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Author Topic: Weathering adventures on West Cliff  (Read 13105 times)

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2015, 10:35:06 PM »
Some really nice scenery, and coming along at a really rapid rate! I know what you mean about wiring up point electrics, I can never wait to get onto the scenic bits, which are much more fun, in my opinion anyway, though some enjoy the wiring.

Reminds me of the line along the Fife coast, at least with that 20 & 26 double heading mineral wagons.

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2016, 05:39:42 PM »
After a few months of playing trains, Uni work and a new job I've ordered the rest of the things I need to get this looking somewhere near finished. First job on the list is to get the fiddle yard points wired up so that I can get the land forming done and still access the stabled trains. Thanks again for all the advice and kind words from the folks on here, It really helps motivate me through the boring jobs  :thankyousign:

Carl

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2016, 09:17:17 PM »
We're all looking forward to seeing pics of your progress, Carl :camera: ;)

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2016, 04:04:51 AM »
Certainly are... what I've seen so far is very good.

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »
I made the main control panel today so I can finally finish wiring up the points. I will be printing a track schematic onto waterslide transfer paper so it should be a lot neater, its currently drawn on with whiteboard marker so that I could gauge the size. The points on the port section are controlled separately and the locos are all controlled via iPad and iPhone using the Roco Z21. The panel is made from A3 sized 5mm acrylic and is very sturdy, The iPad has a ledge to rest against to stop it sliding off.

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 07:46:53 PM »
 Well all of the fiddle yard is now wired up and the control panel works as it should, a quick run around with the CMX and its now clean too! Before I start laying down the contours for the hills on the 2nd baseboard I thought I'd ask if anybody had any ideas of what could be there apart from basic hillside? I think I might extend the port back around 4 inches to give a little more modelling area and a nice retaining wall but I'm not sure what else I could do on the higher level. Any idea would be much appreciated!
Cheers Carl

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 09:52:18 PM »
Seeing what a great job you've done with the terrain on the other board I'd like to see this continued at the rear of the port, although you could always have a row of buildings such as hotels, B & Bs, pubs etc half way up the hill along with plenty of trees :hmmm:

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 12:49:00 PM »
 :thankyousign: I'm thinking of having it quite heavily wooded with maybe a ruined castle or abbey with a small carpark and some benches with folks looking around. Then it can drop down towards the retaining wall behind the port area. That should leave it looking quite open and be quick enough to get the base scenery finished  :D. Cheers Carl

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2016, 05:29:24 PM »
The last assignment went in today so I started the land forming, I'll post a few more pics as it progresses. Hopefully I should have the plaster bandage on tonight and painting done tomorrow




chicken wire is pure evil, my hands look like I've been attacked by actual chickens  :D

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2016, 06:19:41 PM »
Looking good.
That pig is overscale though I'm afraid to say !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2016, 06:22:21 PM »




Thats me done for the night as I've ran out of staples for the chicken wire. The face of the cliff will be modelled the same as the otherside and the part between the mainline and port will have a retaining wall and a few more buildings.

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Carl

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2016, 06:25:14 PM »
Looking good.
That pig is overscale though I'm afraid to say !

   :laughabovepost: Its a little vacuum, its great for neatening excess ballast lol

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2016, 09:09:16 PM »
I like the look of your layout more and more, Carl. Keep up the good work :claphappy:

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2016, 10:35:17 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: thanks for sharing; moving on very nicely
regards Derek

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Re: The port gets an extension
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2016, 07:23:03 AM »
agree, its getting better and better
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