Southern Garage Layout (old pics up to page 27 added)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 28]

Postby Direct Rail Services » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:44 am

This layout is very good indeed, the attention to detail is amazing, that bridge :shock: what can i say!.

Love the video of the station, it will look something when it all done up and finished.

Well Done.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 28]

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:22 am

Great video: I just felt sorry for the man who stood there with his arm out for ages, not one of the trains stopped! What sort of service are you running here? :shock:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 28]

Postby mumbles » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:19 pm

Hi
A few pics of signals
Scratch built from brass, yet to be wired in but will be wired into a Digitrax signal decoder. I have started wiring in the Detection Board and fingers crossed it will be up and running soon. I will then have to build lots more signals!
The painting is not finished, I was a bit tipsy when i did that [hell i was p*****d rotten when i made the signals]
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 28]

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:16 pm

mumbles wrote: ... I was a bit tipsy when i did that [hell i was p*****d rotten when i made the signals]
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Yes, I can see yellow muck where you were sick over the bottom half of the signal stand :shock:

You scratch built these yourself ? Completely ? Not half-inched from Levington ?
Either way they look mighty impressive :)
The junction boxes in the background look pretty neat - are those kits or scratch built too ?

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby mumbles » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:33 pm

I made them all myself.. Martin made the prototype and that was it.. away.. it were virgin brass before I started hacking and soldering it [Martin's one was rubbish in comparison!! :lol: ]

the boxes are modelzone, as they come, one of the many things i came back from travels with.

other bits include

code 60 rail for 3rd rail + chairs + rail joiners
sleeper grime aerosols x2
lineside fuse boxes [white metal]
tile plasticard to finish roof of house
fiiiive gooold rings
mekpak [thirsty work modelling]
more emu green paint
brass for more signals
brass etch drain covers
and a langley models set of figures [cricket team]

:lol:

plenty to be getting on with
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:55 pm

mumbles wrote:I made them all myself..
Wow - you're certainly diving in head-first with all this scratch building everything-in-the-whole-world business, I'm more impressed every day :) What caught my eye in particular are the visors over the lights (I don't know the proper name them) - but you've got them to a T.

Is that Sleeper Grime aerosol acrylic or enamel ? I've been looking for acrylic but can only seem to find it in small jars.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby mumbles » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:07 am

SouthernBoy wrote:Is that Sleeper Grime aerosol acrylic or enamel ? I've been looking for acrylic but can only seem to find it in small jars.

pass, i'll have a look for you tomorrow, i think its enamel. Its the precision paints one i have got, railmatch also do a spray but I've only ever seen it at warley.. about 10 minutes after I got the precision one!

they are called hoods [or so i am told], thanks for the nice comments :D

here's one of the ramsgate one
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby frolly » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:43 am

what sort of date would the signals date back to?

whats the chance of a detailed tutorial on making them?

and they are cracking by the way!! 8)
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby Infrontcat » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:51 am

Hi mate

Top bombing 8) Mucho kudos points for the splendid signal. They will- along with their future bretheren- look utterly superb on the layout when they've all been installed wired up, weathered, scened-up and ready to...in 2014 :P

Great stuff though mate with all sincerity. I'm deeply impressed with the units and hope to do the whole Darth Vader thang and "See them with my OWN eyes" one day in the not too distant ;) I bet they're a lot more satisfying to make than all those bloody windows, eh? :lol:

Catcha later fella

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby Taw Valley » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:23 am

Just got to echo the comments already and say what a lovly layout its turning into and also what brilliant signals those are :)

Where do i place my order and how much would you charge :wink:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby mumbles » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:19 pm

Hi
Sorry, not got time to build for anyone else. I wll try to take some pictures of the build next time i make some.
It's very simple, as long as you can wield a soldering iron with out too much difficulty.

As for when they would have been installed? this site says Spring of 1959
http://www.southernelectric.org.uk/segl ... 4Phase%201
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby m.levin » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:03 pm

Yes those signals do look good.
Might be worth leaving the signals in brake fluid for a few mins, before painting to remove and crap on them.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby mark_brody » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:17 pm

m.levin wrote:Might be worth leaving the signals in brake fluid for a few mins, before painting to remove and crap on them.


Brake fluid? Wow, thats a new one on me, didn't realise it had such qualities.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby mumbles » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:54 pm

yes, good idea martin.. for next time definatly, but then a good wash in soapy water will probably be enough. for these ones i will just repaint and be careful with them.
Mark, if you soak something in the stuff you can remove all the paint.. its amazing. I have an upcoming project of repainting a class 24 and i will soak that first to remove any paint... thats if i ever get round to it
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 29]

Postby davek » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:15 pm

Like the gang says, great signals!

Haynes manual Hint: Don't drop brake fluid on your car paintwork. :D


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