Louville Lane Cameo

Discussion in 'Entries' started by Alan, 6 June 2017.

  1. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've now done the ballasting. Even more grey. Everything still works although I did have a problem with one point it would not close, a little scraping and a blast with my small vacuum cleared it. Every thing seems to run well. It now needs painting, one reason for choosing grey ballast is that it gives you a greater range when colouring, the other reason is that I had most of a tub left from Kingsbridge Regis. the un ballasted bits will be where the concrete hard-standing will be. The grey part of the sleepers is from the dust of the ballast getting in the glue and on my smoothing finger. That will be taken care of when I colour the ballast, a mixture of browns and black.

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  2. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Never ballasted before, so will watch with interest, Alan.

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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I decided that before attacking the ballast with a paint brush I ought to tidy up the sleepers so I have painted them with Lifecolor Rust Dark Shadow.

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  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've been in model railway room again working on the ballast. First was to paint it with wash of weathered black, Rust base colour and Rust dark shadow, thinned about 1 part paint to 2-3 parts lifecolor thinner.



    These two photos show the difference the wash makes



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    After looking at photos however this being a diesel refuelling the track work would have been less brown than black particularly between the rails. so it it was given a further wash of weathered black with just a spot of base rust colour.



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    The area that that the incoming fuel is discharged was given a second coat of this mixture.



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  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Some better photos of the fuel train arriving.



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  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Nice to see tank trains :thumbs:.
     
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  7. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Could almost be from the pages of Ian Allan.
     
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  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Spent a fair bit of yesterday painting the retaining walls. Not sure whether to give a second coat but I rather like the weathered look. I have looked at Kier Hardie's Hornsey and I was after that they have been in the weather, smoke and grime look for a 100 years. Not sure what colour to paint the coping and capping stones, weathered dark brick red or engineer brick colour.



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  9. Bullhead

    Bullhead Active Member

    Looking good Alan. Engineering blue brick I think. Its amazing how a dirty wash brings things to life!
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've built the first of the warehouses that will surround the lane and finally after several attempts done the capping and coping stones on the retaining wall.



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  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A little more work at the other end of the layout, the foot bridge, not yet finished and weathered.



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    and down pipes on the retaining wall have started to be added.



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    and I could not resist this shot of a hymeck just a approaching a short parcels train



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  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've almost finished the footbridge, just the ends to do. when they are done it needs painting and weathering



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  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Another building done, the back of the old Station Hotel extension (hence the footbridge to the platforms). Not sure whether to give it a pitched roof or leave it as a flat roofed extension. Yet again I have mutilated a Walthers kit. I think British kit manufactures could learn something from them in the way they fit together.



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  15. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    This week I have been working on the old engine shed. As stated above it is a Knightwing Kit which has been slightly breathed upon, by the addition of a "brick" skin on the interior. The kit roof will definitely not be used. I have made some rafters as you can see and I am wondering whether to leave it like that as if the roof had got so bad it was taken off , or to make a new roof. Some thoughts please. At the moment to cover up the odd bodge on the interior I'm thinking of a new roof.



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    and I couldn't resist this Arty Farty shot between the back of the shed and the retaining wall.



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  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    In the end I decided to add a roof.

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  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Over the weekend I've been working on the refuelling point. To make sure the pipes curled where I wanted them to I inserted some thin brass wire which also helped when almost but joining the pipes to their fittings. I drilled a small hole in the end of the fitting and left some wire sticking out of the end of the pipe which was then superglued to the fitting.

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    Unfortunately the roof and one of the stand pipes developed a slight lean as can be seen in the following two photos. "Sprightly" by the way is a repaint of a maroon warship. I'm afraid I couldn't/didn't want to spend £164-00 on the Kernow one.

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  18. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Great pipework, Alan.

    I’ve a fondness for urban railway scenes, especially where buildings occupy an elevated position as in the scenario you’ve created. Reminiscent of old photos of Liverpool’s Central High Level station that fascinate me.

    Disused Stations: Liverpool Central (High Level) Station

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  19. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thanks for your kind comments Jonte, this is the first genuinely urban layout I have attempted. All the others have had at least 50% greenery.
     
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  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Decided to do a bit of spotting down at the Lane this afternoon



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