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10 hours ago, Eddie R v2.0 said:

 

As for the layout, small Scenics details are being added and work continues on the station building. I’ve used Scale Model Scenery slates to recover the roof. These are  superb and look the part. 
 

 

 

 

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Nice progress, I’m interested to see the station roof progress as I was looking at the same slates for my Pop Up station on Foyers. Are they the pre-coloured ones?

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52 minutes ago, SHerr said:

Nice progress, I’m interested to see the station roof progress as I was looking at the same slates for my Pop Up station on Foyers. Are they the pre-coloured ones?

Thanks for that, yeah, the slates are precoloured. It’s literally take a strip, apply glue (I’ve used Speed Bond) and attach them. 

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On 05/05/2021 at 10:22, Eddie R v2.0 said:

This is  the separate pack of slates. Same as the ones that come with the wee outbuilding kit. 

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Hi Eddie,

Hadn't found the time before to comment on your progress as I have been busy getting Glenfinnan ready for moving to it's new home. Great to see how the layout is coming on. I am particularly interested in the Scalemodelscenery tiles as I have plans to use them on a building based on Wick. I take it by your own comments they seem to be ok !

Bill.

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@Dunmar Bill, they are really good. There are different packs from clean to heavy weathering. They come in long strips so it’s just a case of cutting what you need length wise. Will definitely use them again. 
 

Should mention that I’ve still to trim the excess of the final part, then it’s on with ridge tiles/ flashing. 
 

Hoping that Glenfinnan is going to a good home, really enjoyed watching it at Perth a few years ago. It’s one of the best Scottish layouts around. 
 

Cheers

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Thanks for your reply Eddie. 

Glenfinnan has been purchased by the Friends of Glenfinnan Museum and will be on permanent display in due course. 

Bill. 

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Nothing much happening but the next 4 cottages arrived and the basic shell has been built. I’ve since ordered a 6th one so it will be 3 pairs of cottages, all going to be slightly different. 
 

Also arriving was my new compressor and airbrush set. Be able to start weathering all the scenery. 

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Managed a fair bit of progress today. The exit bridge has got some steelwork now. It’s a Wills Occupation Bridge kit and one side has been built up. Nextbwill be to get a deck for it cut then mount it properly but that can’t happen till I’ve airbrushed the walls. 
 

The cottages got a coat of primer and the corners filled and sanded. 
 

The station building now has a fancy set of valance/barge boards/fascia (*delete as applicable). In addition to this, I’ve extended the fence up and round the platform 

 

The big job though has been to install a small RH point (flat bottom) in preparation for the extension. I’ve had to solder the rails to the existing track - kinda like the real railway. It needs weathered and toned down and will eventually get replaced by a Bullhead one..... 

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I do like the ground coverage around the sidings, it creates an image portraying the typical lack of care and attention paid to sidings back in the day. I cannot work out what you have done by way of ballasting in the sidings where there is a clear difference between them and the main line. I am struggling to find a siding solution that is anywhere as good looking as yours, is it just effective weathering or have you used a different material as ballast?

 

Why the additional point? It sits across the baseboard joint which will challenge you if you want to seperate the baseboards at any stage.

 

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2 hours ago, young37215 said:

I do like the ground coverage around the sidings, it creates an image portraying the typical lack of care and attention paid to sidings back in the day. I cannot work out what you have done by way of ballasting in the sidings where there is a clear difference between them and the main line. I am struggling to find a siding solution that is anywhere as good looking as yours, is it just effective weathering or have you used a different material as ballast?

 

Why the additional point? It sits across the baseboard joint which will challenge you if you want to seperate the baseboards at any stage.

 

Hi Rob

 

Thanks  for that. The point across the join was something that I’ve thought long and hard about. As you rightly say, these two boards can’t be split now, but I have made the decision that the layout won’t be going out to shows. However, if I did have to move it, these two boards are only a combined length of six foot so that’s not unmanageable for 2 people. 
 

The reason for the additional point will be for when I extend the board width by approx 6-9 inches (more likely 9) to accommodate an additional siding and goods shed. I’ve been gathering info on the Ballachulish one with a view to doing something in that style. 
 

As for the sidings, there is a mix of products used. Started off with Medium Brown ballast (Woodland Scenics) then some Fine Brown, followed by some Fine Turf Soil and Burnt Grass. Once that’s all dry, the static grass is a mix of shades and lengths but predominantly Peco 6mm straw, with some WarWorld Scenics 10mm as well. No additional weathering has taken place yet- still can’t decide if it needs it or not. Should also mention that the mainline still needs weathered too, just to tone down the bright grey that’s there! 
 

Cheers

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22 hours ago, Eddie R v2.0 said:

Managed a fair bit of progress today. The exit bridge has got some steelwork now. It’s a Wills Occupation Bridge kit and one side has been built up. Nextbwill be to get a deck for it cut then mount it properly but that can’t happen till I’ve airbrushed the walls. 
 

The cottages got a coat of primer and the corners filled and sanded. 
 

The station building now has a fancy set of valance/barge boards/fascia (*delete as applicable). In addition to this, I’ve extended the fence up and round the platform 

 

The big job though has been to install a small RH point (flat bottom) in preparation for the extension. I’ve had to solder the rails to the existing track - kinda like the real railway. It needs weathered and toned down and will eventually get replaced by a Bullhead one..... 

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Sorry Eddie but it has to be said that Royal Tiger is ' bugging' me, its too ' townie'. What you need is something more ' countryfied' like this PS1. Them that knows me say I might know what I'm talking about. Just saying! Then again, you might have your reasons for a long haul coach! 

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42 minutes ago, Eddie R v2.0 said:

Some spotters from the Central Belt have been up shed bashing and stopped off at Glencoe to see the branch loco before carrying on back south :D

Yep! I knew there had to be a reason! :stinker:

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A brief visit to the shed this morning before work saw the recently arrived coal staithes assembled and the final cottage glued together. The cottage has since been primed and will get the joints filled over the weekend. Nothing much happening tomorrow as I’m taking a trip to Glasgow to catch up with some friends (and probably stock up on some bits and pieces!). 
 

 

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