Glenn Fitzgerald

Micro Inglenook

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Hey guys,

Well with the "plank with no name" done and dusted and happily living with its new owner its time to start building again.

 

As i love micro layouts it had to be another micro but this time i want something for me and not just building to sell like my most of my models.

 

So whats a quick easy and simple layout to build i asked myself? well an inglenook shunting puzzle of course! no rocket science in the design, been done a thousand times before but hey ho thats what i want so thats what im gonna do!

 

I have built the board and given it a base coat already, it measures 41" X 8" has a fiddle yard of roughly 12" and an overbridge built into the board

 

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The basic baseboard light and strong built from 9mm and 4mm ply

 

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The fiddle yard area large enough to accommodate small trains plus "toot"

 

This will also be a bit of a test rig for me too as i want practice some cobble stoning and ballasting aswell as electric yard lights and street lights, also may have some other surprises to wire up aswell, not sure how to control the points yet will think about that, will probably also stick to my BR Blue era as its my soft spot

 

the next photos show roughly what im planning, as ive said i know its an age old design but its for me to "play with" basically and layouts such as "squeezebelly lane" "ingleton sidings" are always of inspiration to me.

 

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Well thats it for now, i dont get too much time for modelling these days so this should be fairly basic and simple but enough to keep my attention, hope you like it

cheers glenn

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Looks really promising Glenn, just my kind of thing.

What's the 06 like for running? Is it a Railroad range?

Thanks Chris, looking forward to this one, Im not sure if the 06 is railroad range but its certainly the bog standard Hornby 040 chassis so im using electrofrog points to avoid stalling, it used to run like a rocket but with a little extra weight added she runs at a smooth slow pace lovely, i think with a little work these Hornby 040s can be quiet useful ,

thanks for interest

Glenn

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Got the decent sections of track out the spares box today, cleaned them up a bit and got them glued down to the baseboard so thats one job done off the list.

 

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not sure whether to put light into the goods building or not ? i think with a layout of this size its all about attention to detail. 

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Very nice project I guess it's based around the 70/80,s looking at the cars

I fancy building a micro layout

Hi simon, Thankyou, yes the 70s/80s is spot on, always where my interest lies guess thats because of being a nipper then.

Its probably rare to see a yard like that in the 80s but modelling licence and all that!!  :D

Thanks Glenn

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A little more done today, Brick paper applied to the bridge, and wet n dry paper used for the road surface. wills pavements too.

 

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made a base for the wrkshops out of 4mm ply with lines cut into it to represent concrete sections this will be painted and glued into place soon but you get the idea from the picture

 

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as its such a small layout i am finding it difficult not to overcrowd it as less is certainly more so a skip or two here and there will suffice. wanted to put some cobblestone in the yard but the material still hasnt turned up, that will have to do for now,

its a nice little relaxing project so far no rush to get finished, 

 

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Evening guys, made the inglenook an industrial building in low relief today

 

Started with a piece of 9mm ply, cut the roof and chiseled out two fire exit doors

 

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painted the doors then covered in brick paper 

 

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next came the cladding for this i used corrugated card from food cartons

 

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and roof sections 

 

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added some signage to the doors painted the cladding and attached a couple of sprue drainpipes and job done may weather it slightly not sure yet

 

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I have also been thinking of some names for the layout and narrowed it down to a couple, more coming soon i hope, 

cheers Glenn

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Coming on nicely a great use of materials on you low relief building and cobblestones

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Nice project, but would have been better lay the "cobbles" before installing lamps and buffers so to flatten and carve them in a more regular way.

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Hi Glenn

Looks very promising indeed. have you put the flashing on the industrial building flat can't tell from the picture.

Also in an earlier picture you have a loading gauge I suggest you remove it,

it's not in the right place and on your layout cannot be put in the right place it should be on the other side of the bridge where the lines converge.

As for a name  its an urban setting so something (insert name here) street yard seems a good idea.

I don't' know about less being more when things get to this small size but attention to detail counts a lot.

regards John

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Coming on nicely a great use of materials on you low relief building and cobblestones

Thanks, i try to do all modelling projects with as much scratchbuilding or recycling as i can, thanks for your nice comment appreciated ;-)

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Nice project, but would have been better lay the "cobbles" before installing lamps and buffers so to flatten and carve them in a more regular way.

 Hi buffers and lamps are not fixed in place yet as ive still got to sand down the cobbles and put some curve to them between the rails and tidy up, i did the cobbles in an unregular way on purpose as its kind of modelled on an old yard that i used to live near, thanks for your input  :)

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Hi Glenn

Looks very promising indeed. have you put the flashing on the industrial building flat can't tell from the picture.

Also in an earlier picture you have a loading gauge I suggest you remove it,

it's not in the right place and on your layout cannot be put in the right place it should be on the other side of the bridge where the lines converge.

As for a name  its an urban setting so something (insert name here) street yard seems a good idea.

I don't' know about less being more when things get to this small size but attention to detail counts a lot.

regards John

Hi Buz, thanks, yes ive lost the loading gauge as you say its not area for it and yes you are right about attention to detail, when i said less is more i meant trackwork as i intended another track originally to be under the second opening under the bridge but it looked too crowded , you are spot on with the name i have decided on the name now, many thanks for your comments much appreciated  ;)

cheers Glenn

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Hi guys just a quick note to say this layout will be called "Berner Street Yard" not based on the real berner street yard but with a little imagination it may have looked like that in 70s/80s if the railway served it!!!! modellers license  ;)  :D

cheers Glenn

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Evening all, well i think ive had enough of cobble stoning for a while so started to lay down some different washes of paint on them.post-900-0-97227000-1426108188_thumb.jpg

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First coat of paint

 

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Damned potholes!

 

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Then some washes of burnt umber , black and dark green

 

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My rat was feeling a little left out so muscled her way into the yard for a nose, i felt sorry for her what could i say so please dont shoot me for putting an overkill engine in the yard !! :rolleyes:  :P

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Today i have weathered the cobblestones, put the lamp and buffer stops back weathered those and started to ballast the trackpost-900-0-82467200-1426200122_thumb.jpg

 

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Hello Glen. Love the design. May i take your layout and adapt it to my liking? I was brought here by Chris! -Thanks again!

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Hi sorry I missed your comment, yes of course feel free, glad the layout is still inspiring. Would love to see what you come up with.

thanks for the interest and comment all the best 

Glenn

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