Model Railway Pictures thread!

 
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Another dirty weekend!  Surprised

The newly-released Heljan class 128 parcels DMU has arrived and been weathered:





A subtler approach taken on a class 47 "duff" which would go through the carriage washer attached to its train most days





And a work-stained Dapol class 22 brings a parcels train down past Darras 'box with a skirt panel missing and the radiator clearly spilling and causing trouble.

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  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

B75 Heads an UP Goods:

  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

B Class waiting for clear road:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skDffmDuXto
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi all, just adding some photos of my layout as requested on another thread.While my layout is coming up for its fourth birthday it is a loooong way from being complete (when are they ever complete?). It covers parts of the main south line between Adelaide to Victor Harbor and starts in Adelaide Station



3 main lines progresses past the step down at Mile End and a very abreviated goods siding



Through Goodwood where one track starts the climb to Victor, the other two lines form a loop that travels through Eden Hills and Blackwood.










The Line to Victor travels through Strath with loco at the oposite end of the yard to fit the layout





On to Finniss



and through the newest section of Pt Elliott and Victor Harbor, and to the fiddle yard beyond





  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Looks great so far, well done! Very Happy

Wolfpac
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
matc66 - looks great!

How did you do the walls on Blackwood station and the quioning?  When I last measured it the bevels were about 1" deep which is a little annoying in HO yet they're a pretty recognizable feature.  Can't see from your photo whether you modeled them or not, but looks good from this distance.
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Amazing layout matc66, I'm a little home sick now! Lots of great scenes, I like Blackwood and Finniss in particular.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Going to be excellent when finished, indeed it is excellent now, mattc66!
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

How did you do the walls on Blackwood station and the quioning? When I last measured it the bevels were about 1" deep which is a little annoying in HO yet they're a pretty recognizable feature. Can't see from your photo whether you modeled them or not, but looks good from this distance.
SAR523

The vast majority of my buildings use the cardboard sold as border material in picture framing. It is available from stationary shops and is usually around $6 for a large sheet (approximately 900 x 600 mm at a guess). If you are lucky the store may have sheets with slight damage that you might be able to buy cheap. I like them as they are 1.2mm thick so they are still relatively easy to cut. The bonus is this thickness is appriximately the same as a course of bricks. The other good thing is they are white on one side and coloured on the other. This means no need for paint before you clad over them and you can get away with not painting the interior either. The downside is I usually double the thickness around all doors and windows so i can get the depth of these right.

For the stonework I found some comercially available printed card that was a colour that I thought looked right. I didn't use the card but did scan it and print onto standard sheets of A4 paper which I simply glue to the structure. This way I don't add substantially to the thickness of the structure. The only problem here is the printer inks don't appear to be colorfast so beware if the building is going to be in a spot where it gets natural light as it may fade badly. The commercially available products don't appear to have this problem (or at least the fading is no where near as bad).

For the foundations I used the same card used for the wall construction laminated straight over the top of the existing structure and stone cladding. This makes the stone cladding of the building quite easy as it can overlap the bottom of the structure and be trimmed up when the glue dries rather than try to but it up to the foundation.  If the foundation is concrete (like Blackwood) I will paint it using something like Floquil aged concrete. If it is brick I will use Metcalfe card. If the building also has brick quoins I will also cut them from Metcalfe card.

Now to the quoining on Blackwood, I have modelled it but don't have a good picture on file. From memory I had some good carboard that was around 0.4mm thick. When I say 'good' it looked similar to the card used in manila folders but it was more rigid. I know this is vague and probably not that helpful. An alternative may be to use cardboard from food packaging such as cereal boxes. I then marked out all the grooves required for all the quoins across the remains of the box. This gave me the best chance to get everything parrallel and aligned and ensured every corner of the building would look the same (if one was wrong they were all going to be wrong). Then I took to the cardboard with a triangular file to cut all the grooves across all the coins. Only then did I cut them out of the sheet. Patience (and maybe the use of a straight edge) may be required to file these lines straight.

You might be thinking that filing the cardboard is just going to make a mess and you would be partially correct. The cardboard does 'fuzz up' a bit when being hit with the file but this will only be the grooves being filed. From this point I would glue them (the quoins) to the building and paint (once the glue is dried). The trick is once the paint is dried you should be able to give the quoins a light file/sand (I use the triangular file again to try and keep the edges sharp) and any fuzz that might have occurred can be cleaned up as it is now hard from the paint. this may need to be repeated to get a really sharp result.

If uncertain, trial this before risking it on something important. The alternative is to use your scalpal on an angle to trim the grooves into the cardboard quoins but  it is very easy to cut straight though cardboard this thin, and it can also produce inconsistent results.

I hope this is of some help.

Cheers
Matt
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner
  SARenthusiast Station Staff

New to this, here are some pictures from my SAR themed Layout.
  LochRannoch Junior Train Controller

I spent last weekend operating the UK version of Broadford in Derby, not my Layout (but some of my stock).









Enjoy!

Al.
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

I spent last weekend operating the UK version of Broadford in Derby, not my Layout (but some of my stock).









Enjoy!

Al.
"LochRannoch"


Great shots and that XPT set in the back looks mighty good....really looking forward to the Auscision release next year.
  ANDL36Y Train Controller

New to this, here are some pictures from my SAR themed Layout.
SARenthusiast
I like the feel of your layout SARenthusiast and the Instagram effect adds a bit of nostalgia to proceedings.

Good work. Smile
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
A photo of my completed exhibition layout making its debut this weekend in Perth

  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Been a while since I posted in this thread, but have some N scale stuff...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQGc6fgeJI&feature=youtu.be
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Cold morning:



Warm day:

  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
A photo of my completed exhibition layout making its debut this weekend in Perth

ALCO4401

Nice layout ALCO4401! I especially like the backscene. It's evident that a lot of craftsmanship and time has gone into it. You didn't want to model the level crossing between the stockyard and goods siding at Tarana though? Razz

Good luck with the exhibition!

Cheers,

Ben
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Nice layout ALCO4401! I especially like the backscene. It's evident that a lot of craftsmanship and time has gone into it. You didn't want to model the level crossing between the stockyard and goods siding at Tarana though? Razz

Good luck with the exhibition!

Cheers,

Ben
Indefatigable
Ben,
Thanks for your comments, unfortunately I run out of time to do so, but might be able to something once the show is over and the layout has been put back in its place. We have a couple of wiring issues to sort out which showed up today, so plan on turning it on its back to rem
remediate before setting back up.

Cheers
  HWYRNR1984 Station Staff

Location: Chasing a white line somewhere...
After a 350km move and a couple of months in mothballs I'm finally geting the layout up and running. Services haven't yet resumed as I'm concentrating on completing a few structure and scenery tasks, the stockyard and platform facing being two I have completed in the last week or so. Also fitting new shunters steps and handbrakes to the goods fleet, tarps on open wagons, etc. Hope you enjoy, any questions feel free to ask or PM me.
Steve.
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  troy310589 Station Master

Location: Adelaide Hills!
I have put some photos up of my New Austrains DL class, lovely looking model, I'm very pleased with it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77396455@N06/9004232436/
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Hey guys,
I have updated my blog site with some photo's from the Perth show. Enjoy

http://didubringabeerbak.blogspot.com.au/
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
One man and his dog - sorry - gronk.

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