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Should I keep the station/road area?

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2017, 05:52:20 pm »
Very nice, Alex and many thanks, Nobby. That is indeed the excellent little layout I meant.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2017, 09:07:46 pm »
Hello all,

Thanks for the comments:)

I have finished most of the woodwork today so the upper level is all made and it fits nicely. It gives the layout its very first sense of atmosphere! I will take some more photos of the modular way in which the upper level is constructed tomorrow but for now here's some photos of it altogether! Excuse the mess on the table!

I have also posed my out-of-action DRS Class 20 on the upper level for scale and I thought it deserved some time out of the box despite not working haha!







Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2017, 09:05:38 pm »
Hello all,

I have begun on the very first bits of structural scenery today: platforms and retaining walls!

I have done two of about sixteen retaining wall sections. I used my usual Fimo method and each brick is individually hand scored! I think they have come out well for a first try. There will be a pillar covering the join but these two have just been posed for the photo:)





I have also started one of the platforms, not sure whether I'll keep it or not but its useful for knowing how the scene will look. I have decided that the upper level will be an old station that is being reduced to a single track/platform, a cameo being engineers removing old track and the front platform!



Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2017, 09:20:23 pm »
Out of interest, are you studying Model Railway engineering? :D
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2017, 09:21:48 pm »
Excellent scenic work there, Alex.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2017, 09:59:20 pm »
Let he who cast the first stone make a damned good job of it :thumbsup:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2017, 10:10:03 pm »
I love the stonework and the platform surfaces look great.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2017, 10:24:35 pm »
Very nice start.....I like the ideas you have for this one..... :NGaugersRule:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2017, 10:19:43 am »
Looking good,the stonework and the platform looks good.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2017, 09:02:20 pm »
Hello all,

I have continued with wall construction today! I think it looks quite good so far, plenty to do but getting there....slowly!

I have not stuck anything down yet but posed it for some photos and I think it gives a good idea of what it will look like! I even painted some graffiti which I think adds a bit of colour!










Here is a short method of the wall construction:

Firstly, the Fimo is prepared and mounted with superglue onto the card:


Secondly, the lines are scored with a ruler and blade:


Then the arch is mounted and weathering powder brushed on. Finally, I paint it with a mix of yellows and blacks to achieve the effect:



Thanks and I look forward to hearing what you think!

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2017, 10:03:49 pm »
Looking excellent.  :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2017, 07:26:50 am »
Thats a very good job indeed.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Trepol Bay :
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2017, 12:05:48 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the informative updates &  :greatpicturessign: looking good
     regards Derek.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2017, 08:05:16 am »
I'd definitely raise the rear lines up to allow the sidings to be framed with a bit of an embankment which will make it more scenically attractive.

Agree with Chris, it would have a more scenic look and a bit more enjoyable for you has well.    :beers:
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2017, 08:18:42 am »
Hello all,

I have continued with wall construction today! I think it looks quite good so far, plenty to do but getting there....slowly!

I have not stuck anything down yet but posed it for some photos and I think it gives a good idea of what it will look like! I even painted some graffiti which I think adds a bit of colour!










Here is a short method of the wall construction:

Firstly, the Fimo is prepared and mounted with superglue onto the card:


Secondly, the lines are scored with a ruler and blade:


Then the arch is mounted and weathering powder brushed on. Finally, I paint it with a mix of yellows and blacks to achieve the effect:



Thanks and I look forward to hearing what you think!

Alex


That is really nice modelling Alex, really love the way you do things, the retaining walls are excellent, waiting for this to be finished, but please donít neglect your studies. Hope anything is going well for you at Uni.      :beers:
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