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Dunmar last won the day on July 26 2011

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  1. Hi, With all the ballast now completed, I can now get on with the job of getting it and the track to look right. As with my previous layouts I tend to look at it the way I see it, rather than how it should look. In particular that part of the track which suffers from oil and diesel spillage which I haven't been able to master, but which I am determined to achieve this time. I started by spraying the whole of the track with Humbrol 29 Dark Earth from an aerosol rather than using the airbrush as its much quicker. This was followed by a wash of Sleeper Grime. When dry, a further wash of a mix of Track Colour and Sleeper Grime. A wash of Matt Black was used on the line with diesel spillage. Once I am satisfied with the tone of the colour, I will then proceed to dry brush the track to highlight the detail. Bill.
  2. Sorry to hear that Eddie, condolences to you and your family. Take care. Bill.
  3. Hi, Slightly more progress on the layout by way of some airbrushing to the track. Some early weathering has been applied prior to ballasting. I shall be carrying out a fair bit of experimenting with the weathering in due course. I also want to use as little ballast as possible so that it appears to have been down a long time. A planned trip to a nice little cottage in Dornoch for a few days next week will enable me to get to Wick to get some pictures and measurements. That's more progress. Bill.
  4. Know the feelin' well Eddie! I went through a similar phase when building Glenfinnan and am going through some of the same with this latest effort. ie, layed down a whole load of ' pinkish' ballast, didn't like the look of it and lifted it all back up! Would rather get in the MG, hood down and go for a drive! Bill.
  5. Know the feelin' well Eddie! I went through a similar phase when building Glenfinnan and am going through some of the same with this latest effort. ie, layed down a whole load of ' pinkish' ballast, didn't like the look of it and lifted it! Would rather get in the MG, hood down and go for a drive! Bill.
  6. Like the look of Tim's sector board. Interesting that it came ready built. I'm not sure whether to go for cassettes or a sector board? Be intereresting to see how you go about getting it to operate. Bill.
  7. Hi, I have Photoshopped some images from Streetview and will re-scale them to suit. The station building will be similar to that which exists at Wick and I have been collecting materials to enable me to scratchbuild something similar. I hope to start ballasting shortly as I need to get the point motors fitted soon. Bill.
  8. Hi, Progress has been pretty slow. Have been laying out some foam board to build up the road level which will be finished off with mounting board for the road and platform surface.
  9. Hi, Been some time since I posted pics here and seem to be having bother posting more than one in my post. Can someone point me in the right direction. Has something changed, can't believe I've forgotten!!! Bill.
  10. Hi, Finally got round to getting power flowing into scenic board one. DCC bus in and droppers soldered and tested, all working. Next will be scenic board two and then eight Tortoise point motors. Will also shortly embarking on a mock up of the station building which will be based loosely on that which exists at Wick.
  11. Hi, No! didnt get it right so here is the first of the bus wires going in. And oh! I'm looking to do less soldering, it's not that I'm not good at it. It's just that it's a pain in the *!!? Bill.
  12. Hi, This board contains the approaches to the station via the curved point and just below that two spurs, one for a small maintenance depot and the other for a refuelling point. Both will be scratchbuilt. If I can load the photos right I will show the bus wire going in. Bill.
  13. This photo shows the approaches to the station which from under a large stone road bridge and the track will be dwarfed by large stone walling stretching towards the platform for some distance and a working signal box and semiphores to boot. That's the plan anyway!
  14. The next photo shows where I intend to build the station building similar to that which exists at Wick. Provision will also be made for a timber loading yard next to the station.
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