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Over the past 20 years I have had a few loft based layouts for the kids ..
and have painted roads etc and put Hornby buildings up but have never had a go at putting scenery down on a layout and as my main layout is no more ( being re planned ) I decided I needed a section of track to test loco's on and something to have a go at scenery on so off I went to see what bits I had that I was not going to use on my main layout and this is what I came up with I still have quite a bit to finish off :-

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Used some old loft foam for this :-

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Got this from Hattons cheap...

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This stuff is realy good and fast to use :)

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Messed about with paint and artex to try and get a rough mud looking paint....

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Used scatter as a base then put some long grass on later

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Thes are from wills I thought they might add something ...

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Old Hornby Fence needs weathering

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Found these in a box so stuck them together

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I have seen this as some of the shows ive been to so thought I would add some and see what it looked like

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Just wanted to see what it would look like with a loco on it :)

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I added a back scene

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Trees are from evil bay and dont look to bad for cheap ones...

I need to finish off a few bits and have a go at weathering next :)
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Not had much time to do a lot to this but I have added some detail to the tunnel's and put a base rst color on the rails ready for weathering.....
That's looking really good. I like the tunnel entrances, nicely done.
Looks fantastic, great work. Well done.
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm hopeing to add a bit more detail then weather the track as I've had a go on a few sample bits and I think I'm ready to take the plunge.
Grand bit of work and love that tunnel entrance
look forward to seeing more.

cheers rab.
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As im now a pro with a spray gun ( Not... ) I decided to do something with the trees I had, they came from ebay ( china ) and when they arrived they where bright green so i decided to spary them darker and this is how they came out :-
That's definitely an improvement

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A lovely thread and a great job, I always enjoy the scenery angle to layouts.

I'm hoping to start something similar in the next few months and have been using this layout as a source of ideas:

But to show how well building up detail works -

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Thanks for the link Tunnel Vision.... Some very nice detail there way beyond me I think :)
Some very nice work there.

QUOTE (frame69 @ 30 Jan 2012, 10:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Some very nice work there.


Agree very much Andy with you especially the long grass on the embankments
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll be working on weathering the track next week and adding some lines.
I have some how managed to delete the Album that these photos where in so im just trying to work out if i can restore the links but in the mean time I have restored the Album so you can click on the Gallery link under my name to see the photos.

Sorry ( note to self ... pay more attention )

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Anthony566, Having followed your topic. you are now invited to start and complete,my 16.ft long 10in high
cliffs, that I require for my layout....Meals provided, only if you can complete in a day .....
I really like what you have done....

Here is the real ponder on......

Copyright...Andy Howard......
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Hi David,

The thought of spending a week in Dover is very very appealing as I only get close to there when heading to France :-( and looking at the photo now that im a pro... Not
) im sure we could get the bones of this up in a week

Thanks for the positive feedback it really does help shame I've messed the thread up by deleting the photos.... what a noob i am
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Please..DOn't mention FRANCE in any postings The Fannit Guys will pick it up and dismember......

You could always ask one of the MODS to delete,for you if/when they have the time.....

A week..with the snow and all, You'd have to survive off the self heating packets of ALL DAY BREAKFAST's I have in the storeroom......
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Oh I forgot about the F word... Ill try not to do it again, as for the all day breakfast's are they the boil in the bag ones ? :)
right ive added all of the images back to the Album that i removed but the only way i can see to get them back in the post is to attach them again so here goes...


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QUOTE (Anthony566 @ 6 Feb 2012, 17:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>right ive added all of the images back to the Album that i removed but the only way i can see to get them back in the post is to attach them again so here goes...

Exactly the reason I use an external blog on my own website and link to that rather than putting images in posts etc. I stay in control of the technology!!
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