Lordsbridge MK3 a new beginning

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Mighty
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Mighty » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:35 am

"We've shot off over a million cannon shells, and what's the result? One dachschund with a slight limp." - Blackadder

My layout thread: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=20737

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bizzyd6405
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:34 pm

hay thanx for that mighty, i'll have to get biding hopefully i will have better luck this time, as i lost out in the last few seconds on the last one :(

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:07 pm

well carried out a little work today on the layout final got a signal box for the level crossing section, its an older hornby plastic kit but got it for a fiver from a local model shop looks ok not the greatest model in the world but its at the back of the layout so it's not that noticeable.

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also purchased some skaledale granite wall, which i have used around the church and have finally put the gravestones onto the layout.

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more updates soon

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outcastjack
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby outcastjack » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:15 pm

That is looking good!
Above all its a Rover.

http://www.pendonmuseum.com
or visit my layout.
or my other models.

ChrisWV10
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ChrisWV10 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:17 pm

I agree!

What's wrong with the signal box? It looks fine to me. Ditto the church. Will you be adding some 'grass' effect?

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bizzyd6405
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:39 pm

thanx for the comments guys, yeah will be attempting some grass effects some time soon, i'm currently stuck with my hill/tunnel as i can't seem to make it look any good :( this will be my third attempt at it now but hay i'm sure it will all work out fine in the end, any way just a couple of new pics of my southern fleet :D

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cheers

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Class 66 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:31 pm

bizzyd6405 wrote:thanx for the comments guys, yeah will be attempting some grass effects some time soon, i'm currently stuck with my hill/tunnel as i can't seem to make it look any good :( this will be my third attempt at it now but hay i'm sure it will all work out fine in the end, any way just a couple of new pics of my southern fleet :D


I know what it's like. I'm just redoing my hill/tunnel cover now because it didn't look right.

Great layout though!

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:40 pm

cheers class 66, yeah it is hard my tunnel looks like it was just dropped there and looks total out of place thou i'm hoping this time it might turn out better fingers crossed.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri May 01, 2009 3:13 pm

well had the day off work and was at a lose end so decided to make a start on some of the greenery on Lordsbridge to be honset this has been something i have been putting off rather like the ballasting of the track as i'm not overly confindent that i could make it look good, but anyway i bit the bullet and gave it a go!!
i've included a couple of pics,

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i think it looks quite good thou also bear in mind it was only a test, i'd would love some input from you guy's good or bad, let me know what ya think?

cheers

Darren

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Graymee » Fri May 01, 2009 7:40 pm

Is that hanging basket lining Darren?

The long shot looks much better than the close up, apply the three foot rule and it works really well! Overhead shot looks like that little hut has been swamped by brambles, as if no one has been in there for years...cue scary music and a group of teenage campers, Spielberg will be knocking on your door!! :lol:

Are you going to move the tunnel or scrap it all together?

The rest of the layout is looking great, like what you've done around the church and that signal box is good too especially for that bargain basement price, run some ivy up it or something, it'll fit right in.

Cheers

Graeme
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!
My layout thread:-
Loxley Lane
I started another thread for trackplanning, if anyone is interested
My trackplan thread

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bizzyd6405
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:22 pm

thanx graymee, yeah it is hanging basket lining, and after getting a few of the familys opinon as well they agree with you,so i'm thinking that i will redo, however the basket lining did work well outside the goods shed, i'll post a pic soon, as the tunnel, this is turning into the bain of my life, i still plan on having it on lordsbridge but i just seem to have trouble making it look any good, but am starting on it again, so hopefully it will be better this time, also i have just ordered some castle ruins for the summit of my hill, so it can look out over the rest of the layout

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Class 66 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:49 pm

I'm sure you'll get the tunnel right this time mate!

Heres how I do it and although its not finished the current progress is on my layout thread:

1 - Glue the tunnel portals down in their position
2 - Put some profile boards up where the tunnel will be, this will make it all far easier in the long run.

3 - Using plywood or hardboard cut a square piece with a hole at the bottom big enough to span the tracks and let your locos through. Like this:

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(Notice the plywood one in the corner, thats the main one)

4 - Repeat the proccess making the boards smaller (like detailed in that picture)
5 - Now cover the whole thing in a bubble wrap sheet and either staple or sellotape it to the sides and tunnel portals.
6 - Papermache over the bubble wrap.
7 - Once the paper mache is dry plaster over that using plaster cloth
8 - Apply scatter.

Thats just the way I do it, thought I'd mention it. You'll get it right this time i'm sure!

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sat May 02, 2009 6:58 pm

cheers for that class 66 i'll have to give that a go, also i did find a use for the basket lining lol

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cheers

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 pm

well on holiday this week but still didn't stop me finding some time to make a few railway related items :D , they include:

a metcalfe coaching inn
a metcalfe village school
two hornby SR 12 ton box van
a peco loco crew
hornby skaledale castle ruins

so lots to keep me busy, hopefully get some pics up over the weekend

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri May 08, 2009 2:30 pm

update:

well got home from my hol's and decided to get cracking on with my layout pics below are of my latest work.

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these aren't glue yet just a mock up of what it will look like, let me know what you think?

cheers


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