I love looking at all your subscribers tips & layouts, so I thought it was time I showed mine. Like a lot of modellers, I hark back to what I remember as a young teenager, going to school by train and hanging around loco sheds.
Located in a converted garage 17’x 7′ 6″ which has been doubled glazed and insulated my layout is based on a fictitious town called Bryncoch which means red hill in English. Actually it’s the name of the village I lived in as a child.
Inside the tunnel is a point & one track holds an auto train & the other an ex GWR diesel railcar, neither has to turn to run back. I try to make as much as I can, finding the most mundane objects are so expensive. it will never be finished, as I find running the trains less interesting than making things. I hope you get these 3 e mails ok and
If you require any more info or pics please let me know.
Bye for now
“Try this out for corrugated roofing…
Buy some nylon hair combs with narrow spaces between the teeth. You’ll want combs with fairly stiff teeth, and you may have to experiment and perhaps cut them shorter than “as purchased” to get the correct stiffness. Forcefully drag the comb’s teeth over heavyweight aluminum sheet placed on a somewhat soft base. You’ll end up with embossed corrugations in the aluminum sheet resembling HO scale corrugated sheet metal. If you use lightweight kitchen aluminum foil, the piece you produce may be a bit delicate and may tear when dragging the comb over it, so use heavier household or commercial grade aluminum foil to get the results you want. Once you have the look you want, you’ll most likely need to air brush the pieces various colors to remove the polished aluminum surface and to give the look you want. The finished pieces can then be glued to what ever structure you have and carefully formed over many angled or curved surfaces.
Hope this works for you.
Thanks to Dave and Alan.
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