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10-01-2007, 10:47 AM
Having done a Princess at Kettlewell you can see it in the gallery I decided I would do one with a bit more detail and Ref Photos I've always liked this photo I think it was By a well known railway photographer Eric Treacy, he must have got soaked taking this one.
The tender on most British Locomotives had a scoop which could be lowered down into water troughs placed strategically along the track as long as the loco was travelling at a good speed thr water would be forced up into the tender requiring less stops, they were very effective although when the tender was full anyone standing nearby would be drenched.
Here is one of the LMS Princess Class taking water at Bushey troughs on a Scottish bound express, I'm going for drama in this one as the smoke and the spray from the troughs should make an interesting scene
It's 33" x 22" I think this is called full sheet, however we shall see how we get on--------------Alan
And here is a close up of the loco
10-01-2007, 02:25 PM
What a clever idea for scooping up needed water without coming to a stop.
The drawing looks very good (could the chimney be a little taller even if it isn't IRL?).
Looking forward to seeing this as you progress. Is it on blue paper or is that just the photo?
10-01-2007, 03:09 PM
This should be alot of fun to see come together. I'll drop back in and see how it's progressed soon.
10-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Thanks Sylvia It's not Blue paper it's my old camera keep telling myself toget a new one, the chimney is quite small on these as the British loading gauge is only 13 ft, so these large boilered engines did not have much room for a taller chimney, maybe go a bit bigger, but from this angle you wouldn't see much anyway----------many thanks-----------Alan
10-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Thanks Darla nearly missed you there--------Alan
10-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Here is the next part I've concentrated on the loco and the nearest track just to make sure the perspective is OK, still very early days------Alan
I see from the photo the perspective on the track is not right easy to fix though
10-02-2007, 06:03 AM
Starting to get the perspective right and a wee bit detail on the loco--------Alan
10-02-2007, 06:29 AM
This is looking good, Alan.
:lol: the old camera. Like you, I hate to get rid of something that is still working just to get something newer.
10-02-2007, 08:02 AM
Thanks Sylvia I know exactly what you mean--many thanks---------Alan
10-02-2007, 08:08 AM
Got some more done I am still getting colours and values right, the perspective on the track looks a bit better now, I really want the background quite subdued so all the drama is focused on the loco picking up water------many thanks ----------Alan
Wont let me upload some how
10-02-2007, 11:42 AM
looks GREAT ALAN!!!!!.....I love your trains....:)
10-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Alan, You work is fantastic my father would of Love your Rails. He passed about 6 years ago it makes me teary just to look at them (not in any negative way) just remeber his storys. Cant wait to see more,
10-02-2007, 05:07 PM
Great job on the details you've put in so far Alan, especially the rails.
10-02-2007, 08:17 PM
Thanks very much Loralee glad it brings nice thoughts of your dad
Thanks to all Alan
10-03-2007, 08:23 AM
here id an update, looking at the trees don't want to go much darker with them
back to work again----------Alan
10-03-2007, 08:33 AM
Got some more trees in and a little sky, just about to start some colours on the loco------------Alan
10-05-2007, 08:13 PM
Started work on the loco------Alan
Just watchin' the train progress ... and lovin' it.
10-06-2007, 04:38 AM
Thanks very much Jenny------------Alan
10-06-2007, 04:40 AM
More details, there are quite a few so this may take some time-----------Alan
10-06-2007, 04:44 AM
Since the uploader was out I've not been able to post so this is the pregress I've made in sequence.
Done some more on the retaining wall--------Alan
10-06-2007, 04:49 AM
Here is a close up of the wall------Alan
10-06-2007, 05:47 AM
Started on the coaches still a long way to go------Alan
here is another close up it's all details from now on I think, this was taken with a flash it doesn't reflect the real colour, but it gives you an idea.
10-07-2007, 08:00 AM
here is an update concentrating on the details now, of which there are many, the trackwork, the Loco, the coaches, and the wooden floor of these troughs which must have been a very slippery place for the maintenance people to walk, anyway I'm getting there-----------Alan
10-07-2007, 08:25 AM
looking good wee mon, looking good
10-07-2007, 12:57 PM
Thanks very much Dominic--------Alan
10-07-2007, 12:59 PM
Concentrating on the trackwork, and getting that wet wood effect on the 6ft way--------Alan
10-07-2007, 01:09 PM
This is looking terrific. The wood on the platform definitely is looking wet. :D
10-08-2007, 04:02 AM
Thanks very much Sylvia for all your encouragement-----------Alan
10-08-2007, 06:17 AM
On the final approaches now----------Alan
10-08-2007, 07:55 AM
here is the finished painting , there are always a few minor details which get left, but over the next few days I should be able to pick them up--------many thanks---------Alan
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