Mister Rusty
The origin of today's  computer cut'n'paste,
Now a lost art to create such scenes as these.
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These are a quick set of snapshots.
The first shot is Whitby, then into generic calendar images for the overall effect.
 One last shot of the mountains. 1566980055749580351211153785175.jpg 
and a fine piece of trompe l' oeuil it is, too.
A shot to explain distances. 15669802320326205184813186291066.jpg 
The guys are artists, imho.
Some more of their work.
We have one (of 5) of our exhibition layouts (Dagnell End) erected, and a few snaps from last night follow:--
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Further images of this and our other layouts at:- http://www.redditch-mrc.com [I think 😳]
It worked for me, anyway.
As l said before these guys (no gals) have scratch-built the vast majority of the buildings.
Watch out for a feature on it in the press, due to be photographed soon. 
Please enjoy, and comments / observations on the layout welcome.
No comments on my photography, l know that it's  crap.😳
Pete
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Thanks, Ahjay
you know why 😉
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I think a backscene can make or break a layout.  It doesn't necessarily have to be photo perfect but the overall effect of depth and perspective has to be right for it to have the right 'feel'.  I do like the piece of Whitby!
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With Ailsa Craig just offshore.

I understand it was towed there by Nunky and his tug. 🙄
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Actually... the buildings are nice but not that backscene. Why on earth go to all that rrouble to have a sky with sharp corners instead of a flowing curve?

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I had no input on Dagnell End, but l suspect that the Luddites won the day.
Also it may have something with the club's technique of making the modules into storage and transit boxes.
Their main frames are usually 2''x2'' planed,, with the back-scenes [sky] being 8mm ply. Even then, l agree, a curved,flexible removable sky would soften,but l know nothing, according to a couple of members. They seem to have decided that the next layout will be ''conventional'' i.e. analogue totally. Their favoured controller is Hammant & Morgan [grey wrinkle preferably] and H&M or Peco point motors with c-knows how big CD unit, the points can be heard to clack at 20 foot in  the Warley Show on a busy day. Mind, I have got adept at re-attaching tie-bars 😏
A spreadsheet has been presented showing that, in fact it is cheaper to control accessories digitally, but not accepted, saying that it was biased against analogue because it had included wire, fasteners, plugs, point motor switches, [Peco, now in favour] etc.
The club's directorate [all 30 years-plus membership] has built a ''digital'' layout with so many faults, it is amazing, considering their expertise. They operate it using tablets, most of the operators are not computer literate, where do you go?
They will not let anyone outside their caucus to review the layout to clear an issue with frog juicers, despite 3 modellers committed to DCC. So, it lies abandoned against the wall. So sad, just a couple of hours would sort it, imho.
The buildings are superb , and the reason for the photos was to give them credit for Buchshee.
Incidentally, curved corners, Buchshee has both styles!!
Ah well!
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
Committees, inevitably the hardest way to move anything forward, and such a shame because the work is inspirational, i especially like the layering on the back scenes enabling shadowing and hence perspective.

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Hi Jaz,
It is their work that inspired me to pick up the hobby again, 6 years ago.
And it also upped my attention to detail from ready-to-plonk.
My micro-modelling came from previously modelling 1/24th car kits, super-detailing down to wheel-nuts, plug leads etc. Radio aerials being a speciality, sprue-stretching over a cigarette lighter (ahh the smell of burning styrene).  This was back in the 60s, when ingenuity was paramount.
Custom paintwork was achieved by airbrushing nail varnish, diluted with cellulose thinners. My wife still uses my thinners for cleaning up or changing hers.
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Incidentally, a tip that might be handy.
The 2 coaches are the same model, one has been got at.
Apart from painting the underframe, the panels on the right have been " grained" by using a coarse brush almost dry, dipped in Dulux Woodsheen 'Golden Teak". It was applied in the appropriate direction for the grain. A very quick tweak to a cheap second-hand coach. It's a support coach for an LNER-liveried Skiving Flotsam.
Remember the 12"/76' rule that l use for my detailing 😉
TTFN Pete
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That is a definite improvement, I'll look out for the Delux Woodsheen 'Golden Teak', that's a sweet upgrade.

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Hi Jaz thanks for the comment the tins are not too bad and it's enough for around 100 coaches
By the way, l am surprised that you did not question the platform edging comment, it's  not  conventional and is a technique that is simple and can be adapted for other uses.
Turn the computer on, select a blank spreadsheet.
Going to the extreme left, highlight a line, change the colour of the background.
A strong line will now show as line 1, change the font size to make it deeper if desired.
Skip line 2 unless depth needs increasing.
Now there are 2 lines , l black, say and the other white.
Highlight them, click copy. Paste them into line 3.
Highlight all 4 , copy them and paste in line 5.
Now there are 8, highlight, paste into 9 and there are 16.
Highlight, copy 16, paste into 17, now there are 32, probably a full A4 page.

As in all good cookbooks,  slice and serve.
Just a silly idea.
Other uses?
Pedestrian Crossings
Car Parks, on the latter, l would be tempted to use possibly a sheet of vellum  or some such textured finish., but not 1000 grot. Mind it might clean up an over-used printer.
Pete


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