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 Posted: 14 Dec 2015 05:44
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Welcome to Industry Lane...

A little lie...

Industry Lane is actually a 7' long plank, that is 5' of scenery and 2' of removable fiddle yard (sector plates). 

History...

Toto (our glorious leader :whatever:) set a challenge for me. Could I build an industrial based layout ?? Hmm, not sure, never even attempted one before. But I'll give it a go... The name 'Industry Lane', was decided as I have a road bridge which is part of the scenic break...

Industries...

The layout has 3 individual industries showcased, although one is off scene. A small cement siding (Tunnel Cement) occupies the front left corner and behind that is a factory/warehouse siding. The third industry is oil/fuel. This is the off scene industry, but small oil/fuel trains will enter the scenic section, shunt about, then be relieved by a smaller loco which will take the wagons to the oil siding, the second fiddle yard...

Baseboard...

The baseboard was made reasonably light weight, as I'll be exhibiting this layout in the future. The baseboard is made from 18mm x 11mm pine dressed in 3mm ply, top and bottom for rigidity. All the wiring (DCC) is sandwiched between the 3mm ply casing.

Track...

All the track is Peco code 75 using 4 x small wyes and one single slip. The rest is flex track. A track plan will follow soon.

Control...

Locomotive control will be via the NCE Powercab. I have 3 sound locos to use on this layout, a Class 08, Class 22 & a Class 25. If I can get sound into my Sentinel shunter (Esso Petroleum livery) I will..., one day !

All points/slips are operated via 'wire in tube'. The less wiring, the better ! ;) The switching is done with small slide switches, which also cahnge the frog polarity.

Fiddle Yard...

The fiddle yard, as described above, is actually 2 sector plates. One sector plate has three sidings whilst the second sector plate has two sidings. This way I can have two waiting trains and one empty siding on the three track plate and one waiting train and one empty siding on th two track plate. Sounds confusing, but relatively simple !

Buildings/structures...

All buildings are Scalescenes. Whether that be made as they are or kit bashed. More on this will follow at a latter posting. Some other bits and pieces have been scratchbuilt from styrene or card.

Well, that's the introduction and there will be pictures coming soon. Stay tuned.

Cheers, Gary.

 



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 Posted: 14 Dec 2015 06:18
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Here we go fellas......wait till you see this one.:thumbsup:
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Yep........

A lesson on how it should be done. We may even get a demo of one of my favourite classes the 22 .......... Only with sound.:? ....... And ......installed by the man himself ....... Show off.:avatar:

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 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 15:21
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Ahhhhhhh   settled back,  popcorn done waiting for the good stuff :thumbs:

Cheers

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 Posted: 19 Dec 2015 21:23
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Sorry for the late reply... photo posting issues as I wasn't aware that the PC had two functions, IE and Firefox...

And an apology to Matt for letting your popcorn go stale... :lol:

This is the thread of how Industry Lane got to here :



...from the very start ! ;)  Read on...

So, a few images/photos to accompany my initial post...

The track plan...



With all track plans, it looks good and works on paper, but a few adjustments will be made as I go along.

The reasonably light weight baseboard. Made from 3mm ply and 11 x 18mm pine frame.



This is what I have envisaged early on. This gives a good feel to where the layout is heading. The drawing was done using the Windows Paint. The track here is a mix of new code 75 elctrofrg points & slip and old code 100 flex.



After getting all the track in place and wiring the layout up, I gave it a test run before the baseboard was properly secured. The Class 08 is great for testing due to its short wheel base.



Th points are activated via wire in tube connected to small slide switches. The slide switches also provide the frog polarity switching.



So, that brings the pics up to date.

As can be seen in the third picture, I have already built two Scalescenes bridges and partially the Scalescenes Low Relief Warehouse/Factory. I chose two single bridges instead of the double track bridge as the tracks were further apart. They also help hide the fiddle yard somewhat as the visuals through are narrowed down. The two bridges had to be joined together. This was done by eliminating the corner plynth stones and making it one, twice the size. Also the addition of an extra butress to join the two, or atleast to hide wher the two meet...



The warehouse/factory was also completed...



...but it was extended to fit the layout better. As the track is laid on a slight angle, this allowed for a little more relief in the extended section of the factory... A corner was built into it and rather than more doors, I opted for a solid brick wall.



Whilst wearing the card building cap, the retaining walls for the back of the layout were constructed. Thanks to Doug Dickson (known as Chubber on other forums), he gave me his plans for the wall construction, which I adapted to suit Industry Lane.



