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Author Topic: The Tora Bora Line  (Read 4265 times)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #120 on: November 01, 2018, 11:39:09 pm »
Have made a strip of scenery to go along the back board and some raised ground at the end of the cattle dock.  Lots of platform supports in place.........plenty more to add yet. Quite a lot of ballasting has been completed: main lines from the bridge to the end of the platforms and the loop to the corner.  I am very wary of messing up the points (not ballasted points before) so take about 6 sessions to add ballast to each one so I only use the minimum of pva mix at one time in case I need to take corrective action.


This evening I made a start on making the platform surfaces so more to show after the weekend I hope. :wave:

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2018, 09:40:20 pm »
Made paper templates which I then scanned, traced in autocad and cut from 1/32" ply on the laser


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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #122 on: November 04, 2018, 09:46:41 pm »
Been a busy Saturday and Sunday but manage to do some landscaping on the corner.
Laminated 1/4" balsa to rough shape

Attacked/carved to shape, filled where required with polyfiller and sanded

WS green, earth and stone grey undercoat.  Left to dry overnight, will start with the scatter, etc tomorrow

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2018, 09:50:16 pm »
Dapol GWR Mk3 coaches arrived yesterday: worth the wait  :D

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #124 on: November 04, 2018, 11:19:01 pm »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Thanks for the updates Dizz, nice progress & the HST set looking superb
     regards Derek.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #125 on: November 05, 2018, 02:29:33 pm »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Thanks for the updates Dizz, nice progress & the HST set looking superb
     regards Derek.
Thanks, I am very pleased with the GWR set. For me Dapol has captured the looks of this 125 livery very well indeed.  Totally outside my intended 1943-1963 modelling period, but I have a thing for HSTs and Rule 1!!  :)
I ran it in on DC last week and have now fitted a Zimo MX648 sound card (from You Choos) in the dummy power car and a DC23 in the motor car.  I would prefer to get the sound chip in the driven power car because it has some neat motor control and additional lighting features, but I just can't see how to achieve it; simply not enough free space.
Going to have a clear up this evening and hopefully get some video of the HST running along the sea wall that I can post on here.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #126 on: November 05, 2018, 03:27:47 pm »
The GWR livery is classy. Green diesels rule!

 

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