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danielb
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Posted - 03/13/2017 :  5:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So....

After getting endlessly frustrated with rolling stock derailing on the 3 way switch, the centre board of WAS has been scrapped. A bit drastic, considering there's 4 days left before I need to load it into the car and take it down to Nottingham show, but eh, I like a challenge. Besides, if Chris Gilbert can get away with it, so can I! ;)

Just to show I'm not completely mental, here's the progress on the replacement...









The front of the layout will now be a team track, TOFC ramp and a truck stop complete with diner. This should give you an idea of how it'll look finished:








I actually made the interior for Kim's - I might even add lighting at a later date. :)


-Dan

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  09:43:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the recessed doorway and the checkered floor tiles!

Mike

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  11:18:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dan, I see some paper that needs cutting and folding, better get busy, 3 days and counting!


It's taking on an urban-ish look. Very nice. The roadway around the dinner could use some dirt, it's too clean.



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danielb
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  2:53:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning's progress has seen a big chunk of the backdrop spring up from plain wood to urban skyline. Lots more work still to do though! Tonight should see the large glass fronted building in the shots below turn into something a little more fitting with the rest of the layout. Hopefully it'll also see the cream coloured wedge shaped building by the grade crossing get a roof and rear walls.

More photos to come as and when I can. :)





-Dan

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  6:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Daniel, looking really good. Im very fond of urban scenes.
3 way switches, can be a problem.
Good luck with the Nottingham Show.


Regards Rob

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  12:15:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice' and very fast work Dan'..Looking very interesting. Good luck at the event'..



Ted

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danielb
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  3:44:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. :)

This afternoon's progress was centred around getting the backdrop as close to finished as possible, however my train of thought got derailed by gluing down a LOAD of detail parts scavenged from the scrapped original board. :D

My plan for today is to get the right hand half of the Handy Co building from white foam core, to fully realised building. In the mean time, here are some photographs of the progress made today, with MBRR #529 posed with a short train of boxcars to see how a train looks in this urban canyon. :D











-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  9:13:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very quick update for tonight, as there isn't a lot to show.

Today I've mainly been working on turning the Handy Company background flat into a full on building after widening the centre board. It started out as white foam board, as can be seen in earlier photo updates, and has ended today looking like this:



After I'd finished putting the texture papers on it, I noticed that I hadn't added the cinderblock foundation strip like I had on the existing building, and adding it on to the building now would still leave the papers on the two halves of the structure out of alignment. As such, I'm going to make a small "foundation" for it out of a further few strips of foamboard and simply wrap that in the cinder block texture papers. This will however, make the newer half of the building a good inch taller than the other half, so I've added more corrugated steel papers along the back edge of the new building so it will simply look like the roof on that part of the building has been raised up at some point in the past. :)

I've also been working on a crossing keepers tower, based on a a set of plans for a Milwaukee Road prototype found in a 1964 issue of Model Railroader. It still needs additional handrails on the top of the steps, but otherwise it's done. :)





I've also built a couple of freight car kits from Accurail and Roundhouse, a Soo Line combo-door boxcar and a KCS rib sided boxcar.

Finally, this arrived in the post today...



Hopefully I'll have time to fit a decoder at some point tomorrow. Either way, weathering this one up is going to be FUN! :D


-Dan

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danielb
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Posted - 03/22/2017 :  05:56:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whilst I prep a new update, here are a couple of short videos I made at Nottingham. :)

https://youtu.be/VRLPINTJz3w

https://youtu.be/WuLo5A9ZsR8


-Dan

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Tyson Rayles
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Mike

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/22/2017 :  11:27:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice going Daniel.


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