7mm Stephen Fay’s workbench including Cardiff Canton

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.

  1. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    A few hours on Canton this evening sees the iconic footbridge taking shape, still more to do yet but I’m pleased with the progress. 96C5A58D-CF34-4D8D-A3CB-C66B697E1554.jpeg 7F2A9411-A0D8-4626-9E6A-090E7F15CEA1.jpeg 995213B0-276B-4EA5-9593-5F1BB7580048.jpeg D86DB51E-8DC1-4042-8F5E-2A392760917C.jpeg 40BD63B1-85E6-486E-81C5-73EF444DACFC.jpeg 51E4D85B-DA8A-4F3D-ACD1-4FD852FB8F6B.jpeg
     
  2. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The green shirt camera man has me slightly puzzled. He looks like a serious photographer using an eye-level camera, probably a 35mm Leica. So what's in the leather case. It ain't glass plates. Sandwich spread butties? :D
     
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  3. John Ross

    John Ross Active Member

    Without doubt it will be his Grundig battery tape recorder to capture the sounds around the shed.

    All the best

    John Ross
     
  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    40E71216-2BAB-4694-B4CA-64D795DC65B4.png 34397103-F774-4263-8508-DF916888A4DE.png 69ACEDC3-3D1E-48DB-8199-80164F67EF7F.png Late night modelling this evening, I’ve forgot how much it hurts your fingers threading chairs onto rail!
    One thing is for sure though, I need more engines
     
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  5. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    In 4mm I find it easier to leave the chair on the sprue, until I have threaded it onto the rail.
     
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  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    91318C83-D6B3-410A-A1E2-5AACDA230F5E.png B93CCED7-8427-446A-9A24-A3D156900700.png 8ECE3175-85D5-4454-BC37-AC3C825874C4.png 09D2B15B-EADE-4B8D-8D24-4C87FE63CC78.jpeg EEA50986-607C-4D01-85D0-B628EC54E2B8.jpeg I had every intention of putting Canton away today but a delivery arrived from C&L so no rest for my sore fingers and we pushed on and completed the track work. A monumental moment. Track feeds next before the fun part Filth and crap! But that’s for another day
    Me back is in Arf
     
  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    BF7AAD17-FCC7-42CD-AF6D-253F9648A758.jpeg Adding some rivet detail to the footbridge, next job is to filth it up.
    I’ll be excepting exhibition invites from spring next year but please note it will require van rental for transportation.
     
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  8. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    70B0AD66-C440-4638-8264-4C81A5CD0171.jpeg Bashing more plastruct this evening sees the stair well tower made up, The stairs will be laser cut by Intentio Model Railways as I want them very precise and they are the guys to do that. I will drill 4 locating holes to secure the tower to the baseboard. The wire was bent and added yesterday this will have a Modelu GWR lamp shade added once they are available.
     
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  9. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Track feeds in today and the first powered movements, posing a few of the superb ModelU figures on the footbridge. DBE5FC55-534F-4C2A-83C0-3780B6C34227.png FD19C3EF-BE0A-44F8-93D7-3442E50620A4.png E932F07F-367F-436C-A72D-5F77211EA0AC.png 0C8DCA7F-DD13-4F4C-A5AE-2718B85451C0.png 8B2BBADC-AC9D-4D57-8A2F-48660573F4A3.jpeg
     
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  10. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I’m thinking of adding some smoke effects on Canton, I’m not looking to drown it in smoke as it can be off putting especially at a show so what’s peoples experience and any recommendations. Ideally something controllable that I can park a loco over a pit hit a button and get a wif of smoke from underneath.
     
  11. Alvis

    Alvis Member

    Hi Stephen,

    Try TRS Trains,they have a smoke system that only uses water,so none of that heavy,oily type smoke effect.
    The video I have seen of their 4mm locomotive conversions is very good,you can see it on Keymodel world.
    Email is trstrains@yahoo.com
    They also have a website via facebook.

    Always enjoy look at your superb work.

    Alastair.
     
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  12. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    I think that, John? Dornman had smoke effects on his Laira shed diorama, I think there may have been an article or two in the MRJ, some years ago, I think he used a theatrical smoke unit, with modification.

    I hope that I have spelt his name correctly.
     
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  13. AndyJEH

    AndyJEH Active Member

    Yup Phil, issues 92 and 97 of MRJ. Was looking through it last weekend for another subject. Though 1997 wasn’t that long ago was it?
     
  14. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The smoke effect I saw on YouTube recently used water and a loco had been adapted to blow steam from draincocks. It was some conversion and probably rather costly to cover what is involved. If you had just one loco with that conversion, it would certainly wow the exhibition crowds.
     
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  15. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    It's good to know that at least some brain cells still work, was it that long ago!
     
  16. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I agree, I have seen some superb smoke conversions, The best had to be the embryonic Bath green park 7mm shed layout. The smoke effects used on the locos were magnificent.
    As I have photo evidence of a black 5 on Canton shed I will if funds allow opt for the sound and smoke option of the Ellis Clark model due out next year. my existing fleet all utilise resin boilers so would be very difficult to retrofit.
    I’ve found some interesting smoke units designed for model boats that utilise water for the vapour effect and I’m thinking a pipe coming up through the centre road pit would be a good location. I don’t want anything visible on the outer roads as they will be easily viewable from most angles.
     
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