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Some detail was added to the platform sides. Don't ask me what these are supposed to be, I just make them to resemble what I have seen on the real thing!

 

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Next step is to weather them and they'll be ready for the layout.

 

I really like the cable detail on the platform wall. What did you use for the black cable. Looking good

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I think the edge of the platforms are white and the more modern edges have small indents for the visually impaired. open to correction if i am wrong.

Nice work by the way and i like the cable detail.

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Looks fabulous keep up the good work. :-bd

 

As far as the white line is concerned, it was usually quite thin 100 - a 1.3mm strip at 00. The most common approach was to lay 600mm concrete paving or granite slabs as the platform edge, and tarmac/gravel up to it and paint the platform edge white. Later on when the yellow line was introduced it was set back behind the concrete, using a road marking roller to paint the yellow line, again 100mm wide.

 

Ashtown and Attymon Junction are the first that come to mind made entirely of brick as a platform side.Richie.

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Finally some progress!

 

Finished the retaining walls around the station platforms...

 

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The kiosk, sandwich stall, bike rack and footbridge were Xmas presents!

 

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The headshunt to the left of the platform is also my programming track which is wired through a DPDT switch.

 

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When the led on the buffer is lit the track is under main power and it goes out when the track is in programming mode.

 

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Looks brilliant! How did you do the walls? Love the programming track with the led.

 

The walls are 6mm mdf covered with brick paper that I downloaded for free from newrailwaymodellers.com, it looks a lot better when

weathered as you can see.

The brick courses on top are scored in 3mm foamboard painted grey with Halfords primer.

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Over the last few days I got the the rest of the freight yard ballasted. After the glue dried I toned it down with a thin black wash applied with an airbrush.

 

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As you can see in the pics I scratchbuilt a couple of sets of floodlights, these have leds fitted but I have'nt got round to adding a power bus yet.

Here's a better pic of them...

 

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I also fitted leds to the sight office in the backround.

 

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More scratchbuilding; a couple of simple ground levers for the points in the freight yard.

 

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Another view...

 

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All that's needed now is some grass/weeds to finish it off.

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