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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 482265 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #165 on: July 14, 2014, 03:38:28 PM »
Hopefully we'll see some track soon then Chris  :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #166 on: July 14, 2014, 04:08:47 PM »
Hopefully we'll see some track soon then Chris  :D

Thanks; as soon as the money has been confirmed transferred my order for the track and points will go off to Hattons. So, in about two-three weeks from now I should be able to lay the track and points (at least partly and temporarily so that i can fit the insulation boards under and around it.  :claphappy:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #167 on: July 17, 2014, 02:01:17 PM »
I have been informed that Games Workshops Warpstone Glow paint is a good match for SR Green as that should be possible to buy here, or by post from next-door Germany. However, yesterday, I bought various Humbrol gloss green paints along with gloss yellow and white and am going to try to mix my own version (I have colour photos to help). For SR cream I bought some standard Humbrol gloss cream which i will try; again, I may try mixing in some gloss yellow and / or white,

I'm still busy mass painting (colour by colour) but, yesterday, ordered the track and 3 remaining points from Hattons. For less than an extra 1 they are coming by DHL so they may be here by the end of the week if not early next. I really need the track (at least roughly placed) so that I can place the scenic blocks (insulating 'slabs') in place, next week.

Until I sell my last 3 spare locos. (3rd Class 22, 3rd Class 42, 5th 61XX), I will delay buying the DCC controller as I have a DC one and some non-DCC fitted locos., here.

I also have up to 7 spare wagons that I will sell.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #168 on: July 17, 2014, 03:22:43 PM »
Track laying is getting nearer and nearer. Looking forward to seeing a start being made.
I know you have shown plans etc on here but there's nothing like seeing it for real as it were.
I'm off to B&Q on Saturday to buy the timber for the baseboard etc for Trepol Bay. Looking to make a gentle start over the coming weeks.  I had a call from the organiser of a model rail show in Camborne wanting me to show Trepol Bay on July 4th next year so I have an incentive to crack on !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #169 on: July 17, 2014, 04:36:05 PM »
I will delay buying the DCC controller as I have a DC one and some non-DCC fitted locos., here.

If they've been set up right, DCC chipped locos will run on DC - all mine do...

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #170 on: July 17, 2014, 05:02:46 PM »
Thanks, Martin. Delighted you're about to start on Trepol Bay. A year should be long enough to get it ready? I look forward to watching the progress.

I've not posted any pictures of kit parts drying but will do if people are interested. I will post pictures of the track when it arrives though!

i hope the next pictures will be of some of the fully completed buildings.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #171 on: July 17, 2014, 05:05:00 PM »
I will delay buying the DCC controller as I have a DC one and some non-DCC fitted locos., here.

If they've been set up right, DCC chipped locos will run on DC - all mine do...

I know that, in theory, DCC chipped locos will run on DC (certainly the ones converted by Wickness Models should) but I have read horror stories of DCC locos having their chips fried (or worse) on DC so am rather nervous to try that with ones bought DCC fitted. 8-(

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #172 on: July 17, 2014, 05:22:40 PM »
I've got a variety of all sorts of chips in mine, and they are fine.
My class 14 runs on my very old DC controller but won't run on any club layouts.
I'm told it's because it has a tiny US chip that get confused by modern DC signals (which alternate) whereas my old controller uses a dead smooth signal

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #173 on: July 17, 2014, 08:28:06 PM »
Thanks, Mike. I may risk running one of my DCC locos then. (I have an old -- maybe 20 yo? -- Graham Farish 'trainset' controller.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #174 on: July 17, 2014, 10:57:23 PM »
Another afternoon and evening painting one colour after another on every kit item. The 'wood' brown has come out semi-gloss so I may try dry-brushing with matt light grey. Once all the basic colours have been done I'm going to try dry-brushing with matt black on some items, too.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try painting 'concrete' on my SR footbridge, wall sections and platelayers' huts.

I still need a slate grey for roof tiles.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #175 on: July 18, 2014, 08:36:46 AM »
Great to read you are actually constructing, building and painting kits. It's nice to read what you are doing, but call me curious. I really like to see some picture of how it turned out to be. ...something about one picture and a thousand words?...  ;)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #176 on: July 18, 2014, 08:54:02 AM »
Thanks, Michiel. I haven't started gluing anything together, yet. But I do have some pewter models and plastic bridges and plastic huts bought ready made that I have painted that I can photograph. However, none have been completed with all colours then weathered and one of the 'steel' bridges needs repairs. The bought kits (mainly Ratio plastic ones) are all still in the stages of being painted: one colour at a time. With so many items to paint this is a long process.

One problem I have is deciding the 'stone colour' I will use for the Ratio plastic kits; I'm thinking of a light to medium grey. Today, I will also try out a dirty cream (over grey undercoat) for the characteristic Southern Railway concrete buildings. (I do have colour photos but, as you know, a picture is not the same as seeing the object in real life; plus, in N Scale colours have to be lightened.)

However, once all painting has been completed, construction of the Ratio plastic kits should proceed quite quickly. Although most of the kits will be adapted / altered most of the adaptions are simple. Only the loco shed will be substantially altered.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #177 on: July 18, 2014, 09:34:35 AM »
Perhaps I'm even more interested in HOW one does it, then the finished product. Of course I like to see what you have done, and the final glorious picture. But like you, I'm also interested in the techniques you use, the methods tried... So these pictures of the in-between works are very welcome, as I post them in my thread. I like to learn, see what goes and what not, and use what proves to be useful. So, let's share! ;)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #178 on: July 18, 2014, 03:38:38 PM »
Hi Michiel, thanks for your message. Yes, good point. I have taken some pictures and will be posting progress pictures with explanations of painting particular items.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #179 on: July 18, 2014, 04:20:14 PM »
The DHL man has just arrived with my 14 metres of track and the three remaining points I needed.  :claphappy: (Actually, two are needed but, for the engine shed siding I need to try whether a short or medium radius point will look best.) Next week, I will try to layout the track on the baseboard. Pictures to follow. This weekend, I have more painting to do plus some academic and client work. I will post some pictures of the items being painted with comments, as requested.
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