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 Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2012 05:53 pm
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That's quite a locomotive fleet you have there as well Mike.



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Very nice, Mike.  :thumbs   Does it have a drop centre to allow for low tunnels?



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Mike,

 you must be having hours of fun operating Wordsworth. Some great snapshots in your posts. Very colourfull.

I have spotted at least 4 N2's........... what size is your locomotive stud ? all renumbered?

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Hi Trev,

Been off-line a while due to a PC failure, had to buy a replacement which I'm not happy about as the money I'd been putting too one side for a new loco, was going to be a Bachmann B1, or the Hornby D49. That plan has now been blown out of the water.

I believe I have 5 class N2's, the only one fitted with a decoder at present is an old Dapol version I believe number 4744, she's a growler but has lovely detail. the other four at present (3 more in black livery & one GNR green) I just use these for photo shots but I really should get them fitted with the decoders I bought for them. I could have a real fun N2 day which might make a great YouTube video.

Wordsworth fleet is quite large for it's size, I have 46 locos with fitted decoders at present & nearly the same number still in their boxes under the layout......Why so many I really don't know, can't resist when I see so many beautiful models out there.

As for FUN, I love watching the models run round & round, other days I love the shunting in the goods yard, or just running the DMU on the branch line between North Fangore & Wordsworth stations.

Must go as I'm heading off to work now.

Catch you all later, but first I'll leave you with the knowledge I've some new pictures of some work I've recently done at North Fangore.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 02:13 pm
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That's a bummer about the PC Mike.

OK for us of course as we have some new pictures to look forward to.:pedal



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 Posted: Sun Apr 29th, 2012 05:53 am
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Hi Gents,

Well I've finally got the PC back to where I can connect my camera & transfer stuff, it's taken time but I'm back in business. I've slowly been building up the town at North Fangore, after trying several street layouts I've finally chosen one I can live with & like.

The road surface was painted onto the baseboard with grey emulsion, the road detail I'll add later. Because where this section is I decided the houses etc would sit on card bases forming the footpaths / gardens etc, these were then cut down into smaller more manageable sections that all fit like a great big jigsaw.

I've now started work adding the brick paper forming the pavements, I'm using Woodland scenic grass mat for the small gardens & park area. This has then had the usual flowering tufts & bushes added. It all gives a very nice pleasing effect for someone with my limited abilities.

I've added some fascia boards to the houses but still need the chimney stacks completing. You'll notice that North Fangore only uses kits I've put together myself, South Fangore which will be my next working area has Scalescene / Metcalfe & my own stuff.

I bought some more flowering tufts from eBay as my Noch range was now getting a little thin in the box, given money is tight at present I bought some wargaming ones which I believe are home made, only £5 for 56 tufts in several colours. I then read an article in the latest modelling magazine how these are made, so with my home made static grass applicator, 6mm static grass, blobs of PVA & a biscuit tin I made my very first home made batch. All good fun & it really works which has impressed me, plus it's the first time I've used my static applicator since I built it months ago.

So that's enough hot air how about some photo's.


This is the area being worked upon, all the card buildings removed.


The road surface has been painted & the card base plates now back onto the layout which also define the road area.


Closer look at my Welcome to North Fangore sign / planter








Some general views showing street level, still loads to do so the boards are not glued in place yet.


Here we see one of the small sections being worked on back on the workbench, I can sit down & take it easy.


Each house with it's tiny enclosed garden


Looking down the rear terraces.





You can just see the park fence to the left of these pictures. The plant containers are recycled, it was the wifes birthday the other day & whilst she was blowing out the candles I noticed the candle stick holders & my mind was thinking what can I use these for ? I think they really look good for something that was about to be thrown away.








Here we see my first attempt at making grass tufts / flowering tufts.


And then here are some on the layout outside Wordsworth Station.

Hope this update has some entertainment value, I'll catch you all later.
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Not bad with the flowers Mike.

Just a tip, when adding photos, put one clear line between them by hitting the Enter/Return Key - this gives a clear definition between the photos. I have done that for some of yours above.



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Hi Ron,

Thanks for the tip & doing the tidy up.

Well I needed a change as doing the scenic stuff at North Fangore was becoming a drag, plus after seeing a nice building in another thread in the forum I just had to have a go at making my own version in Wordsworth style....LOL

So after many attempts I managed to get a water wheel made from card that I was happy with. Then it was onto making a sluice gate & channel section that fitted the water wheel.

