Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby phil sabin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:38 pm

I have to say...

This is a brilliant layout and I love the station,

It really captures the scene well.

Did you scratch build the flower boxes?
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:03 pm

Hi Phil,
I did scratch build the flower boxes. On the bay platforms, i made small brick walls from metcalf brick paper & card & glued lichin on to the top. Under the canopies by the benches, these were made from cutting up plastic tube & again gluing on some lichin. Glad you like it :)
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi Guys,
well not too much developement over the last couple of weeks or so on Shawbury, though the layout now has signals & walkways around the carriage sidings & loco stabling point in readyness for ballasting.
Here's some shots of the situation so far....
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Looking towards the carriage sidings...
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An overall view showing the new walkways
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Colour light gantry on the approaches to the station
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I didn't use the flash in this shot, & it picks out the station in the background...
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This time without the flash...
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:25 pm

continued..
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The station approaches with a 5 car Sprinter bound for Aberystwyth & Pwllheli on Platform 3 & A class 47 at the head of the 'Euston' on Platform 1
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby the weston guy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:47 am

I have to say this looks very, very good. You have gone for Shrewsbury's colour light and semaphore signal arrangement.

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:32 am

Thankyou Tim :D
Thats the effect i wanted. Not too sure if my dummy colour lights look a little over scale as yet, will see how i feel as time goes on :?
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:59 pm

Hi guys,
well i noticed i'd made a bit of a boo boo in my last post :oops: , in the fact that the arms on my semaphore signals were in fact the wrong way round. I have now corrected this & took some more pics..
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Signals now 'Corrected' as a Class 37 approaches the middle road to run round some empty coal hoppers
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A Class 108 waits at Platform 4b on a local service to Crewe
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A Class 150/2 has arrived at Platform 1 with a Chester to Birmingham New Street service
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:51 pm

I particularly like the pictures across the station concourse, some nice details there :)

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby thebritfarmer » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Fantastic!! I am enjoying watching your progress on this thread.
All Aboooooard !!

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:57 am

SouthernBoy wrote:I particularly like the pictures across the station concourse, some nice details there :)

Cheers SouthernBoy :)
thebritfarmer wrote:Fantastic!! I am enjoying watching your progress on this thread.

Thanks thebritfarmer, it is coming together nicely now. I'll soon be making a start with detailing the lower board with scenics, & also the dreaded ballasting.
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby the weston guy » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:21 pm

I thought something was wrong with those signals. Never the less a good layout anyway. Have you ever considered getting a 175 from electra models or not?

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:25 pm

Hi Tim,
yes i only realised the signals wern't right after looking at the 1st set of pictures i'd posted & thought 'Ooops' :oops:
The 175 would be too futuristic for the era i'm modelling which is mainly between 1987 to 91. If they ever bring out a retooled 158 in Regional Railways Express livery then i'd be tempted by a couple of those.
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi Guys,
well some more progress to report on Shawbury today as i've started to detail the lower section of the layout. Here's some pics to give you an idea of what i've been doing today....
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There will be a road under this bridge, the pub on the left is scratchbuilt off my 1st layout.
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This is where the river will be. As regards to the line on the lower board & the river, i was planning on putting a girder next to the track, to give the impression of the river running underneath....
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A couple of Class 47's stabled at the stabling point. There will be more detail added to the wall ie weathering etc
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Meanwhile over at the station, 2 x Class 153's, strengthened for the summer to ease overcrowding, wait at Platform 2 with a Heart of Wales service to Swansea
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:54 am

Hi Guys,
a bit of an update. Since my last post, ive packed in most of the incline from the lower board upto the higher level. Ive used papier-mache for the lower half of the incline & have painted & covered it in scatter. I've also got the River in now too, i've used silver foil & blue paint, & i'm going to add some layers of varnish to give it a better finish. Still lots to do such as adding pavements, properly paint the roads, street lamps, fancing, bushes & tree's etc....
Here's the situation so far......
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This view shows the decend of the incline, a class 31 is seen on the freight only station avoiding line (continuous loop) & a class 37
departing on the upper level with a Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street service.
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Rumbling over the bridge past the pub can be seen the Cardiff - Liverpool service. Much more detail yet to be added here.
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:47 pm

Hi Chaps,
well its been a while since i last posted here. Ive got a lot of work done to Shawbury including ballasting & scenics. Still a lot of detailing to do including a more realistic colour for the river. Here's some pictures....
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A Class 47 climbs to the station with a Cardiff to Manchester service bound for Platform 5
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A Blue Class 47 is in the stabling point ready to take over the Manchester train
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47404 is coupled onto the Manchester service as a class 153 arrives at Platform 4 with a local service from Crewe
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47404 Departs with the Manchester service
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