Dave K's old layout

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Postby British Rail » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:57 pm

Fantastic work Dave - very proffesional.


look forward to more pics :wink: ,

Rhys

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Postby davek » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:40 pm

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Laying down mod-roc to form the road ramp

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The mod-roc piles of ballast for the virtual quarry

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Workbench: 37011 with references, 60001, P&E and brand new 20 still in box - although I have already removed the numbers!

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Postby British Rail » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:10 pm

Looking great dave! Lots of nice reference pictures there!


Rhys

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Postby edwardholmes91 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:03 pm

davek wrote:Image
One bridge support is in place and I have shaped some 'styrene. Just have to glue it down and mod-roc it into place.

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Overall view of the layout, a few obvious things labeled. The red box is where a lorry haulage firm is going to be.
Behind that is an unknown land, with the possibility it might involve laying yet more track, I have taken up the curved bit (in green) so I can add another point which will give me access (should I need it) via the yellow bit to the yet undecided area. The painted brown and black area helps me visualise where things go as looking at a sea of sundela board grey wasn't helping much - it also looks like progress!


Hi,

How have you made your Depot? Because I am currently making a Scalescenes engine shed and for the floor I can't work out how to achieve what you have there without llots of what could be unnesisary work!

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Postby davek » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:38 pm

Edward.

Making sure your track is 100% straight and securely held in place.
Place your shed over the tracks and mark out with a soft pencil or biro the area you would like to have as a concrete base.

Removes shed and take measurements. Using these measurements cut appropriate sized bits of mounting card (Daler Studland mounting/display board).

The top layer was Plasticard - I think 40thou, but I could be wrong. Anyway, you can see how thick you need to go by placing abit of mounting card on top of the glued down first bit to see whether it's over the high of the rail or not.

Having glued it all down mask off the area surrounding it and spray with Halfords grey primer and wipe paint off the rails immediately afterwards.

At this point I realised my depot didn't have inspection pits! So you might want to consider these!

Hope this helps.

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:28 pm

Hi Dave,

Must have missed the recent updates but Great work so far mate - love the mod-roc piles of ballast, reminds me very much of the slag tips up the valley.

Will look forward to more progress as it happens :)

Adam

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Postby mycerbera » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:57 pm

davek wrote:Image


Looks like a nice book you go there with the pics of the 37 in it in glorious colour for a change, what book is it and what other classes does it cover?

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Postby davek » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:27 pm

It's called 'Scottish class 37s'. Covers Inverness and Eastfield loco's (37) and is a haven of colour pics for those of a scottish bent - proving invaluable for me as I work my way through my stack of 37s!!

The 20 has now been renumbered.

The 60 has been chipped but awaits it nameplates and plaques.

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Postby British Rail » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:33 pm

Onwards and upwards!

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Postby davek » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:18 pm

60 is chipped and finished and joins the pile of stock waiting for the layout to look like a layout and not a bombsite.
37011 will receive full attention now, then 47006 which needs numbers and details.
Three further locos await paint stripping.

More mod-roc has been applied to the ramp.

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Postby davek » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:31 pm

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Digging an area out for the fuelling point - not easy with Sundeala!
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Painted the ballast piles grey and started to glue ballast on.
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Finished 'mod-roc'ing the slope and have painted the sides in 'natural' colours before adding scatter, bushes and the debris of civilisation...

Loco wise, 37011 has been chipped and weathered. 47003 (not 006 as I previously stated) is in the weathering stage and will be chipped soon.

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Postby davek » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:17 pm

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The ramp with colour and scatter.
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Digging in the virtual quarry!
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Lady Muck, the excavator driver.

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Postby TomWebber » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:23 pm

That quarry looks really good Dave!
Is lady Muck from Essex? :D
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Postby Class 60 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:34 pm

Looking Great Dave - like those ballast piles - or virtual quarry as you say :wink:

Adam

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Postby davek » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:53 pm

Thanks guys. Lady Muck is keeping her origins a secret, but I wouldn't be surprised if she wore white high heels...


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