Decisions made

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Dublo » Wed May 01, 2019 4:02 pm

I just knew that Terrier would be looking for company.

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Re: Decisions made

Postby joshv8 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:09 pm

Its really great when your other half takes such as interest in your hobby and it allows you that enjoyment together. And shes doing a top job of the buildings.

As for the O gauge terrier.... doesnt help ( in my opinion) terriers are one of the most aesthetically pleasing locomotives ever built. It looks even better in O gauge.
Will you just build a shortish end to end run or are there bigger plans?

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:28 pm

The dock end has started to take shape.

Imageuntitled (28 of 28) by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr


Josh the plan seems to be a shelf about 19/20 feet by 18*/24" along the garage wall. I have decided to completely eliminate wiring, RC locos and points, Actually there will be wiring to a couple of sidings to supply re-charging bays. At least that's the theory with a Xmas start........but I have been known to change my mind. ;)

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Fri May 03, 2019 2:50 pm

This morning's output.


Imageuntitled (1 of 1)-4 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

Scrap corner awaiting workforce.


Imageuntitled (4 of 4)-8 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
Imageuntitled (1 of 1)-5 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Dublo » Fri May 03, 2019 5:59 pm

Hello Brian
Fantastic layout you are creating, I really like the sense of space that you are achieving. A nice uncluttered railway

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Re: Decisions made

Postby TimberSurf » Fri May 03, 2019 7:49 pm

Brian2, can I ask if all the buildings are petite properties and who's paper you used to clad them and how have you done the slates. They do look really good!
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:32 pm

Hi,

I cannot take any credit for the buildings, my wife who incidentally is seventy eight has built them all. Yes Petite properties feature hugely, pity about their limited range. She started off with another make but is now replacing them all. The tiles, shown here, are cut from strips of ,would you believe Premium Photographic Paper!!!!!!! Oh well. Anyway I do the odd bit of weathering she does the rest. The paper comes from a little model shop in Morley, the owner assures me that it is actually Italian wallpaper!!!!!


Imageuntitled (28 of 28)-2 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:10 pm

And five months on..........


Imageuntitled (5 of 6) by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Mountain » Tue May 14, 2019 6:09 pm

That really looks the part. Have you considered converting one of the lovely 4 wheel coaches into a brake coach?

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:19 pm

Mountain that might be the answer but way beyond my modelling skill.

Actually I'm running this little combo, looks O.K. to my untutored eye.


Imageuntitled (2 of 2)-6 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Mountain » Wed May 15, 2019 4:53 pm

Very nice.

I painted (Though not very well as I was in my teens) a Hornby track cleaning coach to look like a GWR brake coach.
Those 4 wheel coaches can be converted into brake coaches in a freelance style by painting in some of the windows at one end. (I am thinking that maybe card can be painted which can be placed over windows if one does not want to damage the model? Just a thought).

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Lysander » Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 pm

You really need to fill the windows properly to get away with it and that can be very difficult to do convincingly. Why not just build a Ratio four-wheel Brake and paint it olive green?

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Mountain » Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Good idea as long as it matches in with the other coaches. Sometimes non matching coaches work well. Other times they don't. Worth a try though.

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Re: Decisions made

Postby End2end » Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 pm

Lysander wrote:You really need to fill the windows properly to get away with it and that can be very difficult to do convincingly.

What about fitting Southern Finecast or Laserglaze windows?
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Bufferstop » Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 pm

Mountain wrote:Good idea as long as it matches in with the other coaches. Sometimes non matching coaches work well. Other times they don't. Worth a try though.

Doesn't have to match too closely, rolling stock colours tended to fade so unless it was an important train you were likely to get variations between just out of the paintshop and about time for its next visit.
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