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Any model makers here? This is a nice little add on.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kennyh, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    good progress with a small scale, would be very difficult for me.

    what are thre overall dims for the finished layout, and are you analogue or DCC?

    would like to see further posts on your progress
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  2. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.


    It's been a long time since I had my modest childhood railway (which came with an exploding car as I recall!).

    Go for it Andrew; it'll be interesting to see how it evolves. Maybe some video footage when you're happy with the results?

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  3. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    It measures 10 1/2 by 8 1/2 ft. Fully DCC. A steep learning curve, but I’m in no rush. It’s a long term project. I need to finish and wire up my track. Next stage is the engine shed and goods yard. This was a recent, but not quite accurate track plan;
    [​IMG]Old diagram by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    More photos here:…/page/2/#comment-5050490
  4. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

    Cor blimey guvna, that's quite an impressive project. Hope it turns out exactly as you want it.

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  5. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    The station will be modelled on Mansfield Central(the current station), in the early 60’s. The sidings and engine shed will have a nod to Kirkby in Asfield around the same time.
  6. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I love it. Please show more when you do it. I wish I had the space for a model railway.
    Andrew C! likes this.
  7. chiily

    chiily PFM Special Builder

    Fabulously talented builders here, I'm envious of your skill.

    Wonderful stuff....
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  8. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

    Happened upon this person on the YouTubes. Jaw truly dropped

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  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    God almighty!
  10. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Not bad that. My Honda(above) was somthing like… spoked wheels and pipe work in particular. But Tamiya fit is amazingly good.
  11. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Watch and weep

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  12. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Amazing. The level of concentration and patience to do that...
  13. Roog

    Roog pfm Member

    brilliant piece of work there, but are you sure they had laptops back in them days? :0)
  14. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

  15. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    [​IMG]Photo station 4-3-23 by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo station 3 4-3-23 by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    Just some photos showing the woodworking for the foundations of the station platforms. The Peco edging is very close in structure and form to what I’m after, so the next stage is to prime them. I’ll then apply a mid stone colour.
    The platform nearest the centre is needed as I can’t sort the other loop or goods yard until that’s done.
    The curved piece of ply at the front of the photo has been binned, and a newer piece cut with a more accurate curve. My Class 4MT and a Stanier coach are being used as a template, to ensure the running gear doesn't snag. I'll check with a MK1 coach as well.
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  16. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    [​IMG]Photo sidings 4-3-23 by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    This is the weathering commencing on the sidings side. The paint is Precision Phoenix Rusty Rails, obviously. The paint on the sleepers will be gone over anyway with a different colour via airbrush in due course.
  17. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    That is a fair bit of track laid, good progress. looks like the points maybe electro-frog points, so presuming you will be DCC?

    I used woodland scenics rusty nail pen. I found this worked well and if holding the tip correctly I managed to paint the side of the rails and the ties in one pass, this suited my concrete sleepers OO guage.

    At the mo reworking a hinged access flap, fitted a couple of rods to locate the position. now soldering rail ends onto PCB's at
    the hinge and closing face.
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  18. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Yes, DCC. I’m trying to get all the track down before setting the airbrush on it. The south bound P2 and 3 need to be in so I done foul the p3 loop up.
  19. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    I’m sorry, I don’t know how DCC works, but surely spraying the rails affects the electrical contact?
  20. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    You spray/paint the rails, then run over the bit that touches the wheels with a track cleaner. You’re then left with a rusty side rail, but gleaming top rail. I haven’t got round to cleaning the top rails yet.
    Enfield boy, Rockmeister and Nero like this.

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