East Cheltwell

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the weston guy
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby the weston guy » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:17 am

The layout looks fabulous. I think i need to start putting things on my layout now.

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:31 am

Thanks Tim - hope your layout is coming along.
Well, the Ratio and Wills kits arrived - thought I'd give the smallest and least complicated a go first. Looks fairly straightforward.
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It went together reasonably well except the guttering was put upside down :roll: I also attempted to paint it somewhat in the GWR colours which mean't mixing some acylics and holding them up to the computer screen! Sort of followed this website to get a general idea.
Once together, I weathered with some Bragdon powders and a dilute wash and placed it on the layout I had to cut back into the hillside a little and added a bit of extra greenery for effect.
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Overall, not too bad for a first try. There will probably be a fence running the length of the platform.
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In the distance by the bridge is part of the footbridge -still needs some work. Next up isthe main station building, but that's another day.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Spavo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:57 am

That's a great updateand the photo's are really good quality.....

You should definitely be pleased with yourself, the 2nd pic has that 1 magic ingredient that you can't buy in any railway shop or from any internet site.....atmosphere, it's a brilliant photo well done.

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:21 am

I agree, very atmospheric.
Nice work on the shelter - just the right amount of weathering :)

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Si_Donal » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:14 pm

I agree, this is excellent modelling. The building looks like it's been there for ever. I think you will have to fence the railway from the public, "that's not me talking - it's the law!"
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby EWIYmike » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:30 pm

where did you get your ratio kits from?
MADE A NEW ACCOUNT BECAUSE HATED THE NAME OF THIS ONE D=

its now "Mikespace"

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:43 pm

Thanks for the comments :D Feedback much appreciated. It seems it takes ages to get any tangible work done due to family and work - i.e. this weekend is a an outing to the Museum of Flight in Seattle (to see G-BOAG Concorde) :roll: -

EWIYmike wrote:where did you get your ratio kits from?

Unfortunately, any British model railway kits are pretty thin on the ground here -so trawling the internet, the best deal was from from Classic Model Railways LTD on ebay - Their site - They operate out of Bridgnorth and I think used to trade as the Hobby Horse? Reasonable prices and fast shipping.
Hattons don't appear to have any Ratio/Wills stock whom I normally use.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Michael Thornberry » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:50 pm

Hello Charles,
Excellent modelling - "not too much, not too little, just right!!!" said The Three Bears as they ate Goldilocks :shock: :lol: The Lay-out is looking very Mr. Kipling(exceedingly good),
Kind Regards,
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby joshing_man » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:34 pm

Whether by accident or design having it cut into the hillside is genius - looks fabulous and as if it has been there for years. Nice work.

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby GROTLAND » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:29 am

It does look right now Charles. You weren't happy with it before for obvious reasons but that platform and station building really do look top quality.

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby the weston guy » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:56 am

Looking fab charles. What class is the diesel shunter on the layout?

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby sishades » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:28 pm

Simple but effective.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:05 am

Thanks for the encouragement - cripes - looks like I'd better make a real effort on the station I'm building. Already discovered that it's a little too wide for the platform it'll sit on. So much for trying to incorporate a cattle yard.
What class is the diesel shunter on the layout?
It's an old Mainline 03 with a seized engine :roll: only for looks!
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:17 am

About time I posted an update! The main work has been on the Ratio station as well as working on some of the terrain.
The station is probably about 90% finished - I still have to weather it more and add some details.

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I think I have solved the platform problem, but the station will have to sit over a board join, meaning I won't be able to glue it into position. Still I think it'll be ok. I have also been working on the cuttings (using ElDavo's method of glue and paper towel!)
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For the station forecourt, I have been experimenting with a light-weight filler (spackling they call it in these parts!) Once dried, I'll sand it off a bit andthen paint it.
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I am tryingto get an unfinished road texture without it being like a farmtrack!
And finally a general station pic -
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The station still needs some subtle weathering to dull down the roof section, plus the platform surfaces - any ideas on the best way to do this on Metcalfe surfaces? - drybrush and powders? Thanks for looking!
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby trainsandco » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:30 pm

oh wow.....this layout looks great so far :)

I love the station on that gentle sweeping curve :)

I look forward to more updates/pics :D

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