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Author Topic: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!  (Read 2467 times)

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2018, 03:11:42 PM »
Hi Paul,

Coming along really well  :D :thumbsup: :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2018, 10:20:49 PM »
Seasons greetings.

Itís been a hectic few weeks but Iíve managed a few hours here and there in the evenings. Most of this time has been spent building the metcalfe retaining wall and tunnel. Iíve had to heavily modify the structure of the tunnel to get it all to fit so thereís been much measuring, tinkering and head-scratching  :goggleeyes:

Iím not able to upload photos at the minute so Iíll try and do so once the update is complete. Iíd like to give the train a run to check clearances before I fix anything in position so I may even do a little video.

Next job is to weather the metcalfe buildings and structures so as ever; any tips welcome! Iíll be doing much YouTubing to see which method I fancy trying. Iím a little nervous to be honest so Iíll be trying methods out before committing. I really like the way metcalfe fill space on the cards with spare red brick sheet; this gives me extra material to play with.

Iím looking forward to the ballasting as itís something new for me but Iím resisting it until the buildings are in their final positions. Thanks for looking and hopefully Iíll share some photos or video soon.

Thanks
Paul
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 10:22:22 PM by Pjlons83 »
Gold Hill - my rule 1, ďjust for funĒ micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2018, 09:56:51 PM »
As promised; after a few evenings of scenic work and kit-bashing I got everything in place and ďplayed trainsĒ. Iím still struggling to upload images so I took a video (On my Iphone only Iím afraid so sorry about the quality) to show what Iíve been up to.

The track joint near the level crossing needs a little ďadjustmentĒ but apart from that the clearances are fine and Iím happy with the overall look. The bridge and retaining wall is weathered so itís the buildings to do next now that Iíve added the decals. I also need to add an inner wall to the tunnel to tidy that corner up a bit. Once the dodgy join is sorted (you can see the train bounce a little at the crossing) Iíll do the ballasting and then start to fix things down and add more detail.

Hopefully the video uploads ok;



Thanks for looking!
Paul
Gold Hill - my rule 1, ďjust for funĒ micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2018, 10:35:43 PM »
Amazing what you can find in a bread bin!  :thumbsup:
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2018, 10:46:53 PM »
Excellent!  Great idea.  :)

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2018, 10:56:16 PM »
Very cool. I guess you'll have to keep your bread in the fridge now, then.  ;)

Just out of curiosity, what's the little loco?
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2018, 11:14:11 PM »
Thankyou all for the likes and nice comments.

Just out of curiosity, what's the little loco?

Hi Bealman. The loco is an Arnold OBB kof shunter. I asked the forum for suggestions when I was at the planning stage as I was concerned about the tight radius. Sorry to whoever it was for forgetting who suggested it but itís been great!
Gold Hill - my rule 1, ďjust for funĒ micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;


 

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