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  1. 3 points
    piermaster

    OTPD On Track Plant Depot

    Preiser figures added. Final Photos. The diorama is complete.
  2. 3 points
    piermaster

    OTPD On Track Plant Depot

    More photos:
  3. 2 points
    buz

    Paint for brick buildings

    Hi MicroModeller Try if it is still made Games Workshop Terracotta if not have a look at what Vallajo does they do a massive range of paints some with weird names but non the less they should do something suitable. Terracotta that's the color I used on the flower pot, do bear in mind the color of undercoat or surface may affect finished color (as can lighting) in this case a bright red travelers tooth past tube lid regards John
  4. 2 points
    piermaster

    OTPD On Track Plant Depot

    Now the forum is back in action, I've painted up 1100 mm of Knightwing palisade fencing with a Warhammer silver paint and assembled it with a double gate at the track entrance and one at the rear for road access. I HATE BALLASTING!! I always have and always will which is why I model tramways! I have no choice in this case but to ballast this thing and I know I've made a dog's breakfast of it! Still to add figures and weather the track machines.
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    I have fifteen models of Class 47s. Most of which (the big stuff) were seen at Gateshead Shed one time or another. When I was 16 a colleague at where i was working let me read his copy of Model Railway Constructor. One of the articles was about 'Westerns'. I said there and then I would have a few models. The fleet now totals 13.
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    More wonderful pictures of the Class 47 and Class 52.😉
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    Class 47 47517 'Andrew Carnegie' on a northbound oil train A quiet moment! -- Before Class 52 D1057 Western Chieftain on a diverted train passes
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    MicroModeller

    Mini loco refuelling stop

    Hi I have uploaded a progress picture of my mini diorama. The walled section is progressing well and looks great painted up and weathered. Im waiting for the factory wall to arrive from LCUT as this will be low relief and will blend in well with the finished wall.
  9. 1 point
    I have a soft spot for steam locomotives and your Berkeley looks at home. Nice locomotive.
  10. 1 point
    Your class 47 is a great loco, looks nice on your layout.
  11. 1 point
    Class 47 47583 'County of Hertfordshire' on its way to Crown Point Yard. A Leeds Central to Dewsbury Market Place DMU passing Marston's Yard. A wagon to be unloaded oblivious to the passing DMU.
  12. 1 point
    piermaster

    Little Lockdown Jobs

    Little Lockdown Jobs: When you have two microlayouts all dressed up with nowhere to go, until at least January 2021, I have set up my Lockdown Jobs List and these are not in any particular order: Test Tracks: 00 (16.5mm) and 009 (9mm) gauge tracks parallel on a Scale Model Scenery 400mm x 150mm baseboard. This can be kept in my office at home and saves running to the garage to set up a layout for running. 'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車', Hong Kong Tramways micro layout, OO scale 738mm x 207mm www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com Increase population of trams using Noch seated figures (not the happy Austrians) and Preiser crews. New Walmington Pier 009 Edwardian Seaside Pier Tramway microlayout www.walmingtonpier.webs.com The layout has been cleaned, tested and bagged up in the garage. Refresh the livery of the Southend Pier 'Toastrack' Car Rebuild Stores Tram with open platform and remove glazing - I think the best way will be to glue the body ends to the chassis, then cut out the glazed sections and take the body off leaving the dash panels in place - We'll see! Build another Shapeways/Westgate Models Southend Pier 'Toastrack' Car in a different livery as a spare car. By then, we should be ready for the outside world, or the outside world should be ready for us.
  13. 1 point
    StaffsRail

    Pembroke Haven

    Just deciding how to tackle the tunnel - I might have to lose the parking bays to blend the scenery through because of the height difference.
  14. 1 point
    piermaster

    Little Lockdown Jobs

    Thanks Mark, You've been quiet lately!!!
  15. 1 point
    All the little locomotives have 'smoke' fitted. Here are the Calder Railway locomotives ready and 'steaming'.
  16. 1 point
    MicroModeller

    Mini loco refuelling stop

    Hi I have managed to get the piece of track laid and weathered. One of the cobbled siding as been painted, weathered and glued in place. Here is a progress picture...
  17. 1 point
    MicroModeller

    Little Lockdown Jobs

    Dave you have a lovely collection of trams. It’s handy to have little jobs like this while lockdown is continuing.
  18. 1 point
    piermaster

