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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 07:57 am
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Brilliant :pathead

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I couldn't see a wobble either - have you been on the "pop" Chris ?  :lol: :lol:

It looks excellent - as others have said, a well painted subject - I was waiting for her skirt to get caught in the back wheel - have you fitted one of those skirt guards they used to have ?



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Haha. I’ve quite a few outtakes where the whole scenery moves as it isn’t yet fastened down. 
Thank you for the complements on my fine painting skills, but I have to confess I decided the cyclists which came with the track seemed a little fiddly so I bought them pre-made and painted. I may one day attempt to build them but at the moment I’m busy trying to commission the beach. 

I have been coating the sea area with Woodlands Scenics Flex Paste. Ready for pouring resin to make the sea. 



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Just like all good projects, you need a good foundation. After the success of the prototype I’ve fixed the track and filled gaps with cork to fasten the sea wall path.





 I don’t know if you experienced this Michael on your example, but the chain rises up on the return wheels and around the drive wheels and falls off. To combat this I cut and placed a think piece of thin plastic from the packaging of some foliage in the middle of the wheels and screwed it in the holes provided. Test running doesn’t seem to have any ill effects. I don’t seem to have any issue joining the photo paper strips with packaging tape either. So far so good!



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That looks a very neat job Chris, well done.
I had no problem with the drive wheels, but the return wheel was a nightmare when I was trying to test the running.  I only used one return wheel, so maybe that is our difference.  However, as soon as I had the surface on, all problems disappeared and it consistently runs smoothly. In the end I "blu-tacked" a piece of card over the return wheel, just to make sure that the chain worked properly.  I couldn't run a cyclist obviously, but at least I knew my engineering was right!

I had a thought about the surface.... if you used thick wallpaper lining paper, you wouldn't need any joins at all.  It is designed to be glued down.... will not break up or de-laminate, and you would have a lifetime's worth of replacements.  Just a thought.  I plan to have another Magnorail loop in the Faversham market and I think that is the surface I will use.   I hate seeing joins!

Ideally I would like a run from the station up to the town, run around the market, over a bridge and back down.  But I think that costs about £500, so I've put it on hold until I win the Lottery......

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And hey!  I mark everything out with a Sharpie too!
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Headmaster wrote: ............................................

I had a thought about the surface.... if you used thick wallpaper lining paper, you wouldn't need any joins at all.  It is designed to be glued down.... will not break up or de-laminate, and you would have a lifetime's worth of replacements.  Just a thought...................................................................

Using anaglypta would make for an interesting scene - a bike with a puncture perhaps ........................ :roll: :lol: :lol:



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Headmaster wrote: And hey!  I mark everything out with a Sharpie too!

Does yours have legs and move themselves around as well?



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I considered using anaglypta (bumpy wallpaper I call it) I'm not sure the cyclist would cope! 

My plan is to use the photo paper over the chain and a layer of rolled card the boys use for painting projects for the surface, spray painted a tarmac colour.  That way I'll have a continuous surface to run on. Before I do that, I've got to paint the sea wall and add some wiring for the bay lighting.






This is starting to come one of my favourite views of the layout. Due to the movement of sand and close proximity painting, there was a bus replacement service in place last night!







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My word - don't they have big lollys in the West Country !!  :shock: :shock: :shock:

This is a great photo Chris:





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Petermac wrote: My word - don't they have big lollys in the West Country !!  :shock: :shock: :shock:

This is a great photo Chris:




It took me a few seconds to egt that one, Peter.  Hahaha.  Very amusing!

And it IS a great photo.

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I’m not 100% sure I get it either. I would assume it is to do with the signal!? 



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It's the big lolly sticks next to the boat!!



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Ahhhh. I didn’t think to check the other photo. 
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They are coffee stirrers borrowed from Greggs when it was open with the plan of creating the groynes! Could do with some more when they reopen!



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Sorry - yes maybe I should have copied the other photo too but I'll just put it down to being my cryptic clue !!

I wonder if these coffee shops add something to cover "borrowed" stirrers - I should think almost every model railway in Uk has some of them somewhere ....................



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As long as you are buying done drink/food I’m sure they dong mind loosing a few here and there!

Tonight was all about the sea wall. I painted all areas yesterday with a light grey/cream for the base. Tonight I down brushed a brownish grey layer to the top and a dirty grey to the bottom. Then the fun part. My local model shop recommended some weathering dye for the seaweed layer. I taped down some scrap paper to the base and while holding some card over the top, lightly sprayed building up the layers. 






Pretty happy with that!






Also started planning the position of the new lamps. 



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Looking good Chris.  Is the green textured at all, or "just" a spray colour?  I say "just" because it is a very good colour match for the damp wall.
The overscale wall looks great too, I don't think anyone would know if you hadn't said.  It just looks like the over sized block you would have for a sea defence.I like the lamps too.  Were they by any chance an Ebay purchase?  I am looking for some for Abbey Street at Faversham and have found similar ones there.

I'm intrigued as to why you are using photo paper with rolled card over the top.  Why not just the rolled card? While the cyclist will travel over the surface with no joins, the magnet underneath is still going to have the joins in the photo paper.  Or am I missing something?

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Headmaster wrote: Looking good Chris.  Is the green textured at all, or "just" a spray colour?  I say "just" because it is a very good colour match for the damp wall.

The green texture is a spray dye, which I applied in layers where I thought it suited. It was from the local model shop and was a recommendation from the owner Anne. I dry brushed a light brown to the top of the wall and a dark grey at the bottom before spraying to give a variation. I made at least three prototypes on off cuts before committing! Which is good as the first two are dreadful! 




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Headmaster wrote: I'm intrigued as to why you are using photo paper with rolled card over the top.  Why not just the rolled card? While the cyclist will travel over the surface with no joins, the magnet underneath is still going to have the joins in the photo paper.  Or am I missing something?

I'm intrigued too. As I've previously stated I have no idea what I am doing! I somehow feel committed to the photo paper, as I like the idea that it adds less friction to the chain. With a thin bit of tape between the sections the magnets don't seem to mind! I thought the thin card as a cover on top would give me a join free finish as a best of both.... I need to take the lights into account as well.

The lights are from the local model shop and are a Gaugemaster set...



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Hi Chris
If the chain is running smoothly with the photo paper then you don't have a problem and you are right about the seamless top layer.  

The lights look great and will really set things off.

Looking forward to hearing the lapping waves on the beach......

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