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Finally got round to thinking about the buildings to hide the exit to the fiddle yard. I thought about using his Metcalfe kit I had with a few added bits with a walkway in the middle, I did this rough mock up but I'm not sure about having half a building at the front but cant think what else to do. I also thought about re covering the buildings in scalescenes brick paper.

I wondered what people think?

 

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Morning Steve.

 

Looks good. I would have the 'bridge' as low as I could and consider having the half building a tad further forward if possible to hide the entry to the fiddle yard. 

 

If this is not possible, I would place a building, low relief or even just a wall at the back of the fiddle yard which would be visible when looking towards the entry exit slot. 

 

Could you inlay the first couple of inches of the fiddle yard track? 

 

I think it needs something to take the eye away from what is a large 'slot' into the fiddle yard....

 

 

 

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Hi Steve, some nice ideas going on and good to see it taking shape.  Perhaps move the overbridge walkway to the middle position and have a loading unloading platform on the right hand building tapering from the front and broadening out as it vanishes into the fiddle yard. All the best Adrian.

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Thanks guys, the walkway covers up a door in the Metcalfe building, I know what you mean about the slot leading to the fiddle yard. I'm thinking about having a go at scratchbuilding something similar so that I'm not tied to the shape of the Metcalfe kit. I think I'd like it to be in London yellow brick as well. I've a couple of photo's of buildings I like but I'm not sure how to transfer them to model form.

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Made a start on the building using some scalescenes parts, I'm not sure about the colour though so I might try another type of building.

 

 

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I really like the concrete warehouses/factories that you see, modelled so superbly on Canada Street so I thought I'd try building a smaller version for my layout to see how it fits, not sure if it will work but I'll carry on building it for a bit of practice. Not sur which one I prefer yet.

 

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On 07/11/2018 at 17:57, sb67 said:

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Been adding a few details and finished the wall along one side of the layout, still a bit of cleaning up and weathering to do and I would like to put a buiding of some sort on the 'tarmac' to act as a bit of a view block along with some assorted dockside junk.

Steve

Just come to this thread and like it.  How about a row of stable type buildings along the end wall?  Single story and enough projection to slightly mask the exit?

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On 08/05/2019 at 16:14, sb67 said:

I really like the concrete warehouses/factories that you see, modelled so superbly on Canada Street so I thought I'd try building a smaller version for my layout to see how it fits, not sure if it will work but I'll carry on building it for a bit of practice. Not sur which one I prefer yet.

 

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Steve.

I assume you know the prototype for the Canada Street model can still be seen on Ipswich Docks via Google maps. There are some other useful prototypes along the quay as well.

 

Martyn

 

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Thanks Martyn, I used to visit Ipswich a few years ago and I'm familiar with that bit of the docks, there is plenty of inspirational buildings there, I'd love to have seen it in it's prime though.

Steve.

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6 hours ago, 5050 said:

Just come to this thread and like it.  How about a row of stable type buildings along the end wall?  Single story and enough projection to slightly mask the exit?

 

 

Good idea 5050, hadn't thought of that. My initial thoughts were for a concrete prefab typ building. Been working on the other end at the moment. 

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I've finally got round to finishing buildings for the fiddle yard end. Still got to add guttering and down pipes etc. Just got to cover the big ole' somehow, I'm still thinking of a walkway and maybe some pipework going across. I'm wondering though as it's spanning 3 tracks I'd need a support in the middle somehow?

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Looks really good. In particular like the inset track. Will read through your thread to see how you’ve done it and copy if I may ?!

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1 hour ago, David jennings said:

Looks really good. In particular like the inset track. Will read through your thread to see how you’ve done it and copy if I may ?!

 By all means David, it's an idea I got from Gordon Gravetts layout Arun Quay. It can be found in Model Rail Journal No262.

Any questions I'll try and help.

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Hi Steve, looks really good, and with the addition of a centre support for the walkway be it a brick structure, or steel work would help to block the exit to the fiddle yard. All the best Adrian.

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What about a covered walkway between the buildings, with a corrugated tin roof? (D'oh, you said that...)

 

You could also extend the facing wall of the far building under the bridge, into the fiddle yard.

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7 hours ago, westerhamstation said:

Hi Steve, looks really good, and with the addition of a centre support for the walkway be it a brick structure, or steel work would help to block the exit to the fiddle yard. All the best Adrian.

 

Thanks Adrian, center support it is :-)

 

 

7 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

What about a covered walkway between the buildings, with a corrugated tin roof? (D'oh, you said that...)

 

You could also extend the facing wall of the far building under the bridge, into the fiddle yard.

 

I didn't think of extending the wall into the fiddle yard, that's a good idea.

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I've made a walkway to go over the tracks between the two buildings, I had a go at the hairspray technique to create some peeling faded paint but I'm not to sure about it, got to add washes and powder so hopefully I can make it look a bit better.

 

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It’s looks really good, I’ll have to look up the hairspray technique

 

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Nearly finished the walkway, just needs a gutter and the roof painted and weathered.

 

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3 hours ago, sb67 said:

 

Nearly finished the walkway, just needs a gutter and the roof painted and weathered.

 

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Steve.

 

Hi Steve,

 

That looks great, I was thinking of doing something similar to link the mill buildings on my layout, and hide the back scene join a bit more.

 

Like it.

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Thanks for the comments guys, I'm now looking at how to paint the roof to represent asbestos sheets? haven't got any ideas yet.

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I think I have read using talcum powder sprinkled onto wet paint to give it some texture is one possible answer?

 

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Thanks Ade, I will try that. I did that to represent the concrete on the layout, Just got to try and not put too much on.

Steve.

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