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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 10:14:51 am »
Slow progress, but ballasting has commenced. Some of the buildings seen above are now stuck down (as if you can see the difference!), and some green stuff has been stuck down too.



Not entirely happy with the expanse of black cinder ballast, so I'm going to have to remove some of it and install some walkways that I have in the bits box.



The closest lamp has yet to be permanently fixed (well, it was fixed, but somebody knocked it...). There's even a little bit of greenery flourishing...





I tried to avoid sticking the baseboards together by inserting some greaseproof paper between them. That didn't work at all, so the boards are now stuck together. I'm not particularly planning on separating them, but the theory was that it ought to be possible.  :(
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 10:47:43 am »
Looking good. I agree that the expanse of black cinder ballast needs toning down. How about adding a mix of normal ballast and green to the area furthest from the track and the coaling platform?

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2015, 12:22:20 pm »
The plan is to add some greenery but also some walkways/work areas - akin to an inspection or a diesel service area for the running shed. This photo shows the general idea, but obviously loose laid at this stage, and with a lot more detail to be added.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2015, 12:47:19 pm »
The walkway looks very good. I would add green to the ground on the far side and the front of the walkway but leave a pathway clear of vegetation.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2015, 04:42:29 pm »
So, some slight progress and some photos to compare with those above. First off, some contrasty against-the-light shots for fun. P8 (BR 38) on passenger duties:



Progress with scenery, seen from near the loco shed:



And looking back the other way:



And under slightly more controlled lighting; it makes a good comparison with earlier photographs showing just an expanse of ballast.







Meanwhile, scenery has been developing at the other end of the station as well:

Bruce
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2015, 04:59:03 pm »
Very nice, Bruce.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2015, 06:43:28 pm »
Now, I realise I should probably have done this before completing any scenery at all, but there we go. I'm creating some hilly bits, primarily to hide the book shelf. Yes, I know, if I ever need to take the layout off the shelf, this board (and maybe others) will suffer... I had thought about polystyrene but a) could find any knocking around and b) wasn't willing to pay Woodland Scenics prices, so have gone for the cardboard former and papier maché  approach. How much "sub structure" do I need to build? Is this enough, do I need to pack the voids?  :confused2:

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2015, 07:21:54 pm »
I'll be using sheets of insulation material which are very cheap plus polystyrene packing chips to fill the spaces between the square pieces, then plaster or paper-mache strips over those for the final, sloping surface.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2015, 08:21:05 pm »
The hill is now white... mod-roc over the formers and then some polyfilla over that... the level area on the right is where a building will stand, slightly elevated...

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2015, 09:05:12 pm »
If you mix either brown or green poster paint with the Polyfilla then chips are not so noticeable.   ;)

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2015, 09:11:47 pm »
If you mix either brown or green poster paint with the Polyfilla then chips are not so noticeable.   ;)
Good point - especially that this hill is on a section of board that's prone to getting knocked  :worried:
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2015, 11:00:00 am »
Some progress... one with a touch of telephoto, one without...



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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2015, 11:30:29 am »
Excellent photos of superb scenic work. Many thanks, Bruce.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2015, 08:22:36 pm »
The white hill is now brown, but that's not really enough progress to merit a photo. I've been gradually adding scenery around the (un)loading dock at the opposite end... cropped a little as the lack of scenery on the next board spoils the photo. The grounded wagon suffered a catastrophic fall a little while back but has a new lease of life now.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2015, 07:37:29 am »
Looks very Wirtschaftswunder  :thumbsup:
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