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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2014, 08:13:02 PM »
Paddy,

Back scene looks great :thumbsup: and it would be great if you could report back in a few months or so as to whether the back scene is still stuck - this is the proof of the pudding so to speak.
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Many of us have initial success only to find problems later on with peeling and bubbling  :worried: but we may not have used the products that you have

As requested Pengi.  I can report that I have had no problems with 3M Spray Mount and Prit Stick Power.

Have a great Easter everyone.

Many thanks.

Paddy

Excellent - thanks for the update  :)
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #121 on: May 03, 2014, 02:20:55 PM »
SCENERY #2

Thought it was time to post a few images of the progress I have been making on HOLLERTON JUNCTION.

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Photo 1.  Area around the level crossing and consists of some housing and a small industrial area.  We have shops, an electrical retailer and the local taxi company.

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Photo 2.  Plate layers hut with the gang resting outside.

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Photo 3.  Start of Hollerton motive power depot (Shed 13C).

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Photo 4.  Hollerton town gas works and Goods depot.

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Photo 5.  Another shot of the gas works and the start of Hollerton bus depot/garage.

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Photo 6.  St Patrick's which is now open for births, deaths, marriages and regular services.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #122 on: May 03, 2014, 02:32:21 PM »
Looking real good Paddy, especially the little wood behind the lineside hut.   :thumbsup:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
Looking real good Paddy, especially the little wood behind the lineside hut.   :thumbsup:

Thanks Caz - the trees started life as Graham Farish Scenecraft ones from the Poole era.  Must get a better camera though as mine is struggling.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #124 on: May 06, 2014, 12:43:01 AM »
BUSES PART 1 - WHAT IS THE LOCATION CALLED?

Having decided that Hollerton requires a local bus service thoughts moved to having a “bus station” and some of those lovely Oxford Diecast buses!  What could be simpler than plonking down a Graham Farish Bus Depot but then I started to research the subject...

Firstly I would say that there is an enormous amount of information about Britain’s bus services on the internet which is very interesting.  However, bus/coach operation seems to be a subject similar in depth to railways!  The more I read the more complex it became and the first question was “what is the bus station actually called?”.

Thanks to the ever helpful folks on the Yahoo N Gauge email group there would seem to be:

DEPOT
  • Garage with repair and maintenance facilities
  • Often has office facilities
  • May have stops for loading/unloading of passengers
  • May have more than one garage (building)
  • Can have external yards with open bus parking
  • May be able to undertake occasional heavy maintenance
GARAGE
  • Local, usually covered or secured area where buses are stored when not in use
  • Does not normally have passenger facilities
  • Has repair and maintenance facilities
  • Can have external yards with open bus parking
STATION
  • Hub in a population centre where multiple bus routes converge (local and national)
  • Multiple stops for loading/unloading of passengers
  • May be located near a railway station and taxi rank
  • Facilities can vary from a few stops in a parking area to covered building, bays, toilets etc.
WORKS
  • Central location that undertakes heavy maintenance
YARD
  • Local, usually covered or secured area where buses are stored when not in use
  • Does not normally have passenger facilities
  • Has repair and maintenance facilities
  • Can have external yards with open bus parking
My planned list of features for Hollerton’s bus facilities include:
  • Coverd and secure storage for buses
  • Office and maintenance facilities
  • Bus stops for passengers
Given the above I believe Hollerton will be getting a Bus Garage!

More to come...

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #125 on: May 06, 2014, 05:50:18 AM »
Yep, I agree with Whiteswan. Coming along very nicely. Are you going to weather the gas holder? Looks very clean!  :beers:
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #126 on: May 06, 2014, 11:26:10 AM »
BUSES PART 2 - INSPIRATION

Having concluded that Hollerton will have a Bus Garage my thoughts turned to what livery the buses should have.  As a fan of the “On the Buses” series I decided to go for green and Bristol FLF-type Lodekkas like Stan drove.  Hollerton is not set in London so a little modeller’s license is required!

Looking at the buses available from Oxford Diecast I decided to go with their Crosville models as these matched the TV series livery quite well (although Stan and Jack worked for London Transport Luxton District).  You can find lots of information about “On the Buses” here:

http://www.onthebusesfanclub.com/index.html

You can also find lots of inspirational models/kits relating to buses on the Kingsway Models web site:

http://www.kingswaymodels.com/page5.htm

More to come...

