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I am quickly becoming a fan of this type of layout. So much so, it has inspired me to start thinking about a similar size layout. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

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It's August 1978 and Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty is topping the charts. 600 miles north of Baker Street, the first train of the day has arrived at Portmahomack from Tain having deposited a couple of passengers. After years of threats of closure the line looks secure and has recently been spruced up with some new signage. One of the old blue signs has been dumped in an open wagon in the yard. What were they thinking!

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A few hours later, a class 26 has arrived on a freight and draws forward to surrender the token to the signalman before reversing over the off-stage crossover and coupling up to the rear of the train.

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Thats great to see some more pics max . your layout has inspired me  i have started on on something very similar this week end just gone . mine is only 51 cm long and no points bit of a tight squeez . but still fun to do . 

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Hi max  yes certainly will be starting  a new thread  poss this come ing week end if i can just make a bit  more progress some bits ime afraid  are robbed from your marster piece and Adrian walby's  Lochinver  . ime just waiting for some more wills sheet ing to arrive . it will be called Fort henderson . 

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On 18/07/2020 at 19:58, 27016 said:

What method and paints did you use for weathering the track?

Many thanks

Mark

Hi Mark

 

I painted the rails Tamiya NATO brown and the sleepers were picked out in various greys and beiges especially in the sidings where I wanted a weather-beaten effect. Then I applied a few washes of dark earth and finally a stone dry brushed on to pick out the sleeper details. Quite a bit of work but then there isn’t much track so definitely worthwhile.

 

All the best

 

Max

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On 21/07/2020 at 08:12, paulbb said:

great stuff Max!  More images please. Cant go wrong with a class 26 and an Inglenook; how big is the whole layout , fiddle included?

Scenic section is 90 x 23 cm and the fiddle board is a piece of 60cm pine shelving.

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4 hours ago, Max Legroom said:

Hi Mark

 

I painted the rails Tamiya NATO brown and the sleepers were picked out in various greys and beiges especially in the sidings where I wanted a weather-beaten effect. Then I applied a few washes of dark earth and finally a stone dry brushed on to pick out the sleeper details. Quite a bit of work but then there isn’t much track so definitely worthwhile.

 

All the best

 

Max

Hi Max,

Thanks for your reply and sharing your method of track weathering.

 

Keep up the good work and please post some more photos.

 

Kind regards

Mark

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Hi Max,

 

What a truly stunning little layout. Less is more, something I'm a big fan of, and you've certainly achieved that here.

 

Excellent, looking forward to seeing more pictures.

 

Chris

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Some engineering work was taking place on a Sunday. Here the Wickham trolley has just been turned by its crew and waits to return to Tain. The skip and open wagon were part of the recent station refurbishment. You can see where the line used to run into the goods shed which was situated behind the corrugated iron fence.

 

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Here a class 26 runs around its train of ballast hoppers and a shark.

 

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We must return tomorrow to watch the thrice-weekly freight.

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It's now Monday and the freight has arrived from Tain hauled by Haymarket's 25087 which makes a change from the usual class 26. The train consists of a loaded MCO, an empty VWV and a brakevan.

 

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We picked a good day to visit as 26028 and a BSO are substituting for the usual class 122.

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The freights departs for Tain with an empty MCO, ZDV and VWV plus brake van leaving the 26 to run round and wait to return to Tain.

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This little reprobate has managed to find it's way to the Port. Originally purchased for a future urban layout, it runs fine on DC but was hopeless on DCC hence it makes the odd appearance alongside a strange variety of out-of-place diesel shunters!

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Hi Max,

 

As already mentioned up thread, a great little layout full of inspiration.

 

Please could you explain what materials and method of construction you used for the station building?

 

Many thanks

Mark

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4 hours ago, Max Legroom said:

Thanks Mark

 

The station is made from various Wills sheets - course stone, rendered walling and roof tiles - and a few bits of balsa. If I was going to build it again I would probably reduce the height a bit.

 

All the best

 

Max

Hi Max,

 

Many thanks for your reply - food for thought!

 

Kind regards

Mark

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