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Offline colpatben

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #180 on: March 07, 2017, 06:29:29 pm »
Nearly all my stock on the layout











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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2017, 06:37:16 pm »
Looking good Colin
I love the terminus area
And I love rule 1
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #182 on: March 07, 2017, 08:28:38 pm »
The terminus looks great.  :thumbsup:

Even better if you plan to have it lit!

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2017, 06:56:30 am »
Mind the Gap.

Having painted the sides of the layout and finally got away from the glaring white of the plaster bandage covering the basic polystyrene core, the layout is looking more ‘Finished’, of course it’s not really!



I have been thinking the return nib in the centre of the layout that adds to the integrity of the rear wall at the centre join of the layout needed to be hidden.





I cut a horseshoe shaped card former to go around the nib.



Added a factory building from the Wordsworth 00 range (printed at 60% making it a scale of 1:120) as I need a specific height and width.
Later on in the build if it looks over scale I will reduce the print to the correct scale and add a fourth story.



Added a loading bay and it hides the gap quite satisfactorily, and lifts off when I need to split the layout.





Also been experimenting with retaining walls and settled on the Scale Scenes R013N red brick wall.





Back to ballasting or sitting in the Spring sunshine. Decisions, decisions such a tough life.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #184 on: May 13, 2017, 08:27:23 am »
I like what you have done, the last part hiding the board with the building was very clever.
Craig

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2017, 03:00:15 pm »
Yeah, round of applause for some creative thinking. And thanks for the pic of the Scalescenes retaining wall - I've been looking at various solutions but because it's hard to see the various offerings on the layout it's hard to make a decision. Yours looks really good.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2017, 04:55:03 pm »
Thanks for the pic of the Scalescenes retaining wall - I've been looking at various solutions but because it's hard to see the various offerings on the layout it's hard to make a decision. Yours looks really good.

It is a bit fiddly and time consuming, but what isn't in N?

I have mounted the wall sections on 3mm foam board to stand it off the backscene which then just drops behind it for a bit of depth.

Tomorrow I will take a couple of photos of the reverse side for you.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #187 on: May 13, 2017, 08:07:53 pm »
Should I be concerned it looks like the 3 storey warehouse is resting on the top of a retaining wall? :uneasy:
Am I missing some foundations somewhere? :dunce:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #188 on: May 13, 2017, 08:36:14 pm »
Very cunning solution, looks excellent.

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #189 on: May 13, 2017, 08:48:45 pm »

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

Thanks, Keith. (I had to Google that one though. Duh :dunce:)

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #190 on: May 13, 2017, 08:53:41 pm »

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

Thanks, Keith. (I had to Google that one though. Duh :dunce:)

Damn this interweb thingy! Took me years at university to learn about that kind of stuff.  :D

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #191 on: May 13, 2017, 09:15:09 pm »

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

Thanks, Keith. (I had to Google that one though. Duh :dunce:)

Damn this interweb thingy! Took me years at university to learn about that kind of stuff.  :D

Self educashun is a wunderfull thing ;D

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #192 on: May 13, 2017, 11:50:02 pm »
The layout is really coming along.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #193 on: May 14, 2017, 09:09:57 am »

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

And the brickwork is only the façade hiding those big ugly piles (thank you  Kieth).

I’d better put some steelwork under the building for good luck, then when my traincam goes underneath you will be in awe at the engineering involved.


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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #194 on: May 15, 2017, 10:22:04 am »

Don't worry about the foundation NPN, a secant piled wall could be a suitable solution.  ;)

And the brickwork is only the façade hiding those big ugly piles (thank you  Kieth).

I’d better put some steelwork under the building for good luck, then when my traincam goes underneath you will be in awe at the engineering involved.

Ooo yes please  :camera:

 

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