Brettell Road

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:05 pm

If you remember I was toying with the idea of using a UV torch for my coupling pole but the one I had gave out a lot of visible light. I've upgraded to a much better UV laser torch and since photographing it is quite difficult I did a video instead.  I did try adding a filter to block the visible light completely but it made it extremely hard to use.



On the subject of videos, may I invite you to get a comfy chair and a mince-pie and spend a while line side watching a bit of shunting. (this one is all diesel)


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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Serjt-Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:51 am

Hi Jim, thanks for sharing your video. Watched it whilst having my first brew of the morning. Looking forwards to the steam shunting video.

All Best

Dave

P.S. The Devil take your mince pies. Yuk.

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:53 pm

Up until now I have been using various gloss varnishes to attempt to make Brettell Road look wet. The results have been somewhat mixed especially on the ground itself. So I've given a few AK interactive products a try, still water and wet effect. Here are a few pictures of the results so far (Yes it is dry)

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The Still water is a self levelling resin and it's quite thick. The wet effects is an enamel. What you see in the pictures is a mixture of both products.

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby RobM » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:32 am

Extremely convincing Jim....... :thumb
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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Le Corbusier » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:42 am

How does it look in daylight? Is it as good or does it lock the layout into night running?
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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:35 pm

I’ll take a pic for you. The layout was always meant to be shown in the dark

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:49 am

Merry christmas everyone
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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Re6/6 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:01 pm

Thank you Jim and the same to you.

Lovely pic.
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Re: Brettell Road

Postby David Knight » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:59 pm

Brettle Road seems to be having the same weather as us today Jim. A Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for the inspiring modelling.

Cheers,

David

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby tmcsean » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:19 am

Lovely modelling, and espcially the weather.

!'ve often thought, in my modelling armchair, about rainy models, but always hesitated at the complexity of painting the rolling stock. Much of it would be a very different colour from its "normal" dry state, and if you look at rainy photos many passenger and goods vehicles are streaked or dappled. It would also restrict your stock to drizzly environments.

On the other hand, I have always thought that no Irish layout looks completely right without puddles, huddled passengers, caped cyclists and tarpaulin protection for the loco crews. In particular, if you are modelling the County Donegal and seeking realism, you might as well have the trains hauled by a regauged Mallard as set it on a dry, sunny day.

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:18 pm

Le Corbusier wrote:How does it look in daylight? Is it as good or does it lock the layout into night running?


Here you go Tim

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:17 pm

With 2017 drawing to a close I have also (nearly) finished off the road vehicles I will need for Brettell Road. Despite having 5 bridges over the railway I've resisted the urge to do any buses to put on them and I also haven't done any cars either.
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Above is the latest and last batch.

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Starting with some kits. On the left a resin Ford Thames 400E from Road Transport Images and on the right a white metal ex military Austin 3 ton dropside from MMS. Unfortunately MMS have now closed so this kit is no longer available.

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I found this part built Langley models kit on eBay for next to no money. Its a 45cD tractor unit from the very late 30's and once disassembling the more sketchily assembled bits I decided that it once belonged to one of the business owners. Some sort of engine fire meant it got dumped but with the intention to restore it to its former glory. However it ended up forgotten and is now rotting away. The tarp is from a black latex glove and I attacked the inside of the front mud guard with a burr in a minidrill to depict the rust working its way through. The rear mud guard is hanging on for dear life as well and some parts have now long gone.

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Finally a Leyland Steer from a combination of base toys bits. I find these lorries quite intriguing with their (to my mind) odd wheel arrangement. The base toys Steer has a different cab to this so I swapped it from an '8 legger' box van. If you look at the inset picture you can see that I've widened the wheel arches and reprofiled the front windows to get something looking more like the pictures I found of the real vehicles. I could have done more with the chassis but where its going you wont see it. Wheels are from Road transport images.

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Terry Bendall » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:35 am

All very nice Jim. What do you use for glazing please? I am part way through a batch of military vehicles which will be used for wagon loads. - They are mainly BW Models in white metal and I will need to do the windows soon.

Thanks very much

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:53 am

Hi terry

I use the plastic outer sleeves that RTR stuff comes in these days. For curved I use large Pepsi bottles

HTH

Jim

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am

Thanks Jim. Presumable it is then a case of careful cutting to size and adhesive of some sort?

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 pm

Yep. I tend to use klear to stick them in.

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Terry Bendall » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:05 am

Thanks again Jim

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:40 pm

Some of you might have heard of the Werble app. It’s of adding effects to photographs. Since Brettell Road is supposed to be set in the rain...

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Colin Parks » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:32 pm

Hi Jim,

Is the smoke 'Werbled' too - or does the loco have a smoke generator? The overall effect is very convincing whichever way it is done.

All the best,

Colin

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:26 pm

Both from the App Colin

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Philip Hall » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Jim, that’s truly one of the best model photographs I have ever seen. Or is it really a video? Whatever, very impressive.

Philip

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:40 pm

jim s-w wrote:It’s of adding effects to photographs


Very impressive. How about doing the same thing at an exhibition? :D :D :D

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Noel » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:58 pm

It's certainly interesting, but not entirely convincing, to me. If you watch it for more than a second or two, you can see where the programming loops... The vectors of the various effects are a bit odd as well, the rain is vertical [fair enough], but the smoke and the steam seem to go in different directions, both to each other and to the rain.
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Re: Brettell Road

Postby jim s-w » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm

Which way do you think the ejectors point on a 94xx tank Noel?

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Re: Brettell Road

Postby Le Corbusier » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm

I just thought it was good fun and took it as face value. If we are being literal you would need runnels of water running down the tank sides and dripping off the base ... and of course the grass should have droplets on the ends ... but I still like it :thumb
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