Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby tuxychuff » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:25 pm

Genius!
Does it get a paint job?

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:44 pm

This should give you an idea - needs chevrons yet though

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Its sitting on a 2p for scale

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:44 pm

Hi All

One of the frustrations I am just having to live with is the lack of OLE in the layout pictures. You see once the OLE is in it makes getting to anything below it a bit of a nightmare, meaning that the layout has to be pretty much finished and fully tested before the OLE can be installed.

Thus shots of 'leccies' are always going to look a bit odd but this one came out not too bad.

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby champion » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:46 am

Again a great attension to detail and a very good shot of an electric that does,nt look out of place even with out the wires but see the problems you will have in fitting.I am sure with your skills shown so far that you will work round this and look forward to this project.I will again mention again even the pic of the electric i could here and see a maybach ticking over for the return to paddington and so life like.
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:35 pm

... once the OLE is in it makes getting to anything below it a bit of a nightmare, meaning that the layout has to be pretty much finished and fully tested before the OLE can be installed.

How are you going to approach track-cleaning and the like Jim?

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Hi

I have been using one of these for years

http://www.dccsupplies.com/shop/product ... ts_id=1071

We will need about 4 for the layout proper (theres 20+ scale miles of track in the fiddleyard!)

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:32 pm

Hi All

Finished my tug - nicely bashed around now!

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Durseytu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:45 pm

Aha it's business as usual then Jim; excellent work as always. That tug certainly looks like it's had a hard life! I've always thought that the track cleaner was needlessly expensive, but if it's as good as people say so I might have to consider one. I have on occasion managed to damage track side scenery when I have been a little too heavy handed with a track rubber.

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby auricom » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:36 pm

Did you make the trollys too Jim?
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby tuxychuff » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:09 am

Jim S-W wrote:Image
Nicely bashed around now.

I'll say: Very nicely bashed around!
The trolleys are in better nick though! :?

Although that's not the true meaning of bash... :lol: :D

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:35 am

auricom wrote:Did you make the trollys too Jim?


I assembled them but they are the shire scenes kit, they need weathering yet.

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby dagenham » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:47 pm

hi ya mate
love the pics of your new trolleys on there motorised buggy
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby jelly_p » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:27 pm

I wish you would stop posting photos of the real station :wink:

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby 0121modeller » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi Jim,
I like the rust/chipped paint on the tug-truck, how did you achieve this ?

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Hi Dave

Just a fine brush and not a lot of paint

Hth

Jim


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