I've added some green scenic stuff which makes a real difference. Next I built the water wheel house which will sit on the side of the main factory. The discharge from the sluice will go into the canal basin at Helmsbridge, I will need to modify the foam cliff section so it will accept the new building & put some brick paving sheets down.


Here I'm cutting out the card sections.


First section with the wheel spindle glued in place.


Here we can see the completed water wheel.


The wheel is now fitted into the water channel


Add some green scenic stuff


Noch fern is added into one corner.


General overview of the first section.


Looking into the water channel.


Front view of the sluice gate.

I know I still have loads to learn when building from card like hiding the raw ends so the inner card can't be seen & weathering so everything is not so crisp & clean, but right now I'm pretty pleased with myself.

Time to sign off, will catch you all later.
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You should be pretty pleased with yourself too Mike. That's an excellent effort and bodes well for your future modelling. Great stuff.



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I'll go along with Bob there Mike - that's a pretty good effort in my book. :thumbs:thumbs



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Hi Gents,

Have managed to do a little more on the new factory unit which will be housed in the Helmsbridge area of the layout. I still have a few more bits to add before taking to the layout.

Compared to other modellers you will find I very slow regards progress, I tend to spend more time day dreaming than actually doing anything, but it's all good fun at the end of the day which counts.

So here are some new pictures of Lambert Jones Factory.









Time to sign off, until next time happy modelling everyone.

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Hi Again,

Things moving along very slowly as they always do here at Wordsworth. Have the factory unit on the layout now, baseboards has been modified to accept this new building.

Must get round to completing the cliff face on both sides of the valley, I can then start the scenic stuff. I'm too easily distracted at present when I get new ideas I just act on them, still this is what keeps me interested in the hobby.

Here are a few photo's of that area I've been working on.


Added a culvert & tried to simulate ivy growth op the retaining wall.


From the sluice gate into the deep channel taking it into the canal basin.


Used Scalescene cobble sheeting as this matches what I'd already used way back when I first started this area.


Added a few trees just to leaf things up slightly

Once I gets those cliff faces painted & grass down it should help transform the whole area.

I've also been busy working away on yet another side project, creating a roundhouse kit made from card, thought I'd share with you my progress too date.









This is just three bays, but you will be able to build this too any size you want just by adding extra internal bays as it's all modular.

Hope you enjoy this little update,
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I love this shot Mike. :thumbs

The masonry looks very realistic.  Are you going to "weather" the ivy ?




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I don't know how I've missed this thread.

Well done on some terrific work, Mike.
In a strange way there is something very appealing in the 'brand new' appearance of your modelling.

Love the back gardens!



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Excellent stuff mike, your attention to detail has payed off;-)

There's just one small suggestion in a constructive way, as I said your modelling is great but it does look a tad picture box, some grime and dirt would add the icing to the cake and make it "Real".;-);-);-)

 

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Hi Gents,

Long time since my last post, I seem to get less & less time for modelling these last few months as I seem to have many other tasks I have too do.

Thanks for the kind comments gents, they are very welcome. Wordsworth is a very squeaky clean place which I can't see altering very soon. I find this part of the charm Wordsworth has so I don't want to upset the apple cart as sayings goes, hence why I've started a small 5 foot x 18 inch side project called Argyle Road which certainly will be the flip side of the Wordsworth coin.

I'll drop a new thread in soon for this side show, hope to use this to try out new techniques & get down dirty.

So it's back to fantasy land where everyone is happy & love is all around....LOL

I'm still working on North Fangore town scene, got some more gardens completed along with some more work in the park land area. I used a lovely little product from Busch in adding a small pond with some very large goldfish.

Found a new supplier which sell some really nice large clipped hedges, very nice product indeed.

Whilst searching around boxes under my layout I came across a nice balsa canal bridge I had bought ages ago. I just had to try building this as I've not worked with balsa for years, not since my model mini GT airplane days with 1.5cc engine.

This kit went together really easy & I painted it with a very simple colour scheme. The bridge will sit nicely in Helmsbridge canal basin. Just need some canal boats building now to complete the scene.

I think I've said enough, so lets see some pic's.


I've made some cable drums which I'll dot about the layout, plus they make some nice additions inside open planked wagons.


