Discussion in 'Layouts' started by Geoff Cropper, Jan 29, 2009.
Some more pics from the loft.
So to see anything in miniatre never ceases to amaze me. What draws my attention with model railways is the scenic side of things. My hobby being model farms is hugely made up of sourcing limited accessories in 1/32 and that turns into making most of it at times. Whether it's scatter, cargo on dock, people on a platform, buildings. . . the attention to detail fascinates me and this is no exception. Loved looking at your photo's and appreciate the time you took to upload them.
No leaves on track, but in picture No. 1 of 10 you can see a class 47 in parcels livery pulling the track maintenance GUV wagon which I modified by removing the battery box and replaced with a plywood box, open at the bottom, which covers both rails even on 1st radius curves. Inside the box, which just misses the track by 1mm, is a block of wood, hardboard or MDF with a flat piece of lead on top to hold it down on the rails. When it's been pulled round the track about 10 times, I clean the black stuff off by rubbing the block on a piece of sandpaper. See pics.
weathering on the engines etc. Much better than the traditional pristine rolling stock.
Seeing Shapfell brought back a memory from my trainspotting days when steam was King and diesels where starting to make an appearance.
At Chester we had 'Ingleborough' which was the same class as Shapfell and my friend and I managed to sneak on board to see what the inside of a diesel looked like. Needless to say we were caught and the driver delivered a size 10 hobnail boot into my mates rear end, he missed me 'cos I jumped out onto the rails side and my mate tried to run along the platform!!!...Happy days, I could bore people ridged with such tales and I still have my Holt/Allan combie.
Thanks for posting the pictures of your excellent layout for us to see.
P.S. Until recently I sailed out of Treath Coch (Red Wharf Bay) Wonderful place, Anglesey....starting to burble now and go off thread, sorry!
I will even forgive you for having no "proper" engines on there!:tongue:
Nice weathering, especially on the 47.
Hi Guys, Thanks for the comments, my weathering is very low tech, using Railmatch brake dust paint diluted with white spirit then washed on with a large soft brush so that it runs into all the crevices just like it does when it rains on the real locos. Here's some more recent pics,( I hope ). The ciggies are section markers where the isolation joint is. regards, Geoff.
The Colliery in the back ground is Shirebrook Colliery i used to work there.
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