done that you got to the man cave for some time. I like the idea of a lower section for the water feature as I was thinking of using 50mm insulation stuff as a heightened ground level but was wondering if that would be flat enough for points that I might add later.
It looks good, thanks for the images .
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