7mm Corwen Road

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by LarryG, 17 May 2019.

  1. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The basis of a station masters house-cum- passenger facilies has been put together and trialed on the layout along with a photoshopped tree to disguise the low-relief...
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  2. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Someone said I would end up modelling Llanfyllin! As soon as the GWR building was replaced by the house, it looked right. The station masters house will shortly be joined by another building to provide passenger facilities. The biggy was I could find no way of justifying a so in yer face GWR architecture on a Cambrian platform.

    Some of the surplus O gauge buildings will be advertised for sale shortly. Which is why I am currently painting the Cambrian signal box built initially but then replaced by the smaller box.
     
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  3. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Great idea, Larry.

    Jonte
     
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  4. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    It always seemed to me that the obvious place for an end-loading bay was off the end of the passenger platform. This is now possible since moving the platform forward away from the backscene to accommodate the station building (see WB). A section of path behind the station can also be built...
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  5. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Didnt take long to paint. Sprayed it cellulose sandstone colour. Half an hour later it was brushed over with purplish acrylic paint and left standing upright so that the paint would settle in the cement courses. Some of it was washed out under the tap while wet. The top was only partially stained becasue it will be covered with scenic ground materials...
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    The cattle dock remains in brick for the time being......
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  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Progress so far with 3D station house and waiting rooms complete and awaiting painting. It's probably time a proper layout thread was started...

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  7. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Very neat job you’ve made of the bay, Larry, and I’m dumbfounded by the rate at which you achieved the realistic weathering. Admirable.

    Ingenious too how you’ve developed a whole station building from what looked like a third of it in the low-relief kit. It looks resplendent in it’s intricate bargeboards adorned with finials. More to the point, it draws the whole scene together.

    Very nice.

    Jonte
     
  8. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Following on from what Jonte said , the goods shed doesn't look so large anymore either .
    Cheers Paul
     
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  9. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Your right. That was the first thing I noticed when initially trying out the building on the platform. I'll be constructing a replacement good shed soon, as the plastikard roof went all potty last week with bubbling slates and a distorted plastikard back wall panel. For what the kits cost, it is better to scrap and replace only this time it will be built without windows.

    Jonte, weathering stone work is an easy process that is just about foolproof. If only I could sort out a quick way of getting the kind of brickwork I want. Still experimenting.
     
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  10. Gismorail

    Gismorail Member

    Just to echo other's comments the whole scene is looking excellent and special mention must be given to the 'end loading bay' it was made to be there 'wonderful modelling ' Larry
     
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  11. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    All the buildings are now in the lighter red brick...
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  12. Dave Holt

    Dave Holt Western Thunderer

    In my view, they look much better as a group in the more uniform, lighter colour. Better crack on with laying the track now Larry.
    Dave.
     
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  13. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Larry, that group photo of the buildings is really lovely.

    I had to look twice to notice the parlous state of the track :)

    cheers
    Simon
     
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  14. freelance7

    freelance7 Western Thunderer

    Larry,
    A really nice group of buildings, they go all go very well together.

    Paul
     
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  15. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Thanks Dave, Simon and Paul for your comments. Track has been lying around on the baseboards for some months, in fact it's been there for so long that laying it permanently where it stands now seems the natural thing to do. It is all aimed at avoiding the pitfalls of the past.

    I think at this juncture it is time to think about starting a proper layout thread with a working title.
     
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  16. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    May I add my 2 cents. If you are ready, do it!

    Paul
     
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  17. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul, you won't find me working in a garden shed in winter. That's a Spring job when it is pleasant to be outdoors.:)
     
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  18. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    So true! Will those buildings be kept indoors each winter? I had forgotten how damp British winters can be.
     
  19. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    And British summers...
     
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  20. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    First thing I noticed when we moved to the North Wales coast was how quickly the ground dries following a rainfall. Nothing in the shed has ever been adversely affected by damp. Summer heat often keeps me out of the shed from mid-morning, which is why I said I tend to lay track in spring. Heat speeds up track laying when using my method of PVA, lay track & ballast in one go, while winter cold is next to useless.

    I mentioned in one thread that my elderly compressor set up packed in recently. Its replacement came two days later from Amazon and I must say this unit has been a game changer. By the time I have put my mask on the compressor is up to 25lbs. In th'olden days I used to switch the compressor on 10 minutes before it was needed to give it time to fill the large air bottle. Eventual removal of the old equipment will free up space within the shed and outside once the old brick compressor housing is removed.

    The old oufit...
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    1968-2020...R.I.P
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    The new compact all-in-one outfit...
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