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Offline DaveGlew

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #570 on: February 12, 2018, 07:19:01 PM »
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.

I'm also considering that option or else W.I.T. so I would also be keen to see how you get on with MERG.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #571 on: February 12, 2018, 09:22:10 PM »
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.

I'm also considering that option or else W.I.T. so I would also be keen to see how you get on with MERG.

We seem to be going in the same direction! WIT is my other option. Being electronically challenged I'm trying to find ideas, experiences, pitfalls and anything else I can uncover. I'll let you know which way I go but it wont be for a while.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #572 on: March 11, 2018, 08:33:20 AM »
One can already feel the atmosphere of the new modules, they will be fantastic when completed. excellent work Markus, thank you for posting the videos.

PT

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #573 on: March 11, 2018, 10:48:14 AM »
Great photos of your progress, the platforms are taking shape nicely ... if you don't mind me asking, what height of Styrene did you use on the "walls"?

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #574 on: March 11, 2018, 06:10:27 PM »
Hello Milton Rail,

no problem. The Styrenestrips I had used are 9.5x6.3mm When finished the platform will be 10.5 mm in height.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #575 on: June 03, 2018, 10:15:00 AM »
Since my last post things in my personal live have changed. My wife and I decided to seperate. We are seperating in a good way, so no struggling and fighting. But these means that I have to move in a new home. But if everything is going according to the plan these will be the last move. These is because I will move in to my parents house, where I will move in to a room under the roof, and I get a room in the basement. These room measures 4x4 meters (about the size of my previous layout room). These time I could use all my modules and segments I have at the moment, and I don't have to sell or tear down parts of the layout.
I will also held an last operating session before the move by the end of these month. During these time I try to scenic the harbour area. After the end of June, I think I won't make great progress unless the benchwork construction in the new layoutroom until autum.
During the last few weeks I started with the scenic work on the harbour area. I painted the water surface with Marabu acrylic blue colour, and drybrushed it with a olive green colour from the same company. I dressed the pier walls with Slaters embossed plastic card, and painted it with Revell email paint. The pier surface was made with Moltofill Modelling past, which cures softer than spackling compound. When dry I embossed the cobble stones with a rolling stamp from RailNscale. After these I painted the surface with acrylic grey, and drybrushed it with light grey, brown, sand colour and white. The first layer of water is created with Marabu window colour cristal clear, which will be followed by a second layer in the next few days. I also addes some puddles on the pier surface with the window color.























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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #576 on: June 03, 2018, 10:38:20 AM »
Hi Markus,

Sorry to hear of your split but glad it's amicable.

The harbour area looks great. Very inspirational for when I finally move and can build my Port Regleun layout. It looks so much better than my present little harbour layout but am doing that on the cheap.

Will be taking note of how you did it, where you got the products from etc., especially when you get to detail it. The cobblestone rolling stamp sounds interesting. Will look into that.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #577 on: June 03, 2018, 11:07:51 AM »
Hi Markus,

Sorry to hear of your split but glad it's amicable.

The harbour area looks great. Very inspirational for when I finally move and can build my Port Regleun layout. It looks so much better than my present little harbour layout but am doing that on the cheap.

Will be taking note of how you did it, where you got the products from etc., especially when you get to detail it. The cobblestone rolling stamp sounds interesting. Will look into that.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Seconded. Thanks for another very good set of photos. I'm very glad that your excellent layout should be able to 'live on' in a new location.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #578 on: June 03, 2018, 11:19:33 AM »
Thirded!
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #579 on: June 03, 2018, 11:34:59 AM »
Sorry to hear your news, Markus. Good luck with the move. Excellent modelling of the docks.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #580 on: June 03, 2018, 11:47:56 AM »
I answered this, but seems to have vanished into the interether.

Second above post.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #581 on: June 03, 2018, 04:32:58 PM »
Ditto!

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #582 on: June 03, 2018, 07:58:36 PM »
Always sad to hear of a relationship breakdown Markus but at least you're not at each other's throats and I hope it keeps that way.  At least you have the layout to take your mind of things and like others like to way the harbour is progressing and looking forward to seeing this layout come back to life.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #583 on: June 03, 2018, 08:41:31 PM »
I echo the sentiments above and look forward to the reincarnation later in the year. The harbour looks very good indeed.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #584 on: June 03, 2018, 08:49:43 PM »
Hello,

thank you all for your kind words.

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