Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby BR125 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:50 pm

The viaduct is excellent and I love the street seen too,scratch building at it's best! :D

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Infrontcat » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:14 am

Hi mate

That viaduct was rather smartly done, though it took you rather longer than usual...did you pause to make a cup of tea half-way through? :P

That really looks the nuts though mate. Really reminds me of the approaches to Leicester Central with the foliage...gonna cram some more on their perchance? ;)

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Terrier » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:22 am

I was going to log off atfer popping my own stuff online, but taken a moment to look through other peops stuff. mate, i love the bridge work, but liking the terraces behind, top stuff :)

...not bad for a Leicester fan :wink: :lol:

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby sishades » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:53 am

I am not totally happy with the viaduct, I may rip up the rails and make it a disused line, and weather the ballast abit as at the moment it is a bit bright.

It was a hot Chocolate.
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby sishades » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:05 pm

I was sitting on the loo this morning waiting for my daily movement and to fill in the time I thought that I would post an update. Not a big one mind you but just as thrilling all the same. I was not happy with the goods shed that I constructed a while back so a new one was bashed together using the usual sticky backed plastic, glue,brick papers from you know who and a grown up to do the cutting. However I deviated slightly from the plans and did a stretch job on it..

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I have deliberately not glued the roof in place as I will be adding lights to it in the near future

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Rather than use the provided platform sheet I opted for some Peco platform sides that I had lying around in my dungeon,

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Since I was not totally happy with the freight yard I ripped it all up and have started playing around with a new plan but with Peco Electrofrog points for extra smoooothness. I painted the table black and here it is, although it is far from completion due to a cash flow problem ie the flow is going in the wrong direction.

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Hang on a mo.....uuuuuunnnnnnnggggggg.......false alarm so on with the updates. I have also gotten around to filling in the gaps between my tracks. On the long straight at the rear I thought that the view needed breaking up so armed with some hot water I removed a strip of medium grey ballast and replaced it with something a bit more earthy....

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I liked the look of it and proceeded to fill in the gap between the viaduct and the tracks and other gappy bits..

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This gave me the confidence to tackle the area next to the canal behind the main engine sheds. This line has been disguised to look abandoned with a lot of rubbish laying around but it is actually my programming track.

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An overhead view

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Since my last posting the large electricity cable has been removed enabling me to add some greenery to the embankment at the rear.........

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The next part to be tackled was the branch line heading off parallel with the viaduct. A signal box was stuck down and some paving slabs added to give the occupant a more homely feel along with the obligatory scrap iron.The grassy knoll has now been extended to the end of the baseboard and the retaining walls extended to match

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Kerspploshhh...ahh thats better. Anyhow Fosse Park may be nearing an end. Running quality is fine but it could be better and there are some niggles which are becoming a bug bear. Also I would like to move the station from the hatch side over to the other side and replace the hatch with some girder bridges. I have yet to make the final decision regarding its future but it all depends on some business I need to do in the next month or so.

Now where is that small golden labrador puppy dog...........
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby rocketman » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:58 pm

To me, this is far too good and too well done to rip up.
Please find some other way
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:38 pm

Impressive improvements/creations all round Sir!
I do like those long runs of track you have :)

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby taytrain » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:17 pm

looking good, nice work

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby sishades » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:46 am

A small update. I sprinkled some dust onto my layout and look what happened......

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Yup....it is no more. Long live Fosse Central. I just got fed up with the poor running. This time I shall use planed wood instead of elastic bands and blue tack to make the baseboards. Oh and building a station over a loft hatch really was not the best of ideas.
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Durseytu » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:06 am

Whoah! Once again another brutal end to a layout. What on earth was in that dust that you sprinkled on it? Dynamite? Anyway it takes some guts to rip up a layout completely like this, certainly one you have been working on for a long time. I ripped up my first version of the layout in six months. I went through the same situation that there were too many niggles that simply couldn't be ironed out.

Now at least you have a blank canvass to get the layout how you really want it, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this one develops.

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am

I hope those fantastic buildings survived!
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby sishades » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:14 pm

All of the buildings have been saved.
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:26 pm

Ooof, it's sad to see this one go. However, I can't wait to see Fosse Park Mk.2, and I really do hope that the new version runs as well as you would like! I will, as always, be watching with interest...

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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:41 pm

Takes a degree of strong determination to say "no I can do better" and start again from the ground up. I found that after having to crate up everything, put it in store for six months and start again on a different site I had a clear idea of where I could make improvements and progress was fairly rapid. Looking forward to the new version.
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Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Postby Eastern » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Sad to see Fosse Park go - takes some courage to actually start the demolition. Look forward to FP2! Keep those 'true' anecdotals coming! :D
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