Louville Lane Cameo

Discussion in 'Entries' started by Alan, 6 June 2017.

  1. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    You know you are getting there when you start to populate your layout.

    Two lads doing a bit of shed bashing on their way to school (we hope).

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    Just about to check the pump house.

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    Chatting pre shift

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    catching a taxi

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    Frank Drake checking whether its worth getting his camera out

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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Some more details added, this time on the parcels platform, a couple of electric trolleys.



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    and some crates in the parcels building



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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Another close look at Platforms 5&6



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    I feel I'm almost there. Inow have to think about the framing and the lid with lights
     
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  4. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer

    Tremendous views along the platform, excellent

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  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Whilst taking photos of platforms 5&6 (the other 4 platforms are beyond the back-scene) A short engineers train was stabled at the fuel point for a few hours. No oil delivery for a few days.

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    All are kits, , the Lamprey and Tunney are Chivers and the Grampii Parkside
    Those who followed the Wencombe thread may recognise them.
     
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  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    The lighting and shadows in the platform shots really make it. Excellent work Alan :thumbs:.

    I presume platform lights/lighting are part of the detailling stage.
     
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  7. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm not too sure about that, I do think that layouts with lights on when it's meant to be day light look a little unrealistic. Particularly layouts set in the summer months, as most are, when there is an awful lot of daylight around. I seem to remember that there was always a certain amount of gloom under station canopies
     
  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I was thinking more of dummy lamps suspended from the roof trusses down the centre of the platform. Either similar to these at Manchester Piccadilly (one of my mid 80's photos).

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    Or globes as at York (one of my dad's 60's slides)
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  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Whoops sorry Dave, I've a feeling I may have some somewhere.
     
  10. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer

    Lovely engines, the York picture reminds me very much of my own youthful train spotting days at Durham from the battlements behind the station.... I think if lighting underneath canopies is to be contemplated my own view is that very low intensity may be best so lights can barely be seen to be on. Grand pictures though, both model and real.

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  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Some locos captured on a Sunday morning.



    First a trio of Westerns: Queen, Enterprise and Sovereign.



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    And secondly a pair of D63xxs



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    Oh by the way Dave the (non working) platform lights are in hand. I found 5 but need a fw more and they have been ordered from Langley's.
     
  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    To all followers of the "The Lane" saga

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    and may all your modelling wishes come to fruition
     
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  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    After the snow had melted a low flying helicopter took some shots. Which gives a nice overview of the layout.

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    Oh and some Christmas reading arrived, which might give a hint of other things to come.

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  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Some more detailing done, non working lights under the canopy and over the end of the footbridge, if you can see them.

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    and a couple of general shots.

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    If you look closely at the last shot you may see some new fencing put at the end of the lines either side of the platform
     
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  15. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A little bit more detailing, point levers now in place in the yard.



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    and another person added, as the it tends to be the faces of figures that give the game away I always try to position them so that they never face the front of the layout. I normally have them with their back to the viewing side. This one needs turning a couple of degrees as if he has just come out of the shed and is walking down between the shed and the refuelling point.



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  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Just found this one by Frank Drake.



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  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Near enough finished. Guttering and down pipes added to canopy roof, although one end needs a bit of work.



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    When I've worked on the other end all that will need doing is the roof and lights and the rest of the frame around the layout
     
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  18. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A rare visitor to the Lane NBL Warship D602 Bulldog, in the background you can see the end of the guttering, beginning to sag. One wonders how long the guttering and canopy will stay in place.

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    and caught just departing

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  19. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I started work on the lower fascia panel, making a template out of scrap foam board.

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    A coloured version



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    I can assure you it wont be quite that yukee.



    I also worked on the grass bank to cover the middle 2 point actuation switches.



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    I used my standard base of hanging basket liner. more work to be done yet.
     
  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A couple more shots of the grass. grass part 2 1.jpg

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