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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #420 on: March 30, 2018, 07:03:30 am »
I have just noticed it is a very long time since I posted updates to Geominster. I have been doing a lot of work to the layout recently and hopefully I can show the photographs of how far it has progressed. This week for example I have been working with the vinyl cutter to produce some much finer cut road markings and road signage, I have ordered new vinyl stock and it should be here Saturday so I can cut new pieces and update the road along the front of Geominster, also there has been a lot of work done on scenic areas and I have tried to finish some of the areas that have been incomplete for a long time. I never expect to get the layout finished but it is satisfying when you can look at part of it with a view to improving something rather than what to fill the space with. Meanwhile here is a teaser of what is to come using the old vinyl sheet.






« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 07:04:48 am by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #421 on: April 05, 2018, 07:44:49 am »
As promised here is an update of recent work at Geominster.

Forming of the cutting for upper Geominster, the idea being to conceal trains from view while seated without the need for a tunnel which from experience is where all derailments and trouble occur.



You now see where the train goes under the bridge and then out of view returning along the rear track behind the viaduct.





I decided the old road markings were way too big so I experimented with getting them nearer to scale.








This is the latest arrangement which looks vastly improved







The crane assembled and painted with vinyl signage. I tried Humbrol enamel paints but didn't really get on with them so have switched to Tamiya acrylics, these suit me better, drying quicker allowing me to progress without waiting too long for the next coat to be applied.








Nelevator partly stocked following recent layout alterations




Test pieces for road markings and close up of school entrance
















I hope this is useful to understand where progress has reached, thanks for looking.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 09:13:24 am by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #422 on: April 05, 2018, 09:09:15 am »
Looking really good.  And such a lovely environment for a layout.

I agree about tunnels; a nice feature but requires really easy access because things tend to happen in tunnels - that well-known law.  Or a cutting!

I tend to find enamels paints easier to work with than acrylics (counter-intuitive, I know, and the brush cleaning isn't fun) but I am persevering with acrylics.  It is a good idea to change brands, as you have done, to see if there is one which suits you.  As an aside, my chum Richard is a professional painter and decorator.  His heart sinks when a customer wants him to use Farrow & Ball paint as he feels that he just doesn't get on with it.  And it has, I understand a really good reputation as a first-rate product.  It's a personal thing; like me with fine Scotch - the finer it is, the viler it tastes to me!

Many thanks for the super pictures.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #423 on: April 05, 2018, 09:30:49 am »
Nice work, George :thumbsup:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #424 on: April 05, 2018, 10:06:36 am »
I love that curved fascia.  :thumbsup:

It's weird and most definitely showing me age, but like Train Waiting, I prefer enamels to acrylics. Building an old Revell kit for work reasons a few years ago, I used the stuff from that war games shop, and found it horrible to the point of useless.

Just me, I suppose.  ::)
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #425 on: April 05, 2018, 10:15:51 am »
I do use mainly acrylic these days, but must confess to still thinking of it as Homeopathic Paint :D

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #426 on: April 05, 2018, 09:57:16 pm »
 :hellosign: Looking really good George, loving the crane  :thumbsup:
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