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Tench have no scales, are dark green a d have a red eye.
Tench were 60 foot rail wagons, definitely dark green, don't remember any eyes though :giggle:
 

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At very long last, and after what turned out to be a daft number of man-hours, I've finished the flatpack ply 1:24 dolls house, which has now become the station for my grandson, Dominic's, pop-up railway. It was bought on a whim and has sat, unmade, on a shelf in the shed for 20 years, in the expectation that one day a small family member might use it, and has taken maybe 100 hours to complete over the course of a month, given that every surface in and out needed priming and at least 2 coats of mostly masonry paint, to give it a fighting chance of surviving outdoors.
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The green woodwork is coated with a combination of Humbrol enamel and Halford's rattle can. The build time was about the same as making my own foamboard stations from scratch! Assembly had to be in careful order and all seams and joints sealed and filled. I made a few mods, such as LED lighting powered from his control panel, some interior detailing, a Busch platform lamp, glazing and adding a removable rear panel from foamboard, and the building sits on a base made from a piece of laminate left over from the kitchen floor, with foamboard infills, recycled from my old station platforms, with space for him to add another (lit) building, if he makes one one day.

Fanciful it certainly is, but for me, it is not too far removed from some of the amazingly exotic stations in the Basque Country. I'll add a nameboard once he has chosen a suitable name.
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Someone is a very lucky young man..
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It looks as if Herman Munster should be the Station Master.

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It looks as if Herman Munster should be the Station Master.

David
I think there will be all sorts passing through there, from medieval knights to spacemen, but yes, it does look especially creepy in the dark :giggle:
 

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One of the cheapy purchases for my grandson's railway was a used Piko BR80, but disappointingly, it was fitted with 'standard gauge' buffers. Serendipity - a new set of alternative centre buffers came up on eBay for just 99p the other day, so guess what I've just been doing this afternoon during the drizzle, though it actually needed a full body disassembly to slacken the LEDs enough to thread through old and new buffer beams. Result!
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Another creation of the "Mad Scientist", as Mrs P. would say. It is about 90% complete. Waiting for a sound module and I have to camouflage the area at the men's feet .

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Very clever, hope the tree does not fall down.
 

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At very long last, and after what turned out to be a daft number of man-hours, I've finished the flatpack ply 1:24 dolls house, which has now become the station for my grandson, Dominic's, pop-up railway. It was bought on a whim and has sat, unmade, on a shelf in the shed for 20 years, in the expectation that one day a small family member might use it, and has taken maybe 100 hours to complete over the course of a month, given that every surface in and out needed priming and at least 2 coats of mostly masonry paint, to give it a fighting chance of surviving outdoors.
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The green woodwork is coated with a combination of Humbrol enamel and Halford's rattle can. The build time was about the same as making my own foamboard stations from scratch! Assembly had to be in careful order and all seams and joints sealed and filled. I made a few mods, such as LED lighting powered from his control panel, some interior detailing, a Busch platform lamp, glazing and adding a removable rear panel from foamboard, and the building sits on a base made from a piece of laminate left over from the kitchen floor, with foamboard infills, recycled from my old station platforms, with space for him to add another (lit) building, if he makes one one day.

Fanciful it certainly is, but for me, it is not too far removed from some of the amazingly exotic stations in the Basque Country. I'll add a nameboard once he has chosen a suitable name.
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I missed this earlier, a superb job and nicely complements the loco and carriage.
 
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dunnyrail

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A few of the recent Ebay win Bachmann phone poles been modified for use out on the line.
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Evening, yesterday I got around to starting apply rivets, one buffer beam down!!
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Also you can see the safety chains made up.