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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2014 11:24 am
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Tim wrote--

Hi,

After almost a lifetime of HO, I have moved to 1:45 for the sake of my eyesight and doddery fingers.

Rather than abandon my core interest, I merely increased everything in size, this has forced a change of direction from main to branch line (nebenbahn) otherwise everything is reassuringly familiar.  

All this is possibly thanks to the entreprenerurial skills of Lenz Gmbh who have provided the basics for my chosen subject allowing me to continue scratchbuilding structures and scenery.

The subject is a small branchline in Oberfranken, the Ebermannstadt line provides much of the inspiration but it isn't a copy - I haven't got the space in the workshop, it is just 4,8x3m but the line is a continuous run with a rudimentary station on one side and a brewery complex on t'other (sorry, no beer vans)

The HO layout ran ten trains, the new 1:45 runs just four but this is more than enough as I am planning to build some rolling stock when I retire but in the meantime, I am building the layout.

Much of the weathering and diorama inspiration comes from military modelling circles rather than the railway community, the reason that I drifted into Freerails was a good prodding from Martin 'Odds' Field who suggested that I contribute as well as learn.

My blog is to be found here

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Howdy Tim and welcome to Freerails. I know that you will find a lot of interesting threads here, some of us are familiar with military modeling. I use many 1:35 military details in my railway modeling, in fact my entire layout is 1:35 scale.
Send photos and posts, we are waiting.

Woodie



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Tim,



I spent a couple hours at Tim's blog last night, and also at a few of the blogs that he has linked.

Saw some very fine modeling--No, it isn't the US Southwest, but those here who appreciate quality work will have a difficult time resisting the urge to look at ''just one more thing''. I certainly know that I did.

Our friends in the UK have a phase--''highly recomended''.

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Nice stuff. I like that platform building.



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The track plan is pretty simple, only four visible turnouts but that is fine as I only own four trains. The layout is really a large diorama that is built around a photo of a tiny halt called Veilbronn in Oberfranken, it wasn't much of a place, just a loop and a single siding but it holds a lot of happy memories.

If you click Veilbronn there is a link to the posts about building the diorama - enjoy.

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Good to see you here, Tim.
I told you they were a nice bunch.

Herb, in the UK we seem to be taking to blogs and kicking the forums into touch. Present company excepted, of course. I have made a couple of new friends by reading blogs and linking through. Iain Robinson's blog is "highly recommended". That's how I found Tim!

Cheers,
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This is the only available photo of the station yard at Veilbronn, it was used for loading and storing timber. Out of sight, to the right of the train and hidden by the treeline was the station building.

Trying replicate this simple scene in the space available is going to be a challenge.



The white rectangle represents the base of the wooden building that once stood in the yard. To recreate the yard, a layer of Chinchilla Dust was sieved over wet PVA and then sanded after it was dry, the resulting imperfections are typical of a rural location. 

At the other end of the yard, stands the station building, apparantly on a flat surface however there is a platform and roadway.



The grey surface is Heki Asphalt dusted with a mixture of white/yellow powder paint to highlight imperfections and kill the uniformity of the colour. Later applications of grass and foliage will highlight the changes in surface height and soften the hard edges.

Tim H

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Very nice, precise work. Your structures are really fine...great workmanship! I know that you will be able to replicate the station yard in the space you have, judging from your other projects, you will have no problem.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate fine modeling and they let me post here even though nothing I do is fine.

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Aw, c'mon, Woodie. Everything you do is both fine AND dandy.

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Christmas can be boring - once the food and drink have gone, what else is there, not everyone has grandchildren and 'borrowing' a couple is not an option. Nothing but repeats on television but the shed offers sanctuary and somewhere to smoke that Romeo Y Julieta whilst doing something useful.

These are this year's Christmas treats - a loading ramp and the yard office, neither are completely finished as they need some weathering but they are nice.






The ramp uses a old toffee apple stick, as the rubbing timber. 

The photos remind me that I have a lot of scenic work to do in the next few days.

Tim

*Given to me by mum (1920-13)



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Shed looks good, Tim.
A bit of judicious weathering and it'll fit right in.

Cheers,
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