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The End of The Line 0-14 and 0 GOES ON..........

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#1 Giles

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 19:37

After 'The Loop', I've been making some progress on the next layout.
The house still hasn't got any bigger, so this is still only 5' x 3', and represent a coal transfer between narrow gauge (from the West Midlands colliery) to standard guage sidings, and also transfer to road.

Herewith two videos showing some progress and some action. NOTE, the video of the lorry shows a jerky take off.... this is due to furrows in the surface which WILL BE REMOVED!

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and 'The Loop' in its final incarnation


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 20:27

Lovely stuff Giles, I particularly like the final scene looking along the track through the bridge.
Many thanks,
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 21:06

nice clips, good work

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 21:11

Absolutely superb Giles!

The modelling is amazing and I love the operationl side of it too. Your new layout has some quite amazing bits of animation which to me, give the whole thing a purpose other than running trains. I hope you will be updating this thread reguarly...

Missy :)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 21:30

Giles:
Amazing work as always thank you for sharing

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 22:25

Wow, utterly stunning; I'm lost for words.

This deserves a link from the front pate as it should be seen and appreciated by everyone.

#7 Giles

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:06

Thank you folks! I hope the tipping and conveyor isn't too trite.... But it does add purpose to the operation.
I confess that it started with the desire for somewhere to run the rc lorry, and grew from there, but wee'll see.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:46

I like the music as well. :sungum:
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:37

Extremely impressive Giles. I've admired The Loop from the magazine article - quite simple concept, but expertly modelled.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:40

the long wall was a bit of a problem, potentially- but it was cast using Hydrocal onto a latex mold I had made ( with plastacine surrounding the edges), and with a piece of butter muslin laid on the back of it whilst still liquid for reinforcement. This gave me quite strong but thin sections of 'plaster' wall to play with


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Wall painted with base Coats only. It'll be finished later on in the scenic process

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 14:54

Just to show I have been doing a bit on the layout......

The lower section is coming along, and is not so very far off,

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and a couple of new tippers.....

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 14:59

The origin of the term "Rust Bucket"? Very nice work throughout

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 15:55

Thank you Sir! I love a bit of rust, myself!!!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 16:37

I'm a big fan of the Loop, and this looks to be shaping up in an even better way. Awesome rust on the tippers.

Keep the piccies coming!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 21:14

Just to show I have been doing a bit on the layout......


Wow - only just spotted this masterpiece.

Giles - some superb modelling here. I just love the most recent photos, especially the close-ups. And ........ count me in as another 'ruster'!

Keep up the great work.

Stephen

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:17

Thank you very much Gents...... Exceedingly kind - and I shall be very pleased indeed if I can even approach the sort of atmosphere that your layout has, Stephen....

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:32

Hi Giles,

Only just spotted this...
It's looking great!

I'm a fan of small layouts myself
You seem to have captured that overgrown, rusty, neglected look nicely

Nice to have the loading / unloading in there too....

Well done sir, and keep us posted :D

Cheers

Marc

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 17:27

Very, very nice Giles!

As mentioned above, the rusting tippers look great and I like the old rail sections.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:39

The latest video - STILL uncompleted!



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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:15

Fantastic!
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:57

Wow, possibly the best model I have seen for a while if not ever. Can you give any details about the RC van, ie construction etc.

Thanks

Matt

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:12


Thank you very much indeed Matt! Though the scenery's a long way from being finished.....
Here's a link to a thread on the development and building of the truck, which was a very interesting project itself!

http://www.rmweb.co....__fromsearch__1


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:57

Amazing!

#24 Giles

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 17:57

Thank you Ron - likewise your layouts are inspiring! (for anyone who's not discovered them yet , Bude Quay, and Osney Town..... Beautiful....)

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 20:29

genius! saw this on facebook via model rail and just had to check on here to make sure that this was shared with RM webbers! DO tell if you are going to exhibit anytime soon and let us know when it's going to be featured in Model Rail too!!








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