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 Posted: Sat Nov 29th, 2008 07:22 pm
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Plan 3 gets my vote.....it just 'looks right'.Great set of buildings,and don't look out of place with British stock!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs



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Plan 4 for me, it just looks so real.

Thanks for the tip regarding E-Bay, but if you do have the item number it might help if I have to purchase from Walthers.

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I actually prefer plan 3 as it tends to give  more of an impression of depth Larry

At the end of the day it is what you prefer really

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin) & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

 

Thanks for all your thoughts on my landscape...hear is another view from ground level by engine shed in my favorite medium B&W.  



I think its time to get on to the track work and give this a rest.



Here my Walther's "RJ Frost Ice & Storage" kit...



This is how the building looks when built to plans.  Splicing the back wall to the front gives a nice length to the building.  The back side is open on my model.

This kit is currently available on E-Bay as a "Buy-it-Now" listing for $24..99 from Scalestructes.  I have purchased several kits from them and they are excellent to do business with.  I would strongly urge E-Bay searchers for Walthers items.

 

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Hi Larry

Sorry I got confused, and checked the UK E-Bay site, I will go to the US site and look around. But you layout is really looking good I know that I have said this before, but the amount of REAL space that you are making is just brilliant, and all these Walthers buildings that you are adding, when photographed in B/W come to life.

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Greetings from Bristol Wisconsin:

I was introduced to photography when I was about seven years old.  Color film was to expensive and my dad had a darkroom set-up for black & white printing...so B&W was the way I saw the world as I grew up.

My favorite railway books depict most scenes in b&W...and I see my layout as a black & white world.  Thanks to digtal photography we can have it both ways.



 

 

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin USA):

 Have been away from the Wells Branch for almost a month participating in the global economic melt-down.  On returning to the layout room I began my favorite pastime of juggling the background buildings behind the MPD area. 

 

 


Latest view with new building added, loco shed to the right.

 View from above....
New building in place...
 
 
Ground level view with new building and low profile building set in.  

 

Behind the scenes...
 
I run hot and cold on this whole set-up, it seems to look better in pictures then when I am standing in front of it.   There are a lot of colors and shapes and I don't know if my eye can live with that view permanently.  I know that one solution would be to go back and weather all the buildings with a wash to try to bring the closer together in tone range.  But...I like the individuality of the building which is due in part to the color differences.
 
Will be working on an alternative idea tonight and hope to post some more pictures tomorrow.
 

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I know what you mean Larry - the photos look very different from the "real" behind the scenes shot !!!  The photos give the impression of having far more space and a much more gentle curve.

Have you tried moving the building slightly away from the apex of the curve (towards the top left of the "behind the scenes" shot) ?

I do love the buildings 'though - they look so looonnnggg !!!!  Also, you seem to have a fairly hefty loco stud :roll::roll:



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Larry

Those Walthers buildings are really great

I agree a bit of weathering would blend the building colours better.

Your engine shed in your picture is that another Walthers kit it looks really smart?

cheers Brian

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It looks as if we have both fallen for the Walthers Buildings, they seem to have so much character in them.

Larry

Each set-up looks good to me, But I do like this one, I think it is all the different heights of those buildings, just looks real to me.


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have to agree with Alan,the different heights look more natural
and blend better.

:hmm:thumbs:thumbs:lol::lol::lol::lol::cool:

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I like that last black and white shot too. I think that using that set up and giving them all a wash with a thin very dark grey wethering coat would be superb.

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Just caught up on this thread and :wow what a layout its fantastic mate, love all those buildings, especially love this pic,



So real looking brilliant i think is the word i will use but its more than that.

Also  is that a 08 shunter on page 3 below your track plan, just love those mate, :thumbs

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin) & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

Back at it again….buildings on the move!

The arrival of an E-Bay auction building has set things in motion again. I believe it is a Walthers based kit-bash plus some parts from another building kit.  This was a very reasonably priced item, costing little more then an un-built kit.  Often there are excellent opportunities to pick up great buys on off bidding days and times.



New addition to my industries.


My current dissatisfaction with the MPD area back-drop prompted me to try something a completely different with these buildings.


One of may favorite buildings now can be seen.


General view down the track.


Shunting the industries. 


The 08 stands by....love the brutish look of these.

Will let this sit for a day or so, make some pictures and see if I still like it.

Have another approach for the MPD back-drop in my mind and after the New Year will give that a try. 

 

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin USA):



Quick retouch (rough) to get the mood of the area.

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Well Larry, here we go again :exclam:exclam :mutley:mutley:mutley

Arranging buildings, it's becoming a hobby in it's own right :thumbs:thumbs

One thing is certain, your perseverence will result in a good looking scene by the time it's done.

Love the new purchase, I just wish UK outline buildings were as good   ...   now if you can fit it into the black & white scene we all love, You'll have a sure-fire winner :exclam:exclam

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin USA):

Your right Jeff...I've found a new hobby within the hobby. I hope I will eventually be able to give of this chess board game of moving buildings and get back to core modeling and operation.



Here my B&W vision of the new setting. 

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin) & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

My terminus, 
          Tilbee Hill Station is in the works…
                                          as is my entire layout.


Regarding history, my depiction is of Wells in the late 1950’s period (British Railway) is of a somewhat glorious station, with a thriving metropolis depicted by the city street and building facades above the terminus.

Priory Road is no longer S&D’s main facility, being replaced by Tilbee Hill Station.   Connection to the old station and the main line of the old GWR is by passage on Track 1 under the city main street.

Scheduling accommodates locals to and from Tilbee Hill to Glastonbury for connections to Evercreech Junction and Highbridge; direct train service to Highbridge; Yatton and Witham (old GWR operations); along with once a day round trip service to Templecombe.  This does not include specials and extra trains service.

As operation is my main interest (along with moving the buildings)  there are a lot of possibilities and justification for such a glorious station.

Southern’s architecture offers some interesting modeling possibilities.  I was inspired by the old Hornby stations and acquired several and have created an up-scale version for the layout.  This is in-the-works and the pictures are experimental to give me a sense of what things could look like.



 







I have gained many ideas from the Form, and will employ some of these to solve some of my challenges.

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It looks terrific, Larry. Nice job on what looks like a Ratio footbridge.
  I see that it's very well lit, but with all those marvellous buildings, are you planning on using something like a floodlight for some stronger side-lighting? You'd get some great contrasts.
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    The foot bridge is also an old Hornby product.  Picked up the stations, platforms and bridge on E-Bay from UK sellers.

    The overall lighting is somewhat flat, I like the overcast look that can be achieved with contrast control in Microsoft Picture Manager program. 

    I have a 500 watt Fresnel focusing spot that I intend to combine with the overall light for some clear day early sun and late day sun with strong shadow effects.

 

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