Clifton 009 Layout

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Clifton009
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Postby Clifton009 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:53 pm

smallick wrote:Excuse me being foolish, but what is the problem you are having with your trees? I was gonna do the same thing using twigs and litchen. Is the problem with the PVA and the litchen or the PVA and the twigs!!


Not exactly sure.

I used All Purpose glue to stick it to the twigs, but I think that the solvent started to kill the lichen - the twigs are fine. The lichen started to fade and the little bits on the ends seemed to dissapear, leaving the "skeleton" :shock: I suppose it kind of shriveled up. Also some bits went a bit brown. It was perfect until I glued it as I picked the best bits to stick to the twigs. As far as I'm aware the lichen is a living moss type thing, which I pressume they spray with paint which then sort of preserves it. I think the solvent in the glue has then poisoned it??? I also stuck some lichen onto a test piece using PVA, this also now looks a bit dead!

I think the trees look more realistic now anyway!!

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Postby Clifton009 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:11 pm

smallick wrote:Excuse me being foolish, but what is the problem you are having with your trees? I was gonna do the same thing using twigs and litchen. Is the problem with the PVA and the litchen or the PVA and the twigs!!


Following on from previous post:
Here is a comparison on the trees.
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Left hand one is newly done. Middle one is about a month old and dieing!. Right hand one is the one that I stuck the scatter on. The left hand one is fluffier than the othe 2 were.

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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:00 pm

Update....Progress With Station

Here are a few pictures showing the progress on the scratch built station and canopy:

Further detailing added to building. Just painting & glazing to do now.
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Still need to glaze the canopy. Will do this after painting.

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Postby zabdiel » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:44 pm

Clifton009 wrote:Image


Who makes these kits? They're very nice.

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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:10 pm

Thanks Zabdiel.

They are Parkside Dundas DM59 & DM61 Ffestiniog bogie carriages. The guard/luggage end carriage is based on an actual Ffestiniog carriage, the standard carriage is just made to match as no real one exists!

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Postby Krislights » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:55 pm

A very similar coach does exist..[img][img]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj143/krislights/P3110728.jpg[/img][/img]
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:10 pm

Update.....More Work Done On Station

I have now started to paint the station building - dark green paintwork & stone base colour, blackened the ballast & rails in front of the station, planted some trees and fenced the platform:
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The station canopy is well under way. Just waiting for it's latest coat of paint to dry. Then it just needs glazing & fitting.

Still not decided on what surface to use on the platform.

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Postby Curious Orange » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:11 pm

Clifton009 wrote:Image


Now that is a nice shot, I wish I had room for an engine shed on my layout.

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Postby zabdiel » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:06 pm

Those low relief / half relief trees are quite effective! I'd never have thought of trying to fit trees into such a small space in front of the back scene and I wouldn't have though that it would look so good if I hadn't see the pictures.

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Postby Clifton009 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:02 pm

zabdiel wrote:Those low relief / half relief trees are quite effective! I'd never have thought of trying to fit trees into such a small space in front of the back scene and I wouldn't have though that it would look so good if I hadn't see the pictures.


Thanks. The trees are all made from specialy selected twigs. The ones by the station are made to measure! I was very pleased with how they looked. The glue is just drying on the next batch of trees. I definately recomend the method I used to make the trees - Twigs with lichen glued on, paste the lichen with PVA and sprinkle scatter on, leave for a couple of days - I used Javis "Rough Pasture" scatter, but will use different shades on some trees.

Curious Orange wrote:Now that is a nice shot, I wish I had room for an engine shed on my layout.


Thanks. I liked this shot best too! I took about a dozen photo's, this was by far the best. The photo's are taken in macro mode and I tend to get a lot of blurred ones :roll: The shed was always going to be a key part of my layout. I traded the possibility of a larger station to get the loco & carriage shed area. I will make a larger station on board 2 when I get round to it (probably 2009!). I'm just scratch building a coaling platform etc for the shed area.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:06 pm

Jason, the layout looks awesome! 8) You have done a great job with the station and it fits in really well with the backscene. I particularly like the last photo with the busy engine shed! The trees are superb!

By the way, what do you use for ballast? :D

Keep up the great work!
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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:39 pm

it is a very nice layout! just hope my next one can equal it!
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Postby Clifton009 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:11 pm

Thanks for the nice comments :D

Chuffer Chuff wrote:By the way, what do you use for ballast? :D

Keep up the great work!


Chuffer Chuff the ballast is Javis Extra Fine. All the others I saw were far too big and looked out of scale. I have had the same problem with coal. I have now managed find some that looks the right scale! It's called Carrs Dark Grey Ballast (Small) - looks black to me & the size is just right i.e. won't look like huge rocks! Pictures will follow when I have completed the scratch built coaling platform I am working on and loaded the 2 coal wagons I have.

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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:29 pm

ite, just wandering how you operate your points?
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Postby Clifton009 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:15 pm

Blaqkaudio009 wrote:ite, just wandering how you operate your points?


The old fashioned way :wink:

None of those point motor thingy's in Clifton :lol:

All are within easy reach. Gives me something to do & requires no wiring.


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