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danielb
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Posted - 02/07/2017 :  08:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some more supplies arrived last night, with some more on route.

I also nipped out to a lumber dealer this morning and picked up a load of 2x1's to get the legs made. Unfortunately they didn't have any MDF to make a fascia from. :(

So what has arrived?

Details West trackside telephone, some wall mounted mailboxes, JL Innovations soda machines and cases, a pack of steps and ladders, an Intermountain ACF hopper and a Bowser woodchip car kit. Oh, and some Prasier factory workers.

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


-Dan

Edited by - danielb on 02/09/2017 05:28:22 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/07/2017 :  11:14:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dan, have you considered using vertical corner trim boards on the green building to hide the corners? Using them would get rid of the continuous clapboard look going around the building.


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David Clark
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Posted - 02/07/2017 :  2:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Frank. Some corner trim, even if it is also card stock, to finish off the corner more realistically. Everything looks really good. Well done!
Cheers,
Dave



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danielb
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Posted - 02/07/2017 :  3:09:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I knew I'd forgotten something!

-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 02/09/2017 :  05:26:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a lot to report this morning, as I didn't really get chance to do a lot yesterday.

I did make and fit a fence around where the derelict garage is going to sit, and swarmed it in greenery. :)

I also applied some static grass to the extension and made up some creeping vines from poly fibre and ground foam/noch leaves. On top of that, I removed the rail bumper from the end of the handy co spur on West Allen Street ready for the track to be extended into the Handy Co board, and fitted a decoder to a Proto 2000 GP7.

Some more supplies arrived yesterday, a box of 10 freight cars, and an AHM Grusom Casket Co kit (remember those? :D) - that will be getting kitbashed and the David Rarig treatment of covering it in clevermodels textures to improve the horribly oversized brickwork.

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

The freight cars are all Roundhouse, and all needed knuckle couplers - which put a considerable dent in my supplies - but they worked out at 1.30 each, and are mostly Appalachian paint schemes - L&N/SCL, B&O/C&O, Clinchfield, etc. The Cotton Belt and WM cars will likely end up getting repainted at some point, but for now they are there if I need them. :)

I also won another Ebay bid last night - an SPSF gondola, a box car, a 4 car articulated TOFC set and 4 semi trailers to go on the back of them, all for 15 delivered. I'm happy, as I was planning on putting a TOFC ramp on the next extension to the layout, so that's just gravy! :)

I've got a LOT of cars to weather before the end of the month! :D


-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 02/09/2017 :  05:51:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I forgot the photo of the freight cars, garage fences and greenery! D'oh!

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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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 02/09/2017 :  10:53:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love that fence, Dan! Is that more Clever product?

Al Carter



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danielb
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Posted - 02/09/2017 :  5:57:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is indeed Al, two different styles of metal fencing that came from out of one of their many collections - I forget which. :)

I built the supporting frame from stripwood, then glued it down to the layout with UHU. :)

This afternoon I've managed to decal one side each on a pair of freight cars, and have installed decoders in a pair of locos. As such, meet the latest additions to the fleet:

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

Later on, I plan on progressing the ground cover on the extension using DAS modelling clay, but photos of that will have to wait until it's cured and painted. :)


-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 02/10/2017 :  4:18:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This afternoon's progress isn't anything flashy, I managed to finish the decals on the Beercan tank car, cut the timber for and built the legs for the Handy Co extension, removed the scenery at the end of the linking spur on West Allen Street ready to fit the track to link it to Handy Co, and have gathered up all my supplies to do some projects tonight on my lunch break at work.

As such, more to come later.


-Dan

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Philip
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Posted - 02/10/2017 :  8:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice industrial area!

Philip



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danielb
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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  12:41:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Philip! :)

-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  10:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's work so far has been pretty varied, with a roof added to the metals unloading shed, the crane painted and weathered (complete with bird poop!), some ladders painted ready to go on the fire escape on the factory building, some 7mm scale brick embossed styrene spray painted to represent HO scale cobblestones, the scrap bins for Singer Auto on Thawne painted, some more decal work done on the woodchip hopper and beercan tank car, and a few other little bits.

Oh, and I've applied modelling clay to the hardstanding in the metals unloading spur, as well as to the ramp leading down to the coal yard.

Hopefully some more odd jobs will get done tonight. :)

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
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Posted - 02/12/2017 :  12:30:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There wasn't a whole lot of progress yesterday due to a somewhat complicated freight car kit I built.

Front Range Products 4-car articulated spine car with piggyback trailers. A fun little purchase I got from eBay yesterday alongside a SPSF gondola and a CNW boxcar.

Group shot:
by Dan Beresford, on Flickr

And the progress on the spine car set - still needs details adding to the coupler end of the B car, and a truck adding to one of the C cars. I used Deluxe Materials liquid weight inside the two halves of each spine car to give the model some heft, and will apply more to the underside of the wheel platforms if needed. I also plan to replace the wheels with metal ones for added weight. Should see it become quite sturdy. :)

by Dan Beresford[, on Flickr


-Dan

Edited by - danielb on 02/12/2017 1:03:29 PM

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danielb
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Posted - 02/13/2017 :  12:55:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tonight I've been working on a few detail parts, as well as giving the cobblestone embossed styrene a wash of white paint.

Firstly, I built 5 refuge areas to add to the coal trestle:

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

I also built a workbench, a barrel rack, and a freight cradle:

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, a wooden cradle for a gondola load, which I'll use for both steel coils and stone slabs - depending on which industry the gondola is dedicated to.

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


-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 02/13/2017 :  04:11:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Final update for the night, before I head to bed. One more night shift tonight, and then I'm off for 4 days, so should see a fair bit of progress. I hope! :D

First of all, I think the L&N need to sack their cleaning crews, as they've done a piss-poor job on these boxcars. ;)



Next, the coal trestle is finally finished. Just needs planting and coal/sand adding to the bins. Really proud of this one.





Some of those refuge platforms look awfully unsafe! :D







-Dan

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