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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2018 08:29 am
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The bike shed, as we say over here John . . . est  manifique! Yet another fitting cameo for Granby. 

As a proud custodian of an old Austin 7, I also applaud the thought of the shop foreman rolling up to work in one.

Winter is finally setting in again in the Loire and I'm turning back to my railway projects once more and enjoying the ever forward progress of your layout.

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Bill 



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Longchap wrote: The bike shed, as we say over here John . . . est  manifique! Yet another fitting cameo for Granby. 

As a proud custodian of an old Austin 7, I also applaud the thought of the shop foreman rolling up to work in one.

Winter is finally setting in again in the Loire and I'm turning back to my railway projects once more and enjoying the ever forward progress of your layout.

Best,

Bill 

Thanks Bill......glad you like it.

I like to have little reminders of Internet friends on Granby....McPeters dairy for example.......so the Austin 7 will be parked behind the Workshop.  Not sure if "Longchap" has a welsh ring to it but rest assured the workshop foreman will definitely be called Bill

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Whats this then?

Hardly the usual introduction to a Granby post :lol:





Someone on another forum asked how I made the "concrete" that surrounds the Engine Shed.

I use artist's mount board (we call it Mat board). If you are not bothered about colour, and clearly I am not :roll:, you can pick up off cuts quite inexpensively from Picture Frame shops. The coloured side generally has light texturing, which can be useful, the underside is white and smooth.

To get it to Code 100 rail height I use two layers. The bottom layer is just roughly placed but the top layer is cut precisely to make a snug fit. This is the reverse of a section to go between two sidings. The strip on the left has been scraped off the surface with a scalpel to allow for the height of the rail chairs. Infill rising above rail height was the bane of my life on the old shed so I am somewhat cautios .


Here it is flipped over in place........its part of the concrete standing between the wheel drop rails and the LMS shed







After a few coats of randomly mixed Black and Grey Acrylic.

The wheel drop rails are made of two sections of Code 100 glued to form a U channel.

There should be an inspection pit infront of every shed road but when I first built the shed I chickened out, reasoning they woud mostly be covered by locos. Good job that I did of, course because when I changed the turntable the exit road geometry changed.


Here is an overall shot of the workshop (modified Scalescene small shed) back in place




Unlikely you will see a shot again from this viewpoint. The track in the right foreground is the site of the LMS shed

The wheel drop is the Ratio Kit







I find it difficult to set up convincing everyday cameos on the shed roads. The realistic scene of a Driver oiling a bearing or a cleaner polishing a tender look a bit daft when the said loco moves off shed!

As an alternative I have set up a couple of static cameos where the locos will not move (in truth...they cant)....the active shed roads just have equipment and a few staff walking purposefully.

So here is the first such cameo.

A couple of panniers permanently on display..... surrounded by a team of busy fitters




Most of the figures are from the Gem package I bought 20 years ago. They dont compare too favourably with Modelu and Monty's models but from a distance they do provide a sense of activity




I am not super mechanical so I always worried that this scene, which I have reproduced from the old set up, was technically incorrect so I was quite relieved when I recently stumbled across an old photo showing the jacks set up in this manner...... (this isnt the old photo.....its just me playing with the editor)

The workshop is almost done then it will be time to put the LMS shed back in place

Regards from Vancouver where it is now very wet indeed

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A very nice cameo scene John.



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Looks pretty convincing to me.



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As usual, a great scene that really looks the part. The cameo scenes certainly make all the difference and are an inspiration to any modeller for sure. As with most things it's where do you stop (or how much can you get away with spending). The DCC Concepts point rodding is a case in point - just when you've decided on where the line should be drawn something else comes along. I guess that's why a layout is never finished - there is always that new product or other bit that you have always wanted to do. Keep them ideas and pictures coming though!

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Hi John,
I started reading from your very first post yestetday, as I was looking for a track plan, to see how worried to be with my new railway room location.

The overall sizes are spookilly similar. It may take me some time. Brilliant!!!
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Nice to see the shed staff dressed in summat other than generic blue coveralls!

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My apologies for not thanking you earlier for your nice comments.....much appreciated. I really have to be more diligent about replying. All too often I miss a day.....which then multiplies

DaveH_Murcia wrote: As usual, a great scene that really looks the part. The cameo scenes certainly make all the difference and are an inspiration to any modeller for sure. As with most things it's where do you stop (or how much can you get away with spending). The DCC Concepts point rodding is a case in point - just when you've decided on where the line should be drawn something else comes along. I guess that's why a layout is never finished - there is always that new product or other bit that you have always wanted to do. Keep them ideas and pictures coming though!


Thanks Dave....... glad you like the cameos.......I guess doing the scenery on your layout is going to be a huge job! I do wish I had taken your approach which is similar to Brian's,  namely completely finish the track before adding any permanent scenery. I was too impatient and "scenicked" in stages.....in consequence I have probably taken twice as long!

My line in the sand was working signals. I decided that because I could only have semaphores in 1948 that was a step too far and beyond my modelling capabilty. Its a pity and I am still tempted to put a Dapol one on the branch.

Point rodding, even cosmetic, is definitely out for me.

Although the layout, which is now 11 years in the making, is largely finished there are still three major scenes/buildings to be constructed. Just never seem to find enough time!

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John Dew wrote:



Although the layout, which is now 11 years in the making, is largely finished there are still three major scenes/buildings to be constructed. Just never seem to find enough time!

Best wishes

John

Especially when one is retired  :mutley



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Longchap wrote: Hi John,
I started reading from your very first post yestetday, as I was looking for a track plan, to see how worried to be with my new railway room location.

The overall sizes are spookilly similar. It may take me some time. Brilliamt!!!

Bill

Hi Bill

I dont think I ever published a track plan. I wil take a couple of screen shots of the RR&Co switchboard which shows the layout in schematic form.

I doubt if you would want to follow my plan although it would help you avoid some of the more glaring errors that I made. Happy to provide my top ten list of things I wish I had done differently.

I get the impression your layout will be less industrial than mine. If you havent seen it already you may find this thread of interest:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/139075-upton-hanbury-gwr-mainline-fantasy/

Cheers

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Sol wrote: John Dew wrote:



Although the layout, which is now 11 years in the making, is largely finished there are still three major scenes/buildings to be constructed. Just never seem to find enough time!

Best wishes

John

Especially when one is retired  :mutley

Indeed......I still dont understand how I found time when I was working during the week and sailing at weekends

I suspect, in my case, its an age thing :roll:



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Chubber wrote: Nice to see the shed staff dressed in summat other than generic blue coveralls!

Doug                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Thanks Doug

Not sure where I got the idea from, certainly not photos, but I have always had my shed fitters in brownish overalls.........it could be that the models are in proper one piece boilers suits rather than the short jacket and bibbed trousers of the engine crews........whatever....glad to have an Engineer's approval

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