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Old 10-01-2007, 09:47 AM
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Princess at Bushey Troughs

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
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Alan,
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?

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This should be alot of fun to see come together. I'll drop back in and see how it's progressed soon.
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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
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Thanks Darla nearly missed you there--------Alan
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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
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Starting to get the perspective right and a wee bit detail on the loco--------Alan

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This is looking good, Alan.

the old camera. Like you, I hate to get rid of something that is still working just to get something newer.

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Thanks Sylvia I know exactly what you mean--many thanks---------Alan
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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

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looks GREAT ALAN!!!!!.....I love your trains....

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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,
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Great job on the details you've put in so far Alan, especially the rails.
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Thanks Greg

Thanks very much Loralee glad it brings nice thoughts of your dad

Thanks Darla

Thanks to all Alan
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here id an update, looking at the trees don't want to go much darker with them


back to work again----------Alan
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