Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

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VerdevaleRailway
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby VerdevaleRailway » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:03 pm

That's inspiration for making one's own platforms. It looks very good!

:) V.R.
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby JohnN » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:56 pm

Very nicely done. They look very good.

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:28 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys..
I'm really enjoying this. :)

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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:45 pm

stve70,

Your last line says it all ..........

Enjoy it or do something else (I used to think this way when I was working as well !!)

Geoff T.
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Re: First Layout since 1984

Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:21 pm

Nearly there. Will I be glad when these are finished and fixed down!
16 sections of platform.

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Incidentally, I'm going to paint some yellow lines on the through platforms and wondered if the was a standard dimension for said line. Distance from platform edge, width of line?
Opinions on that would be helpful. :)

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby skyblue » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:53 pm

The platforms are looking great - sorry I can't really help with the yellow line details - at a guess it would normally be around 1.5-2ft from the edge but I'm not really sure. Remember that it might be missing or worn away in some places - especially where patch repairs have been carried out. If the platform suddenly narrows (for example due to a platform structure) the adjacent platform might be a hatched area to warn you not to stand there - I have seen this at one or two stations.

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby steve70 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:54 pm

Cheers for that skyblue. Will bear all that in mind :)

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Depends on your era. The ubiquitous yellow line (and tactile slabs) are a comparatively recent inovation. A white line may have marked the edge of the safe area in steam and early blue diesel days but loudspeaker exhortations to "stand back on platform three, this train is not stopping" were considered sufficient warning. Of course in those days most people did unquestioningly what they were told.
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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby steve70 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:32 pm

Layout is being based in the mid 80's. The stations that I used to frequent as a spotter at that time definitely had yellow lines .
Not the tactile slabs mind. (luckily) :)

EDIT - After viewing some old photos of this era.... You are correct Bufferstop...There were no yellow lines.
Thanks for the input
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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby steve70 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:20 pm

Not a lot of progress due to having a bugger of a cold for about 2 weeks.
I've managed to make a signal box though :D
This is my first attempt at a Scalescenes product, or any card kit for that matter and I have to say the one thing the instructions need is a blow up of what the thing SHOULD look like!
They also don't mention the fact that as well as card, you also need some printable transparent film for the windows.
Oh well, I have all those materials now so the next one shouldn't be such a challenge :)

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:40 am

Looks like a very well made model to me :D

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby skyblue » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:42 am

That looks great. Is that the kit that came with Hornby Magazine a few months ago?

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby steve70 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:50 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Not been back up in the loft since my last post!

Skyblue, I don't know but it's the Scalescenes paid download.

My platforms are still sitting on the spare bed. I'd started painting the edges but got bored of it.
My signal box is still sitting on a shelf in the same room!
Do you guys detail areas that can't be seen?
I'm asking because I was painting my platform edges out of position because it would be a nightmare to paint the inner walls that face my roof in my loft.

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby skyblue » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:34 pm

steve70 wrote:Do you guys detail areas that can't be seen?


I'll let you into a secret* - some of the walls on my layout only have bricks on one side because the other side is facing the sloping roof. I'm sure some people would go the full way and build the walls on both sides, but I didn't bother. It's up to you and depends on whether it makes you feel like the layout isn't complete if you don't detail it all.

*I suppose it's not a secret any more...

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Re: Kingswood Junction (First Layout since 1984)

Postby steve70 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:55 pm

Ha ha.....I won't tell anyone..
This has been stopping me from continuing. I could just stick all the platforms in place and start actually running my railway but I also want to have everything detailed.
The way I'm painting my embossed brickwork on the platform edges wouldn't work with them in situ. The paint is so watery that it would just fall to the bottom I think.
I'm starting to think I should have kept it simple and gone for printed card....:/


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