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 Posted: Sun Oct 26th, 2014 07:55 pm
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I wanted a cattle dock to complement my goods shed and decided to scratchbuild one to fit the site and space available.

The platform base is made from 2mm card covered with brickpaper printed from the ever-useful Evan Designs CD.

The top is covered in 'asphalt' printed from a Scalescenes kit.

The steps were made from layers of 2mm card. Further painting is yet to be done on these.'

The cattle pens were a bit of a problem. After a few experiments, I decided to build them to fit, using .040" square sections and .030" rod from the Evergreen styrene range of products.

The required posts and rails were cut in batches using a 'chopper' with a suitably arranged length stop.

The fencing sections were assemble on a sheet of glass using EMA Plastic Weld.

They're not finished. I have run out of .030" rod! I will finish dividing the pens up with gates, etc, as soon as I can get further supplies.





The pens are not yet fixed in place but will eventually be secured with tiny dabs of superglue.

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Nice one Perry,
Good to see you still building away.
Tell me I opened your old rusty rails thread.Did you ever get to use that rust machine?.

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I still have it, Derek, but the last time I painted track, I used an airbrush. Much quicker!

Perry



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Hi Perry,

A great job done on the cattle dock. Very finicky work with all those thin fence details but worth it. It sits just great where it is and is very convincing.

Good stuff.

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Like the cattle pen Perry, looks good and in the right place too, well done!



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Sits very nicely there Perry.:pathead



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Good to see paper, card & styrene all working together.



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Nice and tidy papering there Perry, sharp edges and all that.
One of the benefits of scratchbuilding, you can generally make something fit the space that you have.
Good to hear from you, what's next?

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Nice cattle dock. Looking foward to the finished dock.

I too have made a few cattle docks now. One I used the Ratio kit no. 419 Concrete Fence Posts, Gates & Signs and an abundance of brass wire...

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=9886&forum_id=21&highlight=continuous+loop#p182034

The other is for Linden Ford, a timber fenced cattle dock, all scratchbuilt.

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=12116&forum_id=21&page=2#p212980

Both were made from a variety of materials, card, paper, wood, styrene, wire.

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Marty wrote: Nice and tidy papering there Perry, sharp edges and all that.
One of the benefits of scratchbuilding, you can generally make something fit the space that you have.
Good to hear from you, what's next?

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A huge amount of ballasting, track painting and general scenic work, I think, Marty.

I still need to finish the engine shed which I partially built to ensure it fitted the trackwork. It's mainly the lighting, detail work and painting still to do.

There are 3 platform assemblies and the rest of the station still to build....the list is pretty large!

The two permanent control panels have been designed, but are yet to be built. The temporary ones work reasonably well, but I want better.

I'm going to be keeping busy this winter, but at least I can have a little running session now and again.

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Great to see you posting Perry but I'm stunned - you and card :shock::shock::shock::shock:  I thought you were a dyed in the wool plastic man. :roll::roll:

How are the hands and eyes these days ?

P.S. Nice looking cattle dock - just needs your "dirty touch" to finish it off. :thumbs:thumbs




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Hi Perry

I'd be interested in seeing your plans for your permanent panels. I am in electronic limbo at the moment pending a few changes to my track layout etc so my phase one TMD panel has come to a crashing halt. All I can do is the pre soldering of some of the components until I sort the plan out.
the electrics are one of the hobbies many facets that amaze me as they can really bring some great operating potential to a layout.

I'll look forward to seeing your panel design.

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Lots to keep you busy then Perry.... glad to hear that you are making steady progress. 

Are we talking about that mammoth engine shed you built a while back?  That was a beauty... it will be great to see it finished off and in situ.

Keep it coming when you can mate.


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Perry wrote: I still have it, Derek, but the last time I painted track, I used an airbrush. Much quicker!

Perry


:)Thanks for your reply Perry.What was the name of that rail painter by the way ?.

Cattle dock is brilliant you still have the touch.

Derek.

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Petermac wrote: Great to see you posting Perry but I'm stunned - you and card :shock::shock::shock::shock:  I thought you were a dyed in the wool plastic man. :roll::roll:


Doofer's got him over to the dark side, it'll be the LMS or even the LNER next :mutley

As usual a great build Perry.

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Marty wrote: Lots to keep you busy then Perry.... glad to hear that you are making steady progress. 

Are we talking about that mammoth engine shed you built a while back?  That was a beauty... it will be great to see it finished off and in situ.

Keep it coming when you can mate.


cheers

Marty

The really big shed was scrapped in favour of a three-road building, which is what I'm building now - in between 101 other jobs!

Cheers,

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shunter1 wrote: Perry wrote: I still have it, Derek, but the last time I painted track, I used an airbrush. Much quicker!

Perry


:)Thanks for your reply Perry.What was the name of that rail painter by the way ?.

Cattle dock is brilliant you still have the touch.

Derek.

It's called a 'Rusty Rails Painter', and it's sold by Joe's Model Trains.

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Petermac wrote: Great to see you posting Perry but I'm stunned - you and card :shock::shock::shock::shock:  I thought you were a dyed in the wool plastic man. :roll::roll:

How are the hands and eyes these days ?

P.S. Nice looking cattle dock - just needs your "dirty touch" to finish it off. :thumbs:thumbs



The hands are no better, but not too much worse, thankfully, but the eyes are not brilliant. I'm having a job cutting material to 0.5mm tolerances these days! :shock:

The cattle dock is, as yet, unfinished, so it will look a lot grubbier by the time I'm done with it.

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Thanks again Perry.
Having trouble with the small stuff,Have a look at this link,I find these clip on magnifiers great and not to dear.
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http://www.siestaframes.com./

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paul_l wrote: it'll be the LMS or even the LNER next :mutley

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Oi !!!  Living where you do Paul, you should know there's nothing wrong with the LNER - nor, as a close second, the LMS.  It's those brown and cream or green things down south that let the side down. :thumbs :mutley



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