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Author Topic: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy  (Read 6291 times)

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 08:56:49 AM »
Number 1 had a play last night, all works well I am pleased to report. I did a bit more work on this, just by putting a base coat of earth brown paint and then a coat of PVA for some Javis scatter. I find it gives a nice even base to build up on.


roundy by Steve Purves, on Flickr

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2014, 04:21:25 PM »
Just realised I haven’t updated this thread for a while… Progress has been slow of late with priority being given to Apa Park. This have been out a few times for the boys to watch and play with but very little has happened. Here’s a shot of the new 47 being run in...
 
20140616_123502 by Steve Purves, on Flickr

Whilst the layout was out I started to add a bit of depth to the hill and embankments to see how it looked


20140616_131335 by Steve Purves, on Flickr

I have now added a very rough base to the roadway (using Scalescenes tarmac) and also built up the area around the siding with card to rail height. This has been covered with Scalescenes concrete. Again, very slow progress, as it is not much more than a scenic test track!

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2014, 05:49:42 PM »
Now for sale....

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2014, 06:09:32 PM »
Oh no, this little layout had such promise :(

Where have you put it up for sale?

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2014, 06:22:53 PM »
Many thanks... It was only a test track for me. I have other plans for now! Only advertised on facebook so far. £125 and will be wired for both DC and DCC. i have some materials to complete. I can even add stock
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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2014, 07:06:37 PM »

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2014, 09:07:16 AM »
I have had a quiet weekend on the cards and had a look for something to do, moving the roundy out of the way whilst looking. It then dawned on me… I probably have enough scenic in hand to get this to a more finished state before it sells. That was settled then, Saturday morning, out came the glue and woodland scenics. Trees were planted first, followed by hedgerows. I added a kestrel house atop of the hill and gave it some gardens. I scratch built a little halt station out of plasticard and got the airbrush out to weather the track. Here is the results from the day…

A 156 approaches the halt.


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


08 bringing in the coal


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr

58 rumbling past


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


An overall view…


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
You could even throw in a Farish flying banana in case it came of of the track at the baseboard edge ,I've already got my hat and coat and halfway out the door.
Amazing what you can do with a small test track.
Bob

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 10:07:47 AM »
It would make a great Christmas present for a youngster so best of luck in selling it.

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 10:22:53 AM »
To echo above post, yes indeed.

As long as you get rid of some of the nonsense runnin' around on it  ;) ;D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2014, 09:21:46 AM »
Just to make some space in my ‘storarge area’ (read downstairs toilet) I have been trying to sell the test track. Well, I decided last night to take it outside in the last of the daylight and get some better pics. It must have worked because I have now got a provisional buyer at the £200 asking price. Anyway, heres a selection of the shots taken last night in the natural light… a trip from the siding back to the siding…


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Test track by Steve Purves, on Flickr

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2014, 10:56:48 AM »
Nice pics, Steve. Hope the sale goes through OK :thumbsup:

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2014, 12:44:17 PM »
Nice pics, Steve. Hope the sale goes through OK :thumbsup:

Seconded!

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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2014, 01:47:05 PM »
A very nice layout, a good example of  " less is more ".
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Re: Steves Roundy Test Plank Thingy
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2014, 09:12:23 AM »
Just a quick video I took before Airedale goes to its new home this weekend…

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