Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:03 pm

Here's the guy who looks a bit drunk ....
Still have to touch-up both his green coat and grey trousers, re-paint his top hat, paint his shoes, and probably add brown gloves. Trouble is not enough daylight hours, trying to work on this in good old tungsten light is hard, under the new bulbs just forget it !! That's why the kitchen will remain with old 'power burners'

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Lofty » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:14 pm

slackbladder wrote: we used to say in the building trade "if you stand around for a few minutes you’ll get painted"

An old Army saying was:

“If it moves, Salute it, if it doesn’t, paint it!”

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Son-1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:18 pm

Bring your paints when you come up, I have some N gauge figures to paint :twisted:
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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby slackbladder » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:15 pm

Bring your paints when you come up, I have some N gauge figures to paint


Hey stop ordering the dad around :D

More nice work Geoff.. That toff of a guy looks like he is maybe missing a cane in that right hand eh?

Amazing work!


Tell son to do his own painting ha ha... :lol:

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby trainsandco » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:19 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Here's the guy who looks a bit drunk ....
Still have to touch-up both his green coat and grey trousers, re-paint his top hat, paint his shoes, and probably add brown gloves. Trouble is not enough daylight hours, trying to work on this in good old tungsten light is hard, under the new bulbs just forget it !! That's why the kitchen will remain with old 'power burners'

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Geoff T.


nice work......
(just out of intrest do 'Dad-1' and 'Son-1' have any relations? :P )

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:36 pm

Well, yes ......

Son-1 is just that and I'm going up to smokey Scunthorpe after Christmas for a couple of days.
I'll probably have to paint something to get my turn on the controller of his 'N' gauge stuff. Mind you he'll have to put it on the track, too darned small - I have trouble getting my 00 stuff on correctly. That'll see me driving 60006 in the British Steel blue livery ......

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:09 am

Hello Everybody,

Painting is such a slow job, most need 2 coats to thoroughly cover the white metal. Then odd smudges require a touch-up afterwards, just seems to go on forever - perhaps I'm demanding too much from my eyes and hand !!!

However they are beginning to come to life. The sets had 10 figures each of railway staff and upper class figures. I'm only going to have holes to plug into for around 6 or 7 people this will enable me to change the scene from time to time. I personally don't like figures glued into place because the scene can become dusty and stale. Given a preference I'd go for small clear acitate bases as I put on my plastic figures, this allows an endless change of percieved activity, but these superb Langley figures are heavy and require a rather more solid mounting.

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby sishades » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:42 am

We should start a "spot the 20p on the layout" thread. Could be a hoot.
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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:47 am

Done it now sishades,

I'm going to do just that ...... Wonder if I'll have any 20 p pieces left after Christmas ?

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby slackbladder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:13 pm

Looking good Geoff, the holes and having the figures interchangable is a brilliant idea! (why didnt I think of that?) I often look at my layout and dont like seeing the same station scene each time and the dust ..huuummm yes. Also have lost a few of my figures up the Henry.

That 20p is mine.. :D

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ps just been doing a bit work on my layout and have just found out how brilliant that hanging basket liner really is :D I happened into B&Q t'other week and they were flogging it bogof so I got meself a few packs.
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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:39 pm

Hi Slackers,

You must explain to me in due course Exactly how you've used it - I have confused ideas, but have seen what I think are great results.

Anyway the silly game begins ..... Somewhere in this photo the 20 p is hidden, can you see it ?

Had to do something after a couple of hours painting .... the photo also picks out where matt varnish didn't cover someone's jacket.

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby slackbladder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:03 pm

Is that it laid flat in the Frames? Can it actually be seen Geoff or is it hidden completely? Because it could be standing up in between the ladies. :D :D

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:08 pm

Nope, not there !!

And those ladies would cost you more than 20 pence (even in those days!)

Oh yes and it can just be seen .... gotta have that or it becomes rather sillier than it is already !!

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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby slackbladder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:15 pm

Bummer :) I wont come back with another until someone else has had a go. I have another. :D
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Re: Glentruss Halt - A '00' DCC layout ?

Postby montyburns1982 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:33 pm

Is it stood up in the cab of the loco? I've gone cross eyed looking!!
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