7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Pencarrow, 1 March 2016.

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Whilst the various bits of filler at the corners harden off I thought I'd have a go at making up one of the roofs.

    My usual method for when the roof isn't flat and square and also can be removed.

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    Next layer goes at 90deg to the first.
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  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Doors open, lots of boxes and barrels inside, a couple of workers outside having a smoke.

    Or open doors with a cart inside.
  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You just want me to spend ages modelling stuff you can't see. I'm on to you Stubzie. ;-p
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  4. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Superb modelling matey, I always enjoy your building details, seems you haven't lost it despite the time away from modelling.

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  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You're all plotting against me!
  6. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    That is brilliant Chris, you certainly have a talent for this!

    John :)
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  7. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Nah, if we were doing that, it would be the 1366...
  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I think it should be done a stubby says, but not crates but toilet pans and cisterns ready for redelivery.
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  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Door slightly ajar, hole in roof with the light just illuminating a sinister looking object and leaving it up to the viewer to try and work out what it is.
  10. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    It's all that practice on those 12inch to the foot doors he's been working on recently.
  11. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Not sure Chris would want to put a figure of himself in there ! ;)
  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I leave you all unsupervised for 5mins and see what happens. ;)
  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer


    I resemble that remark.
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  14. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    Sorry, I'm going to be serious for a moment...!

    I have always felt that a model railway is a bit of theatre: What you are creating is a stage set.

    Putting too much detail in the wings can seriously detract from the central performance, and it can make the stage appear small and cramped as well!

    If you want to enjoy a view of the station between buildings in the foreground; they will need small areas of fine detail (the sort of thing that you have got already at the other end) to make them look totally convincing, but not so much that it becomes that distraction!

    The wharves may be abandoned - but does that necessarily mean they have to be utterly derelict?!

    Keep it simple, choose as few "focal points" as possible, and then concentrate the super, super detailing in those areas?!

    Hope this helps?

  15. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I think Pete's right, but also with 7mm and the length of the layout, each board/scene has the potential to be a separate stage set.As the viewer steps along the layout, each area becomes the 'central' view.

    As for what to do with the wharf, if the only reason for detailing is for the very rare occasion of photography, then keep the doors shut with 'danger derelict building' signs on.
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  16. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Having slept on it and considered the above sage advice fully I'm going to go for:
    - the roof being intact but somewhat settled with the odd slipped tile
    - the doors closed but perhaps in ajar slightly
    - no clear view of the interior and roof trusses not modelled
    - nothing sinister or toilet related

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  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    That sounds like a plan. With regards to the roof, that sounds like me....'somewhat settled with the odd slipped tile'..........

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  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Been drawing...

    The numbers are levels in mm above the top of the baseboard.

    Made a start too.


    That's some old code 100 track (ex Treneglos temporary fiddleyard) which will be buried in the ground.
  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And having got that far I couldn't resist a play with some filler and sprinkles:





    Gives a better idea of what's to come.
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  20. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    I agree Stu. If you don’t buy the cheap front row seats at the theatre, you can see the whole stage. Model railways, unless they are of the cameo style a la Iain Rice, are very difficult to survey from a single view point. Taking Gordon and Maggie Gravetts’ Pampoul as an example, it sort of fell into two distinct areas, the station, which was simplicity itself and the village street and river scene, which complemented the station. The village could have stood alone as a diorama, but it visually worked well with the station.

    My own model, Kelly Bray, is long (15’6”) and thin (1’9”) and it is not possible to view it all at once. So there are several scenes, the engine shed separated by an over bridge from the station area, which falls into two area; at the rear the platform and the back siding. In the front is the long single goods road with cattle dock, traders shed and end loading dock. Each area is a separate mini scene which has its own focus point. The platform became a challenge because it had the small station building and gents loo, and it was too easy to fall in the trap of adding too much. There are only 6 figures on the platform; one porter signalman, two passengers and a family group of 3, with the adults seated and the little boy looking for the trains. Not much else going on really.