Alex3410 - My Railway

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Coming along nicely Alex,

Shed Vs Loft ....... Not much in it, both can be cold, or too hot.
At least it offers a testing environment for track quality !

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby whynot » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:46 pm

What rapid AND well-structured (pun intended) progress. Impressive work. One to watch...
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:49 pm

:lol: very true

The benefit the loft has is you don't get wet getting there if its raining - absolutely tipping it down at the moment so staying in the nice warm dry house :lol:

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Notroh » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:04 pm

Alex

Buy a brolly and model

I don't smoke in the house but have a brolly by the back door.

I know I am a dying breed!

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:34 pm

decided to make a set of shelves out of scraps of wood so that i can at least try and keep the shed tidy :lol:

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other then that i have started to place buildings to give me a better idea on whats going to go where

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not a massive amount of progress but spent the day at the The National Festival of Railway Modelling in Peterborough - show pics coming soon

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:22 pm

was getting moaned at for having the sheets of plywood and MDF i had left over in the house :roll: so thought i would make a second set of shelves out of the MDF

same construction as the previous set - more in progress shots this time to give you an idea - again all from scraps of wood rescued from my old layout which explains why they are a little messy :lol:

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby skyblue » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:34 pm

Could I suggest putting a thin strip of wood across the front of the shelves - it need only be about 1cm high - to stop stock rolling off the shelves? They look good by the way, and a useful way to use old wood.

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:38 pm

very good idea, i will once i have figured out whats going where :D

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Notroh » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:49 pm

Alex,

I would also make sure there support to stop the MDF warping....

Nice work, however, now you have all that shelf space, you have another excuse to buy more stock!

Peter
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:57 pm

i was worried about the MDF so each shelf has two bits of wood supporting it along the length of the shelf (see pics) - it was clear it needed it when i placed the first bit down and it dipped worryingly in the middle :lol:

Good point about the extra space - might just put another set up to give me even more room to fill :wink:

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:31 pm

Good point about the extra space - might just put another set up to give me even more room to fill


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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:33 pm

time for an update, not progressed very far as things have been very hectic at work not leaving much time free but i have been playing with my new airbrush weathering some tankers
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with the layout i have started work on the tunnel, i opted to make it smaller then planned so that i can reach inside it and not need to worry about lift out sections etc

first step was to place the chicken wire:
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next cover it in plaster bandage
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then cover it in plaster of paris to help make it stronger and fill in the gaps - mixed it very thick and painted it on with a paint brush. I have also positioned some rocks which have been made with plaster of paris and rock moulds
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next up was painting it:
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finally i have painted the walls sky blue and covered the hill with static grass
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sorry for the blurry photo was taken one handed trying not to get paint on my phone as i made a bit of a mess painting :lol:

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby skyblue » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:23 am

The weathering on those wagons is really good and I like the tunnel too.

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby clivef5915 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:33 am


Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Unread postby alex3410 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:22 pm
was getting moaned at for having the sheets of plywood and MDF i had left over in the house


Oh to be so lucky only to be moaned at for that !!!
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:58 am

thanks for the comments :) i am really pleased with the weathering as well - just need to pluck up the courage to try it on my new loco next :lol: i have a midland 4f that i got to weather but think i will do some more rolling stock first!

believe me its one of a long list of things i get moaned at for :roll:


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