Slightly

Slightly

Postby peak » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:03 pm

Here are a few pic's of my layout as an introduction.
The layout is based on Saltley in Birmingham and as with any model compromises have had to be made hence the name "Slightly".
The layout has been built in a 22ft x 8ft shed in my garden.
It is not portable.
DCC operated with a few sound loco's.

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This last pic is from some time ago but shows the depot office block built from scratch.

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Re: Slightly

Postby John B » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:56 pm

I like the spacious feel - too many models of sheds are crammed into an unfeasibly small area whereas many of the real things do sprawl. Looking good - keep us posted!
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Re: Slightly

Postby westerner » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:07 pm

It would be good to see a track plan and therefore how you've managed to get away from that too cramped look.
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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:26 pm

This is the only plan I have of the layout.
It has evolved since this was drawn.
There's now a turntable on the right hand side.
The shed is 22ft x 8ft.
The thin section on the bottom left is the lift up section by the door.
This allows me to get in without have to get on all four's.

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The main part of the layout is the depot.
But I also wanted to be able to sit down and just watch trains run round. Hence the inverted figure of eight.
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Re: Slightly

Postby stuartfwlr » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:48 pm

i like what you are doing here.i agree with the above comments about depots being squashed into small spaces but you have a good area from which to work with.

i will be keeping my eyes on this layout,

good work.
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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:12 pm

A few loco's in need of a bit of TLC stabled at "Slightly".

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The turntable area with that Old Oak Common feel to it!

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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:19 pm

The main thing I have been doing on the layout is weathering loco's


Class 50 No D421.
I wanted a used but clean look.

Three quarter view.
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One side.
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The other side.
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No 1 end. Note dirt in foot step and below windows.
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No 2 end.
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Roof.
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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:05 pm

My attention to modelling at the moment has been weathering my stock.
Once you start something like this it becomes addictive!

Two of my loco's that have had the weathering effect added recently are rare visitors to "Slightly" from the western region.
The Western has had the lamp irons and steps added that came on an etch with the model.
The steps do restrict the bogie movement but it seems to run OK on my layout.

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The Warship is the newish Bachmann offering which is based on older mouldings.
But at the distance I look at my layout it just about passes inspection.
I've hand painted the wipers which are moulded on the windscreens!
Looks a lot better than the silver it came with!

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Take a look at these loco's a little higher up in this thread to see the difference a little dirt can make.
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Re: Slightly

Postby MartinWales » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:24 pm

I do like the subtly applied weathering there......
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