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  1. Port Cumtha - P4 21mm

    Excellent start-looking forward to following this.
  2. Two GNR(I) Buildings

    Just seen these-excellent work Patrick.You have certainly set a high standard for your layout.
  3. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    JHB Have taken photos of the same piece of timber at various stages of painting and weathering,all based on Martyn Welch's book 1 is obvious! 2 is painted with Sleeper Grime (in this case Railmatch) 3 is top coat added (Revell 64) but add your chosen colour! 4 is after rubbing with a carbon fibre brush 5 is after dry brushing and rubbing in with finger (Humbrol 64 Grey pus a touch of Humbrol 24 Yellow) 6 and 7 after weathering with powders (Greys and Dust colours-just add gradually and not too much) you will know when it looks right. 8 is an experiment -wood painted as per the book (mix of Humbrol 64,110,29 plus a touch of 33 and 53) After dry brush sparingly with Sleeper Grime.Hope this is useful.
  4. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    jhb Thanks Doors are made from strips of hardwood,cut to length,held with double sided Sellotape and stuck together with wood glue Once complete they are painted with Sleeper Grime paint and left to dry.Next coat (in my case) is CIE green ( Revell 364) When dry i distress with a carbon fibre brush so some of the grime shows through.Then weather with various shades of grey and black weathering powders. Sometimes I also dry brush with a mix of Humbrol Grey 64 and a touch of Yellow 24 (sparingly) I think the extra effect has been helped by some of the Sellotape left on the wood! I did rub it down but some has apparently stayed on(to good results!)Hope this helps
  5. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Paul Thanks for the kind comments If you click on the Marklin of Sweden site on You Tube and look at the Video on Plank Fences,right at the end it describes the method to make the hinges. Hope it helps
  6. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Latest pics of Bantry Shed-doors added and they actually open and close! Hinges are fragile - hope they survive!
  7. Patricks Layout

    That signal cabin looks a winner
  8. Galgorm Hall

    Nicely laid out Paul-should be a great project.
  9. Clogher Valley Project

    Superb buildings David.Looking like the real thing.
  10. Tara Junction.

    That's a very grave comment !
  11. Tara Junction.

    After the punch- up friendships will be set in stone
  12. Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    Well done David- nice plaque.I can see I will need to be extremely careful when I assist at Lincoln!!
  13. Tara Junction.

    I agree.Plenty to see and lots of action.Great layout.
  14. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Many thanks again for replies GNRi1959-Great idea for the turntable-will chat to Mick84c at Club tomorrow night JHB and GNRi1959 The tank is made from Wills Vari Girder parts glued to a Plastikard base. It is then primed with Halfords Grey Primer and then sprayed with Humbrol Tank Grey Acrylic (67) Then it is weathered to what ever condition you require. The water is a piece of clear Bayer 60 thou plastic sheet painted underneath with a mix of AK Interactive Slimy Grime Dark and Streaking Grime.It is then glued to four pieces of Evergreen Square Plastic (One at each corner) at what ever depth you need. The surface is then coated with 2 to 3 coats of Micro Kristal Klear (Others are available!).Leave 24 hrs approx between coats. The number of coats may vary depending on personal taste.You will know when its right because it will look right! The water control device is made from odd bits from the spares box. Hope this helps.
  15. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Thanks again for the kind remarks folks, We are going to model the turntable Paul-we have one at the club we will adapt. Will keep updating as work progresses

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