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I didn't get as much work done on the layout over the holidays as I hoped, but I managed to get a couple of signals from studio scale models finished. There a really nice kit and full credit to Des for producing them. I tried to glue them to begin with but the glue didn't seem to like the brass too much so I ended up soldering them. Its the first kit that I've soldered together and after a small bit of trial and error and some choice words I got the hang of it. I'll be definitely getting some more of these.

 

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Lovely job Scaha!!! Great to see the rodding with the counterweights and you've done a sweet job on the spectacles. Love the way the light is shining through the lenses.

 

May I use them on the website, full credit etc.?

Very nice. Like these and want a bunch of these eventually. Can these be automated with a point motor from under the baseboard? Any experience anyone?

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Lovely job Scaha!!! Great to see the rodding with the counterweights and you've done a sweet job on the spectacles. Love the way the light is shining through the lenses.

 

May I use them on the website, full credit etc.?

 

Thanks Des, I used plastic colour gels instead of the decals for the lenses, a bit of delicate cutting involved but they came out ok. No problem if you want to use them on the web site.

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Mucho Thanks for that. Cutting up gel?? Very fiddley I don't doubt (that's why I include decals), but sweet result. Franky Gavin would be proud of you.

 

Dave,

They are designed to be functional and could work with a tortoise motor, but I have left just what mechanism to be used to the user.

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I bought a Peco turntable kit a couple of years ago with the hope of converting it to look somewhere in the ballpark of the turntable that was at Kent station Cork. Its very over scaled and a bit toy like but a good starting base for a bit of kit bashing.

The Kit!

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The support girders are the wrong shape so required a bit of chop and paiste.

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The turnatable well is far too deep so required building up the base. I also had to swop the over size wheels for something closer to the correct scale.

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I used card to build up the levels, and some old hornby set tract for the runner rails.

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Plastic card was used to create a sharper edge and pilliput to fill the gaps

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Fine modelling plaster was used to build up the levels and create a solid base.

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Evergreen angle and tube were used to create the hand rails.

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Fine ballast added.

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In situe in the next stage of my layout.

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A bit of weathering.

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Well done for not accepting what was available out of a box - a very nice job.

I'm afraid that having a Fleischmann motorised turntable from my German days, that's in the middle of Portadown  - I'll have a to try a d bit of surgery.

In fact, that's today's job - adjusting the Peco level crossing to approximate to the one that was at Richill.

Keep it up and stay well.

As David mentioned - good old Kernow have delivered to me during lockdown.

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18 hours ago, scahalane said:

imageproxy.php?img=&key=1c31239905d200ebimageproxy.php?img=&key=1c31239905d200ebimageproxy.php?img=&key=1c31239905d200ebI bought a Peco turntable kit a couple of years ago with the hope of converting it to look somewhere in the ballpark of the turntable that was at Kent station Cork. Its very over scaled and a bit toy like but a good starting base for a bit of kit bashing.

The Kit!

image.thumb.jpeg.619dfded3d3d9d39073acfe3c17ccca8.jpeg

The support girders are the wrong shape so required a bit of chop and paiste.

image.thumb.jpeg.58348eda53e26b96673dc2246898a66d.jpeg

The turnatable well is far too deep so required building up the base. I also had to swop the over size wheels for something closer to the correct scale.

image.thumb.jpeg.81b0bd290bc61c480d3874902cf9ccc8.jpeg

I used card to build up the levels, and some old hornby set tract for the runner rails.

imageproxy.php?img=&key=1c31239905d200ebimage.thumb.jpeg.adca572a6d922c9460c417f4223e0a97.jpegv

Plastic card was used to create a sharper edge and pilliput to fill the gaps

image.thumb.jpeg.ac20096999c7fa9d1cbd91edb48ac31f.jpeg

Fine modelling plaster was used to build up the levels and create a solid base.

image.thumb.jpeg.6a7c0f1de96faf044b6bd9ba9e1c65f3.jpeg

Evergreen angle and tube were used to create the hand rails.

image.thumb.jpeg.10d320af8d97189553760a4ae85dc4e4.jpeg

Fine ballast added.

image.thumb.jpeg.1fe154433e322b208b7dbff97163c3ab.jpeg

In situe in the next stage of my layout.

image.thumb.jpeg.ebdec157e4c97e558dbf47104cdf26cd.jpeg

A bit of weathering.

image.thumb.jpeg.7f9c08791847d6e3425a1bd38f591300.jpeg

image.thumb.jpeg.1cdd92f297a7b18563dd89754b4838ce.jpeg

Looks great. What did you do to put the inevitable gunk and gravel in the pit? Looks very much the part, and prompts me to think of posting a pic of a pristine grey loco tomorrow, just out of the paint shop at Inchicore.......must have a look!

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