Friday, November 11, 2016

Building a small railway station - WIP

One thing missing form my scenic railway items is a small station. I have enough OO/HO rolling stock for a small continental or british train.

I went to a model railway exhibition last weekend and got some cheap bits to make the station with,
- Ratio platform fencing
- Peco platform edging
- Hornby platform station building extension.

Pieces cut to size as needed and a trial layout done
Bases for the station made, on MDF base with cardboard riser - a thin piece of cardboard overlaps the railway line section base ...
 Platform edging stuck to section boards and thin card used to make a platform surface, on top of which will be stuck some Metcalfe paving sheet ...
 Need to pick up a few item:
- station building, if possible a french style one as well as a british one
- line side fencing
- a couple of signals
- some telegraph poles
A nice little shopping list for the next local Toy & Train fair.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Trenches completed...

All the trench sections and associated bits & bobs have been finished off....

The gun emplacement
 a trio of pill-boxes
 the long trench set, with some of my home-made barbed wire in front

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

building some trenches - still going ...

Two small end-pieces to be used with other sections for smaller setups...
 Used here with the finished basic build gun emplacement ...
 the long section gets a command bunker ...

waiting for Renedra sandbags to arrive and then once those are added will start adding filler etc...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Building some trenches - WIP

I've been building some trenches ....
The above photo shows three sections, two ends and a longer centre section. The trenches are made using some thick shelving board (aprox 2cm thick) cut up into suitable lengths, stuck to some thick cardboard. The sides of the trenches are thinner cardboard, any gaps have been filled up with foamboard and cork tile.

I will be adding another section to contain a gun,
 the aim is to have enough trench sections to go across the table, representing a section of a beach for an invasion landing. Trench sections should be usable on their own as well.

I'll need plenty of sandbags !

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hanomag (Sdkfz 251) - Canvas Covers

Being lazy about putting sitting figures in my Hanomag's I decided to give them canvas covers..

I made up some small cardboard pieces and used some plastic bits and other cardboard pieces suitable shaped to make the 'hoops' ....
 each cardboard piece was then covered in some thin brown curtain lining material...
 when fixed on the covers were given a splosh of PVA, and when this was dry a light wash of tan brown; a most pleasing result...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

peremiter wire fencing made - WIP

All the fencing sections have now been made up  
the gate can be moved to an open position ...
enough fencing to enclose an area of 3ft x 2ft.

lots to paint !

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Making some peremiter wire fencing - WIP

While on a 'make stuff' bender I decided to make up some perimeter fencing, a couple of lengths done ...
made using large cocktail sticks cut to size for the posts with plasterboard joint tape for the fencing.