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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 28 Jul 2008, 22:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Actually outside is great in summer. The benches overlook Elie harbour.



It certainly looks idyllic Neil, I assume it is in the Highlands and Islands somewhere.

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Great work there Neil
Can't wait to see this one on the layout

If you think you've learnt things whilst makingthis Pub, the next one will have me queing outside trying to get in


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Hi Neil ,
The pub is very impressive it looks like it has been there for centuries -sits in a treat .(What is the pubs name?)
I like the MG outside looks like a TF. ( It rolls back the clock to about 1955?)
Very nice indeed, Best wishes, Tony .
 

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Stunning Neil


The whole thing looks great, you've done one of the best jobs of blending the model and backscene I've ever seen. Did you paint that backscene or buy it some where? it's great!
You've got a lovely summers day at the coast with a nice calm sea, but where's the railway?


I love the RIBs though I wouldn't fancy dragging them up that slipway.

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QUOTE (10001 @ 5 Aug 2008, 08:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Neil ,
The pub is very impressive it looks like it has been there for centuries -sits in a treat .(What is the pubs name?)

Hi Tony

It's The Ship Inn at Elie. Look it up on google. They play cricket on the harbour sand when the tide's out. There's a B&B next door. Too popular on sunny summer weekends, though, but a nice trip from Edinburgh.

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 5 Aug 2008, 07:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Here's the pub in its new home.

And excellent it looks too! That really does look convincing Neil


QUOTE (Purley Oaks @ 5 Aug 2008, 09:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's The Ship Inn at Elie. Look it up on google. They play cricket on the harbour sand when the tide's out.

I once played cricket on the Goodwin Sands - in the good old days of the SRN-4s

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Lovely job Neil


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QUOTE like the MG outside looks like a TF. ( It rolls back the clock to about 1955?)

by the hood shape it looks more like a Morgan......especially with the tan colour and shiny wheels.....which, along with the rubber dinghies on the slipway.....puts the time frame at.....2008?

vey nice job you've done there......like the harbour water....is it a car park when the tide's out?
 

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QUOTE (5696Arethusa @ 5 Aug 2008, 19:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Stunning Neil


The whole thing looks great, you've done one of the best jobs of blending the model and backscene I've ever seen. Did you paint that backscene or buy it some where? it's great!
You've got a lovely summers day at the coast with a nice calm sea, but where's the railway?


I love the RIBs though I wouldn't fancy dragging them up that slipway.

Andii
The backscene is a combination of painted sky and photograph. I wrote a bit about this in my blog this month.
The buildings etc are from Crail in Fife. The railway is just to the left. There's a large viaduct just to the left of the Railway Inn.



I've got a Unimog for towing the RIB's up the ramp.


Thanks for the kind comments guys.

I'm not sure if the car is a Morgan or an MG. I have lost the box a while back but I think it's a Morgan. Couldn't swear to it though.

You wouldn't believe what's been parked in that harbour at times Alastair, lighthouses, pubs as well as cars. It serves as my scnic dump when I am doing work on this part of the layout.
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Aug 2008, 09:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>- like the conservatory on the back of the building - nice touch.

Is it the Wills one? I have to agree with Brian though it is something you rarely see modelled.

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While I was on the BRMA stand at Caulfield last Saturday I was deomstrating weathering models. I took some old style private owner wagons and some new ESW ones too for a bit of variety. I started to add the coal while I was there but I was making a hell of a mess and thought I'd betteer wait until I got home. Here are the results below.











After adding coal to all these wagons I thought I'd better add some to the tender on the loco too. The pretendy coal load in the 9f is very plasticy looking so it had to go.



The modern image ones came out quite well too however I ran out of coal after three thrall's. They take a fair amount to fill. ..and yes I did fill them up with polystyrene first.









The trouble with weathering is that once you start you pretty much have to do everything. I will have to do my Class 66 next and then gradually everything else.
 

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Absolutely brilliant photos, really remarkable the amount of detail you've been able to put together! The real thing must be so inspiring as well!
 
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