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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:22 pm

Well, I went up in the loft for about 5 minutes and got a few snaps. so this is really just a photo update so no new news here :P
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Evening Star sits in the station waiting to leave
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Kudu sits by the Bridge
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The pannier waits in the siding at Foxbridge
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GWR Terrier trundles along with a single truck in tow
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A bit of action in the town
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a low flying aircraft heads over foxbridge

I Have decided to create a road along here that will be mostly disused (the bridge can verify that :lol: ) I shall also have a disused/abandoned house on this road.
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well then, until I have a proper update, goodbye :)

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:53 pm

Hello Ben,
Some nice progress being made --- even better there are steam-engines too. Keep-up the good work,
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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby mikem64 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:56 pm

Hi Ben,

Still making great progress, some nice loco's in the last few updates......very nice :wink:

Love the WWI Tank, I've never seen a kit version before, is this a new purchase ?

I hope that signal box man got the sack for letting two trains be on the same line, terrible all those model figures stranded & with no means of getting home to their loved ones, shame.

Catch ya later.

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:34 pm

mikem64 wrote:Hi Ben,

Still making great progress, some nice loco's in the last few updates......very nice :wink:

Love the WWI Tank, I've never seen a kit version before, is this a new purchase ?

I hope that signal box man got the sack for letting two trains be on the same line, terrible all those model figures stranded & with no means of getting home to their loved ones, shame.

Catch ya later.

Mike.


Thanks :D
no that WW1 tank i've had for about 6 years :P it just hasn't made its way onto CX, i have made quite a few kits but only a hand full are the right(ish) scale for OO and also the right time period (this time its WWII)

No, he hasn't been sacked, but he was in charge of the clear up :P

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:05 pm

I took delievery of a parcel today :D
and it had in it;
an electronic's kit of sorts
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a large bundle of stuff! (including, a wagon, an 08 body, a on-on switch, metacalfe paving slabs, porters trolly's and more)
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Also in the parcel was this building, although it has been repainted everything that is brown was green)
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I have also done some scratch building (wehy!) its an anti aircraft gun of sorts
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heres its ammo
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and here is where it shall sit. (it will be painted and weathered a bit first:P and it will also fit into the surroundsing better :P )
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Here is Foxbridge station now :) To complete it will need as water crane, people, signals, posters, name plates and the waiting shelter and signal box will be repainted into the same colours as the main building.
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Theres a trolley with baggage.
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This is the 'War' train at the moment. the pepsi wagon will be repainted (and it needs wheels) and the box van needs a red cross. (I also need a spacer wagon, does anyone know what sort of wagon would be used and what livery it would be in?)
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The paving in castle cross is now done :)
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Right then time for random pics me thinks :D
The last train of the day leaves Foxbridge
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a coal train trundels by with GWR #6 in command
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SIr Nigel Gresley Passes behind the MkV
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SNG stopped at the signals and is now having a bit of trouble to start the heavy train up again (as if such a thing would happen in real life? :P )
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SNG passes the camera at speed after getting its train moving again
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The war train with 2847 in charge
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GWR 28xx 2847
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28xx 2847 head under the very 'GWR' footbridge ;)
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Pannier Tank heads out of Foxbridge
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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:59 pm

wow, looks great :D

did you find some of the paving slabs didnt stick properly....or is this just me :roll:

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:41 pm

wow...sorry guys, I havent really done much work on CX recently.

although today I did get to see a Real Live Steam Train :) with some old stockk, chuffing by :) on the IOW steam railway :)

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:33 pm

trainsandco wrote:wow...sorry guys, I havent really done much work on CX recently.

although today I did get to see a Real Live Steam Train :) with some old stockk, chuffing by :) on the IOW steam railway :)

Ben

and its thanks to me you now know which one it was :)
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:17 pm

I have been doing a bit of work today (and last night) on/for castle cross,

Firstly I have modified my 28xx. all of its electrics have been removed, it now runs (relativley) freely, by being pushed/pulled
as you can watch HERE
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I have also taken delivery of another Airfix Royal Scot to use as spares for my current one :)
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this is my old one with some of the spare parts added :)
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didn't do it today but i a while ago i painted the road :) at foxbridge
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and i've nearly finished it, i just need to paint this bit (i have removed lots of stones/gravel from there
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and here is where it comes out, i will probably try and make a bridge there and jsut like nearly everything else on foxbridge it will be disused/broken/decaying
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I usually try to keep my layout tidy (like Mike) but today i just cba to tidy up after multiple times of being in the loft and not tidying, so I'll probs do that tomorrow when i go up there and get some more scenic work done :)
This first pic doesn't quite show how untidy it is...it is infact a lot more untidy :P
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lots of untidyness :P
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Thats all for now

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:01 pm

I just had a quick look on the scale scenes website, as I was thinking about replacing one of my tunnel portals on the foxbridge branch and I have now got a list of things to get (just rail scenes)

Viaduct-£3.99
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Low Relief Arches-£3.99
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Tunnel Portal-£3.99
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The viaduct will replace the bridge, the low relief arches will go behind the station, and the tunnel portal on the Foxbridge Branch

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby 35011 GSN » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:42 pm

excellent pics :D layout looks fun as ever :D

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Re: Castle Cross- Fun and Games (P30)

Postby trainsandco » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:18 pm

About 5 hours in the loft today.....DAY WELL SPENT!!!!
(I'm in a rush so I wont be doing to much writing :P )
I have been making a start in making 2 ponds (due to unknown reasons some pics havent uploaded so one of the ponds isnt seen here)
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and to compliment the corpse
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theres gonna be a body in one of the lakes
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due to misleading print on the bottle i had a go at weathered a loco body....with what i thought was a brown ish colour. but was infact gold and sparkley :x
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but i almost got it clean :P
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ever wondered why they dont load coal trucks in platforms?3 wagon loads of coal in one wagon=fail
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a kit built wagon has entered service
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finished this scene
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Random pics
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I have some videos to upload but I'll upload them another time

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Re: Castle Cross- UPDATE (P31)

Postby trainsandco » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:05 pm

Hello Guys,

Hopefully this weekend, I should get the 2x Ponds completed and also any other scenic work that takes my fancy :P

I also hope to get some games made :P (spot the difference/20p :P )

Also if I'm feeling creative, maybe even a video, or even that video with the HST in, from yonks ago!

Plus all the usuals, like PHOTOS!!!!

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Re: Castle Cross- UPDATE (P31)

Postby slackbladder » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:33 pm

looking good Ben. I still think a little scratch built dog kennel would go in the gap in the fence. Made from cereal packet, painted to look like brown wooden boards, a little rounded door at the front and then a wee 00 scale model dog figure. Like the dog kennel in "Shaun The Sheep" (and don't say you don't watch it) :P
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Re: Castle Cross- UPDATE (P31)

Postby trainsandco » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:42 pm

slackbladder wrote:looking good Ben. I still think a little scratch built dog kennel would go in the gap in the fence. Made from cereal packet, painted to look like brown wooden boards, a little rounded door at the front and then a wee 00 scale model dog figure. Like the dog kennel in "Shawn The Sheep" (and don't say you don't watch it) :P


I would do that, but i want fill it up right to the top and a dog kennel that size would be a bit weird, but thanks anyway :)

I do watch it, and I love it :) I even have a Shaun the Sheep Scrunchie for in the shower XD....

btw its Shaun...not Shawn.... :P

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