Discussion in 'New members welcome lounge' started by Toto, Jun 9, 2019.
and to the forum,
I hope you enjoy your stay with us.
Cheers for now
Hi there and to the forum Roger from a reasonably warm East Yorkshire, I hope you enjoy your stay with us. Settle in and enjoy and don't forget to join in telling us about your projects and modelling interests.
cheers York Paul
Welcome to Platform 1 Roger
Hi Toto & York Paul.
Thanks for the welcome. I am building a small (48`` x 15``) shunting layout set in a dockyard with planned cassette fiddleyards at each end. I have built the baseboards from 9mm ply screwed and glued. The track is peco 100flexitrack glued and pinned to cork floor tiles. In part of the area the track is to run through cobbled streets and quayside. I have not decide how to create the cobbled yet, possibly Das clay imprinted using a former roller.
I have built platforms and a factory from scalescenes downloads with more buildings based around their kits planned. The points are operated by servos and Merg Servo4 boards. I intend to illuminate the buildings and platforms with LEDs driven by Merg gas twinkle boards. The period I am setting it is post WW1 /pre grouping. I intend at some point to build a steam freighter to sit at the quayside, however I am still searching for plans for a suitable prototype.
When I have more time I will post some photos of what I have done so far.
Fantastic introduction Roger.
Sounds very interesting indeed. I'll look forward to the photos as things move forward.
Again, aboard good Sir. A pleasure to have you with us.
Welcome aboard from Sydney. That is a very promising layout you have started building. I'm very much looking forward to your continuing thread about it. Don't forget the photos, after all, they do tell a thousand words ! Enjoy the camaraderie and banter that is P1MRC.
Roger and a warm from Dundee.
The layout sounds good, have you looked at Greenstuff
textured rolling pins, I have used them on Another Bridges's Retaining walls post #37 onwards. I used Hobby Crafts Clay, but found that placing a damp cloth over the outside face helped to reduce the tendancy to warp and crack. An alternative is to use Scalescenes Cobblestone brick papers stuck on to card (see Victoria Road), then the card trimmed to shape and glued on to the baseboard. As Code 100 track is approx 4.5 to 5 mm high and the rail is approx 2.5mm high you could stick the brick paper to foam core board, and between the rails use 2mm thick grey board.
Hope you enjoy the forum and find plenty of interest
Wow what a great introduction Roger, dockyards and a steam ship sounds wonderful I really think this layout will turn heads. Anyway welcome again and I'll look forward to seeing development photos whenever.
cheers York Paul
Hi Roger from the Costa del Sol, thanks for the intro looking forward to your layouts progress