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 Posted: Wed Nov 28th, 2018 06:27 am
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OK I have done some research.....google is my friend
Type....” When were UK platform edges first painted white” or similar

Look for the RM web thread

The conclusion I have come to is that some stations had white edges prior to WWII but, certainly as far as the GWR was concerned it was a local initiative.....no formal instructions as such.

It was introduced nationwide on all the big four during WWII



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Thank you for the confirmation John, yours and Bill's hunches were right.  Or was it knowledge you didn't know you knew!

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The final floors and walls have now been added to the warehouse, as it nears build completion.  The final ceiling to go in, with the lights and final layer of linka moulds to finish the bottom of the walls.  Then on with the roof and finish the painting, before adding exterior details like gutters and drain pipes.  










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Barge boards and ridge tiles added.  Sorry about the aspect of the photo, don't know how to change that.

The barge board is just a cut up and cleaned sprue from the turntable kit.   The ridge is a linka cast





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Did you take the photo with a tablet Michael, such as an ipad? If so, they have a tendency to store photos in the same relative orientation to the camera lens and if you have the device rotated, with the screen image the right way up, the stored image is often the wrong way round.

That may be a possibility.

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I have fixed the wooden flooring in place on the exterior and fitted lights.  I think I need a bigger resistor for the top floor.






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I just have the rear wall to paint.  Then add the front loading area, a chain and housing, and the rest of the guttering and drainpipes.  Then it will be a case of planting on the layout - when it is ready - and add some figures and goods to bring it alive.



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Thanks Bill.  It seems to happen when I crop some photos, and as I use my phone, you are probably on the right lines

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Hi Michael.  All looking good. I had that problem with my iPad, and I was advised to “ rotate the iPad with the lens uppermost “. But then I have problems with everything that I touch.  Best wishes Kevin 



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Hi Michael

If you download Faststone, you can fix the rotation problem - even if you have used a tablet . . .



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Thanks for the advice. 

The warehouse is now finished apart from action features to bring it to life.  This is roughly where it will be on the layout.  I think I will have some low relief buildings behind it to give a sense of depth - like the goods shed, which is a scalescenes model, although it will need more careful placement.





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I had some spare LED flexible strip lights, in warm white, which I thought would work for lighting in the warehouse, and other buildings.  However, when I tried them, they still looked to bright white.  The strip lights are very cool (temperature!) as they are covered by a sort of gel.  So I covered them in a few layers of masking tape, which gave a nice glow, like old fashioned lights.

The mixed covering to the external floors to the warehouse are actually prototypical.   The external boards were wooden, for the local lorries which were responsible for transferring goods, until the railway arrived.  Then, over time, the wooden boards were replaced by cement, tarmac or paving.....  but only where the platform met the railway. As a result, buildings had a mixture materials.  The same was true for the ground cover - bricks, cement, cobbles, paving and tarmac are all in evidence  at the quay.

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I decided to extend the white edging - just a little more easy on the eye




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So now it is on with the turntable.  I coated the well in pva and added chinchilla dust which I then dried quickly with a hairdryer - it creates these lovely cracks


Then I dug some of it out, for the drain covers and to give it a well worn look and checked the bridge still rotated easily


And then on with the painting.  I always intend to do light washes and build up the colour - but it never seems to work out like that.  I also had to remove the brick paper, as the colours ran.....



And here it is finished, with the new brick paper, some water effects and lots of broken up cement.  weathering powders help to tone colours down and pull it all together




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The TT is now ready for fitting and powering.  I have sorted out a motor for it, I just need to solve the problem of stopping it accurately at the different exit tracks.  I will work on that when it is in place.   Then I will be able to finish off laying the track at the quayside.  Maybe Father Christmas will bring me a goods shed and engine shed!  I'm sure I have been good this year!

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I also have to make a decision about coupling methods.  I want automatic delayed uncoupling and have studied a variety of solutions including kadees and modifying tension locks.  Passenger stock will all be changed off layout, so they do not need any modifications.  Thankfully I don't have much stock in terms of freight, so I won't have a lot to change in one go and can make changes as I buy items.
I am leaning towards the kadee route - if anyone has any advice, warnings or suggestions, it would be most appreciated!

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Michael, have read of this for starters
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=8591&forum_id=156


plus
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=8481&forum_id=6
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Thank you Sol - very helpful indeed!



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Great weathering job on the Turntable.....it looks very realistic. I am looking forward to seeing how you deal with the indexing.
I imagine you use Artists fixative spray to secure weathering powder and on finished Scalescene models. I give a few quick sprays as soon as the sheets come off the printer.....rather than when the model is completed. Too late now but might help reduce/eliminate running next time you use brick paper.

Couplers......I use Kadees on all my stock......as you may know I do a lot of automatic coupling and uncoupling on Granby......they are super reliable. They are a bit obtrusive and not entirely prototypical.....but I can live with that in return for efficient operation and ease of fitting.

You might want to check the threads of Nick Wood (Much Murkle) and IanLMS for less obtrusive and I think less expensive alternatives to Kadee

Hope this helps

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Thank you John - I will be equally interested in how I manage the indexing!  

The problem with the paper was that initially I did the ground cover like I do ballast, with a pva/water mix, but the water rather soaked up from the bottom and behind.  A lesson learned.  In the finished version I used neat pva, which proved much better. I do usually coat the paper with a fixative before doing anything with it. 

I am pretty much decided on the kadees for the very reason you suggest - reliability.  do you use their magnets too?

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