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Author Topic: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model  (Read 6627 times)

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Re: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model
« Reply #180 on: May 18, 2020, 01:18:04 PM »
Lochaber power sub station complete ready for planting.
Took a break from houses to finish this kit I've had for ages.
Its a PIKO Transformer Station no 60016.

It's not a bad kit but a little expensive.  When I compared to others around such as Shapeways, this was a better, more complete kit.  OK, it's a bit American style but hey!
I've added a building as per prototype and even added the CCTV camera!

Kit comes with chain link fencing and plastic gates.  I swapped the gates for Palisade ones I had spare, but given the kit had fencing, I have not changed the fence to be more prototypical.  But we will see, it may annoy me.  Simply painted with concrete and Humbrol BR Green RC405 and a spray of halfords red primer for the insulators and a black wash to lightly weather.

Anyway, nice kit, fiddly as everything is in N Gauge, but very realistic.  although for UK, there are not nearly enough "NO", "Warning", "Don't" signs with the kit.  :D
I had to adjust it a bit to go round the corner of my layout.











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Re: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model
« Reply #181 on: May 18, 2020, 01:26:06 PM »
Maybe need to create your own signage colin. Otherwise looking good. Chris

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Re: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model
« Reply #182 on: June 02, 2020, 10:07:02 PM »
So this little corner of Fort William junction is complete....finally!
3 buildings, with a fair bit of detail.

Just as the sun is going down Mrs McGee from number 46 is getting the washing in while Jimmy enjoys a last sherbet outside in the unusually warm Highland evening sharing his surroundings with the usual swarm of midges.

Here are some photos, all light up using a Train-Tech LFX2.
It's clear one of the occupants either has a home tanning booth or somewhat illegally high powered lighting  :D

It's been a bit fiddly.  Lots of very fine detail like solar panels, washing lines, dogs. TV aerials, fence and a special path for signal maintenance. Got a bit fed up with it TBH and taken me a little while to get it finished. Just never got a really good run at it, so was quite bitty.  The final 2 buildings took me 3 weeks elapsed.

However, it paid off and I'm very happy with this section, but needs 1 or 2 more little cameos.
Most of the garden stuff from Model Scenery Supplies.  Love the hedges.

Onwards & upwards. I'll fit the facia & tidy up a little.
Still working on doing a video of the layout so far, but all attempts so far have been.......crap  :dunce:













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Re: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model
« Reply #183 on: June 02, 2020, 10:13:03 PM »
Impressive structures colin

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Re: The Teuchter Line a West Highland based model
« Reply #184 on: June 03, 2020, 07:01:46 AM »
I think that is really good.
Thatís just about the right number of buildings for the scene that you are creating which means it isnít overcrowded.
And yes, maybe one or two extra little cameo scenes to bring it completely to life.
The buildings sit nicely against the back scene.

Martin


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