Talerddig Mk ll (micro layout)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by matto21, 23 July 2017.

  1. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    More boring mock ups - this'll be the maximum train length.

    The curved backscene, which I'll have to make in three parts, is nearly ready to go in too.



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  2. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Another day, another small step forward...



  3. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Backscene finally completely. Annoyingly I've had to make it in four pieces due to the wood I had available - a result of trying to keep costs down. Time will tell if I live to regret this. I'll be getting the sander out in the next few days to try and make good the joins!

    I've also opened up the backscene to allow access to the fiddle yard.

    Just waiting for some underlay to arrive so I can start tracklaying.



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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Very neat, Matt.

    Is the back scene made of card?
  5. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Hi Jonte,

    Nope, it's made from MDF. If I could do it again, I'd make sure I did it in one piece!
  6. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    I'm sure once it's filled as you suggest, the casual observer won't know any different, and it's probably easier to do in sections anyway.

    Hope you don't mind my interjection, but I tried something similar on my American layout using grey board which, while being resilient to bending (to a degree, of course), was cheaper than mdf. Mine were designed to be portable (the gaps being hidden by tall buildings - or at least that was the idea), but essentially the same as yours.

    IMG_0047.jpg IMG_0048.jpg IMG_0049.jpg IMG_0045.jpg

    Hope you don't mind me sharing.

    Keep up the good work!


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  7. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Course I don't mind! Pretty good actually, and I'm sure it was light too?
  8. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    It was, actually, Matt. Just a shame the door it was built on was so darned heavy!

    Thanks for the compliment.

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  9. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    No worries, good idea!

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  10. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Today's progress, not including some unwanted cat "weathering" (thankfully I could use the second supplied piece of backscene!).


  11. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    I like the way you've tucked the backscene into the exit hole - very neat!!
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  12. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Thank you. Don't tell SWMBO what a good job I've made or she'll be wanting wallpapering done....
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  13. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

  14. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    25054 leaves with a short parcels train



    Meanwhile the residents aren't sure what to make of the multicoloured roof...

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  15. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    As inspiration with the layout seems to have stalled, I thought I'd try to kick start things by painting my Parkside Fish Van to represent a Parcels Van.

    The reference photo I'm using is of a very faded van, hence the initial colour here. The next coat will be a bit bluer and the weathering will darken things up too.


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  16. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Much more BR Blue now - bit of blue overspray plus a couple of coats of gloss have darkened it nicely.

    Made a start on the weathering with a bit of airbrush work. More needed including toning down the markings.

    But I'm pleased with how it's looking so far.

  17. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Errrm.... I think you need a few more ;).

    This is one of my photos of Aylesbury in the late 70's early 80's. Interestingly it shows (not quite 50) shades of weathered blue.

    Aylesbury 02.jpg
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  18. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

  19. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Roof painted, just needs couplings and a bit of final weathering now.

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  20. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer