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Where should I start.

I've never seen a scene with so much detail and realism.

I love the platform details, it's got everything, the kids at the vending machine, the signals look great.

The platform edging lines really look so neat.

now all we need is the trains.

Take a bow.

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What attention to detail, this layout just looks so realistic, both sets of photos with and without rolling stock really draw your attention to  the care and thought that has gone into this project. Very well done Rob, it's class looking.

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That's stunning Rob. Looks totally brilliant, love the details, it really captures the essence of Heuston right down to platforms, track well, fencing, signage, service gear, sheds, people microscenes, and the lighting makes it feel like the inside of Heuston. Love it. Enjoy.

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On 27/6/2021 at 4:25 PM, Rob said:

Some photos of layout named after a combination of my local, Heuston Station (for the passenger stock) & North Wall (for the freight).

Era is loosely based around 2005 - 2008 when you could still see Cravens, Mark 3's, 141 & 181 in operation, along side 071 and 201 class locos.

I took the photos after l removed the stock to clean the rails- rare to have nothing on it!

I don't have the expertise of most on here on the modelling front. l owe a huge amount to so many guys here who helped along the way.

It was kinda the dream even getting to this point and there is a long way to go but here's where l am today.



















That is one of the most outstanding pieces of modelling I've seen in a long time! Superb work indeed!

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19 hours ago, Rob said:


That looks like a real photo of a real Heuston just before it starts raining on a cold dark January day. Its so life like, I'm half expecting to see movement, like the man in the hi-vis gear, climb up into the cab of the scania. I can hear yard noises in my head and rail clank.

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On 15/8/2021 at 7:45 PM, jhb171achill said:

Your weathering is very subtle and very realistic. Details like the stains on the roofs of the Cravens really make it. Is it possible to see a close up of one of your Cravens to show this feature off?

I wanted to keep the weathering very subtle as rolling stock around Heuston by the mid 2000's seemed to be kept a lot cleaner than in the past.

Mark 3's at Heuston particularly always seemed to be reasonably clean & even the Cravens (while showing their age) were clean-ish generally, so l tried to replicate that here.

I have no skills myself at weathering- wouldn't risk it but l got these done a good few years ago.   

Strict instructions were not to go mad on the weathering given the 2005 - 2008 era l am trying to model!







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On 8/11/2021 at 7:36 PM, Rob said:

Cheers!  Most of all that weathering on the wagons, containers etc was thanks to Irrailways Weathering Services from @Dempsey here!

Have to get that @Dempsey fellow to fly down here and do some weathering.

A lot of weathering, actually.

@Rob, your layout is something else. Many of the photos look almost real.

You have a talent for making off-track spaces look realistic, not over-crowded with evey square cm home to something.

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