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Author Topic: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout  (Read 9057 times)

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #75 on: November 21, 2016, 11:23:20 am »
You've cracked it. Nice job! :thumbsup:

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2016, 09:42:04 pm »
Evening all :beers:
After a lovely time at warley and a great many purchases of wagons and a class 14 along with kits for a station building, signal box and refuelling point - none of which I'm permitted until my 30th on Thursday - I've decided to make some changes to the layout.

Number 1 has been to fit the extra sleepers around the points. This has caused some issues as they had been pinned down. Mostly working again now although the three way point does have stalling issues.

Number 2 is that the upper platform is about an inch closer to the main track. This has been as I've found out a 'large' platform is about 35mm across rather than the 70mm I had it at.
The look of it still appears good so I'm happy so far.

Number three and possibly the biggest change is that I've rotated the layout 180 degrees. This is so the hillside is now in the back right and I intend to cut the baseboard and drop the front by 30mm to have a gentle slope up to the side of the station. That will be lined with fence or stonewalling.

To facilitate that change, the main controller will be placed on the floor instead. This alleviates the rather sheer side to the front wall.
The high sided brickwork may be removed in favour of sloped hillside and a tunnel to match.

The hill side might be sanded down more to be a little more scale worthy. If that makes sense.

I operated some trains this evening and aside from stalling at the threeway it appears to run pretty well.

Class 58 totnes castle seems to run best.


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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2016, 09:54:46 pm »
Just thought I'd introduce the newest member of the family



Meet J94 from gra/far
Bought for 45, some minor paintwork blemishes but he'll be weathered up before long.

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2016, 09:58:36 pm »
Not much to report. Will take a picture of all the stock I was given for my 30th during the week!

Been trying out some stock weathering with powders this evening. Let me know what you think of this :-


For this I've used secret weapon weathering powders: black light brown violet and white. I layered light brown and black around the bottom and top of the wagon then dabbed white and violet over the middle section. Cleaning the paintbrush I then gently blended them together to feather the effect.
On the roof I used light brown and black with black used at the front and rear of the wagon blending to the middle with a dash of white.

I was try to get an effect like they had been out side for a long time and had deteriorated significantly due to rain and overuse.

The sides of the bogies were done with White and light brown as I wanted them to look like dust from the ballast had dirtied where the wheels would be turning.
Not sure how prototypical that is but felt good.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 08:52:05 am by MrDobilina »

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2016, 10:01:11 pm »
Very nice work, indeed. Highly realistic weathering; not at all overdone.

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #80 on: December 05, 2016, 09:46:09 am »

Not sure how prototypical that is but felt good.

Looks good, too.
If anything I think the sides could take a bit more 'grot' :hmmm:

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2016, 10:30:07 pm »
Hey guys

Some more weathering fun this evening.
Finished off the Fruit D wagon and started on the 20T grain hopper.
You
Again let me know your thoughts!
For comparison, here are the originals
Fruit d


Bulk grain hopper


And now my ones










Need to get a better setup for taking photos that's more colour true!

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #82 on: December 05, 2016, 11:23:28 pm »
I think someone should start taking weathering orders, Very awesome  :beers:

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2016, 09:10:23 am »
WOW We certainately have some talented guys and gals on this Forum .
Whenever I've tried to weather something it looks like I've dipped it in a paint pot no matter how careful I am.
Well done Mr Dobilina you'll be giving Mercig and GC Weathering some competition if you can do work to that quality .
Bob

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2016, 09:27:09 am »
Really guys?

I wouldn't even know what to charge for that kind of thing  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #85 on: December 06, 2016, 09:57:24 am »
Not a lot obviously lol, Seriously though stunning weathering  :beers:

Really guys?

I wouldn't even know what to charge for that kind of thing  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #86 on: December 06, 2016, 11:02:41 am »
I'm surprised your disgustingly filthy photographs passed by the censors :goggleeyes:
Excellent :)

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2016, 11:08:16 am »
I'm surprised your disgustingly filthy photographs passed by the censors :goggleeyes:
Excellent :)



haha :P

Does anyone have any great photos of GWR or LMS locos with a little wear and tear/coal dust/oil on them please? I'd like to get weathering locos soon but could do with some reference shots.

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2016, 11:16:19 am »
Great clip.

As far as weathering locos goes, I suggest you look at some sites like 'Grimy Times' and see if anything floats your boat/filthens your loco

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Re: GWR themed terminus and shunt layout
« Reply #89 on: December 06, 2016, 09:44:37 pm »
No new weathering this evening. I felt I'd share my wonderful birthday presents from some very generous friends and family!






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