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Author Topic: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation  (Read 2370 times)

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 10:52:14 AM »
I want to have a big long countryside area down one side so i can watch long trains snake their way through the landscape.

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 10:10:27 PM »
OK Time for an update since it's been a while. I had to make a start somewhere so i decided to make a start on the station end and work my way round from there. Mainly because it was the only bit of baseboard that not cluttered up with stuff.

The lift out section is now complete. It remains in place 99% of the time but it can be removed for getting bigger items in and out of the loft. The track is soldered onto strip board with droppers from the boards going to bus wires underneath. The bus wires connect to the chocblocs you can see on the board edge.





I won't bore you to much with loads of text since we all like pictures. The idea is the main station building at the front. Two platforms with 2 passthu lines running up the middle. At the rear of the station will be the back end of some industrial units.

As you can see everything it pretty much still in the process of build built.

The platforms are from Scalescenes. The walls are scratch built card covered with texture sheets from Scale Model Scenery. The industrial units are also from Scale Model Scenery and have been kit bashed a bit to break up the uniform look when you have lots of them.









Owwww and of course, there is the bridge, scratch built from some chipboard, card and texture sheets it hides the lift out section behind. It still needs some more adding to it, but i'm really pleased with how its coming along.








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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2018, 06:33:18 AM »
That all looks very neat and tidy!
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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2018, 12:31:21 PM »
Looking good. The bridge is a nice bit of work
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
Just spent the past few days knocking up a few of these



Very simple to put together. I've used two kits to make this shed and i'll be making another the same when they arrive. Just weathered them with some chalk pastels. I'll add some safety signs etc.. etc.. and some lighting and I think they will look quite good.









Also threw together a few skips


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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2018, 10:22:10 PM »
Very nice. :thumbsup: I've collected six of these so far. Started none. Hope I do as good a job.

Looking forward to seeing it planted. :thumbsup:
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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2018, 09:13:32 AM »
Good morning fellow forum'ites. I've had the joy of being on call all this week so that's meant not really being able to get out and do much, so a great opportunity to go and hang out in the loft and get some more layout work done now the temperature is back to a sensible level.

So the industrial units are starting to take shape.





It looks like the extreme heat recently has caused some of the paper wraps to bubble out a bit. Luckily they are only visable when taking photos close up, just looking at them from a normal distance you can't see them at all.



The first platform for the station is in place. Track is starting to be laid.





So next on the list is to get the rest of the station track laid down and some points motored up. Plus get the other platforms built.

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2018, 09:20:30 AM »
Just catching up on this.

Looking good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2018, 10:19:30 AM »
That's looking very good. I certainly envy you the length of the layout :envy:

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2018, 11:03:09 AM »
That's looking very good. I certainly envy you the length of the layout :envy:

Feel free to pop round and help with the other 25ft Im still yet to do a single thing with.

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2018, 11:06:02 AM »
Some really well observed details there - skips, pallets, aircon units and a picnic table for workers to sit at during their fag breaks. Look forward to seeing more.

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2019, 09:47:03 AM »
Looks very good so far - any new photos?

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 09:57:41 AM »
None as yet, i've started on the bridge over the river and the river valley. When its cooled down a bit up the loft i'll do an update.

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 11:52:39 AM »
Looking good and scenics stunning. Loft do you have a fan!?

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Re: Colworth Hill : The Next Generation
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2019, 03:22:59 PM »
Yeah I've got a heater that has a cold fan mode, so that's keeping the air moving up there, and the loft door is open to get some air flow through it. Maybe one day when i'm rich i'll get some better ventilation in there.

 

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