Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Engine Shed arrives 17/7

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Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Engine Shed arrives 17/7

Postby Alright John » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:52 pm

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Please bear with me as I get my head around how to do things.

The image to me has been posted to small.

Anyway the above is the middle board of my current project.

Each of the boards I use are approximately I metre by a 1/3 metre

3 boards = 1 square metre

The start of this project was the Metcalfe Coaling Stage. I acquired it some time ago in a poor state of affairs initially the plan was to re-roof it and put it up for sale on ebay

I re-roofed with Scalescenes grey slates printed on thin card. The roof was then weathered. I got carried away and did the whole building

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Can I increase the size of the image posted here without causing issues?

I was so pleased I decided to keep the building.

So the project is to build a steam depot with a self imposed limitation of using where possible Metcalfe buildings and papers.

More later, what with creating an image library and this single posting has taken me the best part of an hour

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot

Postby auricom » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:48 pm

Hi AJ, I think you have posted the code to the image thumbnail as you can click it to take you to your library, the easiest thing to do is to edit the post, and replace the code for the top image with the code that starts with [IMG] as that will give the full size picture, it will be fine so long as the full sized picture is no more than 800x600 pixles

Hope that helps, anywho on to the layout :D

The building looks really good, you must be pretty pleased with it, and the concept sounds really good :)
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:00 pm

Hi AJ you seem to have got your images cracked ok now. You've done quite a nice job on the coaling stage. Proves there's still some mileage to be had from card and brickpaper construction done well.
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot

Postby Alright John » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:11 am

Here are a few more images of the coal stage building in progress:

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot

Postby siquelme » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:45 am

OO your coal stage looks great looking forward to seeing how it grows

How did you weather the building?
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO

Postby manormadman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:01 pm

That looks like a nice start, mate.
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot

Postby Alright John » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:52 pm

siquelme wrote:
How did you weather the building?


Very weak solution of Model Mates soot black and a lot of quick wiping away.

More taken off than left behind !

A word of warning working with any water based solution and card can be fraught with obvious problems.

You need to be confided with your approach and quick !!!

It is worth while practising.

Gluing scraps of brick paper to card and seeing what happens with your chosen solution is no bad thing.

You don't need to purchase expensive weathering powders and solutions. Very good effects can be had with just dirty water.

Next time you paint something a darkish colour use the water from cleaning the brushes on scraps of paper to see what effects you get.

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Alright John » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:17 am

Hi

Can somebody with a encyclopedic knowledge of Railway Modeller help?

On ebay somebody has listed an article from Railway Modeller in the 80's / 90's

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

titled BUILDING A MIDLAND ENGINE SHED MODEL RAILWAY INFO

It seems to have a striking resemblance to the Metcalfe engine shed.

I can't however make out the edition date

Now I can access the article if I had some idea of when it was published

Can anybody help?

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:34 am

AJ I'll have it for sure, It might take some time to track down 240 contents pages is a bit to go through. I'm just off to Manchester back tomorrow evening. I'll start looking Monday. Quite happy to scan and email it.
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Lysander » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:53 am

Alright John wrote:You don't need to purchase expensive weathering powders and solutions. Very good effects can be had with just dirty water.


That's quite true, but I'm wary of allowing water anywhere near these structures. A safer alternative in my view, and cheap also, is to use powdered hard pastels [not the oil type]. They are easy to powder, just scrape with any hard edge [I use a razor] and apply with a soft brush. Thirty seconds of practice and you are away !

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Alright John » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:37 am

Bufferstop wrote:AJ I'll have it for sure, It might take some time to track down 240 contents pages is a bit to go through. I'm just off to Manchester back tomorrow evening. I'll start looking Monday. Quite happy to scan and email it.


True which is why I thought I would ask before doing the same.

Can I publicly thank William (RuSH21) who has come back with the magazine details in very short order.

As it turns out it would not have taken to long as it is in the August 1981

Thank you again William

and thank you for your offer Bufferstop

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Alright John » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:19 pm

Having read the RM article I now find myself in need of someone with an old copy of Model Railway News for January 1965.

Can anybody help?

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Help needed 11/06/11

Postby Alright John » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Lysander wrote:
Alright John wrote:You don't need to purchase expensive weathering powders and solutions. Very good effects can be had with just dirty water.


That's quite true, but I'm wary of allowing water anywhere near these structures. A safer alternative in my view, and cheap also, is to use powdered hard pastels [not the oil type]. They are easy to powder, just scrape with any hard edge [I use a razor] and apply with a soft brush. Thirty seconds of practice and you are away !

Tony


As a generalised answer to weathering I would whole hearty agree with you Tony

I was asked a specific question, so gave a factual answer.

I have been known to use all sorts of potions and powders when modelling.

Your are luckily it wasn't a maroon colour. I have been known to use beetroot juice !

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Alright John » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:37 pm

I will try and post on Sunday evening each week a few photographs of development of the depot over the intervening week

There has not been much work undertaken since the images posted on the 8th

Further work on the boarding of the ground

Positioning of a temporary water crane.
This will eventually be replaced by a better example. At present I am favouring the Ratio kit, any thoughts?

First layout of ballast

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - PHOTO update 12/06/11

Postby Lysander » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:17 am

Alright John wrote:Your are luckily it wasn't a maroon colour. I have been known to use beetroot juice !


What on earth did you weather with that AJ ? I drew the line at the vinegar from pickled walnuts !!!!!

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