Waton - N gauge challenge

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:22 pm

bigbob wrote:Needs a bit more evidence of fire damage Dave, should look the part then! :D


Good idea. I was thinking along similar lines. Now how do I produce red and white tape in 2mm/ft to cordon it off...

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby bigbob » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:41 pm

Some 1mm sticky tape painted with red markings, good luck :D
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:09 pm

The detailing silliness(?) continues ...

A picture is composed of it's details - and your compositions look pretty good to me :)

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ste234 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:41 pm

Them digital clocks look great Dave, what are they made of?
If it's something simple I might pinch your idea :mrgreen:
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:37 pm

ste234 wrote:Them digital clocks look great Dave, what are they made of?
If it's something simple I might pinch your idea :mrgreen:
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The front face is a digital image scaled and printed on ordinary printer paper. That's stuck to a bit of plasticard with Pritt stick. The support pole is just a bit of wire with a rightangle bend. Plasticard bit and wire are blackened with permanent marker pen. Stick the bits together and plant it in a hole in the platform and there you have it.

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:25 pm

Due to fire damage caused by vandals the platform shelter has had to be cordoned off.

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:45 pm

Nice one, must have been such a fiddily job. :O i know i would never have been able to do that.
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby sishades » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:21 pm

Nice to see something different.
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 pm

Another one of the blank spots has been filled in with the construction of a small bungalow. Still some work to do on this. I'll bet the owners were really pleased when the council sited a recycling centre right next to their fence!

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The trackwork and trackside has been having some titivation with the addition of various bits and pieces. The rest of the turnouts have had either clamp lock or the larger more traditional point machines added (or at least a representation of), several lineside equipment cabinets have appeared, a couple of speed signs and also a flange greaser. Nothing finished of course but...

Here's how the Western junction looks at the moment.

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And the Eastern end.

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More to do.

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby cmeonthemove » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:03 pm

Liking this more every time I see it, but what is it about N gauge vandals??? First I get graffitti on my layout and now you get arsonists torching your lovely station! Where does it end??

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby peak » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:19 pm

The wall in the last pic.
I used to ride my motor bike down to that wall.
If I remember right it was a P/H car park.
Spent many an hour watching trains go by in the early 80's.
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm

peak wrote:The wall in the last pic.
I used to ride my motor bike down to that wall.
If I remember right it was a P/H car park.
Spent many an hour watching trains go by in the early 80's.


Well to be really accurate you would have ridden your motor bike down to a wall very much like the one in the picture. The model is only really "inspired" by Water Orton and is in no way an accurate representation. I should add a low-relief pub in there though. :wink:

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby Eastern » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

Excellent (as usual! :D ) It is really hard to believe with all the details that this it's N Guage!
How is the water/river looking after a couple of weeks? Did the white streaks fade away and has time affected the appearance as it has cured?
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:53 am

Eastern wrote:... How is the water/river looking after a couple of weeks? Did the white streaks fade away and has time affected the appearance as it has cured?


The water is still a bit cloudy. I don't think it will improve any now so I'll just have to find a way to live with it. I might be tempted to have another play addingd stuff to it but not before the challenge deadline (31st October). Too much other stuff to do.

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:31 pm

More odd bits and pieces. It looks as though someone has moved into the bungalow already though by the overgrown state of things I don't think they are gardeners. Don't like the look of their Chinese car either even though it has had attention in the bodyshop! They should definitely ring the council about the state of the road and pavements outside their house.

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Elsewhere the signalling department seem to have moved in. A rudimentary signal gantry has appeared on the Westbound lines. This is going to need quite a lot of work to get it up to standard and also needs two 4-aspect signal heads one of which also needs a feather. The LEDs are on order but there is no way I can complete 5 signal heads and 4 gantries within the deadline.

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