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On 10/04/2020 at 11:45, Markmiller2008 said:

 

55022 04.08.1990

 

 

On 10/04/2020 at 16:03, richard w said:

 

Both of those images are a great illustration of the troubles of colour comparisons being made from old film photographs.

 

Both of these seem to suffer from a blue hue across the entire image.

The metal posts and fences are tinted blue,  the ballast is going blue.

 

Quite possibly the good old Fuji-film effect raising its head again.

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3 hours ago, richard w said:

 

Was a pair of 56s and I used Phoenix Precision matt varnish after weathering.  Was the ready thinned for airbrushing version.  Both models yellowed significantly over the course of 4 years in the loft.  Friend of mine had the same problem with his repaints.  Every other project before or since has been done using railmatch.  I've not had any issues with those. 

 

Still rate and use Phoenix for my projects, but I steer clear of the varnishes just in case.

 

I've sadly had similar problems with the Phoenix ready to airbrush matt, although not with the gloss. More immediate problem has been a couple of tins that have gone on rather chalky despite following all instruction on stirring. Quite a pain when you've spent days masking and remasking to paint NSE in the first place! Never had a problem with the paints themselves.

 

Loving the videos as ever Richard, thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Rich

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DMU delights! It is splendid to see these old units in model form that I remember well from when I was a nipper.

 

If you are interested, incidentally, I have a working timetable for this region of BR in the 1989-1990 period in case you want any information on operations in this period? I am working on a layout not too dissimilar in concept to this but in N gauge (but perhaps slightly farther out of London than yours is set - I infer that yours is intended to be on the Paddington to Reading stretch?).

 

In any event, I shall look forward to any progress: this layout is a delight to watch being built.

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I'd like to think the layout represents the GW mainline around the Reading area.  I'll run anything that was seen on the GW mainline but the scenery certainly takes some inspiration from the Reading area.  Timetable would be an interesting read.  Certainly when I get more into the layouts electrics some more accurate running would be nice to have.  Thanks

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Not been here for a bit as I've been busy on the layout.  I decided a long time ago that I wasn't happy with the branch line route.  The small yard/sidings that where part of that I wasn't happy with either.  The whole thing felt contrived to me so over the past few weeks I set about moving the fiddle yard for the branch and changing the route.  I also removed the pointless sidings as they didn't really add anything to the scene.

 

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The branch is now on scene for longer and the lack of sidings really lifts the area for me.  I can now fill it with the scenery I've been thinking about for the past few months.  The new fiddle yard is much easier to use and offers plenty of storage for the units that will work the branch.  The APT wont use it but its a handy place to store it.

 

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5 minutes ago, richard w said:

 

Very pleased I decided to change it.

 

 

The knowledge gained from the first attempt will usually make the 2nd better, so this gives a certain satisfaction with re-starting something.

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Nice work Richard it’s a got a feel of the Colnbrook branch as it weaves under the mainline. I can imagine an oil or aggregate train working it’s way along the branch towards a freight terminal.

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1 hour ago, Boco_D1 said:

Nice work Richard it’s a got a feel of the Colnbrook branch as it weaves under the mainline. I can imagine an oil or aggregate train working it’s way along the branch towards a freight terminal.

 

I think a 59 working hard to bring a stone train up the branch would excellent! shame it'd end up in the bay platform :jester:

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Great stuff Richard.

Also read the whole thread over on Autoshite, also great work on the Granada after following your link here was it? Or on YouTube no idea, I don’t know how you do it. Over a 1000 hours on the Granada any idea on EJ? Wouldn’t be surprised if you keep a record!

 Cheers for sharing.

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14 hours ago, richard w said:

Been shot to pieces by a few on the YouTube side but that's nothing new!

 

I'm no expert and don't claim to be.  Good fun though, you can't please everybody.

 

 

I don't see how you've given anyone reason for complaint.

It is your layout built to please you, just as I build mine to please me.

 

I find your reasoning & explanations for your choices the most interesting aspects of your videos. These are almost always a matter of personal choice, not right or wrong.

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15 hours ago, richard w said:

Been shot to pieces by a few on the YouTube side but that's nothing new!

 

I'm no expert and don't claim to be.  Good fun though, you can't please everybody.

You’re always going to come across keyboard warriors and armchair experts on a platform like Pootube. A lot of them can’t even string a sentence together let alone build a layout. When someone says “show me some of your amazing work then” they go quiet.

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15 hours ago, richard w said:

Thanks for the interest guys.  It was a good learning experience doing that bit and I've already started taking those lessons to other parts of the layout.  Been shot to pieces by a few on the YouTube side but that's nothing new!

 

I'm no expert and don't claim to be.  Good fun though, you can't please everybody.

 

I've since ballasted the last bit of the mainlines and added a pair of points for scenic interest and the opportunity to swap the fast trains around more easily.

 

 

 

Its no wonder that more modellers don't put their work up online because of the keyboard warriors :rolleyes:

They're all experts until someone asks to see their efforts. Then its silence.

Its fine to have an opinion but at least try to make it constructive.

 

Even though I have no real interest in the period you model I really enjoy your YouTube videos & especially the way you describe what you are trying to do.

Don't ever be deterred from doing what you are doing, because its good :good_mini:

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Richard,

 

Great video, the ground effect looks very realistic, like the idea of looking at it from different angles when building it up. I had a look at the tree tutorial which was very interesting.

 

Sorry to hear that you have been receiving grief on YouTube.

 

I have a comment however which I hope you will find helpful regarding to the LOC cases where you have placed them on the opposite side of the track from the concrete toughing route and used orange pipe for the cable connection. (I work in the industry so the terminology I have used here is correct) I have attached an extract from British Rail drawing of 1980 showing the interface between LOC cases and concrete toughing which you may find helpful.

 

Orange pipe is used to identify to the tamper crews that there is a cable route between the sleepers so they don’t plough through it.

Normally orange pipe is only used to run cable to connect individual piece of equipment, so that if the worst happens and the pipe is dug up it minimises the damage.

 

Normally to connect major pieces of equipment and connect troughing routes either side the track a UTX (under track crossing) is used although more recently hollow sleepers have been used on some. A UTX is fairly deep below the track and will have manholes for access either side.

 

I hope this is of use, keep up the good work.

 

 

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That’s really nice !

 

RE YouTube - to be honest , anyone who puts their stuff in the public domain can expect some negativity at times. 
you’ve basically opened yourself up to the....world !

 

 

 

 

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I've been making these videos for 10 years, I know how it works.  I wasn't looking to start a conversation on that point.  Just mentioned it as I'd just read some while typing the post and was understandably a bit annoyed.

 

I count myself lucky that I only get a small number of comments like that per video.  Generally speaking everybody is very friendly and get a conversation going, some good ideas too.

 

 

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I think you do an excellent job on the YouTube videos, and for me, you explain things a lot better than a lot of 'tutorials' do. Your chosen era isn't my thing but it's the quality content that matters.

 

Going back to some of your earlier videos you can clearly see the improvements in your skills over time.

 

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A 4 track section of the Western mainline set in the late 80s has always been my ambition. I have been assembling stock for years and Everard Junction is a great inspiration.

 

Looking forward to seeing a Dapol 59 running on Everard Junction one day as well as the Bachmann 117,

 

Keep up the great work.

 

 

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