New Street progress

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Rustyrail

Re: New Street progress

Postby Rustyrail » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:54 am

Very nice Jim. I especially like the oily look of your sleepers; what method do you use to achieve this?

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:45 pm

Hiya

They are not actually weathered yet! They have just had a quick spray with JLTRT track colour.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Hi All

At the London end of the station, off the end of platform 1 is a largish hut. As per usual what its for I have no idea I just copy what I see. Its a lot newer than the retaining walls behind it so I used Slaters plasticard for this one. The picture shows the model at the end of the construction phase.

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The vent above the door makes use of the louvres from a Hornby class 50 (see never throw anything away) while the phone next to the door is from MSE. The rest of the detail is just bits, bobs and wire from the scrap box!

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Jim

Rustyrail

Re: New Street progress

Postby Rustyrail » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:07 pm

Nice one Jim!

You could start a small model kit business called "The Odd Hut" specialising in all sorts of contemporary, austere and seemingly pointless small railway buildings. Included in the kits would be off cuts from other models and a collection of scrap box specials!

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Simon

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat May 01, 2010 7:24 am

Hi Simon

Turn a hobby to a job? Not for me! ;)

Got a chance to start to bring the scenic work on the London end of the station together. The colours are all a bit vivid at this stage hence the black and white image.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat May 08, 2010 7:19 am

Hi All

Been getting busy with paint

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Needs a bit more weathering yet though.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue May 18, 2010 7:12 am

Hi All

Further work on the London end of the station.

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This is the view from platform 8

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Class 304 emu to give a little perpective on things!

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu May 20, 2010 7:24 am

Hi All

Another milestone! The fiddle yard (in its current 52 foot long guise) is actually made up of 4 9 road yards of 20-25 feet long each. (approx 800ft of storage!) This means we need a set of crossings in the middle.

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Tim has put in a sterling effort of late to get these laid which means for the moment the track in the fiddle yard is all down. Phil has been wiring like a good un too. Great stuff chaps.

pic © Tim Horn

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Andy W » Thu May 20, 2010 1:02 pm

Amazing!
Make Worcestershire great again.
Build a wall along the Herefordshire border and make them pay for it.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat May 29, 2010 7:27 am

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Ok whats all this then? This picture was taken just after 87009 (naturally) became the first loco to run from one end of the station to the other under its own power. :D

My car port acts like a big soft box so I took a pic of the walls and hut I have been working on recently

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Back in August 2008 the layout looked like this

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This is how it looks now

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Peak and coaches for scale - to save you counting the peak has 12 on.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Rustyrail » Sat May 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Fantastic as usual Jim...

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:19 pm

Hi All

Theres not a huge amount of opportunity to model rough ground on the layout but there is a small patch on top of the wall at the London end. Having never modelled this sort of stuff before the following was sort of winging it and ultimately might not have worked but I thought I would invite you along on the journey to see how I went.

Starting of with some fortunate timing a thread on another forum led to the work of Emannuel Nouailler. I was intrigued by the way he uses foam board for the texture of his buildings and wondered if it was something I could adapt for rough ground.

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This picture shows my piece of foamboard cut to shape with the top layer removed. By working fairly roughly and tearing at the surface you get a very uneven texture, rubbish for Emannuel's buildings but great for this application.

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A quick coat of 'espresso' emulsion and already I think it has potential - its a bit flat, colourwise, though

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By waiting for the emulsion to dry (actually 24 hours) I then wet the surface and worked in black, white and a bit of yellow artists acrylic with a stiff brush to give the surface colour a bit of variety.

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Once that was dry I collected some dust from the drive (sweep a clean area) and gave the surface a coat of Klear before sprinkling the dust onto the surface. I also sprinkled on a little bit of fine ballast while I was at it.

A spot of greenery. Woodlands scenics and noch doing the honors

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While I quite enjoyed getting agricultural it didn't grabbed me like a good building does. I think theres little danger of me wanting to do a 'pretty' BLT layout.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Stephen F » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:23 pm

City boy :)

Full of admiration here. (But where do you keep it? You must have a warehouse, or you sleep on the kitchen floor...)

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Re: New Street progress

Postby dcockling » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:54 pm

jim s-w wrote: I think there's little danger of me wanting to do a 'pretty' BLT layout.


Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato? :shock:

Great stuff Jim, even the bits you don't like doing are quite superb. I was so sorry I couldn't get to DEMU Showcase last weekend.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Andy W » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:15 am

Great stuff Jim. The greenery on top of that wall would be "open country" to a Brummie!
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:19 pm

Hi Danny

Its not that I didnt like doing it it was all just a bit (erm) mindless really. slop glue about and stick stuff on in a random but like the photo kind of way. I am pleased with the result, dont get me wrong) but the feeling of achievement isnt the same as with a building.

Kind of a good job really hu?

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:27 pm

Hi All

You may have heard me going on about Plasticote Suede textured paint for representing concrete?

Well, heres how it looks up close.

Its not until you weather it that it starts to come alive.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:54 pm

Hi All

Time for a quickie project - a simple bus stop! Well it started out that way. Most bus stops have been replaced in recent times however Stourbridge bus station is still on the to do list and has the same type as used in the 80's. Armed with a camera and a tape measure a quick survey was done and after an evening with the soldering iron and some scraps of plastic this was the result

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Another evening and just a spot of weathering and its done!

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby JackBlack » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:59 am

Looks great. Don't forget to put some litter on the roof!

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:05 pm

Indeed JackBlack

To draw a line under this one I have now weathered the shelter and painted some of the windows with Revel clear yellow. A simple drinks can on the roof and this one is finished. I must admit its been a great little project!

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby dcockling » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi Jim,

Wonderful as always, you just need some fag buts and chewing gum on your pavement :D

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:22 am

dcockling wrote:
you just need some fag buts and chewing gum on your pavement :D



Yeah but just paint or something more 3d for the fag butts? :?

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby johnp » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:09 pm

Jim,

What did you use for the glass?
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John

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:11 pm

Hi John

The windows are the perspex from a model bus box, I managed to get superglue frosting on some of them so they were coated in Klear floor polish. When this was dry I used revel clear yellow on some of the windows to represent older panes.

HTH

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby LesGros » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:59 pm

Very nice work Jim,
An inspiration to us lesser abled mortals. :)
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