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by ElDavo
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 93707

Track weathering etc.

The track is SMP finescale code 75 which I airbrushed with a mixture of burnt umber, black and white i.e. mucky browny greyish colour. The track was then curved to shape and laid using a little contact adhesive (not for the feint hearted). After laying the rails and chairs were "rusted" wi...
by ElDavo
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 93707

A little more progress this week. Not a lot, but a little. The second of the mainline running lines has now been laid, ballasted and weathered. Unfortunately the flash washes out the color in this photo. I'd take a shot with natural daylight if it weren't for the fact that it's raining today. :( htt...
by ElDavo
Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 93707

Some progress this weekend. Unfortunately the track laying team are waiting on the arrival of a couple of slip point kits so the weathering and ballast team took over to do some experiments. This is a section of the SMP flexi-track after a touch of weathering with the airbrush, a splash of rust colo...
by ElDavo
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 93707

Some initial progress shots. The first shows pretty much the whole length of the main baseboard with some track temporarily dropped in place on the newly laid cork trackbed (I knew those 80s cork tiles would come in handy one day!). http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f7/eldavos/track_planning_18Oct07...
by ElDavo
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cramdin Yard
Replies: 566
Views: 93707

Cramdin Yard

Well I've been away from the hobby for 30 years or more but as someone said, "You're not cured, you are simply in remission." They were right, I've been in the computer simulation branch of things (Auran Trainz) for the last 4 or 5 years and finally the "real" model bug bit again...

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