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Colmore Traction depot


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This is my latest six road traction depot Colmore..

wil be mixs of Br blue through to trainload freight sector...

37,47,56,20,60 ect...

Its got fuelling point and offices,

sidings for waiting diesel locos.

Depot has catwalk area for loco inspection and repairs.

This wil be Colmore "North depot" and cross the way wil be Colmore  "east depot" for loco and rolling stock major repairs...

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My concrete hard standing for the depot is made from A4 plastic sheets,

and super glued in place between the rails.

Ive cut channel lines in with Stanley knife to show concrete sections and cracks ect..

Filled in with rusty track grime mixs..

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Ive used three base colours for the concrete here..

Tamiya acrylics

Deck tan xf-55

wooden deck tan xf-78

Neutral grey xf-53..

Ive overlayed the paints and each tie once dry used red scotch pads to gently rub down

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Now ive used both airbrush and then filled in with dry brush finish,

on the depot hard standing..

Main colours are Humbrol matt paints mixed .

matt 26 brown

matt 29 brown

matt 33 black.

Then once dry ive dry brushed in using make up brush:D

Track grime and rust effects from the Vallejo range these are acrylics...

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Fun part now adding and making kits for the insides of the depot building..

1st one is standard Knightwing depot catwalk,but with thin brass tubing and LED"s for lighting.

These wil be wired to the main yard lighting towers shortly...

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Superb work. Really love the hardstanding sections. 

This is something I still have to do on my layout. The trick with a knife is a great idea which I am definitely going to try. 

 

Cheers 

Phil 

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11 hours ago, tom shaw said:

Some good tips on the hard standing, thanks.

 

Regards,

Tom

Thanks Tom for your kindness,

hope you find these pictures and info useful...

 

many thanks neil..

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8 hours ago, porkie said:

Superb work. Really love the hardstanding sections. 

This is something I still have to do on my layout. The trick with a knife is a great idea which I am definitely going to try. 

 

Cheers 

Phil 

Yer realy works treat scoring with knife,and then carefuly filling in cracks with track grime,

rust effects or even little grass scenic...

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Wow, really excellent work here mate. Thank you for letting me know about this new thread. It's brilliant. 

 

Just a thought. The hard standing in the depot area, have you glued it directly onto your baseboard or is it glued to something else underneath that means it can be removed if you ever wanted to? 

 

I will be following with great interest. 

 

Keep up the excellent work. 

 

Thank you. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

 

 

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On ‎03‎/‎04‎/‎2020 at 01:19, DRS Crewe On A Mission said:

Wow, really excellent work here mate. Thank you for letting me know about this new thread. It's brilliant. 

 

Just a thought. The hard standing in the depot area, have you glued it directly onto your baseboard or is it glued to something else underneath that means it can be removed if you ever wanted to? 

 

I will be following with great interest. 

 

Keep up the excellent work. 

 

Thank you. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

 

 

Cheers Danny glad you like this my frend...

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On 01/04/2020 at 06:49, sb67 said:

The concrete hardstanding looks good saxokid. :)

It looks so good it could be the remains of a demolished shed in real life.

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18 hours ago, DRS Crewe On A Mission said:

 

It's a really realistic depot. The signs on the front and side of the depot look excellent. I think it just shows that sometimes the smallest bits of detailing can make a big difference to a building, shed etc. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

Yes your right there Danny detailing bring modelling to life like..

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9 hours ago, SparxD428 said:

Looking very good Neil. Like the way you've done the hard standing, really looks top notch.

Cheers,

Stu

 

Are thanks Stu your very kind sir:drink_mini:

Ive realy enjoyed making this hard standing,very much like my Banks road depot ..

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45 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

I must have been asleep and missed this one mate, I know it's part of the bigger set up, but as a stand alone area it really is exceptional.:good:

 

Love that lighting too.:good::good:

Yer ive been busy making this new part of my growing layout here in the New house.

Realy pulled out all the stops with this depot build Andy..

Ive also started back on my DRS modern flask depot...

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