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #127 on: May 08, 2014, 11:57:56 AM »
BUSES PART 3 - THE GARAGE

Hollerton Town Council has voted in favour of the development of a bus station.  A piece of land near the gas works and railway depots has been selected and prepared (see below).  Sorry, I could not resist!

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Photo 1.  Proposed location of Hollerton Garage.

Fortunately, I got a great deal on a Graham Farish Scenecraft Bus Depot (42-074) and this will form the basis of Hollerton’s bus garage.  Farish’s Bus Depot is a lovely building and just the right size for the area available although somewhat plain in decoration.  No doubt the lack of “artwork” on the building is to allow one to modify it depending on geographic location and bus company.

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Photo 2. Graham Farish Bus Depot 42-074.

To personalise the building I have created the following artwork that will be printed to the appropriate size and attached.  The only additional item is the “black & white” stripes to go on the entrance pillars.

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Photo 3. Garage artwork.

More to come...

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #128 on: May 09, 2014, 04:37:50 PM »
BUSES PART 4 - THE GARAGE IS DECORATED!

Hollerton Bus Garage has been "decorated" with a number of signs to make it a wee bit more realistic.  Inspiration came from some of the wonderful images on the Kingsway Models web site.

http://www.kingswaymodels.com/page5.htm

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Photo 1 & 2. Crosville Motor Services sign and bus exit.

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Photo 3. Main Hollerton Garage sign.

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Photo 4. Bus entrances.

Personally I think these small additions make a big difference to the look of this building.  As you can see, one of the Bristol Lodekka buses is onsite and the rest of the fleet should arrive soon.

More to come...

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #129 on: May 09, 2014, 05:03:43 PM »
Very nice

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2014, 03:35:42 PM »
BUSES PART 5 - THE FLEET HAS ARRIVED!

The good news is that the coach/bus fleet for Hollerton has arrived.  This means that Blakey, Stan, Jack and the rest of the crews will be able to start work soon.

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Photo 1. Two Bedford OB Coaches and four Bristol Lodekka LD Buses, all in Crosville livery.

It never ceases to amaze me how good Oxford Diecast vehicles are - how do they do them for the price?

More to come...

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #131 on: May 14, 2014, 10:42:11 AM »
BUSES PART 6 - BUS SHELTER AND STOPS

Infrastructure for the Hollerton bus service continues with the completion of a shelter and three stop signs all of which started life as the PECO Model scene bus stops (5192).  The shelter and stop post were all painted in Crosville green (not an easy task as once again the plastic used by PECO does not take paint too well).  As before, I ended up priming the items with Humbrol Acrylic Primer No. 1.

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Photo 1. PECO Model sceene Bus Stops (5192).

The bus shelter was then glazed using clear acetate from from a Metcalfe kit box (reduce, reuse, recycle!).  Once everything was dried I created some additional artwork to represent the “Bus Stop” sign and timetable to attach to each bus stop pole.

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Photo 2. Artwork.

I also printed off a few 1960s bus related posters from the internet to add to the bus garage building.

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Photos 3 & 4. Completed bus shelter and stop signs.

More to come...

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #132 on: May 14, 2014, 04:08:27 PM »
Nice detailing work, Paddy - an inspiration to us all :thumbsup:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #133 on: May 14, 2014, 09:28:40 PM »
How annoying...  Another project on HOLLERTON JUNCTION is the resurfacing of the station platforms.  Originally the platforms were made from Metcalfe kits with the supplied "tarmac" tops but I do not like them - a bit too computer generated.

The paving slabs from Metcalfe's PN111 kit seemed to offer a better solution having tested this on one platform.  To complete the other platforms I had to purchase more PN111 kits and this is where the annoyance comes from.  The latest PN111 kits have a very different colour and texture from my original one and means I will have to rebuild platform 1!

Just an FYI for others.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #134 on: May 17, 2014, 02:21:52 PM »
HOLLERTON JUNCTION STATION

Whilst waiting for some "bits" to arrive for the bus garage I decided to press on with resurfacing the railway station platforms and building the entrance steps.

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Photo 1.  Rear of the station showing the entrance steps.

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Photo 2. Front of the station with resurfaced platforms.

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Photo 3. Another shot of the entrance steps.

It has been a lot of work but I am very pleased with the end result.  I will probably add a couple of signs/posters to the entrance step wall.

Comments and suggestions gratefully received.

Many thanks

Paddy
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