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Re: A New Start
« Reply #120 on: July 09, 2016, 06:42:51 am »
Highly impressive work. The extension is definitely well worth the extra work. I also really like the interior shots; reminded me a little of Bath Green Park station, especially with the BR SR Green Mark 1 stock.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #121 on: July 09, 2016, 08:36:13 am »
I was wondering about the double spaced pillars until I got to the end of your post.
The extended canopy looks great, and I agree about the internal shots :thumbsup:


Thanks to all for the encouragement.

The pillars are a bit of pain as they had to be cut down from the original height and have to be firmly fixed in pairs to keep roof level.

At the moment some pairs are glued to the roof truss and others pair are loose fitted on the baseboard to aid roof removal for access and cleaning of the platform roads.

You can see the gap in pillar No1 and No4 where the roof is not quite seated properly!



I now need to source a selection of platform 'furniture' and decide on a backscene beyound the station entrance.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #122 on: July 09, 2016, 08:53:28 am »
When I tackled Claywell's overall roof I too looked at the Peco 00 version but was worried about it being too overscale so I went for the Faller 222127 version.  Big bonus with the Faller version is that it came with all sorts of accessories like seats, notice boards, sign boards etc.  Here's a link to the Gaugemaster website but it is available from other suppliers.
http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=FA222127&style=&strType=&Mcode=Faller+222127

The Faller version in situ on Claywell.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2016, 10:51:51 am »

I now need to source a selection of platform 'furniture' and decide on a backscene beyound the station entrance.


One thing that could help would be station signs and you get these made up to order by Trackside signs. A full station pack contains the station name boards and all the relevant platform numbers, waiting room etc. These would look great being photographed from under the canopy.

http://tracksidesigns.co.uk/Station-Signs-Poster/N-Gauge

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2016, 12:47:16 pm »
Pleased to endorse Mick's recommendation of Trackside Signs. Excellent service and quality.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2016, 07:49:43 am »
Thanks to NN, DaveG and all for the link to Trackside Signs.

Before I can consider placing an order I have to address the  thorny question as to a layout name.

Up until this time I have avoided thinking about it, but to continue to call it 'A New Start' is not sufficient.

I have tried to find an anagram of anewstart but to no avail.

So the question to the Forum is what name will suit?

  • It could possibly have an 'N' or 'EN' in the name.
  • The name could reflect the grandeur of the Terminus. Or ending in ton or Town
  • The name could refer to he construction method (Lightweight, Polystyrene etc).
  • Or it could just be quirky.
:pleasesign: put your thinking caps on and enter into the spirit of this question.

Sorry but no prize for the winning entry, except maybe a one way rail ticket from Bexhill-on-Sea to London on Southern. :'(



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Re: A New Start
« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2016, 08:30:21 am »
Names are a challenge and I spent ages before settling on mine. I made sure that the places didn't actually exist.

Here's a nudge, based on your initial thoughts that may help, even if they're totally rubbish!  ;)

Startendon

Entonhall

Lightenham

Look forward to learning what you decide. It's great when you get the signs from James.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2016, 10:35:04 am »
How about "Endsere" or "Noonwards"?

Although my Kimbolted station is not a terminus, part of my station pack from Trackside included signs like "Kimbolted - Change here for Oxford & Banbury". ;)

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2016, 06:52:51 pm »
The thinking cap doesn't seen to be working too well. :( but Weiton? When I was looking for names I looked at old street maps of the area and took one of the street names as the town.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #129 on: July 12, 2016, 06:12:58 am »
Thank you Dave G ,NN and Mito for the suggestions.

Like them all in their own way, need more stations, Maybe I could model a railway relics yard with a selection of Running in Boards on display!

I will mock up a couple of running in boards in SR Green, to see how they look.

Not sure how Totem or Target signs will look, because they must bee pretty small in N. Has anyone got a closeup of these on their layout?
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #130 on: August 08, 2016, 08:21:39 am »
Started on the Canal Basin, quite a long way to go.






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Re: A New Start
« Reply #131 on: August 08, 2016, 08:26:39 am »
Looking good.  :thumbsup:

Always exciting building a new layout.

Look forward to your next update.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #132 on: August 11, 2016, 06:33:59 pm »
Lightweight layout update 11th August No.26.

The canal basin is now taking shape.

The Liddle End lock temporarily in position.

Upper lock end:



Lower lock end:



Basin floor laid and side walls bricked up and edges sealed:







Next will be to paint the lock floor muddy greenish, weather the side walls and then first pour of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water TM.

For the technically minded the ‘water’ depth will be 8mm (4ft equivalent) probably a bit shallow to ‘float my boat’ but expecting it to look good.

Each pour will be <3mm, with the drying time between coats it will take a while to build up the thickness required.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #133 on: August 11, 2016, 07:06:40 pm »
Looking very good, wish I'd have had room for one of those Lyddle End locks, they look the bees knees.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #134 on: August 27, 2016, 08:25:22 am »
Lightweight layout update 27th August No.27.

The canal basin and lock update.

First pour of Realistic water to the canal basin.



This Faller cobblestone print is going to be the lock surround and basin roadway.



Lock in position and lower lock turning basin second pour complete but there are several mm to fill yet! We can now see the scene taking shape.






From below lock





Exit from turning basin will be into a tunnel beneath track similar to this.



If there is one thing I would change it would be that I did not need to go for the basin to be a scale depth of 4ft i.e. 8 mm of ‘water’, as at 3 to 4 mm the depth looks very good.


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