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Author Topic: High Peak Junction, Sort Of  (Read 1615 times)

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Offline LukeB

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2019, 09:25:18 AM »
I had a bit of a flurry or progress last week. A quiet day on Friday meant I managed to get a good few hours at it on top of the usual few minutes I get here and there.

First was papier macheing the slope along the back of the layout and installing the track that accesses the yard from what is now the A6.

IMG_20190228_182641 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190228_184202 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

With that done, I started to spread about some chinchilla dust to represent the gravel parts of the yard. As it turned out, I thought it looked more realistic than the ballast that I'd put down previously and so I used it to cover the rails as well, meaning the track is now at approximate ground level which I think it more appropriate for a yard.

IMG_20190228_184358 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

A little bit more papier mache along the front- the level changes here are much more gentle and centre around the area for the boiler house which now has some cobbles down. This photo cruelly highlights the fact that I need to redrill the sockets for the switches!

IMG_20190301_113620 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Next was some scatter along the slope at the back. I appreciate that static grass is better looking but my static grass machine is in storage and I've decided I'd like to get everything that doesn't fit in my box of modelling supplies finished before we move. This is dependant on getting some ground cover done so I've pressed on.

IMG_20190301_113629 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190301_113637 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then I did the field at the front. At this stage I've yet to hoover up the excess in the yard itself.

IMG_20190302_090055 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190302_090106 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190302_090115 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

That brings me to last night's job- instead of getting the layout I thought I'd prepare the Scenecraft boiler house and chimney that I'd bought to represent Lea Pump house. This pumps water up from the River Derwent into the canal. The Scenecraft version is plain brick and I wanted it to be stone as a rough representation of the real thing so I painted it with lightened Humbrol US Tan acrylic, then weathered it with dark grey. This'll get placed next week then I can put some more effort into the ground cover.

IMG_20190304_192328 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190304_205331 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 09:37:12 AM »
With the scatter now dry, I started adding some foliage. This is a mix of Woodland Scenics Bushes in olive green and Foliage in light green - the Foliage product is really good, it's pretty convincing for something so easy.

Most of it has gone on the retaining wall along the back.

LRM_EXPORT_448886193852423_20190312_090817074 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_448868222507873_20190312_090759104 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Some went along the route of the towpath- I'll be building a wall here and the idea is that this foliage will butt up against it. Some also went in the front left of the layout around where the boiler house is which will form woodland.

The woodland has been formed using trees from The Model Tree Shop. I find these trees very convincing and was given two of their N gauge mega packs as a Secret Santa gift. The layout isn't quite big enough to use them all but most of them have gone on the layout.

Some have gone along the top of the retaining wall-

LRM_EXPORT_448851468084225_20190312_090742350 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

And some around the boiler house (I'd not hoovered up the stray bits of foliage by this point so the boiler house looks a little plonked down!)-

LRM_EXPORT_448831064080577_20190312_090721946 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_448838399971881_20190312_090729282 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_448843198690849_20190312_090734080 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

And this is what the layout looks like as a whole now (again, with lots of stray foliage all over the canal that I'll hoover up)-

LRM_EXPORT_448848467199290_20190312_090739349 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_448835913636946_20190312_090726795 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Hopefully next week I'll get some trains running and the decent camera out rather than these phone shots.






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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2019, 10:06:18 AM »
Very nicely done.

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2019, 10:24:26 AM »
Seconded! Looks really good and thank you listing the materials - great tips!

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2019, 07:31:39 AM »
Looking very good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2019, 08:06:31 AM »
Isn't it amazing the difference a bit of greenery makes?! The difference between the early photos and the latest ones reinforce that. I'll bet you feel like you've really got yourself a model railway now!

My favourite scene is the boiler house - it looks great tucked away amongst all the vegetation!

Great progress on a lovely little layout.  :thumbsup:
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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2019, 08:12:33 AM »
I like the shot of the boiler house a lot too!

It does suddenly feel like it's nearing something like finished. Obviously, though, there's endless little details to add.

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2019, 12:13:12 PM »
I spent some spare time over the weekend while the snow was going on working on the layout. I added some static grass tufts, some light green scatter over the field at the front to tone down the colour a bit and built a couple of Ratio kits - a yard crane and loading gauge, which are present at the real thing. The real loading gauge is a little different - it's on a support that runs from the corner of the trans shipment shed to the retaining wall, rather than being on a post. However, as this isn't the real thing I've used this kit.

