Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:15 am

PNP, I’d thought of using paper mache as a cheaper alternative to the plaster bandage and may still go down this route, nothing set in stone yet.

Hey Coops, long time no sign of you. :D This was my first dabble in static grass and it turned out not too bad. The embankments were treated to 4mm and 6mm grass tossed together to give a random tone. The field, I think, was 2mm and all grass came from WW Scenics.

As to the applicator, I couldn’t bring myself to buy one of the expensive ones so went down the route of butchered fly swatter and fine sieve. The results speak for themselves.

Mountain, thank you for the comments. I can concur, it was static grass although the resolution required to post pictures on here does mean you lose some of the detail. This is the best close up I have.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby Coopslner » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 pm

Great stuff Paul, I've been busy in the background, building white metal vehicles and some wagons along with a bit of scratch building. I had a bit of a set back, having used flux while soldering I failed to remove any residue resulting in the seep point motors corroding .. Basicly destroyed all the wiring work and need to replace those motors (all) and try again.

Making mistakes is bloody expensive ha. I will up date when I have made some progress on the layout as no one wants to see a load of vehicles.

I look forward to more of your updates with your scenery

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:16 am

Coopslner wrote:as no one wants to see a load of vehicles
Coops


Oh yes we do :wink:

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:14 am

That little diorama looks terrific Paul, I agree with your comment that the home made static grass applicators are every bit a good as the expensive ones, I need more practice but I am happy with what I have done already. I like the bridge and canal, looks very well done.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Coops, any update is a great update from Friargate, now get typing. :lol:

Jim, thank you and with that here’s an early stage progress of my next bridging project.

Before placing the plaster bandage all three bridges are to be constructed and fitted in place so I’ve started with the simplest one, well, simplest in that I only need to do one side but it’s still proving a bit of a head scratcher. I’ve just about cracked it now though so whilst the card cures overnight here’s a little pic.

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The mouth and abutments will be clad in Slaters 7mm plasticard stone with the tunnel itself clad in plain 4mm bonded brick.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:56 pm

You've had a lot of angles to juggle with there Paul, but hats off to you,
it looks spot on to me, should look the business once covered.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:01 pm

Hi Paul - can I suggest some strips of masking tape over the gaps between the cardboard supports (or better still some chicken wire) otherwise the plaster bandage might sag between the supports.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:49 am

Jim (1), the angles proved quite challenging. The abutments proved easy enough in the end as the card formers either side provided a useful guide. The internal walls were much more difficult until I hit on the idea of a template. By placing a sheet of paper under the bridge and over the track I could mark a pencil line for the tunnel mouth edges on it. Rubbing a finger along the rails left a crease in the paper and once removed both acted as a guide for gluing those sides to the mouth section.

Jim (2), as with the diorama, I will stuff each cell with scrunched up newspaper to act as a support while the bandage dries. Cheap and cheerful and gives full support. :D

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Always like to watch the building of lightweight structures.
I tend to be Victorian and over strength everything.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby Coopslner » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 pm

Haha Paul with regards to your reply to my last comment, I will put together an update soon with all the little stuff I've been doing, but regards to your tunnel it looks really good at this stage. Had you considered using the Wills kit for a tunnel mouth or do you have a specific design or prototype in mind for yours? Either way it will look great when clad with some brick plasticard and finished with your brick painting magic.

Look forward to more :)

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:38 pm

Coops, I’ll look forward to that update. I did take a look at the Wills kits but a combination of the dimensions required and the peculiar angles necessary on this particular bridge, scratch building proved the simplest option. No prototype either in mind, just an idea of what I wanted.

On the build, all the card structure has been completed and the cladding applied to the face and abutments and capping stones made too. The intention had been to use the 7mm stone but it just looked too large on this small build so I opted instead for the 4mm dressed stone.

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The arch proved a right pain to do. With leftover strips of plasticard from the mouth of the bridge, I cut individual stones from it to lay round the curve. Slow, fiddly and a little frustrating but I’m more than pleased with the effect.

No photo as yet of the capping stones so I’ll detail this in the next update. :D

I have two more bridges to construct after this so will hopefully continue the journey in the competition thread that I haven’t launched yet. :lol:

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:49 pm

Cracking job as usual Paul, fiddly the individual stones may have been, but it's touches
like that which make all the difference. Enjoyed the youtube video showing construction.

Keep the updates coming Paul, I am patiently waiting for the construction starting
on the two water towers either end of the planned station. :wink:

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:54 pm

railwayjim wrote:Enjoyed the youtube video showing construction.

Oooh, where's that then? :shock:

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm

I found it by accident and was pleasantly surprised by it and his layout updates.

Just key in calgorm hall in youtube.

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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Tue May 01, 2018 7:19 pm

Jim, yes your right, the little details tend to grab the attention when displaying your wares. I’m nominating you as my Youtube PR guy. :lol: And as to those water towers, I haven’t forgotten them. In fact another Youtuber has given me a great idea for the cylindrical tanks.

PNP, if you want to see any of my videos please click below.

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As to those capping stones for the abutments, here’s that picture. The brickwork has also been installed inside the arch so all is now ready for painting.

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