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

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    Track weathering complete it’s back to planting! Photo etched Nettles plus some more growth around the outlet pipe.
     
  2. isambardme

    isambardme Active Member


    The water ( etc?) coming from the waste pipe looks very realistic, I particularly like the wear on the Beware of Trains sign too. Thanks for posting these fascinating updates.
    Cheers, Steve.
     
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  3. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  5. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    Meanwhile over at Smugglers retreat I also ordered some pink flowering bushes from MBR and these have been added today.
    I’ve decided to relegate the woodlands scenic tree to the rear of the layout, the MBR are far superior and for a comparable size about the same cost.
    I will order another example from MBR to fill it’s original spot!!
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  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the reference to the MBR site.
    Archiwum Products - SKLEP MBR

    If it's not too much trouble could you identify which trees are which from their product list and what heights and colours you went for? Always good to get third party validation of products shown on websites.

    When you ordered did you specifically mention they were for a 7mm layout or was it just a case of what they produce suits 7mm?? I ask because their home page mentions scales from 1:220 to 1:43.

    Whilst I'm on question mode, what's the source of the nettle etches? They look very effective.
     
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  9. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    The Nettles are from Model scene
    However their stock availability is a bit hit and miss.
    I will amend the above post with what trees I ordered.
    I didn’t specify 7mm I just chose the trees by their heights.
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    The red Beech is 51-2214. The smaller trees are listed as 12 / 16 cm tall and the larger are 18 / 22 cm. they do smaller and larger options as well.
    Steve
     
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  10. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Cheers Steve
     
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  11. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    The annual Telford pilgrimage today, a meeting with Jon Fitness to collect the next pair of signals for the Riviera Line, these two will be for the Holcombe Cove section, I hope to start construction on the boards for that section before Christmas
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thanks Steve, very helpful.
     
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  13. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  14. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  15. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  16. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Hi Steve,
    Superb scenic modelling!

    I'm waiting for your pièce de résistance, the waves breaking over the sea wall and showering the train. I'm sure you know how to do it. ;)
    Cheers,
    Peter
     
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  17. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I’ve been contacted by the Bristol show organisers, the first section of the Riviera Line will be on display at the Bristol O gauge show in January.