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Kevin Johnson
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Hi all

I’m planning another micro diorama build.
This will involve the same type of oak plinth I have used on previous builds.

The diorama will be themed around a distillery yard.
The plinth work surface is 9cms x 7cms.

My loco of choice will be the new tooled 'Ruston & Hornsby' loco by Hornby.
These little locos were prevalent within the distillery industry.

More to follow with pictures...


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The loco is 54mm, the Conflat that comes with it is 81mm

Did you mix up cms and inches maybe?



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I think Kevin is just going to use the loco ...  L:

... I bet he's got an idea for the 'flat' on another diorama !  :cool:





NICE !  :pimp: 

My favourite green & I've always had a soft spot for 'wasp stripes'.  :)


MILK ONLY ?  :f:  ;)  [toast]





235511 left Boultham Works on 24 August 1945,
ordered by Express Dairy Co. Ltd for shunting their bottling plant in Cricklewood,
the locomotive remaining there until 1954.

235511 was then transferred to Express Dairy's bottling plant at South Morden,
where it worked until the spring of 1972,
being replaced by a Hunslet Yardmaster 0-4-0.

In July 1972 235511 was sold to Esmond Lewis-Evans,
and moved to Ashford, at the South Eastern Steam Centre.

:old dude:

Sounds like they were well made & lasted a while.  :thumb:

I'm looking forward to seeing another of your cunning plans Kevin !  :P

I've figured it out BTW ...  :brill:

... Kevin's making a modular layout & is gonna join them all together !  :shocked:


3  1/2"  x  2  3/4" ... Now yer talkin'  :mex:

The concept alone has gotta be worth an advance of ...  ;)



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Helmut wrote:  
The loco is 54mm, the Conflat that comes with it is 81mm

Did you mix up cms and inches maybe?


Hi Helmut

You are correct about the sizes,

I plan to only use the loco on my micro diorama. 

:2t:


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Hi Si.

Thanks for your kind words and comments.

It’s a great idea about joining all the dioramas together.


I plan to only use the loco on this diorama,

but I’m planning a bit bigger diorama in the future,

with a running loco and wagon.

 :2t:


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Hi

Work started on the diorama a couple of days ago when the plinth arrived.

The stone wall sections have been built, painted and weathered.
Once this was complete I fixed them in place.

The OO gauge track has had its web removed, as it makes the track look more authentic.
The rails have been rusted, but I need to add sleeper grime to the sleepers tomorrow.

But for now a progress picture..





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Hi Kevin  :wave:


OK ... This is just a typical  :dope:  question, which I'm sure I'm known for.  ;)


What track are you using Kevin ?  ??? 

I assume it's the same, for all your dioramas ?  ???

Who cares ? ... There's only 7cm of it, I hear from the back of the class.  :old dude:

I do !  :P


I have a few OO track types here myself, like 'Hornby' & one of the many 'PECO' types ...

... but am not a OOer, so couldn't figure out what it is that easily.  L:


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Hi Si.

Thanks for your reply.

The track I use on all my dioramas is 00-gauge Peco Setrack code-100.

Hope this make things clearer.  :2t:

With these types of track you need to cut the web off so it looks more life like.


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Hi Kevin.

I purchased a Ruston & Hornsby 48DS some time ago,
as the motive power for a micro layout I built.

I must say I'm pretty impressed with it.

It runs nicely, with the right controller,
and goes through tight radius Peco points without the extra car wired in.

Something a 48DS would be prefect for, a micro diorama!

Regards, James





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Hi all  :wave:

While I wait for Admin. to change the name of my diorama build,
I thought I should explain, I have had a change in direction with this diorama.

The diorama is a little larger 136mm x 86mm, not by much though.  :shocked:

The diorama will have a trainspotting theme about it,
as I can remember watching steam locos and shunting rolling stock as a young boy,
and also my love of steam and coal, working as one.

More to follow soon.  :2t:


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Hi

While I wait for the plinth to arrive,
I started working building sections of the stone wall.


These have had a coat of grey paint ready to start weathering,
by using the dry brushing technique.

The lamp hut has been built and painted grey,
ready for some rusting and weathering.


Here is a progress picture..





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Hi  :wave:

The main colours have been added to the hut, stone walls and track.
Next will be to add some weathering powder to each of the items.

But for now some more progress pictures.  :2t:





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Here is another picture.





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And one more.





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Hi

I have uploaded a picture of the progress on my trainspotter diorama.





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Work is progressing nicely.

The gorse bushes around the back of the lamp hut have been added,
and I’m pleased with the way it’s looking.

:2t:

The ballasting has been toned down using weathering powders,
which has the desired affect.

The buffer stop has been made using track sleepers,
as I have seen this done in pictures and it adds to the affect I am looking for.

:2t:

So here is my latest progress picture..






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