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Postby DCRfan » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:13 am

Last night I decided it was about time to stop procrastinating so some track was laid. Tonight I put wires on and tested some of the rollingstock. All seems to run OK.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:29 am

DCRfan wrote:Last night I decided it was about time to stop procrastinating so some track was laid.


I can see you are taking your time on this one Paul :lol:
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Postby kevinti28 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:47 pm

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I'm guessing where the layout is set ........ canal side, small scale versions of mainline locos on 15" track? must be the Royal Military Canal and the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch :wink:

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Postby Glen A » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:58 pm

I can see you have got copper strips at the end of the track, so you obviously have plans for it to expand it into a bigger empire :twisted:

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Postby DCRfan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:22 am

Glen A wrote:I can see you have got copper strips at the end of the track, so you obviously have plans for it to expand it into a bigger empire :twisted:


Yes the next board will feature 'The Village' :roll:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:25 am

kevinti28 wrote:Paul

I'm guessing where the layout is set ........ canal side, small scale versions of mainline locos on 15" track? must be the Royal Military Canal and the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch :wink:

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No actually it will be an estate railway. One of them must have had a canal exchange point somewhere :? The line stared out with Bassett Lowke miniature steam power before the boss saw the light and introduced internal combustion and electirc motive power.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:27 am

Steve Bennett wrote:
DCRfan wrote:Last night I decided it was about time to stop procrastinating so some track was laid.


I can see you are taking your time on this one Paul :lol:


:shock: And, it will be finished for Rail-Ex 08 in 2 months :!:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:33 am

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:shock: And, it will be finished for Rail-Ex 08 in 2 months :!:


Finished for Rail-Ex - of course, I'm just not sure which year :oops:
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:37 am

:shock: :shock: :? Having my first go at making a stone building with Daz clay. The stone on the inside of the rear wall is still to be carved. No one mentioned how heavy the resulting buildings are. Feels like it has doubled the weight of the layout :cry:

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:35 pm

DCRfan wrote:Feels like it has doubled the weight of the layout

Saves money on a membership to the fitness club gym - no need to pump iron - just lift your layout!
Does look good. :D
and the boat's okay too :wink:

(on the other hand, lifting the layout could cause back sprain, but then agian, you'd have to pay to do that at the gym, so either way, saves you money)
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Postby Glen A » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:56 pm

DCRfan wrote::shock: :shock: :? Having my first go at making a stone building with Daz clay.


Looks good so far Paul.

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:28 am

Willow Creek Traction wrote:Saves money on a membership to the fitness club gym - no need to pump iron - just lift your layout!
Does look good. :D
and the boat's okay too :wink:


I'll need to get fit just to move it into the exhibition :(
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Postby Glen A » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:58 pm

DCRfan wrote:I'll need to get fit just to move it into the exhibition :(


That's good. Seeing as you are going to get fit, you can move my layout too. There is no point both of us having to endure doing exercises. :lol: :lol: :lol:

(and in case you are wondering how that will work given that I live in down in Christchurch, I am thinking of bring my layout up to Wellington for Rail-Ex next year …if it is wanted) I’ll send you an email tonight.

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Postby MilesB » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:03 am

DCRfan wrote:I started the baseboard which will be the first of a modular estate tramway. Set somewhere in Britain it is the first foreign layout I've ever started :o

Foreign ? :wink:

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:32 am

MilesB wrote:
DCRfan wrote:I started the baseboard which will be the first of a modular estate tramway. Set somewhere in Britain it is the first foreign layout I've ever started :o

Foreign ? :wink:


Very foreign to me :lol: Communications with the locals is not to bad in written form but when I get the chance to meet any who venture south in person, often their english is at best suspect...Scots, Welsh and Gordies :( :( :(
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:48 am

DCRfan wrote:Communications with the locals is not to bad in written form but when I get the chance to meet any who venture south in person, often their english is at best suspect...Scots, Welsh and Gordies :( :( :(


:lol: That I can relate to, I have trouble understanding them aswell :lol:
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Postby gfadvance » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:23 pm

Careful Lads :!: :!:

You know how sensitive we can get - anyway thought anybody in the South West was probable a Celt anyway, and New Zealand is just Scotland by another name :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:49 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:19 pm

gfadvance wrote:Careful Lads :!: :!:

You know how sensitive we can get - anyway thought anybody in the South West was probable a Celt anyway, and New Zealand is just Scotland by another name :lol:


We seem to have managed to confine the mayority to the deep south of NZ. I think the haggi australis (or is it nocternus) were endemic down there :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:19 am

Started out thinking the estate goods shed would be various shades of grey but I liked the warmer colours of the stone buildings shown in a book on the North Pennines I grabbed from the library discard pile a few weeks ago (still haven't found any minimum gauge railways hiding in the text :cry: )

Any ideas how to tone down and blend the colours together a little, once I've painted the inside?

I'll post a picture once Photobucket comes back up.

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Postby Glen A » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:05 am

DCRfan wrote:Any ideas how to tone down and blend the colours together a little, once I've painted the inside?


Would a very light black wash do the job?

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:54 am

I considered that but was concerned that a black wash would just run into the engraved mortar and change that to black.

Perhaps a very light overspray - grey?
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:14 am

Don't you just hate it when you think you are sailing along very nicely then ...... oh no stuffed up :oops: I laid the stone pavers on the dock area last night but when I placed the goods shed in place :shock: The walls run right throught the middle of the pavers which suggests the building was built on top of the pavers which I'm sure is not prototypical.

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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:57 pm

Paul.,
For an easy and prototypical fix try replacing the areas I've painted in black with sand to represent gravel.
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Postby Glen A » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:02 pm

Or you could put some boxes, crates or loads, or even weeds around the edges of the building to cover that area.


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