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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2016, 05:17:25 PM »
It's been a while since I posted an update, so:

The major work has been on the scenery areas to the right hand side of the layout . The idea was to create a deep cutting and entrance into a tunnel. The structure was braced with plywood and then covered in card and paper before then applying paper mache to the whole area. Base colour painting is next. Some rocks and stones will be placed around the tunnel mouth area to break up any poor looking features.....it's a bit to 'straight edged' in places near the tunnel mouth.

Never done anything like this before so a bit trial and error in places.



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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2016, 05:37:53 PM »
I think this is going to look very good.
The camera (which is the very devil at showing things up) seems to show kinks in the outside tracks at the baseboard join just after the crossovers, or is it just my squint?

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2016, 05:38:58 PM »
Thanks for this update.

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2016, 07:17:46 PM »
I think this is going to look very good.
The camera (which is the very devil at showing things up) seems to show kinks in the outside tracks at the baseboard join just after the crossovers, or is it just my squint?


If we are talking about the same thing, then it is probably where the track spacing increases on the two loop lines away from the main lines. Here is an overhead shot showing the increased spacing of the two loops away from the main lines. Hope that is what you were seeing....if not let me know. I'm not sure I have any kinks anywhere....the trains run ok.






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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2016, 05:13:23 AM »
I think this is going to look very good.
The camera (which is the very devil at showing things up) seems to show kinks in the outside tracks at the baseboard join just after the crossovers, or is it just my squint?


If we are talking about the same thing, then it is probably where the track spacing increases on the two loop lines away from the main lines. Here is an overhead shot showing the increased spacing of the two loops away from the main lines. Hope that is what you were seeing....if not let me know. I'm not sure I have any kinks anywhere....the trains run ok.




In this latest photo the topmost line doesn't seem so bad but there is definitely a slight 'S' shape to the lower one. It's not enough to affect any trains but I think it would just look a bit better if straightened out. :sorrysign:

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2016, 08:20:45 PM »
I don't think you could easily straighten that out without the track being at a slight angle at the baseboard join, which could cause issues in itself.
To be fair its only a goods loop, I think it looks pretty authentic with the very slight kink in the track. BR's PW department would have not worried about such things in the 80's!

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 09:07:58 PM »
I don't think you could easily straighten that out without the track being at a slight angle at the baseboard join, which could cause issues in itself.
To be fair its only a goods loop, I think it looks pretty authentic with the very slight kink in the track. BR's PW department would have not worried about such things in the 80's!

Cheers,
Paul

Thanks Paul. I appreciate that.
I must admit, I don't fancy trying to re-lay that across the join. As you say, it's a goods loop. Plus.....this is my first layout so it's not going to be perfect.

Cheers

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2016, 10:36:08 AM »
Hi all.....
Updates on progress with Brickhill can be found on:

www.facebook.com/BrickhillModelRailway/

Sorry for those that don't use FB.

I wish you all a very festive break !

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2016, 11:36:35 AM »
Unfortunately, although I am on Facebook, the link did not work for me.

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2016, 11:56:57 AM »
Unfortunately, although I am on Facebook, the link did not work for me.

I'm very sorry....I had something set wrong. I would appreciate you having another look if you can. Sorry to have wasted your time before. Hope it works now.


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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2016, 12:02:33 PM »
Thank you for your quick response. Now, it works fine. (But did you know that you have the BR double arrow logo reversed?)

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2016, 12:07:01 PM »
Thank you for your quick response. Now, it works fine. (But did you know that you have the BR double arrow logo reversed?)

Thanks. Sometimes FB reverses photos when loaded...don't know why. Didn't spot it myself. I'll try and resolve.

Glad the link worked now.
Best regards

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2016, 12:10:35 PM »
Thank you for your quick response. Now, it works fine. (But did you know that you have the BR double arrow logo reversed?)

Thanks. Sometimes FB reverses photos when loaded...don't know why. Didn't spot it myself. I'll try and resolve.

Glad the link worked now.
Best regards

Pic resolved now. Cheers

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Re: Brickhill
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2016, 01:42:46 PM »
Thanks. Yes, the logo is the correct way round now.

 

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