Stephen Fay’s layouts and dioramas

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    CCD50E47-6904-4C3F-9468-AE0B25A24238.jpeg A pair of shed code plates laser cut by Intentio designs painted up today, these will be mounted on the legs that support thelayout.
     
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    2C2D3074-2131-4386-A32A-BD8E8625338A.jpeg 380266E2-88E1-461C-B4F3-E189B1AACA43.jpeg 0B381FB1-E244-4F11-B9FB-B96EC25039CA.jpeg More work on Westbourne Bridge today, Water cranes and delivering track components to Bristol.
     
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    I get blown away by the detail i see on the thread every time I open it...great work...loving the new builds.
     
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    9CE55DF6-75A4-49F3-A1DC-29A21FCCBDF9.jpeg CFC7A58E-1DB0-4A59-B98C-007B72B6FC6D.jpeg CEC8AE92-A486-442F-AE6D-48B8D386118C.jpeg 320C8C8B-2C5F-45A4-9004-01EBF4B34800.jpeg LED light bars installed today, Still awaiting the junction boxes so they can be wired in, tomorrow hopefully. I’ve mounted the shed code plates on either side of the legs supports and to ease transportation I’ve cut out some hand holes and dressed them

    with some Brit style grab hole surrounds very apt for Canton. Lastly I’ve made up the two telegraph poles using parts from Duncan’s models.
     
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    More weathering on the Greenwood Turntable today, still more to do around the ring rails but it’s getting there.
     
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    Not the best picture but the junction boxes have arrived and the lights are working. I will add 6” strips of 6mm ply across the tops backed with foil to help concentrate the light downwards and to alleviate the glow above the layout, this will also help to support the fiddle yard area whilst transporting the layout and protect the lighting underneath.
    The layout is packed away again now until the laser cut pits arrive and I’ll get it out in the garden and take some pictures in the dark to see how affective the strip lights are.
    I’ve also ordered 6m of warm white LED strip lights that will go on the underside of the foil backed ply.
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    1ADAA383-8E3B-4682-83B6-3B9BDE0F96D1.jpeg Intentio pits in place
     
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    9FE5113D-4B96-407E-A080-6400B2C74623.jpeg C3E356A9-5017-487B-B45E-9F91F41133C5.jpeg Canton now illuminated. These pictures are taken out doors in the dark with a fast shutter speed.
    Even the darkest exhibition venue won’t stop Canton from being bathed in light.
     
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    Nice layout lighting, this looks like it's going to be an interesting build.
     
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    DB3903F1-5D40-4188-8D3B-2F4E1BB41771.jpeg New buffers fitted, I much prefer the parallel buffers on a king, looks more purposeful
     
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    8FFB6392-D8C9-4000-A83A-499398A02BE9.jpeg Working in 4mm again, mortar and weathering next, I’m making up and finishing off a few buildings for a customers layout.
     
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    8E32A31F-CEDB-4DA1-AFBA-C205BF4E9B57.jpeg More ModelU figures for canton painted by Claudia Everett
     
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    The detail and effects are top notch :tophat::tophat:

    Ian vt
     
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    4C7D5B58-CBF4-4E68-81ED-7001633C3BFA.jpeg 27F291B0-7ED7-402B-81F6-B6D85B2BAB82.jpeg Footbridge underway on Canton
     
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    162088E1-4D6E-40A9-BE21-D00D4F43AC93.jpeg 84BCCA5E-81B3-4732-B93B-FFF9384F1F58.jpeg Track work now complete using a mixture of C&L flexi and individually laid using exactoscale and C&L chairs. track feeds next then sanding
     
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    Steve your track work is very good and I love those inspection pits. The overhead gantry with the trainspotter is a very nice touch and nicely modelled. :thumbs:
     
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    ... Steve some advice please if I may ask you here which I'm sure will also be helpful for other members making scratch built track too. So what glue/adhesive/fixer do you use to bond the ABS moulded rail chairs to the ply sleepers without getting occasional bonding failures ? Reason I'm asking is I have over 500 ply sleepers which need building up with C&L rail and ABS rail chairs... thanks in advance.

    I've used EMA Plastic Weld which does work well but there is still an annoying failure rate when handling built up flexible lengths prior to fixing down of the baseboard.
     
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    I’ve used Mekpac, A good dose applied with a paint brush does the trick, I also use super glue on the first few just to get everything held in place securely.
    I do lay mine in place on the layout.
     
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    773FAC2D-C896-407B-B033-FC26E11FBA5B.png A little more done on the footbridge and a coat of Matt black
     
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    That footbridge does look very good, excellent modelling. :thumbs:
     
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