Aston Barr

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Postby villan » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:41 pm

I would have thought leaving it on the sleepers was more realistic

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Postby villan » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:08 am

Had go at another section last night with a different type of ballast. The guy I bought it from at an exhibition said it had come from the same quarry as my Javis stuff. Yeah right.........!

Anyway, I was a bit dubious last night. It was must finer and took longer to spread and get just right before adding the glue.........but this morning I'm quite pleased with it. It is finer, which I think looks more real and its dried a better colour. Be interested to know what you all think.

This is the finer stuff......

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......compared to this, which I did a few nights ago.......

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Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:19 am

I think the pictures speak for themselves, the finer material looks so much better, it's more to-scale.

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Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:33 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:I think the pictures speak for themselves, the finer material looks so much better, it's more to-scale.

I agree - there's no comparison.

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Postby villan » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:38 pm

Progress has been really slow :cry: but I've managed to finish the ballasting on the two main loops

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I've also extended the track a little to utilise the chimney breast alcove and I've given it a quick makeover

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Its not perfect but it gives me somewhere to 'park up' some coaches. I won't be ballasting the track but it gave me some practice on the scenery. Although its only makeshift I'm quite pleased with the outcome :D

I need to get to work on a water tank so I can get it into place and ballast the goods and engine shed area.

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:29 am

Good job on that trackwork! Nice use of otherwise wasted space too :)

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Re: Aston Barr

Postby villan » Sun May 04, 2008 2:16 pm

A quick update.
Don't seem to getting very far very fast and would probably have been much further forward if I'd have purchased ready made buildings. But,I decided to build my own from kits and I get much more satifaction from the end result.

Its took me over a week to paint and put this together...........

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...........and although I found the very small parts hard to handle, I'm really pleased with the result.
I can finish the ballasting now around the engine and goods sheds :D
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby Eastern » Sun May 04, 2008 4:20 pm

Like that building :o - is that a Ratio kit? Looks great! How much did you have to paint and how much was aleady coloured? More questions - looks likeyou weathered it too?
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby villan » Sun May 04, 2008 6:01 pm

Yeah its a ratio kit, number 540.
Had to paint all parts, some more than others. The roof for instance only had paint applied as weathering.
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby 47806 » Sun May 04, 2008 6:09 pm

The finer ballast looks very good.
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby Lewis Nash » Mon May 05, 2008 2:33 pm

exelent layout villan :)
like the track weathering,i ahve done the same using humbrol 125 and 70. :)
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby villan » Sun May 18, 2008 8:54 pm

Done all the ballasting around the business area of the layout. Was a bit worried about how it would turn out at first because I think I hadn't got the mix with the PVA and water just right, but I think the end result speaks for itself.

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Got to add some greenary between the tracks but the hard work is done.
I have added some green to give me an idea of what it will look like.

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What I am finding awkward is trying to clean the tracks inside the sheds. My hands are just too big to get inside with the track rubber. Anyone got any ideas?
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby leopard » Sun May 18, 2008 9:03 pm

stunning work on the ballasting.

no idea on cleaning tracks in the shed though, cept fix a track rubber to a stick or ruler? dunno never tried

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Re: Aston Barr

Postby Lewis Nash » Sun May 18, 2008 9:13 pm

ballasting looks great,what are your plans for the other space between the main ovals? :)
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Re: Aston Barr

Postby villan » Sun May 18, 2008 9:20 pm

Going to make a goods yard for vehicle access, a station area and fill the remainder up with some dwellings and gardens. I've got an area already sectioned off for a small gas/oil depot.
Probably change all those ideas tomorrow though lol :lol:
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