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#1 Posted : 17 November 2018 18:29:53

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Hi all my daughter and son wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas ( they knew it would be model related) 

So I thought long and hard about what to ask for, i wanted something different and I've come up with a dio which could go on for years or finish fairly quickly depending on how I feel it's going.

I lost my dad this yr and one of the things which stands out in my mind (apart from the tall ships and ive had enough of those for now) (ive got 3 stalled tall ship builds 1 unstarted and the Bismarck and KGV on the go) anyway i digress was helping him with his railway layout (which at the time was huge he even built boxes which went round the garden and back in the house, all with removable lids to deal with derailment and such.

Anyway we live near the Colne Valley Railway so I thought I would relive some of my childhood and build a railyard dio of trains in various stages of repair. I figure this to be an enthusiast who is just interested in steam so it will have rolling stock and trains from all over the world. There had a lot of 1/87 - 1/72 Steam train and rolling stock kits availiable so no loss of choice.

I'm looking forward to this, i see it as a loooooooooooong term build (with really no end result in mind) as long as I think of ideas I can just keep adding to it (who knows maybe I will even add some working trains) anyway I have bought a model to start it all off.

The first thing any steam train museum needs is a station 



Last time I built a card board rail building I was in my teens, my brother was a glint in my dad's eyes and discos were the new place to be.

This contains laser cut parts, lasers were things of science fiction movies in those days.

I'm open to all ideas and recommendations of kits and buildings (keep in mind this is a side line build so no expensive kits as my main money for modelling will go for my main modelling)
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#2 Posted : 17 November 2018 22:48:48

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Sounds like a great project KenBigGrin look forward to seeing it progress. I like the Metcalfe range of kits and they do go together really well and are a good price.

Al
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#3 Posted : 19 November 2018 14:40:54

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Sounds like a great plan Ken! Will be following. The Metcalfe kits are superb too.

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#4 Posted : 19 November 2018 15:09:38

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Good luck with this one Ken,I have dreamed of a layout like this sounds so I will be looking in.

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#5 Posted : 20 November 2018 22:06:45

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Thanks guys
Made a start on the card model





They are incredibly strong considering they are only cardboard.

How do you weather these card models?
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#6 Posted : 20 November 2018 23:43:29

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This'll be interesting to follow, great start Ken....Cool Cool

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Hi all next update



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#8 Posted : 23 November 2018 15:31:51

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Great update KenCool are you going to add some lighting to the buildings?

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#9 Posted : 23 November 2018 18:32:01

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Hadn't thought of it but yes maybe
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Hi all more progress on the station, also my brother kindly donated some of his stuff and track (any ideas on how to straighten the bent card ) he also donated my first train. I will be using this as the first fully restored train on the dio.






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#11 Posted : 02 December 2018 17:35:43

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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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#12 Posted : 11 February 2019 21:08:38

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Hi all my brother bought me this for my birthday I was really chuffed a rare find. (I know I said I was going to finish some of my stalled builds but this was calling me so loudly)


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Hi Ken!
I missed this one at the start last year but it's looking great so far!Cool As for weathering card models, I would suggest using some of the various powdered pigments, Carrs do a nice set of muddy colours which I used on my Messines diorama and there's others by Tamiya etc. For a sooty grimy weathering you could try simple ground up charcoal (I found that charcoal doesn't 'cling' to card as well as the more expensive powders though).
If the bent card is still in sheet form you could try a fine mist of water to dampen it and then flatten it out under heavy books or melamine, if its already incorporated into the model possibly clamping it between a couple of wooden ships planks and re-gluing with pva might work. I've never tried it myself though!
This will look great as it comes together, best of luck!

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#14 Posted : 14 February 2019 19:24:21

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Thanks Robin.
I've started weathering it, in the dio it's going to be one in the process of being restored.

I feel I need to add some more rust but I'm not really wanting it to look really neglected I have a prairie in mind for that I feel at the moment it's not looking very realistic I'm wondering if that's just because it's not in a proper setting.





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Looking good KenBigGrin maybe leave it as is for now and later when you have it in situ make a decision then.

Al
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More work on the station building.





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Coming together very nicely Ken, going to be interesting to see how it all progresses....Cool Cool

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Nice looking building Ken

I made up some buildings a while ago for a friends layout. Not sure if you have ever come across the following company but they do a range of kits you download yourself and build.

https://scalescenes.com/

hope it all continues well.

Tony
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Looks good Tony, thanks.
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#20 Posted : 15 May 2019 20:26:20

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Hi all well the station is done(well without putting it on the setting) (the platform can't be done till then ) 





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