New Street progress

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jim s-w
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed May 16, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi All

Added a few more piccies to my site - heres a taster.

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quite like this angle - must try it again with something else.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby randallb » Thu May 17, 2012 7:18 am

Look excellent - also really like (my old english teacher would be turning in her grave !! :D using this as a descriptive) the different colouration on the recently relaid ballasted track / rails....
Randall

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu May 17, 2012 9:59 pm

Thanks Randall

Hi All

I have had a couple of projects that need to be batch built recently. One of them is a batch of 31/4s (with a railfreight /0 thrown in) but for now I am going to make a start on a small (3 or 4) batch of class 86/2s

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The near one (glenfidditch) was done eons ago so I am adding it to the batch to bring it up to date. I hope I can blend the new blue bits in and just repaint the yellow ends. In the pic you can see I have added my etches and filled the bodyside holes. Interestingly Glenfidditch had lost one of its lower handrails at this end only so I removed the wire one I had already added and filled the holes.

I plan to do another etch for the rest of the fleet that will correct the under height body side grills.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Wizard of the Moor » Fri May 18, 2012 6:13 pm

Looking good, Jim, but you might wanna run a spillchucker before etching the nameplates :D

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed May 23, 2012 10:35 pm

Yeah - sorry about that - Nameplates were from Jackson Evans I think

Added a few more piccies to my website - heres a preview

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed May 30, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi All

A line up of electric traction - these are all the classes that will appear on the layout

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My 81 started out as a trix model - there must be at least 50 years between these two!

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:54 pm

Hi All

The urge to do some track weathering has set in quite badly. Its not finished yet but while I had all the boards unpacked I have done my own google earth!

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I have added some more images to my site - below are a few tasters

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:07 pm

Excellant Jim; I particularly liked the "evening light" one.
Mark Tatlow

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:03 pm

Thanks Mark

Been doing a spot of weathering on my track.

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The sidings outside of the signal box - I use a base dusting of humbrol 29 (dark earth) and then a mix of gunmetal and black for the oily bits. The non running rails are chemically blackened with gun blue.

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close up of one of the double slips

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While I had the gunmetal/black mix in the airbrush I used a simple card mask and sprayed the fishplates as these are usually greasy.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby 45609 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:06 pm

Very nice track weathering Jim. Is the gunmetal in your mix the Humbrol Metalcote stuff or standard #53?

Cheers....Morgan

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Hi Morgan

It's the metalcote stuff. I tend to use the same colours for weathering stock, perhaps it's the illustrator in me that likes a limited pallet?

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby ClikC » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Inspirational work as always Jim!

As an aside, the Bachmann Stone-Faiveley. Would you run it under newstreet wires? Possibly with some modifications?

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Matt
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:53 am

Hi Matt

Once the head is fixed (it tilts the wrong way) then yes, it's nice and light

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:24 pm

Hi All

The arrival of the Bachy 85 has brought with it the realisation of just how small the Sommerfeldt Stone Faiverly pantograph is. So I have had a look at improving one and below is the result

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Working from the base, I have added a new frame around the old one (using carrs brown lable flux to solder them together) with Colin Craig insulators. The lower arm has been cut in half and extended 5mm with a piece of plastic tube. This helps to bulk it up too. A new control arm was made from 0.4mm wire. The upper arms were straightened at the ends and re-bent to make them 5mm longer. A new frame was made and soldered into place and a new control arm. The head has been thinned down, new horns added and a new mount for the control arm in the center where it should be.

Below are a couple of before and after pics.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi All

A few more blue leccies have rolled off the workbench this week

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:09 pm

Hi All

Its awkward photographing leccies on the layout when the overhead is years away but this one is not too bad

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sometimes pics that would be throw away in real life look quite good on a model - Heres 08610 with her nose just under the roof.

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I have updated my site with new pics too - some not posted on here

http://www.p4newstreet.com

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi All

The other day I stumbled across this

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Pic © midgpee and used with permission.

It was taken in 1987!

Actually this chap has uploaded loads of pictures of this sort of thing of various stations from the late 70's - the 90's and his Flickr account is well worth a look - see

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18578675@N02/with/6872327821/#photo_6872327821

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 pm

I have been doing a bit more at platform level - its starting to get cluttered!

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The esculators are the EFE ones.

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Close up of one of the staircases

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby TonyMont » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:17 am

Hi Jim,

Thank you for all your posts, they are inspirational. The last picture got me thinking, and so I went back to page one for a quick check but that made me think, that this is not where the story begins.

Is there an earlier thread which would tell us about your baseboard constuction and the reasons behind your choices, your track looks very level, something I think we all aim for. :thumb

Best regards,

Tony.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby ClikC » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:04 pm

TonyMont wrote:Hi Jim,

Thank you for all your posts, they are inspirational. The last picture got me thinking, and so I went back to page one for a quick check but that made me think, that this is not where the story begins.

Is there an earlier thread which would tell us about your baseboard constuction and the reasons behind your choices, your track looks very level, something I think we all aim for. :thumb

Best regards,

Tony.


IIRC Jim covered the baseboard stuff on old RMWeb (or old old RMWeb), which Doesn't seem to exist anymore. But Likewise I'd like a refresh if possoble Jim, cause I was looking for the imformation myself a week or so ago.

Regards

Matt
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jim s-w
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi both

There's a bit about baseboards here

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=77

Basically 6mm Scandinavian ply for the sides, sandwiched with 2x1 softwood. The tops are 9mm ply.

Hth

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:18 pm

Looking great Jim. One thing I've been meaning to ask - is NS your first foray into P4 or have you built other layouts previously?

John

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:33 pm

I have been modelling in p4 for about 22 years and have helped exhibit several layouts over that time but this is my first layout

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby TonyMont » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:52 pm

Hi Jim,

Thanks that sounds chunky enough, I have seen sandwich constuction before, but always thought it was a bit flimsy.

Tony.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi All

Found a nice pic of a peak under the roof on Flickr and decided to recreate it in the shed!

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While I was messing around with a bit of Hardboard as a temporary roof I quite liked the way this turned out

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Cheers

Jim


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