Saturday, 8 June 2013

New Goods Section Platform

Over the past few weeks since the last post I have been stealing odd moment to go to the shed and work on the section of the layout in front of the sector plate

A new platform was constructed using a length of 3" x 2" timber with a 6mm ply top on it. The front of the timber was faced with plasikard stone affect.


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Next up a ramp to the left and a section of platform across the end of the line.

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Below is a view from under the footbridge that shows the curve

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Then a second ramp to the front of the line, graded to allow vehicular access. this ramp is made from a block of Balsa

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All the platform tops painted with railmatch Concrete colour

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The platforms were marked out with pencil to replicate 3' x 2' flags

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Each flag was brush painted with matt magnolia emulsion to give some variety

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A bit more of the magnolia done

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Then magnolia across the end

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Step back for a context shot

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pointing man "mind the gap"

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Tarmac laid (OO cinders)

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Once dried the tarmac was sanded down to lighten to high spots and flatten off a bit

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A view from under the bridge, siding empty.

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A view from under the bridge, siding with one wagon


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Edges whitewashed

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Big Track Ballasting

Posted ImageWith a bit of spare time I decided to tackle ballasting the second base board half. I have been using what woodland scenics, describe as "Fine"



When its this big there is no point messing with an eyedropper.. So its get a half full bottle of PVA and top it up with water and a dash of Fairy Liquid

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Prior to ballasting I had decided to reduce the amount of track in front of the fiddle yard, so the point work has gone and its a single line siding now.It just needs extending a little as I ran out of track.


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Under the footbridge the ballasting extends up to the traverser

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Look who is back !! Pointing Man is home from his ship building holidays. "Too much PVA here mate !"

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Thought I would take a gratuitous 25 picture 

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The suburban is too big for inside !

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More updates to follow 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Back to Trains


After a spring clean of the shed I have dug out a part complete 45mm layout. Hopefully over the next few weeks I will get some spare time to get back into railway modelling.

Above is a view looking from the center of the layout to the left, Below is from the same vantage point down to the right and under the bridge to a hidden sector plate.


In front of the hidden sector plate is a small visible siding


This view gives an idea of size, the line running round the top of the shed is OO (1:76scale)


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