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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2013, 05:49:30 AM »
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.

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

Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2013, 08:15:22 AM »
Will do Pengi but so far so good.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2013, 08:31:05 AM »
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.

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

My backscene was stuck over a year ago using 3M Spray mount and is still as good as it was all that time ago, problem is the layout is now growing so I need to make a whole new back so it has lasted to retirement so to speak :D

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #108 on: November 06, 2013, 10:33:28 AM »
BUFFER STOPS

Today's posting is just a quick shot of the PECO buffer stops that I have assembled for HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  Nothing amazing, just some glue, red and white paint.

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Many thanks

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 11:12:16 AM by Paddy »
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #109 on: November 06, 2013, 10:48:24 AM »
Hi Paddy,
Have you considered running a length of fibre optic cable to the top of each buffer set and illuminate them from a small red LED or similar?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #110 on: November 06, 2013, 10:57:02 AM »
Hi Paddy,
Have you considered running a length of fibre optic cable to the top of each buffer set and illuminate them from a small red LED or similar?

No, I like them the way they are and having just fitted them to the track they look good IMHO.  Remember, my objective for HOLLERTON JUNCTION is the "train set" I always wanted.  ;)

The next project is the engine shed lamps which are a bit more involved.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #111 on: November 08, 2013, 07:03:41 PM »
LOCOMOTIVE SHED/YARD LAMPS

HOLLERTON JUNCTION locomotive shed (13C) now has a set of six yard lamps!  These were created from a set of Mike Howarth 2mm/N Gauge loco shed - Goods Yard Lamps (code L1) and additional etched brass ladders from CR Signals.

I bought the lamps from Mike via eBay for about 4 but he does not seem to be listing them at present.  I hope this does not mean they are no longer available as they are a lovely little kit.  Each bag contains enough parts to make 12 lamps and consists of the post with hoop and a separate shade.

The picture on the packet (see below) seems to show that the shade should be glued to the bottom of the “blob” within the wire loop.  Personally, I thought it would be better to attach them further up thus allowing the “blob” to represent a bulb.  If you follow this approach you will need to open out the hole in the shade a wee bit using a 1mm drill bit.  A word of warning, the loop at the top of the post is very delicate and I managed to break two trying to push the shades on!




Once the shades had been glued I created a small stand for each lamp from 1mm card.  Initially I made these 1cm x 3cm so I had something to hold whilst gluing and painting.  I drilled a hole big enough to take the lamp post and stuck it to the card.  Next I measured 3mm out from the base of the pole as this would mark where my ladder would start.

The ladders are available from CR Signals (http://www.crsignals.com/moreDetails.aspx?id=30) and are very detailed for their size.  I used Xuron track cutters to nip them from the fret and to cut them to length.  Once this was done they were attached with a drop of super glue at the base and the top of the pole.

The lamps were then left for 24 hours before painting.  I mixed my own dark grey acrylic and initially painted each one all over in this colour (including the ladder).  You may find a couple of coats are required to cover the brass ladders.  When the grey had completely dried I painted the wee bulbs with matt white.

Here is a photo of one completed lamp...



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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #112 on: November 12, 2013, 12:11:43 PM »
ROADS & FOOTPATHS

Starting to look at roads etc. and I wondered what a suitable width would be.  Now I know it depends on era, location etc. but I found the following link very helpful.

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/wwwfileroot/legacy/regen/plantrans/DesignAndConstructionOfRoadsAndAccessesToAdoptableStandardsMarch2011.pdf

Hope this helps.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #113 on: November 13, 2013, 09:43:37 AM »
Hi Paddy,

that's indeed a very helpful document. Not for now, but certainly for future plans  :D :angel:

Thanks a lot!
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #114 on: March 01, 2014, 09:59:24 AM »
PECO FENCING

It has been a while since I posted an update - my apologies.   I have been grappling with the scenery on HOLLERTON JUNCTION and learning loads (mostly through my own mistakes!).

One problem I have had is painting the PECO flexible field fencing (NB-45), the paint flakes off when the fencing is moved.  After trial and error I found the following process works:

1) Wash the fencing thoroughly in warm soapy water and leave to dry (airing cupboard is good)
2) Assemble the length of fencing that you need - glue if required
3) Spray the fence length with Humbrol Primer 1 and allow to dry for a couple of hours
4) Spray the fence length with Humbrol Dark Brown 29 and allow to dry for 24 hours

For me the result is still flexible and the paint does not flake off.  The paint is from the Humbrol Acrylic range of aerosol cans.

Hope this helps others.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #115 on: March 01, 2014, 10:11:24 AM »
Good tip, thank you Paddy  :NGaugersRule:

cheers John.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #116 on: March 01, 2014, 11:02:17 AM »
That is a good tip, Paddy, thanks for posting!

I have always thought that the flexible plastic of those fences look like exactly that... flexible plastic! That goes for the Ratio stuff too, although at least it's a bit finer than the Peco stuff.

Good tip!
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #117 on: April 05, 2014, 10:10:48 AM »
SCENERY #1

Although I have not updated the HOLLERTON JUNCTION thread for a while there has been activity on the scenery.  This has meant a lot of mess with glue and scatter but the results are coming along.  I have learnt a great deal (by my standards) and found a deep respect for you scenic artists out there!

As a taster, here is a photo showing the front, right hand corner of HOLLERTON JUNCTION.

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Please excuse the photo - I really need to invest in a better camera.

Now for a tip.  If you are looking for an N gauge road surface then I would highly recommend Dulux Weathershield Textured Masonry Paint in Concrete Grey.  The colour is almost perfect for tarmac and you end up with a slightly rough finish.  In those places where I want a smoother finish I simply rub it gently with some "wet n dry" paper.

Details can be found here:

http://www.dulux.co.uk/products/weathershield-textured-masonry-paint#concrete_grey?hiderelatedproducts=true&product=wtm

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #118 on: April 10, 2014, 08:03:03 AM »
BRUSHES

Last weekend I bought a pack of Humbrol Stipple Brushes after seeing them demonstrated on their YouTube channel.  I have now had a chance to try them and they are really good and at 4 for four excellent value.

Details can be found here:

http://www.humbrol.com/shop/brushes-and-airbrush/brush-packs/ag4303-stipple-brush-pack/

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2014, 07:36:36 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
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