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Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by 76043, 26 October 2017.
Looking splendid Tony.
I do like this layout.
Thanks Rob, that's very kind of you to say. The pandemic has given me extra time to get the buildings finished, so here's to us getting back to exhibiting in due course.
The remedial work to the perishable depot is now complete, so I can continue adding the interior details and finally get the roof stuck on.
The new narrower entrance and platform slither have been stuck on as the pics show.
Base for the perishable depot is down and ready for ballasting. It has locating blocks so that it doesn't move when on the layout s clearances are precise.
I'm aiming to have some of the buildings removable, but we'll see if I can conceal the gap between ground and building.
Roof trusses glued on, crates glued in. Ready for spray fix, then roof on and finished.
I've now started the building that contains the pumping apparatus for the milk tanks. It's based on the type of arrangement at Torrington, described here on the other channel. It's a Wills Good yard store kit, cut down in length, so will be the only plastic building. It will have a paper roof to match the rest of the layout.
How to fill 6 wheel milk tank
Once I'd put the roof on the perishable depot with all that detail inside, I realised no one would be able to see it, even me! So lighting had to be installed using old offcuts of the LED cameo cabinet strips I had kicking around and some 0.2mm magnet wire from eBay. I got the magnet wire tip from Kathy Millatt's YouTube channel.
Perishable depot is now finished. Capping and bargeboards now on, wiring for LEDs finished. Sadly you'll not see the bargeboards as they face the backscene.
More progress on the milk tank pumping shed. The brick base and felt roof are Scalescenes, with the Wills kit making up the wooden section.
A test of the creosoted wood effect is shown alongside the building here, a base coat of Vallejo wood grain, with dark weathering powders on top.
So the base coat for the shed and weathering powders are on. Does anyone know if I can use fixative for weathering powders? I have been using fixative for the paper parts.
The smell of a warm creosoted shed on a hot summer day! Beats modern shed finishes into a cocked hat and lasts forever.
Bit more progress, I was pleased with the staircase, a cut down Ratio signalbox kit. Bargeboards and windows in. Guttering and door handles next.
Milk pumping shed is now finished and ready to be bedded in. Shame the staircase doesn't face the front of the layout, but you can see it down the side of the building.
Lovely job on the shed. It really does look the part and goes to show how different materials can combine to produce an excellent model.
Thanks Rob, I'm pleased with how it turned out, I think it sits well enough with all the card based buildings. It was also my first use of weathering powders, which I found I needed to use a mask with as the powders had a habit of wafting up towards my face. Thankfully masks are not in short supply these days.
Next up is the warehouse, a large building which will take up most of the backscene, it's the last building for the layout, but also the biggest, will be three sections of this.