Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Thu May 19, 2011 8:39 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:I think you must be Matchstick King. You've found plenty of uses for them on your layout, and always very effectively too :)

I like the hinged doors on the engine shed and neat work on the conveyor too.

There's a recognisable style to your work, the essence of which I've not managed to put my finger on, but one day I will :)


Thanks. Matches are an under rated building material! Their size makes them ideal for 009. I have used a fair few on the layout so far :roll: The last batch are not so good though :x , took ages to sort out ones good enough for the doors. Most were only good enough for stirring my tins of Humbrol!

Stewart Gethin wrote:Fabulous.

As Southernboy said, there is a definate style to your work, and it's not made from all sorts of different materials making the buildings look mixed and matched. I like it, alot. :D

Doors on the Loco shed look great, with all the cross bracing and all.
May I ask, what sort of glue did you use to glue the matchsticks onto the wire?

Keep up the good work.

Stew.


Thanks - I'm pleased with the doors. 4 more to make now for the other shed! I used 3 different glues on the doors! Quick drying wood glue to stick the matches together (Very good stuff!), Unibond Power glue (Allows a fair bit of adjustment before it dries) to glue the Plastruct bracing to the matches and Loctite super glue (Needed to be strong) to glue the wire to the matches.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Stewart Gethin » Thu May 19, 2011 9:23 pm

Thanks for that. ;)

Stew.
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby whynot » Thu May 19, 2011 9:51 pm

It just gets better! The shed and offices are top stuff. I think I may be turning an unattractive shade of green...
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:02 pm

Thanks whynot.

I think I've got the hang of the Wills plastic sheets now. The more buildings I've made the neater the cutting & filing has got! I'm also happier with the doors & hinges on these sheds versus the first one I made on board 1. I think I may go back to that one and either replace or re hinge the doors. I tend to save a lot of sprues, off cuts etc which have come in useful for gutters, downpipes etc on the sheds - much cheaper as well :wink:

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:09 pm

The doors for the small shed are now complete:
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The remaining bare areas of board around the loco sheds are now covered in a base layer of scatter:
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I used a mixture of grey, black and brown scatters.

Thought I would start painting a few detail bits next….
Telegraph poles for B2 & B4. I will run wires along these as per B1 using upholstery thread. I also have some street lamps for B2.
Sea Gulls I got about 18 months ago! They have had a coat of grey primer.
Some permanent way tools.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:37 pm

Looks really good, i love this layout, very realistic :)
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:55 pm

Upholstery thread?

What's that like in terms of gauge? Flexibility? Colour (s) etc ? ... Never heard of that before but am instantly intrigued :)

Everything looking good as always Jason. Do you think you could treat us to a little video one day?

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Infrontcat » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Hi Jason

I haven't been on for a while but this ltest development has certainly made the visit all worth while. The turntable section is simply lovely and oozes atmosphere. I have to second Mark's request for a video if at all possible. T['would be a treat 8)

Cheers

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:52 pm

Thanks for the comments.

SouthernBoy wrote:Upholstery thread?

What's that like in terms of gauge? Flexibility? Colour (s) etc ? ... Never heard of that before but am instantly intrigued :)

Everything looking good as always Jason. Do you think you could treat us to a little video one day?


I used it on board 1 as it's much thicker and stronger than normal cotton. It's available in different colours, I'm using grey. The only problem I found was that it didn't hang between the poles too well as it has no weight to it. I solved this by brushing along the wires with diluted PVA glue. Not sure about gauge, but probably a bit over scale, looks fine (IMO).

Here are some pictures from board 1 with the wires on:
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I can't do a video at the moment as my digital camera can only do about 30 seconds of video in each clip. Just bought a Nikon digital slr today which can do about 10 minutes at a time in HD 8) - not supposed to be using this until next month though as it's meant to be for my birthday :( . So will be doing some when I master the new camera.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:00 pm

Definitely looks the job for telegraph wires there.

ok, will look forward to some video after your birthday :)

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby thebritfarmer » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:44 pm

Read this thread from start to finish and thought I would just say AMAZING !!! You have a great eye for detail and are very creative. I love the use of matchsticks. You should consider using your skills to make some kits for sale, your buildings are stunning. I look forward to the next series of posts.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:59 pm

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thebritfarmer wrote:Read this thread from start to finish and thought I would just say AMAZING !!! You have a great eye for detail and are very creative. I love the use of matchsticks. You should consider using your skills to make some kits for sale, your buildings are stunning. I look forward to the next series of posts.

Regards
Scott


Thanks Scott.

I enjoy making the buildings etc from scratch. I'm afraid I don't have the time to make extra ones to sell. I don't think that my patience would stretch to making more anyway :roll: Matchsticks are just the right size for making alsorts of bits for 009. I've used a good few hundred already!

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:03 pm

Board 2 now has some street lights:
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I've used the Skaledale ones as per board 1.

A batch of telegraph poles are ready for board 2 & board 4:
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These are cut down ratio ones.

First batch of Seagulls are now painted:
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I'm pleased with these and will be ordering more from Langley!

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:00 pm

Been busy preparing some detail bits for Board 4:

Oil barrels painted in black, green & red.
Off cuts of rails rust painted.

Yard lamps ready - I’ve used the Ratio ones that I used on B1 & B2.
4 single ones for the depot area – like the one to the left in the photo below, but with green shades to match the rest of the depot area paintwork.
As these all come as double lamps I had 4 lamps that I cut off, which I have used above the 4 depot doorways.
I’ve also painted 4 double yard lamps for the slate mine on Board 2 – like the one to the right in the photo below, but with brick red shades to match the rest of the slate mine buildings paintwork.
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Photo’s to follow once all the paint & glue has dried and they are in situ!!

I’ve also started painting some Langley Pigeons! They are more of a challenge than the Seagulls as they are a fair bit smaller!
My 6 semaphore signals are finally nearing completion – been on with these for a while. Just the signal arms to paint and the wires to attach.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby FZ6 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:09 am

Great looking layout. It's really inspiring as I want to have a go at Narrow Gauge modelling as well.


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