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by CandO
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: CandO is Under Construction

I've now got to the point where I'm going to start fixing the track down although atm I'm still undecided as to whether to use point motors in the fiddle yard or change them manually - thoughts please peeps... Anyway - a few pics showing the fiddle yard layout roughly as it will be.... P1080714.JPG ...
by CandO
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: CandO is Under Construction

As it took four weeks before the back got anywhere near ok November turned into a non-month for the layout. December was always going to be a no-go too with birthdays and the first anniversary of my dads passing quickly followed by Christmas meaning it all got taken down and popped in the corner aga...
by CandO
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: CandO is Under Construction

Thanks for the comments chaps, though ground to a halt again now cos I've done my back in!!! Typical :roll: :roll:
by CandO
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

CandO is Under Construction

After a hiatus of nearly 11 months the developers have finally began moving in to restart the construction process of C and O! :D On the Baseboard thread I ended with the following pic.... P1070383.JPG This was the only part of the elevation I had done as such and upon re-erecting the baseboards las...
by CandO
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: C and O - And so it begins!
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: C and O - And so it begins!

I'll just start another then thanks! :)
by CandO
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gauge curve radius
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: N Gauge curve radius

I've had no issues with 9" radius curves in OO9/HOe using N scale chassis, but as said it's best to keep sharp curves (of whatever radius) out of tunnels unless you can easily get at them! No tunnels involved....just thinking behind the backboard/backscene and into the fiddleyard....whilst run...
by CandO
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: C and O - And so it begins!
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: C and O - And so it begins!

Dad-1 wrote:Should we not now move this to Layouts Under Construction ?

Geoff T.


Ooooh! Milestone indeed :D Is this whole topic moved to 'Under Construction' or shall I start a new one there??
by CandO
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Goods yard ground cover
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Goods yard ground cover

NickH wrote:I used textured masonry paint


Do you think the textured ceiling paint would have the same effect ??
by CandO
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hiding wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 1599

Re: Hiding wiring

Interesting reading....Some ideas to bear in mind as I scratch build some of my buildings :D
by CandO
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gauge curve radius
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: N Gauge curve radius

Whilst understanding the reasons not to have tight curves on a layout would it still be considered bad practice to use 9" radius curves 'off scene' - say at the entrance to the fiddle yard? Or would there be a chance of derailment?
by CandO
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: C and O station as it was by CandO
Replies: 61
Views: 6852

Re: C and O station as it was by CandO

Thanks for the comments Mumbles and Mountain :) (Why does that sound like a couple of characters from a Pixar animation??!! :lol: :lol: ) Right. The baseboards have been re-erected and hopefully work on them can commence. :D I've been laying out the track to some extent and think I've got it how it'...
by CandO
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones

Dave wrote:Cracking building 8)


Thanks Dave, as a newbie to all this it's encouraging to hear nice comments :D :D
by CandO
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones

They're quite big all the way to the bottom Bufferstop..... Capturehargreaves.JPG As an aside I've been sat waiting for my Metcalfe flagstones to arrive to see if they are suitable. The post came this morning and still no sign so went to check when I'd actually ordered them.....only to then realise ...
by CandO
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones

Thanks for the replies peeps! Cornerstones. You couldn't use das modelling clay? It would need the current stones filed down a bit and clay added and scribed to form new stones. Your building does look good. :) I'm trying to avoid anything whereby paint is concerned Mountain.....I'm bloody awful wit...
by CandO
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: First Scratch Build - Cornerstones
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

First Scratch Build - Cornerstones

Well I'm just in the process of my first N scale scratch build of a warehouse and I'm at a little bit of a sticky point....not a gluey bit either! :D Sooooo.....this is the warehouse I'm modelling and as you can see there are cornerstones around the central gateway. P1050759b.jpg I'm making the ware...

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