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The lower double track section of the upper scenic level has been extended around the western end of the shed.  The curves were spaced to permit the Rapido APT-E and Oxford Railgun to pass on opposite tracks without clashing.*

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We have had made a loco running-in/testing station to our own design in laser cut plywood.

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Darius

 

* As happened more frequently than you think in real life.  Not a lot of people know that…

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Started with these:-

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Single and double tunnel portals combined.

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These were cheap portals sourced on eBay and made from some flexible pvc/polyethylene material that was impervious to plastic magic, cyano and butanone (MEK).  5 minute epoxy worked though.

I used offcuts from the “removed” wing wall to make the wall joining the two portals.  The whole was sprayed with grey primer and then a dilute wash of track colour and black.

Cheers

Darius

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More ballasting today - the lift-out section above the helix - and some buffer stops.

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The buffer stops need a spot of weathering to tone down the “redness” and the track needs to be dirtier.

Cheers

Darius

 

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Refuelling point canopy under construction using Plastruct I section and 1mm/0.5mm plasticard sheet.

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Now waiting for channel section purlins and corrugated metal sheeting to arrive.

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Darius

 

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Back in the shed…

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The model canopy structure is removable and the fuel pumping equipment and drums are just temporarily placed for the photos.  
The whole trackbed and hardstanding  area still needs the oily gunk weathered treatment.

Cheers

Darius

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Lower scenic level extension to the other side of the shed commenced.
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Most of this section will be in “tunnel” beneath the upper scenic level so the code 75 bullhead track transitions to code 100 using Peco transition track pieces.  The code 75 bullhead rail connects ok to the “regular” Peco code 75 rail of the transition track piece using standard code 75 rail joiners.

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Cheers

Darius

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Progress this week on a scenic infill for the SW corner of the shed.

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The polystyrene slabs were packing from some self-assembly steel cabinets that I acquired for the garage a couple of years ago.

The plan is to have rows of terraced houses (Scalescenes) with a slight gradient up to the right-angled corner.

Cheers

Darius

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Terrific stuff @Darius43, I feel envious of forum members, like yourself, who have such huge spaces to model and Middlemark is going to be seriously impressive. I also love all the models you churn out at a tremendous pace, especially all the Norn Irish stuff. Can I just ask where you sourced that corrugated metal sheeting for the refuelling point as it looks exactly what I am looking for for my canopy at Larne Harbour Station.

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