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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2020, 10:22:28 AM »
Just need some real coal maybe a preserved railway could help stu

I already have a couple of lumps of real coal to break up & use  :thumbsup: Real Welsh coal too, I found a few lumps of it on a bit of land where a colliery once stood while out for a walk, near where some of my relatives live, when visiting them a while back  :)

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2020, 01:25:45 PM »
Hi all, another update on jobs I've been doing on the layout.
Road overbridge now painted & weathered ready for fitting to the layout



More plaster & Das clay added to these sidings & buffer stops fitted to finish them off. Also fitted the backscenes in place.




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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #77 on: January 27, 2020, 01:32:03 PM »
I bought a small stone type bridge off ebay to fit against the backscene, I think it will look better to have somewhere for the river to disappear under rather than it going straight into the backscene



View towards the bridge & backscene, still lots to do here scenery wise to finish things off & hide the joins where the backscene meets the bridge etc


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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2020, 01:40:50 PM »
Lastly for now, I've used a photograph of some colliery winding gear which I've stuck onto the backscene. It's the only suitable one I could find for the style of colliery buildings I want & could only use part of it due to there being wagons & track in the photo which I had to cut away. The gaps in between I'm going to infill with some scratchbuild low relief buildings to disguise things as best I can...



Finally for now, put some ballast down on the high level section of track.





Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2020, 02:57:22 PM »

Road overbridge now painted & weathered ready for fitting to the layout


That little bridge looks great. I find myself looking more and more at the detail these days and it's something I'll be trying to do more of myself. Thank you for sharing.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2020, 11:09:28 AM »
Hi all, another update. Bridge sides on the mainline now in place.





Girder bridge sides for the sidings in place



Road bridge now in place & the road surface made with Das clay.







And finally for now, some landscaping around the stone bridge done




Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #81 on: February 01, 2020, 11:22:01 AM »
That's the fiddly bit stu out the way. Most impressive

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2020, 07:35:21 PM »
Time for another update on the progress of the layout.
Some fine sand glued down for the trackway over the bridge



The sidings area here then painted matt black










Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2020, 10:56:05 PM »
Wonderful. The atmosphere is already there.  Stonking fine job!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2020, 06:33:52 AM »
That's looking suitably filthy for a colliery.
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2020, 05:24:55 PM »
Thank you all, It's starting to take shape slowly I think. Trying to get it all looking grimy & run down as coal mine & exchange sidings used to look in real life.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2020, 07:39:35 PM »
It’s great to see the different stages coming together - the mighty-fine weathering is going to look fantastic in the context of the wider layout. Very inspiring, thanks!

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »
Looking really good.. its really beginning to remind me of my childhood in the Valleys, there was a small area like that up by the Colliery just up from my Nan's house, used to watch the 37 shunting mineral wagons under the around the washery and bitumen plant that was next to the colliery.  These are some of my earliest train memories from the 70s looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2020, 09:52:07 PM »
Thank you all for the kind comments  :)

For those interested there are a superb set of photos I've found of Maerdy Colliery in the Rhondda, which was a few miles away from where I used to live.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/95430950@N07/albums/72157666165189299

This layout will be heavily based on these photos, using a lot of elements from them. Although I'm a bit limited what I can realistically fit on a 4x2 baseboard.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2020, 07:58:56 AM »

For those interested there are a superb set of photos I've found of Maerdy Colliery in the Rhondda, which was a few miles away from where I used to live.
Link;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/95430950@N07/albums/72157666165189299

This layout will be heavily based on these photos, using a lot of elements from them. Although I'm a bit limited what I can realistically fit on a 4x2 baseboard.


When I saw that bridge over the river I assumed you were basing the layout on Mountain Ash.  It reminded me so much of this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63785073@N05/36999814422/

Looking very atmospheric already,  this is going to be a masterclass in what you can do with a 4x2 board.

Richard

 

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