Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

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steve70
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Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:03 am

Platforms are under construction but I've realised I was being a little ambitious trying to cut whole platform lengths from 2.4m of MDF so I'm cutting them in to sections. :)
I've also spent £68 on these.

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Then I saw Five Elms video about creating platform edges using matchsticks so spent £1 on these and started cuting them in half. :o

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Looks like a good effect once painted but now need to get rid of my Peco sides for cost price...:/

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby skyblue » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:06 am

The platforms look good - bad luck only discovering that method after you'd spent all that money. Could you return them to the shop - i.e. do they have a returns policy that allows returning goods if you've changed your mind? I realise you've probably already looked into this.

Failing that, stick them on ebay as RARE!!!!!, MIB and the bids should come flocking in! :lol:

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby RAF96 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:25 am

mjrennie wrote: ... I am struggling with SCARM, however.


Mixie (Scarm) is very helpful.
If you are having a particular problem you can send him you plan and he will help put it right and/or point you to the bit in the manual.
I've found it very good for planning and can now knock up a shed sized layout scheme in a couple of hours.
You get to Mixie on this site and RMWeb under track planning headings.
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:32 pm

Yes steve70,

A bag of matchsticks should be in every modellers spares box !!
Not used them like that yet, but thanks for the picture, information stored
for future use.

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:46 pm

skyblue wrote:The platforms look good - bad luck only discovering that method after you'd spent all that money. Could you return them to the shop - i.e. do they have a returns policy that allows returning goods if you've changed your mind? I realise you've probably already looked into this.

Failing that, stick them on ebay as RARE!!!!!, MIB and the bids should come flocking in! :lol:


Well I'm going to keep some in case I want to use them for the branch line platforms but the rest will go on eBay and I'll just have to stomach the loss.


Dad-1 wrote:Yes steve70,

A bag of matchsticks should be in every modellers spares box !!
Not used them like that yet, but thanks for the picture, information stored
for future use.

Geoff T.


It's a bit time consuming but hopefully the end result will be worth it.
BTW I've found that painting/sealing the edge of the MDF with PVA first helps with adhesion.
Can definitely see other potential uses for matchstick. And so cheap too. :)

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:25 pm

I've created my first video :)
It's just a cab ride down the branch line and back :lol:

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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skyblue
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby skyblue » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:36 pm

Great video - how did you film it?

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:51 pm

Love the video :D
And the coffee mug :lol:

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:02 pm

A great point in time to record a trip down the line. You'll be able to repeat it at various stages, as the layout develops. I've often taken shots where I would like to have taken one before I started to show the developments.
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:15 pm

skyblue wrote:Great video - how did you film it?


With one of these sitting on the chassis of an old wagon http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2013/7/8/t ... cro-c.html
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby David68 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:27 pm

great video. I am going to have to get me one of those cameras!

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Whilst my platforms are still under construction, I thought I'd better play around with a sample and teach myself how I'm going to paint them.
I'm using Slaters Plastikard for the side walls and needed to try and replicate an old brick wall side.

First the painted platform top with unpainted side.
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With painted side. :)
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What do you reckon?
It actually looks much better in the photo than in real life :o
I'll tell you now that I'm red/green colourblind so I'm relying on a little program called WhatColor to scan over photos of real world structures/objects and tell me what colour something is.
I used it to get the mortar colour so if it ain't right, that's why ;)

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby skyblue » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:08 pm

That looks great - you'd never know that it's just a lump of wood really!

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:12 pm

Now don't mess around, you've clearly bought a RTR section of platform and photo-shopped a bit of wood grain on the side! Seriously, that looks really good!
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:34 pm

Agreed - it looks very good indeed :)


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