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    This view shows the main features. Across the end a LARGE fixed in the shed curved viaduct around 12" track bed to base which will be across the 6' width of the shed.



    Along the two sides worktops that double as Module stands or working areas.

    Beacause I modell in OO and On30 the central viaduct section is scenic only ie nothing to make it scal specific.

    For On30 modules so far I have two on the go, the first is just track so far.



    and the secaon is a turntable / workshop



    The latter looks more like this now though






    Scratchbuilding locos and stock are my favourite bit here is a scratchbuilt coach and loco





    another loco



    and Im currently working on a pair of railcars



    After stock scenery is my love, here is the fixed viaduct section so far



    This picture of the other end of the viaduct was taken last week before the railcars had a paint job.



    John

    RJR

  • #2
    John,

    Welcome to the forum, I like your posts the equipment has a very different look to it. Are you modeling South America? The viaduct is impressive can you share any construction details on it?

    Larry

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    • #3
      Thanks Larry, Yes Im trying to get a South American look (ish)

      The viaduct, these pics might help

      3x2" uprights with a 1/2" ply track bed



      plasticard front facing



      This was then repeated for the back faces, the arch diameter is the same front and back but the piers are wider at the back

      The under arch roof is done with oversize plasticard glued in then trimmed after set, I couldnt be bothered trying to work out the developed shape !!



      Additional front details added



      Pier sides cut and fitted



      Sprayed primer grey



      and finally so far painted with drywall filler to give texture and colour



      Hope this is what you were after

      Hundreds more pictures on my photobucket site

      http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ayout/?start=0

      John

      RJR

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      • #4
        John,

        Great build and feedbacks.. thanks for sharing with us!

        Arthur
        Arthur

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        • #5
          Also what turntable do you have on your table? What model is that?

          Thanks,

          Arthur
          Arthur

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          • #6
            Hi John, love the interior work on your coach and the loco is great as well. Welcome to the forum and I will be looking forward to your posts.............Jerry

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            • #7
              Thanks guys.

              The turntable is a Dapol plastic kit acually sold as OO. Its is quite heavily bashed.The girders put on wider than suggested. The plastic running rail has been added to with a nickel silver rail split in two halves on oppsing sides. This rail is then used fro pickup wipers under the bridge to feed the track.



              New OO bogies to support the bridge ends.

              It only needs 1/4" depth to work.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBxfSvxbPzA

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GplD8ZlJTa8

              John

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              • #8
                Welcome to the forum, John. Your work on the viaduct and your approach on the layout are very interesting. Like Jerry, I find your coach interior very nice.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Fredric

                  Heres a couple of better views (pre luggage racks)





                  John

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                  • #10
                    Very nice, John. How did you make the vegetables?

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                    • #11
                      The oranges are small beads from a craft shop. if you look close in this picture you can see the hole through them. I put them in a tub with some orange acrylic paint, mixed them up then "spooned" them into the platicard crates while wet. When the paint dries it acts like glue.



                      Since this picture I have filled most of the holes in the beads ( a very boring job ) using blutac then touched up with orange paint.

                      John

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                      • #12
                        Sorry for the confusion vegetables / oranges, John. My browser shows the fruits almost red and I thought these were tomatoes. Had I been less stupid I would have had a better look on the side signs, that clearly don't show tomatoes...

                        Using beads is a great idea, they are a very versatile material. Filling them is indeed a good proof of your patience...

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                        • #13
                          I think for the next batch I will be sourcing some small ball bearings !! No filling then !!!

                          John

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                          • #14
                            John, one of the forum members (Danny Head) used chewing-gum to make some very convincing fruits on a HO rural store diorama. You can see it here for instance :

                            http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=22770

                            You could also - in case you don't like chewing gum - roll some small balls of modelling clay. I did this for a totally different project where I wanted rounded small stones, and although a bit boring too, it worked fine.

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                            • #15
                              John, Welcome to the forum and thanks for showing us some of your great modeling. Very interesting choice of materials and techniques you have shown us. I just might "borrow" a couple of them.

                              Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
                              Ron Newby

                              General Manager

                              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                              http://cvry.ca

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