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To reinforce the butt joints between the bridge and board I used these wooden pegs.

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Before gluing down the bridge I marked out and drilled holes that lined up with the inner foamboard structure. These holes were extended up into the structure of the bridge using a cocktail stick, the foam doesn't put up much resistance. The pegs were then glued into the holes with PVA. This photo shows the pegs partly inserted into the holes underneath the board.

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With the bridge now in place I could start building up the scenery around it. Here is the first small bit.

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Basically just a blob of Sculptamold that I'd started painting.

 

To fill the triangular gap under the bridge I cut a piece of insulation foam to fit. It has a covering of Sculptamold and paint. Beyond the bridge there is more insulation foam.

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Applying static grass under a bridge is a bit tricky, so I did that before installing it.

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And here it is in place.

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Still lots more to do here, but it's a start.

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The greenery (static grass) and ballast have been creeping their way along the edges of the goods yard.

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I still haven't worked out exactly what is going where inside the yard, that can wait while I build up the rest of the scenery around the station.

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I've started building up the scenery around the station area. The basic structure for this will be built up from pieces of foamboard, cut and bent to fit.

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I've reinforced the joints of the pieces on the edge with wooden pegs, this photo shows the next piece about to be fitted.

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This is mostly being glued together with PVA, so lots of drying time.

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While work on the scenery slowly progressed I did something for the goods yard. I wanted a crane in the yard, even though there is barely room to swing a cat. I took the Wills crane and reduced its length by 2cm.

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In this central position it can swing round without hitting anything. There won't normally be this many wagons here, they show where the magnets are.

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The scenery base has reached the end of the world board. It's quite a firm solid structure.

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I've left access holes along the front for point operation. A proper facia will eventually improve the appearance along here.

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Oops, I seem to have spilled porridge on my layout.068.JPG.5c95732215d834b7de807982fe5a29aa.JPG

It's actually a mixture of Sculptamold, papier mache and some lightweight hydrocal, but looks and feels like thick porridge. It's drying time can be measured with a calendar, so this may take a while.

 

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As the porridge slowly spreads along one side of the layout something significant has appeared on the other side of the tracks. Prospective passengers now have an access ramp down to the platform, although a lack of railings means it's only for brave.

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At the very end of the line I've started the retaining wall around the buffer stop. This is meant to be at the bottom of a deep cutting.

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It's made up of stone plastikard glued to some thick card. It will be painted and weathered before being glued in place.

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Now painted and weathered and glued in place.

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I had to paint the buffer stop as well as it is now trapped in place. The scenery porridge can now be spread to the end of the board.

 

On the other side of the track I've built a mock-up of a water tank I want to put there. The base is a 10ft cube, which will be stone, with a 4ft high tank on top. The base will be inset into the side of the cutting.

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The gap behind the retaining wall was filled with bits of insulation foam before covering with scenery. This will be ready for painting when fully dry.

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I've started on the water tank. The basic structure is 40thou plastikard, this will form the tanks sides at the top. The bottom part is clad with stone plastikard. I'll paint and weather that before finishing the tank.

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While I had the material out for the water tank I also made a base for the yard crane. Three discs of plastikard made with a compass cutter:

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They were glued together, them a strip of stone plastikard was glued around the edge.

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The centre hole was enlarged to match the pin under the crane. I managed to get a nice tight fit, no glue needed yet.

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The tank framing was made up from L section Plastruct around the edges, the T section in the middle of each side was made from pieces of microstrip.

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Apart from the base colour of stone all the paint used was acrylic, which speeded things up a lot.

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The tank plumbing is next.

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What an enchanting project.  it's a great plan, a very satisfying composition and being beautifully modeled.

 

Look forward to further updates.

 

Good luck and keep safe everyone!

 

 

 

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The main bit of the plumbing was made from some semi-rigid coaxial wire, which is basically copper tube filled with plastic insulation, bent to shape. It's supposed to look like it can swing out to reach a loco, even though it's quite rigid and unmoving.

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It needed some means to control the flow of water, so I made a lever and linkage to operate a valve at the top.

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Some more bits added. An overflow pipe made from the same copper wire and some chains, I can't remember where it came from.

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A close up of the plumbing.

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For the bag on the end of the delivery pipe I stripped some of the copper sleeve off the wire, making it thin walled copper tube. This is what's inside the wire.

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The tube was flattened over most of its length.

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This was painted and weathered, then attached to the end of the pipe with the aid of a collar - another piece of tube about the right size. It was adjusted to fit with a cut out of sight round the back. Some weathering added below the bag where water would drip down.

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I've also been working to complete the yard crane, the finishing touch was some very fine chain.

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Here it is temporarily placed in the goods yard.

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The scenery has moved on a bit, with a basic covering of scatter material.

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Before planting the static grass I got some stock out for a few photos.

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Progress has been a bit slow of late but the first side of the cutting is now covered with static grass of various lengths, and the adjacent track ballasted.

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And work has started on the other side of the cutting. Things are about to get complicated around the station building area.

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How have I missed this thread?

 

Following now though........with much interest and regret that I changed my mind from modelling OO9 to OO

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Welcome aboard Chris.

Borrowing the method used at Holywell I've made a wall to go around the back of the station building and hold back the side of the cutting. This was from some Wills planking, painted and weathered before installation.

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And then glued in place, with the gap behind filled.

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I then added a bit more wall to protect the lower section of the path. The void behind the wall will eventually be filled up to the top of it.

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Hi Nile

 

Reading through this thread, I realised there was a danger of me sustaining RSI from hitting the LIKE and CRAFTSMANSHIP buttons if I reacted to every post!  Following, and bookmarked for your use of foamboard for scenery and structures and baseboards, not to mention all the other modelling techniques! (Just to clarify, the baseboard really is just a double layer of 5mm foamboard with an extra layer under the track?  I know OO9 is light, but I find that astounding!)

 

What a great lockdown project!

 

Steve S

 

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46 minutes ago, SteveyDee68 said:

Just to clarify, the baseboard really is just a double layer of 5mm foamboard with an extra layer under the track?

That's right.

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3 hours ago, Nile said:

That's right.

 

Wow!  Kind of breaks the rules, doesn't it?  I'm assuming that it is the light weight of OO9 stock that allows this?  I'm guessing that for OO this would not be strong enough?  (Thinks: my chances of cutting a straight edge in foam board much better than sawing one in plywood!)

 

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