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Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Compton castle, 1 October 2018.
So atmospheric I love it
A Parade of panniers
6165 stored on the end of the boiler wash out road out of service. Next stop Birds of Risca !
Suggest those number plates are removed, then, before they are nicked.......
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.
Sunday evening’s are always a hive of activity with locos being prepared for Monday mornings services.
Sparklingly clean 5904 ( to clean ) waits to head south with the Liverpool to Plymouth service.
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.
Backscene in place
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??
Castles today, Why ? Because they are my absolute favourite
I’d like a few more
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!
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.
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.
A link is always more help than an uncredited reference.
Class 14 D95xx 0-6-0 DH model coming in early 2020 - Minerva Model Railways
Minerva site now has an order form.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A little more progress
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.
Thanks Dave, I feel a lot happier with the industrial back drop,
Marches Road playing host to a fantastic collection of locos today,