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

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Postby Class 60 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:30 pm

Superb Work and progress mate, enjoyed seing them pics and the scenery looks the dogs.....well you know what :lol:

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Postby Stuart Reid » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:31 pm

Dead impressed with the weathering on both the track and the wagons. is the crane the old Airfix turned Dapol kit. I remember building one of those when I was a kid.

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:17 am

Yep, that's the one. Thanks everyone for your comments, now that you mention it Danny it does look like Hornby point motor, maybe a motorised crane would be an idea :wink:

Update- been adding more foliage to the layout today and took some pics of the stock on the track. Also did the crane's handrails, a job I was dredding but wasn't really hard. The kit didn't come with handrails though so I used a bit of wire that came holding together a load of wire mesh.

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This pic shows where the scrapyard will link to the mainline in theory.

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An attempt at wasp stripes on one of the crane's (feet?), can't say I'm all too happy with it.
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Postby Lofty » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:28 am

I think you may be being a little hard on yourself regarding the wasp stripes. Maybe a bit of a weathering wash to take the shine off, but from a normal ‘viewing distance’ it looks Ok

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:47 am

Must say that I think your work is coming along with some excellent results thus far. Got to agree with Loftmeister on the stripes. I think they look great. Nowt wrong a wash of dirt won't fix ;)

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Postby Mikol » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:15 am

Lookin good! especially like the 'stuff' trapped under the foliage ;)

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Postby edwardholmes91 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:22 am

It looks brilliant however like Lofty says, to tone them down a bit just give them a bit of a dirty wash to make them look a bit weathered. A dark brownish ink wash may work?

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:59 am

Liam, those Wasp Stripes don't look half bad mate, just like the other guys said - tone them down a bit with your superb weathering :wink: and they will look Great.

This is coming along nicely and a inspiration for me too to go and get a move on with my layout :oops:

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Postby peak » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:20 pm

Love the crane!
Looks old and abused!
I agree with the other members about the wasp strips. Do the other 3 legs and it will look very convincing.
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Postby Lee » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:21 pm

Hi

Outstanding pics yet again love the crane and love the scrap along the side of the track

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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:57 am

Not so much an update as an idea but maybe the area where the station was going could be a freight yard between the two lines with the crane on rails. Looks good to me, but will need more buildings at either end to break up the flat feel the layout has at the moment.
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The area bwteen the rails would be concreted over and have the usual clutter of crates, pallets ect. Either end could have buildings.
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The scrapyard would still start from the inner loop and the station would be on the oppsite side.

Anyways thanks for your comments once again, I guess I'll weather the wasp stripes today.
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Postby Sprintex » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:00 am

Sounds a good idea to me, although it might be a little too close to the tracks as seen in that pic :wink:



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Postby Mikol » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:09 pm

sounds great metro :D

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Postby 47806 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:14 pm

I really like the old rail between the track, it is good how the foliage is "growing" over the rail. Great work.
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Postby waz » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:57 pm

Hi Metro !!!!

Must say, splendid photos and super work.

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