New plank 'Wassup Docks' n gauge layout

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  1. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I think my vino's corked as I used to cover Lcut buildings in Ss's paper, so how come it never occurred to me now :facepalm: thanks mate, I shall now give it my consideration :scratchchin:

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Final/final plan … honest gov 90cm x 25cm … DC … small fiddle yard … electro magnetic uncoupling … electric point control … its to be a pla … operating layout so fine detail not necessary ..

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    I said that - 3 months and 5 scarm designs later.....
     
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    Baseboard clean up/prep commenced... once done 10cm to be added to length to make it 90cm (25cm width)

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    10cm extension added cork hunting next for surface then busbars for electrics

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    Cork bed down (found just enough where I'd stored it behind set of drawers).. next will be temporarily positioning track to mark dock walls for cutting the sea area out using dremel
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    Ian I look forward to following your layout build, looks like your going to be busy with kit building.:thumbs:
     
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    Cheers Bo-Bo after trying a Scalescenes freebie build in N gauge I decided that apart from some boats and the dock wall I'll be sticking to Metcalfe for the buildings ... its safer

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    Cork removed for the dock water area .. next step dremel cut out the mdf ... upstairs on the roof with mask .... all this and second book in progress ....

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    Moving apace with rain on the horizon harbour area cut out ... walls to do next (facia will be last) ... means if I'm having a lock in (in the apartment) i can have fun getting on with it ... *** no dining tables were harmed during the making of this harbour

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    dock almost finished … boats/ship to do .. the base is 'Smartmodels weathered concrete' paper download but after a couple of coats of clear varnish I reckon it'll look the biz (it already looks like reflections beneath the wall) … the dock wall is our all-time favourite Scalescenes n gauge stone but to save time and fingers I used long matchsticks wrapped in Ss timber pile paper … the bonus of doing the build this way is I can add the boats etc and put to one side whilst I work on the main baseboard ,,, it keeps my tinto hand free ...

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    in situ
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    Keel laid for Puffer … more to do but size perfect for the dock /// not sure whether to have 1 or 2 ...

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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Coming on a treat, keep up the great work. :thumbs:
     
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    Thanks Toto n MalcT its an enjoyable build

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    More work on the boat/ship .... puffer thingy ... it's not a scruffy build its 'pre-weathering'

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    Bit of a rest from the ship/boat puffer thingy today ... found some old Wilko's varnish I'd brought out ... its satin clear but thought I'd give it a go to save a couple of bob buying gloss ... happy accident it looks good so couple more coats then back to vessels ... point motors arrived from Hattons today so now got everything i need to complete my plonk shhh i even sneaked a Dapol 57xx loco under her radar ....1 think ...maybe … oooer

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    That water looks really good and a great reflection as well.
     
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    Thanks Malc :thumbup:
     

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