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Where did you get the Gaelic script font for the nameboard on the signal cabin? It's spot on - most modern Irish fonts are nothing like what the GSR used on those enamel signs.

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Lovely work, really looks like the real thing.

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Many thanks for kind comments every one. JHB-I found the Gaelic script by searching Google and found a site for Microsoft with a script  called Bunchlo GC .

Purely by guesswork I selected this as it looked correct for Bantry-it then appeared in my Excel spreadsheet list of fonts-how I achieved this I do not know

as I am not that clever with modern technology!

Have attached a couple more pics as I have now weathered the snack bar.hope I have not overdone it.

 

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Got it! But it won't download..... keeps going on about loading it into Dropbox, then nothing happens.....

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I have just had a look at the site but cannot remember how I transferred the Font to Excel-sorry

Have you tried the Fontspace site?- It looked a bit easier

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It tried to give me the option to "open in a spreadsheet"....

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7 hours ago, bantree said:

Have attached a couple more pics as I have now weathered the snack bar.hope I have not overdone it.

In truth, Bantree, you can never weather anything too much. Pavements, fenceposts, buildings, sheds, track, ground surfaces, locos and rolling stock in REAL life are ALWAYS weathered. Tha building looks fantastic.

Look at any layout that strikes you as especially realistic scenery-wise, or in respect of the trains running, and I'll guarantee you that weathering has been liberally applied to everything.

For those aspiring to accuracy, it's actually a much underrated aspect of our hobby, I think. 

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20 hours ago, bantree said:

Many thanks for kind comments every one. JHB-I found the Gaelic script by searching Google and found a site for Microsoft with a script  called Bunchlo GC .

Purely by guesswork I selected this as it looked correct for Bantry-it then appeared in my Excel spreadsheet list of fonts-how I achieved this I do not know

as I am not that clever with modern technology!

Have attached a couple more pics as I have now weathered the snack bar.hope I have not overdone it.

 

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Fabulous and by pure co-incidence remarkably like the little shop that used to open at Mountshannon beach swimming area on Lough Derg until just a few years ago.

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Bantry Engine Shed. Latest photos of progress.Doors not yet fitted also water filler hose.

Some weathering to be done also ladders,tank filler pipe and small lean to corrugated shed on side. 

D16 on loan from Stratford shed!!

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Lovely Shed Model, Bantree. The D16 displays the locomotive shed atmosphere perfectly in these images. keep up the good work.

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Great water - nice chain - lovely doors - will they shut over the track when all is in situ?

 

Smoke mark to follow?

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Thanks very much all.

Broithe-The doors should clear the track.I am debating at the moment how to attach them!

I may fix them in the open position as we have to remove all the buildings when we transport the layout.

Smoke above will be added when I weather the shed.

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46 minutes ago, bantree said:

Bantry Engine Shed. Latest photos of progress.Doors not yet fitted also water filler hose.

Some weathering to be done also ladders,tank filler pipe and small lean to corrugated shed on side. 

D16 on loan from Stratford shed!!

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Super building -  just need an Irish loco now to complete the scene! Great project.

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A stunning building, the water in the open tank is the icing on the cake for me. 

Paul

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7 minutes ago, PaulC said:

A stunning building, the water in the open tank is the icing on the cake for me. 

Paul

5 minutes ago, seanrail said:

Indeed PaulC. Water looks realistic on the mounted water tower.

 

I would be very careful to pick it up level, just in case.....

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Bantry Engine Shed

Some weathering applied,also smoke over doorway.Ladders and filler pipe added

Next task is to add small shed/hut on side

Bantry Shed 1950's photo courtesy Cork Library

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I think this little building is one of the best I've seen in years. Full of detail, imagination and realism. Looks just like a Bachmann kit. Class.

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The model making is perfect, the painting and weathering equally toned to perfection and the little details just make this an exquisite build. Far superior to any resin made example in my opinion. 

Will you be modelling the turntable in front of the shed at some point?

Paul

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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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I seen a great tutorial today on youTube where a guy modelled a turntable out of a 'lazy susan' centre piece. It looked fab.

Gave me lots of ideas..........

 

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Superb. Did you make the actual  tank out of plasticard or buy it? And if so, where, because I might like one like that!

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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.

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Latest pics of Bantry Shed-doors added and they actually open and close!

Hinges are fragile - hope they survive!

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Absolutely stunning work Bantree. The weathered look and battered bottoms to those doors is just brilliant. As for those hinges, a fine piece of detail most of us would probably overlook. What method did you use for them?

Paul

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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 

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I'm fascinated by that tatty weathered finish to the shed doors also...what way did you do it?

The buildings I'll be starting on soon will ideally look like that - somewhat "seen better days" look!

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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

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Sheer artistry. Older green paints tended to show a yellowy tint when weathered, as the yellow pigment they used lasted better than the blue. The little yellowish tints you have included perfectly illustrate paintwork that is well overdue a repaint = absolutely prototypically for the time. The danger in West Cork and other places seemed to be that once they DID get around to repainting it, closure was imminent!

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