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by d74
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Well, things are progressing in a steady but unspectacular manner. There's a little more ballasting done, a simple sky blue backscene is in place to hide the storage sidings and I've added the last bit of rolling stock that I definitely need. The bay platform's reason to exist and only possible use,...
by d74
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

The platform edges are Peco, painted in Railmatch Sleeper Grime then drybrushed with Cement. They're good because they're slightly flexible and the little ledges for the platform top can be used to support normal plasticard instead of the platform surface they're designed for.
by d74
Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 108049

Re: Cramdin Yard

Strangely enough, I'm reading this while watching Monty Python's Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson sketch on the telly.

Fantastic work as always. Judging by your work on the 08 the 66s will look great when you've finished with them.
by d74
Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Thanks. The grass is hanging basket liner.
by d74
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 46745

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) 1950-52

The trackbed looks great, very nice job of weathering it, and I love the amount of detail.
by d74
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

More progress! I've been pushing on with the station and goods yard end of the layout. More vegetation and ballasting is done, and some more buildings, equipment and details have been added. First of all, it has a name! Welcome to Crantsgrove: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2618185380_a55be25bb...
by d74
Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

I used Revell acrylics. The brown is no.84 Leather Brown, the cream is a mixed from ochre and white and the roof is no. 76 Light Grey.

When you make the bus, I'd recommend you do a dry fit first as the driver's side cab and the rear doors didn't quite fit on mine.
by d74
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My 6x4 layout, Sumware
Replies: 84
Views: 30547

Re: My layout, Sumware

Those are some fantastic pictures, the Dinmor Manor one especially. Getting down at ground level like that and using natural light always makes a good model railway look realistic.
by d74
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Thanks!

I don't get your point with the glue silos - they're the same scale as the giant roll of masking tape...
by d74
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

The goods yard store is this one: http://www.railway-models.co.uk/1342_1_1040182.html Station canopies are something I've pretty much given up on because of the problems that come from having a very heavy roof on top of very thin supports with only small areas of glue holding them together. I'm just...
by d74
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

I think it runs OK and is quite smooth at slow speeds; it's got an loco-mounted Ringfield motor. It's a little loud compared to the Bachmans.
by d74
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

To answer both questions: It's a Castle but not that particular one, it's Wellington. It's slightly out of the era I'm aiming for. Although the shirtbutton livery fits in the 30s, that loco didn't get that name until the early 40s. It's also not something that's likely to have hauled 2 or 3 coaches ...
by d74
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Time for another update! I've been quite busy with ballasting and adding vegetation; there's still a bit to do, but the layout's finally looking presentable. An aerial shot of the station and goods yard: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2584630224_5d66930d15_o.jpg Looking across at the goods yard...
by d74
Sat May 31, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 7518

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Well, it's been ages since the last update and a fair bit's been done - it's starting to look like a layout instead of a board with track on! I've finally got some landscaping done. It's a polystyrene base covered with Polyfilla, painted earth colour. The road's light brown fine scatter, glued down ...
by d74
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 108049

This has become one of those layouts where some of the the pictures could be mistaken for real at first glance. It's excellent and has both detail and atmosphere.

The vegetation looks very realistic and I'm going to try the hanging basket liner tip for grass on the layout I'm currently building.

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