Steam train restoration yard

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kpnuts
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi all my daughter and son wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas ( they knew it would be model related) 

So I thought long and hard about what to ask for, i wanted something different and I've come up with a dio which could go on for years or finish fairly quickly depending on how I feel it's going.

I lost my dad this yr and one of the things which stands out in my mind (apart from the tall ships and ive had enough of those for now) (ive got 3 stalled tall ship builds 1 unstarted and the Bismarck and KGV on the go) anyway i digress was helping him with his railway layout (which at the time was huge he even built boxes which went round the garden and back in the house, all with removable lids to deal with derailment and such.

Anyway we live near the Colne Valley Railway so I thought I would relive some of my childhood and build a railyard dio of trains in various stages of repair. I figure this to be an enthusiast who is just interested in steam so it will have rolling stock and trains from all over the world. There had a lot of 1/87 - 1/72 Steam train and rolling stock kits availiable so no loss of choice.

I'm looking forward to this, i see it as a loooooooooooong term build (with really no end result in mind) as long as I think of ideas I can just keep adding to it (who knows maybe I will even add some working trains) anyway I have bought a model to start it all off.

The first thing any steam train museum needs is a station 

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Last time I built a card board rail building I was in my teens, my brother was a glint in my dad's eyes and discos were the new place to be.

This contains laser cut parts, lasers were things of science fiction movies in those days.

I'm open to all ideas and recommendations of kits and buildings (keep in mind this is a side line build so no expensive kits as my main money for modelling will go for my main modelling)


kpnuts
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:22 pm

Made a start on the card model

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They are incredibly strong considering they are only cardboard.

How do you weather these card models?
kpnuts
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Hi all next update

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kpnuts
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:16 pm

Hi all more progress on the station, also my brother kindly donated some of his stuff and track (any ideas on how to straighten the bent card ) he also donated my first train. I will be using this as the first fully restored train on the dio.

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Georgeconna
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Nice 9F there, I'll look forward to seeing this progressing.
Cheers

George
kpnuts
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi all my brother bought me this for my birthday I was really chuffed a rare find. (I know I said I was going to finish some of my stalled builds but this was calling me so loudly)
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kpnuts
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:36 pm

I've started weathering it, in the dio it's going to be one in the process of being restored.

I feel I need to add some more rust but I'm not really wanting it to look really neglected I have a prairie in mind for that I feel at the moment it's not looking very realistic I'm wondering if that's just because it's not in a proper setting.

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Vinny
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:56 am

Always a man to take on a new subject! Well done Ken, this is looking great so far :DX Will be watching how this ones progresses.

Keep up the great work!

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kpnuts
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Sun May 12, 2019 8:56 pm

More work on the station building.

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kpnuts
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Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 pm

Hi all well the station is done(well without putting it on the setting) (the platform can't be done till then ) 

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Made a start on the prairie tank engine 

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