Albion Yard & Others

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by PMP, 20 September 2011.

  1. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer



    Light winds and full sunlight means I can take Shelfie2 outside to check the colour balance under natural light, so far, so good.
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  2. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Cool trackwork.

    Love the Pannier too. Unusual livery but striking. Weathering sublime and especially fond of the darker, dusty tones on the top sides of the tanks and roof.

    The light also enhances that ‘real’ feeling.

    Many thanks.
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  3. John Rich

    John Rich Active Member

    Cracking couple of photos and yep the weathering on 6431 is superb.

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  4. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    ‘Diesel’ powered 37. The only oil burner conversion.
  5. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Shelfie1 gets out for a stretch in the morning sun
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  6. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Coming originally from Gloucester I love these Forest of Dean photos, but when are you going to show us your layout
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  7. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul, would you mind showing a photo of how you dealt with the top of the bonnet on the 05 where the 'Cider Queen' chimney used to be, please?

    Many thanks.
  8. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Hi Tim, using the ‘Kiss’ principal I pulled the chimney off, filled the hole and painted it as a sort of patch repair.

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  9. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Thanks Alan, Shelfie1 is used as a photo set as well as a testing layout. With a couple of reverse curves, a curved point, and a Peco cd75 medium radius point it’s a good simple workout for chassis testing. The footprint is 15”x 53”. Here’s the overall view with a 108 for scale, first pic towards fiddle yard, second pic to stop end.


    This (following) is Shelfie2 6’x18” which is WIP at the moment, it’s possible I may try and integrate the two, particularly Shelfie2 into a larger scheme, possibly a Fremo type of thing.


    Shelfie3 is in planning, will be a bit longer and urban.
  10. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Thanks for that, Paul. Looks effective. I had thought of putting a thin piece of plasticard over it and painting it to match, as some kind of removable panel.
  11. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    Summer Shelfie
  12. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Trying out Dingham couplings on Shelfie2, the HUO is a recent release from Accurascale their first UK prototype.
  13. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    The early signs of wear and tear are nicely restrained, Paul, and enhance this fine model.
  14. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jonte, I’ve been working on the second one, reasonably pleased but may need a bit more black/grey/blue in the mix as it’s a bit too biased towards the browns.
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  15. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    Wonder if they got it fixed?
  16. Justin1985

    Justin1985 New Member

    Really inspirational modelling, as always Paul!

    I'm thinking hard about a new back scene for a 2mm layout that I have inherited, so I was wondering if I could ask a bit more detail about the backscene material?

    Your blog post is really helpful, but I'm still not exactly sure what the material is, and how rigid/heavy it might be? I've found some online printers who will supply "no wrinkle polyester" which they describe as "matte finish no glare" for uses such as studio and stage backdrops, press conference or ceremony backgrounds, and also as a bedsheet etc! This implies its a pretty lightweight fabric. The description on your blog suggests you've used a heavier weight material, a bit more like the roller blind stuff, perhaps like the pop-up corporate signs?

    The layout I have is about 5m long and the existing backscene (which I only have sections of) slots in to holes on the top of the baseboard to separate the scenic section from the hidden return tracks. Therefore I'd need something quite lightweight to clip to the existing (or replacement) backscene boards.

    Many thanks!
  17. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Hi Justin
    The backscene was done in 2011, and used a new material (at the time), for those corporate pop up vertical banners for PR stands etc. The unusual feature for the time was the colour fast properties, opacity(lack of), and a matt White finish for printing on.
    Since it came out there’s been other additions to the commercial printers stocks, so it’s worth visiting a few to see what they do.
    Steer clear of any printer continually pushing the bold vibrant colour ability of their printing, they may not appreciate the subtlety required in the final print.
  18. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    Just waiting for the inevitable curtain of rain to sweep through the heads of the valleys..
    Last edited: 5 August 2018
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  19. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    The operative word here, Paul, surely has to be ‘forever’: that scene seems to go on forever, and that trackwork looks like it’s been there for, well.....forever.

    A real industrial look in a sylvan setting.

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  20. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Absolutely stunning, no other words for it.