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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2020, 05:26:27 PM »
Thanks all for the kind comments! I've been doing some more terrain work on the layout, some bridge supports & tunnel mouth at the double track end of the layout



Also some more terrain work at the single tunnel end of the layout. Made a start filling the gaps between the tracks with Das clay.






Finally for now, made a start on the level crossing base, again using some Das clay



That's all for now,

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2020, 10:17:44 PM »
Hi all, A good bit of progress made over the last couple of days. Some more landscaping done on both the single tunnel end of the layout & also the bridge & tunnel at the other end.





Area around the culvert landscaped






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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2020, 10:25:28 PM »
Another job done is to get some of the multicoloured newspaper surface covered with a base coat of acrylic paint  :)










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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2020, 07:03:43 PM »
Hi all, my layout update time again.
I've decided to put a small station platform halt at this end of the layout so made a start building it.



A few more scenic bits & pieces done in the exchange sidings area.



Also a bit more scenic work on the double track end of the layout



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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2020, 07:05:47 PM »
Finished putting a roadway using Das clay between the sidings & river


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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2020, 07:15:44 PM »
I've also being doing ballasting on both the mainline & sidings areas







Lastly for now, I've put a high level piece of trackwork in the sidings area. This won't be powered, it will be just part of the scenery.






Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2020, 07:22:31 PM »
Another good bit of progress made today.
 Had to clean various bits of ballast away which had stuck to the insides of the rails after I'd glued it in place as it was causing a few problems for the loco & wagon wheels. Also had to free up a couple of point mechanisms where the PVA glue/water mix had seeped under the points a little.  Once done & a quick clean of the track rails, I did a test run with the Dapol Pannier tank & one of my Class 37's and all seems well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2020, 07:34:15 PM »
So next job today was to get some Plaster of Paris in place & bury the trackwork & bring the plaster surface up to rail level.
Bit of a stressful nightmare & messy job this having to get the mix right & get it in place as soon as possible before it dried. One or two mixes were a little too wet & it started flowing a bit quickly towards some of the points mechanisms but I managed to stop it in time. :worried:
It dried fairly quickly so then used DAS clay in the centre sections of tracks as I don't have to worry about it getting into the points where I don't want it.
It all seems to have worked out fairly good I think.
Anyway here's a few photos...










Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2020, 09:06:16 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Excellent  progress Stu, looking messily superb   :thumbsup:
        regards Derek.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2020, 10:27:16 PM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Excellent  progress Stu, looking messily superb   :thumbsup:
        regards Derek.

Thank you, It all looks a bit of a disaster area & a mess at the moment, hopefully things will improve with time  ;D

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2020, 02:44:12 PM »
While waiting for bits to dry I've been scratchbuilding some bridge sides for both the mainline overbridge & also the overbridge in the colliery sidings area.
 So I raided the scrap box for some bits.
For the mainline bridge I wanted concrete sides & handrails, the sides themselves are some plastic strip, the posts I made from some cutdown coffee stirrers & drilled holes in them to allow me to thread through some copper wire & glue in place.

The second bridge for the yard, I butchered some PECO girder bridge sides, leaving some posts in place to allow for another bit of copper wire to be glued in place. I bent the handrail slightly on one of these to make it look damaged. All very low cost to make these & they look ok I think..



Once all the glues had dried I painted them up & weathered them a bit before they get glued in position. Also attempted to make the bits of white plastic to look like concrete as best as I could. I'm pretty pleased with how these have turned out.








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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2020, 06:18:37 PM »
A bit more done on the layout. 1st coat of matt black paint on the colliery sidings area


Done some weathering on the concrete retaining walls next to the river




Did some weathering on the culvert & a stone retaining wall






Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2020, 09:22:49 PM »
At last! Some of the dirty pics we know and love.
It's starting to look really disgusting, Stu. Great job ;D

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2020, 09:59:19 AM »
At last! Some of the dirty pics we know and love.
It's starting to look really disgusting, Stu. Great job ;D
Thank you Mick  :)
This one is going to be a grimy industrial layout. It's starting to take shape slowly I think. Still a long way to go though.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2020, 10:07:11 AM »
Just need some real coal maybe a preserved railway could help stu

 

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