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Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:17 pm
by Itsonlyme
Thanks mountain, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get my station built.

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:47 am
by Itsonlyme
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9DPf1e7ccTvGWuEa7

Well I'm off today so I'm going to do a little work on the station once I'm home alone. Had a little present to myself arrive the other day, it's my first venture into sound.

Got myself the royal observer corps, my grandad, mum, auntie and step dad all use to be members. Hattons certainly are cheap and quick at installing sound chips. My next upgrade will be on my bachman 9f evening star. Before that I be getting my turntabke so most of the track is laid and I can do more scenery.

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 am
by End2end
Very nice. Very nice indeed!
That little phone clip has made me want sound now. :D
Thanks
End2end

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:31 pm
by Itsonlyme
Thanks! You know what, for £36 including a speaking you can't really go wrong with the hornby one (works with my select well enough until I invest in a power cab or the gaugemaster controller).

My fault just shock her head when I tested it out lol :lol: :lol:

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:19 pm
by Itsonlyme
Well little update in the layout.

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Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:58 am
by Mountain
The footbridge looks impressive. Are you going to paint it before you put the roof on or are you going to keep it the colour that it is?

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:20 pm
by Itsonlyme
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Ballast around the platforms, I really need to find my static grass.

@mountain: yeah, I'll certainly be painting that along with the platforms, station, etc, when I can find my paints! might not be the world's best painter, but I do ok.

I was surprised gaugemaster make the old hornby kits

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:35 pm
by End2end
A painting suggestion for the bridge.
I always undercoat everything with cheap grey spray paint. This gives a good layer to paint over with your proper colours.
I've done it on plastic, card, wood and plaster.
Hope it helps
Thanks
End2end

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:18 pm
by Itsonlyme
Yeah I usually undercoat with black, I need to Google some pictures to figure out how to paint it and then dig out my weathering powders bits. I also need to repaint the tunnel entrances.

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:30 pm
by Itsonlyme
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I picked up a few good wagons from Hattons (mainly Oxford rails), £55 with p&p 5 oxfard rails wagons and a bachman brake van. Not exactly from the correct period, but I've prefer this style of wagon.

Now I just have to wait until someone has some of the Ballast I need in stock so I can carry on with doing the Ballasting.

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:41 pm
by Itsonlyme
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Well managed to find some of the gravel I wanted (only in the small bags), slowly working my way round the track. I've replaced the curved wiry flexi track, should improve running!

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:06 pm
by Itsonlyme
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Adapted my smokey joe to use kadees, little more gravel down. Turntable and additional gravel on order. I know, it's slow progress, but it's slowly taking place.

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 am
by End2end
I have a nugget of info for you Itsonlyme.
I notice your from Colchester and the toy/train fairs I go to are now running some fairs in Essex and in your locale of Colchester.
Heres the link - https://srptoyfairs1.co.uk/
Scroll down to see the Essex shows. Theres one in 10 days in Rayleigh (April 14th) and one on April 28th in Colchester! :mrgreen:
Grab yourself some cheap bits and peices. :)
Thanks
End2end

Edit: I just noticed right at the bottom of that linked page theres also fairs in Romford on September 21st and November 23rd.
Hope it helps. :wink:

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:12 am
by Itsonlyme
Ah awesome, I think I'll have to check the one out in Colchester and Romford then! Cheers for that!

Re: New bedroom 8x4 oo gauge layout

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:24 am
by End2end
My pleasure. :wink:
Thanks
End2end