I did manage to build some retaining walls from card to line the canal, but I won't show those pics... :oops: To tell the truth, after sealing them with matt sealer, I installed the walls, gliued them in place and a day or so later I started the pour of PVA for the stream... Guess what happened next...?? :x: The inks ran out of the printed paer into the soup of PVA !! A pink stream was made. :eek: This had to go ! Yes, I know you are all asking for a pic of the 'pink soup'... I blurred it deliberately..:squint:



New retaining walls were crafted in styrene. I had some stone face sheets stored away that I had purchased a year or two ago. The capping stones are styrene strip that was scribed and edged with a scapel.



Both sections were then suitably painted before installation.



The floor of the canal was also painted, this time a darkish green...



There we go, looking better already, apart from the slightly out of focus picture... Anyhow, I better stop here because I'm unsure how many pics can be loaded into the thread in one go... ;)

Cheers, Gary.



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Although the picture of the extended factory in the previous post shows a back board in place, you could say that I have jumped the gun with my photos. The backscene is made from the same 11 x 18mm pine which has been clad in foam board. Again, this does keep the weight down.



The lower strip of pine also is the fixing point for the NCE powerplug and a programming road. The programming road is hinged so that when not in use, it isn't a hinderance. I have a DPDT centre off switch to switch between the layout and the programming track.



Now the back board is in place, I can concentrate on filling in the retaining wall and building up some ground profile. Also at this stage, play around with a few very low relief buildings that I made.



Below, styrofoam embankment carved up and glued down.



Before I get too carried away with plonking buildings here and there, a suitable backscene was needed. I purchased a backscene from Antics. The backscene chosen is a Townscene one, 'Town Roofscape Gasworks BS2' This had to be cut out very carefully due to all the chimneys and spires.



Having such a thin or narrow vista, I had to rethink what buildings I could use on the layout. Now, the buildings have to be taller, not necessarily single storey with roof.
I ended up buying Scalescenes T005 Low Relief Factory to help fill in some backscene space.



As can be seen above, I didn't think about the height when I built it, so out came the Stanley knife and it was reduced in height. Again, just like the other  Scalescenes low relief factory I previously built, a little kit bashing came into play. I put a return into the right hand side and built another section of wall, this time only two sections wide. The interior of the building has some form of interior. I cheated here by 'googling' factory interiors. I found a few, copied, resized, printed and stuck inside. The 2nd pic below shows off the interior, which has been lit up by a pocket torch.





I felt that where the building sat, the angled top retaining wall did not fit, or I dare say did not look right. Out came the scapel again ! A return was put into the retaining wall of approximately 110*, to the left of where the canal is. This then returned left and continued for a short distance parallel to the railway line.



Now I could set the low relief factory in place, but I now need to fill the gap to the right ! A little bit of modellers license comes into play here and I carved up a narrow building. This time, something a little different.



This building once set in place was a little high and the rear door needed a set of stairs. Some layered up card and more Scalescenes brick paper came to the rescue. You probably guessed that I'm a fan of Scalescenes ! ;)



Once put in position, The area directly below the building lacked something... A hard landing area with another set of stairs was made of card. This fits neatly into the scene and provides a fire escape.., straight onto the railway line ! :lol: Actually, the neighbouring property.



The little details like handrails and accumulated junk needs to be added.

There we have it and that's your lot for tonight, as I have some sleeping to do ! :twitch:

Cheers, Gary.

 



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 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 08:56
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That's looking really good Gary, look forward to the next set of photos.

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Really good Gary it gives the rest of us ideas for detail

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Excellent as always Gary.

A load of great personal touches.

Cheers

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Thankyou Ron, Ian and Toto. :mrgreen:

I'd say my next post will be on Boxing Day as tomorrow night we are out to a bbq with close friends. Tonight, I'm catching up on all the other great stuff happening around the site !

Cheers, Gary.



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Hi Gary,

I'll catch you on Boxing Day at some point. It sounds strange " I'm going to a BBQ " at the end of December. We're lucky if we get the weather for that in July. The height of out supposed summer.

Enjoy the grub, I'm away o look out the waterproofs.

Have a great Christmas Day when it arrives Gary.

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You took the words out of my mouth Toto, Christmas and barby just don,t seem right :).



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yeahhhhh

they are a strange lot them aussies



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It's being upside down that does it Toto rush of blood n' all that, have a good Xmas Gary/all:frosty:

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The BBQ last night was great. Good food with good friends. :thumbs:

You 'Northeners' have a wonderful Christmas, and keep warm..., whilst we in Sydney experience a grey overcast day with possible showers, but 24*C...

Sound just like Edinburgh in summer ! :lol:

Merry Christmas,
Gary and the Family.



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