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d74
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Postby d74 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 pm

Yes, I'm still enjoying doing it; I'm getting much more out of it since deciding to go with kits instead of pre-built models for the buildings.

Outstanding work:
The rest of the fencing;
Goods yard crane, huts and some crates to make it look lived in;
Station detailing such as seats and signs;
Some larger trees and bushes;
Signaling and small lineside stuff;
Better ballasting.

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:28 pm

Better ballasting


Ugh, the b-word :cry:

I love the effects people get but I find it a complete pain! I always seen to end up making a horrid mess 'cos I tinker too much! Must admit, I've kinda cheated on my garden layout. I've used roofing felt 'cos it's easy to lay, sufficiently weatherproof and surprisingly easy on the eye. I just double it up under the track to provide quite effective cushioning against noise, etc.

You seem to have a lot to still cram in to such a small space. I love it so far. I think I like its sheer simplicity. I'm assuming you must love shunting or something? :roll:

Good luck d74

Tim
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Postby d74 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:55 pm

There's not been much significant progress recently - an ambitious attempt at Ratio's Over-Complicated Crane From Hell was binned, and a simpler Wills' crane is assembled and base-coated awaiting some dry-brushing and detailing.

Meanwhile, visitors to Entslow now know where they are and are less likely to fall off the back of the platform:
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The signs are just printed on paper, stuck to the sign board with watered-down PVA then varnished a couple of times. It doesn't look bad and just made more sense than struggling with transfers.

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Postby bunji » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:23 pm

Nice! What font did you use? I've seem never to be able to pick an authentic looking font.

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Postby d74 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:29 pm

bunji wrote:Nice! What font did you use? I've seem never to be able to pick an authentic looking font.

It's nothing non-standard; Arial Black, set to Bold.

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:06 pm

Great pics, it coming along nicely 8)

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:33 am

Nice to see more of your layout. Good stuff!

Tim
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Postby heinz » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:01 am

Lovely stuff there
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Postby Danny » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:16 am

Nice photo's there d74 and a nice station sign it looks very good. I think what you have done with the bricks on the platforms looks good, you have made it thicker just underneath the edge or something? It looks great anyway. Good Work.

Danny

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Postby retroman » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:22 am

Very nice work!
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Postby westbrom » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:34 am

Nice station signs d74, the layouts coming along nicely.


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Postby d74 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:10 pm

Metheringham wrote:Nice photo's there d74 and a nice station sign it looks very good. I think what you have done with the bricks on the platforms looks good, you have made it thicker just underneath the edge or something? It looks great anyway. Good Work.

Danny


I did nothing at all with the platforms, they're Hornby Skaledale ones. The top couple of courses of brick do step out slightly.

The crane, painted but propped up while the glue on its base dries:
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Dark grey, dry-brushed with layers of light grey and dark brown.

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:09 pm

Lovely crane that, mate. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back, both in terms of money and construction/assembly time? I'm thinking of rigging a simple crane to oversee a small goods yard. It's non- functional, just has to look good.

Cheers mate

Tim
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Postby d74 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:46 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Lovely crane that, mate. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back, both in terms of money and construction/assembly time? I'm thinking of rigging a simple crane to oversee a small goods yard. It's non- functional, just has to look good.

Cheers mate

Tim


Very cheap - £3.30 plus postage:
http://www.railway-models.co.uk/1342_1_1040151.html/Wills_Kits_OO_Goods_Yard_Crane_(SS51)
It's a really simple kit. Assembly and painting was done very quickly but had to be broken down into stages, so it was about 3 days with not much actual work and lots of drying time.

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Postby Danny » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:51 pm

Wow that is cheap and looks great too! I also like the coal containers, Great stuff.

Danny.


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