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North lights

I have started to build up the north lights     A backing piece of 15 thou, then 2mm strips to build up the window bar detail. I then cut out the window blanks then added 1mm bars on top of the 2mm bars. Hopefully once the bars are painted they will look a bit thinner. Only 40 more to make.       I have champhered the tops of the lower pelmet, on the picture the added depth this detail makes is not as noticeable as it is in the flesh. I now need to saw the brick courses in.

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slow progress

Not much has happened recently, like everyone else work and social life has got in the way.     The shell is now stiff enough for me to finalise the position, I have also now worked out the track positions.   I was hoping to be able to cut out the inspection pits today but have been distracted and it is too dark outside to cut them out.   Still I am now in a position to work on which ever part of the layout takes my fancy.   I can carry on with the shed building, with either continue

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Starting the detail

The walls looked a bit stark, so I decided to see if a plynth at the bottom of the walls would look better. It breaks up the wall quite well (looks better in real life where depth is more apparent), I will bevel the tops once the solvent fully drys. Window sills have been added , and will also be beveled. Windows are tacked in place (well I hope they are).   Have added a horizontal barge board under the capping, as it looks better being there rather than a bare wall. I think I will put thi

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A bit more work on the roof

As the roof grows the structure stiffens up (thankfully)I have enough roof pannels to complete 3 out of the 5 tripple spans. I have also started the capping on both the roof tops and brickwork over the entrances. I will carry on with the foofs until I use up the pannels. I will then order some more along woth some 1mm microstrip to make the north lights with.   I will fit again the barge boards to hide the join where the roof meets the walls. Before fitting the downpipes I will see if a brick

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Engine shed

A bit more progress on the roof.     The first 2 bay roof is installed and this part of the shed is becomeing quite ridgid. I have started fitting both roof and wall cappings. It look like I am going to see if Wills will sell me some extra roof sprues as I will need some more roof capping and if I use them the smoke jacks. I will also need 2 more packs of slate roofing. Still quite pleased with progress so far.

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Engine shed

Over the past few weeks work and other things have got in the way of progress. The first turnout is built and tested, this was the easy one as it is a straight B6, nice and simple.   Over the past couple of nights I have worked our where each wall meets the sides and fixed them together. Now on to the roofs.     I have started at the rear first with the 2 single spans. The rear gentler slope is easy but it is the steeper one with the north lights I need to work out. I decided to make them

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Engine shed update

A second kit arrived yesterday so I could continue with the build. I have started to built the third bay.   I have tried to load a photo but its not happenning, still nice to have the web back. Will post a photo once I find out what the problem is.

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Layout

View from the fiddle yard   The track will be SMP flexi track and (C&L) copper clad built turnouts all in 00, I thought about making them from C&L plastic parts but I decided against this

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Shelf layout update

I am building a shelf layout in my workroom as a test bench for my locos, storage for them and to play trains. My main interests in the hoby is building whitemetal loco kits and building turnouts.   The space I had available was 5' 3" long by 12" at one end and 18" at the other. Locos would enter the layout from the right from a fiddle yard (which would be hidden from view by a coaling plant) under a road bridge on one of 3 tracks. On the left hans side will be a 6 road engine shed and a head

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