Stephen Fay’s layouts and dioramas

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  1. Steve Fay

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    A few trees also from Woodlands scenics
     
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    Ballast down and now covered in glue, I’ll finalise the ballast in and around the Tunnels once they are in place.
     
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    I see you've had a weekend possession on then with the lifting and lining gang working hard. :avatar: I't looking great now the ballast is down. :tophat::tophat::tophat: Steve on another note would you very much mind if I used your principle idea of a sectional layout coming out of a tunnel? Reason I ask is because I've had this idea for a new layout on an embankment and which comes out of a tunnel and ultimately passes under a stone bridge, the route I want to model is the disused Leek arm of the Churnet Valley line so its a very different scenic to Dawlish and the viewing will be very different perspectives.
     
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    First stage of post ballast weathering, I’ve sprayed JLTRT track dirt down the centre whilst the PVA glue mixture is still wet, I find the paint seeps in better and usually dries lighter than the above pictures, once dry I’ll mask and spray the usual browns.
    I want to highlight the difference between the bull head and flat bottom on this layout like I did on Severn Tunnel East.
     
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    Another pair of signals will be ordered. Holcombe Cove will be based on shell Cove
     
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    Thanks for signalling your expansion.

    Look forward to it.

    Kind regards
    Geoff
     
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    First was the JLTRT track dirt down the centre of the bull head track as I want it to look like it’s been there longer.
    Masking tape laid and a covering in Rail match sleeper grime, then from a low angle Railmatch frame dirt to highlight the rail sides. Lastly a quick very light waft of Army issue Mud brown number 6 ( from EBay ) I also used this to give the track a coat before ballast.
    Bottom pic is the final result
     
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    Hi Steve. I'm paying attention to your ballast weathering. I'll be attempting something similar for the first time in the not too distant future. I also like the track running under the bridge. First class. I feel a bit of copying coming on.

    Very enjoyable watching this come together and great inspiration.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    28884F48-1F88-4E75-8D93-847EC36A38EB.jpeg 33DAA800-B78B-4DFC-80E5-230D1C94FC1D.jpeg The last waft of mud brown has blended everything in nicely.
    I’ve screwed the buildings in place and bedding them in with some sand
     
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    Steve, that’s Simply beautiful !
    Kim
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Amazing work.
     
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    Thanks all, it’s much appreciated
     
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    I'm a great admirer of your work Steve and from a model making perspective yours is constantly breaking new ground in detail and standards, keep pushing the boundaries of detail mate please.:thumbs::tophat::tophat::tophat::tophat: What lovely craftsmanship displayed again.
     
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    First up is the outlet pipe, I’ve added a bit more to it just to try and disguise that it’s a nozzle off a tube of silicone!
    A few additional supports plus some more growth. I will add another pack of bull rush to the right.
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    I received another delivery of Model Scene photo etched Nettles today and got them planted this morning.
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    Lastly a clean Hall because trains is what it’s all about!!
     
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    Plus a castle heading for Plymouth
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    Wow Steve, stunning work

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    FFCAC140-9C22-441F-A281-3316305554AA.jpeg I’ve made a start on the fencing at smugglers retreat, only a few panels as I’m awaiting a delivery of coping stones
     
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