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  1. I hadn't though it could be difficult as the main movement is on and off the trains or into storage. I am buying cars from the 60s too. This will allow me to to do different periods at different shows. The tooling plant is now painted up. Just got to make the large windows to fill the hole you see. Looking a bit more like now.
  2. Now onto one of the final big buildings on the layout which is probably the most recognisable of them all I had already built the foamex section so now it's time for cladding and the different layers of paint. I had to cut out a hole to illuminate the sign. I also re purposed some Dapol windows for the upstairs locker/ mess area. For the I had to build a sign which along with being 3d wanted to be back lit. I wanted to emulate strip lamps behind so I cut it out as seen in the photos. I will then mount an LED at the back to illuminate it and the internals of the building.
  3. Hi Steve, recently there have been a few off the shelf models ( Manchester ship canal peckett, w.t.t . Barclay) that have been close to fords colour green used in the 50s to early 70s, this has meant it's just been a case of logo removal and transfers. The 04 in the 80s colours was a body off repaint and transfers.
  4. So been a while but got quite a bit done. Had a change if heart on the track work at the front and decided more storage yard was required. So that came up and then been on buildings which are loosely based on the stamping plant and wheel shop. Buildings are constructed out of foamex, then layered with plastikard. Put the 70s/ 80s cars for a check on the numbers. I also plan to be able to change the cars for 1960s vehicles to ensure variety at different shows. Anyway on with the pictures.
  5. Enjoyed seeing you there today. Here's a couple of my pics.
  6. Slightly in the wrong order, but here you can see the baseboard after the track has been airbrushed and the board painted to prevent anything showing through. Also seen is a Hornby Pecket waiting at the signal.
  7. Been busy on the baseboard over the last week, ballast and surfaces down. Lights on but not yet working. Afraid I couldn't help but see how some of the cars looked in place.
  8. Unfortunately I'm not one for drawing out or planning much on paper and its mostly in my head initially. So I have cracked on with the track laying and so the 'track plan's is the actual track! I have illustrated the buildings on it to. Its 4ft by 2ft, all the droppers are currently awaiting connection to the control panel/ supply.
  9. Theres still some railways left from what I can tell but not much. Yes I think it would be off cuts from the press shop. I believe this is taken in the 1980s by the styling of the cars and the colour scheme of the loco. I haven as of yet, still working on it.
  10. I've been sitting on this project for a while. My previous project 'Gone for a Burton' is, for now complete so I have decided to move further south from my local area. Having collected allot of Oxford diecasts i've often wanted a way to include them in large quantities on a layout. I was also inspired some time ago by the model rail article 'the cars the star' and more lately the re-run in they 'layout ideas' attachment which included car factories, having looked at a few locations and pictures, one in particular took my eye. This image for me included so much of interest, a great line up of cars and vehicles. Oh and of course railway wise the section saw a variety of stock! Moving everything from completed cars to steel coils. I found several images of the location, but struggled to see where exactly it was. The only info I could find was that it was Ford Dagenham. I looked looked through countless images of the river plant at dagenham, but could find nothing similar. After looking on Google earth I was able to pin it to the stamping/ press shop and wheel shop, which closed in 2012 and has recently been demolished. This although originally was not part of the Ford works originally it did supply bodies and wheels to ford. In the 1950s they were bought by ford and in active use during the period I'm modeling 1970-1985. The yard was used for storage and loading if vehicles and the sidings at the rear supplied the wheel works/ press shop. So far I have built up a baseboard from a Tim horn kit. Which I have to say was very sturdy, easy and quick to build. Sadly as it's got to fit in my car it is compacted to 4' x 2' but i want to catch the important parts of the scene. I hope to keep you updated with the progress, any thoughts are welcome.
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