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Peasevern Yard - 7mm BR Blue shunting layout

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 Painted the bricks on the weighbridge hut the other night, first time I have painted each brick individually which wasn't as mind numbing as I feared and it has turned out alright. I also added the bolt detail and the chairs to the weighbridge rails before a blast of primer when I had the can out for some bits on the Land Rover.

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I also started to see how much scrap I have on hand, as expected I have nowhere near enough, even after placing the weights from 3 Bachmann class 37s and 2 class 25s in the middle. All of the scrap will be painted individually before gluing in place.

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I will look for something to fill the gap between the crane and the lorry as my experience of scrapyard is they are generally rammed!

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The hut looks great..... I bet you're happy now that you have painted the bricks individually....

 

Beautifully done....

 

Jim

 

 

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Hi

I too am spending lockdown time building one of these kits, in spite of the “instructions”. Can you possibly remember where the part that goes between the centre bottom of the door and the sole bar is to be found? It looks like some kind of supporting bracket but I can find no mention of it. Is plastic or a casting or etched brass and what do they call it?

Thanks in anticipation. Vic Pallett

 

 

 

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Sorry - forgot that my previous post would appear at the end and so you wouldn't know which kit I was referring to. It's the slaters 13t high sided goods waggon Kit 7071.

Vic Pallett

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19 hours ago, VicPallett said:

Hi

I too am spending lockdown time building one of these kits, in spite of the “instructions”. Can you possibly remember where the part that goes between the centre bottom of the door and the sole bar is to be found? It looks like some kind of supporting bracket but I can find no mention of it. Is plastic or a casting or etched brass and what do they call it?

Thanks in anticipation. Vic Pallett

 

 

 

Hi Vic, if you mean the curved strip the door rests against when open, it is an etched brass item, I can't recall where on the spruce it was but you need to form it to the correct shape (the shape is guesswork...)

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I have been making scrap recently so I can start on the scrap mountain. First off I weathered the ground on the scrap yard to a more oily/dark brown colour which was then highlighted by dry brushing some Humbrol 53.

 

I always paint and weather scrap pieces individually as I think the less uniform results are more realistic. Lots of the base material is left over sprue and etched brass off cuts. My approach is to:

- Spray in a grey primer

- Separate out into a few piles and paint each bit into a base colour eg red, black, white etc

- Apply a wash of Humbrol 186

- Dry brush with Humbrol 62, 53 and 11.

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Below shows the start of the pile, I have attached the weights from some Bachmann OO gauge locos to the board with wire first then just glue the bits on 1 by 1. So far I have used about 30% of my stash so more raw material is required...

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Coming on a treat Rob.

 

Is this all 'ferrous" based scrap? Are you going to add any non-ferrous scrap piles? Some old aluminium sheets or copper pipes in piles might look good. A few old cast iron radiators stacked up?

 

 

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19 hours ago, mudmagnet said:

Coming on a treat Rob.

 

Is this all 'ferrous" based scrap? Are you going to add any non-ferrous scrap piles? Some old aluminium sheets or copper pipes in piles might look good. A few old cast iron radiators stacked up?

 

 

Hi Richard,

 

The main scrap pile will be mostly ferrous scrap but I am planning on having a few pallet size bins for various non ferrous scrap as well. I was looking at a few photos over the weekend and need to add some more "identifiable" scrap eg things like old machinery, radiators, boilers etc as well. 

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While Covid has understandably created a massive headache for exhibition organizers, it has also created a bit of a headache in my diary planning for the various shows that my layouts are planned to appear at which I am now trying to unpick...

 

This year was supposed to be the year that my recently finished 4mm layout Parsons Vale made it's public debut but that hasn't happened and is now making it's debut in April 2021.

Peasevern Yard was supposed to not being built until 2021 but has obviously progressed quicker than planned so will be making it's debut earlier than planned. Having 2 relatively new layouts has created a backlog of show bookings but as things stand I have the following shows booked for Peasevern Yard:

 

1 x show 2021 (Layout will be work in Progress) more Details to follow

9th/10th April 2022 - Trainwest Corsham

29th/30th October 2022 - Cheltenham 

 

With Parsons Vale also out in April 2022 at Cheltenham (not told my wife I am out 2 weekends in a row yet....) any further Peasevern Yard bookings will be 2023 onwards. 

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Hi Again

 

Thanks for the reply re 7071 waggon kit. I think that the bent strip forming the door rests are what they refer to as striker plates and I can identify these in my many left over parts, but the bit that I am having trouble identifying goes into a location hole in the centre of the door at it's bottom. I have something referred to as the claw which is left over on the casting sprue which I think may it, but doesn't look much like the drawing  (right hand enlarged pic). Can you remember that bit?

 

Thanks again

 

Vic Pallett

 

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27 minutes ago, VicPallett said:

Hi Again

 

Thanks for the reply re 7071 waggon kit. I think that the bent strip forming the door rests are what they refer to as striker plates and I can identify these in my many left over parts, but the bit that I am having trouble identifying goes into a location hole in the centre of the door at it's bottom. I have something referred to as the claw which is left over on the casting sprue which I think may it, but doesn't look much like the drawing  (right hand enlarged pic). Can you remember that bit?

 

Thanks again

 

Vic Pallett

 

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Hi Vic,

 

I am pretty sure it came on the lost wax casting Sprue, just looked at the wagon and the photo on page 5 of the wagon un painted and it is definitely lost wax. The bit doesn't look that different to the drawing, can you post a picture of your sprue?

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Eureka, I can see it now. I thought that it was the rubbish attached to the sprue but from a different angle - well it looks just right and I feel a proper chump. Thanks for your help, it’s amazing how I couldn’t see what was right under my nose. Really interested in your layout as I am embarking on a small 0 gauge canal wharf so that I can shunt wagons around all day.

Thanks again.

Vic

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7 hours ago, VicPallett said:

Eureka, I can see it now. I thought that it was the rubbish attached to the sprue but from a different angle - well it looks just right and I feel a proper chump. Thanks for your help, it’s amazing how I couldn’t see what was right under my nose. Really interested in your layout as I am embarking on a small 0 gauge canal wharf so that I can shunt wagons around all day.

Thanks again.

Vic

Great to hear you are sorted now Vic and good luck with your layout. I will post some more pics later, I now have some ballast down and also have some more raw material for the scrapyard courtesy of "Owd Bob" on here.

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Get some mates, and a second Car and do what I did at the R M Web Show at Stafford, double up with both Layouts next to each other. Two Layouts, Two Scales, Twice as much fun, and loads of fun for the operators.:good:

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8 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

Get some mates, and a second Car and do what I did at the R M Web Show at Stafford, double up with both Layouts next to each other. Two Layouts, Two Scales, Twice as much fun, and loads of fun for the operators.:good:

That was looking a likely option at one point for Trainwest. I live less than a mile from the venue so Transport wasn't an issue, the challenge would have been operators as Alan is guest operator for my layouts and "Woodside" which is at the same show

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3 minutes ago, 37114 said:

That was looking a likely option at one point for Trainwest. I live less than a mile from the venue so Transport wasn't an issue, the challenge would have been operators as Alan is guest operator for my layouts and "Woodside" which is at the same show

Buy a packet of Growmore, and stick your arms in it.:sarcastic:

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