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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2880 on: September 25, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »
I hope the R. Therapy is/was successful. I certainly understand 'accumulation syndrome'. We try to be wise and thrify but it always comes back to bite us! :doh:

Fingers still crossed yes, it was a growth on a vocal chord, hence loss of voice, periodic checks have found no further cause for alarm, theyve now gone to 4 monthly from 2.

Excellent news!
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2881 on: September 27, 2019, 04:37:53 PM »
My first attempt at weathering a loco.

I don't have an airbrush so hand blending is taking a long time!

Not finished. I'm installing sound tomorrow and then with chassis in place, there will be lower grime added to complete.


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2882 on: September 27, 2019, 04:47:21 PM »
Looks brilliant Ted. Cracking job! :thumbsup:
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2883 on: September 27, 2019, 05:34:56 PM »
stunning

i would add weathering to the exhaust grille, the round piece on the vents

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2884 on: September 27, 2019, 07:51:40 PM »
Just finished off making a Twin Deck Car carrier (TCV) out of some leftovers from my spares box.


Finished item at work on the layout


Basic parts roof, underframe, and ends


Ends, roof and underframe stuck together. Lower well deck sides stuck to the underframe with some balsa wood strengthening.


Plasticard sides added before filing ends flush with sides


The ends have had the original detail removed, and some bits of plasticard added. Body was painted all over rail grey first, then masking type applied to do the rail blue parts.


Shortening some bogies to fit.


Finished item in use. Didn't have the right transfers to finish, so improvised from some old Pressfix letters.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2885 on: September 27, 2019, 07:54:20 PM »
thats a donor coach andy with overlays ?

looks superb behind the sleeper train !!!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2886 on: September 27, 2019, 08:47:40 PM »
thats a donor coach andy with overlays ?

looks superb behind the sleeper train !!!

It's all built from leftovers. The roof, underframe, and ends were from an old B H Enterprise kit, with plain plasticard sides added.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2887 on: September 27, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »
thanks andy

i will pass that onto bob and ray they will be delighted to see a BHE kit in service. superb as ever

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2888 on: September 27, 2019, 09:36:24 PM »
Ends, roof and underframe stuck together. Lower well deck sides stuck to the underframe with some balsa wood strengthening.

Great to hear that shout out for balsa wood!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2889 on: September 28, 2019, 01:27:34 PM »
Ends, roof and underframe stuck together. Lower well deck sides stuck to the underframe with some balsa wood strengthening.

Great to hear that shout out for balsa wood!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2890 on: September 30, 2019, 10:10:47 PM »
I had quite the fight with this one, I had to remove the standard socket and solder the decoder directly to the PCB (not without issues)!

Sound supplied by Digitrains of Lincoln
- MX649N Micro 6 Pin Decoder
- Rail Exclusive SP12X8X8 MINI BOX 8 Ohm
- Weathered by me (not finished)
- I still need to detail the front and weather the lower half/bogies




I installed the speaker in the fuel tank and removed the socket, hardwired (soldered) the chip directly to the loco PCB. This was a horrible job, but it meant I could keep all lights working!

It sounds amazing, especially when you consider this is a tiny Class 25 and one of the smallest locos available.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2891 on: October 22, 2019, 08:00:12 PM »
First go at ballasting. Here's hoping I haven't ruined my perfect running layout  :-\

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2892 on: October 22, 2019, 08:02:15 PM »
That looks fine. Just make sure that there are no stray bits on the top or inside of the rails.  :thumbsup:
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2893 on: October 22, 2019, 10:21:30 PM »
That looks fine. Just make sure that there are no stray bits on the top or inside of the rails.  :thumbsup:

Picked off all th3 bits I could see. Once fully dry tomorrow I will give it a clean and a test. Fingers crossed!  :-\

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2894 on: November 02, 2019, 09:55:33 PM »
I’ve been working on ideas for a little corner of my layout that needs “filling” with something.



I’m going to keep working on this idea and see how it develops. It’s my first go at a metcalfe mini kit for the benches and I have to say they’re VERY fiddly but I managed this and the shed set too so all in all a nice evening spent “playing”. I’ve also printed a new decal for the burger van so it will soon be under new management.   :)
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