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Notwithstanding the colour of the Terrier, I like it!!

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I have no problem with the Company name or colours but those huge couplings spoil it IMO.



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This morning I gave the fence wire a lick of brown paint and added a dab of brown/grey paint to the posts to lighten them slightly.  I'm quite taken with this product from Model Railway Scenery and will definitely use it in future.


Today's post brought the SR platform seats from Shire Scenes as sold by Dart Castings.  They are on an etched brass fret(three seats) together with four handcarts and barrows.  As you would expect the seats are quite fiddly but with patience and a blob of superglue applied with a cocktail stick, they make up into fine models.  I thought that a little styrene jig might help the proceedings along a bit.

One more seat to make for this particular station.

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The fencing does look good Terry - how did you keep the wire taught enough whilst the glue set ?

I'd mentioned eyesight on another thread somewhere and my word, it needs to be good for the benches !!  Having said that, they look much better than the "soft" plastic offerings one sees on many layouts.  One concern - will the brass look a little thin or does it look "solid" enough ?  I'm thinking especially about the framework which would have been cast I'd imagine.



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Hello Peter. The wire is quite stiff so doesn't sag. It was a fairly easy, if time consuming, job to thread it through the holes in the posts with a pair of long nosed pliers. Once threaded, a cocktail stick was used to drop super glue on some of  the points of contact between posts and wire. Lastly, the wire was trimmed at the end posts.The seats look very delicate but with a couple of coats of paint I think that they will look the part.   Certainly better than some on the market, such as this monstrosity...






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Thanks Terry.

Those seats look excellent - much "meatier" than they appeared in the raw brass state.  :thumbs



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:lol::lol:

Here's the real one...

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That's very much, ''That'll do nicely sir!''

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Thank you Bill, very kind of you.

Presently, I am painting some Peco bufferstops retrieved from my previously abandoned project.  After that I really can't avoid it any longer, I must make a start on scratchbuilding the goods shed!


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Petermac wrote: col.stephens wrote:



By public demand...


Not "public demand" !!!  I'd never, ever ask to see something that doesn't say either LNER or LMS on the side.................. :Red Card :Red Card :Red Card :mutley :mutley
"would I ever want to detract from anything GWR" ('E sed it).


Whether by design or accident, a great looking photo on a misty morning.

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Thank you Nigel.  It won't be so misty when I get the backscene fitted!


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Don't you just love the Southern Railway?  Most other companies were quite content to paint their buffer stops red.  But with no thought for the poor 4mm scale modellers who would follow, the Southern decided to paint their buffer stops white with a red stripe along the centre.  Thanks for that!  No matter how steady your hand with a paint brush, the red stripe is never going to look right, is it?  Right, no point in prevaricating.  I painted the faces of the Peco buffer stops with white acrylic paint purloined from the wife's crafting shed, whilst she was busy social distancing in the long queue for Waitrose.  While I was there, I pinched her red paint too!  It's seven paces from the back door to the wife's shed, so that's my daily exercise completed too!  I had a rummage around near our computer and found a pack of self-adhesive address labels intended to go into the printer.  Here's the plan:  paint one of the labels red, slice off a thin strip with the scalpel, and stick to the centre of the  white buffer face.  Well, it was three separate strips actually, plus touching up the corners and ends with red  paint.


Ready for weathering and planting on the layout...

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Hi Terry,

Well I never knew that the Southern Railway painted their buffer stops in a two tone scheme. Well done SR, as it looks really cool. I wonder if the others just copied the GWR?

You're a brave man though Terry, for raiding the wife's shed. Fortunately, what she doesn't know can't kill you!

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I told you to model LNER ..................... :roll: :cheers



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Petermac wrote: I told you to model LNER ..................... :roll: :cheers

I found a foreigner in the bottom of a storage box yesterday Peter. It had tried copying GWR colours, but despite that, it's a pretty little thing this J72. Not sure how it got there though, have you lost one perchance?

The box says it's a mainline loco, but frankly it should never leave the branch, probably confined to the yard :hmm

Sorry for the slight hijack Terry

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Ah ha - the J72 Bill - that well known wolf in sheep's clothing ...................




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I seem to remember that the Mainline J72 was a nice model for its time.  It would probably still hold its own against some of today's offerings.  Shame it was owned by the LNER!

Anyway, here are two of the three buffer stops in situ on the, as yet, undeveloped goods yard end of the layout.


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They look the bees knees Terry.

What did you use for the weathering ?



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Terry, I'm also interested in a similar goods shed to that shown in the Beale book, building and siting one will determine the layout of the rest of the terminus area.

Here is a link to the Lambourne shed,

http://lambournvalleyrailway.info/stations+crossings/lambourn/lambourn-3.htm

I'm imagining something in between the two. Any thoughts? As I'm now in 1950 I wonder if the GWR colours applied or whether the Station Master at Ursa was a progressive sort who insisted on adopting the new BR Western Region colours of chocolate and cream? [If that's right for non-passenger buildings..]

Of note, in the link picture of the loading bank are the two 'portable' fence sections, obviously to make loading arrangements more flexible, I've never seen them modelled...

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Amazing how many people can't spell Lambourn correctly ;-)

Looking forward to seeing how two excellent modellers face off against each other in the Goods Shed Challenge :lol:



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