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  1. Thanks for the comment Lez
  2. Thanks for your comments. The roof is done using Humbrol maskol and a copy of couple roof's I've seen near me on my lockdown walks. I would like to add some moss to it, but trees and greenery will come after the building have all been painted. Best Wishes David
  3. Yes I’ve just painted directly on to the Willis sheet. Some of the other building are with slaters but both give you a mortar course. It’s all been a bit trial and error. The reason I picked this building was it’s the easiest to redo if I totally messed it up! Iain Rice’s book on this from Wild Swan I’ve found very good. Hope this helps Best Wishes David
  4. Thanks for your comment. It's the first time Ive had a go at paining anything. It has turned out much better than I expected. Although there were time when I was doing it that I was thinking that this isn't going to work! The base colours are Humbrol matt colours - white, black and a couple of greys. There are two brick colours I used. Railmatch Dark Brick and Light brick. Then the mortar wash was a Humbrol light cream mixed with white a tiny bit of black and the diluted and rubbed off. I think its worked really well on
  5. Thanks for your comments. Its the first time Ive had a go at painting any building. I got the idea from Iain Rice in his book - Modelling with Plastic Structures Kits, which I have found really helpful. Best Wishes David
  6. About there on this building I think - just guttering and steps to add. Time to look another building. Best Wishes David
  7. Me:- ok so I don’t need anymore 4mm ex-GER locos. I have enough! Also me:- This has just arrived from cdcmodels. Really really impressed both with cdcmodels (very helpful) and the model itself. The J67/9 are a hideously complicated class so this was a good option for me. It’s basically a way of getting a bespoke locomotive body. This is one of the class that was long term resident of Cambridge, although it doesn’t to seem to have done much work after the diesels (Class 03’s) arrived in 58. Just need to sort the chassis out now. Does any of the ter
  8. Me:- ok so I don’t need anymore 4mm ex-GER locos. I have enough! Also me:- just picked this up from cdcmodels. Really really impressed both with cdcmodels (very helpful) and the model itself. The J67/9 are a hideously complicated class but making best use of 3D printer cdcmodels offers a wide range of the J67/9 and J68 class. This is one of the class that was long term resident of Cambridge, although it doesn’t to seem to have done much work after the diesels (Class 03’s) arrived in 58. It’s basically a way of getting a bespoke locomotive body.
  9. Thanks, That looks like what I'm looking for. Best Wishes David
  10. Felt like a rest from glueing plasticard so started to paint one of the building. Have picked out some of the bricks before painting the whole thing a darker brick colour. Need to find a fire escape stair for the door, Would welcome suggestions. Best Wishes David
  11. OK, so a bit of an update. I've got all the buildings along the back and the two bridges in at least first rough shape. This is the first time I've done anything with plasticard or tried to scratchbuild anything so its been interesting to get this far. I've tried to use a mixture of textures, brick, stone, concrete etc and shape to try and make an everyday scene but at the same time have ago at different things. Overall I'm please with the look. I need to sort out the backscene and start to paint the building and add more detail. Best Wishes Da
  12. Have started on the offices for the factory. You may have noticed a lack of windows in the large warehouse building, so I though we would balance that with a smaller building which clearly had some admin function for the running of the site. I also wanted to make this a two story building, which should help scale just how big the warehouse is. Windows are tricky, but I though it was worth putting in lintels etc. I want that feeling of a slightly cramped urban site. Given how close to the running line the door is i am planning steps and railings. Best Wishes Davi
  13. A bit more progress with the collection of industrial buildings at the back of the layout. I'm aiming for a jumble of buildings that you fined at the back of industrial sites that back on to the railway. Well used, developed over time as the business needed them, but in poor state of repair. The sagging roof is planned, but look more saggy in the photographs. I got board of doing the tiles - so will have to tackle them next time. Best Wishes David
  14. Could be .... but not sure ORGANS in large letters on the side of the warehouse if exactly what i am thinking of going for... Best Wishes David
  15. The bridge on the left is starting to come together. I guess when the railway first came through this was a nice stone bridge, but then the coporation came in with there improvements for the tramway and then the Industry served by the siding expanded to this side of the bridge and thus we find Snapper Street bridge a bit of a mixed bag. Have put the large warehouse right next to it. Not sure it will stay there. But as a first though I quite like it. Only two more buildings to get into first shape before we have the whole of the back and the sides done. But much detail to add and th
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