Saturday, June 20, 2009

Foxwood Lock.

So Foxwood lock is now well under way to becoming the next completed cameo in Little Foxwood village. Spend the afternoon working on it. The boat under the tunnel has his tunnel light lit as he exits, (more work on the water required still.)The lock keepers cottage is in place and illuminated as well as a canalside lamp so that the fly boaters can keep working!
The over view of the scene. A boat exits the lock lower chamber.
....and heads into the shorter tunnel that leads uner the railway and on to the mainline.
The concrete steps to aid pushing open the beams still needs work on it but the scene is coming on.
A close up of the boat exiting the tunnel. As you can see, more work is still needed and the tunnel needs a date on the keystone at the front. The crack above the portal is not serious and so the tunnel can remain in operation.
Another general view of the scene.

12 Comments:

At 8:31 pm, Blogger life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hi Andy, the lock looks fab! Looks like you had a great time in France too. Keep up the great work on the railway! Debbie.

 
At 9:18 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

Hi Debbie and thanks for the comment. We've got a beautiful Dutch Barge style narrow beam just arived here at Brinkow called 'Tickety Boo'!

 
At 11:55 am, Anonymous Debbie said...

Hey what can I say! Good choice of name!We played around with a lot of names before we came up with Tickety Boo. John wanted to call her Fugazi, after a Fish( from Marillion fame) album. He then came up with a couple of other names. you have given me a good idea for a new post. Thanks Andy.
Debbie.

 
At 3:43 pm, Blogger English Blogger (Davie B) said...

That is fantastic Andy, I know a little trick for ageing, natural yoghurt put some on with a small brush and leave it a while. I saw some Mayan Indians doing it to some stone artefacts a few years ago in Mexico. They said it works a treat.

 
At 6:25 pm, Blogger Tony said...

Beautiful, but I see a tiny flaw....
The boat exiting the lock doesn't look like it could ever have come through the tunnel.

 
At 7:06 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

Great tip Davie - thanks, I'll give it a try. It will either end up in a brilliantly weathered layout or a flystrike at Brinklow!

 
At 7:08 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

Hi Tony. Not sure why as it fits perfectly! It's certainly high enough in the tunnel for it and I have slid it round to make sure the curves are OK for the length and it all fits fine. Perhaps it's the perspective of the shot?!

 
At 9:43 am, Blogger Tony said...

It must be the perspective, but from that angle it looks too long for the turn.

 
At 9:51 am, Blogger Tony said...

... and this may be a stupid question, but aren't your bottom gates the wrong way round?

 
At 6:33 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

No - it's deffinately an OK size for the turn but you're right about the gates! I shall rectify them at the weekend - thanks for spotting that Tony!!

 
At 10:22 am, Blogger James said...

Pffft. Your lock is clearly dangerous and a hazard to all. It's got no Cill Warning signs! ;)

 
At 9:00 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

Panic ye not James, they are in the process of being made - along with 6 foot high safety railings and the obligatory 3 bollards along side!

 

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