A Quiet Sunday

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by invicta280 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 pm

Setting a standard for the rest of us to aim at !

What exactly did you paint in?

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by ge_rik » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:09 pm

Excellent atmospheric pictures. Really love the faded lettering on the garage.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 am

invicta280 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 pm
What exactly did you paint in?
I was quite happy as I took the camera inside to download the pics. Wriggling the camera in through the side door
while keeping the viewfinder sticking outside to frame the shot, and obviously concentrating on the subject and not
the background.
This is the shot without the painted in background.
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Message to self. Look at everything in the viewfinder dummy.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by philipy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:43 am

Wow, that is some serious editing skill! Well done. Even knowing, I can't see the joins in the 'after' picture.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 am

I quite like the original picture as well, the trailer suits the garage scene.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by ge_rik » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:25 am

Just noticed the oil spills on the floor of the garage. Another really great touch. I don't think I'd have noticed it was a 12" to the foot background in the original. It somehow looks in keeping. Even the wheel arch on the trailer frames the car.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:19 am

Thought I'd take some pics. around Nayook township, it was a very windy day and not much happening.
Then I notice this bloke obviously doing the same thing.
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Thought I won't get in his way, off to another place and there he is again!!
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So I crossed the road quickly set up again, who pops up in the left of the viewfinder, Yep!
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Thought I'd sneak around the back of the building, yep still there!
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Got closer, thought I'd seen him before, we got to chatting, comparing camera's etc. Thought I heard him say
"he thought all camera's were digital, as his was very hands on" !!!!
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So after the short chat (he didn't have much to say, silent type I guess)
I gave up and went home.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by FWLR » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am

BRILLIANT :thumbright:

Love it Grant. You have just made my morning...Thank you. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 am

Excellent idea Grant and very well presented. Such individual ideas make the story come to life on garden railways, just as it would be in full size.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Jimmyb » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:53 pm

Looks really good, you certainly have a talent.
Keep the rubber-side down

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:06 am

Thanks fella's,
This came out of frustration really, trying to decide on another loco build. Although I've added dozens more pics. to the file, still no closer to a decision. I know what I want, just can't justify it being used on my railway, GRRRR!
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:53 pm

LNR wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:06 am
Thanks fella's,
This came out of frustration really, trying to decide on another loco build. Although I've added dozens more pics. to the file, still no closer to a decision. I know what I want, just can't justify it being used on my railway, GRRRR!
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Mon May 18, 2020 7:51 am

Reading during the lock down, discovered how many Fowler B6 road locos came to Australia. I once again measured my Wilesco against the Fowler B6 General Arrangement that is available on the web. The conclusion that except for the width across the rear wheels the measurements all work out for 16mm scale. Now because I'm starting to get a bit frustrated with this lock down business I started trying to make the Wilesco a bit more photogenic from the non flywheel side as that is the how it would normally figure the way the sawmill is laid out.
By adding a new cylinder housing made of sheet brass and adding the low pressure cylinder ( B6's being double crank compounds), a throttle housing with safety valves and whistle (removable to access the lubricator) and some cylinder drains, I was able to move the appearence of the unit closer to the centre line. A rack and hose with strainer for the lifting injector completed the picture. It's still no scale model, but I think it will pass if you squint a bit.
It's Sunday and the mill is closed for the day, and in the late afternoon the engine is returning up the track from the forest to stable at the mill overnight.
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Still working on the yard layout and fighting terrible backgrounds.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by BertieB » Mon May 18, 2020 2:11 pm

Just (for the first time) been through the entire thread: I think the pictures are wonderful and the scratch building is off the scale. Fabulous

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Mitch stack » Mon May 18, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi grant, nice traction engine, what willesco did you use to bash it ? id like to see some more photos if you have them Please!,Mitch

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