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by RylstonLight
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Winter repairs on the Rylston Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Winter repairs on the Rylston Light

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Hi guys. I’m still alive but I have had little time to model now I’m back at work. However yesterday I cut some timber in preparation of building a new fence for Rylston Station.

Here it is stored ready for use in the Top Yard.

Andy S.
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2171
Views: 297932

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

Although given that chess men come in different sizes, a 1/24 set might work if there is such a thing. Actually, short lengths of plain plasticard rod, might be enough to suggest the pieces? This set is a snip at £. . . https://www.etsy.com/listing/235598394/handcarved-chess-set-miniature-with You’...
by RylstonLight
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

That is the effect I am after, Grant, but the difficulty I have is being hemmed in by house walls, and the garden width gives no depth to use distant 1:1 vegetation as a back drop. The adjoining properties abut right up to the boundary of my garden so their house walls are the boundary itself. Cheap...
by RylstonLight
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Tea Facilities
Replies: 20
Views: 3773

Re: Tea Facilities

Wow, that is shallower than it looked. The perspective is excellent, well done.

Andy
by RylstonLight
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A P.O. van for the E&D
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: A P.O. van for the E&D

Nice combination of old and new modelling techniques. And nice end-product. It’s a shame that P.O. vans were rare on narrow gauge, there is something about a train of P.O. wagons that is very attractive.

Andy
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Home Wi-Fi Connected Garden Railway
Replies: 30
Views: 3995

Re: A Home Wi-Fi Connected Garden Railway

Hopefully more or less on topic, in the original post Micheal, you refer to controlling signals etc. I have dabbled in microprocessor control (albeit Picaxe and arduino) and tested them outside. The ultimate plan was to control lighting, points and signals.I am worried about the longevity of the mic...
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

Hope I'm not hi-jacking your thread here Andy . . . Grant. No hijacking involved Grant, The concept of the RLR mark2 is all about viewpoint (and therefore photographs) leading into the miniscape. The more discussion about photographs the better before my plans move from CAD to reality :study: . I w...
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

bazzer42 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 am
. . . lovely memories of looking for the mouse on Hornby catalogues :D
I’d forgotten that. Me too

Andy
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

Just a bit of fun - hope it is viewable at this resolution. :D

Cuneo Print (640x443).jpg

Seems all right on preview. No prizes on spotting the mouse ;) . Apologies to the late Terence (and his daughter) who was/is a hero (heroine) of mine.

Andy
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

. . . although I tend to use sticks, bricks, buckets anything of the height required (used two brooms crossed yesterday for a boat pic.) instead of a tripod . . . . . . the engine and rolling stock (generally the focus of a pic, though it doesn't have to be) should appear in the scene not on it. Gr...
by RylstonLight
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

. . . but I think you might have had some practise. And an awful lot of duds :) Thé secret to good model photos, IMO, low viewpoint, high f-number, tripod and lots of repetition. Little Weighton station was mocked up with the run-down windows during a renovation; it spends most of its time in a muc...
by RylstonLight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Tea Facilities
Replies: 20
Views: 3773

Re: Tea Facilities

Sorry to hijack the thread but, Peter, has the China shop door got forced perspective or is it just the camera lens?

Andy,
by RylstonLight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

In fact Rev Calstock managed access to the running shed at Rylston in 1954.
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In reality both Little Weighton and Rylston running shed will be incoporated into the RLR mark 2, should nothing occur to prevent.

Andy
by RylstonLight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)
Replies: 28
Views: 3584

Re: The Rylston Light Railway (Mark 2)

Of course things weren't always as rosy-coloured as the RLR in preservation and the Rev Calstock ventured to Little Weighton in the closure years. The building was a little worse for wear: Closure notice.jpg The general view from the kissing gate: LW in closure.png The ambient winter weather in the ...
by RylstonLight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Finishing the unfinished
Replies: 104
Views: 13395

Re: Finishing the unfinished

I have several times referred to hunting out some old photos of the (now-defunct) Rylston Light Railway (mark 1), but I thought it would be tidier to have a separate thread

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 04#p134104

I hope you enjoy it.

Andy