    Test Tracks

    I have yet another lockdown project in the pipeline again using another Scale Model Scenery's 400mm x 150mm mini baseboards, it will have two tracks - one 00 16.5mm gauge for testing my Hong Kong trams and my HO track maintenance machines and a 009 track for testing New Walmington Pier's trams. Not sure if I will scenic this board. Just ordered the board.
  19. 1 point
    piermaster

    Test Tracks

    Test Tracks complete, one 00/H0 16.5mm gauge and one N/009 9mm gauge:
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    Chris

    Chris' workbench

    The Ratio coal staithes could never be considered the most in-depth or challenging modelling task but it has still been an enjoyable kit to make up over the past few evenings. The beauty of a little kit is that the odd five minutes here or there (which is all I get currently, with a five-month-old) soon leaves you with something that looks good. I wondered about taking step-by-step photos so that I could write a step-by-step blog post about it (Michael Campbell and James Hilton are both particularly good at this) but, in a nutshell, I just glued it together, primed it, sploshed a few different shades of acrylic ‘wood’ colours and then splashed a dark wash over it. Job done.
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    Chris

    Chris' workbench

    Another 16t wagon built with no modifications except 3 link couplings, my preferred choice. Its primed and has a painted chassis and now just needs the decals adding. Then it’s on to the weathering. Nothing ground breaking, but good fun. And that’s what it’s all about, right?
  22. 1 point
    piermaster

    Little Lockdown Jobs

    Little Lockdown Job No. whatever! My Bachmann Hong Kong Tram 45 has no roof mounted resistor box as that got donated to my Works Car 200. Now I've got a revitalised car with no roof box and thankfully my frind and top Hong Kong tram expert Joseph Tse sent me this: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F94402932%40N00%2F5431517392%2Fin%2Fdateposted-public%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3Dmicz0jTNKm3_ZHA8nCVaI8C1Zz3Ll36M3RrBpIj9JdaQFU9v9mQCjGI&h=AT2MbZVeWAuA-iKh7Z-lU51cahZlTtxfd0je0BT4gv8rfeVHYVtM9AJ0fr-RGeE2Y94PsM5HS2swpmSKQFthLIOwR0D09j8pnVV22IvUy18IO46jT-kHKhGGp5a6B73uhcqpBpkiogLjbd4p27U So I plundered my long-lost bits box and made up a frame and added two lengths of sprue as resistors. They never run without their boxes but in my opinion it looks better than nothing there at all.
  23. 1 point
    piermaster

    Little Lockdown Jobs

    Little Lockdown Job No.1 Test Tracks: 00 (16.5mm) and 009 (9mm) gauge tracks parallel on a Scale Model Scenery 400mm x 150mm baseboard. This can be kept in my office at home and saves running to the garage to set up a layout for running. Ideal for testing trams and wheel cleaning using rail-mounted cleaning brushes.
  24. 1 point
    samw

    Old Layout New Home

    I haven't updated the thread here in a while (or done that much work). I have added a back scene with low relief industrial units and generally tidied up around 18 months ago. Recently I have had some free time to do some work on the layout (like most!). The station track was bent, it may have always been like that, so up it came. It's just waiting for ballast to be added now. The church has gone and will be replaced with a SMS stable kit and fencing. Industrial fending will be installed behind the platform. Then plenty of little jobs that I haven't quite decided on.
  25. 1 point
    New wagons to the 'fleet'. Hudson Ward wagon at Hudson Ward Flour Millers dock. Fairbairn Lawson wagon at Fairbairn's dock. More Private Owner wagons relevant to the area being modelled...
  26. 1 point
    I have just completed the second part of a journey along the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. This length runs from the bottom of Leckhampton Hill to the junction with the Tramroad's main line to the Northeast of what is now Cheltenham Railway Station. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/02/the-gloucester-and-cheltenham-tramroad-part-2
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    New photo taken on 26/04/20:
  28. 1 point
    StaffsRail

    Pembroke Haven

    The first siding that runs behind the platform is now in place although not fixed down yet. It looks like the large fuel tank from a previous layout can be utilised and I'm thinking of having a retaining wall around the raised section rather than a grassed bank down. Here is another view of the factory area. And here is 66152 buffered up to 08865 on the new siding.
  29. 1 point
    StaffsRail

    Pembroke Haven

    Found a suitable warehouse interior photo.
  30. 1 point
    StaffsRail

    Pembroke Haven

    The low relief warehouse is now painted to complete the row of three. Just needs a suitable photo to go inside the open doorway. Also fastened the platform in place.