New street platforms

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jim s-w
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New street platforms

Postby jim s-w » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 pm

Hi All

Been looking at platforms and specifically the ends of them. Turns out no 2 platform ends at the Wolves end of New Street are the same construction. These all started as Peco platforms.

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From back to front - platform 12/dock, platform 4 (loco dock) and platform 3. The blocks were simply made using slaters 2mm scale Paving.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New street platforms

Postby jim s-w » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:50 pm

Hi All

When I first did my platforms i used card for the surface (we throw loads of it away at work). However it wasn't really the exact thickness I needed and it doesn't score well. So having brought a (very) large quantity of 60 thou plasticard I have started again!

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The above shows the platform surface (pre weathering). The initial paint is Plasticote suede which gives a good representation of tarmac/concrete texture in 4mm scale. Being tan though it doesn't look like tarmac so I used a base spray of Halfords grey primer which is then oversprayed with a light dusting of black (as per Chris Nevard's method). Once that's all dry I picked out the flagstones with a thinned wash of grey.

HTH

Jim


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