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mark22c
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:26 pm

allmost finished painting
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Re: first layout

Postby sishades » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:25 pm

That is lovely ! I must have a go at using plasticard instead of card one day.
High towards the far post,Howard with a header,Hes done it!Steve Howard has scored for Leicester City,Bedlam here at the Walkers Stadium. the Leeds United players are flat out on the turf in utter despair. Leicester City are going to win again

mark22c
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:07 pm

thankyou,
those card kits are OK i just prefer the extra detail of the plastic kits. a little more expensive and harder to make but worth it i think.
i've done a little more painting/weathering with the station today, still not quite finished... allmost there so far im really pleased with it :D
i feel a little more confident to tackel a semi scratch build now and will be starting on a station foot bridge next... i will start with the scenery soon but need to get the station and footbridge made first
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:08 pm

think its just about done :D
just need a station name plate and a few other small bits added... and a platform to sit on!
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Re: first layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:04 pm

those kits look amazing, so realistic, it's making me think about replacing my station buildings.

cheers
Darren

mark22c
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:56 pm

apologies for posting so many pics of the station... but i was pleased how well it turned out, a great little kit! any how i just had my mobile phone upgraded and it has a much better camera and can get in a little closer, the old one struggled a bit with the close ups but was all i had.
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Re: first layout

Postby Graymee » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:17 pm

Hi Mark,

Those buildings look fantastic, When you say "a bit harder to build" how much is a bit?

I'm a total modelling newbie but have built a metcalfe kit with no problems, plastic scares me due to bad Airfix experiences when i was a kid! They never seemed to fit together properly when i made them :oops:

I am considering trying an engine shed first, do they come with advice on painting or did you make that up/getadvice from elswhere (colours to use etc) and did you airbrush them or just brush paint?

Is there much difference between the "scenic" range and the "craftsman" range?

Sorry for the Spanish Inquisition but they have really caught my eye.

Excellent work, look forward to seeing the layout progress... :D

Cheers

Graeme
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My layout thread:-
Loxley Lane
I started another thread for trackplanning, if anyone is interested
My trackplan thread

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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:39 pm

hi graeme
the single engine shed would make a good intro to these kits. it took me a few weeks to pluck up the courage to start it but once i got going with it it wasnt as bad as i thought and took me about 8 hours to build. the main hassle is cutting out the main forms from the sheet material using the plans provided, its best to get them all cut out and ready first and get it over and done with i think, if you mess one or two up theres sometimes enough spare to make another part or you can buy spare sheet material in packs of 5 for about £2.70.
the station took a little longer at around 15 hours and it got a little teadious cutting out all the parts from the sheets provided but the end result is worth the effort.
if you can manage a card kit you should be ok with a plastic one. your only really swapping a scalpel for a razor saw and PVA/UHU for poly cemment. the plastic is easy to cut and file.
painting was done with brushes, matt black undercoat followed with dry brushed colour over until it looks right finishing with a light drybrushed white coat to give a little contrast with the black under coat allowed to show in the cracks/crevesses.
a few picks showing tools needed and what you get to work with in the kits including plans. the kits come with a handy booklet that explains working with the plastic and gives helpfull tips with what to use ect. try something simple and give one a go the single engine shed would ease you into it... before you know it you'll be scratch building your own kits :D
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end result... nearly
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a few left over bits and spare sheet bought seperately
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mark out the sheet with a steel rule and compass useing plans and cut out. safer to cut oversize and sand/file down to fit
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tools needed, tool on the drill bit box is a pin vice for hand drilling with fine drill bits
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Re: first layout

Postby Graymee » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:16 pm

Thanks for that Mark :D

Those plans do look a bit scary, but I guess nothing ventured...

Glad you mentioned tools, never occured to me that i'd need all that stuff, i feel a shopping spree coming on! :D :D

Many thanks

Graeme
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My layout thread:-
Loxley Lane
I started another thread for trackplanning, if anyone is interested
My trackplan thread

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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:49 pm

just picked this up second hand but in new condition from my local shop for £50 :D has a problem with pipe work fowling the rear bogie though and a bit of pipe work was loose in the box and i have no idea where it came from? you can see the broken bit of pipe on the ground. has anyone else got one of these and could tell me where it goes please?
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you can see the mystery part lying on the ground next to the track?
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:19 pm

i had a look last night to see if the problem of pipework fowling the rear bogie could be fixed but was too tired to do anything about it. i did find out where the loose bit of pipe came from after spending a bit of time googling. anyway i had a look at it this morning after sleeping on it and could see what the problem was, the brass hanger was bent in and fittid badly causing the pipework to push up against the bogie when cornering. using a dremmel tool i managed to grind off the plastic rivit and remove and straighten it and re attatch the broken off section of pipe and now she runs fine :D
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repositioned hanger now straight and broken bit of pipe reattatched
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ready to rock and roll and good as new!
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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:59 pm

managed to lower the bodywork of the engine to line up with the tender (it was about 2mm to high as can be seen in the pic above) by changing to location of the rear lug holes which after many hours investigating seemed to be the simplest way to do it.
changed the clip in plastic coal in the hopper as well which was just a case of popping the original out with a screwdriver and filling the newly exposed hopper with scenic coal and fixing. will add the detail parts later but really must start on some scenery. i've kind of been putting it off as i've never really done it before
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Re: first layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:37 pm

looking good, i like the Battle of britain class and what a bargin.

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Re: first layout

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:19 pm

Is that an Ocean wagon I see in the background? And a Flying Scotsman? A kindred spirit! I like both of these!

The wagon fetish is, I grant you, somewhat unconventional, but nevertheless... well, see for yourself:
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Silliness aside, you've done an excellent job on that BoB. I've never had the courage to do the kind of major corrective surgery that a few of my locos could do with, so hats off to the bravery you demonstrated!

Cheers,
Gavin

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Re: first layout

Postby mark22c » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:22 pm

hi Gavin,
dont know if its bravery lol... more like a case of OCD! those big yellow strips didnt help and it had to be fixed, sort of do or die mentality.
the flying scottsman is the railroad version and was a present from my partner. runs very nice but lacks detail, no windows, line work and other refinments. i had a go puting windows in the side and fitting an engineer and fireman but it still looks plain, the teak coaches that came with it are railroad as well and rather plain... but run nice.
the old ocean wagon lol thats been kicking around for a while, its the only one i have and is a bit bashed up with missig/broken buffers and worn out wheels. i use it to check the rail for bumps and errant bits off ballast stuck to the inside of rails after ballasting was a handy caddie for pins as well when laying the track.
nice layout by the way gavin.

cheers mark


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