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Hi guys

 

A long time since I made a new layout. This time it is a micro layout made out of a wooden beer box of 51.5 cm x 26 cm.

 

It's mainly made for Southern steam, but can also be used in modern times. It's not finished yet, but in the next 14 days I think. Still have to paint the water shiny, and some details still missing.

 

I tried a lot of new technics, some worked :sungum: , some not soooo well... :beee:

 

Ok, here we go with some pix!

 

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The Beer Box! :drink_mini:
 

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The first plan.
 

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The second, more realistic...
 

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Shaping the docks with hardfoam.
 

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Painting the water
 

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I like to work with cardboard, you can even work at night. No noise, less dust and trash and this planks look even better than wood. And no costs! :locomotive:
 

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Screws for a removable background
 

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At least there is some wood...
 

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Covering the upper level
 

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First try with the bridge
 

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The glued & painted tracks with the ballast. You can see the inlay that I made of tracks, I just turned them around. I removed them already, you will see later why... :O
 

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A little platform for the goods
 

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The final painting for the visible tracks. Some weathering will follow!
 

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Front of the warehouse on the right end
 

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Warehouse for the back, this will include a light inside. I tried out the new Woodland system, it's pretty cool! There are six lights on the layout.
 

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And here comes the desaster... I wanted to cover the whole front of the docks with that mixture. It is like wood dust mixed with water. After it dried it is like extremly light wood.
 

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I also ordered a role with a cobblestone relief from shapeways. But as you can see, mmmmh... you really have to push it, otherwise it is barely visible. Probably works better with a different mixture...
 

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Go on with the building...
 

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Then I found out that I have not ONE Southern or grouping freight wagon... so I ordered this 8 from different companies plus a brake van. Some more are already ordered!
 

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Some green around the tracks
 

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Finishing the bridge with NOCH cobblestones. NOCH is my favorite for walls and floors.
 

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After the removing of the inner tracks. They came off in one piece, yeah, so I put it aside. You never know for what its worth...
 

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A nice fence from Auhagen
 

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Floor weatherd, some more details and of course the background
 

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And the fiddle yard! As you can see, I really like to work on the floor.

 

More will follow!!!

 

Cheers mates

Simon :boast:

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This is excellent Simon, one of the standout projects of this part of the forum. The textures and tone you've achieved are fantastic and the level of fine detailing with the fences and greenery is just right for the size. Looking forward to seeing some of that Southern steam you mentioned on there  :sungum:

 

Adam

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Thank you all!!! :sungum:

 

Yesterday I made the first test runs... Diesels (Cl. 33 and 37) run excellent, but some steamers are not happy... The two tracks in the front are a bit lower than the track in the back. This little bump cause some trouble with an E4 and the Black Motors.

 

Have to fix that! And some adjustements for the fiddle yard are necessairy as well... but overall I'm really happy as it turned out, will get some working men figures and some bushes for the back along with other details this week.

 

Will post some pix later this week!

 

Cheers

Simon

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Ok ok, here we go...

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Some basic nature added

 

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Ladders and a Woodland street lamp

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Surprise, this little one is running very good!

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Some fresh painted stuff mainly from Kibri.

 

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Here some load from Artitec.

 

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Bushes from Heki

 

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A lot of loads for the open wagons and the quay.

 

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The E4 is a little troublemaker. Still have to make some adjustements for better running.

 

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Another Southern beauty

 

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Added some little stones and tall grass.

 

That's it for today!

 

Cheers

Simon

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Hey guys

 

Here are some more pix, this time also with diesel power!:mocking_mini:

 

 

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I think I have cats somewhere, just found one with no head... sorry mate!

 

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First time with full lights

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The woodland lights were a good choice so far

 

And now a little bit of diesel

 

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Here are my newly weathered wagons.

 

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A close-up from the "water"

 

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Then I added some more life... here's Ozzy, and he's flying high again!

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Here you can see how it's fixed. Because the light comes from the right you can't see the little plastic strip.

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So long my friends, hope you like it!

 

Cheers

Simon

 

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Great set of photo's Simon, the diesels look good on there. I like the figures, especially the two guys sitting on the edge of the dock, who makes the figures you've used?

Steve.

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Great set of photo's Simon, the diesels look good on there. I like the figures, especially the two guys sitting on the edge of the dock, who makes the figures you've used?

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Hi Steve

 

The most are Preiser figures.

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