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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2015, 05:40:31 PM »
We have a new toy at my work, a Laser Cutter.  A quick play on the 2D software and I managed to make some Waiting Rooms/Shelters for the layout.  I've made two designs, one with two entrances and one with four entrances.

Youtube video of the laser cutter at work.  :)  https://youtu.be/tIRkPG3yYlg


They are made from 1.5mm plywood, and glue together.
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Spares to make more in the future.
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First coat of red paint.
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After 3 coats of red paint, with glazing to be added.  Also, first coat of red on the benches and litter bins, and NSE red added to the ticket machines.
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The paints I had to buy from Phoenix, as Railmatch don't produce the paints for NSE livery any more.
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2015, 08:11:26 PM »
I want one of those machines - no, wait, make that 'I NEED one of those machines'...  That makes my Zing look silly... Nice, yeah.....
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2015, 09:12:00 PM »
Very nice work, Chris. Merry NSE Christmas!

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2015, 09:39:00 PM »
Are you sure you're not making class 142s? :-X

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2015, 01:52:20 PM »
 :laughabovepost: Brilliant, glad dapol are releasing them soon! The platform shelters look great Tank!
Merry Christmas to you all
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2016, 07:23:11 PM »
Are you sure you're not making class 142s? :-X


Horrible things!  I travelled on those a few years ago......wow, almost went deaf!  LOL

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

A few more pictures showing some of the track being laid out, and special help from some Gronks and tins of food from the cupboards....








With the 3rd rail added.   :laugh3:

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2016, 07:46:42 PM »
Delighted to see three of your collection of Class 08s earning their living. Many thanks for the updates. I look forward to the next instalment. 8-)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2016, 08:53:40 PM »
Evening Tank,
The third rail really looks fantastic! Could maybe run a Eurostar there.. :-X Good to see the cans from the garage making an appearance on the track laying stage of things :bounce: I look forward to updates, great work so far!
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2016, 09:41:55 PM »
Immaculate straight lines, Tank :goggleeyes:
I knew you were sponsored by De Walt but Heinz too? ;)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2016, 09:39:49 AM »



With the 3rd rail added.   :laugh3:




Sorry, showing my ignorance here, but what is the third rail for? spares?

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2016, 09:49:39 AM »
Those arcy sparky multi coloured worms which run off third rail electricity supply by means of 'shoes' collecting current from the third rail. Mostly seen in the south of the UK.
Hope that hasn't baffled you further.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2016, 10:03:43 AM »
To add to that, it is a cosmetic addition in model railways.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2016, 10:08:47 AM »
As Newportnobby says, it's where they get their electrical supply from, rather than overhead cables.  We used to have overhead cables here, but they took them away in favour of 3rd rail in the 1930's.

No great update on the layout, although, I have painted all of the rails in sleeper grime by hand.  A loooong boring job. :scowl:  I thought I had a picture on my phone, but I don't.  :( 

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2016, 10:27:48 AM »
Thanks guys, I grew up with Shenfield station in Essex as my primary station 5 platform + headshunt (think that's what it's called), and London Liverpool Street as my usual first stop  - guess I was a bit spoilt with fast dmus   :camera:





If I had infinite space I'd happily do a point to point between these two.
Shenfield appears quite similar to your layout :) (see I did have a point there)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2016, 08:49:55 PM »
It does look a little similar you're right.  I'll have my fast EMU's flying through here though!  :D

 

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