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Steam train restoration yard
kpnuts
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United Kingdom
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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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United Kingdom
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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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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC
Hi all next update



kpnuts
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United Kingdom
Joined: December 20, 2013
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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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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 7,627 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 44 posts
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!