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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 04:01 am
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Well again what can i say, a very good station design, sure aint a pro at modeling?.
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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 08:10 am
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That's a nice view and I particularly like the working signals and the fine looking crossing gates.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 03:46 pm
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Work continues at Middleton. The narrow platform on the far side of the layout does not permit much of a structure, however, some form of shelter is necessary. After scouting around I came up with a simple solution, which would be fitting for the 1960's. I converted a simple concrete and wood bus shelter. In fact I used the Peco structure (ex Merit I believe), painted in the railway colours and added a bit of detail. It does the job nicely:






For the main station building I have more space and I have used the Dapol Booking Hall. When made up as per the instructions it little more than a hollow shell, so I added and interior, glazed it and installed a booking office, waiting room and station master's office. You can just see the hatch of the booking office through the entrance. A bit more weathering, some people and some more detail and it should look alright:






Work on the footbridge is still underway. Once finished the rest of the furniture and fittings on the station can be added.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 03:57 pm
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you call yourself novice," bulldust ", that looks great
smart bit of kit bashing and with the bridge too. 8) 8) :wink:

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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 04:20 pm
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I've sat and waited on many a station like that. Nice one!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2007 04:24 am
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Well with the work on the footbridge finally completed it is now installed and I think looks the part. That is the the station structure completed and all I have to do is add people and a few items around the station.






So...on to the next project. I now need to lay the road and parking area to the rear of the station and up to the level crossing. To do this I intend to follow the instructions in Jeff's (Gwent Rail) article. I have bought the fine grain ballast and have laid the first layer on top of a coat of PVA. The job is being done by the same company who built the Upton tunnel. Let's hope they do a better job as the credibility of the Railway board is now on the line (no pun intended) :)






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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2007 04:33 am
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Well i for one would not call you a novice, it looks sp professional. Cant wait for the next installment
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Phill, thanks. Most of what I am doing I have picked up from this forum with a bit of trial and error.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2007 05:58 am
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A good project there Novice.
I like your treatment of the Dapol Station.
What about a "how to" thread, in the scenic section, explaining a little more about your work on the conversion :?:
I'm sure that there are a few of our number that would like some ideas about "kit bashing" for the first time :!:

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I will try to pull something together. I have some other Dapol kits which I am using in the Middleton area and I will do a piece as I did for the footbridge. I know the kits are crude but I remember them from when I was a boy and there is a certain amount of nostalgia attached to them, but they are a challenge to make them look half decent.

As an aside I am enjoying the road building project. I am about to commit more glue and then paint - we'll see what happens :!:

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I like it :)



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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 05:17 am
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Work continues at Middleton station. I have now laid the tarmac, using the Gwent Rail process and it was largely successful. I had a couple of glitches. Firstly, even when wetted down and using a bit of washing up liquid in the pva glue mix, the fine ballast tends to ball up. I solved this by giving it a good soaking with the pva mix and then sprinkled more dry ballast on it. Then patted it level using a finger. The dry ballast stops the glue ballast mix sticking to the fingers - messy! The second problem was that I used scrap card and news paper to build the slope up to the station. When I wetted the area and added the pva it warped a little and required pinning back down. Something I will watch in the future as I will use this method on other parts of the layout.

I have also added a fence and some of the scenic work. Here is a general view of the station forecourt:









Mr Fatkatt sets off for home by taxi. He is a cousin of Mr Dapol, but they never speak :)






A view further to the left, showing the bus shelter, which is a Skaledale item. You will reacall I used a more modern, Peco, bus shelter as a shelter on platform 2.






Mrs Dapol awaits her bus. She spots Mr Fatkatt and tuts under her breath :)






The next task is to work on the level crossing area, however, I have a church under construction. More on that later.

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It does it for me Novice :D .... looking good too, i will be interested in seeing if you go upwards as well :P I bet you do 8)

A Hint and a Tip for everyone :D If you are the ballasting type...don't pick your nose afterwards :P


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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 06:12 am
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If you mean by upwards the back scenes, then yes I plan to do this. However, I need to finish the work at the rear of Middleton station first as once the back scenes are in place I will not be able to access the area. This is because the ceiling slopes across the back of the layout.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 06:29 am
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Nah mate :wink: i meant upwards 2-3 levels :P I reckon it would look great :D
You will just need some more track money i guess and scenery and buildings :roll: Hey...i am helping you to spend your money :lol:

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OK i see you have 2 levels,but what about 1 more then :D

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I may have taken on more than I can chew with what I am doing, however, I have been thinking about a narrow gauge extension. That said, I reckon she who must be obeyed might have a view though :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Luckily i am in the planning stages again :D all the layouts on here are making my mind dizzy.....i see changes to my layout already from what i see :D

The crossing gates :shock: Yep i think i need a set of them too :lol:

Darryl
Ps...i must try and find some pics of my last layout to post on here :wink:

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Novice wrote:Darryl

I may have taken on more than I can chew with what I am doing, however, I have been thinking about a narrow gauge extension. That said, I reckon she who must be obeyed might have a view though :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Go for Broke Dude :D ...just don't tell her about it, just sneak the stuff in bit by bit 8) And she will never know :P


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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 09:07 am
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Great pictures Novice. Things are coming along very nicely, quick too.



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