Wednesday 8 January 2014

January 2014 Meeting

It's 2014 already and it's time for our first meeting of the year this Saturday (11th) at Keighley MRC from 2pm.

Topics for discussion and things we're working on include the test track, buildings for Lightcliffe and also our plans for the coming year - including the plans for the fiddle yards to turn the layout into a full double-track circuit.

During last months meeting, there was a little work on the test track, fixing a point tiebar, re-doing a few dry joints, and a chance to test my Class 14 out, which has since gone back into the works after a few drive train problems - 

On Lightcliffe, here is a picture of the coal drops -

Another view, across the entrance to the goods yard, showing further work on the Halifax platform -

Refreshments, as usual, will also be available!

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Lightcliffe Station Building

The Christmas break has seen me make further progress with the main station buildings.

The Hipperholme end of the waiting room (entrance to Gents on the left).

Another angle of the Hipperholme end of the waiting room.
Platform frontage.
Top: Waiting rooms; Bottom (left to right) Booking office/Station Master's office and Station Master's house.
First attempt at signs (experimental work in progress).
Construction is 1mm plasticard with Slaters stone sheet laminated using Limonene. Signs are Aber 1mm brass lettering glued to Evergreen strip, primed with White Gesso and painted with Vallejo black wash. Next step is to see if I can drybrush the lettering to make it stand out more.