Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:15 am

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Thank you all, much appreciated.
Pictures taken in the raw..... no enhancements necessary.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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Pictures taken in the raw.....
Well, that was more information than I think we needed. :shock:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am

BorisSpencer wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am
Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
Pictures taken in the raw.....
Well, that was more information than I think we needed. :shock:
I'm saving those for another competition, so be careful what you choose!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:47 am

Those pictures do show the benefit of using natural materials in the outdoors. It looks so real because - it's real!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:32 pm

Lonsdaler wrote:
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Those pictures do show the benefit of using natural materials in the outdoors. It looks so real because - it's real!
The weather here has been dreadful for some time now and I haven't done anything at all to my railway for weeks. Before long the structures will be lifted for their winter hibernation, so on the only dry(ish) and bright day this week I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the line, although no trains were running.
The only benefit of so much wet weather has been the growth of moss along the track, which I think adds enormously to the overall image, as noted by Lonsdaler.
I hope you think so too......
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:33 pm

Very good Peter.
Not sure there isn't just a wee bit too much growing up the face of the cattle dock, but the small tufts in the face of the wall by the crossing look just perfect, and the quarry siding looks really run down and decrepit!

Seriously though, as I know from experience it can get out of hand and suddenly things look awful, if you don't keep on top of removing it from time to time.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Lonsdaler » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:09 pm

I've arrived home from my tour of south and west Wales to find a similar increase in moss growth. Unfortunarely I had to spend this week's dry day sorting out our van and getting on top of the (to quote the planning authority :roll:) 'serious gardening' etc. :?
I've certainly got some areas of track not currently runnable, I think. Maybe once Lorenzo is through I'll have a chance to tidy up a bit
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:25 am

Wonderful pictures, thank you!

I particularly like the way most of the colours are muted but the moss stands out really vividly...

I'll be bringing my buildings in soon too (all three of them!) but hope to get one more run in first...

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by markoteal » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:48 pm

Great pictures Peter- setting the standard we all aspire to!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by markoteal » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:25 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:09 pm
If I had a 'Bucket List' this would be one of the first items on it....... one of our esteemed colleagues on the Forum, Rik, very kindly offered to visit the B&UR and shoot some video film. This has now been done in Rik's highly professional style and the finished film is now available on YouTube.
So, may I present to you..... Brockhampton and Umbridge Railway, The Movie, now showing at a terminal near you!
https://youtu.be/hHGDJmKpnIQ
Many, many thanks to Rik for his work in creating this, I am eternally grateful.

For me I can sum that video up in one word “fan-flipping-tastic” - well done Rik and as you say Peter a record of your railway that we can all enjoy - must find myself an August RM Modeller mag - I always forget the August one always features a garden railway- and this time it’s one I’ve seen various elements being built
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by invicta280 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 pm

A great video of a superb railway. Lots of interest there.
I was intrigued at the insect landing on the building at 3:48. Looked like a scale bird !

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:54 pm

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I was intrigued at the insect landing on the building at 3:48. Looked like a scale bird !
You wouldn't believe the time it took to get that insect to perform that way.... they all want their own dressing room with stars on the doors.... and their Agent's fees are exorbitant!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by DonW » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:54 pm
invicta280 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 pm

I was intrigued at the insect landing on the building at 3:48. Looked like a scale bird !
You wouldn't believe the time it took to get that insect to perform that way.... they all want their own dressing room with stars on the doors.... and their Agent's fees are exorbitant!
That did make me chuckle

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:20 am

There isn't much more I can comment on your line Peter, that hasn't been said.
I will say this though, if members or anyone wants to know
"How can I get a realistic railway line"

I would say,"Just look at Peter Butler's thread on the Garden Railway Forum".... :notworthy: :notworthy:

I do have your thread :study: Bookmarked and it's then really easy to see and keep up with all that you do.

Nough said....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 am

Thank you Rod, you are too kind! It is great to hear from you again after your unfortunate absence, take it easy and slowly get back to your railway when you feel ready.
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