7mm Smoke, Ash & Steam

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Compton castle, 1 October 2018.

  1. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    So atmospheric I love it
     
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  2. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    A Parade of panniers 2BEA55EB-22B8-48C2-8C38-BEBE6D563895.png 6165 stored on the end of the boiler wash out road out of service. Next stop Birds of Risca !
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  3. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Suggest those number plates are removed, then, before they are nicked.......:)

    Brian
     
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  4. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    I have to admit when you wrote "Birds" I thought of Long Marston - still going strong with London Underground sets. Housing developments slowly taking over though while Railtrack refuse to consider re-opening the Stratford-Honeybourne line. Remember Harbury?

    I think 6165 will get a reprieve though.
     
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  5. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Sunday evening’s are always a hive of activity with locos being prepared for Monday mornings services.
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  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I was very shocked today as I arrived on shed to find Falcon! Apparently the shed Forman said she’s being trialed over the North and western for a few days.
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  8. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  9. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Around mid day Marches road plays host to locos from Far and wide coming in off services on the North & West,
    Now where is my Jubilee??
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  10. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Castles today, Why ? Because they are my absolute favourite
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    I’d like a few more
     
  11. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Yes, Steve, Castles and Jubilees for me as well. I expect to have two castles soon to compare with the Jubilee that is my only working top link representative.

    The layout continues to impress!

    Paul
     
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  12. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    I’ve removed the backscene as it had more bubbles than an Aero chocolate bar!
    I followed the instructions but for some reason this one just would not stick,
    I’ve used ID backscene’s on the Faymouth layout and whilst I’ve had a few bubbles nothing as bad as this one, I chose a printed back scene for the speed option which was silly as I’m not working to any deadlines plus it felt as though it was too High in the mountains, that’s the problem when there’s only a limited number of options available, the best printed available would have been the same one I used on Faymouth but I didn’t want to duplicate what Im already using else where.
    I originally envisaged this layout having a large carriage shed or some sort of industrial back drop so that’s what I’m looking at again. I’ve cut some ply just to get a feel for it,
    Ive placed an order with slaters for some brick and corrugated sheets and will knock something up and see how I feel then.
     
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  13. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Early September 1964, I popped down the shed as 4079 Pendennis Castle was due on for servicing after bringing in a railtour from Worcester.
    Word is there’s a new loco being allocated to Marches Road, apparently it’s being called a Teddy Bear ??
    See Minerva’s latest news update.
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  14. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

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  15. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    That’s why I didn’t post a link, I did think about posting the link to their Facebook notification but if you not a member it would not have worked
    Didn’t really think about RMweb I don’t tend to use it as much now it’s full of adverts.
     
  16. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Corrugated card arrived, The joins in the brick work will be covered by down pipes, the cut out will be a double door way as I’m going to add a Canton style foot bridge.
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    The older part of the steel works is a different shade of brick work which will continue around the corner. There will be a full height chimney stack in the corner. DAB085DD-159A-4357-8124-8E6A8A5DB5EF.jpeg
    Waiting on a paint and plastruct delivery to finish the shed.
    The steel works buildings behind the shed will be concrete frame work with brick infills in a 1950’s style.
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  17. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    A little more progress
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  18. Dave Holt

    Dave Holt Member

    I do like your ground cover effects. The result looks just like I remember bunking round sheds in the 1960's.
    Personally, I'm glad you've changed the back scene to an industrial setting. I know there must have been steam sheds in lovely rural settings but, somehow, grimy urban settings seem much more appropriate to me, especially sheds where large express locos would be serviced.
    Looking forward to watching, and being inspired by, the progress with your layout.
    Dave.
     
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  19. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Thanks Dave, I feel a lot happier with the industrial back drop,
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  20. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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