Waspen Street Revisited...

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  1. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Some of you will remember the Townstreet Competition that was run on here and that my entry never did get finished. That is slowly but surely being rectified as you read this. To start this thread off again, here is some of the pics from the original Townstreet thread. More pictures as I progress will follow.

    The initial plan printed out using the free Anyrail track plan software. https://www.anyrail.com/en/download


    All the structures were made from a base of 3mm foam core and overlaid with Scalescenes papers from various kits. https://scalescenes.com/

    Parcel depot platforms under construction. Papers from the R008 Platform kit was used on this. https://scalescenes.com/product/r008-station-platform/


    The Parcel Depot under construction. This is low relief and I utilized the R005 Large Station Building papers/windows etc for this. https://scalescenes.com/product/r005-large-station-building/



    A road bridge under construction utilizing the Peco bridge girder sections. The bridge is a scenic break between the viewing side and the fiddle yard.



    Large retaining walls separate the fiddle yard from the backscene.


    To hide the fiddle yard, a largish building/warehouse was knocked up using several elements from two Scalescenes kits. https://scalescenes.com/product/t024a-industrial-a-warehouse/ , https://scalescenes.com/product/r011-arched-bridge/ ...


    The finished bridge, papered and weathered.


    I found a pic on the net which I played around with, ie eliminating people, changing the footpath, texture of road etc to fit the end of bridge scene. The pub on the left was again crafted from card stock/foamcore and Scalescenes papers, windows etc.


    So, that is where I'm up to at the moment and I will have to push on with this as the dcc wiring needs to be fitted underneath and a few more buildings made up to suit the high area behind the retaining wall, hen all the ballasting and finer details added...

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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  2. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    This will be a nice little layout Gary when finished. Looking forward to watching this progress to you usual high standards of detailing. :thumbs:
    Kim
     
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd forgot about this little gem - spot on as usual
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Well done on POTW Gary. Another masterclass in the making. :thumbs::tophat:
     
  5. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice one Gary - congrats on POTW
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Thank you for the PotW.

    I have been busy over the last two days and a late night last night putting a few more bits and pieces together. Another Scalescenes kit has been kit bashed into extra low, low relief buildings, although not 100% complete, it's all starting to fall together.

    I have paved the foam surface behind the retaining wall (no photo), by cutting a piece of MDF and gluing down some weathered brick sheet from a Scalescenes kit.

    Painting sections of the back board where the otherwise clear windows would be seen as blue sky.



    The pub has a roof now. No water in the beers here !


    A few more buildings have taken place. These were kit bashed from the Scalescenes kit T005a Low Relief High Street Backs. https://scalescenes.com/product/t005a-low-relief-high-street-backs/


    A 6' high wall has been built to stop the patrons from the pub from falling down to the tracks below.


    Roofs will be knocked up tomorrow for the two buildings left of the pub and another scratch built/kit bashed building will be knocked up to fill the gap left of the pub.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Gary the urban look, Looks Great
    You are a master of the urban/industrial scene.
    Guess it makes a change from the Greenery you work with every day.:avatar:

    Just noticed POTW :tophat:
    Congratulations
    And the very weather worn vans :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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  8. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Thanks Chris.

    These few pics here is where I'm heading with this layout in regards to scenic details...




    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Congrats on POTW, worthy winner :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Great photo, from a great layout.
    I do like how you've snuck Bertie the bus into one of the other shots again.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    Inspirational :thumbup:

    Phil
     
  12. jakesdad13

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    Looks great Gary :tophat:. I too had forgotten about it. But knowing how fast you work, I'm expecting wonders to unfold over the next 20 minutes :avatar:.
    Congrats on POTW :thumbup:. Very well deserved!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Thank you for the kind comments gentleman, much appreciated.

    It has been quite a busy weekend as you know and apart from building the new buildings and putting roofs on others, I decided to remove anything that could/can fall over and do a little video of my Jinty running back and forth after wiring the layout for DCC.



    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Hi Gary,

    terrific demo of Waspen Street. your sector plate works seamlessly as does the whole layout. A treat to watch.

    well done Sir.

    toto
     
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    Smoooth ... nice one Gary
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    A couple of pics to show where I'm at...

    I needed another building to fill the gap between the pub and the sandstone warehouse ;


    So I drew in what I wanted...


    Basically it is the Scalescenes kit that has been altered to fit my needs, which included reversing the direction of the stairs and making them from foam core. The end result is this...


    The parcel depot end needed a change as I didn't want one big blue wall on the end. I felt that some more low relief would suit this area nicely.


    The above was once again cut up from foam core and covered in papers. I did loose about 12mm of the track at this end, but I think the result is far better than having nothing at all. Still plenty of details to add.

    I waiting on a delivery from Hattons which includes a pack of brute trolleys, pallets, sacks, barrels, relay boxes and Dapol's station accessories.

    More tomorrow.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Looks brilliant mate and once you have the accessory packs that will bring it to life. :thumbup:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Its looking great Gary:thumbs:
     
  20. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Thank you Pete and Cameron. :tophat:

    Just a quick update on where I'm at...

    Legs have been built in the same fashion as all my other layouts. 18mm x 42mm pine is all is needed to keep this layout upright. The bits and pieces I was waiting on arrived from Hattons late last week and I have been painting the individual pieces and people. I still have a little ballasting to be done and whilst that dries off I'll add al the other additional details.

    I'll post a pic or two later today once everything is in order (position).

    Cheers, Gary.
     

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