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My Gn15 attempt at a Humberside clay works

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some rolling stock for the works......

Thought I had better improve on the stock so heres some details of the growing stocklist ( allthough the REAL thing had only ONE loco and a solitary hudson skip) the yellow loco below is scratchbuild on a "Underground Ernie" chassis and is to no particular design, i just made it up as i went along!!!     The skips I eventually decided on Slater's 1/32 offerings and once re-wheeld with larger wheels they look the part in 1/24, of course much weathering and "mud" needed here!!!!   Then I go

DriffCharlie

DriffCharlie

 

bricks..bricks...millions? of em.......

the buildings you see are really quick/cheap to make, simply being 3mm ply then hot glue-gun to join them. on the prototype everything is made from bricks particularily bad workmanship and kaka quality of bricks too, i suppose they sold the good ones and used the pooh for their own stuff, makes sense i suppose.   Anyways the brickwork is all made in the same way..a bit time consuming but a cheap and effective method i think. I cover the ply in a thin layer of ready-mixed lightweight filler pl

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DriffCharlie

 

inspiration and the prototype.....

The following links should help to show how very "low-budget" and MUDDY this site was...       www.ingr.co.uk/faring       so the mud has started ...       Ive used Lightweight filler mixed with poster paint, seems to be a convincing start so far....but got a long way to go to get to this messy stage....     then I aquired the much needed mini-digger, there isnt really enough room on the layout for a scale JCB backhoe and besides the full size tile works now has a mini-digg

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The beginnings.....

Time for another layout!. I wanted a round & round layout to watch trains go by... another requirement was for it to be viewable from all sides so it could sit on a table etc....   Recently I've spent much time on the Lincolnshire side of the Humber Bridge & its muddy banks. Many dog walks later I gave in to the tempation to attempt to model one of the small privately owned Tileworks that once lined this VERY muddy riverbank.....   The baseboard is 2x1, 6mm ply then 50mm "pink-f

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