Clifton 009 Layout

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Clifton009
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Postby Clifton009 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:07 pm

Krislights wrote:Can't help thinking I have seen a similar platform in a 009 carriage shed, somewhere... :lol:


:lol:

Please remember I have 2,000 of these matches to use up :wink:

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Clifton009
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Postby Clifton009 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:26 pm

Update......Finished Some Rolling Stock, Start Of Permanent Way Shed

I have rusted up 2 coal trucks & filled them with coal (Which I have stuck in using the same method as balasting). The coal is Carrs fine dark grey (Looks black) balast. It's just the right size and much more to scale than the actual coal (Rocks!) you can buy;
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Also rusted some track as a load for my 2 bolster wagons:
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This is the start of my permanent way train, which will also have 2 V Tip wagons with ballast in (Nearly done these) & a flat wagon with sleepers on (Still to make).

This is the start of construction on the shed for the permanent way sidings:
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I am currently making the sliding doors. They will (I hope!) slide on the "H" girders I have attached above the door ways.

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:12 pm

J, noticed you are using the same plastic embossed walls for all your railway-related buildings. What is it?
Me, currentley using plain plasticard and scratched in brickwork on a coating, or brick by brick.. (takes ages..but the cement looks good..)
Matchsticks as fenceposts, with little holes thru, and fusewire railings..yeah!!!
Working on turning them cook's matches into signals..
(operating, of course!)
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Clifton009 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:46 pm

Krislights wrote:J, noticed you are using the same plastic embossed walls for all your railway-related buildings. What is it?


The sheets are Wills Coarse Stone. I tend to use Wills sheets where ever possible as they are easy to cut, file down etc & only about £2.60 for 4 sheets approx 7.5cm x 13cm - ideal size for 009.

Krislights wrote:Working on turning them cook's matches into signals..


I've been wondering what to do about signals!! I guess OO ones will be too big and N ones too small. What do other people do for 009?? Get OO and chop the posts down a bit / modify kits??

Krislights wrote:Matchsticks as fenceposts, with little holes thru, and fusewire railings..yeah!!!


Been thinking of doing similar. I was going to use matches as posts, drill holes in them and use silver / dark grey thread. Only problem with fuse wire is it's unforgiving if you knock it! You can't 100% get the kink back out of it.

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:56 pm

Adds to the charm.
Quicker way of making fences..
split the match in half, run the wire/cotton thru, and glue the other half back on over the top. Then use it in strips..
Working on making sheep out of the end of q-tips and track pins...
I was bored watching glue dry.. But it works...
The camera has died, otherwise I would send you a pic!!!!!
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:08 pm

Cut the Q tip off at the end of visible plastic.
Drill hole thru plasic stalk thru cotton bud for legs, front and back.
chop head off of track pin, and bend to 90 degrees for legs.
Araldite top of bend, and feed thru hole in plastic stalk inside of cotton bud.
Bend legs to shape.
Head is cocktail stick wrapped in spiral of cotton, and cut to length, and black felt pen to colour cotton..
nose, pink paint.
cover any visible plastic tube with extra cotton. fluff still sticking to Q tip can be teased out to form tail...
Then scatter with fine salt for wooly coat... takes on paint or ink..
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:42 pm

Signals..
trying not to be too L&B, but this one is at the top end of Woody bay....
Always try to build on the fat side.. 00 gauge is just too big!
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If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:44 pm

Did take close ups. not original, unfortunatley, and camera is now out of battery!
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Krislights » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:26 am

Brick edging to platform??? LOOK!
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Clifton009 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:59 pm

Update....Detail Added To Goods Shed

I have added gutters, downpipes & fascias. the doors are also on now & they work :D
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Painting next!

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Postby santene » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:58 am

i was just having a read of this page again then i had an idea someone might have thought of it already but who cares if you mad your fence with matchsticks then put a conductive wire throught the matchsticks you can connect it to lights and stuff less wires on underside of board and more scenery on top!
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

anyone got n gauge track i can buy

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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:43 pm

looks brill J! what do you use for windows/doors?
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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:51 pm

santene wrote:i was just having a read of this page again then i had an idea someone might have thought of it already but who cares if you mad your fence with matchsticks then put a conductive wire throught the matchsticks you can connect it to lights and stuff less wires on underside of board and more scenery on top!


Seems like a good idea. I'm not sure as wiring is not my strong point, hence no lights or electric points on my layout :roll: I would like to add lights at a later date. Hopefully somebody who knows about wiring will comment.

Blaqkaudio009 wrote:looks brill J! what do you use for windows/doors?


Thanks Blaqk.

Main doors scratch built with Wills plastic sheet wood effect.

Office door, windows & gutters are from Peco Building Materials kit 1. I also used this for the station building and still have some bits left!

Down pipes are from a Ratio guttering & down pipe pack.

The arch top window & sprew on the back is from a Wills pack - the same as the windows on the loco shed.

For glazing I use the fronts of the blister packs.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:26 pm

Brilliant work as usual Jason! 8) The goods shed looks great and I really like those doors!

Great job on the rolling stock too, they look really realistic. I do like the diesel engine! :wink:
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Postby Krislights » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:05 pm

Lights is easy J, ask me!
Had a further thought on the wire thru fencepost thing..
2 x wire on telegraph poles over the hills to light up remote house on top of hill, or inaccessible signals thru 3 layers of board.. signals..
Interesting idea!
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".


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