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10 (9 as of this post) - Kyle - Ballast - Part II...and more progress...

Posted by bcnPete , 05 May 2010 · 628 views

Update - Last night I did the second application of the ballast, this time just filling in the centre of the sleepers between the rails. This was followed by another application tonight picking out holes and gaps. Also, the area in between the sidings has a slightly different colour, which will be toned down and a few tufts of grass will be sprouting through. Buffer heads picked out in red and platforms have had base colour grey applied to stone and they have been bedded onto the layout - now need to work on the platform finish.

In addition, I constructed the base of the edge of the harbour tonight and this will be painted soon and weathered prior to pouring the water. The bridge has also had further work, in the form of I beam support structure, pavement, road surface and handrail added. This piece is detachable and stored in the box. The ramped wall has had a base colour of grey added and now needs further washes.

Its a little too big at present but I had my first try at making the Kyle station sign, which although was replaced later, I feel an essential part of capturing the atmosphere.

A few pics of progress...as the clock continues to tick...

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Overall from above of scenic boards...
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View towards the buffer stops...
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View towards the bridge (scenic break)...
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View from Bridge of station sign...





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Steamingherd
May 06 2010 06:55
The layout is looking good now, I look forward to seeing it at Oxford in July.

Peter Whitehead
Thanks Peter...although at present, there are no plans to bring it as I have unfortunately withdrawn Coombe Junction from the GJLC...lets see how it is received at the show next week...perhaps I can stow it in my July hand luggage...
That's really brought the whole layout on leaps and bounds. Top work Pete.
Thanks Bryn - A bit more tonight and then its a going to be a DG weekend...bit nervous as I have made but never installed one to date...I shall be re-examining your recent step by step pictorial post during the process ;)
You seem to be making quick progress. I would have thought if you asked can I bring this instead of Coombe Junction you might be welcome although probably not as a competition entry. I for one would love to see it.
Donw

You seem to be making quick progress. I would have thought if you asked can I bring this instead of Coombe Junction you might be welcome although probably not as a competition entry. I for one would love to see it.
Donw


Donw - Thanks - I had hinted at this option when I withdrew Coombe Junction but nothing came of it - I will see how it goes at the one day exhibition for 6.5 hours but I am not sure I would want to spend a whole weekend operating it...lets face it, the operating potential is pretty limited ;) That said, it has been built as a 5-20-5 layout...5 to unpack, 20 to operate and 5 to repack it...

As I mentioned, I might sneak it in my hand luggage as long as you promise not to look underneath at the wiring :P

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