High Peak Junction N Gauge

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby heda » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:44 am

The colour of water does change depending on the light, when I did my Polar Express themed layout I used very dark blue, almost black covered in plastic that I had scratched underneath with sandpaper to represent a lake covered in ice. I would go with the 'browny green' you mentioned in your last post, you can mix the paint or paint over it again unti your happy with the colour

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:44 pm

I made a little extra progress over the weekend. I've created the top of the canal walls. This was done by-

Laying down some scalescenes cobbles on the side nearest the front to represent the towpath.

ImageIMG_20190208_091535 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then sticking some scalescenes dock wall tops along the edge. Once the glue dried these were folded over the edge of the canal and glued to the underside of the layout

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The next job is painting the panel of board I've got for the canal base, then creating the water.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:35 am

I didn't make much progress last night - I'd hoped to get my backscene sorted but when I opened the tube it turned out the small Gaugemaster ones are only 3 or so feet long, which isn't enough to do the job. I've ordered another, and used the opportunity to get some Scenecraft buildings cheap in Kernow's sale. This means I'll be putting a boiler house in the front left corner of the layout to represent the engine house that's just to the south east of the sidings in real life.

I painted the base of the canal. It's much lighter than this in real life, with some browns for good measure.

ImageIMG_20190211_192429 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then I glued it in place, weighted at first with bottles but the central part of the side by the sidings was sagging a bit. I ended up leaning my bike against it overnight to fix it!

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:43 am

The bottles and books have been removed and the botom of the canal is in place. I'm going to have to reattach some wires that got knocked out of place but in the meantime I thought I'd get on with sorting the water. My wife was watching Call the Midwife when I got home last night and I'd already made dinner so put down the first layer last night.

Here's the canal bed in place-

ImageIMG_20190212_183251 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Enough PVA glue to cover the bed with a thin layer was poured on.

ImageIMG_20190212_184020 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

The glue was then spread about using a sponge roller from a Dulux paint tester. This has given it a little bit of a texture that looks reasonably watery. I used a small paintbrush to get the glue up to the edges of the canal wall.

ImageIMG_20190212_184821 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190212_184829 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

A little bit of green paint got on the roller and into the glue - I'm interested to see how this turns out but this may have to be a trial run!

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 am

Sure enough, some green paint go stuck in the first coat of glue so I had to start again. It's done now- one less coat would have made it clearer but it shines well and looks much lighter in photos than it does in real life.

ImageIMG_20190218_205311 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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With the canal roughly finished I've moved on to making the retaining wall along the back edge. This is also a Scalescenes kit but rather than using card for the wall itself I've used Antinox correx sheet, which is less effected by wetness and is a bit more robust without adding any weight. I'll also be using this to glue the backscene to.

ImageIMG_20190218_203003 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:25 am

Last night I finished the retaining walls (which didn't take long, the bulk of the work was done) and set about putting them in place. Before I glued them down I had to put the backscene up so that the walls and tunnels were in the right place. With the backscene screwed down and the retaining walls glued in I set about creating the landscape using the foam Kernow had packed out my order with- very handy!

ImageIMG_20190225_205812_1 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 am

I had a bit of a flurry or progress last week. A quiet day on Friday meant I managed to get a good few hours at it on top of the usual few minutes I get here and there.

First was papier macheing the slope along the back of the layout and installing the track that accesses the yard from what is now the A6.

ImageIMG_20190228_182641 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190228_184202 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

With that done, I started to spread about some chinchilla dust to represent the gravel parts of the yard. As it turned out, I thought it looked more realistic than the ballast that I'd put down previously and so I used it to cover the rails as well, meaning the track is now at approximate ground level which I think it more appropriate for a yard.

ImageIMG_20190228_184358 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

A little bit more papier mache along the front- the level changes here are much more gentle and centre around the area for the boiler house which now has some cobbles down. This photo cruelly highlights the fact that I need to redrill the sockets for the switches!

ImageIMG_20190301_113620 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Next was some scatter along the slope at the back. I appreciate that static grass is better looking but my static grass machine is in storage and I've decided I'd like to get everything that doesn't fit in my box of modelling supplies finished before we move. This is dependant on getting some ground cover done so I've pressed on.

