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

    4B88C75B-23C2-46B3-A363-F981610C78FC.jpeg Another pair of trees from Polish supplier MBR arrived today
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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I do like a grubby D1000
     
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  3. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    EE9C65B6-7C6D-4CC4-89D5-D0507A9160F9.png 36B47130-2C3F-4D21-8236-1C8FBFAD2ABE.png B0EDCFC0-EA63-447E-A0B3-937A995414C9.png 0147B7CE-4854-46CC-8A1D-4AC9E1DBEFEF.png 7F69C92B-88E2-4ACB-B700-83D9FD4AF41B.jpeg 53E45D25-3861-4E19-83EA-911DA8D2B582.png I popped down to smugglers retreat to catch the Torbay Express expecting the usual warship, much to my surprise it had a double chimney castle on it!!
     
  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    E2F98A66-BC0F-4CA4-B4FB-89803483F97E.png 2CBE84A9-7BA0-4BAD-8F14-44341E379688.png Western Enterprise along the sea wall,
     
  5. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    5280E878-38DB-41A4-B273-D0263172BF71.jpeg 30FBDE6B-2D70-48AF-9B05-2BACF108DEA2.jpeg Last batch of trees arrived today for this section, just the tunnel mouths needed to complete.
     

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  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    5A8FA2F9-F8A5-4858-B84A-0FF4C1F00539.jpeg Jon has nearly completed the colour light gantry for the Coryton cliffs section. This is a 1930’s what if version of the gantries installed in the 80’s
     
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  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    072289EB-0629-4F7D-9483-8AEFA3C3ACE4.jpeg A new commission under way, this will essentially be a photo plank to photograph finished models.
    3’ x 1’ x 8” tall.
    50mm thick polystyrene base cut through its centre, I placed the two halves back together and marked the track, I then cut either side of the track at an angle to give the impression that the railway Line has been built up. No flat earth here!
    Covered first in filler then with decorfill, once dry I’ll PVA then fill again with decorfill.
    I’ll make up some sides out of 3mm ply to give it a nice finish and paint in with black board paint.
    This will be a simple scenic finish using mainly static grasses with a few bushes.
     
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  8. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    6B570DB8-0B08-4213-90F2-EC097E06FB65.jpeg 4DAA7C12-197C-4206-89F7-7273591F4B11.jpeg 3B43BEC8-ED83-4F0F-A803-5D05E277EA8C.png At Reading yesterday I collected another 3 coaches, 2 Mk1’s and a mk1 suburban. I also collected the signal gantry from Jon, seen here posed on smugglers retreat! It will go on the Coryton Cliffs section and will face the opposite way.
     
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  9. Compton castle

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    61D9D189-34E8-40A9-9651-E56EB9E4C282.jpeg Track ballasting and weathering on the photo plank complete & the first pass of static grass.
     
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  10. Compton castle

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    FA296992-C99C-413E-9680-D4C79A5F659B.png 9A744F69-F754-42D8-A022-2C9C7722A4B8.png More static grass today plus some bushes from the excellent Polak range.
     
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  11. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    A free prints photo book featuring Mainly mermaid Cove ( Dawlish ) with a last look at Severn Tunnel, this is a Christmas gift for my grandad
     
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  12. Compton castle

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    40B04887-8F54-4E2D-B3C2-53C4CC97CD4D.jpeg 726B3EE7-AC44-49A1-9815-B201BA2D3F10.png Add the backscene on permanently and we are done! Back to the sea wall after Christmas!
     
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  13. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    792D8749-8D21-4116-878C-1F09637349A8.jpeg Merry Christmas to all,
    I’ve ordered some more track ready for stage two of the Riviera line.
    We will be at the Bristol show hopefully with the coryton cliff’s section in naked timber and polystyrene but with track in place and with smugglers retreat section fully finished.
     
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  14. Compton castle

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    17E345B8-726A-4482-A2E3-9B5EEC8B9C6A.jpeg Coryton Cliffs is under way
     
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  15. Purple-haze

    Purple-haze Western Thunderer

    Steve,look forward to seeing you and Dawlish at the end of the month. I belive Rob is coming to you, so remind him of transport!

    regards

    Rog
     
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  16. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I love this thread Steve. Your work is fantastic.

    John :)
     
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  17. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    AA9628EE-A9CD-4863-A67A-701BDFD214CC.jpeg Polystyrene all cut in place
     
  18. Purple-haze

    Purple-haze Western Thunderer

    Steve,don't finish it:eek: there will be nothing show the paying horde:p

    regards

    Rog
     
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  19. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I won’t, just track fixed and the polystyrene glued in place and sealed.
     
  20. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    1CDE3466-FCAF-477D-BCA5-0439B08771A3.jpeg AFD5AE97-C0B7-49E6-945B-9C3AD288D15F.jpeg First two lengths of track glued in place, power feeds next then I can glue the polystyrene in place.
    I had two sheets of slaters stone wall left so these have been glued in place as well.
    The trees are just for placement they will be replaced by MBR trees.
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