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Offline Shaun Harvey

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2013, 07:12:33 pm »
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I've been busy building wall pieces but I wondered if I could use this again from GS 1. It took ages to build and seems to look good up above the line.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2013, 07:19:34 pm »
Looks the dog's do dahs Shaun, really effective, if you decide to bin it, throw it my way.   ;D

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2013, 07:20:44 pm »
Yes Shaun that most definitely sits in well in your setting.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2013, 07:24:47 pm »
Agreed, I think it looks great.

Impressive how that enormous factory is actually only a small part of the new layout.

Quite impressed at how you manage to do all that work in such a small amount (relatively) of time, wish I could have that rate of progress  :thumbsup:

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2013, 08:12:49 pm »
It looks perfect to me  :thumbsup:
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2013, 06:58:30 pm »
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I've finally got the back scene board fixed on the right hand side of the layout. Only the centre section to fix in now and it will be good having the fiddle yard hidden up. No corners on the back scenes here - an improvement on GS 1. Then they will be painted Powder Blue an acrylic paint available from many art shops. I think it's a good sky colour and used it on GS 1.

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Here's a shot taken from the garage door - the only way to get the whole layout in really!
Still a lot of things to have in place before I start to ballast. I want to improve the point rodding I attempted on GS 1 and don't want to see gaps around the bases of buildings so will fix buildings before I ballast and get the platform edge walls installed too. Working semaphore signals are on their way too and will be installed shortly.

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On the wagon front, I have filled most of the coal wagons with a fine coal like material. The seacows and sealions have also have had some ballast added. Both loads were fixed with some watered down (50/50) pva and was dry the next day. The look of full wagons is very satisfying and is much more realistic.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2013, 10:46:07 pm »
The wagons look great with 'real' coal loads. Can I ask where you got it from? I'd like to add it to the bunkers of my steamers in time.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2013, 12:06:55 am »
The wagons look great with 'real' coal loads. Can I ask where you got it from? I'd like to add it to the bunkers of my steamers in time.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171121713927

I hope this is the link you require. I'm sure other products are available too!

Shaun

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2013, 09:29:22 am »
Just bought a pack, thank you Shaun. Looks great
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Re: George Street II
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2013, 10:06:46 am »
Just spotted your new layout thread Shaun and am well impressed with your speed of progress to date. The track plan is great for watching long trans go by and the retaining walls and warehouse look excellent. I will now be watching out for your further progress.
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Re: George Street II
« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2013, 01:52:06 am »
Looking good. The sweeping curves make a big difference. Marty

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2013, 06:50:35 am »
I have been relatively incognito for a couple of months due to a Eurojaunt (which rest assured, I will bore members with shortly), but good to see GS2 so well advanced.
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Re: George Street II
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2013, 06:23:24 pm »
Looking really good. Particularly like the factory, the weathering is really effective.

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2013, 06:01:36 pm »
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Well here's a few more pictures and a little update. The hardboard backscenes have been fitted and given their first coat of acrylic paint.
A close look will see that some dapol working signals have been installed and will be DCC controlled eventually.

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This is the station area. Fitting the platform sides has started. The rake of coal wagons is slowly growing too.

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Another view from the door showing overall progress so far.
I have been looking at ways of putting in point rodding before I start to ballast, which explains the experimenting with positioning of some buildings in the middle of the layout area.

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Shaun


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Re: George Street II
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2013, 09:28:56 pm »
Looking good fella.

Love the flowing view the mainline gives you.

Nice too see some of your old buildings being used on this build.
Look forward to your next instalment

Phil
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