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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:53 pm

In other news, scenic has started.

Ok, it is just a tester pot to start to cover ground before deciding how far ballast will spread and tarmac will go. Still, it is a start.
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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by Bandit Mick » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Always a good idea to use a base colour. I too always wonder how far to spread ballast beyond the usual shoulder, and, what goes between areas of ballast. Is it earth, rubble, grass or what? Perhaps someone can answer this. So far I've used a mish-mash.

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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:28 pm

Bandit Mick wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Always a good idea to use a base colour. I too always wonder how far to spread ballast beyond the usual shoulder, and, what goes between areas of ballast. Is it earth, rubble, grass or what? Perhaps someone can answer this. So far I've used a mish-mash.
That's the fun of South Auckland, being a fictional but inspired by various locations, I can go with what I feel, or at least what doesn't look wrong.

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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 pm

Latest little update.

Now, to the uninitiated, these two pictures may look like a pizza box, split open, turned inside out, remade in a different configuration, glued together using PVA and a cotton bud to spread it, and then clamped together.

However in reality it is a pizza box, split open, turned inside out, remade in a different configuration, glued together using PVA and a cotton bud to spread it, and then clamped together, which when cut down to height, will then form the front of my warehouse/factory proof of concept to cover the controls and create some architecture. :geek:
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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:59 pm

Tonight's small step forward.

The pizza cardboard proof of concept has moved forward.

The finished article with not have a join in the middle, and a sloped roof giving more room underneath. It doesn't seem to take over the layout, which I am happy about.
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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:00 pm

After getting rid of my old car, I have spent a little bit of the proceeds on a new arrival. For the grand total of twenty pounds this little fellow has arrived. I intend to modify the paintwork at some point in the future.

It runs brilliantly, the box is almost mint, and still has some detailing parts, unused included.
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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by glencairn » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:14 pm

A cheerful looking little fellow.

I have a little engine that is in 'the wrong livery' for my layout. I was going to repaint it, but time passed and eventually I grew to love it. It still hasn't been repainted. :lol:

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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm

Mek-Pak has arrived, plasticard due next week. It is getting a bit real.

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Re: South Auckland Junction

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Post by JohnSmithUK » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 am

Plasticard has arrived.

Time to learn anither new skill.

Dead spot on a point has been soldered and all is well in the world.

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