m.levin's layout thread

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:12 pm

The one and only Geoff!!

Progress is slow as life tends to get in the way.

Thanks Dave

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:29 pm

Had a little play this morning.

I'm replacing the wooden sleeper track with concrete sleeper track.

So this station is based on a real station location, the real station looked similar to what I've modelled so far, then in the 60s it was torn down, then in the 80s it was reopened with a bus shelter style station.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:27 pm

Some more pictures of the station so far

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Inside one of the station buildings

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:40 pm

I am just designing a new main station building and your inertrior is inspiring!
I added heaters on my plan but I think fireplaces would be a much better idea. :idea:
Can I ask a few questions please?
How did you make the fireplaces?
Are the internal hanging lights purchased or did you make them yourself and are they LED or bulbs?
And the same for the ouside light?
What did you make the flooring in the toilets out of?
What did you blank out the toilet window with?
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Some of the buildings have the old cast radiators, I made a master then made a mold to reproduce quicker.
I made the lights myself, using 3mm warm white leds with a M3 washer pressed to give a shade look.
The floor is made from 4mm Slaters granite setts sheet. Painted with a gloss dark red and Matt stone for the grout.
The window is made with clear plastic sheet and rubbed down with fine sand paper/wet and dry, then rubbed down with T cut.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Dave wrote:
m.levin wrote:So this station is based on a real station location

When I saw your little Bramley sign last week I googled the place and came across some old station pictures, it was instantly recognisable 8)


Thanks Dave

I would put one of those pictures up, but as they aren't mine I can't. I suppose I could link to one!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:44 pm

Hi - If you are really unsure about the legitimacy of posting a picture once you know where it is, Google your way to it and post whatever you put in the Google query, then they can run the query themselves. It's usually only sites which have an opening page containing lots of advertising who object to you linking to specific pages. It won't work if you try to do an [img] link to a photo that's not on a hosting and streaming site, you can only use a [url].
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. :)
m.levin wrote:Some of the buildings have the old cast radiators, I made a master then made a mold to reproduce quicker.

Sorry I couldn't see from the picture, they are actually radiators? I though it was an open fire. :lol:
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:25 pm

Thank John W
I did require a password reset, so no trophy today.
It's good to be back, not that I have been away, more just sat in the dark corner of the room, waiting for the right time to step from it.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:27 pm

End2end wrote:Thanks for the quick reply. :)
m.levin wrote:Some of the buildings have the old cast radiators, I made a master then made a mold to reproduce quicker.

Sorry I couldn't see from the picture, they are actually radiators? I though it was an open fire. :lol:
Thanks
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In that building it is an open fire, in the other buildings they have a mix of open fires and radiators.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:38 pm

Grand old buildings ..... now a glorified Bus Stop !!
What happened to real architecture ?

I ask myself is my life going to be long enough to indulge
in such luxuries as interiors ? Grim reaper do not answer that !

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Beaching Geoff!
All flattened and sat as waste land for 20 so years, then they decided to reopen the station, built the bus stops on wooden platforms.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:57 pm

A man after my own heart, lighting everywhere! Looking good Mr Levin :D

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:06 pm

Nice work Martin. The chimney stack reaching for the sky on the larger of the buildings is particularly imposing.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:23 pm

Little update

I've been working on the bridges at Bramley station.
I will let the picture do the explaining

So google map img of the station am basing the layout against
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And the model
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This gives you an idea of the size of the layout area.
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