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Author Topic: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)  (Read 7233 times)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2018, 10:53:09 pm »
Thanks for all the kind comments. I did a bit of track laying again today in the shed for an hour but it's been a cold near freezing day today so decided to go indoors & do some work to finish off the viaduct instead.

Re; the viaduct, it's been a right pain to build, many of the curved brick arches I found the plastic very brittle & broke a few trying to get a curve on them, so ended up using plasticard instead & then covering them all in brick paper which has worked out ok.

The prototype viaduct has refuge buttresses along its length, I decided to try & replicate them by making some out of some scrap bits of plastic stone walling & plasticard. On the prototype they are cut away, but I didn't really want to start hacking away the main structure on my viaduct so decided just to glue them along the sides instead. Not 100% accurate I know but I think it looks the part. Then a few washes of various colours & dry brushing staining etc to try & get it looking more stone like & weathered.

Here are a few pics of the results...


















Cheers, Stu
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 10:54:46 pm by mk1gtstu »
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0


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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2018, 11:57:27 pm »
just read your layout thread

nice viaduct and looking forward to seeing more pics as you build your layout

good luck

Tim

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2018, 01:20:08 am »
So looking forward to seeing your layout progress the viaduct & bridge are stunning :beers:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2018, 06:51:52 am »
Great job.

Especially like the the  white 'salts' coming out of the red brick arches.

Very effective.  :thumbsup:

Dave G

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2018, 06:59:57 am »
That is one awesome viaduct!   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2018, 07:53:49 am »
Great bridges Stu.  :thankyousign:

How about putting some red and white tape across the broken handrail?  :hmmm:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2018, 10:01:07 am »
Viaduct c/w refuges looks the biz, Stu :thumbsup:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2018, 08:06:34 pm »
Hi all, again many thanks for the kind comments  :)

Some more good progress made over the last couple of days, some sidings now laid on baseboard 2....






Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2018, 08:08:37 pm »
On baseboard 1, the viaduct is in it's final position, glued down & weighted in place..


Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2018, 08:14:14 pm »
The ends of the viaduct packed out with polystyrene, then cork underlay glued in place ready for the track laying.












So far so good, that's all for now,

cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2018, 08:17:18 pm »
After so long away it is so nice to come back and see how members layout's are progressing and yours in no exception Stu, that is some awesome viaduct, really looking forward to seeing fully set into the scenery.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2018, 09:26:44 pm »
Coming along a treat :thumbsup:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2018, 06:17:22 pm »
The last bits of track have now been laid on the viaduct, the first train to cross is class 37 162 with a short rake of (clean at the moment  ;)) HAA hoppers. All seems to be running well, tried out 3 locos, class 33, class 37 & a class 47. The only one that gave a bit of trouble was the 47, it kept de-railing intermittently on one of the baseboard joins. A few track adjustments & it seems to have solved the problem. Hopefully the rest of the fleet will behave themselves on the new track work.
A few pics....












Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2018, 06:23:29 pm »
A few more pics, hopefully I'm not boring you all with them..














Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

 

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