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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Progress is always slow in February as I'm involved in organising Model Rail Scotland but some progress has happened. I've mocked up the garden walls and got a greenhouse from Petite Properties (I asked for 3 but they only had 1 left in stock). Landscaping beyond the walls has been started and I now have much more of a feel for how it will look.

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The mockup walls will be redone using a brick stencil and brick compound. I'm still trying to decide if I buy a couple more of the greenhouses and modify them or scratchbuild the other two sections to fit. The plan is to continue the greenhouses all the way into the corner.

Hopefully I will get the layout supports finished later in the week and get the layout set up completely to do some test running. :)

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Much progress has occurred :D

The layout has been set up in full and mostly works (1 duff point motor to replace and the board interconnects to be made).

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Much brick stencilling has occurred with the garden walls beginning to take shape. Caping stones are a modified D-shape wooden moulding. I've decided on the greenhouse layout but await the second greenhouse arriving before that can progress.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am

Progress report.

On the workshop board, the doors have now been fitted and the roofing complete. I was having problems with my usual corrugated foil for the roofing but I found a supplier that does 1/32 corrugated plastic roofing at a reasonable price (Masons Attic MAS001).

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On the garden board, the walls have been completed, the greenhouse mostly built and the greenhouse interior started.

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Next up is guttering,gardening and sorting the cutting walls.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby lesmond » Mon May 28, 2018 3:36 pm

Looking very well. Thanks for the corrugated iron info.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby Jon Randall » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:59 pm

Looking good Andy 8)
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby ian holmes » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Great work. Very atmospheric stuff. The workshop board in particular captures the essence of Duffield Bank perfectly.
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 am

Thanks for all the positive support and comments, the layout is starting to get towards what I envisioned although not as fast as I'd hoped.

I've been working on the garden board and now have the majority of the basic scenics done. The section between the tracks will probably be slightly overgrown with some dumped piles of soil but I'm still considering how to do that.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm

Hi Andy,

I think it was only when I saw your April 1st post that I really started to properly appreciate this layout. Those photos nicely showed how everything fitted together, so the latest photos make more sense as you add further detail.

It’s all very enjoyable. :D

Cheers,


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