Jump to content

Recommended Posts

On ‎30‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 16:51, Gloucester Road said:

As mentioned above, have finished the tree. What follows is a step by step of how I did it, it is mentioned previously in this thread.

 

Select the woodland scenic tree you want to work with. Bend, twist remove and move branches as needed.

IMG_20200329_103553748_HDR.jpg.1980d2105d60a5fa6e6084520b7e006b.jpgIMG_20200329_103627465_HDR.jpg.b05539f0c15f4167e46919fa2a8495cf.jpg

 

Next mix up your preferred plaster and apply to the tree, and let dry. It will look a bit rough at this point 

 

IMG_20200329_105808593_HDR.jpg.9d452caaeda027c462cfe0311942d2bb.jpg

 

Then using a knife etc carve into the plaster to represent bark

IMG_20200329_111905660_HDR.jpg.fb3066a5c8fabc1e9a26668fb20ba26b.jpg

 

Brown paint was then applied and allowed to dry. This was then carved into again to make more bark.

IMG_20200329_113734945_HDR.jpg.25e802436eb4b7c4a774eeead9938f55.jpg

 

Various layers and shades of powders were then applied and sealed with dulcote.

IMG_20200329_121800625_HDR.jpg.ddf8dceaf6e78eedd066435c864c4d2c.jpg

 

IMG_20200329_121552657_HDR.jpg.777360a3961479d0196f07293fd2442a.jpgIMG_20200329_121207206_HDR.jpg.429a53b5bf551ad8ac46b0e11bafbaaf.jpg

 

Tea time, more steps in few....

Has to be the "best" way to make trees these!!!

looking forward to more of your top modelling..

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive gone a bit cross-eyed. The decals arrived for the castle cement PCAs, at first I though you wouldn't notice them missing, but due to some down time...… I figured why not.  So on went the magnifier glasses and off we went.

 

Pre decals. There are helpful empty spots for the decals to fit in and using a picture helped.

IMG_20200424_100028158_HDR.jpg.c2cb899c31970ebaae4f8243191f73b5.jpg

 

The sheet of decals

IMG_20200424_102229185_HDR.jpg.12e338fca555d2d86007abacb38028b0.jpg

 

Post decals

IMG_20200424_110018139_HDR.jpg.d05164543fbc1a063edbeee195663e95.jpg

 

Got to say they are noticeable. I also touched in the buffer arms with some silver/gunmetal colour

 

 can you spot the difference ?  

Untitled1.jpg.fa1fdeebb6179821acb09d6f5ae12295.jpg

 

So one side took me an hour, hopefully it will go quicker as ive 5.5 more to do. They will then need a bit of weathering.

 

  • Like 2
  • Craftsmanship/clever 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

37409 was seen shunting PCAs today, with newly applied decals and clean.

pca_1.1.jpg.72cb71526236fdc996a8aef94cd155b5.jpg

 

PCA1.2.jpg.2f24ef029b73db792fcc3e8ac93ef099.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

68002 arrived at the container terminal, propelling 3 pocket wagons.

 

68002_.1.jpg.4407036b2b9831f7113f40e604518717.jpg

 

68002.3.jpg.32a6d988d16d6615beffafd13da1d0b4.jpg

 

68002.2.jpg.b945f595f95e550a4dd76b44e33e2ebb.jpg

 

68002.4.jpg.f2ce99695e189cb7e09c5fd5ed4dde29.jpg

 

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another great set of pictures here:senile:

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PCAs in various states of weathering. Need to figure out how to fix decal on the last one as it set way out of place.

 

367550768_pcasinvariousstatesofweathering.jpg.05532ea7c274db1888b495f7625e8e27.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

66072 failed last night while leading a load of HAA wagon empties. the wagons were subsequently shunted down the freight only branch while the 66 was removed for maintenance.

IMG_20200616_091941115.jpg.9ff4b7ee693a30e35217dadc05a7391b.jpg

 

This particular Dapol model is an original spec, being purchased shortly after Dapol started production of them. So it has lasted very well. It started to click and I got very concerned as it sounded suspiciously like spilt gears; something that doesn't happen often in my Dapol locos. So some disassembly ensued with lots of cleaning of gears and motor, amazing how much dirt and grit was in there.

 

IMG_20200616_092020708.jpg.fa19b63339b372c429b17590fb280e1c.jpg

 

Well after several hours work by the fitters she was back in traffic on the HHA wagons. There was ballast stuck in some of the gears that luckily was found before it caused more problems.

 

IMG_20200616_112207706.jpg.0873e6e9612645d37ccb1e6ef2c60478.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fictional train company, the NSEr (Network southeast railways) is always on the lookout for NSE stock to add to its roster. Recently management heard that 33114 Ashford 150 was up for sale.  Funds were acquired and permissions granted from the appropriate authorities ;) for the acquisition. 

 

Today 33114 was trundled down from its storage location to the shed at Gloucester Road.  She is looking a little worn, but NSEr corporate is happy to have her.

 

Some shots or her along the canal taken by a local enthusiast.

 

1455078959_ashford1503.jpg.df9804103caf2fdb856000bd616e08a1.jpg

 

1470560611_ashford1502.jpg.5de429f8febc85e3b8ae81c65613e963.jpg

 

1251645671_ashford1501.jpg.f67081ccda49a24f458bbdd2319c3f96.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ashford 150 was pressed into Saturday service running between Gloucester Road and Crossland station.

 

ashford_150.jpg.5c44923277ef492c1f95dd10e2c61da5.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.