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Author Topic: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)  (Read 134886 times)

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2015, 12:55:25 am »
Excellent tutorial. Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2015, 04:12:05 am »
Paul, thanks for taking the time to explain how you do this.
The results are really impressive.
I'm now looking forward to having a go at something more daring than a plain blue-grey back scene when the time comes.
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2015, 06:56:54 am »
Paul, thanks for taking the time to explain how you do this.
The results are really impressive.
I'm now looking forward to having a go at something more daring than a plain blue-grey back scene when the time comes.
Kevin

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2015, 09:02:06 am »
Great tutorial there Paul, I think it's given me and some of the members food for thought of doing our own backscenes, well done.  :beers:

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2015, 06:05:39 pm »
Looks like a superb layout which really captures the atmosphere of the region + era modelled! Looking forward to seeing more of it. Also great to see a pre-war LMS layout (the era/company I model in :-[ OO gauge), pre-nationalisation layouts don't seem that common in N gauge especially of this standard.

I was going to ask if you had an ex-LNWR "Jumbo" to pull the train in the second-to-last photo, but that joke has already been made (more or less)! I assume though that you must be modelling a trunk route rather than a branch or secondary line...

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2015, 11:10:19 pm »
Looks like a superb layout which really captures the atmosphere of the region + era modelled! Looking forward to seeing more of it. Also great to see a pre-war LMS layout (the era/company I model in :-[ OO gauge), pre-nationalisation layouts don't seem that common in N gauge especially of this standard.

I was going to ask if you had an ex-LNWR "Jumbo" to pull the train in the second-to-last photo, but that joke has already been made (more or less)! I assume though that you must be modelling a trunk route rather than a branch or secondary line...

Enough with the Elephant jokes already, thanks for the kind comments about the layout, I must admit it was more of a trial exercise to test some new techniques, one of them is using card for the buildings rather than palsti-card, god I sound like a radical :)

I guess I will have to post more information on the layout, have you any preferences or requests??

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2015, 07:49:14 am »
Great looking layout. Thanks for all the pics and info.

Always happy to pinch and idea or two  ;) so any chance of a track plan, please?

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2015, 10:14:01 pm »
Great looking layout. Thanks for all the pics and info.

Always happy to pinch and idea or two  ;) so any chance of a track plan, please?

Dave G


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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2015, 10:26:31 pm »
Well not much time to do any modelling tonight, and of the precious time I had, I wasted half of it pondering. Pondering you don't hear that term much do you, I think I may ponder on that a little longer..............

Getting back to the layout I was pondering if the general area of the goods yard could do with a bit more grime and dirt??


The other thing I had a ponder about was my recent fascination with modifying and building yet more tank engines for the layout. I really must get round to finishing them..............and with my last dying seconds of modelling time I managed to super glue my fingers together, so not a total waste of time then :)

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2015, 09:55:07 am »
It's certainly feasible the town is shrouded in rain while the goods yard etc is bathed in sunlight but, I agree, it could do with some 'dirtying up' perhaps :hmmm:

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2015, 06:36:21 pm »
It's certainly feasible the town is shrouded in rain while the goods yard etc is bathed in sunlight but, I agree, it could do with some 'dirtying up' perhaps :hmmm:

The goods yard looks bathed in sun light a bit, because its directly under the room light, which tends to show up all the areas that are not so good on the layout.

I think it could do with a little "grottying" up, I guess I will have to get down to making a mess.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2015, 10:18:29 am »
It's certainly feasible the town is shrouded in rain while the goods yard etc is bathed in sunlight but, I agree, it could do with some 'dirtying up' perhaps :hmmm:

The goods yard looks bathed in sun light a bit, because its directly under the room light, which tends to show up all the areas that are not so good on the layout.

I think it could do with a little "grottying" up, I guess I will have to get down to making a mess.

Nowt wrong with getting 'down and dirty' on the odd occasion :angel:

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2015, 11:39:43 am »
Being a totally good Boy, some would say near angelic I have no idea what you mean  :-[

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2015, 04:50:52 pm »
Well the Domestic Overlord has gone out today, and left me on my own,  BRING ON THE CHAOS

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2015, 07:43:43 pm »
Well today I thought I would spend a little time on a few of the outstanding jobs on the layout, and to be fair I did spend a little time on these jobs, but other things took my attention away.

I don't know if it is just me, but I tend I seem to have too many locomotives for the services on Foster Street, (hang on you can never have too many engines). Anyway I have a bit of a thing for tank locomotives, and I have slowly been building locomotives to add to the fleet.

These have ranged from Johnson 1P 0-4-4T to the current production of 2-6-4T locomotives and these are proving to be a bit of a pain. The problem is I made enough pony and trailing trucks with scale'ish wheels to fit to them. The problem is that I have put them away for safe keeping, so safe in fact that I have forgot where I put them.

While I search for them, I thought you might b interested in a few photo's of the locomotives in their current state, at least the Fairburn is a good example of why we should just but the Farish model.

One question though, should I line the fowler tank, or should I just slap a bit of dirt onto it, oh so many options






 

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