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Author Topic: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout  (Read 11212 times)

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2014, 04:16:49 pm »
Hi Nick,

Thanks. It doesn't now. The shed looks like a bomb has hit it. The track is all up while I go around glueing things in place. I've strung out the bus wire underneath, all 10 meters of it, and that's just for the one track.

Hit my first snag.   :-[ With the upper WPR layout only 10 inches above the BAR one I can't get me drill in to drill the holes for the feed wires.  :'(  I do have a Dremel so I may try that.

Got guests coming round for tea so no more tonight.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2014, 04:40:40 pm »
Hi Nick,

Thanks. It doesn't now. The shed looks like a bomb has hit it. The track is all up while I go around glueing things in place. I've strung out the bus wire underneath, all 10 meters of it, and that's just for the one track.

Hit my first snag.   :-[ With the upper WPR layout only 10 inches above the BAR one I can't get me drill in to drill the holes for the feed wires.  :'(  I do have a Dremel so I may try that.

Got guests coming round for tea so no more tonight.

Alex  :wave:


Hi  Alex    :wave:   

Sounds like you  could do with a flexidrive  for the drill   if the dremel   wont do the job  like this  http://www.rapidonline.com/tools-equipment/mb-720-flexible-drive-shaft-30626/

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2014, 10:00:27 pm »
I'll look into that Nick, thanks.

Last night I made a start to my warehouse for the upper station area. It's a half relief building and will have full lights and a partial interior.





The roof has plain plasticard as I'd ran out of my corrugated iron card. I'll get some more and just stick it on top.

The warehouse can take three 40 footer freight cars, but the siding can hold 5 plus an engine. A trip to the paint shop follows at the weekend.

I've seen a photo of the station I want to use. Just got to draw it to scale and make it. The station platform will be 50cm long in order to handle three coaches.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2014, 10:32:57 pm »
Alex, the speed you build things gives me visions of those videos where they speed the action up usually accompanied by the Benny Hill theme tune  :D

Your warehouse looks excellent with the brickwork showing up very well  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2014, 10:45:44 pm »
Thanks John,

It usually takes me a couple of hours to get the basic structure done, then the following night I add the details. I did the upper wood cladding just to break up the brick work.

Hopefully my painting will bring out the detail of the brickwork more.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2014, 08:47:31 am »
Nicely made Alex. :thumbsup:  I'm yet to have a go at making my own buildings.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2014, 03:46:12 pm »
Very nice build, Alex :thumbsup:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2014, 06:49:13 pm »
Thanks guys,

I'm going to need a lot of buildings for my BAR layout. I have bought some but American buildings are a bit on the expensive side, so I'll have to build my own.

You should have a go Tank. It keeps the wife amused when I start to mutter and mumble under my breath when things go pear shape and I have to start again.  :D

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2014, 06:53:00 pm »
Thanks guys,

I'm going to need a lot of buildings for my BAR layout. I have bought some but American buildings are a bit on the expensive side, so I'll have to build my own.

Might be able to help you out there Alex, will discuss it on Sunday  ;)

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2014, 07:15:21 pm »
Ahhhh a mystery..the plot thickens. Remember you've an engine and wagon heading your way.. :)

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2014, 07:53:46 pm »
Hi  Alex    :wave:   

Really like the mix of wood  &  brick  with  washes  on  both it  will   bring out  details  :claphappy:  are you planning on  lighting  over the loading area   ?   small   SMD's     placed  under the roofing  overhang   would  be good  &  not  seen   directly,   as  usual   a  good  couple of  coats of black   to  stop   any  lightbleed.

If you like the idea just shout  &   i'll  sort you some  SMD's     :bounce:
« Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 07:57:33 pm by upnick »

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2014, 08:11:55 pm »
Ahhhh a mystery..the plot thickens. Remember you've an engine and wagon heading your way.. :)

Alex  :wave:


http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3255   ;)

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2014, 08:25:06 pm »
Ahhhh a mystery..the plot thickens. Remember you've an engine and wagon heading your way.. :)

Alex  :wave:


http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3255   ;)


Hmmm...interesting

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2014, 09:08:15 pm »
Ahhhh a mystery..the plot thickens. Remember you've an engine and wagon heading your way.. :)

Alex  :wave:


http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3255   ;)


Hmmm...interesting


It's large the Bralick building Lawrence  i   decided to slice it in two  making it even  more impressive as a low  relief  structure    (another  project that needs finishing   :smiley-laughing:)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14276.msg142529#msg142529


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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2014, 09:39:10 pm »
It is Nick, I thought Alex might like to convert it to four low profile flats, but that is a discussion for Sunday  ;)

 

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