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  1. Basket liner well and truly dry,(can't wait any longer) pulled the top layer of and added different types of woodland scenic's scatter,quite happy with the effect,but maybe a little to green? next, set up a photo shoot,with one of my long island s1's and a couple of cars,don't think it looks to bad,building need a lot more detail. will start on the half cobbled areas when i get back from my holidays. Ray
  2. Added a couple of more washes to the ballast and dry brushed the track and sleepers. next job was to glue some basket liner in and around the tracks, (something else new for me) I'm trying to get that overgrown,rundown feeling,typical of branches in there last days Will leave this till after TVNAM,which by then it should be dry, then pull the top off and hope it leaves enough fibres to look like long grass, and then finish of with different colour scatter material. Ray
  3. Ballast nice and dry this morning (5.30),first colour wash applyed,concrete pad next to sidings filled,now waiting for everything to dry ,again this will give me sometime to think where to start and finish half cobble areas!! Ray
  4. Thanks everyone for all for the kind remarks,i'm happy so far with the brick paper/card buildings,hope the detailing and windows work as well! Tips don't come cheap Dave, i like payment in beer,but i've been know to give the odd free-be!!! As for TVNAM 2013,that depends on the date,if it clashes with Wigan, i won't be available managed another building,just 3 more to start Ray
  5. Ballasted the track over the last couple of days thanks to the rain!!! while waiting for it to dry did a bit more on some of the buildings,he's some photo's while there off the layout. Just need the smaller details added,weathered and windows installed. Ray
  6. Ian This is my busiest time of the year from now until October,most of my modelings done in winter,will just be a punter this year at Barrow, might stop the night for a few beers, will have to see swmbo!! Cheers Jon It had to go, it took up to much space,it went to a good home,still have a few items put away in a box,just in case i get the urge to do narrow gauge again,really enjoyed build Twin falls especial the rock face,that was my first time doing layout with just scenery, all my layouts are usually urbun, only wish i'd took more photo's or a video,sold it before i had chance,a lesson learnt. Ray
  7. Managed to get some brick paper glue on some of the buildings, i find tubs of ready mixed wallpaper adhesive works well, made a couple of mockup doors from card to see if they fit? Next up finnish applying brick paper, think about cobbled area and ballasting track. Ray
  8. Thought i'd give you a up-date Only managed a few days in the last 3 months,got started on the card buildings,i usually work in plastic,but thought i'd have a go with card for this layout. first i built some mock ups to see if everything would fit. then using some 6mm square timber and 2mm mdf i made the carcasses,which then i fit 2mm card fronts, with all windows and door openings cut out,all the facades and corner stones are made form 1mm or 2mm card and painted the appropriate colours of for the next couple of days may start to get some brick paper fitted??? Ray
  9. Jack Prof's idea's worth thinking about. As for alterntive bodys the SW7 will probably fit, don't think the SW1001/1500 will, they have clips that slid into hole in the chassis The S12/SW7 bodys fit over small lugs on the side of the fuel tanks Ray
  10. Go for it,whats the worst that can happen!!! you can still look for another body will keep my eye's open for you Ray
  11. Jack Can it not be built up out of plasti-card and make it look like a in house repair after a knock or crash?? Ray
  12. Have you tried the sea-shore,i no .i no coat on will keep my eye's open at Manchester,you never no Ray
  13. Jack Yep,Athearn Baldwin S12 same as my #9 but with the side handrails Ray
  14. Here's a couple for you ADB968028(27024) on Eastfeild shed 20154 standing outside Grangemouth shed Ray
  15. Jack That was a well keep secret about you going to TVNAM!! hope your passports in date traveling that far south of the border! yo've got a safe passage through Cumbria,it has been decreed! hope you can make it Ray
  16. Ian you could allways build a z gauge layout as backup, in case you get a micra!!!! Ray
  17. done a little bit more on the new layout started building the shells for the buildings to see if they will fit Ray from deepest west cumbria
  18. managed to get the track down,and wired up in the last mouth or so,very slow progress a hour here and there,trying to build 2 layouts and work on putting the final touches to Helm,and taking it to a couple of exhibitions,then having to go to work then sleeping in between + plus sampling a few ales,its hard work this model railroading lark this layout is a long term project,i haven't got a dead line to work too, unlike the other one Ray from deepest west cumbria
  19. here's one of kev when he was a bit younger Ray from deepest west cumbria
  20. Ian Where's the kitchen sink!! Ray from deepest west cumbria
  21. looking good pete will they be ready for november???? ray from deepest west cumbria
  22. track plan sorted 4 rail served industries in black,a push back siding back to fiddle yard to serve as another industry, a small hold up siding partly disused, cobbled road and loading area,tall 3 storey buildings. roadbed will be 3mm cork, with 3mm ply where it crosses the baseboard joints which will have brass screw for soldering the track to (from the days be for the darkside) hole cut for access to fiddle yard soon we can lay some track
  23. boards finnished, just front pelmet and trim to do, after track plan and building locations are sorted. always like the look of the railroads in and around new york especially long island the layout is not going to be based on any particular location my idea is to build a switching layout which i can change location by changing loco's and stock i've been collecting items from the following railroads for a while LIRR CNJ NYC PC, PRR CONRAIL NY DOCK llir s1 picture on helm leasing worked out i will probably need 3 loco's and about 20 freight cars to run it per railroad though so of the freight car can inter-mix with each other depending on date its modeled track plan will be pretty simple, runround 4 or 5 sidings, maximum train length will be loco + 4-5 cars+caboose,one man operation, dcc control+points track will be what ever there is in my "whats left of other project box" which happens to be 2 3way 3 left hand 2 right hand all peco code 100 electofrog need to get my track templates and lining paper and make a full size plan.
  24. Dear Prof Klyzir maybe it was the design of my foamcore boards that let them down the main factor for using timber is i already had the timber all my layouts have a budget which starts at zero and works down thats the beauty of forms we can all learn form each other for future projects
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