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Steam train restoration yard
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
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 



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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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC
Made a start on the card model





They are incredibly strong considering they are only cardboard.

How do you weather these card models?
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC
Hi all next update



kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC
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.






165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 06:14 AM UTC
Would love to see a possible sketch of the "layout" (buildings, track, roads) you have planned here for this dio.

I very much like you scratch work so far on the office/station building.

And I like you work on the car carrier as well. I too, sort of run my own hobby "chop-shop" making models I could not acquire any other way.

Kudos!
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
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)


img]https://i.ibb.co/nnb0ymD/IMG-20190211-5466.jpg[/img]


kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC
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.





kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 08:04 AM UTC
More work on the station building.





kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi all well the station is done(well without putting it on the setting) (the platform can't be done till then ) 





Made a start on the prairie tank engine 






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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

Man, am I loving this thread! Kitmaster trains are some of my favorites. With Biggin Hill and the Prairie, your layout will look great. What are you using for Malachite Green?

That card station - I want one. The card is very effective material. I have had good success with card models I have built. Just looked at Metcalfe models - very impressive!

Please keep the photos and updates coming?
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 02:06 PM UTC

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How do you weather these card models?


They require special preparation for painting. Putting paint on one side of paperboard will cause it to warp so both sides need to be covered, or the non-visible side should be sealed.

What you must be cognizant of is too much liquid can cause the layers of paper to unbind. Fortunately, cardstock takes dry pigments eagerly. I have used regular acrylic paints on my, just try to keep it like drybrushing.

Here are some card models I have painted:

Small Chapel

Goat Sty

Hope this helps.