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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 08:17:02 pm »
very nice layout and great loco collection!

how did you weather the 47?  got any tips?  i haven't weathered any locos before. i do have weathering powders but i've not got an air brush. i was thinking of buying some frame dirt and roof dirt spray paints though...


cheers


tim

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2013, 11:54:47 am »
very nice layout and great loco collection!

how did you weather the 47?  got any tips?  i haven't weathered any locos before. i do have weathering powders but i've not got an air brush. i was thinking of buying some frame dirt and roof dirt spray paints though...


cheers



tim

I'm no expert at weathering i'm afraid. Its best to practise on old cheap wagons & locos first before starting on the expensive ones! I find some of my locos have turned out better than others, the 47 is the latest one i've done & i think its turned ok. Sometimes the close-up photos make them look worse than they are, they look much more realistic when they are trundling round the layout or in the sidings!
Try and work from photos of the real thing so you can see where the grime/dirt collects. I used railmatch frame dirt & roof dirt aerosols but it can be awkward to get the paint on where you want it, just takes plenty of practise i think.
 I have got an airbrush but i've not used it much yet, think i need to practise with it a bit first.
 I masked the sides & front of the loco first before spraying the roof dirt. I masked the windows &  sprayed light dust coats of clear matt varnish to get the effect of dirty windows. I used some humbrol matt black around the exhaust area. Also used the dry brushing method on the ends & sides with matt black & frame dirt & wiped the paint with cotton buds to get dirt streaks.
Hope that helps!  :)
Cheers, Stu.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 12:31:44 pm »
I'm liking this 'little' layout a lot, it give a big impression. Some nice little ideas to borrow. Thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup:
Today's Experts were yesterday's Beginners :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2013, 08:21:38 am »
Hi Stu,

Thanks for sharing your layout, its very impressive. I've found it really helpful as you've shown what can be acheived in a small space. Your layout has inspired me to see what I can do in 4x2 and I think I've come up with something (although I had to stretch the dimension a little).

Thanks again!

Mark

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 09:37:48 am »
That's a great looking little layout Stu with lots of superb detailing. Are you doing any more work on it or has it now reached the 'playing only' stage ?
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Trevor (aka Chinahand)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 10:52:54 am »
That's a great looking little layout Stu with lots of superb detailing. Are you doing any more work on it or has it now reached the 'playing only' stage ?
Thankyou for all the kind comments! :) I mostly just run the trains on this one now but there's still things on there i can probably improve & also change/add some details on it.
Cheers, Stu.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2013, 06:02:06 pm »
brilliant layout. I have never imagined that you could get so much into a 4X2 layout and with such a level of detail. I am we'll jealous, it makes my layout look likeable three year olds!

Great photos

Alan
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2013, 07:25:03 pm »
Hi all

Great wee layout you have there looks like Welsh line to Fishgaurd or Milford Haveen can't double headed 37's on the oils!

Kind regards

Dave


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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2013, 07:48:00 pm »
Hi all, just thought i'd post a few photos of the layout at dusk with lights.
 






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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2013, 07:59:53 pm »
A few more photos,





Class 47 404 weathered & 47 403 fresh out of the box.



class 47 612 'Titan' with a rake of mk1's

Thats it for now.  :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2013, 08:56:23 pm »
Very effective use of lighting in those dusk shots - well done :thumbsup:

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2013, 09:06:47 pm »
Very nice photo series of a great looking layout, thanks for sharing  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2013, 10:46:56 pm »
A great little layout. Could not help noticing the unusual name for the company in the little industrial unit. Not often I see my surname in print.....

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2013, 03:09:32 pm »
Thankyou all for the kind replies  :)
A great little layout. Could not help noticing the unusual name for the company in the little industrial unit. Not often I see my surname in print.....
The industrial building was a free download from the scalecenes website, the signs on the building came with it.
cheers, Stu

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2013, 05:32:25 pm »
Hi all, just a little update on my layout. I decided to bring part of the disused trackwork on the edge of the yard into use & added 2 sets of points as the disused section wasn't connected to the rest of the trackwork. This gives me a bit of extra space & I can store 2 more locos on this section of track. Here's a few photo's of the PW staff at work! :D




The section of track to the left is a 'dead' unpowered section that I'm going to leave as a disused/scrapline section of track. Also made a new concrete panel fence along the siding.





And finally a general view of the yard.


Cheers, Stu.

 

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