The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:55 pm

Yes I know the stretch Bufferstop. I am going to put lamps around my engine yard and actually thought of catenary, but was not sure it would be prototypical, plus from pole to pole, might be a bit flimsy! I bow to rule 1 Jim, it's just that I am LED nuts!
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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:04 am

I knew I had seen the prototype - Longsight MPD had them, slightly different from mine. Copyright photo so I have posted a link...

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed May 17, 2017 10:34 am

So everything has been on hold once again due to continuing problems with my left eye, ended up in Gartnavel Hospital two weeks ago, (first ever overnight in a hospital bed) and had to have surgery on my problematic left eye due to a retinal detachment, thought at one point it was a goner. Thankfully due to the skill of the surgeon it is on the mend and I have some sight back. I have a gas bubble in the eye which makes close work very difficult and I have just returned to work this week. Really annoyed as I have the house to myself this weekend and was hoping to get a lot of work done on the layout, just need to see how I get on!

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed May 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Sorry to hear of your troubles Jim, and looking forward to more positive news in the hopefully near future.

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby Buggleskelly » Thu May 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Wishing you all the best Jim

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Thu May 18, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks for the kind thoughts guys - I have made up a to-do list for the weekend and I am going to try my best to work through it, hopefully will be able to give you all updates as and when.

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby manna » Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 pm

G'Day Gents

Hope the eye gets better soon, fingers crossed.

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks Manna!

Completed one job this evening, I had a stock of hydrangea flower heads from last year which I had cropped off at the end of the season. They make very convincing trees when you apply hanging basket material and scenic scatter. I felt the embankment behind Mavisbank was too pristine, so this is the result

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Looks a bit more realistic.

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat May 20, 2017 1:42 pm

Yes, they make a world of difference.

Any procedural progress photos for this technique please?

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby shunter68 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:50 pm

Jim great thread mate with me being new I am reading posts from scratch to see everyone's progress and if course ideas for my own layout. I hope your eye is healing and great job on the embankment the trees look great. :)

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat May 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Thanks Shunter68!

Ex Pat - The trees could not be simpler or cheaper to make. The "trunk and branches" started live as last years Hydrangea flowers, once the flowers die the structure remains and it is actually good gardening practise to remove these. I had some from the year below so I had not pruned all of the old flowers off.

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Once the old flowers are pruned off you can see the similarity to the structure of a tree

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First I apply some carefully teased hanging basket material, make sure it is over all the "branches" but take care as the thinnest parts of the old flower are quite brittle and easily broken.

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Spray the hanging basket material with a liberal amount of cheap hairspray, (I used Morrison's own brand), then scatter your scenic materials on. The broad leaf material I bought last year at the Glasgow show from a stand specialising in model trees, this bag was on offer and only cost £2.99 and will probably last me a lifetime.

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To tone down the broader leaves I sprayed more hairspray on and dusted with a fine dark green scatter

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Leave to dry , drill a hole in the layout and plant. Total time to make about 15mins, cost - less than £5 for the bought materials and there will be enough for a forest full of trees.

Hope this is of interest

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby shunter68 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Nice work on the trees Jim and explaining in the pictures. :)

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat May 20, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks Jim - really impressive!

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat May 20, 2017 6:06 pm

The main progress today was finishing off the carriage inspection platform and overhead lights at Northbridge. The base was made from card, supports were plasticard and a butchered old Hornby signal gantry, surface of the platform was painted coffee stirrer

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H&S have been informed about the state of the access steps and remedial action taken!!

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Taking these photos highlights the defects that you would not normally spot, such as the horrible gap between the bottom of the retaining wall and the baseboard, need to pack in some ballast to hide that!!

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General view of the area, the bit of white card was holding the post vertical while the glue dried.

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby carnehan » Sat May 20, 2017 8:42 pm

Lovely detailing there Jim. That inspection platform looks as if it's seen better days but equally fits in perfectly with the era you are modelling. The hydrangea trees are a great tip and I'll log that for future reference.

Progress may be slight but they all make a huge difference to he surroundings.

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