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Flordon Heritage Railway
« on: September 08, 2016, 12:44:45 pm »
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I have been lurking on the forum for some time and today decided to take the plunge and post my ongoing project: Flordon Heritage Railway! Based around a self devised, relatively simple track plan (I will post some photos once I have mastered the technique of doing so!), it will have two stations, a halt and an engineering workshop/yard. Being a heritage railway it will be based on a single track with passing loops at the stations. It also has a mainline connection, the details of which I can post in a written history of the railway should anyone want to read it!

So thats about it, I shall post some progress photos of the railway so far and I am open to any comments, positive or constructive, I'd love to know what you all think!

Thanks

Alex

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 12:46:31 pm »
Welcome, and I am sure we will all be looking forward to your progress.

Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 12:51:23 pm »



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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 01:00:34 pm »
This is the baseboard with styrene top laid out for planning. The baseboards are of the timber and mdf construction all recycled from a kitchen mock-up when our kitchen was rebuilt after a flood!


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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 01:11:09 pm »
This is the shaping of the first board, the landscape has begun to take shape!



The first layer of paper mache makes the first board look a little more complete!



The first temporary laying down of track to see if the plan fits; luckily it did!




As I started this a few months ago, just let me know if you want see more pictures of any of the various stages, I have loads but theres not much point uploading them when I am past that stage!

Thanks,

Alex



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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 01:30:36 pm »
Here I have painted the board an undercoat colour and started glueing the cork down ready for track work and basic scenery.



Work on the second board has begun....




And the holes being filled ready for the planting of a forest (more to come on that later)....



Track planning continues....




Thanks,

Alex



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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 02:20:55 pm »
Hello all,

You've probably all noticed I have yet to actually lay the track! This is mainly due to lack of funds so I decided to do a bit of the scenery instead!

Therefore, I have turned my attention to tree making! The corner of the layout photographed previously is going to be heavily wooded and thus a lot of trees need making! I have used various techniques including plaster on wire and natural plant items from the garden. Hope you like them.
 
Thanks

Alex

Mass tree production!



The first bit of greenery on the layout! This is only the basic scenery and many layers
need to be built up but I think it gives a nice effect thus far!



One of many trees!



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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 03:12:52 pm »
In my "little" world the scenery is the best bit. Its not so bad up here in the real world either.

Trees  :thumbsup: look god.
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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 03:39:16 pm »
 :hellosign:    :wonderfulmodelling:    :thankyousign:
See you soon !
Pierluc

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 04:27:46 pm »
Great progress, and good to see someone has found a use for Clive Cussler books :laugh:

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 09:04:02 pm »
Welcome aboard.
A fascinating introduction to your layout - please do keep the updates coming.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2016, 10:31:36 am »
Hello all,

Thank you for all the kind comments, its lovely to here what you all think! I have mastered uploading photos so shall upload some more shortly of the overall layout, some track laying, baseboard joints, another bit of scenery and some locomotives hopefully! Oh and my first ever attempt at scratchbuilding!

Also I have a history of the railway if anyone would like to read it? Or shall I just post it and those who want to can read it?

Thanks again and the photos will be up soon,

Alex :thankyousign:

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2016, 10:46:23 am »
Post the history. I'd love to read it.
Several of us on here do the same thing - we usually refer to them as back stories.
Looking forward to reading yours.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2016, 10:49:51 am »
Hi,

Is it better to just copy and paste into a post or attach a document? I can do either but I don't what the precedent is with posting  back stories!

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: Flordon Heritage Railway
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2016, 10:58:48 am »
Hi,

Is it better to just copy and paste into a post or attach a document? I can do either but I don't what the precedent is with posting  back stories!

Thanks,

Alex
Cut and paste direct onto here is the norm.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

 

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