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by Alexander Court
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

There is a make (whose I have forgot) of OO cork underlay that comes in double track width but is precut to be split into single track width. The edges are cut at an angle which is laid upside down will butt up against the Kato track to give a flush ground appearance ideal for yards etc. Thanks for...
by Alexander Court
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Base Level Scenics Complete So, after a few weeks, the scenic base is done, the hills are made and the bridge is up, the track is stuck down and wired, the buildings are glued down and the under scatter paint coats have been applied and the polyfiller road surfaces have been applied, left to dry an...
by Alexander Court
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Just a couple of shots of the developing street:
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by Alexander Court
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
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Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Also,I built a small loading platform for livestock and other goods out of card, newspaper, and some peco platform sides I had spare:
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by Alexander Court
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Base painted the hills I had already created and made a country lane out of polyfiller stuff.
A view from the castle earthworks:
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View from the road bridge:
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General overview:
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Waiting for the off:
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by Alexander Court
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

I also got a water tower kestrel kit and a Metcalfe single road engine shed for my birthday which I had to build, here is a little picture of my work station. 50.jpg And here are the pair finished: 51.jpg 53.jpg 54.jpg And I also painted my station up to match the rest of the buildings: 52.jpg Alexa...
by Alexander Court
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

A general view of Tonglington Abbey station on a busy enough day: 45.jpg The arrival of my other birthday presents, a minitrix class 27, a lima mk1 and a fish van: 46.jpg 47.jpg 48.jpg Pulling up at the platform. The cattle wagons are parked up beside where a loading platform will be. 49.jpg Alexander
by Alexander Court
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

I spent an evening building the corner pub and corner shop kestrel kits. I painted up the shop in the colour scheme of the local butcher: 40.jpg 41.jpg And the corner pub I painted up as the pub I work at, 'O'Dwyer's, The Villa': 42.jpg 43.jpg And here are a few of the gifts Sinead got me for my bir...
by Alexander Court
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Out came the newspaper and the pva and covered the landscape:
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by Alexander Court
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

After the signal box it was time to start the terrace on the street, I didn't fit windows to the rear or even paint the rear walls. Still it was a thousand times easier to build the houses than the signal box and it came out reasonably alright I think: 30.jpg 31.jpg 32.jpg And here they are on the l...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Building the signal box This has to be one of the most fiddly kits I've ever had to construct. I started by prepainting the pieces (I had to repeatedly touch up the paint which I kept ruining with my smudgey fingers). Then I struggled to get the four base walls to stay in line with eachother while ...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Over in the UK I've heard that they are all melting in the sun....meanwhile in South West Kerry... 20.jpg Still, gotta keep oneself entertained after work on these miserable wet evenings: 21.jpg (Easy to build my back side!) Some shots from under the bridge, showing off the stonework, with different...
by Alexander Court
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Having painted the the bridge I fitted it with the newly built up landscape and retaining walls, also painted. I then cut the hole to the fiddleyard: 16.jpg 17.jpg 18.jpg 19.jpg I've had the last of the track delivered and some kits have arrived too so I ought to be able to get those sorted and this...
by Alexander Court
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Time for another update, this one is about building a bridge. In order to disguise the exit to the fiddle yard area I decided to construct a bridge, but I didn't want to spend money on a kit when I had materials to hand. Using parts from a Peco N gauge platform I had built before and some 00 brick s...
by Alexander Court
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

So, the easy part of the board construction done, it was time to tackle the issue of the the wrap around back scene boards. Unfortunately at this time the weather became somewhat wetter which required me to retire to the kitchen, I basically just screwed the remaining mdf board (which had been unscr...

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