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Author Topic: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...  (Read 38779 times)

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2012, 09:08:38 pm »
Trade support at Trainwest was very good, with N gauge for sale in large quantities. Unfortunately no stock that I was looking for. So I made do with some bits for another project I have in my head for the layout....yes another one! Does anybody else have a list of things they want to do on their layout that stretches off into the far distance!?

Hehe... most of it, at the moment!  And at least another couple of layouts in my head that I'd like to build!

Nice pics, looks like some good layouts, even if most of them were a funny size ;)

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2012, 09:27:11 pm »
For anyone who wants to see more of Bishop Wearburn.

Bishop Wearburn

There is also an 8 minute clip on You Tube but the layout must have been next to an annoying sod with piercing sound in what I think is a class 40 (pathetic horn sound too). Much though I love class 40's, it got on my box just listening to it :thumbsdown:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...look what the postman brought me!
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2012, 09:34:13 pm »
Ey up!

Ok so the update is a bit late but work has just been off the scale recently.

Really like my job, and were it not for a bit of personal paranoia I would join what’s your job thread, but one day I might add a photo neatly sums up both the job and the layout name...

Anyway, here, as promised is what I found on Kernow's website and is now sitting in a neat stack next to Filton TMD...



8 of these little stunners have arrived to form a lovely rake for my Class 60. Another incentive to get my arse in gear and finish some of those projects I mentioned last time  :)

Sorry about poor quality reduced to my phone as camera XD card has gone on strike!

Oh, and on the wagon front here is the brilliant gift I got for Christmas from a self confessed handbag addict. I didn't think there was a force in the world that could get her into Modelzone!



Now, how to make best use of it on the layout? Suggestions welcome  :)

Finally for now, here is evidence of progress. A while back I sourced this Lyddle End War Memorial on the 'Bay. Quite happy with its new home, and the Farish road works bought to give some credibility to some good awful road joints!



Stay appy all..
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2012, 09:47:20 pm »
Pleased to see you've provided the workforce with a thunderbox ;)

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2012, 04:46:48 pm »
Yes, the workforce that I plan to model (prototypically I feel) completely missing.....

......unlike the permanent way, which is long over due for some engineering works  :D
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2012, 06:25:08 pm »
Trade support at Trainwest was very good, with N gauge for sale in large quantities. Unfortunately no stock that I was looking for. So I made do with some bits for another project I have in my head for the layout....yes another one! Does anybody else have a list of things they want to do on their layout that stretches off into the far distance!?

Hehe... most of it, at the moment!  And at least another couple of layouts in my head that I'd like to build!

Not just me then!  :smiley-laughing:

I have hundreds of ideas for my layout, most of them silly little details that will hopefully add to the overall effect . . . . that's when I START on the scenic details that is!  ::) Then there's the Swiss Nm gauge layout I want to build next, and the one after that with the REALLY long mainline run, and then . . .  ;D


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Re: Filton TMD...now officially home of a scratch built structure
« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2012, 07:16:51 pm »
After many weeks where I didn't get round to it, my "test of concept" project to build a station shelter has reached a point when:

A) I it’s in one piece
B) I am happy enough with the result to share it with the good people of the N gauge forum.

Seen below in Tank-approved NSW red, I have only to add some thin plasticard strip to represent steel supports and it is ready to accept passengers. Wondering if they deserve seats now!



This was completed using:

A laptop.
Microsoft Word (yes, I know, not a first choice graphics package!).
Thin, printer-friendly card.
Printer-friendly Perspex.

Photos below show the pattern I used and the Perspex experiment page I used to get the right tint of "glass".





Having practiced this technique, a much more ambitious building is to be built to occupy the last bare corner on the layout.

Watch this space!
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2012, 10:18:42 pm »
Lovely looking shelter, and not just because of the colour!  Would you make kits, or completed models?  How much would you sell them for?

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2012, 10:53:24 pm »
Lovely looking shelter, and not just because of the colour!  Would you make kits, or completed models?  How much would you sell them for?

LOL Tank I am flattered.

But I think charging people money for something printed off Word would be cheeky and possibly enrage Bill Gates in some way.

As for the completed article, this is one of my better photos, not shown are the numerous superglue finger prints and miss-cut card. Again, charging for this would be a bit rude!

I would happily share the word file with anyone who wanted it. But it’s very very simple.....




 
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2012, 10:16:04 am »
I would happily share the word file with anyone who wanted it. But it’s very very simple.....

If you share it with people and ask them to share any improvements they make or additions you may well find it grows and improves as everyone fiddles with it.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2012, 11:38:49 am »
Well if people think they can make use of it, and of course put their own twist on it, then I am all for it Etched.

Ok,  silly question, is their a way of putting the word file on here?

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2012, 12:23:57 pm »
Email it to me if you like. :thumbsup:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2012, 04:26:43 pm »
File has been sent to Tank.

As I said to him, I forgot to mention my use of Platicard strip in my notes I added to the word file in a hurry!

Keen to see if the more gifted people on here can do anything good with this method. I myself was inspired by the excellent modern buildings on "Ring Road"...

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2012, 09:39:48 am »
Morning all....

So latest progress on the layout is shown below.

Firstly the staff of Filton West have expressed a wish to become involved in the annual “Bristol in Bloom” competition, a fiercely fought contest that should see the appearance of the station significantly spruced up in the coming months.

The first improvement aimed at bagging the much sought after “Golden Pansy” is the adding of five small planters along platform 1, together with two larger ones in front of the station building and an eco-friendly water butt too.



Meanwhile the staff of the TMD have been informed by the good people at the Health and Safety Executive that they must install a proper swarf extraction system. Collecting the swarf in buckets and “chucking it over the back” is just not good enough apparently. This is why some ducting has appeared on the side of the depot building.

Also along the Horticulture theme, the local parish have decided that the war memorial could do with some trees to add to the sense of peace and tranquillity around the memorial itself. This is of course peace and tranquillity that will arrive after the road crew and “thunderbox” leave.....



So, at great expense, four of the finest “Fakeous Birchous” (of the “Plastictreecous” genus) where brought down from Chirnside on the Scottish borders....Well actually they come from last year at the Warley Show when I found a stand called “The Model Tree Shop”.



Thanks to beloved for painting the tree truncks for me  :)

Got some more things on the go today, so might even get another update in later....
« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 11:40:40 am by Skyline2uk »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2012, 10:45:25 am »
At least said thunderbox is hidden from view now :smiley-laughing:
Good work :thumbsup:

 

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