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by minipix
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1165
Views: 218598

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Beautiful. I'm not completely sold on some of the earlier card models on that site (brickwork looks a bit odd to my eyes), but that garage looks lovely, as does the portacabin. I love the locks on the garage doors, nice detail!
by minipix
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

This weekend I turned my attention to the bridge I unearthed before. Because of the layout of the station area it needed to be at one end, but also needed to avoid the existing scenic features and actually make sense. The best position turned out to be with the steps on the platform side being most ...
by minipix
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 699
Views: 47978

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

I like the way you've layered up the colours there. I far too often rush to get it all done in one go, rather than building it up like that. Your example just shows how good something can look with a bit of patience! Nicely done.
by minipix
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.

For what it's worth, I did my level crossing on a curve using card. I'm not a complete perfectionist though - my layout is for my enjoyment, not really for anyone else's! I cut up a bit of spare card to the right shape for the insert and both sides, and stuck them down with PVA. I smoothed out the t...
by minipix
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

I was tidying up the layout last night and decided that I really wasn't happy with the position of the signal box. It had been at at the end of the platform, theoretically to give the signalman a good view of the whole station area. In fact, it just meant for an unusually abrupt end to the platform,...
by minipix
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

It's been a while since I last posted, but I wanted to share these pictures of the dust cover I've knocked up for my layout. It's just an old white bed sheet, cut slightly to size. At the back of the layout it's attached to the backscene board using a few bulldog clips, and the excess just draped do...
by minipix
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 2262

Re: The Radius Island Railway

I reckon you need a bat logo on the side of a guard's van at the end of those goods vans.

NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE ... Bat van! Geddit?

Sorry, I'll shut up now...
by minipix
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Sound for my steam loco

Time for a shameless plug... I created a little web app specifically for this purpose earlier this year. LocoSound runs in a web browser, and is really optimised for mobile devices but should run on anything really. There's no link between the sound and the actual controller of course, so you'd need...
by minipix
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

A few more photos:

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by minipix
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Hi everyone I've so far been more active on the modelrailwayforum.co.uk site, but as that's down at the moment I figured I'd join this community more wholeheartedly and tell you about my layout. The build started in the summer of 2017, using track, scenery and rolling stock from my childhood layout....
by minipix
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge

The easy answer is medium grade in grey, simply because it's 'average'. The 'correct' answer is whatever looks right for your particular layout. In reality, a mixture of medium and fine grade will probably look really good, but I wouldn't stress about it too much - unless you are trying to model som...

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