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Hiya,

This is the first board of my little 009 fictional line Whitmore Vale - It is set on the English Welsh border and is a village station - The entire board is either scratchbuilt or heavily altered - except the fencing and the tunnel mouth, track and points. The station building is based on Slinfold Station but i lowered the ceilings slightly and made it out of welsh stone instead. It is all built from plastic sheet .
The engine shed roof isnt yet finished - but i have had a lot of other projects on and havent had the time to do it!!!
I am sorta happy with it i guess - i could have done a little more on the scenics i think and probably will on the next one. I also am not happy with my ballasting i think it looks far too dark !!

Sorry about the darkness of some of the pictures !! next time it is a sunny day i will take some more !!

The Railcar is a scratchbuilt one based loosely on the county Donegal railcars!!





Some people wait for the train.



Little Shunter waits on shed !



Station frontage - dont know why i built it really with so much detail as no one will ever really see it !!



Rabbits at play ( from the Langley Sieries )



The road bridge over the railway



Looking towards the bridge - the signals are a ratio kit heavily altered to fit in with my ideas.



The station Building - I still have to add the awnings but I havent got round to it yet....



The crows sitting in a field - there are many little animal and birds added to the board - Including a badger coming out of his set and a hedgehog hidden in the garden of the station building!!!



A man walking his dog shows some interest at the Yard Railway Gate!!

 

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Nice scenic treatment. The little cameos are well observed, particularly liked the bush growing through the part opened level crossing gate. As for the ballast, while the stone colour may not have been what you were aiming at, it looks like ballasted track, and the weed growth around it is very effective.
 

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QUOTE (Madkitten @ 12 Dec 2007, 13:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am sorta happy with it i guess

There's got to be a lot of people (including myself) who would be pleased to get even close to that standard !

Just superb work - thanks for the pics.

(I can see BRITHO getting his Fleischmann Magic Train stuff out when he see's this work !)
 

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QUOTE (Madkitten @ 12 Dec 2007, 13:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am sorta happy with it i guess - i could have done a little more on the scenics i think and probably will on the next one.

MORE! As most people have said, That is really good. A lot of effort has gone into that, all the little datails make is more... and I can't think of a way to finish that sentence. Help me out please.
 

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Very nice work, I think of my own layout and wish the detail was as good. I know what you mean about making things more complex, we are planning to move so the layout at the moment is only temporary, really just a way of testing ideas out and keeping the wheels moving. Every house we go to though I'm thinking now where will the layout fit and how big / complex can I make it! Oh well maybe one day it will be built and look as good as yours.
By the way, why does a madkitten have a picture of a badger?

Happy modelling
Mike
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 12 Dec 2007, 18:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>(I can see BRITHO getting his Fleischmann Magic Train stuff out when he see's this work !)

Unfortunately for some reason this PC doesn't like madkittens pictures - I can't see them so I can't comment> C'est ca.


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QUOTE (Madkitten @ 13 Dec 2007, 15:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>By the way, why does a madkitten have a picture of a badger?
Because the albatross has no agenda ...........................................................

looks more like pepe le pugh from the cartoons.


I'll get my coat.
 

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QUOTE (Madkitten @ 13 Dec 2007, 15:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>By the way, why does a madkitten have a picture of a badger?

I did wonder but was much too polite to ask...........actually looks a bit like one of Rupert the Bear's friends

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ah well you know what they say about fools rushing in.....

Yes I think it could be Ruperts friend, can't for the life of me think of his name though.

Madkitten, I noticed on another post that you are a cat owner, how do you stop the cat walking on your lovely layout and knocking your wonderful detailed cameos?
 

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QUOTE (Mike Button @ 13 Dec 2007, 16:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>how do you stop the cat walking on your lovely layout and knocking your wonderful detailed cameos?

Six inch nails?

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I am thinking of moving to the ancient hornby system of 1925 which was main supplied 220 - 240 AC voltage through the track. It was banned after 5 years and replaced by 4V................ one way to protect against cat attacks....... in fact probably against anything........................................................................
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They should definetely feature you in one of the many model railway mags!
 
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