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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cream of Tartar

58086 on a cold but sunny snowy morning in 1957 awaits with the 11am service from Combwich to Evercreech Junction.

People who know me know that I'm not one to be taken for a ride by cottage scenic manufacturers passing off household products as bespoke items for model railways, then charging 1500% over the odds for sticking it in a small clear bag and a trashy photocopy. OK rant over, the snow is cream of tartar, something that you will probably have in your larder with a sell by date of March 1993. And oh yes it vacuums off by the way!

W I D S C R E E N wallpaper version here!

4 comments:

  1. Chris, You beat me to it! My Christmas scene will be published December 1st on my model railway website. Did you really sprinkle chemicals over your model? Yours is a lovely scene (with better photo clarity than my efforts) but, a realistic snow scene can be produced in Photoshop quite easily without having to touch the railway.

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  2. Annnnnd.....set as desktop wallpaper!

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  3. You'll be pleased to know (or not maybe) that it all vacummed off easily. Photoshop snow? Sounds like that would take a lot longer than just a 10 second sprinkle and then 20 second vacuum after taking a few snaps. I'd like to see some results though;-)

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  4. Chris, as always inspirational. Any chance of larger wallpapers - just treated myself to a 1920 x 1080 monitor. It seems a shame to suffer the fuzziness that goes with enlarging.

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