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Old 24-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #21
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My most recent work on Frontington Station has been around the engine shed. I've used some thick card carefully cut to shape and stuck down (the first pic shows me using various tools to weigh it down so it's flat), and then painted it with black acrylic paint to make it look well-used. I've left some of it unpainted, as it's actually a fairly good approximation of a concrete floor.

Then came the engine shed itself. Again, this used to be an off-the-shelf Hornby kit, open at both ends. I decided to cover it in a brick texture paper, and created a back wall too. Looks a treat!

You can also see my home-made signal in one of the photos. I did have a signal already, which was supposedly OO gauge, but it stood around 4 times as tall as a locomotive and looked really out of place! So I used some offcuts of that thick card, and stuck the signal arm on. It means it's permanently at 'go', but that just means one less thing for me to forget to do!
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Old 24-05-2018, 01:46 PM   #22
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Looks great - the brickwork makes for a vast improvement. Nice job, well done. R-
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Old 24-05-2018, 01:55 PM   #23
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It looks good. It seems to melt into the back-scene as well .
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:00 PM   #24
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I've just added some coal staithes to my layout, one next to the main station and the other up the top. The idea is that a lorry would deliver the coal to the one at the top and then a loco would collect a truckful at a time and transport it down to the station where it'll be used.

I probably could have just bought some kits off the internet, but I decided I'd make my own. I used some bits of thick card, cut to size, scored horizontally to make it look like planks of wood, painted with acrylic paints, and stuck to my layout with PVA. I happened to have some scale coal already, so I used some of that - I think it looks a bit large, personally, but it'll do for now.

You can also spot in the picture my top station platform, which has been custom built and weathered. Underneath it's a combination of Hornby platform pieces and some offcuts of polystyrene board to make the curve. On top it's a concrete texture I printed onto card and stuck on. Unfortunately I managed to get a big splat of water on it and the ink ran, but I've resolved that by painting over it with a big black rectangle, as if the platform has been repaired with tarmac - it doesn't need to be pristine, so a deliberate-looking mistake fits rather well!

Oh, and I've also planted some trees. They're cheap, and the colours look particularly bright in the photo, but I might still be able to make them look convincing in time.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:05 PM   #25
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Some lovely large pieces of coal there. You have a nice layout.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:28 PM   #26
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Very nice minipix
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It looks good and you have done a good job with the scratch build . I like it a lot.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:54 AM   #28
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Lots of progress here! Looks really nice!
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:51 AM   #29
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It's looking good.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:43 PM   #30
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Very nice indeed.
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