IMG_20190316_100105 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190317_181918 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

IMG_20190317_183226 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

My wife gave me some Farish sheep for Christmas and I've popped them in the field.

LRM_EXPORT_176865497175681_20190318_220322323 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then, with the track cleaned, I managed to have a running session on Monday.

The pannier tank sits in the siding waiting for a goods train to arrive whilst a lorry waits to depart the yard after being unloaded and a horse box arrives down the track.

LRM_EXPORT_176860598953422_20190318_220317425 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

An LNER J39 arrives with a short goods train.

LRM_EXPORT_176866107478710_20190318_220322933 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_176872933801682_20190318_220329759 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Once it's in the rear siding, the pannier takes the train off it and shunts it into the trans shipment shed.

LRM_EXPORT_176862896365942_20190318_220319722 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

This gives a view of the loading gauge and yard crane.

LRM_EXPORT_176864275900142_20190318_220321102 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

The pannier takes the brake van off the train for the J39 to collect.

LRM_EXPORT_176859394922416_20190318_220316221 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

The J39 then picks up the brake van and heads off back down the line.

LRM_EXPORT_176859939955075_20190318_220316766 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_176869219305322_20190318_220326045 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

Then the pannier moves in to shunt the train ready for collection later.

LRM_EXPORT_176855408457748_20190318_220312234 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr

LRM_EXPORT_176867833441486_20190318_220324659 by lukegoestoaustralia, on Flickr
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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2019, 11:47:54 AM »
One house move later and this is still my main layout - the others are awaiting me making our loft habitable. Since the last post I've added a few details including figures, some yard detritus and drystone walls. These are made using a tip from one of the magazines which featured an article about an N gauge layout of the area around Ribblehead. Since almost every magazine has featured one of these in the past couple of years I can't remember which it was, but the idea was to make drystone walls using budgie grit glued to coffee stirrers. I think it looks fairly good.

I'd be grateful for some inspiration about what other sort of stuff to put in the yard, I'm at a bit of a loss about how to detail that space. I forgot to get the road vehicles out for these shots unfortunately.

Here's some photos of the pannier shunting the yard, preparing a train for the J39 to collect.

IMG_20190811_183025_edited by Luke Bradley, on Flickr

IMG_20190811_183110_edited by Luke Bradley, on Flickr

IMG_20190811_183137_edited by Luke Bradley, on Flickr

IMG_20190811_183211_edited by Luke Bradley, on Flickr

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2019, 12:09:12 PM »
is that a river / canal ?

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2019, 12:45:23 PM »

I'd be grateful for some inspiration about what other sort of stuff to put in the yard, I'm at a bit of a loss about how to detail that space.

Personally, I'd go easy on filling up the yard. Maybe a stack of sleepers, an odd bit of rail, but except whilst a train was being unloaded these would be sleepy places.

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2019, 03:04:53 PM »
Very nice atmospheric pics, Luke.


I'd be grateful for some inspiration about what other sort of stuff to put in the yard, I'm at a bit of a loss about how to detail that space.

Personally, I'd go easy on filling up the yard. Maybe a stack of sleepers, an odd bit of rail, but except whilst a train was being unloaded these would be sleepy places.

Mike

I tend to agree less is more in such a case

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2019, 01:30:54 AM »
Speaking as a 'local', I have to say this is looking really good and authentic. Love the engine house, really atmospheric.

Have you seen this place by any chance? https://bugsworthbasin.org/ Great place with a great pub (good beer & good food) too. Well worth a visit.



Incidentally. Did you manage to find any more barges? Just curious cos I've got 2 or 3 of them in my garage (3d prints) and nothing to do with them right now. Let me know and you can have them if you want.
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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2019, 07:20:01 AM »
Lovely layout, shows what you can do in a small space. Most goods yards would have had a weighbridge and office, something like this:



Also a sack store, for which a grounded van body was sometimes used. Peco wagon kits are ideal for this.

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Re: High Peak Junction, Sort Of
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2019, 09:55:11 AM »
Vigo - I ended up buying one from Ancorton and the layout is so small that more than two might be a bit much. Thanks for the offer though!

I'd not heard of Bugworth Basin, unfortunately I live too far away to pop by now but it does look nice.

Thanks for the hints about detailing the yard everyone, I'll keep them in mind and show a bit of restraints. Belstone, what's the surface of your weighbridge made of? Chequerplate plasticard or something? It looks good.

 

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