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The boards are being rotated until the layout goes up.

some photos of the boiler shop with its new floor colour and a shot within the carriage shed showing a Bulleid coach under restoration. I will be doing some work around 30499 which is based outside the shed to bring more detail to this area.

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Looks great, really like the shed roads, your cinders and general filth between the tracks looks very effective. What did you use? 

 

Cheers, 

 

John

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11 hours ago, 380John said:

Looks great, really like the shed roads, your cinders and general filth between the tracks looks very effective. What did you use? 

 

Cheers, 

 

John

I have used a few different types of coverings even spraying some to achieve this look

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It has begun!! one area of the layout I’ve always wanted to improve!! Where 30499 sits. I never thought looked right so it’s time to sort this out and do some research into making it look right 

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more work around 30499. The back wall is now added and 30499 now has a cylinder I’m hoping to have this area finished today.

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work around 30499 now almost complete. Let me know your thoughts?? Looks a lot better to what it did as you can see From further up the page. Been a good day with a few other projects on the way too. I will post these soon!! 

 

Im pleased with the results so far definitely looks better than it did! 

 

chris 

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One day I hope to have a layout as detailed as yours. That looks fantastic!!!

 

Gary

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15 hours ago, BlueLightning said:

One day I hope to have a layout as detailed as yours. That looks fantastic!!!

 

Gary

It’s taken a long time to get it slowly to where it is now still lots left to do 

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Another long term project underway building j94 conversion Douglas. The photo shows how it has looked for years. Please comment if you would like me to post the whole build on this loco as it is almost completed and looks completely different 44DBCAAF-E53F-4FED-9EBC-34790A38EE4C.png.827833286bca38473eea718dbd84cbcc.png

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Another restoration project complete j94 Douglas. As you can see it has been stripped down with a exposed boiler showing. with the cab roof missing it must mean the boiler will be ready to be craned off soon. This has been a fun build being completely scratch built!!

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79D2E101-9DC3-4072-A066-4CFBAADA0C4E.jpeg.267884a1cbab111b953d2b94da6f29ba.jpeg another loco to benefit from Douglas being built was 76017 which has had a new boiler colour done. Just needs numbering and that’s another loco done. Currently 30828 is next for work to be done. All locos now are also receiving front and back couplings too. 

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The difference a few transfers make. Been slowly learning how to do this. Swanage seen outside in the yard. 

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Another loco done 

 

this one is a bit different as the watercress line own this loco it has never made it to Ropley but I wanted to model a Barry condition locomotive so a trip to Ropley won’t hurt 

 

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Very impressive! What do you use as a base for your non-running locos? I recognise a couple as Airfix/Dapol kits, but what about things like the S15?

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On 03/08/2019 at 21:02, Nick C said:

Very impressive! What do you use as a base for your non-running locos? I recognise a couple as Airfix/Dapol kits, but what about things like the S15?

The non running locos are a mixture of different bits. Some are ready to run models some are kits just mocked up to restoration jobs, and some are Dapol kits, some are also completely made from plasticard 

 

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The next project is underway. After many years I have finally gotten round to sorting road bridge end of the layout. I have finally gotten round to installing the new bridge replacing the temporary one which seemed to be becoming more of a permanent fixture. I think it looks so much better. Now it’s time to blend it into its surroundings.

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With the new bridge now put into place it was rude not to take a couple of photos of how it will look with locos around

 

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Looks much better Chris but the 50 is facing the wrong way again. ;-)

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1 hour ago, Temeraire said:

Looks much better Chris but the 50 is facing the wrong way again. ;-)

Hopefully right now :)

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Ropley is up for a few weeks so all hands to the pump to get it running better and some work done that can only be done when it is up. Plus a running session can’t hurt anyone either.

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Just had a quick photo session with Ropley while it is being made ready for the Basingstoke club Open Day (September 7th).

 

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More to follow

 

 

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