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More work was done last night:

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Before...

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After.

In summary, then, I:

- Touched up the road surface (which I am still entirely unconvinced by.)

- Installed a probably-too-modern-but-I-did-it-anyway road sign.

- Found some vehicles which may or may not be in period.

- Repainted the cream on the signalbox into a better approximation of the pre-War scheme before weathering the whole building.

- Installed some of the required point rodding.

- Weathered the platform front..

- Painted the white line onto the platform edge.

- Installed the, now finished, lamps.

- Repainted the station building into a better approximation of the pre-war scheme.

- Weathered the station building.

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More work was done last night:

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Before...

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After.

In summary, then, I:

- Touched up the road surface (which I am still entirely unconvinced by.)

- Installed a probably-too-modern-but-I-did-it-anyway road sign.

- Found some vehicles which may or may not be in period.

- Repainted the cream on the signalbox into a better approximation of the pre-War scheme before weathering the whole building.

- Installed some of the required point rodding.

- Weathered the platform front..

- Painted the white line onto the platform edge.

- Installed the, now finished, lamps.

- Repainted the station building into a better approximation of the pre-war scheme.

- Weathered the station building.

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9 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

Touched up the road surface (which I am still entirely unconvinced by.)

 

Must say I agree with you there, negative camber and a surface like a rocky beach!  No wonder the vehicles appear to have been abandoned...

Also, white lines on the platform edge were introduced largely as black-out precautions and would not normally be part of the pre-war scene.

 

Apart from that, the rest is coming on nicely.

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White edges to platforms we're introduced during the wartime blackouts. 

 

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I know.

 

The layout is eventually intended to be set in early September, 1939. Quite possibly during the few days between the implementation of ARP and Blackout precautions and the declaration of war.

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Looking good, Sem. The road sign is OK for that era.

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Looking good, Sem.

 

Try Chinchilla dust for the road.  Also, it's likely to be metalled/MaCadam  but not tarmacadam, so I would go for a much lighter colour. 

 

The station building looks champion, though crying out for roof tiles.  Perhaps fit some Redutex?

 

Love the signal box.

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6 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Try Chinchilla dust for the road.  Also, it's likely to be metalled/MaCadam  but not tarmacadam, so I would go for a much lighter colour. 

 

By the late 30's I would have thought that most metalled/macadam roads, especially those with appreciable motor traffic on them, would have at least been tar sprayed to bond the surface to prevent car tyres ripping them to bits.  Very rural roads lasted longer in their original state, so  sem34090 will have to decide how well used the road was!

 

Macadam roads were designed as structured layers of stones, from quite large chunks as a foundation, grading up to small chips of less than an inch in size as the surface layer.  Iron shod wheels would grind and pack this surface down into a solid road. Apart from "organic" matter deposited by the motive power, such roads were a whitish colour. The rubber tyres of motor cars drew the crushed stone out of the macadam road, giving rise to the clouds of dust and flung the smaller stones about, thus destroying the road surface.  Initially tar spraying was used to combat this, and when roads were repaired, chippings mixed with tar were applied as a top surface.

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9 hours ago, Hroth said:

 

By the late 30's I would have thought that most metalled/macadam roads, especially those with appreciable motor traffic on them, would have at least been tar sprayed to bond the surface to prevent car tyres ripping them to bits.  Very rural roads lasted longer in their original state, so  sem34090 will have to decide how well used the road was!

 

 

 

Tarmac wasn't really available until 1903, little had been done by 1913 and it took until 1930 to metal trunk roads in this way. It is entirely possible that Sem's road would not be tarmac by the outbreak of the war.

 

Don't recall any tarmac on the Vale Scene.  Sem's location looks to be a pretty minor rural road, so I'm sceptical. I'd have said quite possibly tarmac, but more likely not.

 

Either way, it's currently too rough and too light dark (!).

 

 

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10 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Looking good, Sem.

Thank you kindly!

10 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Try Chinchilla dust for the road.  Also, it's likely to be metalled/MaCadam  but not tarmacadam, so I would go for a much lighter colour. 

Noted - Much as I suspected.

10 hours ago, Edwardian said:

The station building looks champion, though crying out for roof tiles.  Perhaps fit some Redutex?

The station building is 3D printed to my own design, drawing heavily on the one installed by the Southern at Havenstreet. The roof is mount-board, currently topped with Slaters tile-effect plasticard, though this might very well be replaced in the immediate future.

10 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Love the signal box.

Thanks, again. LSWR Type 1 (but you knew that anyway), from a laser cut card and mdf kit of Alresford 'box that was sold by the MHR. Only a very small number were produced and I swiped the penultimate one which, even with my staff discount, was still about 25 quid. Beautiful kit to build though, and exquisitely detailed.

4 hours ago, Hroth said:

 

By the late 30's I would have thought that most metalled/macadam roads, especially those with appreciable motor traffic on them, would have at least been tar sprayed to bond the surface to prevent car tyres ripping them to bits.  Very rural roads lasted longer in their original state, so  sem34090 will have to decide how well used the road was!

 

Macadam roads were designed as structured layers of stones, from quite large chunks as a foundation, grading up to small chips of less than an inch in size as the surface layer.  Iron shod wheels would grind and pack this surface down into a solid road. Apart from "organic" matter deposited by the motive power, such roads were a whitish colour. The rubber tyres of motor cars drew the crushed stone out of the macadam road, giving rise to the clouds of dust and flung the smaller stones about, thus destroying the road surface.  Initially tar spraying was used to combat this, and when roads were repaired, chippings mixed with tar were applied as a top surface.

