The Welton Layout - now with the new owner

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Adding a narrow gauge li

Postby CheekyPaul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:58 pm

Last night I made a start with adding vegetations on the hills because I never done this before and wanted to give it a go before the layout goes.

I will show you more photos later but here's one for now:

Image

What do you think?

User avatar
thebritfarmer
Posts: 1490
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:46 pm
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West almost compl

Postby thebritfarmer » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:36 pm

Looks brilliant, I can just see some rickety old fencing or stone walling added and some sheep meandering all over the place. :mrgreen:
All Aboooooard !!

User avatar
Kevuk3
Posts: 183
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: Wolverhampton

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West almost compl

Postby Kevuk3 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:13 pm

looks amazing , wish i could achieve that look.

Kev

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West almost compl

Postby CheekyPaul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Here are more photos showing vegetations having been added on the hills:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

I think its looking good!

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West almost compl

Postby CheekyPaul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:32 pm

I got round to trim the new embankment (scenic break):

Image

Then I had the 009 scale track glued down:

Image

I had the track ballasted, and then began to cover up the embankment with some vegetation but then disaster striked - the 50/50 glue/water used to add vegetation made a mark on the platform surface:

Image

Image

The only way I could think of to remove the mark was to cover it up by extending the embankment a bit, so I painted over the mark:

Image

And then added the vegetations:

Image

I will add some shrubs etc when its all dried.

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West almost compl

Postby CheekyPaul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:38 pm

I decided to give a go with adding shrubs on the hills:

Image

Image

Image

Image

I am pretty pleased with how its turning out, considering I never did anything like this before (after all, I never reached this stage on any of my previous layout!) and look forward to finishing off the rest of the layout if I have time to do so.

Tomorrow I'll have to make a start on the platforms for Welton Central and get it finished as soon as I can.

User avatar
jamest
Posts: 294
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:06 pm
Location: Bratton Fleming, North Devon

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Vegetations being added

Postby jamest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:59 pm

Hi,

That is top work.

The scene from the 009 track looking across the platforms up to the road bridge is fantastic.

I've come a cropper with the water and scalescenes sheet before too!

Regards,
James

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Vegetations being added

Postby CheekyPaul » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:37 pm

jamest wrote:Hi,

That is top work.

The scene from the 009 track looking across the platforms up to the road bridge is fantastic.

I've come a cropper with the water and scalescenes sheet before too!

Regards,
James


Thanks! I've learned to be careful not to mix scalescene sheets with water and at least I was able to hide the marks!

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Vegetations being added

Postby CheekyPaul » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:42 pm

New photos showing the 009 gauge line now that the ballasts have dried overnight:

Image

Image

Image

I've not got round to add more shrubs etc on where there used to be a mark on the platform that I had to cover up, but otherwise Welton West is completed!

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Vegetations being added

Postby CheekyPaul » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:50 pm

Today I made a start on Welton Central platforms, with the aim of finishing it off in a day or two.

Let me remind you what the platforms at Welton Central station looks like:

Image

I had to cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of the platforms:

Image

I then began to cover it up with the scalescene sheets, just like what I did with Welton West platforms:

Image

It's not stuck down, but laid loosely to see how it would look. I havent finish with the scalescene sheets - got one platform to do, will do that in the morning, then will start adding the platform edges before I will glue it all down. Just one step closer to completing the station!

User avatar
Kevuk3
Posts: 183
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: Wolverhampton

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Almost coming to an end

Postby Kevuk3 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:20 pm

Can i ask how you trimmed the hanging basket liners , did you just rip them off or trim them ? The effect is amazing , would like to give it a try myself.

Hope you dont mind me asking.

Kev

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Almost coming to an end

Postby CheekyPaul » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:28 pm

Kevuk3 wrote:Can i ask how you trimmed the hanging basket liners , did you just rip them off or trim them ? The effect is amazing , would like to give it a try myself.

Hope you dont mind me asking.

Kev


Feel free to any questions you may have :)

Basically, after the glue is dried, I ripped it off, gently though, and this gives you what will look like a very wild overgrown grass, and no doubt, out of scale.

So what i do, I use a hair clipper (that you see at barbers with different grades) to trim it down. Choose a grade according to how thick you want the grass to be.

That's all you need to do! Whether you want to add vegetations afterwards is your choice.

Hope this helps?

CheekyPaul
Posts: 307
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West completed!

Postby CheekyPaul » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Finally, I am pleased to say Welton West station is now completed.

By this, I mean all groundwork need to create Welton West station is now done, such as platforms, bridges, tracks, landscapes, etc.

Whoever buys this layout would just need to finish off small details for the station itself, ie fences, people, seats, etc.

I don't need to do any more work with Welton West and can now finish off Welton Central.

Here's how Welton West station looks:

Image

Image

And its only fair we show the station with a train, and as it happens, we have one approaching the station:

Image

Image

Image

And having arrived at the station:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Hope you like the look of Welton West station?
Last edited by CheekyPaul on Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
mika
Posts: 223
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:10 pm
Location: Potsdam

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West completed!

Postby mika » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:12 pm

That looks brilliant :shock: . You achieved to capture a feeling of space. I love the shot from under the bridge. I'm sure the new owner will be very happy with this layout. Great work!

Michael
My layout 'Sudbury-on-Sea'

My German layout 'Zinnroda (Thür.)'

User avatar
Kevuk3
Posts: 183
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: Wolverhampton

Re: Welton Central & West stations: Welton West completed!

Postby Kevuk3 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:46 am

Thanks for that Paul , where did you get your liners from , there seem to be lots of very different finishes but the ones you used are ideal.

Kev


Return to “Personal Layouts - Under Construction”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests