Staverton Junction

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Samuel19
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Re: Staverton Junction- Harbour Water

Postby Samuel19 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone knew the best way to make sea water for a harbour. I'm kind of leaning towards the toilet paper and pva technique !? Does anyone know if this is any good or if there are any better ones out there!
Also I'm rather struggling to get the ballast (pva and water and a drop of washing up liquid) right? Does anyone know the exact proportions of it there's a better solution? :D

As for updates:
More balsa wood is on the way. Hopefully arriving tomorrow (Friday)
Card glue is coming too
Along with Matt Varnish (which has arrived today)
The Branch line station is rather at a standstill until they arrive and nothing much has been done to it since the last update. :cry:
Thanks
Samuel19 :D

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 pm

dan8400 wrote:Hi Samuel19

Looks like you've made a great start there. You seem to have a lot of space in the loft.

I look forward to your progress on the station buildings

Thanks
Dan

Thankw . Yeah! :) There's a fair bit of rooms up there although the layout is 10 x 8 roundy roundy! :D

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby End2end » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:02 pm

Samuel19 wrote:which is the best cream type colour for the wood on Ashburton.
Does anyone know what is the best colour modelling paint is for this?


I've found Wilko's Biscuit Crunch to be a good GW/GWR cream colour.
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The brown is Wilko's Java Bean. Both colours bought as tester pots and work well both as full emulsion or watered down washes.
Cheaper than any specialist model paints and availible in larger options other than just tester pots. I ended up buying larger ones as I use the same 2 colours often building a sort-of GWR layout. (Rule number1) :lol:
Hope it helps.
Thanks
End2end
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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Hymirl » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:01 am

Nice job on the shelter, a little paint goes a long way on that model. Keep up the work and pictures, it is nice to see the layout slowly transform!

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Re: Staverton Junction- Harbour Water

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:33 am

Samuel19 wrote:Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone knew the best way to make sea water for a harbour. I'm kind of leaning towards the toilet paper and pva technique !? Does anyone know if this is any good or if there are any better ones out there!
Also I'm rather struggling to get the ballast (pva and water and a drop of washing up liquid) right? Does anyone know the exact proportions of it there's a better solution? :D


The pva mix is %50 water %50 pva and yeah just a few drops of detergent. The detergent is to soften the surface tension so rather than bead off an object it will cling and soak in.

The toilet paper method for sea is a great idea. Be aware toilet papers have different thicknesses and some glue flatter than others. Maybe try a couple of brands and find one that gives you the effect you want. I was told years ago you can use paper towel but its wayyy to thick and doesnt blend in as well.

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Chops » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:22 pm

You look to be a rather advanced modeller, this is my answer to the ballast question.
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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Thanks everyone for all the information.
The rust - oleum looks good but the trouble is I've got a large (2-3kg)bag of ballast up there although ready.I'll do some more research though.Does anyone know what sort of finish that gives(Rustoleum)? Also Thanks joshv8 for the info on the ballast mix. I'll give it a try that way! :)
Thanks also for all the advice on the sea water! :D Does anyone know any alternatives? And also what finish would it (the pva/toilet paper) give once coated in varnish!?
The stations had major work done to it :D (Pictures will follow)
Thanks once again for all the information,
Samuel19

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby joshv8 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:15 pm

Samuel19 wrote:Thanks everyone for all the information.
The rust - oleum looks good but the trouble is I've got a large (2-3kg)bag of ballast up there although ready.I'll do some more research though.Does anyone know what sort of finish that gives(Rustoleum)? Also Thanks joshv8 for the info on the ballast mix. I'll give it a try that way! :)
Thanks also for all the advice on the sea water! :D Does anyone know any alternatives? And also what finish would it (the pva/toilet paper) give once coated in varnish!?
The stations had major work done to it :D (Pictures will follow)
Thanks once again for all the information,
Samuel19


If youve not seen them try watching these videos.
Marklin of sweden toilet paper method
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwpB7sVMn8

And these 2 from boulder creek railroad give different approaches
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dug-ffEhqZU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MGKmhmo79zw

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Chops » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:31 am

I forwarded this link of Staverton Junction do a dear modelrailhead pal here in El Paso, who is struggling a bit with space issues, with the note that "here is a dedicated Britain who built a layout in his loft and apparently accesses from a standing position with just head and shoulders protruding from its centre." In doing so, I just noted the photograph of the interior lit station stop with the three people awaiting the arrival of the next train. That is a tremendous vignette, well done! If perchance you could be persuaded to shoot a spot of video, I am sure it would be fascinating.
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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks Everyone,
Here is the progress! :) Sorry about the terrible quality photo. it was taken on my tablet camera:
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The front and back of the station

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby sishades » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Here was my attempt at water using toilet roll, pva and biscuits. The white bits were accidental but look the part.

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby joshv8 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm

Samuel looking great! Bit hard to see clearly but If you find your struggling to paint witbout it bleeding over you can paint the pieces before you glue them in place or mask the area off. If you need the masking tape to be less tacky so it doesnt pull up work you've done peel a strip off and stick it to your shirt first. Then it loses some of its stickiness :wink:

Sishades, awesome dock scene!

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 am

sishades wrote:Here was my attempt at water using toilet roll, pva and biscuits. The white bits were accidental but look the part.

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Thanks for the photo. It'll be very useful. :) The dock scene looks really nice! I especially like the way the waters looks! :)

joshv8 wrote:Samuel looking great! Bit hard to see clearly but If you find your struggling to paint witbout it bleeding over you can paint the pieces before you glue them in place or mask the area off. If you need the masking tape to be less tacky so it doesnt pull up work you've done peel a strip off and stick it to your shirt first. Then it loses some of its stickiness :wink:

Sishades, awesome dock scene!

Thanks ! Itll be really useful ( and already has been :D )

As for updates:
The loft is to cold to venture up there
The exterior of the Branch line station is almost there and the interior has been started :)
Christmas was very useful for the railway as I got:
The metcalfe inn
A signal box which is going to be modified
And a book about modelling harbours
As well as a few other little kits ( e.g.-Metcalfe clock kit)
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New year!
Regards
Samuel19

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 am

Here is a picture of the station overall roof:
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The front back and right side( looking from front) are nearing completion

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Re: Staverton Junction

Postby Samuel19 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:45 pm

It anyone was interested in how the railway got to this point( e.g tracklaying) here is my brothers thread: :)
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