Steve Bennett wrote:
I really like the thick stone walls of the barn
I wanted a model based on a proper thickness so I built the shell out of 12mm chipboard, should last underworld wrote:
I Gnow you're on a time limit, but when you've completed it, can you show your technique for the stonework ???
I sure will, if I remember to photograph it, when I get around to it Si wrote:
Nice so far - you seem to have done in one day what usually takes me a month (or two months if I stop to photograph it)!
I know what you mean, this layout has jumped the queue of 6 layouts I'm finishing off, building or planning
The only advice I have is don't think about it, wait until the last moment and sheer panic will provide the incentive Si also wrote:
Is the engine body a kit or scratch built?
It is a Smallbrook Columbine
ordered on a Saturday, posted on a Monday and received on a Tuesday
The only change I've made is to wrap the tanks in a layer of thin plasticard.Glen A wrote:
Nice job on the ballast Jon.
A natural clay and dirt look rather than the shingle look I seem to end up with.
It's because I don't use ballast
It is granite dust, about 5mm down to, well, dust. Over here we often use it to make the mortar which manhole channels are lined in so the whatever doesn't erode it. Yep you guessed it, work donated it. I got about 40kg so expect to see it on more of my layouts in the future Glen A also wrote:
Are you planning to add a roof, or leave it as is so you can see inside?
Originally I was planning to put a roof on but leave the doors open so you could see the interior and the trusses of which I have modelled most, but as time is short I am planning to model closed doors and probably a temporary roof. But if I don't have enough time for even than then I'll probably just sling some debris in it