Discussion in 'Members Personal Layouts' started by Steve Fay, Mar 23, 2018.
Track arrived today from C&L so we now have a main line!!
A few trees also from Woodlands scenics
Ballast down and now covered in glue, I’ll finalise the ballast in and around the Tunnels once they are in place.
I see you've had a weekend possession on then with the lifting and lining gang working hard. I't looking great now the ballast is down. 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.
Of course Paul go For it!
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.
The riviera line is expanding by another 8’!!!
Another pair of signals will be ordered. Holcombe Cove will be based on shell Cove
Thanks for signalling your expansion.
Look forward to it.
Track weathering today,
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
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.
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
Steve, that’s Simply beautiful !
Couldn't agree more. Amazing work.
Thanks all, it’s much appreciated
Last few of the track weathering, using only Spray cans and masking tape.
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. What lovely craftsmanship displayed again.
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.
I received another delivery of Model Scene photo etched Nettles today and got them planted this morning.
Lastly a clean Hall because trains is what it’s all about!!
Popped down the sea wall to catch the Bristol parcels,
Plus a castle heading for Plymouth
Wow Steve, stunning work
More ferns added today, that just about completes the underpass area.
I’ve made a start on the fencing at smugglers retreat, only a few panels as I’m awaiting a delivery of coping stones
First batch of trees from polish supplier MBR have arrived.