The G&DLR begins.

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Braved the elements to install the 'Rainbow Tunnel' and how the line will look once the track is in place.
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This is a better refinement of the picture from the previous post. oh and incidentally, the other colour I used was also beige, so both the lighter and dark versions as well as africa brown.

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by DonW » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:17 pm

You have made a lot of progress looking very good.

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:34 pm

Really impressed with the tunnel mouths. Look really good in situ.

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Post by Peter Butler » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Really impressed with the tunnel mouths. Look really good in situ.

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:38 am

That's looking established already!
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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Andrew » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Those tunnel moths are fantastic! Even better now they're in the garden...

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:53 am

awh thank you everyone.

wait till you see what I've planted on top. You'll blow your safety valves!

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Post by philipy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:12 am

Andrew wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Those tunnel moths are fantastic!
Presumably in reality the moths are actually 16mm bats in the tunnel?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 am

philipy wrote:
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Andrew wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Those tunnel moths are fantastic!
Presumably in reality the moths are actually 16mm bats in the tunnel?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
The old goth in me couldn't help it ;)

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am

Some more progress on the tunnel. Managed to get some planting done. I'll always say the last bit of planting before the winter but I'm a bit of a plant addict.
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Painted heathers are a bit notorious amongst the gardening fraternity and I can sort of understand why. I love looking at garden railways that run though carefully sculpted landscapes which plants that match and i may eventually modify it to suit that's aesthetic but for the moment I'm just having some fun, the heathers will grow out of their dyes and maybe in the next year or two we'll see something refrained, however for the moment I'm just having fun with the pansies, violas and heathers and everything else.

Theres a little bit of residual work to do before I crack back however.
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Some repairs and the bridge will be next and that will lead the way to the permanent way.

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by FWLR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:25 pm

Call me stupid, but how where those tunnels mouths made. :withstupid:

I actually love the way you have weathered them and the placement in the hillside look just right. Waiting for you bridge now. :!: Will that also be for next year :?:
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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:41 pm

You're most definately not, I think it was foamex or HIP, one or the other. It was stuff I found at the back of my workplace and took (after asking).

I had made plans on A3 graph paper of the bits I needed to cut out and went about reproducing the plans to the board including the masonry. Then it was a Stanley knife carefully cutting out the bits. And finally gluing them together.

The face is 5mm thick with 5mm sides and the abutments and details are 3mm thick. I went through the painting before but I'll readdress it in better detail with the bridge. That might be coming along within the year but there is alot on atm and not all us good so I'm modelling and gardening when I get the chance.

I'm other news I've been making a start of the Witches Hovels for the back garden coven.
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Atm there is only two and a bunch of dug up roots to act as withered trees. In all honesty it looks better in real life.

Back on the foamex this chap inspired me, he can show you what you can do with the stuff. He tends to do a running diagram of his process. He's very good

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYG3O ... -eXnjtej2Q

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Post by philipy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:15 pm

Thanks for the link, I haven't come across him before but he's very good, as you say.
I particularly like his Water Tower video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9I4DhIeKk ). His basic techniques are what most of us do, but there are several wrinkles that I've not come across before. Using a curved Stanley blade appears to work well and his ability to cut straight lines without a straight edge is very impressive.

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Re: The G&DLR begins.

Post by FWLR » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:36 am

Great links there guys...
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