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

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Postby Class 60 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:31 am

Well what can i say mate, another masterpiece in the making !!! 8)
The Scrap pile is looking great although maybe its a bit too close to the mainline, unless you going to put a fence - like a steel barbed wire fence in-between the edge of the mainline and the scrappile then it should look ok.

Love the article/new page on the website about Detailing - will certainly be using that in the future :wink:

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Postby Metrocamel » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:41 am

Thanks Adam, I was planning on putting up a steel security fence along that part of the mainline, maybe with some grass along the bottom to make it look more overgrown.
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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:33 pm

Update- the last remaining feeds for the TMD have been wired permanently! Great to be able to run trains everywhere at last but now there's nowhere to park as everything's live! :(
Long while to wait for DCC too but anyway I'm working on a vid at the moments, but still getting used to the camcorder as it's not mine (borrowed without permission) 8)
Also brought a Hornby 47 out of storage, it's in Intercity livery and after a little oiling and cleaning of the wheels it runs pretty good.
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Postby Mikol » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:41 pm

this stuff is AMAZING metro!

havnt been here for a bit but this is great - you've come a long way ;)

be interesting to hear about your weathering techniques, if theyve already been mentioned i apologise - i got lazy and didnt read all the spiel, just looked at the pictures :P

oh, and what diesel shed are you using? looks great :D

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Postby m.levin » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:55 pm

Great pictures of your scrap. you have done a cracking job on the rusting/weathering of the Yorkie lorry.

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Postby Metrocamel » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:16 am

Thanks all!

Mikol- Most of the weathering was washed of rust coloured paint and paint flicked over with an old toothbrush. Tried making rust lines on the scrap wagons with oil paints too.
The shed's Peco.


Hoping to start ballasting soon, already scattered it over one of the sidings and should start the dreaded glueing soon :(
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Postby Metrocamel » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:26 pm

The first siding is almost ballasted. Wasn't too bad compared with last time! :shock:
Decided to do the inside of the rails first then cover that part with paper and mark the edges of the track bed with a bit of scrap wood to get them straight.
Overall I like the effect but some of the sleppers and rails will need ballast chipping off them.
The edges look a little sharp to me so they'll probably get grass along them eventually.
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Closeup, some of this will need cleaning.
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The outer edges being done, It was also helpful to drip the glue at the top of the wood and let it run down, seemed to stop it moving the balalst as much :?
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HAA Hopper for scale.
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The first siding, just needs grass along the edges and the buffer stop back in place.
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Postby Sprintex » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:31 pm

Good bit o' ballasting there I'd say :wink:



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Postby Lofty » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:16 pm

Looks to be coming along fine, have you tried wetting the ballast with a fine water mist before applying the glue, which tends to stop it moving

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:44 pm

Not yet as there's nothing to mist with :( I'll give it a try if I can find something that sprays mist. Used to have one for plants, maybe it still lives! :)
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Postby Lofty » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:51 pm

I liberated a plastic ‘mister’ from the one of the female members of the clan, it had contained body spray or some other strange concoction that they use. It is very convenient, containing 200 ml of fluid

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Postby Lee » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:29 pm

Hi

The track colour is amazing cracking work looks the biz with the ballast, keep the pics coming :wink:

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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:17 pm

More of the track's bee ballasted, will post pics when I get the camera back but that should still give time to get s'more done 8)
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Postby Class 60 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:30 pm

Love the Ballasting there Liam, not over done either!!

In regards to Rhys Scrap terminal thread, you can always look at Freightliner on Scrap Runs, I see them almost everytime im out on a scrap run down where i live! I will post some pics up for you tomorrow if you like mate.

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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:05 am

Thanks Adam that would be great 8)
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