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Hi

This photo should have gone up yesterday with the tank picture.

It's the loco coal stage with real coal.

Perhaps a bit much but real coal none the less.

Nothing looks like coal except coal

regards John

 

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Hi Stretch

I don't know about the lazy, bit more like stuffed after unloading all that coal with a shovel :D

I have ordered the following figures from Dart castings

loco crew this gives me the figure with shovel

station cat on a box, enough said.

local police man holding helmet

worker on box with mug of tea

and gardener with his jacket on a spade this has a robin siting on the spade.

These are unpainted metal figures that will have to be painted much much later.

With the exception of the gardener all meet the look like they should be static criteria.

for me the next thing is get the sand buckets done for the coal stage.

For obvious reasons at the moment just pottering around here and there on the layout and enjoying operating the layout.

need to find sitting worker figure with the local paper or a standing worker with a cuppa and find the kettle and bit brass fly screen to go on the drum

regards John

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Hi all

Very little if anything will be done to the MSLR (or Nimby that ones like having teeth pulled slowly) over the next six months.

Pease do not clog the threads with calls for up dates on the layouts it is unlikely there will be any for quite a while.

I have been diagnosed as having cataracts and my eye sight is deteriorating.  

Until the surgery is done, I am on the waiting list for the first opp,  I won't be able to do much in the way of modelling.

The condition is complicated by a congenital eye condition so I don't yet know what will happen.

Will keep you informed as best as possible.

regards John

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Hi piermaster

Thank you for the good wishes

Here are the last two for a while pictures smaller details had started to appear

a battered drum of sole plates in the goods yard (a bit hard to pick in the picture I could not get close enough), and a pile of sole plates near the Per-way hut.

Not sure they are right in a UK setting but they fit the scene

regards John

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Hi piermaster

The sole plates are a white metal casting done by  Uneek model products.

An Australian company I think they are only a very small concern.

You should know by now they are available all you have to do,  is ask if you can't get them in the UK.

They come in a pack that has a drum of plates and a couple of piles or, 

a pack with a pick shovel couple of old sleepers and a pile of plates

All need painting

I undercoated them black then dry brushed them in the sort of rust colour,

They would benefit from a light dry brush of a different shade of rust to really bring the

plates in the pile out.

But the black then only one rust I did is not to bad.

regards John

PS I have a spare pile of plates if you want to have a play with them to see if they will do what you are thinking

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Hi piermaster

Thanks for the picture

I have a pair of the Bachmann Henrietta's that's what the coach is.

I think the line to Tollesbury (spelling) had some of them for a while.

Would be nice if some one manufactured replacement etches for the railings they look a bit bulky

regards John

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Hi all

What was Fred waiting for??

Bert and the kettle to boil

You cant see it in this view but Bert has a mug of tea in his hand

regards John

 

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Hi All

I recently purchased a 3D print laundry for one of the the cottages

I feel the building fits with the period.

It is slightly larger than I thought it would be but I can still use it

The loo door is on the LH end of the building so its a combined loo shed and laundry all in one building

The painting unfortunately is not up to my usual standard deteriorating eye sight aside, I have a couple of dodges that can still help there.

I have discovered the print is porous

I am reliably informed this is one of the characteristics of the white strong flexible

plastic used for 3D printing. 

So a lot of paint soaked in and there has been some colour bleeding as well

Has any one had experience with this material and can tell me how to seal the model to stop the paint soaking

in and bleeding into where I don't want it.

regards John

 

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Hi all

What was Fred waiting for??

Bert and the kettle to boil

You cant see it in this view but Bert has a mug of tea in his hand

regards John

 

And now they're both waiting for Godot!

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Hi al;

At Stretches suggestion tried Bondcrete

while not readily seen in the picture two coats of Bondcrete seems to work

for sealing it.

Sorry about the not so good picture.

regards John

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Hi all

Well a little more has been done on the layout.

A bit of hill behind the bridge its about all I can do there was not enough space for the mirror idea. to work.

Some fencing along the top of the cliff to stop the villagers going down the hill the hard way and a little bit by the bridge.

and a wills barn this was a bit on the fiddly side to build as the sides are multiple pieces but hopefully small enough not to over power things.

sorry about the PPP pictures

regards John

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Hi all

A question hopefully some one can answer.

is there a manufacturer of 1950's road signs that is easy to get in OO that's the next thing I want to add.

Some how I don't think a solitary Dinky Dublo hospital sign and a couple of Minc motorway Belsha beacons is going to do it.

None of which are needed for this particular layout.

regards John

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Hi Franco

Waiting for god is a TV show hope I have not misinterpreted your post.

regards John

 

I'm afraid you did, (doesn't really matter  :) ). I was referring to Eugene Ionesco's piece "Waiting for Godot" where three people (sort of hobos) spend their time at a crossroad (If I remember well) and talk to each other about the next coming of this misterious Godot (nobody knows him) who, in the end, will never arrive.

By the way, the TV show you mentioned is the one where a girl get somehow in direct touch with God who charges her of various duties?

If so I watched a few episodes on italian TV but from sometime I can't stand TV series, I find them all the same and so quite boring.

Last but not least, I find your layout very charming in its simplicity!

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