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On 06/06/2019 at 11:17, chuffinghell said:

Thanks David, it's this kind of encouragement that keeps me going :)

 

No need for thanks, you are inspiring all of us who are following you by sharing what you are doing! Keep up the good work. 

 

The loco shed is looking excellent :good_mini:

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The loco shed base piece with the inspection pit is a very nice bit of kit. Is it a commercial product?

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3 hours ago, Martin S-C said:

The loco shed base piece with the inspection pit is a very nice bit of kit. Is it a commercial product?

 

The inspection pit is a Peco product

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the shed base has been made by myself from scratch* using a combination of plasticard and foam board

 

*Scratch is an excellent product, you can make anything out of it :jester:

 

 

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I have used Scratch myself a few times. Wonderful stuff. I'm surprised someone hasn't marketed it commercially.

I think I shall avail myself of one of those Peco inspection pit sets, they look the business.

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6 hours ago, Martin S-C said:

I have used Scratch myself a few times. Wonderful stuff. I'm surprised someone hasn't marketed it commercially.

I think I shall avail myself of one of those Peco inspection pit sets, they look the business.

 

Definitely one for Dragons Den 

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I’m off work tomorrow and Friday in the hope that I’ll get some more done on the layout....as well as a few jobs around the house

 

This evening I’ve attempted to paint/weather a stone wall from my Ratio engine shed kit

 

I’m quite pleased with the results but wondered if it would pass RMWEB inspection

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This one is unpainted and just weathered

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Personally I prefer this one as it’s darker it looks better on the base

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Had a play about with ballast too, this is fine weathered brown, I’m thinking of using extra fine around the engine shed to simulate a compacted surface and fine or medium for the track maybe?

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The wall looks good mate. You could use a bit of colour variation maybe a few blue'er stones and some red or even pinkish one's as well and an overall grime over the top of it but on the whole it's a good effort. 

Regards Lez.Z. 

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6 minutes ago, lezz01 said:

The wall looks good mate. You could use a bit of colour variation maybe a few blue'er stones and some red or even pinkish one's as well and an overall grime over the top of it but on the whole it's a good effort. 

Regards Lez.Z. 

 

Thanks Lez, I’ll give that a try

 

 Chris

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12 hours ago, lezz01 said:

The wall looks good mate. You could use a bit of colour variation maybe a few blue'er stones and some red or even pinkish one's as well and an overall grime over the top of it but on the whole it's a good effort. 

Regards Lez.Z. 

 

Is this any better?

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I'd almost say bring it darker.   You should consider that you are 76 times closer to the model than you would be the real thing.   Except on a clear, high noon, colors tend to wash out dark at a distance.

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I am not sure what effect you are going for, but my gut feeling would be to make the cracks between stones darker than the stone, not lighter because being recessed they are more likely to be in shadow.

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37 minutes ago, Martin S-C said:

I am not sure what effect you are going for, but my gut feeling would be to make the cracks between stones darker than the stone, not lighter because being recessed they are more likely to be in shadow.

 

I’ll try that on another piece, as far as the effect I’m going for........quite frankly I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing so any help, tips or advice is gratefully received

 

 

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Did a bit of wiring on the removable section this afternoon

 

This is how it’s supposed to look

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This is the reality :blush:

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Gone for one of these to connect the wiring for the removable section

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Can’t believe how much wiring there is just on the removable section with one point

 

I can get on with laying more track tomorrow

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On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 00:18, chuffinghell said:

I’m off work tomorrow and Friday in the hope that I’ll get some more done on the layout....as well as a few jobs around the house

 

This evening I’ve attempted to paint/weather a stone wall from my Ratio engine shed kit

 

I’m quite pleased with the results but wondered if it would pass RMWEB inspection

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_06/7827E9F3-E8BF-45C5-95AB-3410F0775C11.jpeg.c723284469e36877903f46010daeaa82.jpeguntouched on the left, painted/weathered on the right....am I close?

