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9 hours ago, ManofKent said:

Are you planning on infilling the points - I played around with an old set and couldn't find a neat solution for the blades area. I've not found photos of a great example from other modellers either using standard commercial points.

Initially I was, but the more I've looked at it the more I've thought it could end in tears and broken points. Dunno in short. 

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11 hours ago, Multigauge said:

Initially I was, but the more I've looked at it the more I've thought it could end in tears and broken points. Dunno in short. 

I suggest making the infills for the turnouts as removable units, locating on pins that go through into the baseboard. That's 1 mm brass pins that slide in rather than hammered track-pins. Then you can lift them out and fix them if they give grief. Or lift them out and bin them if they give continual grief. That's what I'm planning for my layout.

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On 16/05/2021 at 09:00, jonny777 said:

I like these inner city industrial rail linked layouts. They give scope for adding lots of detail which seems to be missing from many larger industrial models. 

 

I spent ages looking at photos from the railway in the region of Moorgate and Farringdon in the 1950s/60s and it is amazing the wealth of detail which may not be seen at a first glance. I know that is below street level in places and therefore has a myriad of pipework and other bits and pieces which just add to the atmosphere. 

 

On 16/05/2021 at 09:00, jonny777 said:

I like these inner city industrial rail linked layouts. They give scope for adding lots of detail which seems to be missing from many larger industrial models. 

 

I spent ages looking at photos from the railway in the region of Moorgate and Farringdon in the 1950s/60s and it is amazing the wealth of detail which may not be seen at a first glance. I know that is below street level in places and therefore has a myriad of pipework and other bits and pieces which just add to the atmosphere. 

Now that's an area of London that really has a fascinating - and unsung - railway history. A real tangle of lines as well as pipe work. 

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Some more Wills sheets cut and fitted today. I've found some issues with one section affecting the running of the Peckett. Seems like the sheet may be a smidgen too high so I need to sand it down a tad. 

I've also noticed problems with the Peckett stalling on the frog of the second Y. Problem solving tomorrow...

Managed to cut a kadee magnet in half and it still does a good job in pulling the knuckles apart. 

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7 hours ago, Multigauge said:

 

Managed to cut a kadee magnet in half and it still does a good job in pulling the knuckles apart. 

 

Useful to know. I imagine the only real issue is more careful positioning when shunting.  I was thinking of cutting one down and disguising it as a barrow crossing - I tried a few different neodymium blutacked in place and couldn't get the level of consistency I wanted (others appear to have used them successfully). What did you use to cut the magnet down?

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2 hours ago, ManofKent said:

Useful to know. I imagine the only real issue is more careful positioning when shunting.  I was thinking of cutting one down and disguising it as a barrow crossing - I tried a few different neodymium blutacked in place and couldn't get the level of consistency I wanted (others appear to have used them successfully). What did you use to cut the magnet down?

I can't claim ownership of the idea - it came from elsewhere on this forum. I used a cutting disc, but it is a very tough thing to cut; it did seem to snap like a tile in the end. 

I was interested in using the neo mags but had the same issues under a test bed. I appear to have misplaced them now anyway. And yes, disguising them as some other part of the infrastructure should be easyish.

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Going back to London yellow brick. How weathered was it say 1940/50s? Did it even look yellow then? 

The only photos I've seen so far in that era have been back and white. 

 

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Whilst I can't claim direct experience, I've always been under the impression that, prior to the Clean Air Acts, the predominant colour of any exposed masonry in a large urban area was grey/black. 

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Lurgy, trips away and catching up with work has slowed the modeling down somewhat.

However, some more Wills sheets have been fitted and I've made a start on a low relief terrace house back.  

I need to make a set of gates to go between the two buildings; the temporary one is there to give an idea.

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A bit more progress tonight. A few more sheets of Wills stone setts butchered to fit. Whilst far from perfect, it is also far from finished, but I'm rather pleased with it so far. I intend to fill in any of the large gaps with a bit filler and make it look like detritus. A small amount of fettling has been required - I think in places the sheets are interfering with the loco wheels a smidgen so causing stalling at low speed - but overall, it's running ok. 

I'm not sure how much more of the stone setts I want to lay as I think it may need some variation, but I will see. I think once I've fitted some more of the inlays I shall pause on that front for a bit an concentrate on the arches forming a scenic break, buildings, gates, and hopefully build up a little canal scene.

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10 hours ago, Multigauge said:

A bit of weathering of the setts done. Starting to look a little lived in; more to be done though.

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Hi Matt.

 

That's starting to take shape. If you can, stick the sections together with polystyrene cement and solvent to hide the joins. (Ideally done before they are permanently stuck down if possible).

A little variation in the shades of the sets works well and the Wills plastic moulding lends itself to having some rendering applied between the stones either with paint or dilute filler. Perhaps finish off with a light dressing of weathering powder.

 

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Ray

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