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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#1 Posted : 18 September 2020 14:33:50(UTC)
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Occasionally I do a bit of modelling at the MMRC club rooms on a friday night.

Tonight I decided to plant some trees on one of the clubs small layouts, commonly known as the Black Forest layout.

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First up was the right hand back corner

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a tree may have fallen over and blocked the track

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Starting to take shape, and how to fix the trees in. Never hurts to show how its done.

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Then on to the right hand side, this is going to eat up a lot of trees

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Never hurts to have a helper, although those trees are rather short

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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#2 Posted : 18 September 2020 14:44:48(UTC)
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There is even a bit of train running occurring.

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#3 Posted : 18 September 2020 18:32:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
Occasionally I do a bit of modelling at the MMRC club rooms on a friday night.

Tonight I decided to plant some trees on one of the clubs small layouts, commonly known as the Black Forest layout.
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Around here trees that close to the track would be trimmed or cut down about now, can't have wrong sort of leaves or needles on track, the trains can't take it ... BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#4 Posted : 25 September 2020 12:41:02(UTC)
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Another friday, adding a few more trees to the layout.

But first a "funny" story. I started putting a few more trees in, and decided to take a picture. Lets just say that the memory card was sitting in my laptop at home and not in the camera, Good thing there are a couple of spares in my camera case.

So first up was adding some trees in behind the loco shed to hide the track going up to the bridge

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Now I know its pretty subtle but they did not look quite right in terms of placement, so by adding one more to the left had side by the bridge worked wonders

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The effect of hiding part of the backdrop so it appears through the trees is quite pleasing.

I then decided to add a few more trees to the hill, while leaving some of the bush in place

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And now some overview shots

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The question is , how many are to many. So far there have been 151 trees added to the layout. I think I could add 50-100 more!!!!


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Offline SteamNut  
#5 Posted : 25 September 2020 12:57:47(UTC)
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It is the same when you add people to the layout you always think more can be added. Also it can be said the more Marklin can be added to your collection when you think you have enough BigGrin
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Offline Copenhagen  
#6 Posted : 25 September 2020 20:58:21(UTC)
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Nice! Thx for sharing. Thumbs up and all.
Maybe the trees behind the locomotive shed could be spread out a bit and perhaps have a varied height?
Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#7 Posted : 25 September 2020 22:21:39(UTC)
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There were a couple of constraints with the placing of the trees behind the engine shed.

The trees are all a pretty standard height, and I do not have the inclination to prune them.

The space between the two tracks is quite narrow. the first plan was to have a single line of trees, but that looked a bit sparse, so there was just enough room to put a second row in behind the first.


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The joys of modelling using what is to hand
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#8 Posted : 26 September 2020 07:30:32(UTC)
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You can put some of those trees on my H0 bridge module if you wish.....Wink

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The one picture I took of John's efforts last night..
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#9 Posted : 26 September 2020 11:03:01(UTC)
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Well Dave they are a bit small for the Istein bridge!
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#10 Posted : 26 September 2020 11:35:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
Well Dave they are a bit small for the Istein bridge!


Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
You can put some of those trees on my H0 bridge module if you wish.....Wink


Sigh!
Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#11 Posted : 02 October 2020 21:29:06(UTC)
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Did a bit of railfanning tonight

Light class 103 passing by



2-10-0 freight train




class 50 with freight train



class 50 with tanker train



class 103 with passenger train






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Offline cookee_nz  
#12 Posted : 03 October 2020 00:35:33(UTC)
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Looking good John, couldn't make it over last night, sorry I missed it :-)
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#13 Posted : 03 October 2020 10:59:41(UTC)
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The Wellington Marklin Club is a great place to relax on a friday night.

Watch a train related video,

Run some trains

Work on some layouts

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Apparently similar type things happy on a Saturday as well!!!

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#14 Posted : 03 October 2020 13:02:48(UTC)
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Oh dear.......
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#15 Posted : 03 October 2020 13:04:09(UTC)
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Wayne is at the controls......

Mayhem usually follows....

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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#16 Posted : 04 October 2020 11:25:51(UTC)
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How many trees are two many?

My friend believes everything in proportion

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But anyway, tree planting continued on Friday night

Until such time as we put a building into the field, I cant put any more trees up there, however, I started putting some in front. so out with the old.

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And in with the new.

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Still not convince about the trees in the very front pushed into the polystyrene. I can't drill holes into the base board at the front because someone put decoders and such like stuff under there. But it is coming along. Tree count is about 175, not bad for such a small layout.





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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#17 Posted : 17 October 2020 12:22:37(UTC)
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Some video from Friday night





And a blooper


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