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 Posted: Thu Dec 14th, 2017 04:10 pm
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Welcome to my layout. It is about 3.5m x 2 m and occupies half of the garage. It doesn't represent a particular place or era although the trains and buildings are decidedly English.

The trains are all DCC and controlled by a Roco z21. I chose the Roco option because of (to me) the ease of controlling the trains on mobile phones and ipads. The points have tortoise motors and controlled by switches on a control panel. I thought about DCC controlled points but then decided that was a step too far for me. I also found I prefer being able to look at a control panel with switches and LEDs.

I am at the stage where the track is down, I have most of the buildings in place and am now doing the scenery.I started off by thinking it should be set in Summer. Then a couple of years ago I visited the UK and Europe in Autumn and decided the colours were quite spectacular (at least compared to the green of sub-tropical Queensland). So now the static grass is being toned down and the trees are getting a few autumn shades.

As well as the scenery, I am gradually adding lights to various buildings and streets. I have been impressed with some of the Train-tech items and have recently bought some signals and lighting effects. They are pretty much plug and play. Which I like!

Most of the buildings are from Bachmann and Hornby with a few Metcalfe and scalescenes ones. I am dipping my toe in the scratchbuilding pool and have tried a few Wills kits. On one of the threads on this forum someone said they were using the shells from laser or scalescenes kits and doing the outer layer in platikard etc. This seemed like a great way to develop some skills. So I will be trying a few to replace some of the card and paper buildings.

So here a few photos which I hope give some idea of the layout.






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Looks great Evan and I spy BR Blue :Happy


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Ed wrote: Looks great Evan and I spy BR Blue :Happy


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I noticed that too Ed so looked away quickly ......................

Now listen Evan, there's a very interesting set of books about the LNER ............................. :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:

As an added bonus, the village scene wouldn't need to be changed but you really must hide that funny blue thing ...............



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I actually think your approach is perfect Evan and not that much different to my own.  I will also be predominently using ready built buildings to get the layout up and running and then going back and replacing buildings  with more detailed and bespoke scratch built items as time in the future allows.  That way you can get up and running with a layout you are happy with but still have a lifetime project to 'upgrade' as you become more familiar and adventurous.

Your BR blue DMU reminds me of my own youth when such trains ran along my local line and was the main means of getting around for me in those days.  I still think they have a charm and bring back fond memories of returning home after a night out in Manchester with the sound of the racing diesel engine drowning out the conversation and the uncontrolled heater belting out suffocating warmth to make the outside air feel all the more cold when you eventually reached your destination.


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I've tried sabotaging that there blue thing, but he keeps watching me.



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It reminds me of when I first started riding motorcycles.  In those days we all used to nod in acknowledgement when we passed another motorcycle as recognition of a shared interest.  Some of my mates refused to nod at scooters with thier reasoning being that they were descended from 'Mods' whereas we were descended from 'Rockers'!!

I always did with my argument being that they still rode on two wheels didn't they?


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Yeah but they were inly likkle wheels weren't they. :)



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This is a wonderful layout. The buildings in the middle look amazing. I love the way you have added the raised section with the road/lane on.

Top work, fantastic!



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It's been a while since I have put anything here. Summer in the garage does not lend itself to working on the layout.

But I have been doing a few small jobs and one thing I decided to do was add a stream in an empty corner. The idea was 3 or 4 pools with water cascading over rock walls from 1 pool to the next. All very atmospheric.

The first attempt taught me the importance of making sure each section was properly sealed. 3 of the 4 pools leaked. Second attempt, only 1 leaked. So somewhere in my baseboard is a supply of Woodland Scenics water. I also know how the Big Fella must have felt by about day 5!

My final attempt was somewhat less ambitious. One long stream and 1 set of cascades. And with a very large amount of filler to seal the bottom and sides.


It was also an opportunity to try some Woodland Scenics stuff. I used their deep pour water and added some murky  tint. And was quite pleased with the result.

For the waves I initially used the some Matt Medium Gel. But I found it was too transparent and went back to Woodland Scenics Water Effects and dry brushing some white paint.

For small layouts with minimal water, the Woodland Scenics stuff can be expensive. For example I used about 5 drops of the tint. But it always comes out well for beginners like myself.

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Nice work Evan, the stream looks the business. Keep up the good work.




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