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Author Topic: Milton Yard V2.3  (Read 66381 times)

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Offline painbrook

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 05:22:01 pm »
What a load of rubbish  ;D ;D ;D , green with envy :'( , cheers john .

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 02:54:55 pm »
been out to the shed a couple of times this week,

ive put together the first of three scalescenes tunnel portals for milton yard


and i have put some earth coloured paint and some ballast down in the yard area mainly as a test, a few patches need doing but not bad for first effort,,,
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:46:09 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 03:45:36 pm »
Looking good. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2011, 06:56:38 pm »
The starts of platform 2 appeared today, made from scalescenes printed on A4 label and simply stuck to card,,,
i also completed the ballasting in the sidings but didnt take photographs, and as seen i put the backboard in on the window side (station side)

the whole lot will be dust sheeted over in a few days when i paint the backdrop sky blue while i figure out what im doing, (ie photographic painted clouds etc)





Bit busy today so those who read both this is copied and pasted from NRM :)
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:46:39 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 09:13:57 pm »
Layouts coming along very well, looking forward to future posts. :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 12:23:12 pm »
we have grass,,,,,,,

tested my noch/gaugemaster puffer bottle on a patch of earth today and i quite like the results,,, some lighter dryer grass colour will go on now before fixing with hairspray or the big tin of artists varnish i have,,,



« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:46:54 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 01:11:59 pm »
we have grass,,,,,,,

tested my noch/gaugemaster puffer bottle on a patch of earth today



With great looking results - well done :thumbsup:

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 04:10:37 pm »
Second tunnel portal has been finished and ready for placement,,,



need to get the polystyrene ready to make the tunnel covers and landscape around the tunnel portals,,,

oh and as promised i would show my tools for ballasting,,,,

simple as this a 39p poster paint brush with a haircut to make the bristles uniform in length, and an old tube from a pack of brushes i got in tesco, great as its small cut to a length that suits me and can be squeezed to put ballast down at whatever thickness you need,,,,,

« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:47:07 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011, 05:19:11 pm »
Looking great.
I like the grass effect and ballasting makes the track look so much better.

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 09:29:10 pm »
It always makes a huge improvement when you get the ballasting and the grass started. :thumbsup:  Thanks for the update. :camera:

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2011, 04:18:15 pm »
Tried to make a tree today and for an experiment it came out really well, its flat backed as its against the backdrop,,,





they were made using the method in octobers railway modeller, i wont post the method until next months is out but when i make more soon i will definately post an article on how they are made,,,
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:41:21 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 03:33:43 pm »
The rails are starting to turn a certain shade of rust at the moment!!!!!





it's taking time but looks worth it,,,,,
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:41:39 am by Fratton »
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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2011, 02:47:54 pm »
Those rails look spot on! It is a tedious task but is well worth it for the final result.

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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 06:03:50 pm »
Coming along very nicely mate  :)

Love those tunnel portals, will look fantastic when the landscape is done behind them  :thumbsup:


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Re: Milton Yard V2.3
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2011, 12:45:56 pm »
Have put in the concrete base of the traction depot over the course of the last week,

started with household wall filler poured into a frame of 3mm plastistruct square rods pined out to frame the area to be filled

sanded down twice until i was happy that the rail hight was protruding,

then painted with green scenes textured cement paint (i swear its actually cement it dries just like a sand and cement mix)

then rubbed down again with sandpaper and any bared patches repainted and rubbed in with finger

finally the rails checked for clearance and cleaned with IPA and fine wet and dry sandpaper,,,,





next job is to clean up the areas around the concrete base and mark out some lines for painting, and clean off some mess that got on the surrounding lines...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:41:56 am by Fratton »
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