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Offline lil chris

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1305 on: July 09, 2017, 11:10:17 pm »
More work on the factory scene, a truck added plus a stacker truck and some workers and a few crates and pallets etc.
Also more static grass, the scene is getting there. I intend to finish the factory scene/cameo before starting work on the goods yard.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1306 on: July 14, 2017, 08:07:51 pm »
More work on the factory scene, added a truck and stacker truck, pallets and figures etc. More fencing reqiured yet to fence the factory off from the river and possibly some trees.Once this has been done I will weather the whole scene including the buildings. A few pics showing the progress. With regard to the goods yard, I have bought another coal yard kit with staithes, but I have also made another staithe of my own out of Styrene. I am thinking of placing these on the back siding next to the dirty cobbled road, I have a small crane too but have not decided where to put that, possibly between the second and third siding, just behind where the tank loco is, or to the left of the cattle dock. Either way the back siding looks like being the busy. I am thinking of putting a small platform between the back of the station and the first siding for unloading vans etc. Any other ideas will be appreciated, I do not want it too cramped.




The next few pics show the coal staithes and a couple of overhead views of the goods yard .....



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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1307 on: July 14, 2017, 08:18:02 pm »
Looking really good Chris.
I love the factory building which sits nicely below the viaduct.
The viaduct itself looks very impressive. Especially from the angle in the third photo.
A crane will look very much at home in the goods yard. Could I suggest some general clutter such as oil drums, wood loads, barrells etc. A Scammell Scarab or two would look good too.
Excellent stuff. Keep up the good work (and the updates).
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1308 on: July 14, 2017, 08:24:48 pm »
What he said, plus pallets!

Many years ago I got some N gauge pallets from Ratio, believe they are still sold, along with barrels etc.

It's all looking very good indeed.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1309 on: July 14, 2017, 08:26:40 pm »
Thanks Martin for the nice comments, yes plans are  afoot for some trucks in the goods yard, I also have some drums ready. I intend to finish the factory scene first before working on the goods yard, but I am collecting items ready for use in the goods yard. I plan to enable shunting using D&G couplings, there is a magnet in place already between the 3 way point and the slip, there is another on the main line down track so wagons can be dropped off. I have some dummy ground signals which might come handy to mark where the magnets are.

If you look closely on the second pic you can see some boxes stacked up and a single barrel in the factory yard. I did manage to separate another barrel, they are P & D Marsh castings, to put somewhere but it flicked off and disapeared in the room somewhere, no doubt I will find it one day, probably kneel on it and have it embedded in my knee.....
« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 08:33:09 pm by lil chris »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1310 on: July 14, 2017, 08:44:00 pm »
That's looking excellent, Chris but, wot, no greenery? :o
Are your workers so good at keeping weeds/undergrowth/shrubs etc down?
I know it can be done right at the end but please consider it.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1311 on: July 26, 2017, 07:56:58 pm »
Hi everyone, here is a little camera bought recently, I thought it was small enough to go round on a bolster wagon but it catches the bridges. So I need to get a old wagon and perhaps remove the body so I can mount the camera on the chassis. Then perhaps a video of the layout from a trains point of view will be forthcoming, watch this space.


compared to a small spoon......


I have also bought another Berko signal for the station and one of the new (4) packs of cars Oxford have brought out. They do the Oxford  packs in 60's and 70's etc with cars relevant to the year. I have also bought a Metcalfe platform canopy kit ready for more work on the station and goods yard. Regarding the cars it does not tell you what the models are in the packs, the pack I have has the Ford Anglia, A Humber Estate, I think the gold car is a Jowet Javelin and possibly the blak car is a Austin princess ideal for weddings etc or the mayor......



Slightly worrying is the Oxford 00 gauge railways on the box but it also says 1:148 scale too.........Phew thought I had picked the wrong ones.......
Confirmation of the car names would be appreciated.....
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1312 on: July 26, 2017, 08:06:59 pm »
Chris, the gold car does have a look of a Javelin. Any chance of a side on or 3/4 angle view?
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1313 on: July 26, 2017, 09:18:41 pm »
The gold car looks very much like  a Jowet Javelin. It had a flat 4 engine and a very distinctive exhaust noise.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1314 on: July 26, 2017, 09:28:41 pm »
I remember from my childhood that the Javelin looked very much like a super-dooper VW.  The main giveaway when one was coming towards you in the dark was the lights.  The Javelin had side lights built into the headlamp assembly and, in those days, cars used to run on side lights in built up areas.  The javelin always looked like an aproaching VW with very dim headlights.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1316 on: July 27, 2017, 07:22:02 am »
Great photo's Chris, the factory scene is looking great as you start to add the detail, inspiring me to get on with a bit of scenic work in Perthshire rather than loco's and coaches!

Hope the leg has healed up now

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1317 on: July 27, 2017, 07:43:56 am »
Looking very good Chris.

Seems that working with barrels is a dangerous business. I have a ratio barrel somewhere on the floor of the man cave. As you say best way to find it is to crawl around and wait until it embeds itself in a knee.

Look forward to seeing results from the camera.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1318 on: July 27, 2017, 08:03:21 am »
Looking very good Chris.

Seems that working with barrels is a dangerous business. I have a ratio barrel somewhere on the floor of the man cave. As you say best way to find it is to crawl around and wait until it embeds itself in a knee.

Look forward to seeing results from the camera.

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While your at it, keep an eye out for my phantom name-plate!

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1319 on: July 27, 2017, 10:10:30 am »
Cool camera - just don't mistake it for a pot of paint! Looking forward to seeing the video!
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