Silver Oak Valley Railway

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Alexander Court
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby Alexander Court » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 pm

nice to see some new pics of old winnie :D

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:53 pm

The line has reopened a day early, this is due to the electricians not actually carrying out the work! Something to do with the floor being screwed in place and glued in place so they would not be able to see where they would be cutting it. So here are the shots from earlier!
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Now resident 80079 departs on the first train.
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The latest arrival, 24081 runs into the station with empty stock for the second train.
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Railcar 22 seen leaving Toddingcombe on its first trip ever at the Downton Valley Railway.
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Beattie Well Tank 30587 runs our of the bay with a vintage train.
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4953 Pitchford Hall in the diesel depot after being dropped off from the GCR.
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30587 runs over the level crossing.
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34051 Winston Churchill departs on its first train since its repairs.
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Close up of 34051.
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80079 and 30587 on shed.
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby Whiff_66 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:09 pm

You have a great setup here, i love the use of Emily's coaches with the Dapol Beattie tank. :)

Nice collection of locos too, glad to see another LNER fan here, i have a fair few A4's in various colors, Silver Link was my recent. :)
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:46 pm

this is all looking very good, must admit that Hall is gorgeous!

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby Alexander Court » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:23 am

i really want a model of pitchford hall after seeing it at the gcr being thrashed about

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:28 pm

Okay i hope no one dies of shock but SCENERY HAS STARTED TO APPEAR ON THE DVR!!!!!!!!
Okay so its a small test area...i have started applying scatter and have stuck a tree in but im not very good with the scatter, any recommended way of applying it?
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby trainsandco » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:19 pm

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Boop...Boop...Boop...Boop...Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31 pm

Well here are the first three photos of the layout going green!
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What do you think? I am quite pleased with my first ever attempt at using scatter!
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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby lerysc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:50 pm

Well done, looks really good from the photos!

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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby Alexander Court » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:14 am

What scatter did you use? and is that a dublo engine shed? I really want one of those :P, though not sure where it would go :L

i think it looks pretty good for a first attempt

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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby kennyGWSR » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Thanks guys!
Its javis scatter Alex, very good stuff too. The shed is the Hornby Dublo shed, its really good and is perfect for my diesel depot!
I other news, my collection of Thomas items is growing, i have managed to secure a Stepney, Old Slow Coach and two wagons for £60! Not bad i don't think!
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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby 35011 GSN » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:41 am

looks very nice Kenny, £60 for those is a bargain!

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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:50 am

Thanks Larry!
Well heres a couple of piccys of my latest arrival, Central Pacific 4-4-0 Jupiter!
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Oh and my new shunters truck (which needs attention before being used)
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Finally, i have updated my competition entry on the kit building section, why not drop in and take a look! :)
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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby 35011 GSN » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:54 am

Love the loco!!! looking good

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Re: Downton Valley Railway ACTUAL PROGRESS PG 10!!!!

Postby mikem64 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Kenny,

Scenic works looks great to me, it always amazes me how some scenic greenery transforms a layout.

Not sure if my method is correct, but it does work for me. I always use 4 shades of scatter & just apply them in different orders & amounts on PVA glue, then for a final top scatter I mix all four together & give it a very light general dusting. Once the PVA on the sub base has dried (Normal the next day) I apply a good coating of hair spray (Firm holding) over the whole area.

Like I said I'm no expert, but so far this has always worked a treat for me on Wordsworth.

Look forward to seeing the whole layout transformed. :D

Catch you later,
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