Old Parrock

Discussion in 'Entries' started by PaulR, 9 August 2017.

  1. PaulR

    PaulR Western Thunderer

    Everyday I get nearer to finishing, but I never quite get there. I feel that I entered the Cameo competition as a hare but finished as a tortoise. This layout has taken 18 months longer than anticipated. However, railway modelling is about satisfaction not speed and I do feel a great sense of satisfaction with Old Parrock. Yes, there are things I would do differently, but that's for the next project.


    The station and covered lever frame are now complete.

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    The porter dozes in the afternoon sun, but no-one will worry about that...

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    ...because everything is a bit sleepy.

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    The coalman's cart needs weathering, there are passengers to paint for the carriage and I need to finish the fiddle yard. Three locos need crews and one needs couplings.

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  2. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    That's glorious, Paul! The right side of chocolate box.

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  3. Richard H

    Richard H Western Thunderer

    Stunning! Simply stunning! Such a convincing, verdant landscape. I first 'discovered' Sussex at the end of the 1960s and I was left with a lasting impression of a fertile landscape and a cultural continuity with ancient roots, and a visit last year confirmed that impression yet again. Since the 60s I've enjoyed Sussex-related things such as Kipling's evocations of the landscape and history of Sussex ... and now you've created something that has a similar effect. Congratulations!
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  4. PaulR

    PaulR Western Thunderer

    Thanks Adam. There is the worry in the back of my mind that it's just jigsaw fodder!
  5. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Just keep the diecast bus in its box and you might just get away with it. ;)

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  6. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer

    Very atmospheric - lovely.

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  7. PaulR

    PaulR Western Thunderer


    I've been making wagon loads.


    I've also made a set of scales and weights for the coalyard out of Plasticard.

    Little details like these are great fun to work on.
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  8. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Paul this scene is quite frankly delightful
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