Spearestone, Kent coast in N

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:24 pm

It is old bean! Funny I had it out today and was wondering where I got it lol. I stripped the name plates off with nail varnish remover this morning. I want it circa 1966, heavily weathered with the plates nicked as a souvenir :wink:

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby Terrier » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:04 am

Nice one chap! :) it's a rugged little thing, but whooshes along nicely if i recall. Top level stuff all round sir! :wink:

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby Lysander » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 am

THE CHIEF wrote:Cheers geoff!
Lysander. Do you mean the brighton belle? Or do you you have a class 71 hauling a bournemouth belle? I cant wait for the new hornby n gauge brighton belle!!!


:oops: :oops: - Brighton of course - thanks !

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:32 pm

Hello again. Keeping to new years resolution to actually build the layout rather than look at it I had a go at extending the cliffs today. I have also finally added the tunnel mouth at the other end of the board :) It really makes a difference from a running perspective as it now hides the train. Ive used the normal card formers covered with pva and kitchen roll.
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when its dry I will give it a coat of grout and green spray.
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I have also reinstated bert the signalman :) Hes always ready with his clipboard...
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Now I have a slight problem. There is a void that need filling and im short of idea's :s Also as it stands there no logical way for anyone to get to the signal box or goods shed. Im toying with the idea of adding a small platform for railway workers only... Is this a common thing?
This is the space...
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A mock up of what a electric served platform could look like.
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Im not sure if this would fit with the rest of the layout. But it does solve the problem of where the people would come from...

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby ASFC » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Great Layout! :)

I would say that Staff halts are not uncommon, but would not be as substantial as those hornby platforms pictured. Think Hoo Junction staff halt.

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby JohnN » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Hiya Chief,

I can't believe that your layout is 4x2. Its deceptive as it looks larger than that. I'd imagine the varied levels add to the illusion. Good work. :)

I see you're using kitchen role and pva to terraform. Can I ask what % pva to water mix you are using?

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby hiffano » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:17 am

I think a nice small wooden platform would be ideal as a staff halt.
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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi johnN. I use a 50/50 mix left over from ballasting to get it to sag and droop around the land. Once this has dried I go over it with pure pva give it a harder shell. Then a thin layer of cheap tile grout and finally the scenic bit. That keeps it stong but light :)

Hiffano. Ive been shown a puc of folkestone warren holt. That looks ideal and is native to my intended region. Like you said it looks like its made from timbers. Scratch build time me thinks.

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby buz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:40 pm

Hi THE CHIEF
Is There enough room in the void space for a couple of employees cottages.
If so that explains where the workers came from.
The simple expedient of a ladder up to the guards compartment is how the employees and their family's could get to
and from civilization.
It's been done that way in a few out of the way places and gives the benefit of an extra passenger stop without having to provide expensive station facilities :D
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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby JohnN » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:11 pm

Thanks Chief. :wink: I'll have an experiment on some scrap before I put glue to layout.

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby Jorge » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:16 am

Hi Chief! The layout is coming along great! Keep the great pics coming!

Jorge

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Here we are again. Another weekend another update. I have added my chalk and the first layer of scatters to the east cliffs. I have also fitted the first of the lights to my layout :) As normal here is a bombardment of pics!
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[img width=600 height=450]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/themightyz/2013-01-20194835.jpg[/img]
this is the lower brewery line and programing track
[img width=600 height=450]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/themightyz/2013-01-20194939.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=450]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/themightyz/2013-01-20202041.jpg[/img]
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And I will leave you with my favorite :)
[img width=600 height=450]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/themightyz/2013-01-20201804.jpg[/img]

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby pmlondon » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:32 am

Well seems like another gimmick from Photobucket...

eventually doing the code manually should display the pictures here:

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this is the lower brewery line and programing track
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And I will leave you with my favorite
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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:09 am

Thanks bud :)

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Re: Kent coast in N. BR(S) 3rd rail

Postby THE CHIEF » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Hello chaps. For a while there has been something missing from my layout. Buffers! Todays job has been painting wiring and planting them in place. The yard looks much better already. The lamp on the top is a small LED but I may change this for a fiber optic, im not sure yet. Heres one in place :)

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