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by alan_r
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 140
Views: 10018

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Good use of the cans from the 'unopened 7-pack' ! :lol:
by alan_r
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

The board had a strip of cardboard fitted to the front face for a safety wall then it was all painted a concrete-grey. P5_16.JPG I found a very well priced plastic building kit on ebay from China which gave a large(ish) tower block with window openings for just over a fiver (and snap-together constr...
by alan_r
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

OK, so I decided to spend what little time I had on closing in the curve behind the backscene. I covered it with a cut down sheet of plywood salvaged from the old storage sidings 'shelf' that was under the front scenery of the original configuration. Unfortunately it seems to have warped ever so sli...
by alan_r
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Hi Hymirl - yes possibly cutting away a little groove for the flanges could help but I think it would spoil the crossing, so I'll leave it for now. It means for future layouts there must be plenty of loops with no crossing so there will be somewhere where they can run, with a crossing on a minor loo...
by alan_r
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Ah - first problem encountered with the level crossing! I was 'playing trains' and decided to run some of my older Poole-chassis class31 locos, with the big silver 'cookie-cutter' wheels. It appears that the deep flanges are such that they bottom-out on the inner of the crossing, lifting the wheels ...
by alan_r
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Thanks for the comments. PinkNosedPenguin - At the moment I don't have the means to make and post a video, but maybe one day. Having spent lots of time browsing other people's train pictures, I decided to join this forum to 'put something back' and contribute, so maybe one day I'll get myself a vide...
by alan_r
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

A few pictures of the level crossing from various angles with a train crossing. I'm pleased with how this has turned out, and provides a great viewing spot to watch the trains roll by, with my head at road level as if I was standing on the pavement :D P5_08.JPG P5_09.JPG P5_10.JPG P5_11.JPG P5_12.JPG
by alan_r
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

I fitted some gates to the level crossing, painted appropriately and placed some vehicles in queues either side which it finishes it off quite nicely P5_06.JPG The road signs are taken from an internet search of official road signs and printed with a laser printer, before sticking to card and sticki...
by alan_r
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 229
Views: 19720

Re: 8x4 roundy round- scenery begins page 9

Wow! I was looking forward to seeing you start the cosmetic scenic decoration, but I wasn't quite ready for how good a job you were going to do!
Very well done - I'm very much looking forward to seeing the rest even more now :D
by alan_r
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

I managed to squeeze a bit of time in over Christmas to make a few wagon loads for my MFA spoil wagons which looked a bit bare and the wagon inners had moulding marks, with a grey colour that seemed too light to look right. I didn't want to permanently damage the wagons as they will stay pristine, s...
by alan_r
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

I spent some time drawing various roads in 'powerpoint' which after scaling on the work laser printer, I was able to print on A4 paper to correct scale. This meant I could create some intricate road markings and design the specific details at my leisure and once happy, then stick down to the grey ro...
by alan_r
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Peco fences assembled and fitted by simply pushing into the polystyrene! Then some flock bushes scattered randomly and along the fence edges:
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Fences and flock bushes added1

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Fences and flock bushes added2

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Fences and flock bushes added3
by alan_r
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 109
Views: 12205

Re: New layout

Looks great - well done!
Very good lighting in the photos which shows it off very nicely :D
by alan_r
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

So now the green scatter is applied to the road embankment. Whilst this is the town section, you still see grass in some places so it seems right. The module was removed so once the scatter glue had set, I could hold it upside-down over newspaper sheets, give it a good shake and catch all of the loo...
by alan_r
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26396

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Thanks for the comments - much appreciated :) I stuck some blocks of polystyrene into the gap between the tracks then broke off the tops and smoothed with lightweight filler. This was then sealed with a thick coat of brown paint. Cardboard strips were stuck to the sides of the cutting, protruding 6m...

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