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I think it’s safe to say I wouldn’t win any awards if I were plastering a wall

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Or icing a cake :blush:

 

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Just need to paint the plaster brown and touch up the black edging boards

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I’ve just finished painting a coat of brown on the plaster to both seal it and as a background colour for the grass should any of the background show through

 

Unfortunately I only had burnt umber artists acrylic and it’s very dark and looks like there’s been a dirty protest over my layout (It's become a diarrhearama)

 

hence the absence of a photo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've had a play about with the photo to see if I can get a general idea of how the landscape might look

 

I've only got microsoft paint at my disposal but it looks okay.............if you squint at a distance 

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Not great but it will have to do :unsure:

 

fingers crossed it’ll look better once I can get around to doing the grass

 

I might have to redo the fascia boards maybe?

 

The black does dry matt.....eventually 

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What a great project, Chuffers ! 

 

Very nicely done and coming on very well indeed.  

 

I would love such an environment for my layouts......alas..........

 

 

Rob. 

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1 hour ago, Martin S-C said:

Yours is the only model layout I know of that looks good enough to eat.

 

Unfortunately I won’t be able to send you a slice once it’s finished  

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6 hours ago, south_tyne said:

Excellent stuff chuffers,  you've made a great start! Keep up the good work :good_mini:

 

Thank you, I’m just taking it slow and steady.

 

Checking twice and cutting once, although I’m checking more than twice in most cases

 

Its going to take me a while especially with deciding to modify all the points and add droppers to individual track pieces etc

 

Thank you all for your continued support

 

Chris

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6 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

 

Thank you, I’m just taking it slow and steady.

 

Checking twice and cutting once, although I’m checking more than twice in most cases

 

Its going to take me a while especially with deciding to modify all the points and add droppers to individual track pieces etc

 

Thank you all for your continued support

 

Chris

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It's always better to be safe that sorry! I think a slow and steady approach is always best. I'm really impressed by your baseboards and landscape forming. From the photographs, it looks like you have got a lovely space for building the layout too. Will you be able to set it up permanently there at home? 

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29 minutes ago, south_tyne said:

 

It's always better to be safe that sorry! I think a slow and steady approach is always best. I'm really impressed by your baseboards and landscape forming. From the photographs, it looks like you have got a lovely space for building the layout too. Will you be able to set it up permanently there at home? 

 

Thank you, compromises have been made so as not to take over the whole room but I’m pleased with how things are going 

 

It’s a permanent setup other than the removable section that I’ll take off when not in use.

 

The end section has been designed to be left in place still allowing the door into the room to open and close

 

But it will be removed when not is use so it doesn’t get accidentally damaged

 

I've still got the far end of the baseboard to finish but there’s no rush

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3 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

 

Thank you, compromises have been made so as not to take over the whole room but I’m pleased with how things are going 

 

It’s a permanent setup other than the removable section that I’ll take off when not in use.

 

The end section has been designed to be left in place still allowing the door into the room to open and close

 

But it will be removed when not is use so it doesn’t get accidentally damaged

 

I've still got the far end of the baseboard to finish but there’s no rush

 

Excellent stuff. It makes such a difference to have a nice comfotable space like that where you can have the layout up to work and eventually play with.

 

Keep up the good work. 

 

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Back home after a week in Scarborough, first day back and I’m straight into the ‘play room’

 

Thought I’d have a look at the ash pit as I’m going to have to decide its final position before cutting into the baseboard

 

I wasn’t too keen on the visible join once glued together

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So used automotive knifing putty, sanded and followed with a coat of Halfrauds primer 

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Turned out quite well, should look better when weathered

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I’ve only used two of the six sections for the ash pit so I’m going to put an inspection pit inside the engine shed too

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I think I’ll have to give it a blast of light grey as the primer has dried quite dark

 

It may have been better to put brick walling on the inside..... I’ll have to think about that one

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Started working on the engine shed base with an inspection pit yesterday evening, hopefully get a little more done this evening

 

 

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