Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby Deltic1981 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:53 pm

briantwigley wrote:Thanks for the kind comments guys. I'm kind of addicted to Mercig Studios work so I kind of get one done a month, lol.

A mock up of a road with some metcalfe shops, sorry about the quality.

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Do you think the pavement is too high?

My plasticard arrived along with microstrip and plastic rods so I can make up some cable trunking.

Hopefully the first walls will go in tomorrow.

Ryan


Actualy i dont think they are too high. One of the roads here in dundee has been built up at some point with a concrete plinth beside it some hight down you can make out the old stone kerbstones. Looking over the road its normal modern height between the road and pavement if the road was down back were it originaly was the kerb over the road would be somthing like your height. Thinking about it ive noticed this raised concrete plinth on lots of roads and its always where the trams ran.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:48 pm

Thanks for that info Deltic. I think I might just drop it a bit, probably about half.

Heres Westerleigh alongside 37271, the new arrival with reduced height between body and bogie, which seriously improves the overall look as you can see. Peeking through inbetween is my Class 108 with NSE overlays.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby cmeonthemove » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:32 pm

Those 37s look superb. The weathering is very authentic and finishes them off nicely.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 pm

Have to agree Chris. Ian at mercig studios does an amazing job.

Here's a few of my fleet lined up.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:57 pm

I've been working on the bridge and road to the depot.

Completely made from waste cardboard and I'm pretty happy with the result.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:24 am

The bridge certainly looks good with the brick-sheet in place. Once the roads are painted on they should look great.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:06 pm

Woo hoo! Last night I finished ballasting the station area which is the last bit apart from the pointwork. I need to find a way to finish off the raised road and give it a weathering and it'll be ready to be stuck down and then I'll use scalescenes road to finish it.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby NSE DAZ » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:11 pm

Hi Ryan,

Great work you have achieved so far, this is going to be a cracking layout when completed 8)

Those NSE vinyls from Electra look superb great effect for only £10 :shock:

Keep the updates coming,

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby cmeonthemove » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:12 pm

Go on then, let's see some pics of the station!

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Finally got round to posting again. Been doing odd bits and pieces, and have started the raised town area.

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Bits of grass and such done behind the bridge area leading to the station

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This is the fuel unloading depot next to the shed

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This shows the station area with a piece of platform in place.

I need to get a bit of weathering done on the brick plasticard because it looks pretty rubbish at the moment. I'm going to browse a few photos and see if I can get anything decent.

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby taytrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:10 pm

great work, keep it up

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:57 pm

While awaiting a new batch of grass, I thought I'd bring the thread up to date with a barrage of photos!

I recieved a couple of signals from CR Signals (dummies of course) and they are superb. Going to order a few more at some point.

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Westerleigh is held at the newly installed signal

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A bit more work done on the fuel storage area

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Any more growth and it'll be a call to the weedkillers!

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A bit of a high street, what brown and muff is and sell I don't know, but the name doesn't sound too good...

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Close up of the growth around the fuel tanks.

Thats it for now, Hopefully get my grass on Monday. I'm off to my original home in Poole, Dorset for a holiday on saturday for 5 days so I'm looking forward to visiting a few model shops and getting in a bit of spotting, trains are a bit thin on the ground where I live (non-existant!)

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby jamwrx » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:21 pm

good looking layout you have there and them mercig commissions look ace,got one coming myself a class 25/0 :)

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:07 pm

Probably about time to tidy up the layout and do some work on it! Times been taken up with possibly moving to spain to study to become an airline pilot, but I failed one of the tests so i'm still home for another 9 months while I take a college course in maths, so gives me some more time to work on the layout which has been sorely neglected over the last couple of months!

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Re: Paxton Hill Mid 80's N Gauge

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:15 pm

Superb layout there ryan and some great stock. Will you be fitting 3rd rail for the 411cep emus?

Regards Mark.
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