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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/31/2017 :  05:22:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's progress - here is the garage I've been toying with adding to the layout - if I do then I am really going to go to town on it and make it look derelict and overgrown, and full of trash. I've glued the door down onto the floor like it's been knocked from it's frame. The smaller doorway and window frame will remain empty. :)

In addition, I accidentally rolled over a corner of the low relief factory building with my office chair, so I've added a wooden extension to the structure to cover up the hole. I'm going to add a walkway from the extension along the front of the windows down the right side building for a little more detail and interest. We'll see how well it goes!

Enough waffle from me - on with the pictures!

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


-Dan

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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:43:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You have more practice with those little pieces of paper than I do. I'm struggling a bit.


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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/31/2017 :  6:39:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's certainly not easy Frank, but you'll get used to it.

Try building them in N scale!


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:55:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a lot of progress today, nothing worth showing anyway. In the mean time, I shuffled the structures around a little of the Handy Co extension to see if I liked the composition. I'm thinking it's looking just crowded enough now that when I get the scenery down it should look spot on.

See what you all think...

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/02/2017 :  03:57:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a lot of progress yesterday, but that was due to me spending my modelling time organising my cardstock kit texture papers. I went out and bought a metal file case/organiser and a load of slip wallets, and sorted all my Clevermodels textures into order - one kit per slip, one texture set (brick, wood, etc) per slip. The case now contains over 150 individual texture paper designs and over 30 cardstock kits ready to be built. Enough to populate any future extensions I might build to the layout. :)

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

In addition, I also bought some wooden letters from the craft store (I think they are supposed to be used in papercraft or something), and some 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads (used for beading/jewellery making).

The letters are going to be used for rooftop signs and such like, and the seed beads were an inspired idea by David Popp on Model Railroader Video plus - use them to represent HO scale cullet - broken bottles from a recycling plant. They look like they'll make some really convincing freight car loads, and they are about a dollar fifty for a tube - cheap as you like!

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

I wasted no time in getting use from the wooden letters by adding a company sign to the front of the unloading shed:

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

Finally, I managed a part of the roof for the large background building:

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

Today I'll not have much time to work on the layout, but I'm hoping I can at least make a fire escape/access gantry to go on the front of the background building. Photos later if I manage it. :)


That said, I have done/am doing a little shopping for the layout, and have ordered 3 DCC decoders to get my RS3 and GP9 ready for use at Mansfield show next month (and a spare left over for whatever loco I inevitably purchase at the show - last year it was a Kato motored Stewart Hobbies U25b).

I've also added to the freight stock for the layout, ordering a pair of 2-bay cement hoppers, a pair of 3-bay hoppers, and am bidding on a collection of 6 Athearn Blue Box freight cars on ebay - we'll see if I actually win them later this week. :)


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/03/2017 :  07:31:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very little to progress to show today, though a couple of the orders I've placed recently have arrived - so that's good, right? :)

3 DCC decoders arrived, so I can finally get the GP7 I bought in the USA back in October ready for use, as well as the RS3 I picked up at Wakefield show.

Yesterday's progress was limited to building this Accurail hopper kit:

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

I also managed to get the fire escape/access walkway built to go on the side of the Handy Co factory building:

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


Lastly, in addition to the Accurail hopper, these also turned up yesterday - Athearn and Walthers, respectively:

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

Hopefully I can get a little more progress done tonight after work. :)




-Dan

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/03/2017 :  08:51:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan, I just reviewed what you have been doing. It is amazing what you have achieved with the Clevermodels products.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/03/2017 :  10:05:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce. So long as you take your time, they pretty much make themselves. Granted, construction is a bit more involved than your average Walthers kit, but on the flip side, you don't have to paint them, so once they are built you are done. :)

Different mediums have their pros and cons I guess!

I'm toying with taking the Walthers Grocery Distributor and covering it in Clevermodels textures to see what can be achieved - I'm curious to see if it'll work. :)


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/04/2017 :  12:56:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's progress has been slim, unfortunately, but progress is progress.

The factory has had the roof and some details added to the wooden extension. Just some roof details to add now and it's ready to plant. :)

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


Secondly, I have started the safety railings on the coal trestle (photos to come once they are finished and installed), and have also added a bumper to the end. These will be getting some stain once I get home. :)

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/05/2017 :  05:15:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning's work has been to build and attach the safety railings to the coal trestle. I've still got some crew refuge platforms to build and add in to the gaps in the fences, but otherwise it's mostly complete.

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

Next job, besides building the refuges, is to build some rooftop details for the factory flat. Busy busy busy!


-Dan

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  08:02:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Dan!

Mike

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/05/2017 :  08:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Mike. :)

-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/05/2017 :  12:20:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roof details on the factory are pretty much done. I've since added some wooden trim to the roof edges to hide the joins in the texture papers - the idea is that it's to stop things rolling off the roof :P

This structure is pretty much done - minus the weathering - which means now I can focus on getting the backscene done so I can plant this building. :)

Enough waffling from me, here are the pictures :D

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr

Right now I'm passing the time making pallets/skids out of scraps of wood left over from making the railings on the trestle and factory roof. :)


-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/05/2017 :  5:41:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Mike. :)

-Dan

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danielb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/06/2017 :  6:20:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This afternoon I've been working on the backdrop flats.

I've also managed to get a base coat of green on the travelling crane.

by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/147655492@N07/]Dan Beresford[/url], on Flickr


-Dan

Edited by - danielb on 02/09/2017 05:29:08 AM

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