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Re: A New Start
« Reply #75 on: March 27, 2016, 04:12:10 am »
Lightweight layout update 27th March No19

Building up level 1 under the station does not need the Woodland Scenics risers so I am cutting down some standard foam insulation into strips.

 


The first layer is laid from front to back of the layout.




Then the support for the upper level is glued on top in line with the trackwork it is to support. The green sting shows the centreline for the tracks that serve platforms 2&3.



Notched over the base trackwork and clearance checked.




The 3 way point has arrived so I can rework the station approach as post of 20th March.
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #76 on: March 27, 2016, 05:48:50 am »
It's coming along very well, Colin :thumbsup:

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2016, 11:32:37 am »
I cant believe I hadnt thought of using insulation sooner! thanks for this :D

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2016, 07:13:41 pm »
 :hellosign: thanks for the updates &.  :greatpicturessign: coming along nicely
regards Derek.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2016, 06:55:11 am »
I have reached a milestone in as much as I have now completed the final support and track laying into the terminus area.


From the front of the layout on the right, track 1 will be platform 1, currently loose laid track will be for commuter traffic (4 CEP and Brighton Belle) and will include a head shunt or train storage towards the bottom of this picture, Track bed will be extended towards the curve when testing is complete as this will cover up the wiring distribution.

Next platforms 2 (Departures) and 3 (Arrivals).

And to the left, track 4, platform 4 may be a suburban push pull.

Temporary power applied for testing, the copper clad board at the join is face down to support the track for testing.


Also looking towards the front of the layout.


Hopefully going to run all of my trains over the weekend to ensure all point work and wiring is fully functional before proceeding.

The 3 way point is clearly shown in this photo.

The numbers that are written adjacent to each point throw bar are the DCC accessory addresses for the point motors.

And looking at the approach with the back of the layout to the right of the pic.

The next step will be to construct an overall roof for the Terminus so that I can determine the platform widths and permanently lay the tracks 1 and 4.

Currently thinking that I will use the Peco LK-20X roof and shorten the support pillars to reduce the height.


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Re: A New Start
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2016, 09:37:56 am »
Very impressive, Colin :thumbsup:

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2016, 07:08:18 am »
Lightweight layout update 20th May No20.

I have constructed the Peco LK-20X Terminus roof and after looking at several station buildings have sort of settled on the free Wordsworth Grand Station card kit.

These are both in 0rrible 0versize but I believe that in context and with the building resized to 60% I have managed to get the size balance right without an over scale appearance!

In this mock-up, the roof supports are polystyrene off cuts you will see a pillar later.

First of all without the roof.

Sorry, for some inexplicable reason I cannot rotate this pic.







Now with roof in place.









 
I am thinking that looking at the above view I might make the rear support a solid. brick wall.



Without roof and some trains in position.



Roof on.











In this view you can see one of the support pillars resting against the temporary support for comparison.



As I look at these pics I am going to lower the roof by 5mm as this will clear the clock face, I will probably then remove the clock face from the ‘Business End’ of the station and just brick up the space.
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2016, 07:19:02 am »
Very impressive!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #83 on: May 20, 2016, 07:36:06 am »
Thanks for the update.

Great looking canopy.  :thumbsup:

If you do brick over the clock, the station will still 'need' a big timepiece so hopefully you can work one into the plan somehow.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2016, 08:48:41 am »

If you do brick over the clock, the station will still 'need' a big timepiece so hopefully you can work one into the plan somehow.

Dave G


This is what I really would like to replicate

http://www.thisotherworld.co.uk/stpancras1.JPG

I'm a bit of an old romantic!  :heart: (Wheres the kissy smily?)
So the clock needs to be relocated under the canopy.
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2016, 09:18:04 am »
I know that location! Pretty cool, but from a modelling standpoint,  it ain't going to be seen under the canopy.

I'd  be tempted to leave it where it is!
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2016, 10:15:50 am »
Love that station. :heart:

George is right though, it probably won't be visible but you'd know it's there!

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2016, 10:39:59 am »
The canopy looks excellent but, to my mind, could actually do with an extension of another half the size as, when you see it covering only 3 coaches of a 4 coach train, it doesn't look so majestic :hmmm:
Would there be room to do this?

On another subject I would always be concerned about brushing against the polystyrene and creating small bits of debris which could be sucked up by locos :uneasy:
Does this ever happen or have you somehow sealed it to prevent such an occurrence, Colin?

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2016, 11:58:51 am »
 :hellosign: Nice work &  :greatpicturessign: the canopy looks superb, thanks for the updates
regards Derek.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2016, 08:23:13 pm »
The canopy looks excellent but, to my mind, could actually do with an extension of another half the size as, when you see it covering only 3 coaches of a 4 coach train, it doesn't look so majestic :hmmm:
Would there be room to do this?

I wasn't sure if the Roof could be made to look 'In Scale' so I only bought one kit, but yes I think that in the finished station I will extend the roof with as much of a second kit as I can fit.

On another subject I would always be concerned about brushing against the polystyrene and creating small bits of debris which could be sucked up by locos :uneasy:
Does this ever happen or have you somehow sealed it to prevent such an occurrence, Colin?

The polystyrene is first finished with a covering of plaster bandage so it is strong and does not flake or break up.
Painting and scenic work can then take place as normal.
I will say that the Woodland Scenics plaster bandage (comes in the kit) is well loaded with plaster (better than Modroc) and can be smoothed very nicely.
As the Polystyrene base is non porous I have discovered that if I lay the plaster bandage dry and temporarily fix with foam nails, then wet with 50/50 PVA/water mix it will stick to the base and can be smoothed with a wet paint brush.

« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 08:24:28 pm by colpatben »
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