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Author Topic: Tormouth - Next Stop Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition 7th & 8th October 2017  (Read 99817 times)

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2014, 07:19:10 PM »
Oh Beach donkeys as well :) Excellent.. I love spam me :D

I never realised spam came from donkeys :o I'll never have a spam fritter again :worried:

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2014, 11:07:59 PM »
So as i can see my build thread being dragged off topic by the Moderators, I shall return it to whence it came!!

Tonight I started to make the station terminus, using ultra thin ply sourced from good old K&S Models in Stevenage and some Redutex self adhesive Stone I picked up from Fionas stand at DEMU...all cut with my cheapo wickes knife and hot glued onto the board!

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2014, 08:55:17 AM »
What did you use to make the cliffs Paul as they look really nice and has given me an idea on how to finish off the hidden side of my layout.

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2014, 09:05:12 AM »
Hi Caz,

If you start by taking a look at my whole thread on "That Other Site" :) - Click Me Now!

I started with Packing Foam, then layers of filler, usually the ready mixed type... Final cliffs were made using Nobby's Idea of Crushed up Tin Foil which you then press into the filler once it's been drying for an hour or so (I would presume less time in Spanish weather!!).... Painting wise there are numerous coats of Humbrol and Tamiya acrylics in varying shades of brown and grey, all applied with my trusty 10 airbrush!.... Mrs C used PoundLand PVA Bond (1 a steal!) and applied a mix of different woodland scenics for the grass areas... They are far from finished though as needs more cover, bushes, fencing a footpath etc...
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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2014, 11:46:45 AM »
Coming on very nicely indeed. (I have enjoyed, also, the pictures and text on the 'other' Website.) I look forward to seeing the diesel hydraulics running: a Class 22 D63XX with a BR Lined Maroon B Set would be very prototypical. Are you planning a Summer Saturday service like Newquay in its heyday?

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2014, 11:54:07 AM »
I have plenty of 22's, 63xx and 62xx, I also have 4 or 5 maroon coaches (collett corridor ones) at present.  Think stock building will be cash dependant sometime at the start of next year !!

I'd really like this to be ready for the NGS AGM in Conwy if they'll have me !



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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
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This is one hell of a ball ache!!! Resistors, leds wires, more wires, more resistors more arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Still its coming along but very slowly!!! To give you an idea each point crossing is six leds which translates to six resistors and twelve bidirectionl legs, then working out the colour crossovers ive spent at least 7 hours on it so far and still not close to running a loco on Tormouth!!!!!.....I wish id not started it but im no quitter so another weeks work ahead I think! :(
I think this post has finally made me decide not to illuminate my mimic board but rely on noting the switch positions and educated guess work.
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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2014, 02:39:21 PM »
You have just reminded me of why I'm going to avoid, as much as possible, all complex wiring and mimic boards, etc., and rely on hand operation of points (at least to begin with). Just getting a hex frog juicer to work for my essential three-way point will be a major personal achievement!

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2014, 03:17:50 PM »
The difficult thing will be getting the little man to walk back and forth in the signalbox when points and signals are changed, but I have a servo for that ;)...

Oh did I mention the Scratch Built Tormouth Signalbox ?

Here's a taster....

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...Ant thats being saved for another episode.. Pop back soon for the continuing saga of Tormouth...

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2014, 03:28:45 PM »
The signalbox is looking very good but I don't think constructing it, yourself would have been beyond your capabilities. The very best book that I have found on constructing model buildings is an old classic: "Miniature Building Construction" by John. H. Ahern (1950, 5th Impression 1973), published by Model and Allied Publications Limited. Also very useful is: "The Professional Approach to Model Railways" by John Wylie (1992), published by PSL.

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2014, 11:19:49 PM »
More work done on the cliffs this evening, so all lower level cliffs are now complete... Will give it about three days to dry before continuing on with sanding and painting..

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2014, 07:50:41 AM »
What a lovely mess, looking forward to the transformation.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2014, 09:11:02 PM »
Tonight came the first flocking of many, the rocks I picked out came out well. Theres a good few hours yet in flocking, bushes, brush, trees etc... On the right valley side I need to bring the cliff in more, its more noticeable now theres some colour down on it!!

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2014, 09:28:19 PM »
Looking very good. What paint did you use for the rocks, please?

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Re: Tormouth - South Devon
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2014, 09:30:21 PM »
Hi Chris, i used a mixture of three different humbrol grey acrylics, sprayed on in layers, then also found a new use for left over sleeper grime and used it to dull them down a touch :)



 

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