Potters Lane 00 gauge

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:15 am

Thanks Mike. The base of the canal is actualy the top of the inteior door that was painted to the required colour. I then poured clear yauht varnish on. Leave it untill it starts to set then blow some warm air from a hairdrier across the surface. This causes the ripples. Takes a bit of practice but worth the effort. Hold the drier about 9" away and have the speed on the slowest setting. Once the varnish is almost set it is very sticky and can be pulled using a small screw driver. This is how I did the water effect at the back of the boat. Hope this helps. :wink:

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby Michael Thornberry » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:15 pm

Hello Dave,
Your Lay-out looks so realistic that I assume you had to put-in for Planning Permission with Sedgefield District Council :P :lol: How depressing :cry: :( ., and we, poor mortals, are supposed to compete with that!!! Hmmm at least your not too far away should you "wish" to gain more practice on my up-coming Combined OO and N Gauge 16ft x 12ft Lay-out(GW&LSWJR - 1896-1938) once the 20ft x 16ft shed is finished. Do you do Home Advice Visits :P :lol: Very impressed with the Mechanical inventiveness and your detailing-skills. Looking forward, Dave, to moremoremoreechoechoecho,
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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:58 pm

Cheers Michael, Eastgate now thats a nice run out!

Todays progress. As there won't be much room for stock movements whilst the module is used as part of the YMR layout I need to add as much intrest as possable. So some scraps of wire and a few boxes makes....

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To suggest that the conduit is fastened to the wall I used a silver marker to give the impression of the wall saddles....

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Once stood up on the bench it starts to look more relistic...

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More scraps of wire produce the OHLE hangers...

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Another view of the switch gear..

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Shed in position....

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Lights on....

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Have figured out a way of making a working loco lift so this will have to be fitted before the shed can be fitted in place just seems a shame to fit a roof!

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby beerandpies » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:29 pm

I had to look twice at that detailed wall. It looks amazing.
cheers, Mark.
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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby Michael Thornberry » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:15 am

Hello Dave,
That lighting through-out the Lay-out is "brilliant". I assume you will, of course, be installing your own Wind Turbine :lol: :P :lol: . Do you have an Exhibition Time-Schedule that you have to achieve?
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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:17 pm

Yes providing that I get sorted with a job the layout is due to be exhibited in Camborne, Cornwall next september! I am planing at some stage to build two extra side boards that will eventualy turn the layout into a stand alone roundy roundy type so I may do a few local ones like Shildon, Darlington, etc.

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby montyburns1982 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:31 pm

This is one of my favourite layouts . I hope to use your ideas as inspiration when I scratch build my TMD.

Keep up the good work Dave!!!!!
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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:42 pm

Thanks. Heres a couple more pics I took last night after I added the clock face.....
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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:53 pm

Ok I have had quite a bit of feedback regarding the shed build so far and one of the requests that keeps cropping up is how I did the windows so note books out I will be asking questions later!

1. Take a sheet of 1mm thick acrilic and mark out the shape of the window...

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2. Cut out and then remove the protective covers...

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3. Using the grid on your cutting mat score lines on one side to represent the strips of glass.....

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4. Add the horizontal bars the same way...

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5. Take some sticky backed coloured vinyl....

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Then cut into 1mm strips...

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6. Again using the cutting mat grid stick on the glazing bars...

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7. Fit window into hole in brickwork...

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8. And thats it, nice and simple.....

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As the vinyl is coloured there is no painting and no gluing either!

9. With the lights off the reflections realy bring the building to life....

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Right only another eight to do.

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby Metrocamel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:08 pm

Great job on the shed :) I was thinking of doing some cables like that but didnt think itd look any good in 00 gauge - but those look excellent! Might try the windows idea also, since I cant find the right size for my signalbox ready to fit.

Nice work.

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby MrT » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:47 pm

This is brilliant Dave, can't believe I've missed this one. Brilliant era and location, as always. I really like the whole setting, it just looks right - would love to see this at an exhibition one day.

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:34 pm

Thanks for all the feedback.
This weekend is the model mania event at locomotion shildon. I will be going over at some point so if you see me stop and say hi. To make it easer I have just had a top printed with the westcoast logos on that look like...

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:53 pm

Then there were two!
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This second station building is destined for the bay to raise some funds to buy the track. :wink:

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby Zanziba » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:38 am

87 101 wrote:Thanks for all the feedback.
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The beaming grin gives away the satisfaction.

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Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Postby 87 101 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:00 am

:lol: I hate having my photo taken!


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