Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanks Pete. The windows are laser cut from http://www.lcut.co.uk/
at 19p a pop they are ideal.

Thanks Paul, mmm chocolate cake, all washed down with a mug of tea I hope :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:53 pm

More done on the weighbridge today, roof tiled and painted, the chimneys
built and also painted, once dry I need to fit guttering and the down pipe that seems
to have gone off one end and tomorrow should see the weathering all done, all being well.

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The next photo is my technique for weathering, nice and simple, not the best in
the world, but I am quite happy with the results.

The first square is weathering powder gently tapped on from a brush.
The second square is the powder brushed around the area.
The final square has had the loose powder wiped gently off in a downward
direction, with tissue, leaving residue powder in the cracks (pointing) and giving
the bricks a dirty look.

This was applied directly to unpainted Plasticard, better results if it's been painted
with matt paint. I quite like the pointing to be dark, but that's just a matter of choice.

Hope this is helpful to someone out there!

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Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks Jim
So you don't paint the brick? You don't paint the mortar? Do you leave dust as is, or do you then lock it in with varnish?
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Great work Jim - Do you give it a coat of matt varnish after you apply the weathering?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:12 pm

........... there's a Scottish echo in here............
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:40 pm

Thanks TimberSurf & Jim.

I always paint my builds first, but just to show you I haven't bothered with
painting the samples squares.

I don't varnish mine, I just leave mine after weathering, it's surprising
even handling it quite a bit before it goes on the layout doesn't rub off
any of the weathering powder. A coat of varnish would definitely seal it
all in though I would think. Not sure which would be best though enamel or acrylic?

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Postby TimberSurf » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:04 pm

I would suggest Mod Podge Matte by airbrush, I have not tried it on plastic, but it works a treat on paper/cardboard!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks TimberSurf, duly noted.

Final shots of the night, more or less finished apart from weathering.
Ridge tiles look bright but will tone down once done.

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Knocked up a quick section of wall and post from Plasticard, think as
I need quite a few sections along the Depot yard, and so it doesn't
'do my head in' I'll cut out a good few sections of component parts for
stock and then have assembly sessions as and when I can, should stop
boredom setting in. :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Mountain » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm

Very neat modelling.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 pm

Very nice Jim, the wall has added character with the different relief you've created and of course will attract the usual grime.

The weighbridge building is another corker too. Nearly finished eh? Just weathering to finish? "Cough" chimney pots "cough". :lol:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Ah yes, chimney pots and then weathering,
well spotted Paul. Senior moment I think :?

Nasty cough you've got, have you tried 'Fishermens Friends'
they're made here in Fleetwood. :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:01 pm

Managed to squeeze in some weathering today, so all
three buildings for the goods depot yard are now finished.

I have tried to do the weathering to the same level, so all
3 buildings look the same, pretty grimy.

Next on the agenda are the walls that will enclose the depot,
the first of which I have built, so I will disappear for a few days
whilst I am on the depot walling production line producing
however many? :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:21 pm

They all look to have the same level of weathering to me. Brilliant work.

Paul

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:11 pm

I only have one thing to say!

Please ensure you package them well, with lots of bubble wrap, when you post them to me! :wink:
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks Paul and TimberSurf and if I get fed up with them I'll wrap them well before posting over to you TimberSurf :lol:

Just to show I haven't been sitting idle, a quick picture of the goods yard
boundary wall, a total of 1400mm later and they are all built.

I think rather than brush paint them all, I will give them a spray with
Bauxite Railmatch Spray, I have used this before and it gives a good
brick colour, maybe a wash of acrylic matt cream and then a good weathering.
I'll post a picture when they're done.

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