Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby engineer dave » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:53 pm

Excellent stuff. This is really coming together. Having the sidings there really puts the slate mine into context.

I really like the wooden goods platform too. I might steal that idea!

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby PeterH » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:55 pm

This layout really is quite magnificant! I have never been one for Narrow Gauge, but this layout is really very inspiring - very quaint!
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:55 pm

engineer dave wrote:Excellent stuff. This is really coming together. Having the sidings there really puts the slate mine into context.

I really like the wooden goods platform too. I might steal that idea!

Cheers

Dave


Thanks Dave. The wooden platforms are easy to do. I use a very quick drying wood glue to stick the matches together.

PeterH wrote:This layout really is quite magnificant! I have never been one for Narrow Gauge, but this layout is really very inspiring - very quaint!


Thanks Peter. I am certainly enjoying making this layout. I've always liked narrow gauge.

Here is a bit more progress......
Here are a few pics of the incline on the right hand side of board 2;
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And a few trains negotiating the incline:
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I've also been adding a small coal staithe & water crane on the short station siding. Pics to follow later when it's progressed a bit.

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby RichB » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:34 pm

Hi Clifton

I was looking at your pictures, and in the ones above, the grass looks really good and like what I am trying to achieve on my layout! It looks like the right colour and blends nicely!

Any chance you can let me know what you have used to do it - is there a base colour under it and what make/colour of flock you used..Also, I am currently trying to get me track ballast laid - what size/colour/make of ballast have you used on your track

Cheers
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:42 pm

RichB wrote:Hi Clifton

I was looking at your pictures, and in the ones above, the grass looks really good and like what I am trying to achieve on my layout! It looks like the right colour and blends nicely!

Any chance you can let me know what you have used to do it - is there a base colour under it and what make/colour of flock you used..Also, I am currently trying to get me track ballast laid - what size/colour/make of ballast have you used on your track

Cheers
rich


Thanks Rich.

I use Humbrol Matt Dark Earth (No 29) as the base colour under the scenic areas.
The grass is Javis - Not sure which one. I think there are 2 shades, it's the lighter one.
The brown scatter is a mix of Javis Dark Earth & a few greys etc.
The ballast is Javis Extra Fine Granite Chippings (Grey).

To create the grass effect by the wall I made some small mounds using Blu Tack, painted it and covered it with the flock.

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:47 pm

Here's the next bit of progress......

This shows the contrast between the first bay platform that is ballasted, sleepers done with sleeper grime & rails rust painted and the next one that is still to do
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All the platforms are now edged with stone. The platform surfaces will be done to look like slabs of slate (I hope!)
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Small area next to the bay platform with a water crane & coal staithe
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More rust painting & ballasting next :roll:

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:35 pm

First update for a while! Things have been progressing......

Finally finished all the ballasting & rust painting of rails on board 2
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It just needs some weathering now.

I have also covered some of the hills above the tunnel / mine entrance with slate dust / waste.
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I need to smash some more slate chippings up now.

I think I may start paving the platforms next.

Here is some new goods stock awaiting the paint shop:

Goods Vans - these will be painted brick red with black metal work & grey roof. I have a similar van in orange that I may repaint to match these.
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Granite Wagons - these will be painted with sleeper grime on the wood work & grey on the metal work (With rusting)
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Steel Sided Hudsons - these will be painted grey on the body with black chassis (With rusting)
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Wooden 3 Plank Hudsons - these will be painted brown with black metal work (With rusting). These will match 2 others I have.
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Michael Thornberry » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:03 pm

Hello Clifton,
Brilliant progress with your Lay-out. Those fore-arms and bi-ceps muscles must be quite-well developed after processing that-much slate :lol: :P :lol:. Looking really good,
Kind Regards,
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:26 pm

:D I've been having trouble with the power on the fiddle yard. Probably because I tried to do it using no wiring!

This is how I initially tried to run power through:
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Not surprisingly this has proved to work very inconsistently!

So I have now done some wiring. Which I don't like doing & don't know much about. So I'm sure it looks a bit amateur and that there will have been an easier way to do it!