ImageIMG_20190301_113629 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190301_113637 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then I did the field at the front. At this stage I've yet to hoover up the excess in the yard itself.

ImageIMG_20190302_090055 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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That brings me to last night's job- instead of getting the layout I thought I'd prepare the Scenecraft boiler house and chimney that I'd bought to represent Lea Pump house. This pumps water up from the River Derwent into the canal. The Scenecraft version is plain brick and I wanted it to be stone as a rough representation of the real thing so I painted it with lightened Humbrol US Tan acrylic, then weathered it with dark grey. This'll get placed next week then I can put some more effort into the ground cover.

ImageIMG_20190304_192328 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby glencairn » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 am

Another excellent layout in the making. Love the stonework. Well done.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby Mountain » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:11 pm

Very nice. I like that.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 am

With the scatter now dry, I started adding some foliage. This is a mix of Woodland Scenics Bushes in olive green and Foliage in light green - the Foliage product is really good, it's pretty convincing for something so easy.

Most of it has gone on the retaining wall along the back.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448886193852423_20190312_090817074 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448868222507873_20190312_090759104 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Some went along the route of the towpath- I'll be building a wall here and the idea is that this foliage will butt up against it. Some also went in the front left of the layout around where the boiler house is which will form woodland.

The woodland has been formed using trees from The Model Tree Shop. I find these trees very convincing and was given two of their N gauge mega packs as a Secret Santa gift. The layout isn't quite big enough to use them all but most of them have gone on the layout.

Some have gone along the top of the retaining wall-

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448851468084225_20190312_090742350 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

And some around the boiler house (I'd not hoovered up the stray bits of foliage by this point so the boiler house looks a little plonked down!)-

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448831064080577_20190312_090721946 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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And this is what the layout looks like as a whole now (again, with lots of stray foliage all over the canal that I'll hoover up)-

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448848467199290_20190312_090739349 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageLRM_EXPORT_448835913636946_20190312_090726795 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Hopefully next week I'll get some trains running and the decent camera out rather than these phone shots.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby Dublo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 am

Well done Luke
A lovely looking layout as always a touch of greenery pulls it all together. I really like photo 6. It will be nice to see some stock as well.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby Lancastrian » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 am

Works well with me also, especially with a working narrow boat. :D
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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Hi LukeB,

I love the shape, so difficult to get away from the oblong, or square.
I do appreciate the ability of 'N' gaugers, I did try once and gave up.

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby glencairn » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Another lovely layout in the making. Well done.
Be careful with the 'Hoover'. :lol:

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Re: High Peak Junction N Gauge

Postby LukeB » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:13 pm

I spent some spare time over the weekend while the snow was going on working on the layout. I added some static grass tufts, some light green scatter over the field at the front to tone down the colour a bit and built a couple of Ratio kits - a yard crane and loading gauge, which are present at the real thing. The real loading gauge is a little different - it's on a support that runs from the corner of the trans shipment shed to the retaining wall, rather than being on a post. However, as this isn't the real thing I've used this kit.

ImageIMG_20190316_100105 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190317_181918 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190317_183226 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

My wife gave me some Farish sheep for Christmas and I've popped them in the field.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176865497175681_20190318_220322323 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then, with the track cleaned, I managed to have a running session on Monday.

The pannier tank sits in the siding waiting for a goods train to arrive whilst a lorry waits to depart the yard after being unloaded and a horse box arrives down the track.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176860598953422_20190318_220317425 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

An LNER J39 arrives with a short goods train.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176866107478710_20190318_220322933 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176872933801682_20190318_220329759 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Once it's in the rear siding, the pannier takes the train off it and shunts it into the trans shipment shed.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176862896365942_20190318_220319722 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

This gives a view of the loading gauge and yard crane.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176864275900142_20190318_220321102 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

The pannier takes the brake van off the train for the J39 to collect.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176859394922416_20190318_220316221 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

The J39 then picks up the brake van and heads off back down the line.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176859939955075_20190318_220316766 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176869219305322_20190318_220326045 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then the pannier moves in to shunt the train ready for collection later.

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176855408457748_20190318_220312234 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

ImageLRM_EXPORT_176867833441486_20190318_220324659 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr


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