Braybridge - 5' x 1' - Now up for sale

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby jamest » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:53 pm

whynot wrote:That track work looks really good - especially the lack of tell tale gaps between rail/point joins! Neatly filled.

I'm hoping to construct a platform using Peco edging, how do you plan making the tops? I read somewhere I THINK that 1.5mm styrene sheet is just the right thickness to "sit" in the interior tabs - does that sound right?


Hi'

I use 1mm plasti-card but it does sit slightly below the edging - I think 1.5 should be ok.

I top this with scalescenes Tarmac printed sheets.

The edging is great to work with and I would recommend it. I've spent the night adding the supports across the width of the platform. Using thicker material will mean you have to worry less about this.

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby whynot » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:32 am

Thanks for that, James.
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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby jamest » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:48 pm

whynot wrote:Thanks for that, James.


No worries, managed to get the platform surface glued down tonight:

Cross bracing (1mm):
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Tabs at the section ends to help keep the surface flush:
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Here it is placed but not glued (hence the step!) As I mentioned before the surface will be covered with scalescenes tarmac paper:
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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby whynot » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Again thanks - very helpful.
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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby whynot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:20 pm

An aside, really, but for completeness....my attempt at a Peco-edged platform! I wouldn't dream of revealing the "underside", which is more than untidy. I also think I should have gone with tarmac (in one piece) rather than embossed paving. The depth of the tabs is marginally under the stated 1.5mm, so 1mm sheet plus the nominal 0.5mm for the embossed is VERY slightly proud. And forming the edging into the correct curvature is a bit trial and error in my hands!

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby Terrier » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:30 pm

Hi Jamest, just a quick note to say that i have followed your winter project here and been delighted with the progress and photos of the work you've done on this, cracking results so far. 'keep im' goin' :wink: :)

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Hi jamest,

Nice little layout - I do like small well made projects
Watching with interest.

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby Lofty » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Dad-1 wrote: I do like small well made projects

So do I 8)

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby jamest » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for your kind comments.

I've been putting on a gaugemaster backscene prior to fitting the over bridge at the station end. Trouble is its a bit cold in the conservatory at night and I had a lot of trouble getting the spray mount to hold (even when I sprayed both surfaces). After a lot of cursing I decided to use a thin coat of good old pva. You do get more bubbles but if the light is from the front it looks ok.

The entry/exit points look a little obvious at the moment but they will be covered with a combination of trees and bushes.

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Next job is the bridge over the right entrance - can't make my mind up between plate girder or brick arch - pictures to follow.

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby whynot » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Better and better!
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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby Lofty » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:24 pm

It is a bit late now James as you have already done it, but a bit of wallpaper paste would have been ideal.

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby jamest » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:17 pm

It is a bit late now James as you have already done it, but a bit of wallpaper paste would have been ideal.


Hi,

Yes you are right, I think that will be the way I go next time, although the misses will point out some dodgy wallpapering in the house!

I think the low temperatures didn't help with the spray mount - I got some overspray on the conservatory floor and it still has that sticky pub carpet feel to it now!! Its messing with the cats head a bit - he now walks around the edge of the doorway :D

It seems to stay tacky but never actually set.

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James

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby jamest » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Hi all,

Not much obvious progress lately as I decided I hated the bubbly back-scene. So I got another tube from the local shop and tried again. This time I pasted it onto 2mm card with PVA and then glued the card to the wood. I'm not sure whether I needed to use card, or just more care applying it directly to the wood, but it definitely looks better now. I'm glad I tackled it again as it would have drove me mad if I had left it. You won't really notice the difference because I carefully selected the photo's shown before the rework so as not to reveal too many bubbles!

I have made a start on the over-bridge at the station end and I decided to go for a brick arch. I toyed with the idea of embossed brick sheet and paint but opted for my fall-back position of adapted scalescenes paper. The arch is stretching the limits of civil engineering a bit as a span like this should probably have a more pronounced arch - but I'm quite happy with how its looks.

I've got up to road level and need to add the parapet walls above the edging. Still not decided on the station building yet either - leaning towards the smaller one today:

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James

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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby hope5 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:56 pm

Love the layout, Coincidentally i have a similar looking section on my virtual railway in my Trainz simulator http://s823.photobucket.com/albums/zz15 ... -42-15.jpg The bridge is not in the camera sight but you get the idea. I look forward to seeing progress on this layout.
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Re: Winter Project - 5' x 1' - OO gauge - update

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:04 pm

Very nice, I like the station building that you chose also.
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