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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:00 pm
by Clifton009
Heres today's progress......

I have finished some slate wagons and loads for them :D :
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I decided to use chains to couple these as they look more authentic - a bit fiddly though :roll:

Some of the stone work to support the girder bridge is painted & weathered:
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I am currently working on 4 stone pillars to go on the girder bridge.

Most of the hills along the back now grassed:
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:22 pm
by Tepic
This is great. Makes me think about giving up! :)

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:47 pm
by Clifton009
Tepic wrote:This is great. Makes me think about giving up! :)


Thanks. Never give up, you will be surprised what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:51 pm
by Clifton009
Bridge Now Completed...... :D

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This picture shows the clearance my Harlech Castle loco has (It's my highest, widest loco):
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I am currently weathering and ballasting more of the main line. I also have 2 mineral wagons that I am part way through painting.

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:57 pm
by Tepic
Clifton009 wrote:
Tepic wrote:This is great. Makes me think about giving up! :)


Thanks. Never give up, you will be surprised what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.


I wasn't completely serious :)

I have always liked 009 but never really tried to get into it. The need for so many kits always put me off!

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:18 pm
by Clifton009
Tepic wrote:
Clifton009 wrote:
Tepic wrote:This is great. Makes me think about giving up! :)


Thanks. Never give up, you will be surprised what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.


I wasn't completely serious :)

I have always liked 009 but never really tried to get into it. The need for so many kits always put me off!


Glad you weren't serious!

The kits are the reason I got into 009!! I enjoy making them and see this as more of a long term project. It's also nice to be able to modify things and paint them in your own unique way.

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:49 am
by Tank
This looks fantastic, and has certainly made me want to give 009 a go. Your stone work is great, but it must make your layout weigh a ton?! :lol:

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:42 pm
by Blaqkaudio009
looking real nice now! by the looks of things this board will be to the great high standard as the first!
regards

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:45 pm
by Clifton009
Work continues on the track......

I have now rust painted & ballasted the next section, just the sleepers to paint now
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Next job is the scenery along side this section of track.

Here are a few video clips of trains on board 2 taken with my new digital camera:
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:36 pm
by Clifton009
First progress for a couple of weeks......

I have started painting the track in the mine area grey so it will blend in with all the slate dust, chippings etc that I will be covering the area in. Still a fair bit to paint yet!
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Here are the first hedges I have made. I used the Carrs Sprigs which I spotted at my local model shop on my last visit. They are easy to use, I just cut them to size / shape with scissors. I then brushed them with PVA and sprinkled with scatter.
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The polystyrene base is now in place for the grass bank down the side of the incline.
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I have also made the point levers for the mine area.

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:16 pm
by DrStroganoff
Excellent as per usual mate. Always enjoy your pictures.

Personally I think the trackwork makes this layout great, it just really looks the part. Love the idea of painting it grey in the slate area, its fine attention to detail like that which makes this layout stand out.

I've got some 009 flexi that I want to use somewhere in my layout... Could you recommend me a good loco from your experience? Kit or otherwise... I'd only be wanting the one engine you see.

Looking forward to the next update !

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:50 pm
by Clifton009
DrStroganoff wrote:Excellent as per usual mate. Always enjoy your pictures.

Personally I think the trackwork makes this layout great, it just really looks the part. Love the idea of painting it grey in the slate area, its fine attention to detail like that which makes this layout stand out.

I've got some 009 flexi that I want to use somewhere in my layout... Could you recommend me a good loco from your experience? Kit or otherwise... I'd only be wanting the one engine you see.

Looking forward to the next update !


Thanks for the comments.

I also like the track, it just takes sooooooooo long to do :roll:

Re the loco I guess it depends if you want steam or diesel and how much money you want to spend?

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:57 pm
by DrStroganoff
Steam probably. I notice with the whitemetal kits, they are usually designed to fit a proprietory chassis. Are they generally a good fit ? I guess it depends on which one !

I was just wondering if there was one loco that you would recommend. I suppose ease of build is more important to me than price, I'd rather pay a few extra quid for a nice kit that builds well...

On the RTR front, do you have any of the Roco items ?

:)

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:35 pm
by Clifton009
DrStroganoff wrote:Steam probably. I notice with the whitemetal kits, they are usually designed to fit a proprietory chassis. Are they generally a good fit ? I guess it depends on which one !

I was just wondering if there was one loco that you would recommend. I suppose ease of build is more important to me than price, I'd rather pay a few extra quid for a nice kit that builds well...

On the RTR front, do you have any of the Roco items ?

:)


I found the chassis is the hardest thing to get for the kits. A lot of them are made to fit chassis' no longer in production. you can get some second hand and there are now some new chassis' available to suit some models. All chassis' required are N gauge.

I have made these steam locos from kits:
Langley Ffestiniog Prince on Fleischmann Picollo chassis.
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GEM Dennis from Snailbeach Railway on Farish Prairie Tank chassis.
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Golden Arrow Southwold Sharpie on Farish Prairie Tank chassis.
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You can buy the Roco & the kits from Parkside Dundas:
http://www.scalefour.org/parkside/ngindex.htm
The chassis' from ebay, exhibitions etc.

There are pictures of quite a lot of completed 009 kits on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4006

Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:42 pm
by Clifton009
Following on from the last post....

I have these Roco RTR steam locos:
Roco 33241
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Roco 33234
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They both run very well. The larger loco is very good at slow speeds.