7mm The Riviera Line ( Dawlish Sea Wall )

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.

  1. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Coping stones added and fencing, more weathering washes needed and the fence will get some rust.
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  2. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    I’m not sure if the driver of Compton Castle is looking on in admiration at the Warship or with scorn!!
     
  3. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    1F150CB1-0D91-47A8-B03E-F7DF89CD062A.jpeg Penzance- Swansea making good progress along the sea wall
     
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  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    386AD8FB-91D1-4A4D-A30C-F5ECCE4EF561.jpeg 164BD18D-2F84-4104-99D6-6284E2AE447C.jpeg Lightning heads west on a Wolverhampton to Goodrington sands Saturday extra, Meanwhile at smugglers retreat the PWay gang have been busy adding slaters stone walling around the underpass and making up some fence panels these won’t get fixed in place until the track is fixed and ballasted.
     
  5. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Lightning on a Liverpool Plymouth
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    A rough coat of grey this morning then brown this afternoon on the walls at Smugglers retreat
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    Fence end posts on Mermaid Cove
     
  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    721A8556-6A87-4D03-ACA4-CD9F684D99A6.jpeg EA81CE01-AB50-491D-909E-E12D6626A2E7.jpeg D59815BA-394B-49FD-A0CE-DBD3D5E511F5.jpeg I’ve been experimenting with a new product, A clear thick gel paint as used in a lot of military modelling dioramas.
    It has to be built up in layers and so far this has taken about a week, I only added another coat this morning and it takes a while for it to dry fully clear.
    I’m very happy with the results so far.
     
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  8. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    EB97F9CA-214D-468F-B52D-E9124F8C1E32.jpeg Ply fascia fitted and painted today
     
  9. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    after an epic journey across the length and breadth of Wales to collect Kelham Hall from Conrad Cooper and a Stanier 60’ period 2 from David Magill I’m finally back home. Here they are on Mermaid Cove again apologies for the poor lighting!
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  10. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  11. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Early morning at Severn Tunnel East circa 1967
    This layout is for sale please contact me for details
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  12. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    A sneak peak at a few of the locos and stock used today for the Model Rail Photo shoot.
    Thanks to Rob Haskins and Gareth Jones forbringing their models.
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  13. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    985907CC-479C-41EF-A5AA-6ADAA89DB9C8.jpeg C82ACA32-69CC-4C79-B1B9-0DCEF920B354.jpeg 1D6078B2-DB66-4682-9B61-F2508E1F7342.jpeg B87C860A-4A42-40AE-8E6E-DCB4E8B26A44.jpeg I’ve painted the internal Tunnel mouth wall today,
    The usual slaters brick sheets. I’ve also cut in the missing stone wall section on the wall and given it a base coat of red.
    The gel paint has now dried clear.
     
  14. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    The cycle of washes and sealing continues on the wall sections,
    Ive been playing about with some tree placements, not all of these will get used as I’ll purchase a forest in a box kit at some point but hopefully it shows the overgrown look I’m going for on this section.
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  15. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    Severn Tunnel East is being dismantled, the tunnel mouths and bracket signal are available for sale
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  16. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  17. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    Aside from Rule 1, why is there a road bridge diamond plate under a bridge carrying a railway line?
    Dave
     
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  18. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Rule 1
    I had them custom etched for another project and they are too nice not to use. Although the writing is legible you don’t really notice until your very close.
     
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  19. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    4F1224D5-8C75-444C-B271-212E00B4D623.jpeg Ballast down and now covered in glue, I’ll finalise the ballast in and around the Tunnels once they are in place.
     
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  20. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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