Worth noting...

3 hours ago, Edwardian said:

 

Tarmac wasn't really available until 1903, little had been done by 1913 and it took until 1930 to metal trunk roads in this way. It is entirely possible that Sem's road would not be tarmac by the outbreak of the war.

Ah... but the road is intended to represent a relatively busy one. Alton Road would've, by my reckoning, been the main route between Reading and what these days has become the A31. Additionally, it is a road that runs past a substantial RAF base that, in 1939, had recently been expanded. In the layout's alternate history, the Southern had hoped to develop a civilian aerodrome here, too.

3 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Don't recall any tarmac on the Vale Scene.  Sem's location looks to be a pretty minor rural road, so I'm sceptical. I'd have said quite possibly tarmac, but more likely not.

Tarmac is eminently conceivable, now I think about it.

3 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Either way, it's currently too rough and too light.

Indeed.

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Posted (edited)

Goodness me... It's been a while.

 

Sooo - News?

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Work started (and subsequently stalled) on the RAF sidings extension on Odiham...

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The road was completely re-done, along with a number of other scenic modifications.

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A small green loco arrived and was shortly after returned to Bachmann when the circuit board blew up. Thanks to Bure Valley Models for excellent service.

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A project entered the planning stages.

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And after looking through a wonderful selection of pre-war colour photos taken on the Southern, I decided that white really is a decidedly unrealistic roof colour by 1939, if they were ever white anyway.

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A 2-HAL got the shiny treatment.

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The Ruston and Barclay were painted into RAF Blue.

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The silver Lysander seen above got repainted as one which served at Odiham in 1939.

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And lots of things got weathered.

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(Still need to do the N's bufferbeam)

The small green loco returned from Bachmann and works a treat.

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I decided to add some destination boards to my coaches.

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SR Destination Boards.pdf

And today built a CDC designs kit (one of several I have in store for the next 6 months). I'm slightly disappointed that I got so much weathering done in the past few weeks as it'd be good to have it to do now we're all isolating. With the MHR shut for the duration I'm going to need something to do.

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Even though everything you've been working on looks very nice Sem it was the little station building in the last picture that really grabbed my attention.  But then you know what I'm like when it comes to country railways.  Such a lovely simple card kit, but very effective and it looks good.  I like how you've painted a representation of the interior.

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Whenever I fancy a quick build it's the first kit I turn to. I'm fortunate enough to have unlimited access to the full CDC Designs range of card kits and 3D CAD so I ought never run out of things to build.

 

I've built the kit a couple of times now, but this was the first time I gave it proper glazing and cut out the window frames, thus I thought it best to paint the interior.

 

As for the prototype it's a model of the LC&DR shelter that once existed at Honor Oak on the old Crystal Palace High Level line.

The whole thing is shorter but it's essentially the same building.

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So not really all that 'country railway'! :P I'll add the canopy supports if it ever ends up on a layout.

 

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1 minute ago, SECR 235class said:

I presume you know about there latest projects?

You know very well that I do, Sir! ;)

Especially given I wrote a considerable portion of the 'D40' section of the website!!

1 minute ago, SECR 235class said:

Here is a link

 

https://www.cdc-design.net/#

Thanks. :)

 

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4 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

You know very well that I do, Sir! ;)

Especially given I wrote a considerable portion of the 'D40' section of the website!!

Thanks. :)

 

There goes my disguise....

No one ever expects the CDC design inquesition.

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Our chief weapon is resin, resin and photons...

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And a new supply of white eco resin to replace that horrible black stuff I have been fighting with for the last week!!!!!!!

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I'm currently waiting on the arrival of some grey resin, which I've yet to have problems with.

 

This arrived today:

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And promptly got bits added to it:

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Now, I'm debating which of the following to do:

 

- Re-letter the loco to have Maunsell lettering and order some numberplates. Weather reasonably heavily.

 

- Re-letter the loco to have golldd, un-shaded, sunshine lettering correct for 1939. Make look to be recently repainted as said lettering only began appearing on goods locos from September 1939 (Or so Mr Bradley says) and I'm modelling November/December 1939.

 

- Ignore the fact that the lettering is yellow shaded in dark green (1942) rather than un-shaded gold. Make look to be recently repainted, but weathered enough to disguise shading.

 

Thoughts?

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Well that didn't take long!

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I subsequently added a few more bits to the tram. Apologies for the rubbish photos, but I think they demonstrate the handrails and destination boards well enough.

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The reason behind all this will be explained eventually, but I want a few things to show for it first.

 

Also, I really could use some constructive criticism on all of this - I'm wondering why no-one ever replies to these posts!

 

Is it a polite hint that this is the pre grouping area? :P

In a different livery the tram would count as pre grouping...

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Not replying as I am not a tram wizz. I could not say if it was right or not. I had the same issue with a model b bus on my layout thread too.  Have been of the opinion that if you have nothing constructive to say then say nothing. 
the work looks good  and I look to see if I can garner any ideas from it. More often than not I do.

Richard

 

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Well feel free to ask any questions too! :)

 

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Sem, me old mate, I’m lurking and hanging on every word. It’s looking good as far as I’m concerned.

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