MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:44 am

MARSHFIELD station now has a footbridge. I tried kit bashing with poor results, so in the end I bit the bullet and scratchbuilt one, bespoke for the location.

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The completed structure, which has to span 4 running lines in order to service the 2 platforms. I have added dummy lights (for now), handrails and a dummy signal with junction indicator: this controls access to the depot.

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Into the spraying booth. I will update this thread once the completed bridge has been placed in the layout.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby champion » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:02 am

Great to see further updates to this layout,a joy to see.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby montyburns1982 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:18 pm

Great stuff, the bridge is a great piece of scratchbuilding.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby thebritfarmer » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:25 pm

Nice bit of scratch building there !!

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:42 pm

Love the footbridge, especially with the signal gantry nestled up against the central stairway.

The structure is almost a work of art in it's own right :)

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Grayum » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:03 pm

Just came across your thread and this is a superb layout. A definite new favourite, thanks for sharing.
Also top notch weathering of locos, nice to see locos which aren't 'over' weathered, grotty to perfection :D

May I ask how you painted your retaining walls on the previous page, about 1/3 of the way down?
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Wed May 02, 2012 1:14 pm

Thanks for the comments NRM friends. Grayum, the precast wall sections are painted with oil based brick coloured paint, then given a dfilute wash of black/white, which is wiped off gently with a cloth.

The footbridge is now complete. A lot of work but I'm pleased, it looks 'right'; for the location.

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Nothing is wasted, the aborted bridge (x2 Dapol kits) has ended up in the scrapyard adjacent the small goods depot.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby manna » Wed May 02, 2012 2:07 pm

G'Day Gents

Can't beat scratch building, it's the only way to get what you really want, a cracker of a bridge :lol:

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby lozstlouis » Sun May 06, 2012 11:14 pm

Loving your bridge -... & layout. Good work.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby StevieDay » Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 am

The footbridge looks great & love the scrap yard too.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby mikem64 » Mon May 07, 2012 5:45 am

Super work with the foot bridge, the paint job looks great. The scrap yard cameo is a very nice touch, is that just using off cut pieces of left over plastic kits ?

Look forward to seeing more.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Tue May 08, 2012 10:20 am

Thanks for the comments.

Mike the scrapyard bits are old Dapol footbridges x2 and anything else which came to hand really. There are old PECO girder offcuts, a piece of 10mm copper pipe, a steam loco chassis and bits of twisted wire. The whole lot was stuck down then over sprayed with Halfords 'red plastic primer'. I gave it a wash of dilute black paint followed by highlighting in places with rust coloured paints, and silver to represent recently cut metal.

I've done a lot more work in this area and will post up more pics soon.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Wed May 09, 2012 9:56 pm

As promised an update with lots more work completed. I am now close to completion of this layout .... after 6 years of graft!! :shock:

Apologies for the quality of these phots which have been affected by the overhead tungsten lighting. I will try and get some better quality photos tomorrow, in daylight.

I have more or less finished the station area.

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Overall view, the buildings are the booking hall plus a Red Star parcels building ....

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This is the scrapyard with all foliage now complete on the embankment, plus flowers.

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I have also added trees and foliage to the embankments at the Down end of the station.

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These views show how this layout has progressed in recent months, Down and Up views from the signal box at MARSHFIELD TMD.

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Scenically, all that remains are the TA base above BUTE TUNNELS and the Oil Terminal diorama at the TMD .... YAY!!
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: RETRO'S LAYOUT: UPDATED 0950

Postby Lofty » Thu May 10, 2012 4:12 pm

Yes, very strange lighting, does your camera have a setting specifically for Tungsten lights? quite a few do these days.

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: RETRO'S LAYOUT: UPDATED 0950

Postby retroman » Thu May 10, 2012 7:06 pm

These are better, taken in natural light.

A PW crew at working lifting the redundant bay platform trackwork.

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The Western on the PW train again ....

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Trackwork detailing in the vicinity of the depot.

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Work has started on the TA barracks. I've built a low relief building, the barbed wire is an old guitar string.

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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