4mm Llanfair Road

LarryG

Western Thunderer
Armed with a tin of Evostik Impact and a spreader, glue was spread on the cork. It was set aside on the shed floor while glue was applied to the wood. Now those who suffer from sods-law will know what happened next. I put a foot on the cork and in stepping back I put two feet on the cork! Stan Laurel couldn't have scripted it better. The mess that was left was glued to the layout and patched up afterwards.....

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The electric sander sorted out the mistiques :p:p
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LarryG

Western Thunderer
Work re-commenced on the platform this afternoon spraying it with Halfords Plastic Primer...

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A fine saw continued the courses between the edging slabs prior to painting...
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The edging slabs were stone blocks and were sprayed the sandstone colour...
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When dry, they were masked off and the surface paving were sprayed a pale fawnish-grey...
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LarryG

Western Thunderer
The platform was weathered with PPC P981 Dirty Black thinned with turps, and the buildings 'bedded in' with dirtier slabs around the base. The platform has been sprayed several times with two different matt varnishes...
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The stone facia to the platforms was bought from Intentio last year. It is laser cut on thin sheet and was just what I wanted, although I may yet darken it slightly...
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Getting there....
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LarryG

Western Thunderer
Todays job was laying the paths using fine ballast. I had some surplus and so mixed light grey, grey and dark brown ballast in a jar. The mix was glued down with neat PVA and the surplus vacuumed off immediately. Grass was sprinkled onto wet patches. The station platform had been set aside...

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The PVA will take ages to dry out on a day like today (65 degrees) ...
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LarryG

Western Thunderer
The dead end was tackled today using Wills moulded stone sheet representing heavy stone blocks so absorb impact...

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I built up the ground with cork and sanded it down after the PVA had set...
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All the components sprayed with primer and sandstone colour...
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All weathered and placed roughly in position for a photo before I went out for the evening. The platform was glued down this morning...
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LarryG

Western Thunderer
Apart from the smell of nature (muck spreading), the day is lovely and hot. Shed door opened early to prevent heat build-up. I have always found cork and an electric sander two useful friends when doing scenery...

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More gravel was glued down today and it will be sanded down later....
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Further stonework, which was still wet when the photo was taken. Grass can be added later...
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Focalplane

Western Thunderer
I am biassed by months of research of Shipston on Stour. The goods shed there was the biggest structure and looked right only because it was in the middle of the other structures. I still have the buildings (in 4mm scale) and there is a somewhat distant pull to put them all together again. But Moor Street defies competition!
 

LarryG

Western Thunderer
I am biassed by months of research of Shipston on Stour. The goods shed there was the biggest structure and looked right only because it was in the middle of the other structures. I still have the buildings (in 4mm scale) and there is a somewhat distant pull to put them all together again. But Moor Street defies competition!
The Shipston' buildings are fine models and it is a shame they are not used. On my layout, I can see trains the length of the baseboard from a sitting position, whereas the good shed used to block my view as well as cast a shadow.

EDIT: Forgot to say that with everything at the back of the layout, nothing gets damaged when using a track rubber.
 
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Focalplane

Western Thunderer
The Shipston' buildings are fine models and it is a shame they are not used. On my layout, I can see trains the length of the baseboard from a sitting position, whereas the good shed used to block my view as well as cast a shadow.

EDIT: Forgot to say that with everything at the back of the layout, nothing gets damaged when using a track rubber.
Yes, Larry. I have been sorting out the S-on-S buildings today and will bring them back to England. A nice small winter project, perhaps, for me to tackle in England. We now have the space, at least I think we do!
 

LarryG

Western Thunderer
Yes, Larry. I have been sorting out the S-on-S buildings today and will bring them back to England. A nice small winter project, perhaps, for me to tackle in England. We now have the space, at least I think we do!
A balmy place amid sun-scorched grass. No passengers to worry about.....Just the Dean Goods rolling in to knock a few wagons about for 15 minutes, a cup of tea, then off back down the branch. Peace.... :)
 
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