St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:35 pm

And RULE NUMBER 3 should be......JOIN NRM....you'll NEVER regret it!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby glencairn » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:01 pm

End2end wrote:And RULE NUMBER 3 should be......JOIN NRM....you'll NEVER regret it!!! :mrgreen:
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I like it. :lol:

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 pm

My free wood man turned up today and has suggested making leg frames rather than just vertical legs. The good thing is they will be made for me. :)
This will help no end as my woodworking skills are about as much use as Threason May negotiating on brexit. :lol: or should that be :evil:
I also showed him my station building all lit up and he was suitable impressed. :D
Anywho, once I've taken and passed on the measurements hopefully the leg frames will not take long to build and be delivered then I can finally move on to more track laying.
Another thing I am considering is to find a smaller capacitor for my HST as it is the only other project I have started but have yet to finish.

Recently I have also been trying to visualize the scenic part of the layout in my head. I know where the platforms and station will be placed but most of the rest is still undecided on final placements for buildings and the like. I know I want to have some height but which way the roads run and how to get to the station by car/bus etc is still a mystery. As I started with the inital plan of an end to end layout with the option to run to the rear tracks I may remove some of the rear tracks as they will now be surplus to requirements. This will free up more of the rear of the front baseboard for scenery.
The single line that runs to the rear tracks (as 2 movements - into the siding then reverse into the rear tracks) has been ballasted somewhat so I'm not sure wether to leave it as a short siding that ends before the (proposed removed) pointwork of the rear tracks or try to remove the ballast and track, losing all the rear tracks and the line into them.

With all this thinking going on I might as well do something I don't need to concentrate on. Track cleaning. :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:52 am

joshv8 wrote:I especially like those lead frame windows.


I found the windows on thier own for sale - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linka-Compat ... 1438.l2649
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:32 am

They are not difficult to print your own on acetate.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am

Thanks End2end!

TimberSurf wrote:They are not difficult to print your
own on acetate.


How do you manage that? Anytime ive tried ink just wipes off. Is there a certain way of doing it?

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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:54 am

You can buy OHP sheets that have an absorbent side :D
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am

TimberSurf wrote:You can buy OHP sheets that have an absorbent side :D

Ahhh fantastic... ill have to find some 8)

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am

Top tip Timbersurf :idea: ....but.....do they still exist? Or have you squirrelled some away?
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:59 pm

They are still readily available in A4 format. Use colour for "painted" window frames, (not just black) excel or paint or visio etc can be used to generate the graphics. Also good for making stained glass windows for churches. The only difficult part is to get the scale right. print to paper till you get it right then do a final print on the acetate. The only down side is you can't print white!
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:14 am

Here's roughly what the plan will look like after some changes.
The changes are in black with the now removed rear tracks on the front board. (lower portion of the layout)

CompleteNewPlanDec18.jpg


I will also add some straight track to the middle of the 2 loops ends to make the track match up to the rear (upper) sidings. I've not shown this on the plan as I am not sure how long the straight section will be.
Making the curves / bends longer means the gap between the front and rear baseboards is sufficient for me to sit in

So, at the top (storage sidings) are 2 more sets of points for changing tracks from one directional running to the other.

The black inner sidings will hopefully be a bit less straight but when laying them I need to put the buildings in to get the overall space I can play with If I am to have a road behind them.
The bottom left long siding will act as both an island platform perhaps with an engine shed at the end. This platform should work with my DMU and bubble car.
(As I am now not adding the 2 small front extensions I may need to add a piece of wood to the fascia of the baseboard here as the track is very close to the edge)

This leads onto the reason for the extra points on the mainline on the right. The DMU/bubblecar when leaving the station island platform (going right/anti-clockwise) will need to change to the inner mainline tracks.

What goes on at the 2 sidings in the bottom right are not decided on yet but upto the straight is already laid, being part of the previous plan.

The leg "hurdles" have arrived, now just waiting on my carpenter pal to come and join in. :D
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 am

Looking great bud! Definetely a lot of operational interest in there. Looking foward to seeing you get some track down!

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Chops » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 pm

That looks amazing. You were certainly have some operational interest keeping things on their respective lines, and if a slow clock was added, a challenge to make it run on time.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:21 am

I have been busy lately building a couple of kits that came free on magazines. One is a static van and the other a laser cut low relief pair of terraced houses but neither are finished yet so no pictures.
I glued the van together and sprayed it with grey primer but primed the building on it's sprue as this I find is easier for a lot of kits.
The windows and doors are on thier own sprue and I have painted them dark blue and dark green
Last night I painted the inside walls, again still on the sprue with a cream colour and this is as far as I have got so far.

I'd like to bevel the edges of the walls 45 degrees so the front and sides fit better showing the proper brick course rather than a flat edge down each side but haven't a clue how to do it properly. I don't have any specialist tools to speak of either. Does anyone have any ideas how to do this?
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm

Carburundum or sandpaper sheet on the table, hold the wall at 45 degress, better than a file as you can't go to hard on one spot.
If you don't trust yourself to hold it at the correct angle, make a wooden block to sit it on at the 45 degree angle.
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