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by beerandpies
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage
Replies: 236
Views: 23002

Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Love that station, it's full of life! Well done.
by beerandpies
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

Thanks for the kind comments! And with that, I suppose it's time for a few more pics... I've continued filling space which means ballast, scatter, more ballast, paint (I darkened the roads to give them a more tarmaccy quality). I've also started to mess around with building placement on the front of...
by beerandpies
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway
Replies: 482
Views: 115560

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

That block of flats... Wow. Utterly stunning. I showed the Mrs who is always polite about my efforts... Well, I thought she was enthusiastic about my efforts until I showed her that completed picture of the flats. :D

Well done!
by beerandpies
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: WCML in the garage
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: WCML in the garage

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this one develop.
I've avidly followed your previous work and I'm sure this one will be as good if not better.
Added interest for me because the WCML was my 'local' line as a youngster.
by beerandpies
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

Oops, I'd better pull this back from page 7! Well, work slowed down as the weather 'improved' Once more I took to the bicycle and enjoyed a good few hundred miles of pedalling. Work didn't completely stop though, I painted the lower baseboard area and recently start work on ballasting and scattering...
by beerandpies
Sat May 28, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman at NRM, York
Replies: 99
Views: 8117

Re: Flying Scotsman at NRM, York

Looks beautiful in the NRM photos. Really nice work.
by beerandpies
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 71182

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Now can you go back to 00 Gauge, you're showing us N Gaugers up with your fantastic skills :lol:
Well done on the well deserved win!
by beerandpies
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge
Replies: 78
Views: 11961

Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Try putting a model bus up along side it, see how that looks? I find using some pre-built stuff really helps me get a feel for what looks right with regards to scale.

I made mine around 1mm high... 2mm to the foot makes for a 6 inch kerb which seems about right to me.
by beerandpies
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

Wow, thanks for all the kind messages!
I must admit, I'm really really happy with it, it sits on the layout nicely and really looks the part. Probably better in reality because the camera is always unkind to N-Gauge.

I think I'll plan things properly again in future!
by beerandpies
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

A bit more plasticard and now the cinema has some depth...
Image
by beerandpies
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

briantwigley wrote:That is really good, is that just made out of 1 sheet?

Ryan


So far I've used offcuts of brick plasticard from my old Hollycroft retaining walls.
I started with a template I'd drawn up on the computer, then pasted that on to some plain plasticard... Now I'm just adding layers to build the depth up.
by beerandpies
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

Started working on building up the low relief cinema tonight. Bit more complex than the bridge I built... Obviously will need about a centimetre of the side walls building in to it and the cinema sign for the front, some posters and so on. I want to build up the area round the doors too. http://kayt...
by beerandpies
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

A couple more progress pics... More work on completing the retaining walls, plus the bridge is painted a bit now. http://kaytronika.webspace.virginmedia.com/layout2/120111/1.jpg Decided to have a bit of an embankment to the right, just to give me a break from modelling walls http://kaytronika.webspa...
by beerandpies
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge
Replies: 78
Views: 11961

Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Cracking layout Ryan, I love those Mercig commissions... They're works of art!
by beerandpies
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus
Replies: 65
Views: 15335

Re: Scragg End - N Gauge Terminus

I know what you mean about the concrete wall.. It looks worse now because I've built most of it! I'm planning some vertical sections to give it a little depth... and yes, I think some mossy green will give it a lift too. I'm hoping when I get the rest of the layout built it'll blend in a bit better....

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