My New Layout - Crick Road

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Postby 47806 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:18 pm

I have just started a blog to complement my thread here and my main model railway site. You will find all my reviews and layout progress (apart from this thread) now on the blog.

http://thomasblampied.blogspot.com/
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Postby 47806 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:35 pm

A rather large update today, at least for my standards.

Having received 66068 for Christmas, here are some photos:

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Here is a photo of 47806 at the depot:

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08630 shunting cement wagons:

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I am fencing off the track at the moment, it looks good but it will be the death of me! I will also continue on the inspection shed now that I have Wills material sheets for it.

Here is a video of the new 66:

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:03 pm

Great pics and Vid mate,

i'm loving the 3rd pic though showing 47806 by the depot are i presume? great detail, the ballast looks top notch there and you've also got the concrete paving and cables! A fantastic effect to achieve.
How did you achieve the orange cable?

Cheers

Adam

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Postby 47806 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:43 pm

Class 60 wrote:
How did you achieve the orange cable?


Cut a toothpick to size and then colour it/paint it orange. You might need to make more clearance under the sleepers to fit it in.
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Postby 47806 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:37 pm

First update of 2008.

The fencing is finally complete, it took about 10 days to finish it. The problem was that the posts had to be forced into some very steep hills. Here are some photos:

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Today, I had a surge of creativity and spent several hours detailing the depot and the rest of the layout. Here are some photos of the new details:

First of all, thanks to davek for making the sectorisation signs. Using photoshop, I customised one for an "old sign" as depot junk (I am not saying that the sign was junk). After a bit of pastel, here is the old sign, having been replaced by the new EWS depot signs.

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Sleepers, rail and an old BR sign also sit in the depot waiting for something to happen:

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Here 08630 is pulling an engineering wagon out of the depot, note the rail (my detailing project):

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Postby Zanziba » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:56 pm

Amazing detail!

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:52 pm

Great pictures and video! I hope to get 66068 soon!

Superb job with the fencing and the detail on your layout is exceptional, 1st Class!

Well done, keep up the great work! :D
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Postby Class 60 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:11 pm

Amazing detail, the old sign there gives it character!

just wondering though if the engineering wagon is a kit built/scratch built one as i haven't seen one like that before :)

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Postby sishades » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:38 pm

Very good, it is always the smallest details that really make a layout ooze with that atmosphere stuff.
High towards the far post,Howard with a header,Hes done it!Steve Howard has scored for Leicester City,Bedlam here at the Walkers Stadium. the Leeds United players are flat out on the turf in utter despair. Leicester City are going to win again

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Postby 47806 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:51 pm

Class 60 wrote:Amazing detail, the old sign there gives it character!

just wondering though if the engineering wagon is a kit built/scratch built one as i haven't seen one like that before :)

Adam


Rumbled... If you check the TOPS records you will find that the YFA wagon does not exist. This is why I picked the letters. I built the wagon using an American freight chassis, some pieces of wood and an old coupling. It is completely unique, completely inaccurate and lots of fun!
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Postby Class 60 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:00 pm

My fault for not wording it correctly there!

The scratch built wagon is different and adds the Operational interest from the viewers point of me aka me :lol: I agree on completely unique and thats what i was trying to say but my south Walian (south Wales) accent came out :P

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Postby mumbles » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:47 pm

hi
just seen this, must have missed it before
i notice you have done cable troughs, they look really good, what did you use?
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 pm

I'm also intrigued about those? :wink:
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Postby class37 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 pm

Hello, Your website is great , your layout is great to and keep the good work up. 100000000/10 for the site and the layout

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:59 pm

Hello Liam, Hows the layout coming along? :wink:
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