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 Posted: Thu Jun 20th, 2019 11:15 pm
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Well now.... although most of my posts are about buildings and scenery, this is still actually a model railway.  And, as I have said many times, I don't actually know much about railways.  But I am getting to a point where I can actually run something at the creek - just a bit of freight and switching for now.  But I don't have much rolling stock or, indeed, any idea of what I ought be running.  But I have been saved.  I purchased a book - Modelling the Southern Region (Kindle Edition) and it has been so helpful that I have ordered some rolling stock!  Now I know my Bulleids from my Maunsells and my mark 1 and 2s!!  I even know about 8 plank wagons built at Ashford and different types of freight stock.  It would seem the Southern Region of British Rail had a certain...… reputation!!  I just remember travelling around Kent and Sussex in summer holidays on trains.

Here is my dilemma.  Do I model the period 1963 - 65, when steam was still in evidence on the East Coast of Kent, where Faversham sits, or move to 65 onwards when it is electric and BR grey blue has arrived?  Once upon a time, I couldn't find a model of the trains of the 70s that I knew, but now they are being modelled...…

Or maybe I could be a little flexible and have a real transition period.... 

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And.... was there a time when BR stock was blue, not blue and grey?  In my  hazy memory, I seem to remember travelling on coaches which were blue, and then coaches which were blue and grey.  but memory plays tricks, doesn't it?
I have seen discontinued models in blue - was it vary short lived?  I can't seem to find any all blue evidence for coaches.
I'm thinking of the transition to electric, with very limited steam and the very first BR blue arriving....




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Have it multi era Michael have steam diesels electrics its your railway so you have whatever you want one week steam next week diesels then electrics. Its plausible to do the layout like that as a lot of the infrastructure did not change that much over a long period of time pick a 20 year period say 60 to 80 as yours is a rural layout things were very slow to be changed.
For example here in Cornwall we still have a lot of semaphore signals today.

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As always Brian, wise advice!  That would work for the trains.  Some detailing might be a small problem, but I can live with that. 

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Headmaster wrote: As always Brian, wise advice!  That would work for the trains.  Some detailing might be a small problem, but I can live with that. 

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The mammoth build which was the warehouse is now complete.  You can just about make out the goods in storage - photographs again, like the hotel.  













I am getting myself prepared to make the Scalescenes goods shed and will then have a go at scratchbuilding a smaller warehouse more typical of the Victorian warehouses actually at the Creek. The big warehouses more like this are actually in the town.  The largest is now a Tesco.

Given how many layouts have warehouses and goods sheds, there is a dearth of figures appropriate for such scenes in OO or 4mm.  And those that do exist seem to be just standing around or drinking tea.  I want to avoid HO figures, the difference in scale does show up unless they are in the distance.  I may have to have another go at chopping people up. 

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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 10:17 am
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Looks really smart Michael your becoming a bit of a scalescenes expert on the quiet.

The bit of wood at the top of the warehouse could be a lift shaft housing.


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Thanks Brian.  I am not very happy with the end wall, or the scalescenes capping - will have to do something about both of those.

Definitely no expert.  I was taught an "ex" is a has been, and a "spurt" is a drip under pressure!  Let's say a bit of a convert. Like so many things, it is  a learning curve.

What I really need to do is make a model, make notes as I go along, then make it again, avoiding all of the mistakes I made the first time.  And then probably make a third version avoiding the mistakes of the second build.  A bit like my Linka hotel!!!  I must admit, the warehouse is definitely... "it'll do" rather than I am really pleased with it.  There are too many niggly things.  I'm not a perfectionist - far from it - but I do feel that if I know there is a problem, then there really is a problem! 

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A slight change of plan, while I still remembered making the Scalescenes warehouse, I decided to kit bash another.  This time in London Brick (which Faversham produced in large quantities and is evident in much of the town).  I needed to make this one a little narrower, to fit the track spacing.  The windows are scaleglaze, as an alternative to the black ones.  Like others here, I must say how impressed I am with them.

I have added the first floor interior too, but need to sort out lights before the building can progress.
















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This is the normal way I add interiors, something I continue to refine....  However, this only works if there is one set of viewing windows.  The warehouse has windows on the end wall as well....





 So I added another interior, looped for the end wall, but not clashing with the front wall.... 





And this is the effect...




I am now slowing working through detailing.... sills and window arches, before I add the lighting and can then glue all of the panels together.  And then think about a roof for it!

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and while things dry on the warehouse, progress has begun on the goods shed





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Cooking on gas Michael with this card building now all looking very smart.


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Thanks Brian - it is definitely something I am getting a little beter at with practise.  Close up photos can be a bit harsh, but they certainly look ok from the normal viewing range.

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detailing of the building is finally done.....





And some produce arriving in very small crates, ready to decorate the warehouses.  These came in a kit form and although a bit fiddly, I think they look very good.  You can probably see my first mangled effort, but once I got the hang of it, they came out well.  I have some larger crates to complete....





I have aborted the goods shed.... it didn't fit the scene in the end, so I am back to the drawing board on that one....

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Thanks Sol.  Like so many things with this hobby, I am discovering that with a bit of patience and practice, things get a little bit better with each new effort.  Although still  a few disasters along the way.  

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Looks smart Michael another successful scalescenes build the produce in the crates look very good is that one of those laser cut kits?

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Thanks Brian.  Yes, laser cut ones.  These are from Scale Model Scenery, the first time I've tried them.  Quite impressed.

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Always amazed at the detail you go to! The detailing inside the warehouse is brilliant!



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Thank you Chris.... I'm not entirely sure it's worth it, as you have to get pretty close to see it.... but at least it is there.  And a photo is a lot easier than trying to make everything.  The current boxes and freight will be to detail outside the two warehouses, to give the scenes a bit of life.

I have mentioned several times - and here is another! - that I am not good at visualising things in 3D, In my plans, the sidings were working fine, but once you add in the buildings it can all go a bit wrong.  However, disaster is averted and with a couple of minor changes I think I can get the effect I want.

The thing I love about Teasel Bay is that everything appears very natural, and things just fit...  I'm trying to get that in the yard....

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