Here we see one being transported.


A newer updated signal box has been designed to replace an older version which has been on my layout since the beginning.


I've set the windows on the inside for more depth, covered up the raw card edges with wrap round strips, techniques I'm learning from the forums I browse I look how other great modellers in working in card take it to the next level (I still have a very long way too go)


Here we see the pond in the park land.


The rear gardens of some more residents of North Fangore with the new hedges.


Here we see North Fangore slowing taking shape.


The canal bridge at Helmsbridge, still loads to do around here.


My dear wife bought me a lovely birthday present back in July, a Hornby B1 Roedeer, what a great model.....And the train looks super too :lol::lol::lol:

I have been doing other bit's & bobs like updating the Wordsworth kit site, making some tutorial videos for my Youtube channel & as said working on Argyle Road engine shed (Check the new thread coming soon for me getting dirty)

Well Mr squeaky clean has too sign off for now :lol:, hope there is something within this little update that catches your eye.

Happy modelling,
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Just found your Wordsworth thread Mike and you are far too modest about your achievements. 
Wordsworth is a cracking layout with so much going on and a superb fleet of locos to boot. Those scratch built buildings also add a totally unique look to the layout.



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Amongst other "likes" Mike, I do like your canal basin. :thumbs

 

I need a bit of "calm water" above a wier so it's interesting to see what you've done.  Is it perspex and if so, what did you paint it with ?



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Hi Gents,

Many thanks for the kind words, I'm trying to improve & do a little more shall we say & I'm getting a little frustrated that my skills lack well behind my expectations. Sometimes I wish for the good old days when I was over the moon with the layout & really thought it was top notch.

I suppose all modellers go through this phase & it has to be something I need to shake off, then set my goals just that little lower so the end results are more achievable. LOL

Hi Peter, the water effect was created using some old perspex sheeting I had in my garage, when I first cut it all out it was one single piece & took me ages. During the many test fittings in & out from it's home it got snagged & it snapped at the joint where the canal enters the basin, I was so annoyed.

As for the question about the colour, I tried the painting method but I was so terrible at it I opted to fall back onto something that works for me, I printed the canal colour onto A4 sheets of paper & stuck this to the baseboards under the perspex, I was actually quite shocked with the outcome.

Well time for work I'm afraid so will catch you all later.

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Hi Gents,

It's been some time since my last post but work has slowly continued on the layout. I've finally got round to painting the rock face at Helmsbridge, well the North Fangore side, still have the South Fangore side to do.

I used a technique shown in a YouTube video, looked easy enough so I gave it a whirl, but basically it involves using just three acrylic colours, Yellow Ocre, Burnt Umber & Nero black. You add some water too the Yellow & Umber paints & using a 25mm paint brush just damp paint with the first colour over 50% of the area being covered, repeat the process with the second colour doing the remaining 50%.

The magic comes with the Nero black which you water down so you end up with a very weak colour wash & just paint the full area letting the black run into all the cracks.

It hasn't turn out like the video one being displayed but I'm very happy with the look, just need to repeat this process on the other side.

The rock face that's been painted I'm now testing out ideas on how to add the scenic growth, I'm testing a new material to me & this is the good old fashioned hanging basket liner, so far quite happy with the result.

I'm also testing a method for hedgerows I saw once again on Youtube where you use Polyfiber rolled up, I must have missed something in his video as mine look terrible, so might just go back to my normal lichen & flock method, I quite like the look using this method.

Been busy with some new kits & brick paper effects, so have been uses these around the layout, the latest is a War Memorial which will sit on the hill next to North Fangore Station, this will become a little war memorial garden.

Well that's about it I believe, so now for some photo's.


Thought I'd show off Anzac being turned on the turntable.


Behind Anzac a shed full of A4's.


The newly painted cliff at Helmsbridge


General overview showing the area being worked upon.


The new card built war memorial, ignore the Polyfiber hedgerow, will replace this with something better.


New brickpaper being used for the war memorial garden wall & steps.


The tree in the foreground is my first attempt using Woodland scenic products.

Sorry but that's all I have for now, the Wordsworth Model Railway web site is still open for anyone how might fancy some freebies, plus new kits get added regular so why not check it out.

Hope you all enjoy this like update & I'll catch you all soon,

Cheers,
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