Didingtonn - OO Gauge Layout by Lmsrail

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby Si_Donal » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:13 pm

Definately the fence on the right. It looks like it's been there for at least a year.
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Postby lmsrail » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:21 pm

The fence is up and the glue is dry so I thought it was about time to get the camera out. Here are a few snaps:

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I will be using a slightly different coloured ballast for the yard to represent stone from a different area.
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All comments welcome as usual!
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Postby cmeonthemove » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:35 pm

Jed, this is really coming along well now. The fencing is a big improvement, and the ballasting looks fine to me, just needs a bit of dulling down when it's completely dry. If you brew a tea-bag or some gravy granules in some hot water, then let it cool then apply it to the ballast with a dropper or syringe. I found the gravy granules gave a better finish but don't let the mixture get too thick. It needs to be thin to run into the ballast but will still give the staining.

As an aside I've now finished stripping down the Fugloss board and will start on its reincarnation soon.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:28 pm

Yes, looks better.

When you paint the sides of the rails it will all look that much better again :)

Haven't heard of that tea bag / gravy technique before, the gravy sounds interesting, although I wonder about a lingering aroma long after it's finished (??)
Good-old dirty coloured paints do the same thing too of course :)

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Postby cmeonthemove » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:12 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:Haven't heard of that tea bag / gravy technique before, the gravy sounds interesting, although I wonder about a lingering aroma long after it's finished (??)


Sadly not - I was hoping it would drown out the smell of paint and glue - alas it didn't after a couple of days! I tried gravy granules as it's a lot cheaper than using paints, and I knew it would work from the state of the mixing jug after I'd made some gravy for our roast dinner!

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:32 am

Just to let everyone know, I shall not be posting any updates to Didingtonn for a while as I need to give it a break.
I did consider ripping it all up and selling it off but thought that would mean wasting all the effort I have put in so far.
Hopefully after some time away from the layout I can come back to it and put my frustrations of things going wrong behind me and maybe get somewhere to completing the layout.

Happy modelling, Jed.
Regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 pm

I thought this was all coming along in leaps and bounds Jed, but I guess we all get frustrations from time-to-time and need to walk away and take a break.

Look forward to seeing you back soon :)

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Postby StevieDay » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:49 am

Dont give up LMS, have a break by all means & come back refreshed. We all need a break from this hobby from time to time, sometimes we cant see the trees for the wood & need time to step back, regroup & come back with new ideas.
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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby cmeonthemove » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:34 am

lmsrail wrote:Just to let everyone know, I shall not be posting any updates to Didingtonn for a while as I need to give it a break.
I did consider ripping it all up and selling it off but thought that would mean wasting all the effort I have put in so far.
Hopefully after some time away from the layout I can come back to it and put my frustrations of things going wrong behind me and maybe get somewhere to completing the layout.

Happy modelling, Jed.


Ah, the so-called "modellers block"! I suffered this in my old kit-building hobby which lead me to starting on model railways. I get this now and again with the layout too. You're doing the best thing by leaving it for a while and pursuing another hobby if you can. You should find eventually you have an urge to do some more on the layout and get it working again. Certainly don't rip it up yet, you've done too much good work on it.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:00 am

We all need "thinking time" no point pressurising yourself to get things done. In the days when smoking was far more common place it was known as "pipe dreams." Just watch out for the point when thinking turns into procrastination.
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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Thanks for all the kind words given, I hope to be back modelling as soon as possible!
Regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Sun May 01, 2011 10:54 am

A new month and a new begining for me and my layout. I have purchased a Bachmann class 66/9 in DRS livery, it has front and rear lights as well as cab lights. I also got the urge to do something on the layout so I ended up spraying the depot floor with a slate grey colour and I'm rather pleased with the results so far. It just needs more grime and rubbish adding to it to create that 'well used' feel.

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My new beauty :P
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And a random picture to finish this post with, have a nice day everyone and thanks for looking!
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Regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun May 01, 2011 12:09 pm

I like your station building - is it a Ration kit?
I'm also curious about the station lights, where are they from?
Anyway, a neat scene, especially with the roughly white-washed line along the platform edge.

Likewise the colouring/weathering of the depot floor looks spot-on.

Glad to see you getting back into the swing of things.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Sun May 01, 2011 12:33 pm

The station building is infact from the Hornby Skaledale range however this specific model has been discontinued for a few years so they can be quite hard to get hold of. The station lights are just plastic ones made by Merit that I got off of ebay a few years ago.

Did a quick search on ebay and found some of them if you are after them: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/13-x-Victorian-St ... 484030108e
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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun May 01, 2011 12:58 pm

Ah, many thanks for that :)


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