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Re: Tiree
« Reply #210 on: November 08, 2019, 10:46:36 PM »
Evening all,  it's evil out there,  rain wind cold,  not nice,.
In the somewhat better conditions of the MRC much work was done.

However there is not much to show for it. The ballast I put on the platforms last week looked awful,  much too rough so that was scraped off. A coat of PVA,  thin polyfilla,  and paint mix was put on,  which looks better but is the wrong shade at the moment,  so next week that will need a light sanding and a darker shade painting on.

Then roads were sanded,  and some road side ditches dug. Then I borrowed a double decker from the next layout to try for size.  Panic... Roads much to narrow,  so I started widening roads..  T break called,  after that by chance I borrowed a different bus form the next layout... Roads OK????
Got the ruler out.. The Oxford models "N gauge" double decker was a scale 10ft wide almost!!!  The second a single decker ( also Oxford models) was a scale 7ft. Wide... Panic over,
Back to sanding and then painting roads.  This was followed by a second coat of brown on the stack of fencing.

Next week more fencing to install,  the some weathering of the fencing.
The platforms need work and some ballasting of track needs gluing..

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #211 on: November 15, 2019, 10:33:10 PM »
Evening all,
Fencing went well, a dab of thick superglue on the bottom of each verticle,  then a square jar on its side to hold it down while setting worked well
Platform sides were painted dark grey as was some stone plasticard forming a cutting support.
A piece of plasticard was cut and Inset over a road,  onto this a cattle grid and a gate alongside was glued.  Some coating was done with polyfilla PVA mix, to  imitate the herding  track through the gate.  Next week,  that will be grassed / stoned and the road / plasticard either side of the  the cattle grid tarmac painted..
I should add this plasticard is hiding a board joint through the road and is removable.
A little grass work was carried out on board 4 hillside and on board three alongside the fencing.

Next week I think we are due some pictures the fencing makes a big difference to the look of the layout...

 

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