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by Steve with the Hat
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: The Loop Line

Cheers Geoff, I think video is kinder to the models than photos, must be the lo res :wink: I had those sounds from http://www.steamsounds.org.uk/ where they are available for free download, the video was bashed up in movie maker which uses the same basic tools for sound, music and video clips. Its q...
by Steve with the Hat
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: The Loop Line

heres a video, first attempt really so be kind :/

Image

cheers

Steve
by Steve with the Hat
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My 6x4 layout, Sumware
Replies: 84
Views: 28349

Re: My 6x4 layout, Sumware

Really like the layout and your images and videos geoff! I wouldn't worry as regards your painting those dapol figures look great with well picked out detail and use of colour. One tip you might want to use is undercoating with black (I use hicote acrylic primer) which makes life a bit easier. While...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: The Loop Line

cheers geoff, and you make a valid point about the wagons, before weathering though I'm going to repaint them all for chatterely whitfield or a similar stoke colliery
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: The Loop Line

Sorry for the lack of updates, been a bit busy with real life! However been doing a bit in the last month including a big effort to get the bare boards covered with some kind of scenery, a 'first fix' if you will... http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/sept%2009%20layout%20pics/DSCI15...
by Steve with the Hat
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

cheers m8! - the vehicles are mostly out of scale but what the hell! my lads got a huge bucket of die cast so it was worth picking out the odd item just to get us going. Having said that we did pick up a Mercedes roadster from Morrisons for 80p and that had 1/80th marked on it so keeping my eyes pee...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

hi all, platforms finished and in place, here are a few more shots after some tinkering today http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/DSCI1390.jpg http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/DSCI1391.jpg http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/DSCI1388.jpg the goods y...
by Steve with the Hat
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 14378

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

cheers G, although I think you have me mixed up with someone else - my best moments are a mixture of luck, cider and impatience :wink: might have a punt on a bachmann shunter then trainsontime have them unboxed for a tenner our plans are looking quite similar now, there being only so many permutatio...
by Steve with the Hat
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 14378

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

Hi Graeme, Great thread and interesting to see how your plan has evolved. Very similar to our own experiences in starting out. After many revisions of our plan we added a fiddle yard too so we can run trains 'off stage' - (and collect loads more stock and locos hehe), are you tempted to try and sque...
by Steve with the Hat
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

well I haven't had chance to attack the rest of the ballasting but a bit more 'digital' scratchbuilding has produced 2 decent length platforms: http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/DSCI1367.jpg images of the platform surfaces were made in photoshop then printed and stuck to mountboard...
by Steve with the Hat
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

Look at that - I gave some helpful advice! :mrgreen: It was from this page I learned the technique.... http://www.brifayle.ca/1home.html when 25mm figure painting (back in the day) I would add washes and highlights but I think for this scale I will keep the figures unweathered and bright. I will be ...
by Steve with the Hat
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hasford Blacklock - N-Gauge [Video - page 6]
Replies: 114
Views: 23283

Re: Hasford Blacklock - N-Gauge

That ballasting looks great and cheers for the misting first advice. Just doing ours now and putting 50/50 pva water onto dry ballast just makes puddles and clumps.

Did you paint with washes to weather the ballast?
by Steve with the Hat
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

Well another small rethink on track layout has resulted in the fiddle yard been switched to the right. Much better access to it now as it dosen't run behind the wardrobe anymore! http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/kanedaslayout12copy.jpg This is now set in stone as it were as I've b...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

Thanks for the encouragement Sprintex! Heres the track plan as it is now...... http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/kanedaslayout11copy.jpg Im not totally happy with the fiddle yard as some running around of trains is needed to prevent having to propel to leave the scenic section, but...
by Steve with the Hat
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 11286

Re: A layout for Kaneda - Photo Update!!

Sorry no updates for a while but real life issues have been taking a front seat. Back on track now and modelling is continuing on our little roundy round layout. The layout is now in a larger room. Ive had another think about the track plan and simplified things even more, removing the canal idea an...

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