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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #105 on: December 18, 2019, 08:01:35 PM »



Something a bit like this?????
Still lots to do but didn't know if this was too much or not enough????

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #106 on: December 18, 2019, 08:32:52 PM »

Something a bit like this?????


That looks quite effective.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #107 on: December 18, 2019, 08:40:51 PM »
Thanks David, I've since found a very good picture of what I think it needs (or I can get away with it looking) so will work away at that and get my retaining walls built!!

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #108 on: December 18, 2019, 10:41:32 PM »
Looks great @exmouthcraig , Where did you get the bridge sides from?

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #109 on: December 18, 2019, 10:49:37 PM »
Cheers Stu, still not there with the weathering yet but keep working on it.

The sides have been in the 'bits box' for dad reckons at least 30 years!!! He seems to think they are Kestrel.

It was a single track deck with the steel plate sides. Rivet detail is surprisingly good, meant I had to create the ribs underneath to match!!!

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2019, 10:59:19 PM »
Cheers Stu, still not there with the weathering yet but keep working on it.

The sides have been in the 'bits box' for dad reckons at least 30 years!!! He seems to think they are Kestrel.

It was a single track deck with the steel plate sides. Rivet detail is surprisingly good, meant I had to create the ribs underneath to match!!!

Ok cheers, Just that I hadn't seen any around like that before, they look very nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #111 on: December 18, 2019, 11:03:47 PM »
Looks great. Easier to add weathering than take it off, so maybe hold for now and review when it's sitting in context?

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #112 on: December 19, 2019, 04:03:25 PM »
That bridge looks good @exmouthcraig

Looks a damn sight better than mine...  :(

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #113 on: December 19, 2019, 06:18:10 PM »
That bridge looks good @exmouthcraig

Looks a damn sight better than mine...  :(

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Chris

I'm not sure about that Chris, I haven't seen yours  :hmmm:

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #114 on: December 20, 2019, 01:47:23 PM »
You won't now.

I'm no perfectionist, but I was so dissatisfied with it I have binned it and am going to start again!

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #115 on: December 20, 2019, 01:56:34 PM »
I too am no perfectionist or see myself as a particularly top spec model builder.

This is very simple plasticard parallelogram structures with plastruct square rod and pier caps, plastic plate sides to slide into and covered in brick paper.

I'm currently working on my retaining walls, which are upto 650mm long to get the correct length, brickpapering that is something of a testing time!! Photos to follow!!

I'm sure the lessons learnt in the previous build will be invaluable with the next one  :thumbsup:

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #116 on: December 20, 2019, 02:44:20 PM »
Well the retaining walls were all scaled out and they are

NE retaining wall 650mm
SE retaining wall 147mm
NW retaining wall 92mm
SW retaining wall 420mm

Both eastern walls have been built and covered, copings are currently in the paint shop so will get fitted and the walls grimed up a bit, western walls will wait for board 5 to be built!!

Bridge structure is complete, I think the weathering is as bad as I'm going to go, footpaths and road surface to add once scenery is carved to allow it all to drop in, the NE wall, (the very long one) was all very overgrown during the 50s, it has since been cleared and provides a driveway to 2 new properties that were built in 2004.

So the plan now is to carve the rest of the cellotex and give it a good skim of 1 strike filler, this is very lightweight almost aerated foam but dries rock hardand then a few coats of paint before scenery gets applied (after Santas visit)






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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #117 on: December 20, 2019, 02:52:15 PM »
realistic thus far. at least I enjoyed the tutorial which you have provided and the photos. maybe soot staining weathering where loco chimneys pass and mortars washed with brown brick limestone effect

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #118 on: December 21, 2019, 04:19:52 PM »
Instead of getting my layout covered in plaster, I should of started it by now BUT.......

I had a bit of a tidy up this morning and found my latest selection of decals from John at Cambridge Custom Transfers.

I had a set for my Palbrick wagons in a bunch of 6 different lots. These were my first shapeways order and I've never worked with 3D prints but I managed to get them painted and varnished ready for decals so thought I'd have a go.

I was a bit concerned that the

Wagon Number
Wagon Name
Wagon Payload

XP rating
Wheelbase dimensions
Return destination

Triangle decals wouldnt fit the wagon so tried the side panel mounted versions first. Naturally these worked a treat. CCT decals are some of the easiest to work with, once you know how little time they need.

Now all 6of these wagons are Palbrick A's so to get the numbers out of the sheet I had to try the triangular decals. I cut them as tight as I dare and gave it a whirl. They both fitted so presumably the Shapeways designer made it a very true to scale model and CCT have produced exact size decals too  :claphappy:

I have successfully used MicroSol on their decals before but never on a 3D print so might have to see how they fully dry and how much carrier film is visible.

These are just sat on Peco chassis at the moment because I still haven't bit the bullet to test my small skillset to breaking point and attempt some 2FS chassis.

A bit of a way off joining the layout but a tiny step forward with no dramas!!



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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #119 on: December 29, 2019, 07:27:57 PM »
Well after finally getting the scenery carved on the layout, theres a typical Victorian terrace street which I thought at best would be low relief, as it turns out I can get the full street of houses in BUT the back wings will be missing just to enable the back scene to be fitted.

I've never built a Metcalfe kit before and ideally the front doors and chimneys are on opposite sides to what they are in reality but these will do for now. I did buy a pack of Metcalfe brick paper and marked up and cut out a pair of fronts but getting the cills and lintels painted was nigh on impossible so the compromise (for the moment at least) is a street of Metcalfes. They scale up perfectly for the street so that's a good enough reason for them to get built. There will be 14 in total but the other 8 are for board 3.

I was very impressed with what you get in these packs, for 8 you really would struggle to get anything better I think. They go together very well and Railmatch dark rust is a very good match for the brickwork colour.

These have been built straight out the packet BUT I'm not happy with the way the back wing roofs fit with the eaves of the main roof. 20 years as a roofer and re-roofing a good thousand of these in my working life has taught me a couple of things. Also the fact that the roofs all join like they do isn't good enough for me but we have plans!!!

The brickwork joints will all be hidden by down pipes, luckily every house had their own so no dramas there.

Like I said 10 years I spent re-roofing this type of property so although these have been built out the packet, they arent quite good enough yet, lots of little details will get added and I hope that it wont take me very long to get them sorted so you can play 'Spot the difference' and see what I've done to them.


 

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