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O gauge 7mm Sheds Tmd D&e Diesel Bp Scotland Eastfield 1988




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#26 37023

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 16:22

Some ballast and a backdrop and those two are straight into the realistic models thread.
 
lovely stuff, I know its Grangemouth but it does bring back memories of skulking about Millerhill as a lad. Same sort of loco's found on shed.


Cheers Millerhillboy it seems every week now it steps a little closer! Once road 6 and 7 are in we will be putting grids and other details down then laying ballast. But it's all coming together now



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 20:31

Cheers Millerhillboy it seems every week now it steps a little closer! Once road 6 and 7 are in we will be putting grids and other details down then laying ballast. But it's all coming together now


Yip the buildings are exquisite and the rest following suit.
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 21:02

Yes it is looking really good. Get some ballast oily gunk between the sleepers and it will really come together :)

 

These are my attempts/experiments

 

This is how polifiller over ballast and weathering powder turned out

 

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And this is how fine sand mixed with PVA turned out

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 18:12

Yes it is looking really good. Get some ballast oily gunk between the sleepers and it will really come together :)
 
These are my attempts/experiments
 
This is how polifiller over ballast and weathering powder turned out
 
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And this is how fine sand mixed with PVA turned out
 
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Cheers
Steve


They look brilliant steve. I have a few bags of different ballast, sand and grit so I'll use them to a similar end result to you. The polyfillers a great little tip! I hadn't thought about that but I'll give it a try!
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:06

Looking forward to seeing it.

 

My approach, and each to their own, is to get the texture/finish right first and then concentrate on the colour

 

Stage one  - mid way through mucking about with Polyfiller

 

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Hope this helps - all the best Steve


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 22:41

Any hints and tips are welcome Steve. I appreciate it. I'll certainly be giving the methods a try!
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:52

There isn't going to be much happening on the layout over Christmas. So one of the team had a fiddle with one of the pics to include sky.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 13:01

While we are wading through the festive period one of our members has been hard at work on the computer to reproduce the Signal Box diagram that is in Fouldubs Box. This is done on CAD so we can make it any size we want. There will be a 7mm scale size in the box on the layout and one to go on the operators control panel to help aid running the layout.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 23:28

It's been quiet over the festive period on GM but tonight whilst enjoying a couple of whiskeys we installed the 4 point motors that will join up to the 4 points already installed. Following that we got the next board tops into position to measure up for the depot exit and Fouldubs Junction. So far the whole layout is measuring no more than 11ft wide!
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 22:34

3 (one to arrive) Sherpa vans which will all go into BR yellow and one Lada Samara that is for general use on the road ways on GM. These should keep me busy for a little while!
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 15:50

Only a small update today. There will be a more interesting one tomorrow hopefully!

The lada has had the dash I'm bits and rebuilt.... now do I nick the radio or not?
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:19

Not much in the way of progress again until Wednesday. But the Samara is now right hand drive and just needs reg plates and a driver! The first of the Sherpas has received it's yellow too. On top of this the maintenance team over at Low Moor have been pressed into action and have installed two refurbed power units (sound chips) into 37178 and 37191 and will now see 37191 transferred into the ED/GM Petrolium pool.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 22:30

Another little pre Wednesday update! The first Leyland Sharpa is ready for varnish now and will be handed over to the team at GM I'm no time. I'm sure they will be delighted with their new van!
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 00:27

A bit of a big update this week! Finally you can see in the second picture the total length of the scenic section of the layout. There are the mainline boards to add down the side of the shed And Fouldubs is balanced for this picture but you can get a feel for the impressive size we are aiming for!

The first picture shows the depot point control which will be totally hidden under a dummy hand point throw to conceal the hole in the board.

Pictures 4 and 5 show the back of the depot building and show the brilliant work on the scrub land that has been started by one of our members.

Picture 6 shows a few of the new vehicles that have been picked up over the last week including a Vauxhall Carlton, Its a Citroen Platform Pilote camper and Lada Samara.
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