Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51

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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:24 pm

Those Oil Soaked tracks do look very nice. How did you achieve the effect?

I must have got behind the times somewhat though, last time I checked diesels were single moulded bodies, with slab sides. Your Freightliner 66 looks like a Model, not a toy. The detail is brilliant. It's almost enough to get me interested in weasels!

Thanks for the pics! Inspirational Stuff 8)
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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:07 am

Thanks everyone, didn't notice my 1000th post though :wink:

PT- the main area (that is the main baord and part of the left hand board) is about 10ft by 1ft 6 inches. The main board by itslef is less than that but the TMD is on both boards.

Owen- That's the spirit! Almost Everyone loves Weasels! :wink:

As for the oil stains...

It was filler rubbed into the ballast to make it look soaked with oil (looked like snow when it wan't painted lol).
Then painted black and PVA over it for a shine.


Hope this helps 8)

Liam
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Postby PTmodeller » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:33 am

Cheers Liam!

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Postby 47806 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:32 pm

The oil stain is great. The whole layout looks great!
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Postby brush man » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:09 pm

Coming along at a fine pace matey, which is more then I can say for mine, darn weather and beer 8)

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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:16 pm

Hi all, finally got around to getting s'more of the layout done. Went to Model Active in Chestermoor near Chester Le Street today and picked up some woodland scenics foliage, paints, a point for the scrapyard and a Dapol dockside crane. Just couldn't resist the last one :wink:

So here's a few pics of the foliage as it is and the progess on the crane, enjoy!
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Hopefully I didn't overdo this bit :wink:
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The crane got as far as the base being glued, might try adding some wire and cotton thread for rigging to make it more realistic.
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Here's what it might look like, eventually 8)

More updates soon.

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Postby Ijdagger » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:33 pm

Looks good, doesnt look to overdone to me, as sometimes is the case.

Nice one

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Postby Lee » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:44 pm

Hi

Looks great pro job there :wink:

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Postby Mikol » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:18 pm

LOVE the weathering on the wagons :D

can you come do mine?

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Postby peak » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:15 pm

Nice work with the over grown grass, weeds, bushes etc.
It's good stuff that Woodland Scenics produce.
Your layout is beginning to look neglected! (In the nicest possible way).
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Postby davek » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:15 pm

Great work Liam!

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Postby Metrocamel » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am

Thanks all, the woodland scenics stuff has plenty of variety to it too, lots of colours then lots of different textures. Think mine's clump foliage and foliage clusters.

Been workin' on the crane the past two days and got it painted a bit. Havent got to doing the wheels yet as the plastic ones are really bad runners and the crane has to run on rails.
Does anyone know big exactly are N guage metal wheels? The ones for the crane are about 5 or 6 mm across.

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The cab where the winches will be. The kit has instructions for how to make a working crane with rigging.
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Postby Danny » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:09 am

Hiya Liam

I've just caught up with this thread after not looking for a while and I have to say the layout is looking great Image. The track weathering and the folliage really do add to the realism.

The crane looks great too. Is it me or does the top look like the hornby point motor housing?

Danny.

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Postby TerryB » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:12 am

Hi ............I like the crane too .......you've just convinced me that I need one for my layout.
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Postby British Rail » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:17 pm

Looking fantastic Liam!


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