RJR Indoors

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  1. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    Ive not been on here for a while so I thought I'd put on a couple of pictures of my new indoor layout, its 7' long and about 7" wide housed on the window cill of my conservatory

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    Right end a couple of weeks later (spot the mirror under the bridge ?)
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    Left end now
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    View from the centre to left this weekend

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    picture in the middle yesterday

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  2. jcoop1

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    lots of neat things can be done in a small space.
    thanks for the pics and keep it up
  3. wabana kid

    wabana kid New Member

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    track ballast

    looks great, I am wondering what you used for track ballast ?:wave:
  4. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    Because Im using HO track I wanted to loose as much of it as possible. So I laid the track direct onto the base board and then used a tub of fast drying decorators filler (all track joints are soldered).
    I filled the sleepers between the rails using a scrap piece of plasticard as a scraper then cut the profile of the ballast shape into another piece of plasticard and strickled it down the outside of the rail to give an impression of a raised bed.
    Once dry I painted everything (baseboard track fillr) with a beige emulsion paint. Next step i used a chocolate coloured emulsion to paint the ballast area, A bit of green in speckles using the end of a stiff brush for weeds. When dry I dry brushed with black to add some depth / texture highlight. Last step gloss black enamel for oil stains.
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Great job. You have given some inspiration for my dormant On30 trains that are sitting idly on a shelf. Thanks for the pictures. As an aside, I had a Landrover like that one on the flatcar when I lived in Saudi Arabia.
  6. RailRon

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    A beautiful example what can be done in a small space! And your landscaping techniques are just great! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Is the little green steamer freelanced or is it a commercial model? (And it is British, I presume... :D)

    Ron
  7. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    thankyou

    Thankyou Ron,

    The small green steamer started its life as a OO Puffing Billy from a Bachmaan trainset. I stripped the inards out and scratchbuilt the new body from plasticard, the boiler is a piece of plumbing waste pipe and the smoke stak is a 22mm waste water connector.

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    more on my website



    John
  8. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    weathering

    Got round to weathering my 2-6-0 last night
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    Ive also been playing with some of the effects on photoshop, cant get the smoke right though, ideas welcome !!
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    Added sme more figures too
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    johntealn30 New Member

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    More additions to a mini layout

    Added somemore structures to the layout, as its so small a couple have had to bridge the tracks !!

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    John
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    That is great! Really neat picures. Nice work too!
  11. hooknlad

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    Very nice layout you have there !!!! Looks great !!!!
  12. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    RJR Dockside "johns Quay"

    Pictures from this weeks activities

    Started to add details into the office block

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    Then finally decided on a name for the quayside .. original hey

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    Then the line started getting busy first off a passanger train came through..

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    Then the event of the week a coaster had to use the quay for temporary docking (my dad has just finished his 1:48 RC boat and came to use my bath for ballast tests)

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    John
    RJR
  13. johntealn30

    johntealn30 New Member

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    not posted for a while but last weekend the LPP had to do some repair work, trains were held up for hours !!

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    John
    RJR Branch Line