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Ive always wanted to build one of these places after looking round the one at valley north wales,

bridgewater and the one in Dungeness kent...

So ive already started this layout build last year on and off between working on banks road and now colmore TMD..

This layout is roughly 12ft long by 3ft wide,

made from plywood on light weight timber frame..

Split into two parts

1) fiddle yard and scenery

2) station halt for powerstation workers which over looks the DRS flask compound..

Layout is DCC setup for my sound loco runnings..

Ive also made x6 sets of A frame legs...

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Saddly ive lost all the very first "build pictures" of this on the phone.:cray_mini2:

Ive made front and side panels to go round this layout build also with backscenes too...

Ive made the hard standing same way as Colmore TMD..

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Using surplus Hornby track rails ive been drilling holes around the flask compound and glueing them into place ready to fixs the mesh security fences...

Im using ratio concrete style security fences..

 

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Ive gone for more "modern" look concrete railway sleeps using the peco flexi track type..

Grass areas are made from Noch static grass and covered over with woodland scenic turf powders..

Ile be using Tamiya neutral gray for fences..

paint code xf-53..

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Just now, vulcan product fan said:

like the crane mate look very realistic top work.

Thanks Andi,ive added extra braces to this as kit seemed little wobbly when standing on the concrete area..

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On ‎07‎/‎04‎/‎2020 at 06:50, Crisis Rail said:

Good work. 

Seems odd the gates go straight to a buffer? Could this not go to a fiddleyard hid by a scenic break? 

Unless I have missed something? 

 

Ian 

 

Ive done this to make it look like the line went on to somewere once,but now closed off with buffer.

Thanks Ian..:good::senile:

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Little update today

Ive started adding gates to the track part of the compound,

then ile make bigger onces for main road gates...

Also making some "scratch" built cctv poles and cameras...

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Tonight ive started my scratch built cctv masts for the depot.

Im using scrap bits of rail,then solder together

Then solder copper clad board on top were the cctv camera wil be mounted..

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Here are the cctv cameras ive made from plastic waste part of model kit.

Ive now started mounting these to the masts...

Please comment let me no what you guys think...

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9 minutes ago, lezz01 said:

Yep they look like CCTV cameras to me. Nice job mate, totally from scrap too, impressive!

Regards Lez.

Thanks Lez,think theyle come to life more when painted up.

1st time ive made these from Scratch:good::senile:

 

 

cheers neil..

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2 hours ago, saxokid said:

Thanks Lez,think theyle come to life more when painted up.

1st time ive made these from Scratch:good::senile:

 

 

cheers neil..

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CCTV cameras look really good neil great use of scrap .have you copied them from cameras you've  seen around mate .

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12 hours ago, Andrew liszka said:

CCTV cameras look really good neil great use of scrap .have you copied them from cameras you've  seen around mate .

Yer ive looked at all sorts of cctv cameras on these depots and other secure sites..

Ive also made to ball type cameras now...

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12 hours ago, sb67 said:

I've only just seen your layout Saxokid. Great subject to model and some very nice work there. I'll be following this with interest :)

Thanks Steve,ive now got x4 layout builds x3 home and Banks road which at the clubhouse.

But ive got club on lockdown for members safety..

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13 hours ago, sb67 said:

I've only just seen your layout Saxokid. Great subject to model and some very nice work there. I'll be following this with interest :)

Ive been using these colours again for rail rust and track grime same as used on Banks road Steve:good:

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WOW Mate, some clever stuff going on here, I do like the Cameras, they will look the part,:good: I did a similar thing on the corner of the Warehouse on Deesdale Road.

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1 hour ago, Andrew P said:

WOW Mate, some clever stuff going on here, I do like the Cameras, they will look the part,:good: I did a similar thing on the corner of the Warehouse on Deesdale Road.

Thanks Andy for popping in my frend,yer enjoy scratch building bits n bobs...

few more cctv cameras done..

 

cheers neil..

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