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Author Topic: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)  (Read 58023 times)

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #285 on: August 20, 2017, 10:32:15 AM »
second that, always a joy to see your updates
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #286 on: August 20, 2017, 10:41:00 AM »
It looks great!

I am a huge fan of bay platforms and sweeping pointwork into stations.  :thumbsup:

Top stuff!  :beers:
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #287 on: August 20, 2017, 11:14:03 AM »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #288 on: August 20, 2017, 11:40:16 AM »
Lovely modelling. I look forward very keenly to seeing Shankend develop!

Roy

Seconded! Great to have such a good update after a long while.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #289 on: August 20, 2017, 07:48:51 PM »
Lovely modelling. I look forward very keenly to seeing Shankend develop!

Roy

You might have a while to wait, that one is in the preliminary planning (i.e. day-dreaming) stage. I need a house with a spare double bedroom or heated garage before I can start construction. It needs to be at least 12' x 8' and preferably bigger, and even at that size I'll have to compress everything a fair bit to get it all in. Same problem as with nearly all the Waverley stations -not enough scenic breaks in the right places.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #290 on: August 21, 2017, 09:17:49 AM »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)

I'm about half way through weathering them.  My technique is to start with an overall wash of "dirty thinners" (mix of black / brown / grey paint to make a nice mucky colour, then heavily diluted, brushed on and then tidied up with cotton buds) followed by dry brushing with dark rusty colours to highlight springs, cab edges and other rust-prone bits, then the odd streak of light grey around bits that leak water (washout  plugs etc), finally a coat of matt varnish to tidy it all up.  These two locos got held up while I tried to find a decent matt varnish as Humbrol is terrible, I used it on an etched brass loco I built for my father's birthday, and now I have to strip it back to bare metal and start again.  It really is that bad, the loco looks as though it has been left out in the snow, and looking at online reviews of the stuff I'm not the only person to have had problems.

The answer seems to be Winsor & Newton artists varnish, available from most art supplies shops. I tried it on  an old Lima horsebox and it came out fine with no frosting or shiny patches, although it is a lot slower drying than the Humbrol stuff. I haven't tried it through an airbrush yet.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #291 on: August 21, 2017, 09:52:22 AM »
Thanks for the response. Acrylics or enamels please?
Think I'd prefer acrylics :hmmm:

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #292 on: August 21, 2017, 03:36:48 PM »
Great that you are back modelling again Richard. Just love that pointwork, its such a superior look to peco points.
I should really get back to moddling my own finescale layout ...  time always seems to be the problem.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #293 on: August 21, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
I like it, Richard :thumbsup:
Am intrigued by your locos. Have you weathered them yourself? Some cruel close ups would be appreciated :)
These two locos got held up while I tried to find a decent matt varnish

I'm a big fan of Games Workshop/Citadel "Purity Seal"; douse for a satin finish, or gently waft for flat matt.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #294 on: August 28, 2017, 09:37:33 PM »
Not much modelling time this weekend but I have added a few details...



I have wanted to try static grass for a while, so I bought an applicator and tried a small test patch near the signalbox.  The results weren't great, too much glue, too many fibres and it came out rather too even and uniform.  So I made up a few 30' track panels using some leftover Finetrax components and dumped them over the offending grass.  I have also scattered a few individual Finetrax sleepers around the place.



Langley yard crane built and painted, still needs the base blending in to the ground around it.  Not quite correct pattern for a North British yard crane, but it will do.



The crossing gates can be opened manually although the pivot point is not ideal and you get a bit of a gap between gate and post when they are open.  Lineside fencing is about done now, and I'm starting to feel quite pleased with this end of the layout, it looks believable at least to my eyes.

Now waiting for more static grass fibres of different lengths and colours so I can finally glue down and "bed in" the buildings and fencing. At some point I might get round to running trains again but not while there is still glue and paint being waved around.

Richard
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #295 on: August 28, 2017, 11:01:51 PM »
Glad to see the updates coming, Richard. This is one of my favourite layouts!

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #296 on: August 29, 2017, 08:15:22 AM »
Glad to see the updates coming, Richard. This is one of my favourite layouts!

Seconded! The 'urban' area is looking very good. Your scenic work is excellent. If you don't already have a small hand-held vacuum cleaner, I'd advise investing in one to ensure that everywhere is thoroughly clean before running any trains, again. Not only glue (and paint) but small particles that come loose are not good for N Gauge trains. I'm also planning to try out static grass, along the front embankment of Cant Cove, so I'm looking forward to learning from your trials.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #297 on: August 29, 2017, 08:28:02 AM »
Great stuff.
It's the scenic side of things that interests me mostly and this is very good indeed.
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #298 on: August 29, 2017, 08:36:07 AM »
Thank you; these are lovely pictures.  Particularly the last one in the evening light. It ought to be after opening time by now...

Best wishes.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #299 on: August 30, 2017, 08:10:32 AM »
Lovely modelling Richard. Its looking good. And you cant tell what the scale is so for me that it is some kind of test that Longframlington passes with flyng colours.
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