Operation Abyss

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  1. Ron

    Ron Full Member

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    and me !!:thumbs:
     
  2. jimmy styles

    jimmy styles Full Member

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    Come over and say hi
     
  3. jimmy styles

    jimmy styles Full Member

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    so i can confirm that a layout is never finished.......

    i found a hornby WD tanker at a exhibition and i couldnt resist buying it, however it obviously needed weathering.

    so here it is freshly weathered and looking the part.

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  4. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    The WD tanker has come up a treat, nice job. :thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Jimmy,

    Any chance of a couple of photos detailing how you dealt with the infill of the points and track ?

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  6. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers Toto you read my mind :thumbup: cheers Jimmy

    Ian vt
     
  7. Dave C

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    Hi Jimmy. Great layout with atmosphere - I particularly like the weathered buildings. :thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic modelling Jimmy, really nice work.well done, also with POTW.:thumbs::thumbs:
     
  9. jimmy styles

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    Hi I will post a update of how I did it later today.
     
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    so i have been asked how i did the points, well i cheated a little.

    basically from research i found that points where not always completely buried in cobbles, as if anything went wrong with the point mechanism they needed to be albe to fix it.

    so i laid the clay and the sets upto the actual point blades. i then used wills plastic card (wood effect) to go between the moving blades. i had to make a paper template first as the point has to be able to move both ways and still leave room for the wheel flanges. now this took a lot of effort to get right.

    but i think the final result actually looks realistic.

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  11. Jaz Avalley

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    Having seen this layout on the Peterborough FB Group as a 'live' build I have to agree this is a lovely layout
     
  12. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks for solving the points mystery Jimmy. I can't single out one single favourite layout, it's too difficult on here as there are a number of really commendable layouts but this is right up there with the best. Again, thank you so much for showcasing Operation Abyss on Platform1.
    This is the kind of stuff that people draw so much inspiration from.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  13. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Iagree with Toto Jimmy thanks.

    Ian vt
     
  14. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I have received an email from Model Rail Magazine stating that your layout will be featured in the next issue ! Awesome news. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
  15. jimmy styles

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    Gary wrote:
    I know I'm excited to see it in print. I have seen the article layout and it looks great
     
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    Gary wrote:
    I know I'm excited to see it in print. I have seen the article layout and it looks great
     
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    Congrats Jimmy on your layout getting published - is that the correct term???:scratchchin:

    Do you get a copy of all the photos taken that weren't published?

    Will be perusing the issue

    Cammero
     
  18. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    A massive congratulations Jimmy well done truly inspiring work :tophat::tophat::tophat:

    Ian vt
     
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    Yes I have had all the photos since they where taken but have been unable to post them until the article has been published
     
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    Thats great.

    It would be nice to see them at the appropriate time.

    Cameron
     

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