 

This one is unpainted and just weathered

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_06/6F83E4EB-3B73-4A4A-A4E8-74364CE0587E.jpeg.13eeb43fbd5576ef6f279419e0cc9f74.jpeg

 

Personally I prefer this one as it’s darker it looks better on the base

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_06/898DFF2F-8E35-4DDB-9FF5-D50CFEB93D38.jpeg.ee51edb44a4459815dc8c76661dd6b61.jpeg

 

Had a play about with ballast too, this is fine weathered brown, I’m thinking of using extra fine around the engine shed to simulate a compacted surface and fine or medium for the track maybe?

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_06/0CA49575-718D-4135-B946-BC88BB6660D3.jpeg.3eabb8ba57f14a75beff261895eab61c.jpeg

 

 

 

 

Great stuff, Chuffers! 

 

Just remember, the only one you need to worry about is yourself. 

 

As long as you are happy with the results..........

 

 

Rob. 

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51 minutes ago, NHY 581 said:

 

 

Great stuff, Chuffers! 

 

Just remember, the only one you need to worry about is yourself. 

 

As long as you are happy with the results..........

 

 

Rob. 

 

Thanks Rob

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I was fed up with wiring so I’ve had a play with the airbrush (well I’ve got to practice)

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I’m also going to ‘edge’ the ash pit but I’m undecided whether to go for this

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or this

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I quite like the row of edging blocks above more than the paving as the edging blocks look more subtle

 

 

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Hmmmm

 

Top or bottom, I can’t decide now as the paving looks quite good weathered, especially as it highlights the cracks and imperfections

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I only want to use one or the other

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Right or wrong the decision has been  made and glued in place

 

I like it so that’s the main thing

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I’ve also started to modify the points, cutting down the sleepers around the tie bar and the tie bar itself

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Warren Branch is becoming a very grimy railway :blink:

 

I hope @Rowsley17D doesn’t mind if I were to use his ash pile technique

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Not at all, please do go ahead and use the idea. I am going to use similar for the coal heaps in the staithes and in the coaling stage when I get around to building it.

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2 hours ago, Rowsley17D said:

Not at all, please do go ahead and use the idea. I am going to use similar for the coal heaps in the staithes and in the coaling stage when I get around to building it.

 

It’s a really good method, I just hope I can do it justice when I get around to doing mine

 

Chris

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I avoided it for as long as possible but all the track and points that have been laid so far have now been fully wired, every piece of track has been wired individually so I don’t have to worry about fishplates causing problems in the future ....what a ‘jail job’

 

Tomorrow I’ll be soldering droppers, modifying points and laying more track, hopefully I’ll run out of time so I don’t have to do anymore bl**dy wiring :laugh_mini:

 

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8 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

Right or wrong the decision has been  made and glued in place

 

I like it so that’s the main thing

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I’ve also started to modify the points, cutting down the sleepers around the tie bar and the tie bar itself

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_06/8DDFA232-0EF6-4D7A-9A7B-EF81743BD255.jpeg.4efa5dc9b96b9e5ea01c7e8f7010944b.jpeg

 

Warren Branch is becoming a very grimy railway https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_blink.png

 

I hope @Rowsley17D doesn’t mind if I were to use his ash pile technique

I think I'd have made the same choice. Are you going to extend the boarded crossing to fill the gap between the shed and the pit?

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16 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

...............Are you going to extend the boarded crossing to fill the gap between the shed and the pit?

 

I was thinking of just filling the gap with ballast, I’ll put some in dry to see how it looks.

 

It never occurred to me to make the boards wider, I’ll have to try that too

 

I did consider reducing the width of the boarding to allow more track to show

 

 

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I’ve tidied up the wiring a little

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And finished the scenery

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Don't go too grimy. Remember that pre-war the railways took pride in their appearance. Very different to the post-war rundown state that is the current vogue.

 

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