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Greystones Model Railway Layout.

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With the assistance of Eoin Murray, I have commenced a bench-top layout [out and back], loosely based on Greystones Station. This is the only part of the Dart which is an electrified and single track main, hence my interest. The photographs show work in progress.

I am indebted to Dave Lindfield for the construction of the baseboard.

 

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The Dart.

 

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The newly completed baseboard.

 

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Photocopied templates used to determine layout.

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Great start. Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

 

The MRSI had a layout of Greystones a few years ago which was impressive. I think it sadly no longer exists, however someone from the MRSI may have some photos of it ect which could be of use to you. :tumbsup:

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Hi

 

And so does the station design, here is closetmodeller's sketch of Greystones station hot off the scanner ready for CAD to make the templates to cut out the platforms and do the other stuff;-

 

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Eoin

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Great stuff. I've a particular interest in your project as I live in Greystones. I am going to do a new layout soon and I'm thinking of using part of the Bray/Greystones route in the layout, particularly the caves.

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Great stuff. I've a particular interest in your project as I live in Greystones. I am going to do a new layout soon and I'm thinking of using part of the Bray/Greystones route in the layout, particularly the caves.

 

Hi Ray

 

Bray Head layout would be a fascinating project, I've done some preliminary sketches of the like, very hard to scale down at OO gauge to fit in a home layout but would be amazing;-

 

You should consider the Modular Layout System for this;- http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/showthread.php/2465-Modular-OO-Layouts?p=37052&viewfull=1#post37052

 

Eoin

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Hi

 

We did our station site inspection today- of all gloomy days!

 

Here is closetmodeller carrying out the station platform tarmac survey- way, way off in the distance. There is a kind of old style black & white quality to this photo?

 

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The station building is very nice but suffers from inconsiderate placement of ducting, signs and all kinds of stuff, though necessary for the running of things but badly thought out!

 

A bit of maintenance wouldn't go a miss

 

Eoin

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Hi Eoin,

 

I don't have the room so I am thinking of copying a couple of the tunnels and part of Bray Head. With your DART that I ordered I think it would look amazing.

 

Hi Ray

 

Bray Head layout would be a fascinating project, I've done some preliminary sketches of the like, very hard to scale down at OO gauge to fit in a home layout but would be amazing;-

 

You should consider the Modular Layout System for this;- http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/showthread.php/2465-Modular-OO-Layouts?p=37052&viewfull=1#post37052

 

Eoin

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Hi All

 

Here are a few photos of progress, track is now down and points wired, though a few kinks to be sorted. The sod has been cut and the station platforms, the road bridge and the timber yard foundations are installed. There is a hold-up area behind the timber yard screen through the road bridge- that's the track on to Wicklow town!

 

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Eoin

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Looks great, the walls embankments and bridges ad a great dimension to the layout. Paudie the bridge, walls, platforms are all made from foam cut with a hot wire cutter. Eoin is a master at it.

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What material did you use to make the platforms, bridges and walling . Looks great. Is it available?

Paudie

 

Hi Paudie

 

As Dave says- it's foam- Woodies best- I use standard aero-board insulation for flat stuff like the platforms and building up under things, it comes in all thickness's up to 50mm. Then the pink stuff is polyester roof insulation, its very similar to art foam (the blue stuff) but half the price- its used for detail and structures, its much stronger and comes 60mm thick and it can be cut down to slivers of .5mm.

 

All cut with hot wire cutter on a board with a few straight edges, set-square, and paper templates from the drawings pinned to the foam.

 

Ventilation is a must when cutting and stay away from the Kingspan stuff- nasty black smoke!

 

I can post a picture of the set-up if you like

 

Eoin

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Hi Paudie

 

No need for plaster, unless you want, I usually use PVA or MDF sealer straight on the foam then undercoat and apply scenic. Where the model may get a bit of ware and tare one can use a hessian material with a few coats of PVA, it gives a very strong reinforced plastic finish to the surface.

 

Eoin

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Hi

 

Here is a small update on Closetmodeller's Greystones Layout, work has been progressing slowly but we are having fun;-

 

Track is finally down with the ballast now to be completed

Blue sky painted in and everything under-coated

Closetmodeller cut and mounted the preliminary drawing of the station building to get an idea

 

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Finally Closetmodeller's vintage steam loco!

 

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Eoin

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All cut with hot wire cutter on a board with a few straight edges, set-square, and paper templates from the drawings pinned to the foam.

I can post a picture of the set-up if you like

I'd be interested in that when you get a chance, Eoin

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Progress on Greystones Station scenics proceeds.

The model is very loosely based on Greystones. Obviously, much remains to be done. Wiring has been converted from analogue to digital control.

 

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The master modeler himself does the paintwork. Grassing and greenery are the next tasks.

 

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Beach being prepared for water and sanding.

 

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View to the South, showing road bridge and rock formations.

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Some additional work on developing scenics

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The sea shore grows

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foothpath through sand dunes

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141 sits on ramp to "timber yard". The blue item is a 3D printed IE buffer, placed on track for comparison purposes.

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Panoramic view of beach, etc.

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The trial 3D printed buffers. [i had only blue "ink"!]

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Cliff and bridge separating "timber yard" from storage area.

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