I have fed the power from one side of the traverser to the other as this will also act as a through line to board 3.
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Each line on the traverser now has a wire attached with a conector on the end which plugs into the main line when in position.
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Surprisingly it works :D Power either side of the traverser and on the traverser :D

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:33 pm

Some progress on board 2 this week......

More paving done on the platform:
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New wall in position between the road & tracks:
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The front right hand corner hill now has initial ground cover:
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The mine entrance now has ground cover:
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More ground cover done on the mine area:
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This is the only vertical section of the mine left to cover with rocks & dust:
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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:35 pm

Hello Jason,

I don't know how I've missed your thread for so long :shock: you've got some really nice work going on here.
Lots of attention to detail, plus the larger picture all sits together in relaxed and naturalistic manner - the term ' delightful' comes to mind :)

What really catches my eye are pictures like the one below - it's not easy to mix widely different grades of material like this together in a realistic way - but you've done it really well :)

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I also like this next picture - I love the platforms, and the ballasting is perfect :)

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I must say narrow gauge isn't usually my thing - but I'll subscribe to this thread.
I think once you've got your basics finished and start adding details/trees/more weathering etc your layout will really come into it's own :)

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby 60007 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:22 pm

I absolutley love you layout, I've never really considered 009 before, but seeing so much stuff that availiable, I'm becoming more tempted by the minute :D I also love the mines aswell, the rocks look extremley effective, especially the dust.

There is one thing I will say though, and this is going to sound like I'm jelous and I envy you (I do in a way) but I think your scenery, although fantastic, is a little too clinical. I can't really see any variations in the grass, no darker patches, and I don't like the way the grass neatly stops at the end of rocks, it doesn't seem natural. I also think your road could do with having darker pathches, mud etc from where lorries have been also.

I think what I'm trying to say is: I want some dirt!

Its only the Tiniest thing I can criticise, because your layout is fantastic

Keep up the good work

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:24 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:Hello Jason,

I don't know how I've missed your thread for so long :shock: you've got some really nice work going on here.
Lots of attention to detail, plus the larger picture all sits together in relaxed and naturalistic manner - the term ' delightful' comes to mind :)

What really catches my eye are pictures like the one below - it's not easy to mix widely different grades of material like this together in a realistic way - but you've done it really well :)

I also like this next picture - I love the platforms, and the ballasting is perfect :)

I must say narrow gauge isn't usually my thing - but I'll subscribe to this thread.
I think once you've got your basics finished and start adding details/trees/more weathering etc your layout will really come into it's own :)


Thanks for your comments Southernboy.

Slate is great for detailing on the layout. I smash it with a hammer into various sizes, right down to dust.
The platform is taking a while to do. It seemed a good idea at the time putting the slabs on individually!

60007 wrote:I absolutley love you layout, I've never really considered 009 before, but seeing so much stuff that availiable, I'm becoming more tempted by the minute :D I also love the mines aswell, the rocks look extremley effective, especially the dust.

There is one thing I will say though, and this is going to sound like I'm jelous and I envy you (I do in a way) but I think your scenery, although fantastic, is a little too clinical. I can't really see any variations in the grass, no darker patches, and I don't like the way the grass neatly stops at the end of rocks, it doesn't seem natural. I also think your road could do with having darker pathches, mud etc from where lorries have been also.

I think what I'm trying to say is: I want some dirt!

Its only the Tiniest thing I can criticise, because your layout is fantastic

Keep up the good work

~Andy


Thanks for your comments Andy.

You are right it does need to be dirtier and it will be! The grassed areas currently just have the base covering on. I have some static grass to add and need to make bushes & trees. I think you have a point about the grass to rocks bit. It needs a more gradual phase in. I will have a look at this, there are plenty more rocks & dust I can use!

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:33 pm

Clifton009 wrote: ... The platform is taking a while to do. It seemed a good idea at the time putting the slabs on individually! ...


And I bet when you look back at it after it's done you'll be pleased you put the time into something which is going to look so effective :)

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Re: Clifton 009 Board 2 Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:14 am

SouthernBoy wrote:
Clifton009 wrote: ... The platform is taking a while to do. It seemed a good idea at the time putting the slabs on individually! ...


And I bet when you look back at it after it's done you'll be pleased you put the time into something which is going to look so effective :)


Yes you are right! The time is well spent.


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