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Old 20-02-2018, 05:47 AM   #1
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I hope you get around to that layout soon, Indo Bob, and I want to be first
in line to see what an Australian layout looks like. It has been the better part
of a year and I guess getting that omnibus pushed me off the armchair and
back at it. As you can see, my modeling skills are not well refined, but I
have fun at it, and Greater Britain has such an expanse of history and traditions
that I try to "plant" a little of it into this attempt. Stonehenge, Bamburgh, a Viking excavation in the back ground, and...near and dear to my ancestry,
the Loch Ness Monster. The background music, while Irish, not Scottish,
has a certain relevance, none the less...enjoy!
(I would be remiss if I failed to mention that the lovely Electrotren wine wagon was a surprise
gift from my beloved sister, May).
https://youtu.be/cTG9i3Hbciw
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:32 AM   #2
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Haha. Very good! You seem to have a horse on its side about just over a third of the way in on the film. Is it still alive?
I remember that castle from previous pictures. I didnt know that Nessie was blue. Probably why he has stayed hidden for so long! I think Nessie needs some PTS training.
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
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Default Church Yard Relocated

Church yards can be places of peace and reflection. Will add in a few
Weep Willows to the Mis-en-Scene.
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Old 15-03-2018, 02:58 AM   #4
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Well the Dapol church moved slowly across the layout to current
location, which is much more satisfactory. The church yard
was moved to front of the church, which is how it presents
prototypically.
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Old 16-03-2018, 04:20 AM   #5
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Chops, when built my "Aussie" layout will look just like any UK layout, all my stock is OO British. There are some very good Aussie layouts which can be seen on this forum, on occasions.

I like your layout, it shows individuality and you are not bound by any particular rules. Obviously a labour of love.
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Old 17-03-2018, 06:08 PM   #6
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Thank you, IndoBob. The general rule is to capture vignettes of Greater Britain which
fascinate me to no end: Castle Bamburgh, Sutton Hoo, Loch Ness, Medieval History,
Stone Henge, paleontology, Neolithic man, canals, rivers, geology, and tea. Britain
is such a place that one is in danger of disturbing some archeological trove by sticking
a shovel in the ground, laying a ground cable, or building a parking lot. From Neolithic
hamlet, (to inventor of the steam engine), to world Super Power, it is a nation that is
constantly re-inventing itself.
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Old 20-03-2018, 03:17 AM   #7
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A fascinating aspect of British history. Mother had place mats
depicting Fox Hunts, and as we had little in the way of television,
I spent some hours studying them. Mother also used to call us
in to dinner using an English Hunting Horn. A wonderful time
of life.
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British fox hunt 027.JPG

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British fox hunt 030.JPG

I'm a bit of a loose cannon, or marble, when it comes to
depicting Greater Britain, but I try to sort of stick around
1927, an ambitious year, an Edwardian year.
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The photos are of an era before my time but the bits lingered around for a few years after that . Well done, the pictures are good and put a smile on me . Thanks for sharing.
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