jakesdad13
I started building this a few years ago to use up a "very useful" piece of mdf. Approx' 3ft x 9in it was never going to be a magnum opus. It was intended to hone my modelling skills as my other O gauge layout is a lot larger and is taking longer to complete. Hopefully this will be completed sooner.
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Bridge sides are resin castings out of the reject box on the Skytrex stand. Easily sorted by putting them in hot water and straightening them with a straight edge. IMG_0697.jpg 
More photos later.

Cheer's, Pete. 
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Bunkerbarge
Welcome to the forum.  Good to see someone's first post is a layout build, excellent job.  A great idea to use a test piece like that to try things out on before committing to a full size layout.
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Julian
Welcome - love the sandwich.  I wasn't aware you could do that with resin castings, thank you.

Julian
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Bunkerbarge
Julian wrote:
Welcome - love the sandwich.  I wasn't aware you could do that with resin castings, thank you.

Julian


A hairdryer or a heat shrink gun also work.
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
Bunkerbarge wrote:


A hairdryer or a heat shrink gun also work.


I have a Bosch 1400watt unit near my left elbow as l type, in the top drawer of my equipment unit.
it's surprising how a quick waft can aid glue, paint, etc.besides straightening or bending plastic.
it may seem a bit heavy, but l am yet to ruin anything with it.
More than one way to skin a cat ðŸ˜‰
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jakesdad13


I have a Bosch 1400watt unit near my left elbow as l type, in the top drawer of my equipment unit.
it's surprising how a quick waft can aid glue, paint, etc.besides straightening or bending plastic.
it may seem a bit heavy, but l am yet to ruin anything with it.

True but hot water is the recommended method most modellers use. If I mess it up I can re-do it, with a hot air gun if I c%&k it up, it's ruined. 
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jakesdad13
A couple more photos of progress.
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The buildings are a mix of download free kit and scratch built using Scalescene products scaled up from 4mm to 7mm scale. I will post up a topic on the builds in a different area.
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Cheer's, Pete.
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jakesdad13
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Beginnings of fencing and ground cover using rubberised horse hair with scatter.
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It was about this time things slowed right down, early 2017, I have some more photos but nothing really different to before. However, in the next couple of weeks I will be doing some work to improve it as I am booked with it to go to a "Hobbies and Interests" show for a couple of hours so I will post up with more photos as I get on.

Cheer's, Pete. 
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
jakesdad13 wrote:

True but hot water is the recommended method most modellers use. If I mess it up I can re-do it, with a hot air gun if I c%&k it up, it's ruined. 

😉
More than one way to skin a cat ðŸ˜‰
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jakesdad13
Coming along nicely now. More fencing made and installed plus static grass put down at the goods yard end.

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I have made a base for it with 100mm x 15mm pine. It's starting to get heavy now ðŸ˜ƒ
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I've also started on the backscene boards, once they're in place I will post up some photos. 
Thanks for looking!

Cheer's, Pete.





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Bunkerbarge
I like the fence, you can't beat making something in the same way as they would be made in real life.
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jakesdad13
Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been upside down lately and not much work beyond fitting the backscene boards to the plank.
Any way this is how it looks at the moment, I might not get much further until after the lock down, the boss has got me decorating so the shed is where all the house stuff has been put. Hopefully all should be back to normal soon!

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And here it is at the show and tell event. It went down very well, getting lots of interest including 2 more invites. Unfortunately thats gone down the pan now. ðŸ™.

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Thats it for now, please stay safe.

Cheers, Pete.  
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