Posts Tagged ‘Narrow Gauge’

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-two

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I have added some scribbled graffiti and more weathering to the concrete slab wall and here you see it placed on the layout but not yet glued in place.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-one

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The concrete slab fence has been modelled from 1mm thick plastic card (ex-advertising material). I have modelled it with one slab missing – a common sight with older fencing while the uprights have been made from the same 1mm thick plastic card. I scri…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

These first four images show a very well used pre-cast concrete slab fence found in a local park in Droitwich. I took these photos with my trusty Minolta Z1 and then some quick measurements before scaling up a simple sketch.Below are my site notes – wh…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nineteen

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With the salt pan completed, I am moving on to a smaller project – a section of concrete slab walling as seen in this image and marked with an X.It is only a short section, but I have wanted to try and model this style of fencing for some time and I am…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eighteen

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The OSO salt pan and brick built base is now finished. The model is 175mm long x 145mm high x 100mm deep. It is built to the rather unusual scale of 1;27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and was designed and built to run proprietary HO-OO mechanisms with custom buil…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part seventeen

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Taking inspiration from the original Lion Salt Works salt pan, I felt that the model needed even more weathering. I have once again used watercolour pencils to add more ageing. The police officer stands around 60mm tall from head to toe and gives some …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part sixteen

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I started by ageing the OSO SALT lettering. I used a broken sponge and dark grey acrylic paint which was dabbed on to the metal salt pan walls. Further weathering was carried out with thinned watered-down light grey washes built up in thin layers and a…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part fifteen

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The metal salt pan has been weathered, well at least the weathering has been started. I have used acrylic paint applied with both a broken sponge and a fine brush to add rust streaks to the salt pan.Please note, the metal salt pan is still not glued in…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part fourteen

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The signage on the metal salt pan was inspired by The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire and OSO Salt, a small independent salt produces based in Droitwich Spa. I produced an A4 master on my computer and then extended the letters by drawing around a large diner…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twelve

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

With the red brick base now finished (see earlier posts), I have started work on the metal salt pan. I have used the Lion Salt Works as inspiration, but the depth (front to back) has been shortened to fit in with my planned shelf layout.The salt pan wa…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twelve

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

With the red brick base now finished (see earlier posts), I have started work on the metal salt pan. I have used the Lion Salt Works as inspiration, but the depth (front to back) has been shortened to fit in with my planned shelf layout.The salt pan wa…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twelve

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

With the red brick base now finished (see earlier posts), I have started work on the metal salt pan. I have used the Lion Salt Works as inspiration, but the depth (front to back) has been shortened to fit in with my planned shelf layout.The salt pan wa…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eleven

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The shelf-layout plan calls for a copy of the open salt pan as seen at The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire (see illustration above and earlier posts). The brick built base to this pan has now been fully painted using a variety of different acrylic paints to …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eleven

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The shelf-layout plan calls for a copy of the open salt pan as seen at The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire (see illustration above and earlier posts). The brick built base to this pan has now been fully painted using a variety of different acrylic paints to …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eleven

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The shelf-layout plan calls for a copy of the open salt pan as seen at The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire (see illustration above and earlier posts). The brick built base to this pan has now been fully painted using a variety of different acrylic paints to …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part ten

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It has been a while since my last update and to tell the truth, this is because I was disappointing with the effect that the standard brick slips had given me (see earlier posts). I felt that they looked too uniform, too toy like and not like the hand …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part ten

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It has been a while since my last update and to tell the truth, this is because I was disappointing with the effect that the standard brick slips had given me (see earlier posts). I felt that they looked too uniform, too toy like and not like the hand …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part ten

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It has been a while since my last update and to tell the truth, this is because I was disappointing with the effect that the standard brick slips had given me (see earlier posts). I felt that they looked too uniform, too toy like and not like the hand …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nine

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the Salt Pan base is fully clad. I have used brick slips from an e-bay supplier called Minaco-streamline101. The slips are intended for 1:24th scale dolls houses and so I had to trim each individual brick by about 2mm to get a correct 1:2…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nine

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the Salt Pan base is fully clad. I have used brick slips from an e-bay supplier called Minaco-streamline101. The slips are intended for 1:24th scale dolls houses and so I had to trim each individual brick by about 2mm to get a correct 1:2…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nine

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the Salt Pan base is fully clad. I have used brick slips from an e-bay supplier called Minaco-streamline101. The slips are intended for 1:24th scale dolls houses and so I had to trim each individual brick by about 2mm to get a correct 1:2…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eight

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Adding the brick slips is a slow and mind-numbing task, each one is first cut to size (removing about 2mm from the length) then glued in place over PVA glue and fine filler. The arched bricks have been painted black/grey as the original Lion Salt Pan (…