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Author Topic: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery  (Read 6532 times)

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2016, 11:17:36 am »
Well, with Wales out of the Euros and holiday taken, some progress on the layout...



The shed has been weathered by masking off panels and dry brushing rust tones. Random vegetation added to rear and sides.

The goods yard now has gates and fencing along its access lane. These are standard Peco products which I'd not used previously. They're a polythene type of plastic, so waxy and reluctant to take paint and glues. A light scuff with fine wet-and-dry abrasive (Halfords sell a sponge pad for auto repaints) then a coat of diluted PVA with a drop of detergent primes this surface quite well, then paint/stain as usual.

If you're going to join fencing lengths or add the additional fence posts, do this (using undiluted PVA) before putting the fences in place ... The gates feature a long gatepost, so to make them movable, I planted them in short lengths of ball-point-pen ink tube.

Next will be adding weeds and scrub along the lane and red disks to the gates.

Mike


« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 11:32:36 am by maridunian »

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2016, 11:43:46 am »
Looks really good. Very atmospheric indeed.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2016, 12:09:59 pm »
Really excellent scenic modelling and great pictures. Many thanks for the tips on improving the standard Peco fencing and gates. I won't be using much of my Peco fencing (fencing not beeing so common in North Cornwall) but I will be using some of the gates.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2016, 12:21:14 pm »
Looks really good. Very atmospheric indeed.


Thank you - I've been inspired by several layouts, but this one captures the feel I'm looking for:

Llangunllo

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2016, 12:47:55 pm »
Llangunllo is indeed a superbly scenic layout; albeit in 4MM (EM) Scale.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2016, 03:38:28 pm »
Really excellent scenic modelling and great pictures. Many thanks for the tips on improving the standard Peco fencing and gates.

Likewise. I primed my Peco fencing with spray acrylic primer and then sprayed them brown but, with handling, the paint still came off in places :doh:

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2016, 04:41:21 pm »
Many thanks for the tips on improving the standard Peco fencing and gates.

Likewise. I primed my Peco fencing with spray acrylic primer and then sprayed them brown but, with handling, the paint still came off in places :doh:

Real weathering then! That's as good as it gets with this material - flash-back to Airfix 1/72 model soldiers!

Mike

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2016, 08:20:19 pm »
Looking great  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2016, 09:41:04 am »
Looking great  :thumbsup:
Thanks - I'm making this 4'x2' layout project last by working on a few square inches at a time!

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2016, 10:34:43 am »
Cool! That's how my dinosaur of a layout evolved.... a little bit as I went.

At least you have tight constraints to prevent your layout turning into the almost unmanageable monster that mine is!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2016, 11:26:16 am »
Cool! That's how my dinosaur of a layout evolved.... a little bit as I went.

At least you have tight constraints to prevent your layout turning into the almost unmanageable monster that mine is!  :thumbsup:

Yes, I can see the danger. I have 3 loco and 2 wagon projects on-the-go (well, started but on-stop), the signal box and its level-crossing to sort (these are so fiddly if your road and track aren't of equal width and don't cross at 90 ...), more landscaping, the loco stable area to develop and a backdrop to arrange. Then more detailing. Oh, and a coal-mine to build in the middle ...

If I don't focus in on a single task everything grinds to a halt!

Mike


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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2016, 04:23:58 pm »
 :wonderfulmodelling: :thankyousign:

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2016, 11:48:41 am »
Brilliant scenics Mike, love what you have done with the goods yard & crossing, great project, have enjoyed the thread thus far

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2016, 08:23:36 pm »
Ok, well that's the vegetation added.



Used a puffer bottle with static grass along the lane, with miscellaneous scatter and clumps in the throat between the yard and the transfer sidings.

Next focus will be the canal lock, basin and wharf.

Watch this space (but don't hold your breath!)

Mike

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2016, 08:50:54 pm »
Smashing, Mike, especially the access 'road' to the platform.

 

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