Spearestone, Kent coast in N

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby 56089 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:34 am

Great update and the layouts looking fantastic :D

I'll get round to doing my update this weekend sometime seen as I've got a whole 2 nights off work after working the last 24 out of 27 :shock:

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Nice one :) look forward to it and thanks for the comment.

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Hello again everyone. With the track now laid and fully working I can turn my hand to the scenics. Im starting with the track, to be specific the insulator pots. Ive used track pins as they are about the correct size for a scale pot. One side effect of using these is that the pins will hold the track from the side so any pins in the center of the line can be removed leaving just the plain sleeper. For these pictures I have given them a quick coat of white so you can see them. But for now I will be leaving them plain untill the track is ballasted and painted. Once thats done I will paint them white and add the code40 rail on the top. Heres how they look for now :)

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Its a long job but I think its worth it :)

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:16 pm

Hello peeps :) Heres something a bit different, a kit built southern z class on a transfer freight :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE0ec4vE ... ata_player

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:58 am

Hi mate, looking forward to the 3rd rail fitting :)


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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:57 pm

Coo I'm still trying to catch up after being waay .........
Too much going on, but I'm very interested in this one,
when will the soldering begin ?

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:43 pm

Thanks chaps. The soldering will begin when I get my hands on the code40 rail. Code40 has been exculsive the the 2mm scale asc for quite a while but now there is the new FiNetrax flex available in going to buy a couple of lengths of that for my third rail.

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:57 pm

Untill I get some materials to continue building please enjoy a few shots of trains :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDExtq57csA

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby 56089 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:21 am

I'd love a tail chaser layout! I have to work to watch my trains move once I've layed my track this weekend lol

Looking forward to watching you develop your scenery as you've got lovely open spaces whereas I'm going more industrial ( ill have to make my station look pretty :shock: ) but hopefully I can get mine done quick as I've been at this n gauge lark for a while now and still have a blank baseboard to show for it :roll:

Looking forward to your next update from a fellow n gauger :)

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:10 pm

Hello peeps :) Welcome back. The time has come to turn my hand to the scenic work, at least the infrastructure anyway. Before ballasting can begin I need to get the tunnels in place. These also need to be in before the back boards can go up so ive started with the shakespeare esque tunnel mouth. I chose this one first as its going to really set the theme and the track will need to be tweeked to run through perfectly. This is my first build with plasticard and im rather pleased with the results :D
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Ive painted the boards blach through the tunnel and two thirds of the interior black. The front third ive heavily weathered to fade into the solid black further in. Although the tunnel is only 3" deep it does make it rather dark inside. I may add some strips of super light black fabrick at the back to seal it shut but let trains pass when they need to.

Heres the prototype
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Can anyone tell me what the little white disks are for? Are they a modern feature?

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby whynot » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Is it just the shape that makes the mouths look so narrow? Whatever, your version looks excellent.
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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:46 pm

Thank you :) Yes the tunnels are that narrow being single lines each way. Its one of the features I like about this strech of track.

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby THE CHIEF » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:28 pm


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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:50 pm

Nice one ....

As somebody else said, a nice roundy can be mesmerising ....
Like the Q1, don't do Southern, but I love the trimmed down look.

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Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:44 pm

"Less is More" in this case - it's amazing how one or two home-crafted distinctive features (like the tunnel mouth) can really set the scene.

Well done Sir!


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