Stockton Road TMD

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Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 9:06 am

Hi all

After boarding the loft out and putting boards right round the outside I set about making a huge layout..........Only to realise I didn't have the skill or the time to even get started properly never mind finished!
So after playing at trains for a while then getting despondent and uninterested I packed it all up so I could do some more loft insulation.

Then I thought I could put a small layout on work bench I had made (that I might actually finish) and play with scenery and LED's and scratch building and Withrottle and JMRI (and and and...... you get the idea. Basically I am building a lab to experiment in before I build a bigger layout. The only criteria so far is that it will use a scenecraft TMD building (A present from last Xmas) and run blue/sector locos.

The layout module is independent of the bench so I can take it outside for better pics when its completed, or even build a different module to sit in the space.




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The finished Mimic panel.
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 9:07 am

Right then here's the ballast pics. Turned out not too bad, Just did bits now and again

Overall View of Depot
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Fuel unloading point insitu. MGR hopper waiting to be proppeled into wagon repair siding, which is the road behind the office block (could be some time, building not built yet!) Blue 37 sat in head shunt.
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08 pushes loaded fuel oil TTAs into unloading road
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First attemtpt at weathering oil stained track and ballast. the sheen will go but I'd like to keep it. Maybe some satin varnish?
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 9:08 am

Being having a play. I cleaned the track and ran the 08 round to make sure all was well. Then I took the 3mm LEDS off the outside of the building and replaced them with the small SMD LEDs I have been playing with.

After that I glued some 5mm foamboard round the perimeter of the layout to start a boundary/retaining wall. Then I took some pics! Don't know what to else for the brick work yet?? Maybe Scalescenes but what colour???

Also I think the overall layout is looking a bit tatty. I hope when I finish the ballasting things look better. I know this layout is just a plaything to learn with but I want it to look kinda right!


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The lights inside need a resistor!
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 9:14 am

Home made fuel point lights

LEDS sandwiched in plasticard strip.
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Mounted on the fuel point
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Finished fuel point glued down and painted

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 9:17 am

Last but not least a Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPItZ191VnU

This is where I am at the moment. I'll keep you updated.

Guy
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby mika » Wed May 11, 2011 9:42 am

Hi Guy,

this looks great.
I am also building a small layout for practicing certain modeling techniques, but yours looks so much better. I love the lighting on your shed and I particularly envy you for the control panel :shock: .
Just allow me one question: How long did it take you to build this?

Looking forward to seeing this one evolve.

Michael :D
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby manna » Wed May 11, 2011 9:53 am

G'day Gents

Well for a guy who reckons he has so little talent, this TMD is turning into a little cracker. Keep up the good work :P

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed May 11, 2011 10:44 am

Love the lighting on this layout. The fuelling point lighting idea is very effective. Satin varnish would help retain the oily look as would watered down semi-gloss black. What type of paint are you using for the weathering? Also another tip for weathering ballast - if you want to give it the brown look then thin gravy is a cheap and effective method. This old photo shows the before & after (outer loop ballast weathered).

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Wed May 11, 2011 7:45 pm

mika wrote: I particularly envy you for the control panel.
Just allow me one question: How long did it take you to build this?
Michael :D


Hi Michael thanks for the interest. I have been building this since October. But I am usually busy with family and work so don't get to work on it as often as I would like.

The mimic panel was made using Microsoft Paint and the wiring was done by following Brian Lambert's excellent book and website. I also made the CDU using one of Brian's plans.


cmeonthemove wrote:Love the lighting on this layout. The fuelling point lighting idea is very effective. Satin varnish would help retain the oily look as would watered down semi-gloss black. What type of paint are you using for the weathering?


Cheers I like the lighting you have achieved in N gauge, very good. I have since mixed some gloss acrylic with matt and am quite pleased with the result, but satin varnish is a cracking idea.

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby Rammy » Wed May 11, 2011 11:18 pm

Hi Guy

Nice to see you over here on NRM too now.

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby poindexter » Thu May 12, 2011 12:02 am

Hi Dave . Funny enough it was a Google search about using PhotoShop to alter scalescenes products that brought me back here and it was your post that I read!! Was gonna p.m you about how you do it!

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby StevieDay » Thu May 12, 2011 1:13 am

Excellent work Guy. The ballasting is top drawer & the lighting is very effective.

This photo is particularly effective
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby THE CHIEF » Thu May 12, 2011 1:26 am

I see work bench tmd made it over here :) I really like the video. Nice one.

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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby lmsrail » Thu May 12, 2011 6:52 am

I love this work, how have you done it so fast though :shock:
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Re: Stockton Road TMD

Postby champion » Thu May 12, 2011 7:34 am

Yes tend to agree a great little starting point and shows what can be done in such a short space.Well done.
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