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#26 mjcampbell

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 13:18

Have you tried hot water?

 

Find a cylinder of about the right diameter, or a bit tighter, such as an empty can or glass bottle. Tape your plasticard to it, probably 20 thou max as you have to force it round. Boil the kettle and fill a jug with the hot water, then dip your cylinder in (if it doesn't fit in a jug just pour the hot water over it). After you've taken it out and let it cool, remove the tape - your plastic will stay (nearly) at the same curvature as the cylinder.

 

Much easier than vacuum forming and only takes a few moments. 

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 15:08

Lovely model! Great idea too. I will nick that for future models I think however in this instance my problem is the compound curve above the cab so it doesn't quite solve my issue here

#28 luke the train spotter

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 16:31

I've used that method before for making the end of oo gauge shovels. Fiddly work to do! If you are using the oven for vac forming then you will want to be careful not to burn the plastic or worse set it on fire!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 20:51

My car died eating up most of my free time over the last few weeks but I have finally got the main body of the train painted.
I have underframe, details lettering and interior still to do and i might try to squish in lighting too.
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#30 009 micro modeller

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:45

Looking good - you've captured the A stock nicely. Did you say there would be a mirror to represent the rest of the train?
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 14:18

My car died eating up most of my free time over the last few weeks but I have finally got the main body of the train painted.
I have underframe, details lettering and interior still to do and i might try to squish in lighting too.
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Wow! That underground train looks amazing and you've really captured it. Neat paint job as well.
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#32 outcastjack

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 18:24

Thank you guys, that is really kind. The A stock has been a labour of love, for many years now. I hope to one day finish my abortive "Rayners Lane" layout which I made in response to the P4 society and DEMU 18.84 square foot challenge back in 2007 and to make a full train of them to run on it.

 

With LU being so poorly supported by kits and RTR, scratch building of some kind tends to crop up in LU modelling (part of the reason I never finished Rayners Lane) an invaluable source for producing drawings is:

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I have built a three sided backscene with mirrors in the sides so the train extends off scene a bit, unfortunately it isn't very straight so the effect isn't great at the moment at some point I will sort it.

 

The next bit is the interior, amazingly, you can even find the seat pattern online:

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#33 009 micro modeller

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 19:32

Very nice. Track looks good as well in the last photo. Is it P4?

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 16:03

Yes, it is Exactoscale concrete sleeper track with peco bits used for the conductor rails. 



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 13:47

The interior started with collecting and printing all of the interior signage I think that I need maps, warning signs and adverts etc, I even made one up for our favorite website!

I think a laser printer would have given me sharper printing but it is otherwise pretty decent.

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#36 luke the train spotter

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 18:59

10/10 for attention to detail. Superb job!
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Posted 04 March 2018 - 13:28

Nice modelling... the Single looks well... I’ve been mucking about with an 8 in 4mm but back in the 90s it’s all aliuminium rigger stays... none of those wing riggers and with eight to do plus figures slides and oars it’s kind of put me off.

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#38 outcastjack

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 21:05

Thank you very much!

 

I must admit there are more than  few advantages to being a 90s baby, modelling wing riggers rather than alu A frames being one of them. Do you have a picture of your attempts? I am tempted to try a more traditonal boat at some point but expect it will be a pair or single to keep the number of riggers down to 2.

Carbon fibre objects do seem to lend themselves to modelling better than their Steel and Aluminium predecessors this TT bike being another nice case in point!

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In other news I saw something rather cool last week:

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Back to the cakebox, this image doesn'tshow a huge amount of progress but I am so chuffed with the difference the details are starting to make, the no smoking signs and adverts have made it look so much better.

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For a break from the cabin, I have started cracking on with the underframe

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#39 009 micro modeller

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 20:23

One of my ideas relates to the second picture in the last post.
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 23:08

I will admit to being intrigued! =D


The underframe detail isn't too sophisticated but it passes muster.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 19:07

The backscene has had a makeover:

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This side still needs some work to blend it all together.

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#42 outcastjack

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 22:38

The last of the exterior details are done!
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:08

The back scene fits in really well with your theme and the attention to detail on the interior work of the tube is brilliant.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 16:07

C'est fini.  :declare:

 

With the addition of a small tree, my tribute to the Metropolitan line and Grand Union Canal is now in a state I consider complete!

 

These are my favorite pictures:

 

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The full plan:

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 16:57

The original brief was:
-Flat water
-A small boat
-A bridge
-A length of London Underground track
-Some A or S stock
-Budget of £10

I didn't buy anything specially for this and mostly used leftovers.
Other than the track and the terminal boxes the whole lot is scratch built which I am really proud of.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 20:03

Hi outcastjack brilliant pictures of your CBC I like what you have achieved and excellent modelling skills thanks for a great journey building this CB.;)

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 14:28

Thank you so much that is really kind. I have learned so much doing this. It has been great fun, I think the challenge is a great idea.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:50

Excellent work there, especially for so little outlay.  It's a very atmospheric scene, and something nicely different too.


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#49 Baggie

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 23:07

Amazing work. Could I ask what paint/colour you used on the bridge?



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 16:51

Thank you very much guys. I am really pleased with the sense of space. The base colour is Vallejo London grey which is then weathered using a random combination of browns.











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