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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 224543 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1290 on: April 05, 2017, 08:32:08 AM »
Looks great Andrew, how does the Making Waves compere to the other stuff you have used.

And the Bison Wood Glue is it better than Gorilla Glue, assuming you have used the GG, i have used the GG and i find it brilliant.     :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1291 on: April 05, 2017, 09:36:31 AM »
To be honest, not much difference between the two products, there is a bit more odour off the "making waves" than the Busch product, the Busch product is much thinner too, not as easy to "sculpt" straight out of the pot

The Bison Glue was good, but I used it up a while ago, I am just re-using the container as it has a good pouring spout... got a 5L drum of PVA at a ridiculously low price from Screwfix a while back, so I have just been topping up from that.  Quite like the Gorilla Glue too, but it doesn't dry transparent, but is great for woodworking.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1292 on: April 05, 2017, 11:34:48 AM »
Finally got the Stone Paint to a reasonable finish, here is the goods shed in it's approximate position - just need to think about how it will merge into the backscene - I had a notion to try some "Tromp L'Oiel" ... draw a 2D receding impression on the wall.. but quickly realised my artistic skills are too rudimentary for that




Looking great! Maybe some bits of mirror each side, flanked & overhung by trees??

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My layout: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery, the Many Tricks Mine.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1293 on: April 05, 2017, 11:58:10 AM »
Thanks Mike, that was where my thoughts had drifted to - great minds think alike :)  Have ordered some mirror film to see what it looks like

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1294 on: April 06, 2017, 07:11:02 AM »
Starting to bounce between kits curing, static grass drying or trackbed settling - so while the goods shed was curing, I got a bit more trackbed down, this time the passing loop at the distillery and some of the points laid for the sidings into the distillery



I have seen it on one or two other layouts on the forum (one was scratch built mind), but fancied adding a small wagon turntable to the internal track layout at the distillery - at least I know how it should look!



The way the component parts go together is not immediately obvious



I need time to soak on the instructions for the turntable, so it was back to "simpler" things like laying junctions, passing loops and sidings



Did a bit more detailing on the goods shed, added some internal detail of pallet of sacks, boxes etc. and some human presence

The story will be along the lines of "ahm jist gonnae moove yon saks fae the ehj" ...



"aw *%@# ... the bl**dy rhats hae bin intae them"


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1295 on: April 07, 2017, 07:18:02 AM »
Points and junction laid and I progressed the backing ply for the backscene



Made some progress on the tracks over the gorge, the points into the fiddle yard laid.  Getting these tracks laid will let me progress the scenery around the refinery headshunt and the approach to the gorge.



My new project is the challenge of turning a German guitar factory into a Scottish distillery



Starting with base, needed to cut it down to fit the space (one of these days I will remember to take the "before" photo before I start modifying things  :doh:





Here is how it will sit on the layout, the sidings have been completed & you can see the intended location of the turntable.




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1296 on: April 07, 2017, 07:34:19 AM »
My new project is the challenge of turning a German guitar factory into a Scottish distillery
Hopefully you'll be able to convert the Umpah! sound effects into the sound of pipes.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1297 on: April 08, 2017, 07:06:41 AM »
Was really impressed with the quality of the parts and the sharpness of the details in the Piko kit, which is a relief as I have a few of them to build



All the parts identified as present & correct!



Stuck them all down onto a board to ease the painting of them, here they are ready for primer, which in this case will be Halfords grey



Was a reasonable day for a change, so managed to let them dry outside



I applied the window spray paint directly to the white window frames, again just Halfords own matt black - gives very good results



The Halfords paints have the benefit of being pretty quick drying, so I was able to apply the top coat pretty soon after, I was using a can of Tamiya white, I got it at a discount from Hattons.  I have added a few of the windows into place.  I had to pay attention carefully to the instructions as there are several places where other parts of the kit are placed over or in front of the windows of the main building, so you don't fit them all.  As you can see in some places, it actually comes with bricked up sections to go into the window apertures.



Time to put my corner magnets to good use



One thing I did find was that the Tamiya paint was very quickly removed or smudged by the Revell Contacta glue I use, so l learned quickly to be very careful in it's application to the painted parts.  I also picked out the window lintels with a sharpie pen






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1298 on: April 08, 2017, 10:29:44 AM »
The model's coming on well.  At first I mistook the magnetic clamps for Swiss-style chalet balconies!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1299 on: April 08, 2017, 10:48:48 AM »
 :laughabovepost:  Thanks Laurence, I see what you mean!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1300 on: April 08, 2017, 12:47:58 PM »
At first I thought it was a brick building and you'd made it 'inside out' but then the 1p dropped.
Nice building, Andrew even though 1/160 scale.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1301 on: April 08, 2017, 12:54:50 PM »
Put it in the background (or foreground), depending on one's taste!  ;D ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1302 on: April 08, 2017, 01:07:46 PM »
Well noted!  I don't mind that it is slightly underscale, will be towards the back of the layout too, so should work

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1303 on: April 08, 2017, 01:33:48 PM »
Very nice, looks a bit like a Kestrel kit, though hopefully
the walls are a bit thicker so you can get corners
at correct angle.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1304 on: April 08, 2017, 01:40:21 PM »
They are quite thick & the base plate is also accurately marked with locating lugs too, all a nice snug fit and helps to get it all squared up, especially when I have chopped off part of the walls

 

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