My attic layout - Update 10/05/13

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irishthump
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Re: My attic layout - Update 21/12/12

Postby irishthump » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:43 pm

Finished the retaining walls around the station platforms...

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The kiosk, sandwich stall, bike rack and footbridge were Xmas presents!

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The headshunt to the left of the platform is also my programming track which is wired through a DPDT switch.

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When the led on the buffer is lit the track is under main power and it goes out when the track is in programming mode.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 21/12/12

Postby irishthump » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:44 pm

I also made a start on my freight yard and sidings...

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The concrete hardstanding is foamboard painted with a mixture of grey emulsion and plaster which gives a good concrete effect.

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I have to make some sort of backscene for the yard to hide the mainline running behind it.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 10/02/13

Postby StevieDay » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:07 pm

Looking good, love the grime on the retaining walls & the weathering of your stock.
Regards,
Steve

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Re: My attic layout - Update 10/02/13

Postby irishthump » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:14 pm

Over the last few days I got the the rest of the freight yard ballasted. After the glue dried I toned it down with a thin black wash applied with an airbrush.

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As you can see in the pics I scratchbuilt a couple of sets of floodlights, these have leds fitted but I have'nt got round to adding a power bus yet.
Here's a better pic of them...

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I also fitted leds to the sight office in the backround.

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More scratchbuilding; a couple of simple ground levers for the points in the freight yard.

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Another view...

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All that's needed now is some grass/weeds to finish it off.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 10/02/13

Postby irishthump » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:31 pm

Spent a some time (actually, a LOT of time!) wiring the bus for the leds.
Here's a couple of "night shots"...

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Re: My attic layout - Update 23/02/13

Postby fgstf » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:34 pm

Fantastic layout,how easy or hard is it to work with an airbrush? the effect you got on the walls looks great. Did you weather the rolling stock yourself? I presume your stock is Murphy's models?
Brian

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Re: My attic layout - Update 23/02/13

Postby irishthump » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:41 am

fgstf wrote:Fantastic layout,how easy or hard is it to work with an airbrush? the effect you got on the walls looks great. Did you weather the rolling stock yourself? I presume your stock is Murphy's models?


Hi, fgstf.

Airbrushing is not hard, you just need a lot of practice to get you're technique right. Practing on old stock is the best way.
But the walls were not done with an airbrush, I used weathering powders applied with a brush.

I weathered all the stock myself, combination of airbrushing and weatherimg powders.

All the locos are Murphy and some of the freight wagons. All my coach stock has been repainted into Irish livery.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 23/02/13

Postby irishthump » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:42 am

A few more pics after I managed to add some foliage.

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I went for a VERY overgrown look, don't know if I've overdone it it a bit! What do you think?

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Re: My attic layout - Update 01/03/13

Postby irishthump » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:41 pm

Sitting at home nursing my now tonsil-less throat I did these to pass some time, a "toad" and a couple of siphon G parcel vans.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 01/03/13

Postby irishthump » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:42 pm

I also scratch built a loco fuelling point for the layout, based on the Knightwing kit.
The base is 6mm MDF and I scribed the edging pattern into it, the tank is from an old wagon and the rest is offcuts of styrene and other bits and bobs.

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I'm not sure if I'll put a canopy over the pumps, and I may switch the tank for something better looking.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 01/03/13

Postby irishthump » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:34 pm

All painted up...

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I really was'nt happen with using the wagon tanl, it just did'nt look right. So I scratchbuilt this...

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Add a ladder and a quick coat of Halford's primer...

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Weathered and put in place.

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Re: My attic layout - Update 01/03/13

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:40 pm

That looks really good !!
All Aboooooard !!

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Re: My attic layout - Update 01/03/13

Postby irishthump » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:43 pm

I needed to add a canopy and lighting so came up with this...
I figured a single, white led would be enough.

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The canopy is just corrugated sheet styrene.

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And here it is wired in and placed on the layout.

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B165 takes on fuel!

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Re: My attic layout - Update 09/03/13

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:03 pm

The last picture looks marvellously realistic! that is a great scratchbuild too well done! :)
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Re: My attic layout - Update 09/03/13

Postby irishthump » Fri May 10, 2013 1:52 pm

Here are a few more pics with some stock I recently weathered.

The bogie flats were made from Hornby Railroad continer flats which were cut-and-shut to produce something more Irish. The timber wagons are Hornby tanker chassis with scratchbuilt bodies. All have been fitted with Kadee coupler.
Weathering was done with washes and powders.

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