Would not even bother trying to even think about tapering the Chimney. A piece of Grey Drainpipe 3ft high would look quite impressive and not too obtrusive. Bricks would probably need to be carefully scribed on then a spray of Halfords Matt Red Primer followed by picking out odd individual bricks with sundry Stone Paint Colours from Matchpots. Or of course you could go for the easy slightly expensive option:-It's a wet and windy day in Worcestershire and no work can be done outside so I thought I would post a short update on progress. I've been busy working in the garden during September but unfortunately I haven't done much on the railway.
These photos were all taken today.
A general view of the railway taken from the bungalow. The section next to the step will be made into a tramway in order to minimise the potential trip hazard.
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I've decided to concrete the saltworks area to give a firm level base for the track and buildings. Here is some of the shuttering in place.
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Finally this is an aerial view of Stoke Works. The smaller chimneys on the buildings are square so should be easy to model but the big 312 foot high chimney is tapered so modelling that is going to be a bit of a challenge. Any ideas? Also the scale height would make it over 10 feet. I might have to shorten it a little!
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