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Alan the the new section has come together very well indeed with the Wall ,station and the part with the back scene. Enjoyed the little video. Can we see a video of all your layout now or is that not possible. Babs
 

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Hi all,
Thanks for your comments
Babs, its still very much a work in progress, but here's where I am at the moment. Starting on the left of the original layout, panning left, past Waldbrunn station, then up to bring Zindelstein station into view before moving back to the right at higher level. Over the bridge that spans the loft access ,then around past the castle ruins and the new Scharzburg station before continuing along and round back to the left of the original layout, that you may remember had the round house and turntable on a small extension board in that corner. I still have to relocate the turntable and round house loco shed, along with a whole list of jobs to do


http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed//Z75J_gzDvFs?rel=0

In the recess of the wall behind the Bayerische Gattung G5/5 loco in this video, I intend to have some form of industry or goods handling facility, that the trackwork will run past, joining into the main lines and another small branch line still to be finalized.
The old town walls are not in their final locations and a have a couple more sections and towers to build.
I have discovered this item

Again, final positioning and shaping to be done, but it is just the right size to cross the open level crossings and is a good colour match with the existing Faller road system.

So that will be replacing the original little country road I had running in that area.

These arrived today too,

for the platform lighting on the new station, plus these,

which I hope to use under the canopy covered areas on the new station.
So plenty to keep me going over the coming weeks.
Well, that's it again for another little update
Regards and stay safe
Alan
 

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Alan Thank you so much for the extra bit of Video it looks fabulous.My station and buildings have arrived.
Take care .Babs
 

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Discussion Starter · #145 ·
Thanks for your comments Babs,
Hope you are making a bit of progress on your layout and cant wait to see some pics.
Regards
Alan
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 20 May 2021, 17:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Beware that even with a brush, the liquid glue still flows very freely.
For windows, I apply the glue from the inside wherever possible with a light touch to as few corners as possible - usually two diagonally opposite each other.

Despite all the practice I have had recently, I still find roofs a challenge. The glue flows so readily to the viewing side and as it dries over time you can see the marks where it overflowed. On occasions where I have been really badly caught out, there will be finger prints as well!

Gravity helps, so angle the roof so the flow tends to come back inside.

For ridge tiles, apply to the cavity for an initial stick and then if it's a gable end, try drop a teeny amount into the end and hope it flows deep inside to the middle.

One day I will come to weathering the roofs and I am hoping that will disguise the larger calamities...


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Hi all,
My method of trying to disguise a shaky glue hand when fixing a ridge tile.



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Alan
 

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Hi Alan I don't feel so bad now looking at other peoples work so i am going to make some moss to go on the roof when i get round to it. i add my pic of the brewery. Babs

 

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I've had a look back through some holiday photos which have plenty of those wood shingle style roofs. Discolouration by glue is very close to bird mess, particularly storks, but all the other changes seem to be going darker as the shingles age. There is very little green to be seen so it seems moss is not a big problem.

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Hi David I had to laugh yes Bird Poo I must have had a lot of Birds on my roof. I will have a look at other solutions. I am surprised that Faller do not offer touch up kits of paints. that would help. Babs
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 14 Jun 2021, 15:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've had a look back through some holiday photos which have plenty of those wood shingle style roofs. Discolouration by glue is very close to bird mess, particularly storks, but all the other changes seem to be going darker as the shingles age. There is very little green to be seen so it seems moss is not a big problem.

David

Hi David,
Glad you got the gist of what I was doing and hope you don't think the idea was sh*t

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QUOTE I am surprised that Faller do not offer touch up kits of paints
I've noticed that the word 'patinate' is used for what we would call weathering on Faller's website. I typed 'patina' into the search box and one item I turned up with was this:
https://www.faller.de/gb/en/Products/Model-...t-sid10102.html
Unfortunately they are not available direct from Faller at the moment which probably means that shops won't have them either but there are plenty of other sources of weathering materials. I tend to start with washes as I find them easy to apply.

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David Thank you for the information you must know the catalogue backwards. Will keep a look out for them coming in. Babs
 

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I spent a long time browsing looking for suitable houses for my Continental Shelf layout, and trees, people ...


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QUOTE (Babz @ 15 Jun 2021, 14:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>David Thank you for the information you must know the catalogue backwards. Will keep a look out for them coming in. Babs

There are many manufacturers of weathering powders and washes, Mig and vallejo immediately spring to mind.

I have had these powders for about 20yrs, they go a long way




I was into building and converting Tamiya 1:16 scale remote control tanks about 10/15 years ago and used washes and powders along with airbrushing quite a bit.
Below are a few pics of my favorite work.. I converted and adapted a standard Sherman into Oddball's sherman from the film Kelly's Heroes
For anyone not familiar with these Tamiya tanks, apart from remote control driving with engine sounds they also have turret rotation and gun elevation along with firing sounds synched with pyrotechnic muzzle flash.
On this particular conversion, I even added a micro sound system that played several songs and tunes from the film, all remote control activated of course.















I still run them occasionally, for anyone interested in seeing my build log for this project the web link is below

https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/view...oddball+sherman

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HI Alan Thank you for all the Tips. OH yes Kelly's Heroes. One of the best films ever made and so many Characters with amazing parts. Thanks for the Memories.Babs
 

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Very nice work Alan.

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Hi all,
I am still building additional town wall sections, and I am waiting on a couple of items.
In the meantime I built this Vollmer goods depot (5715) that I got from eBay. Chose it as it was fairly large compared to any of the current Vollmer or Faller offerings I could see. I'm assuming its an old discontinued model. The instruction sheet was a bit crowded, shall we say, and not that easy to follow, but got there in the end. I now have it roughly in place and can now organize some trackwork to serve it.





Still looking for some more industry like buildings for this area.

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QUOTE (Babz @ 14 Jun 2021, 12:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Alan I don't feel so bad now looking at other peoples work so i am going to make some moss to go on the roof when i get round to it. i add my pic of the brewery. Babs



Hi Babs,
I have ordered the brewery kit as it looks quite interesting, still awaiting its arrival, but have got this Faller 180690 smoke unit for use within it's chimney stack.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed//TaHWAIa2zGE?rel=0

I noticed some wiring coming from your kit and wondered whether you have it as well.

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That is a larger goods shed than many of the kits available at the moment.
If I had the space for an industrial complex, I would be tempted to mix, match and extend something from Auhagen - https://www.auhagen-shop.de/. I have been very impressed by their pavements, kerbs and gutters.

I didn't realise those large smoke units produced so much of the stuff!

David
 
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