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 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 03:27 am
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Always got respect for those who build their own track. It's one of the many "fails" for me alongside soldering - I know practise makes perfect but somehow I just don't get it right!



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Oh, I'm awful at it Doug, but practice makes perfect, right?

I tried my hand at an old HO scale kit to make a Y switch on my last layout and that worked okay once I extended the catch/check rails.

I then tried to make a 3 way switch and royally buggered that up! In the end I ended up replacing the whole centre module of the layout to get rid of it! :D

I plan on hand building all the turnouts on my upcoming O scale layout, so I'll be buying in some track spikes and such and hand laying all the track too. I've already got all the rails and the ties, I just need to wait until my fellow modeller Ford finishes building the benchwork so we know exactly what space we have to work with.

So far, we've got a pair of 3'x2' boards made, and need to get two more done before we can go any further.



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This afternoon I've attacked the structures with weathering powders, and painted the stone foundation on the section house, though the camera makes it look a little more yellow than it is in reality.













The storage shed needs the door hinges and such adding on so it can be opened, and a detailed interior adding. Might take a little while to do that though, as I'm not sure what detail parts to go for yet.









Lots more work to do, but lots of time to do it! :D



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I have some bamboo coming from next door grows about 7' high with twigs on it about O scale 5' between joints and 3" or less in diameter



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Daniel Beresford wrote: I've attacked the structures with weathering powders














That's the problem with powders, is that sometimes fingerprints show up very well.
Otherwise, it looks great!



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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



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 Posted: Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 11:57 pm
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Well spotted Lee! I hadn't even noticed that. One more task on the to do list. :D



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Having worked in fingerprint ID


I doubt we could get a conviction on that. ;)


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That's a relief, I was worried my sordid past would catch up with me. :P



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Though I've been quiet on the progress front, progress HAS been made. I've not done much as I've been working on freight cars for my O scale layout, Piedmont Blues.

Still, I have managed to apply ground cover and get a basic coat of brown paint down over the top of it. Ignore the patch of white glue, I had to do some repairs as I knocked it and damaged some of the ground cover. D'oh!





The plan is to build up the ground cover and get that to a workable state before I start laying rail on the ties, that way I can get the details down right before I have the rails getting in the way! :D



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