St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:23 am

Got to love this place. So many ideas! :mrgreen:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby dan8400 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Holy cow! The painting and weathering on the station building is amazing.

Also, it's always a pleasant surprise how much lighting adds to a building.

Brilliant work

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Postby End2end » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks for your comments dan8400. :D
To be honest I dont think I have a building that I haven't added lighting too. Even my modified Hornby platform waiting room has 2 LEDs in it.
I do love adding those extra details. :)
My main aim when starting was not to have my layout look like a train set or with everything having a "straight out of the box" look.
I think im succeding but the real test is when it all eventually comes together.
If RULE NUMBER 1 is "it's your layout, do what YOU want" then I think RULE NUMBER 2 should be HAVE FUN. :mrgreen:
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Postby glencairn » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:27 pm

End2end wrote:If RULE NUMBER 1 is "it's your layout, do what YOU want" then I think RULE NUMBER 2 should be HAVE FUN. :mrgreen:
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Agreed. :D

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Postby dan8400 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:31 pm

I'll second that Glencairn! Well said E2E

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Postby End2end » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:35 pm

And RULE NUMBER 3 should be......JOIN NRM....you'll NEVER regret it!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby glencairn » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:01 pm

End2end wrote:And RULE NUMBER 3 should be......JOIN NRM....you'll NEVER regret it!!! :mrgreen:
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I like it. :lol:

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Postby End2end » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 pm

My free wood man turned up today and has suggested making leg frames rather than just vertical legs. The good thing is they will be made for me. :)
This will help no end as my woodworking skills are about as much use as Threason May negotiating on brexit. :lol: or should that be :evil:
I also showed him my station building all lit up and he was suitable impressed. :D
Anywho, once I've taken and passed on the measurements hopefully the leg frames will not take long to build and be delivered then I can finally move on to more track laying.
Another thing I am considering is to find a smaller capacitor for my HST as it is the only other project I have started but have yet to finish.

Recently I have also been trying to visualize the scenic part of the layout in my head. I know where the platforms and station will be placed but most of the rest is still undecided on final placements for buildings and the like. I know I want to have some height but which way the roads run and how to get to the station by car/bus etc is still a mystery. As I started with the inital plan of an end to end layout with the option to run to the rear tracks I may remove some of the rear tracks as they will now be surplus to requirements. This will free up more of the rear of the front baseboard for scenery.
The single line that runs to the rear tracks (as 2 movements - into the siding then reverse into the rear tracks) has been ballasted somewhat so I'm not sure wether to leave it as a short siding that ends before the (proposed removed) pointwork of the rear tracks or try to remove the ballast and track, losing all the rear tracks and the line into them.

With all this thinking going on I might as well do something I don't need to concentrate on. Track cleaning. :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:52 am

joshv8 wrote:I especially like those lead frame windows.


I found the windows on thier own for sale - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linka-Compat ... 1438.l2649
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:32 am

They are not difficult to print your own on acetate.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am

Thanks End2end!

TimberSurf wrote:They are not difficult to print your
own on acetate.


How do you manage that? Anytime ive tried ink just wipes off. Is there a certain way of doing it?

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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:54 am

You can buy OHP sheets that have an absorbent side :D
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am

TimberSurf wrote:You can buy OHP sheets that have an absorbent side :D

Ahhh fantastic... ill have to find some 8)

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am

Top tip Timbersurf :idea: ....but.....do they still exist? Or have you squirrelled some away?
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:59 pm

They are still readily available in A4 format. Use colour for "painted" window frames, (not just black) excel or paint or visio etc can be used to generate the graphics. Also good for making stained glass windows for churches. The only difficult part is to get the scale right. print to paper till you get it right then do a final print on the acetate. The only down side is you can't print white!
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