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Broom Hill TMD
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:07:34 pm »
So with the sudden demise of "Brush lane" due to the senior traction engineer and P/W hierarchy turning up unannounced and performing a thorough inspection, they condemned the Depot due to some dodgy concreting sold to them from a bloke with a big lorry!!... :doh:



without any notice 0800-S-C-R-A-P appeared and demolished it over night.    :wave: :worried:



Engineers arrived swiftly to level the ground so rebuilding works could commence  8)





Due to there being sufficient need for a replacement which trains can run on, the resulting space will see "Western Lane" spring from the now derelict land :D



Locos currently stabled at Tormouth shed waiting to return include:-







More to follow on this breaking news later this week...
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:50:38 am by Only Me »



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Re: Western Lane
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 02:11:59 pm »
I did wonder what made you plump for a WR set up :no:
Dunno about Lane but I used to live in Western Road, Wolverton in my yoof

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Re: Western Lane
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 04:09:04 pm »
Hi could you please tell me where you got that shed from on the right hand side on the top picture. Does it take four lines. Cheers steve44

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Re: Western Lane
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 05:13:59 pm »
@STEVE44  its thw farish four road shed, around 70 if you can find one



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Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 09:40:43 am »
So there has been some progress on this new board, decided that the Depot will be called "Broom Hill" a pun from "Brush Lane", the track is now laid and all wiring has been soldered under the track on this layout.  Point holes all been cut and wires soldered to all the Frogs to ensure good power is supplied across all the track.  Point motors will be seep and the system underneath this time will be Digikeijs from Holland using block sections and of course a DCC control unit (DR5000).. It will eventually be computer controlled and is the first board of five for my train room.

This picture was my first attempt at putting the scenic pieces on the board and nothing quite fitted how I'd imagined!!..., I wanted a run round loop by the fuel filling equipment so changed the design a bit, which meant the fuel tanks no longer fitted on any of the open ground !!...





......cue the saw and a large screwdriver to extract them from their resin base....






Can you have too many Westerns ?? - Also note I've cut down the Farish Scenecraft Fuel tank retaining walls so now they sit nicely between the back-scene and the rear track surrounding the Fuel tanks.



Mick I need to Snaffle your Desert Sand One away :D!....

Ballasting has been started using Woodland Scenics Dark Fine BAllast, I'm not sure if I like it but as I've started thats what it will be finished with!.... There will be lots of brushed on colours, so it may turn a grey colour anyway!...



I have found this to be my new favourite Glue for ballasting, a 50/50 mix with water and a few drops of washing up liquid to make it flow into the ballast well, I use a children's medicine dropper (comes free in a bottle of Calpol!!) to apply the mix to the ballast...



Finally last night I started the hard standings, these are to be made using DAS Clay, as I find it easy to work with and reshape as I go



http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=56485

And a picture with the first Farish two road Depot Attached



Lets now move on to lighting.... Gotta have lighting in my depot... I've found this stuff on Ebay, called "FIVE SECOND FIX" its a UV curing epoxy and sticks leds in places where before lots of swearing was required!... So heres how I lit the four road servicing shed..

Pin drill small holes through each of the pre fixed "fake" lights


Push through a pre wired 0604 smd (ebay 9.99 for 20), apply some of the goop and UV it for 5 seconds sticking it solid


Light Number one... quite fiddly but well worth it..


Ok so thats all four in....


I think this will look great when its put on the layout!...


The two road servicing shed has had much the same treatment


Cue Poor picture with locos in situe!!..


Both the sheds have also had lights installed inside for completeness.. The sheds have removable connectors for easy maintenance and removal from the base board



Thanks For Looking...
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:43:31 am by Only Me »



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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 10:00:04 am »
Morning,

Great stuff and in such a short time. All looking good and looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 10:17:07 am »
Thanks for the excellent progress report but remind me never to let you near my Desert Sand Western :uneasy: ;)

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 05:56:58 pm »
Really coming along well.  Looking forward to more updates.  :)

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 07:03:58 pm »
Hi Looking good . I like the way you have done the lights on shed. What size did you use and where from.
Cheers Steve44

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 07:08:48 pm »
Hi @STEVE44 they are actually 0402 warm white leds pre wired search for ebay seller DREAMLIXY2009 i buy in packs of 20 from china



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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 09:02:22 am »
Not much to report today, ballasting ongoing PW using a borrowed 04 and some seacows to move ballast from further up the line, layed the paths between the depots, the four road depots hard standing and levelled the area where the fuel tanks sit.  Testing paint colours on the hard standings

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 09:38:11 am »
A little more work over the last couple of nights, sees colour come to life and tidying of the ballast, Im after ideas of how to blend the ballast as I think it's too brown now!!




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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 10:01:12 am »
Yeah, I can see the worry....

But looking at the backscene, you may need LED thunder and lightning effects
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 10:02:57 am »
This is looking wonderful Paul.

Will be watching with interest.

Cheers
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Re: Broom Hill TMD
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 10:04:56 am »
As for the backsene, im thinking a pale blue as per all other layouts :) just not got that far yet



 

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