The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK

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Metrocamel
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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:01 am

Like the disused siding and the pub. the pillbox shoudl be a good addition just make sure you mount a 50cal in it!
Great pics too, not sure why but that last one looks real atmospheric. Like everyone is being watched :shock: ...



...keep the 50cal ready 8)...
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
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Postby rmg1919 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:30 pm

Metrocamel wrote:the pillbox shoudl be a good addition just make sure you mount a 50cal in it!


Good plan... Perhaps even have it manned!! Might even have a soldier lying in the wood with Milan!

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Postby Spavo » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:23 pm

You've made some big improvements there, great to see, nice work.

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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:52 pm

rmg1919 wrote:
Metrocamel wrote:the pillbox shoudl be a good addition just make sure you mount a 50cal in it!


Good plan... Perhaps even have it manned!! Might even have a soldier lying in the wood with Milan!


Good to have dioramas like that, put a sniper in an office block or something.

Or someone in the pillbox still waiting for the Axis to invade...

...Looks at watch "where are they?"
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Postby Granpa » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:01 pm

Nice to see how your getting on like all the pictures..... :)

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Postby rmg1919 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:16 pm

Have virtually finished the hillside now. Am looking forward to getting it all painted, 'scattered' and scenic-ified. The plan is to have a footpath running across the hill, with some stiles, along with some fields - and obligatory farm gates. It will also be nice to get the road finished. Am hoping to plaster it with the typical red-tarmac "SLOW" bits and rumble strips - not forgetting all the signs they are so in obsessed with today.

The backscene is being posted on Tuesday, so will hopefully have that in place by the end of the week - am also hoping to make 'double' use of it - as it is about a foot high, and most of my backboards only have ~6inches visible, so with a bit of luck I might be able to get a good 5m use out of the 3.2m scene.

I still need to finish the cardboard platform for the village station (yawn...) and also need to finish building the pub (yawn... again). I find the cardboard kits soooo boring after doing some 'big' tasks. I have also got the retaining wall to crack on with for the main station end.

The plan is to stick the embossed plasticard onto some thin balsa, and lean it at an angle. Want to then, in the 2cm gap I've created between the top of the wall and the backboard, have a security fence and then some low-relief warehouses/rear of shops etc.

The main station itself is still pretty much nonexistent. I am contemplating putting in a big footbridge - to give the impression that the front of the station is in fact atop the retaining wall in the backscene. That way, I can have a less cluttered scene of the 'back' of the station... Anyway, enough waffle, a couple pics of the finished hill.

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Postby Class 60 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:52 pm

Great work mate......coming along nicely now 8)

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Postby rmg1919 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:52 pm

After reconnecting some track and then cleaning the outer loop of track (the amount of dirt was incredible...) I let my Class 67 loose. In the video below the 67 never runs at more than 75% power - which I think you'll agree means that the motor isn't bad given the speed it manages and the stuff it is pulling. It's also smooth at low power. Not bad. (And, in case you're wondering, the body is just resting atop the chassis at the moment - as it's a bit of a biatch to get off...)

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Postby davek » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:57 pm

Nice video! Great to see your progress.
Is that modrock you're using for the hills?

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Postby rmg1919 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:05 pm

davek wrote:Is that modrock you're using for the hills?


Yes it is... with a wire mesh for support underneath. Works well.

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Postby Spavo » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:53 pm

Great video there, really enjoyed watching it........thanks.

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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:23 am

Great video! Looked really lifelike! The 67 wasn't bothered by all those coaches and vans!
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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:02 pm

Metrocamel wrote:Great video! Looked really lifelike!


I can't wait to get more of the secenery finished and add the backscene. Will start to look really real! Nor can I wait to get the last bits of track laid, install DCC, and then just sit back and enjoy the view down the cutting as four trains fly along... :D

The 67 wasn't bothered by all those coaches and vans!


I'm really rather impressed by this model. The body shell could do with a bit more detail - and the lights could be better - but it really isn't that bad - and certainly the motor is good enough. The quality of the printing is good too. It's the first Hornby I've bought since I was 11 or 12 and it is actually pretty good. Just need to save up for some Hornby Class 60s...

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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:30 pm

Did it have lights factory fitted?
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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:45 pm

It has some good white headlights at each end. The 'third' light at the top of the loco at each end is just printed though. The red tail lights are also just printed on. I intend to correct this though - it looks like being a little tricky, but definitely do able.


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