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  1. Progressing slowly, yellow ends and cream sides applied.
  2. Using a similar technique to JDW’s 323 build ive straightened the bodies and aligned them with the chassis. Chassis are a couple of layers of plasticard of slightly different widths to sit on the ridges within the bodies. The centre car will be powered in my usual method with one of replica railways excellent chassis. The fill and sand cycle commences.
  3. Bit of a gap since my last update. The 318 is still awaiting decals, hopefully sort that soon. Class 314 is finished, first proper kit bashing and quite pleased with the results. There are a few issues; 314’s never had door operating buttons - this one does! and the bodies aren’t as true as i would like. But overall it is a relatively detailed class 314. I will look to improve on these points for my second 314 build. I will sell the first one on ebay once i have completed the second model (its a useful reference for the second build!)
  4. A little more progress.
  5. The retaining wall continues to be put in. Im thinking that i will put a thin piece of hard wood behind the retaining wall as a 'ground level', with the back of some industrial units as a backscene. The wall will be weathered too. Along the unused platform face will be a 'disused' platform, overgrown with weeds and shrubs. Some plaster painted black as a base.
  6. Some progress on the platforms, ive pre-drilled holes through the baseboard to accept the platform lighting, i want to do this at a later stage to avoid damage - the trick will be threading the cables! Ive also put in some ohle masts, im going to have a go at 'stringing' the platform area using 0.4 and 0.5mm wire - a true test of my soldering abilities.... Ive made a switch board for the points, many happy hours of wiring to come.
  7. A couple more photos of the progress.
  8. Slaters wall as part of the backscene, ive used O gauge size sheets as this is most representitive of the walls found on the Cathcart Circle and Glasgow Queen Street.
  9. A few more photos - at various stages if progress
  10. A few more photos - at various stages if progress
  11. It is a red ballast from Cheltenham Model Centre - it is a very good colour for west/north Scotland. I use the 'n gauge' ballast as i think the OO gauge ballast is a bit overscale.
  12. Platform area starting to take shape. A bit of 'blue sky' for the backscene and the ballasting has begun! The Spotrail fleet-
  13. Ive used a replica chassis under a few EMU's - its excellent and the team at replica are very helpful! Ive always used the 64ft chassis with 12mm wheels
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