John Geeee's Garden Shed

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby sanctuary » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:53 am

Excellent work John

I could do with your skill on my walls at Pawford :)
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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:20 pm

The roof is now tiled and just needs some flashing. Chimney pots in place and now starting to add some guttering. Nearly at the end I think, funny how the final details seem to take the longest messing about.

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby StevieDay » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:31 am

Thats some lovely scratch building of the station building John
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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Hi John,

Too true the devil & hours of work is in the detail ...... but it's worth it
makes all the difference. Anyway since when have you been in a hurry !! :D

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby lozstlouis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:27 pm

Impressive John. Lots of excellent work there.
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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments. Here are the final pics of the station, well I think it's finished I can't think of anything else I need to do? The next session will be to re-skin the platform.
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The road entrance side:
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THe Helicopter view, cost a fortune for this one 8) :
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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:25 pm

I have spent the afternoon starting the reskinning of the main terminus platform. I am going for the fully paved top with stone base. Paving sheets are South Eastern Finecast Here are some interim pics, Hard to get a good pic of something so long but hopefully you get the idea.

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Gaps between sheets are later filled in with model putty.

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I was not sure whether paving the ramp was the right thing to do, but for now I have done it.
The base walls will be faced off with stone sheet and then all will be painted.

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby Boatboy1977 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:36 am

Hi John,

Dont know how or why I missed your thread before.. But very impressed with your work!.. superb layout and detail. and you have answered a couple of questions as well.!.. Was looking at options for the platform surface and I have some SE Finecast sheet left so I think I'll try the same as you..

Will pay more attention to your update from now on!

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:21 pm

Painting the platform has started and I thought I would give Tamiya acrylics a try, medium grey XF-20 for a base concrete slab colour. Ever had one of those "what have I done!" modelling moments. It definately will need another coat but those small bottles don't go far! I hope the dirtying up process works.

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It can only get better I suppose :D

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby mikew0212 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:25 pm

Hi John,

I'm relatively new to the forum & have only just found your thread. I love looking through people's 'stories' from initial idea's to complete running lay out's. My lad & I have just spent the best part of 3 & 1/2 hours excitedly reading through your thread from beginning to latest. The only problem I have now is that he is all fired up to get the loft converted & getting us started with our layout asap! the enthusiasm of a 6 year old - love it.

Thank you for a truly inspiring thread. I'll no doubt be back to you for suggestions in the new year if that's ok, when I can kick start mine off hopefully...

All the best for now,

Mike

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:21 pm

Hi Mike, a new fan then after 3.5 hours studying my work , thank you for looking.

Here some more pics of the platform after some more brush work. This is after some washes of burnt umber and black. The base has also been started but needs more dirty washes before its ready. Its hard to show the actual colour at the moment, the camera and lighting in the house makes the platform top look brown but it is actually more yellowy grey. I like the random dirty effect and I am in two minds to leave it now, I would normally finish it with a creamy wash that I wipe off to leave a faded weathered effect. It will probably look very different when I get it under the shed lighting so I may try that anyway over the weekend before I add more paint. I obviously need to add a white safety line to the edge also.

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The next one is taken with flash on the camera but still looks brown:
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Moved to a different part of the room on the bookcase and I think this shows a truer colour:

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So please feel free to let me know if it needs something more or does the colour and effect look ok? Its not always easy to judge on a computer screen :?
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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:11 pm

Lovely clean work on those platforms John but possibly a few washed of black and or grey to bring out the mortar gaps?

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby John Geeeee » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:21 pm

Hello again!
Well the layout has had a lot of neglect over the last 12 months, but doesn't time fly! THe shed feels like it is being overun by spindley legged spiders creating cobwebs everywhere I look. THe new platform has also suffered from a bit of warping so that looks like another plan gone down the drain as it struggles in the shed atmosphere.

I have a bit of interest back by buying some new locos. Two warships from Campaigner via this website and a newly released Bachman 10000 that I got at the Warley show last week. Photos and a video of 10000 are posted below. The 10000 looks stunning and operates with full running lights on DC, ran well straight out the bos considering the track needs a good clean. I am also currently working on a ratio signal box complete with internal fittings which I will post construction pics of when complete.

So in the interest of reviving this thread I hope you like the pics.

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:50 pm

Good to see you and your layout back John.

Fine looking locomotives too. Look forward to seeing that signal box in due course :)

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Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Postby Campaigner » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:07 pm

Looks good to me :-)


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