Here are some photos of My new layout, built on top of the old one.
I even got a name for it ,MIDLAND GREAT CENTRAL JOINT RAILWAY.
The line is jointly operated by the Great Central and the LMS.
The line used to go further than Sherwood but in its freelance history closed the rest of the line..
The Station in the photos is called Sherwood Central. The photos show the trains I am using and the goods yard area.
One of my locos is the Bachmann/ Rail exclusive limited edition model of Class 57 57604 Pendennis Castle, she is the green diesel at Platform one with her lights on.
Other locos are 0-6-2 56 class 6606 and class 104 0-4-0 tank.
The line is still being built but I done the scenery first.
“Ever wondered how to make an Ariel or lightening conductor for free especially for those card buildings? Simple really.
just take a piece of the waste plastic rod from any model kit or you can buy the thin plastic rod (polystyrene rod works best).use a heat source and hold 1 ONE end of the rod and twirl. slowly around to heat around 25mm 1 inch from the other end till it starts to bend under its own weight then gently and slowly pull the ends apart until you have the length you require.
If you need a really thin piece just pull a little quicker – a longer one just keep pulling the ends stay soft longer than the middle so if you are careful you get a real long Ariel – lightening conductor or a number of them happy modeling
Here’s a tip for making screen for HO windows and doors.
Take a pair of your wife’s old panty hose, ask first. Cut them into 4, 6, or what ever size squares are easiest for you to work with. Take a piece of old ceiling tile, and cover it with wax paper. Stretch the hose out until it looks like scale screen, and thumb tack it down over the wax paper to hold it in position. I use India ink and alcohol to stain the hose black, but any stain will work so long as it does not dissolve the hose. India ink and alcohol doesn’t. Let the India ink and alcohol dry, then coat the screen with diluted white glue or matt medium. Let dry, remove from wax paper and cut your screens to size. This method looks very much like real screen when mounted on a scratch built window or door.
And seeing as Rob’s video explaining his layout went down so well, here’s another one:
Thanks to everyone – please do keep ’em coming.
Apologies to anyone who has sent in a mail and I’ve not got back to them. I do my best but I get too many to manage…