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 Posted: Thu Apr 18th, 2019 09:37 pm
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" I've got to renovate my layout room a fair bit "



Hi Daniel  :wave:



I hope things are going well with the new house.  :thumb:

Always a lot to do after moving.  :time::f:



Any shows coming up ?  L:



:)



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 Posted: Fri Apr 19th, 2019 09:38 am
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Hi Si.

Nothing for a while. I'm having some time off as the exhibition circuit can be very hectic work. :)

Still working on my layout room, though I did finally get a workbench installed. :)

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Hi Larry

Apologies I didn't see your reply.

Thanks for the kind words, and thank you for your offer of reference pictures,

those would be greatly appreciated. :)




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Some great work been happening there Daniel.
cheers
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 Posted: Sat Apr 20th, 2019 12:09 pm
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" I'm having some time off as the exhibition circuit can be very hectic work "



Hi Dan  :wave:



I can understand that ...

... polishing up the new pad comes first & takes a while to do.  :time:



Good that the summer is arriving, with good outdoor time for home DIY & RRs !



Still time for the oDd weathering job or two I guess.  :P





I am looking forward to seeing how you do the weathering on your ^^ Lionel girder-bridge.  L:

I have a couple of ol' Tri-ang ones, could do with a splash of paint here & there !  :P



:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:



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The layout room is finally tidied, and work has once again progressed on the layout.  :)

I've been struggling to upload photos to Freerails without breaking everything.

Fingers crossed this actually works...












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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 01:54 am
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Great, now that worked, I can explain a bit on what I've been up to.

So, the photos in the previous post show my newly cleaned up train room.
On the left is Piedmont Blues, such as it is at the moment.

I've been working on adding a backdrop to the layout, and have 2 built, painted and installed.
What I'm doing now is working on the backdrop buildings to go on them.

On the right is the shelf setup ready for a new HO scale layout project,
which will be shown here when there's anything to show, of course!

For now, the HO shelves are being used as a dumping ground for structures and such,
taken off of PB whilst I work on renovating and improving the layout.

Here's the first WIP background building,
made from the Clevermodels Central Camera kit modified into a background building.
I'm thinking this will end up as a vending machine factory.

This will go hand in hand with a new plan,
to switch around the industries on the layout now it's getting a full backdrop.

The Georgia Hardware building will be scrapped and recycled,
with the lumber yard currently at the back of the layout taking it's place at the front.

At the back of the layout we are planning on adding a Coca Cola bottling plant,
as I think that fits the Georgia setting pretty well.

So enough waffling from me, here's the backdrop flat I mentioned:







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With the Georgia Hardware building being scrapped,
there's a large amount of space at the front of the layout that will need to be renovated,
not to mention the large amount of space behind the sector plate,
that will now be fully visible now the view block provided by the structure is gone.

We made the decision to remove it for a number of reasons.
The building was looking a little tatty due to it being bumped during transportation to and from shows.
It has also been knocked off the front of the layout a couple of times by careless show-goers.
Finally, most folk at shows crane around or over it to see what's happening with the sector plate.
So we figured why not just have it on show?

At any rate, the building is gone, so I've been working on filling it's footprint.

One of the structures added in its place is a small depot building made from a papercraft kit,
I downloaded from a website somewhere I cannot remember where from!
It's based on a design by E L Moore,
and I've expanded on the kit to replace the paper platform with one from coffee stirrers,
and to try and add in a detailed interior.
I'm looking to add furniture and lighting to it, seeing as it will be right at the front of the layout.

:)

















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Very nice buildings Dan

and I'm looking forward to future developments.





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The depot looks great, love the classic color combination.


Also, I noticed that you appear to be a car guy.
 
I'm assuming that you are using 1/43 scale models for your classic cars (as do I on my On30 layout).
Are there certain brands that you have found to be better quality than others?

I ask because I have been disappointed by many that I have purchased,
and have not quite figured out which brands are accurate or detailed enough for our needs.

Looking forward to watching progress.

Duane




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