Micro Plank

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Kevin
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I'm looking forward to starting my micro plank build. The plank is from SMS and measures 400 x 100mms.
As I am a big fan of the coal and steam era, I thought it would be fitting to model a coal yard with one siding. I plan to use a length of peco track that runs the full length of the board.
Adjacent to this there will be coal staithes which I plan to scratchbuild using match sticks and coffee stirrers. First off I will fix the track to the plank and start weathering.
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It sounds an interesting project. Photos, lots of them, on the way would be appreciated.
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IanS wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:26 pm It sounds an interesting project. Photos, lots of them, on the way would be appreciated.
I will be sure to post plenty of pictures of my progress.
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Morning I have added a couple of progress pictures. The track is now laid and weathered up, once blasting is done I can add some rust washes to the ties.
I have added cardboard around the two corners as these will form grassy embankments. I still need to add kitchen roll and PVA to the cardboard, this will be done some time today.
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Very nice - if just slightly alarmingly tidy! :D R-
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RogerB wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:24 am Very nice - if just slightly alarmingly tidy! :D R-
Hi Roger thanks for your comments, I'm certain it will look more grubby once the ballast is laid and weathered along with the foliage.
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Looks good. Quite like the effect on the sleepers.
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Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:45 am Looks good. Quite like the effect on the sleepers.
Thanks the sleepers are first painted with Vallejo black/brown and then dry brushed with white so it gives that old worn look.
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I'm happy with my scratchbuilt coal staithe, materials used were match sticks for the upright posts and coffee stirrers for the boards. :D
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