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Hi all , and thanks Simon

Now the wall is almost complete I decided to have a running session and invited Simon and Matt to bring some stock.

Pictures taken with phone so apologies for quality

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Now that the retaining walls are completed and after a few running sessions, work has started with fitting a scenic area above the fiddle yard. I have fitted brackets to support a piece of ply cut to fit. I will be adding a road and a few low relief buildings.

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On the front of the layout a fascia has been added, and work has started on the cutting using pieces of carved polystyrene glued down with PVA.

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The signal post is an old Meccano type with the arms removed. Its not the most realistic but it is metal and sturdy for use close to the front of the layout.

As mentioned earlier, these are truncated tracks and the signal post is a remnant of the former running lines. It is also to mark the position of the magnets under the track. The other track has two sleepers beside the magnets. I am experimenting with small Neodymium magnets for use with Kadees.

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Close up of the Neodymium magnets when I was fitting them. They will be covered with false sleepers and the ballast.

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A view through the bridge.

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Thanks for looking

Shaun.

 

 

 

 

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Hi all, and thanks to Simon and those that liked.

More progress pictures with the cutting now reaching the end of the first baseboard. The polystyrene has been covered with strips of paper glued on from an old phone book.

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Thanks for looking

Shaun.

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Hi all, and thanks to Simon and those that liked.

More progress pictures with the cutting now reaching the end of the first baseboard. The polystyrene has been covered with strips of paper glued on from an old phone book.

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Thanks for looking

Shaun.

 

I can`t remember the last time I used a phone book, so I may take your idea and put it to use on my next project when I scrap Carr Crofts

its a good idea !

Simon :)

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A few running session pictures of Drabford

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Note the new station lamps from 'layouts 4 u'

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As you may notice I have been adding to my BR Blue stock collection.

​Thanks for looking

Shaun 

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Buffer stop lights.

This method I have also used on Depot Lane http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/123198-depot-lane/#entry2772356 using LEDs and resistors from Layouts4U

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The idea came from Sheffield Midland.

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I have used tower lighthouse style LEDs and cut the towers off, but next time I will just buy square types.

Thanks for looking

Shaun.

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​Clasp building

​ Hi to all, here are pictures of the construction of the clasp building that I am scratch building from a sheet of plasticard.

It is loosely based on the one at the London Road end of Nottingham station. 

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It is a little larger than I had planned, so had to cut a bit of bankside away to fit

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Hi to all,

I have added the roof to the Clasp building, and the panels have had a few more coats of paint.

Also put up some nice British Rail orange curtains, (just paper painted).

Note the old telephone, waiting for the crews next call.

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Also guttering, facia panels and the roof has been felted.

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The building is sited on a cork tile to represent the concrete base.

 

The retaining walls have been painted with a wash of paint just for a base coat, and to blend in the different types of plasticard colours.

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Thanks for looking

Shaun.

 

 

 

 

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Clasp building interior.

Fitted a table and chairs with crew, also posters and a clock. Im only doing the rooms that can be viewed from the front windows. I will be fitting interior lights later when the building is fitted to the layout.

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The front embankment has also been finished off.

Class 47 and 24 stabled.

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Some great work Stu, I'm really enjoying the photo's. I really like the clasp building, did you scribe the panels on it or are they strips of plastic? 

Thanks.

Steve.

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Hi Steve, the panels were scribed against a steel rule.

Thanks for looking

Shaun.

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​Tunnel Portal (scenic break)

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Adding the Plasticard to the top wall

 

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Tunnel wall piece glued in place

 

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Strips of cork added for the cover to sit on

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Piece of thin ply for the cover

 

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Capping stones added

 

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Sheffield. Where the idea came from.

 

 Thanks for looking

Shaun. 

 

 

 

 

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That one in Sheffield looks all out of scale - O gauge tunnel mouth on an OO layout maybe? The track looks a bit rough too. 

 

Good to see yours is much, much better. ;)

 

Yes I agree with you, the real one does look too big. I was using it for ideas with the masonry.

Thanks 

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