Peate -A portable Inglenook

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  1. Dr Tony

    Dr Tony Full Member

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    Found myself with an hour to myself this afternoon, quite an achievement around here. So I thought I would do some ballasting. Used my usual method, which involves loading the ballast into the old salt shaker, then pouring it out in a very controlled manner along the tracks, taking particular care about the points. A stiff brush is then used to move it all about in bulk. Once I am happy with how it all sits then I apply the isopropyl in spray form then apply diluted mod podge matt with a pipette. Once the glue is done I wipe the rail heads with my finger to remove any errant glue and rock. Finishing off by using an old Tri-ang wagon with massive flanges as a ballast plow to keep the rocks away from the running faces of the rails.
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    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    Looking good Tony.....:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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    Thanks Gormo
    I decided that I needed to protect the open end of the layout from any bumps and spills while moving the layout around, especially now as the little PC1 station building has been added. I also found that I made a slight miscalculation in the position of the main line. The back deck of the PC1 building was now going to be sticking out, no problem, I'll cut it off. But then I found that old enemy of buildings and boundaries, encroachment from the eaves, they just stuck out of the side. So my protection had to go around that. This is what I have come up with, held on by a couple of wingbolts with t-nuts behind to make assembly and disassembly easy.
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    Will paint it black as well in the fullness of time.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    I reckon Brunel would be very impressed with that Tony :tophat::tophat:

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Thanks Pete,
    It's been a busy time here on the layout, I managed to get the grass done this week
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    Now for some fences and shrubs. There will be a bit of a garden for the station precinct too.
    The pole is for people to know where the uncouplers are.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    Had some inspiration for the issue of hiding the hinges. I could paint the wooden blocks to look like concrete, then I thought I could put a concrete slab on top to then hide the hinge, something hollow and removable. I decided to make them out of styrene. I could decorate one with what would have been the foundations of a shed with some bits and pieces.
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    Then, with a coat of primer. A few more colours and weathering and they should hide the hinges quite well
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    Tony
     
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    I think they look like the top of an underground water reservoir. Grass embankment with a flat concrete top, often with a couple of hatches and maybe the top of an access ladder.
     
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    Scratchbuilt a short fence for the edge of the platform. It deliberately does not match the other side. I really wanted to make a standard Sydney wooden fence with the angled top piece. Just made it from measurements of the original, sections of styrene, a knife and a file for the angle.
    Funny how the photo shows up overlooked things, like the grass dropped on the platform, oops.
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    Tony
     
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    This is looking good Tony. The grass has come up very nicely and the little Pc1 station building looks a treat. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Thanks Gary
    Keeping on the fences now. One of the real features for me of NSW railways is the fence sections that are made out of bits of rail. These consist of two uprights and an upsidedown rail put into cut-outs across the top. On various survey jobs I just happened to measure a couple to make my own.
    First, get some rail and cut a slit down with the Dremel.
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    Then make a simple jig out of wood to hold the uprights so they are easier to solder to the top rail.
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    Then paint a rust colour.
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    It is easier to make them with equal length legs, but when attaching to the layout only one leg needs to go into the baseboard. Cutting the second leg makes sure the thing goes in at the correct height, and saves the real hassle of drilling 2 holes (and the resultant mess) in perfect alignment to each other for the fence section.
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    Finally, install on layout.
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    Next, some wooden posts, then the wire.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    Nice work on the rail fences Tony. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     

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