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Hi
Now the nice weather is about I took the opertunity to build myself a practice baseboard. I'll use it to practise laying track, electrics, scenery etc. For my first go I decided that Id model a diesel depot, it isnt based on anywhere in particular.
The base board is 24" wide by 48" long 9mm marine ply braced using 2x1 plained softwood timbers. Glued and screwed.
The track is Peco code 75 streamline and the points are code 75 streamline electrofrog, The point motors are Hornby located beneath the baseboard, control is via Hornby select for points, Hornby Elite for locos.
The building is a Hornby Diesel maintanance depot (R8006) which I am detailing. So far Ive clad the bottom or the building in wills red brick. Ive now to detail the rest of the building. The oil storage tanks are Hornby scaledale.
Here are a few photos to give you an idea of progress.









Hope you like it so far, comments and advice greatly appreciated!
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Hi Andy
Not the supplied ones. But Im going to look out for some that can, maybe eckron do a kit. I have a vague recolection of seeing some viessmann ones on a stall at a railway show. I went back to buy them later in the day and they had gone!

I was going to clad the bottom inside of the building with wills red brick but there are some mouldings that would make this very difficult. SO I think I might paint it in yellow, does this sound right? Also the rest of the building exterior will be painted in conctete and then weathered to suit.
Cheers for looking.
Steve
 

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Re lights,
I too have made my own street lights in the past for a now sold scalextric track, but havnt attempted anything like that in 1:76 scale.



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Hi Dave,
You would have been most welcome to have come and played. It was sold around 3 yrs ago, took about a year to build and detail, most of the trees, the hedges signs and lights were made by me. And I detailed a Hornby garage into a catering concession, see below.

Steve
 
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