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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 09:18 am
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He's the spit o' me Irish Grandad , who incidentally is totally to blame for my fondness of "The Black Stuff"

One of his favourite sayings .... "Ahh Jaysus , Guinness is loike an angel croiyin on yer taste buds"

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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2012 04:29 pm
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Where did you get it from Murph???...(in Frank Carson voice)....."Its a Cracker......"

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2012 04:26 am
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To be honest John I can't remember exactly , all i can tell you is that it was a google search on images for something model railway related , and there it was.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2012 03:37 pm
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Got a bit done over the last two days , as mentioned in an earlier post i'm giving the track laying a rest for a few days , so i made a start on the station area , first thing was to cut out a base from 10mm chipboard , and check platform height.




Then cover with platform material from metcalfe kit ..




Next the platform edging ...




Then the edging stones ...


In place and a final check on the platform height , goods shed in background



Next on to the station itself , a Ratio kit , i decided to make it twice the length by using the back section for a second frontage , i'll have to find a roof from me box of bits but thats not a problem the back will be replaced by stiff card as its not going to be seen , join will be covered by a downpipe from the guttering.




A thin coat of off white was washed over the walls and wiped straight off to highlight the mortar , heres a comparison with the other side which isn't done yet , photo's don't do it justice really ...




Shows up much better on the coal staithes ....




All painted and drying nicely ...




OK enough of this railway modelling mullarky , its high time i did some gardening , these are offcuts of balsa about 3/8" square , hollowed out with the point of a fine screwdriver , painted and a smear of Bostik in the cut out groove , woodland scenics clumping material for the greenery and some seriously pruned OO bushes for the individual flowers , fiddly as hell but worth the effort for station flowerboxes , they're 25mm long and 8mm wide.




All in all a good afternoons work ..

Slainté Murph




 

 


 

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2012 04:26 pm
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Can you identify the flowers Murph - I'm not sure they'll grow in France .......:roll::lol::lol:

That coals staithes walling looks absolutely great. :thumbs



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Strange how the camera plays tricks.
The platform height looks like it comes over the doors.

Good to see progress, Murph.
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Ha Ha , agreed , i see what you mean , it's actually just footplate height on the loco :pathead

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A bit more done , fiddly corner of track layed , and work on the station area continues...










Also road bed leading to bridge is easier to do at this point , cut from grey picture framing board




Next the tram tracks , normal peco track but filled in to rail level with same board to give the effect that rails are embedded in roadway







And those trams , surprisingly cheap but very detailed ...










This whole section will be raised up when completely dry to form a road over rail crossing , next , scratchbuilding the bridge , more soon .....

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Two or three motorised Trams coming up shortly on Richard's bits.

Pleased to see there are a few Tram people about.

Murph; Is your railway building attached to the platform yet?



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Another "tram-man" - good-oh. ;-)

I've got a collection of EFE Leeds trams Murph - in fact, all the Leeds ones they made - plus some HO Lancashire trams.  Some are motorised, some are not, some have 2 rail pick-up, some have overhead pick-up.

I'll need to standardise before I add the tram circuit to my pending layout.

In fact, it seems I need to get at least something done pretty soon but, like Pythagoras, I tend to think a lot before jumping in .......................:oops::oops::oops::lol::lol::lol:



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Now things are really starting to take shape ...











Peter , nothing glued down at this point , i know what you spotted , platform is slightly warped from PVA , i'll put it right i promise ;-)

The gaps on the bridge are going to be filled with spear top fencing










Right , off to hobbycraft to get some ballast and scatter , catch yers all later

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I keep forgetting this is N gauge.
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A few more progress piccies .... that warped platform has gotta be sorted :roll:
















Working platform lamps although sold as "N" Gauge look a little tall to me

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Last few days work ...




Really disappointed with creases in backscene , used pva , any suggestions for a smoother finish guys ???









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Some great photographs there Murph, you must be well pleased with your efforts. I know I would be.



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Murph, suggest you could use a paint-type roller to work the backscene onto the backboard working from one end. And perhaps not quite too much PVA as well.



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Thanks Ron , yeah that would work , i'd been thinking of perhaps just glueing the top and bottom edge , but i like the idea of a roller , it's really brassed me off coz it spoils the whole effect , i did smooth it out with a large metal ruler and it was flat when i left it to dry , possibly it's as you said , a little too much pva , oh well live and learn eh ?

Robert , thanks for the comments.

Slainté Murph

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Not sure what the material is Murph but maybe, like wallpaper, let it "soak" before fixing it (i.e. become really supple).   If it's photo paper, then,  of course it won't soak being "plastic".



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Some beautiful work Murph.That 1st pic of the set is an absolute stonker.Well done mate!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Sorry guys , a few family problems and a trip home to Cork has slowed down progress over the last few weeks , BUT......... Becketts Edge is undergoing a transformation , i wasn't happy with the levels of the track , plus i was having difficulty getting my canal lock to "Look Right" , SO......... you guessed it , the whole lot has been lifted and i've started again from scratch , this time its spot on !!

Complete change of track plan and getting the track and levels right before starting the scenics , will post a few pics in a few days time as 2 nightshifts are in front of me , overall though pleased with the results so far.........

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