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#1 rcf

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:57

Hi All

I am a very new member and have been encouraged by marc smith to post some photos of my two micro layouts, some photos of which appeared on his thread. Rather than hijack his topic I thought I would open my own.

As a brief introduction I have been drawn to micros because I am hooked on O gauge and have only limited space to build a layout. Once I had accepted this I built and finished my first, called Nanpean. This was a success in as far as I actually finished it, a first, and it showed me that I really enjoyed scenic work but otherwise taught me more of what not to do. I quickly consigned it to the bin and planned and built Kestle Mill, a simple shunting layout with a fan of three sidings. The scenic section was 5 feet long by 14 inches. I was pleased with the end result from a visual aspect but operationally it was a disaster.

At this point The O Gauge Guild announced their 2007 Diorama competition and in a mad moment, and based on my experience of 2 failed layouts, I entered the competition. Bude Quay was the result.

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Bude Quay proved to me that I was on the right track and eventually started work on Osney Town. The scenic section was 6 feet long and was based on Dursley in Glos. It has a single platform road and a stub of siding using the goods shed as a view blocker.Having exhibited once locally I switched to DCC control, not difficult on a micro, and invested in sound on the locos

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Having built two small layouts in quick succession the bug had really taken hold and as I had always fancied building a small loco shed, The Shed was born. I think I like modelling dirt and it also covers a multitude of sins. This is 6 feet in total including a 1 foot fiddle yard. I couldn't find a suitable subject so the shed is freelance.

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Which almost brings me up to date if you are still with me. The urge to build has been on me for a while but I have run out of storage space so after going around in ever decreasing circles I realised that something had to go and decided the only solution was to dismantle Osney Town and reuse the boards. So stealing myself the demolition and salvage team came in but, hopefully, Osney will arise from the carnage. To be continued.. Hope you like the photos.


Rob


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#2 bcnPete

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:30

Rob,

Firstly, welcome to RMweb and secondly, thanks for sharing these photos.

Absolutely lovely stuff...as I get older I seem to appreciate micros more and more...especially 7mm micros.

Do you have any overhead shots or track plan sketches available? Just to see the relationship between the scenics and the fiddleyard etc...

Don't stop posting more photos if you have any :yes:

Pete

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:49

Rob love your layouts, Is Bude just a single track??
How long & how wide is it ??
I have a Skytrex barge that is looking for a new berth to tie up to! I may build it in 0 / 16.5 as I have just started to build a "o" gauge micro layout based on Marc Smiths layout with no name, in GWR times as I have the stock.
I think your buildings along the back are superb, KEEP up the good work!!!

Richard

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 17:50

Very nice layouts indeed - superb scenics in particular! Bude Quay has a lovely 'open' look to it - maybe one long, single siding is the way to go!!
Well done and thanks for posting. :)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 21:55

Rob

Beautiful scenic work. Very well observed with some fabulous detailing.

I love the colour and texture of Bude Quay. Wonderful!

Stephen

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 23:59

Superb modelling Rob, and presentation. You have certainly found yourself a winning style.
Any more photos?
Thanks very much,
Dave.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:04

Lovely work. If you enjoy the construction more than running trains these small 7mm layouts are great. You have packed so much detail into Osney Town.
Don

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:34

Rob,

Many thanks for posting your pictures, especially Osney Town, which I had heard so much about but never managed to see in the "flesh". Your creative skills and modelling are a real inspiration, I hope you will share the "new" Osney with us, I am sure that it it will be a real treat.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:15

Hi to all of you who have responded. Your comments are much appreciated. I am regretting not taking more photos of Osney Town, For bcnPete, I don't have an overall view but have attched 2 photos that might help. The goods shed is flush to the backscene and hides the exit to the fiddle yard and the fact that the siding is non operational and allowed me to apply lots of nice rust.

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GW57, yes it is just a single siding. It is the end of a half mile branch from Bude station, or was. The comments have reminded me of why I chose the subject in the first place. It was a photo of a solitary van on the quay in 1964 together with a lovely mix of buildings which just shouted out, at least to me, to be modelled. The quay which is actually a canal basin is still very much in existance as are a couple of the more substantial buildings, the rest are gone and now used for car parking.

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Again, thanks for all the great comments.

Rob
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:21

Hi GW57 just realised I didn't answer your question. Bude Quay measures 5 feet by 15 inches, which was the maximum allowed under the competition rules. I suppose I could have built it smaller but I would have lost that sense of space which first attracted me.

Rob

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:30

Very, very beautiful... I particularly like Bude Quay! But consistently stunning work.... Even more photos would be nice, please !

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:19

Rob, Thanks for the info, the new photo,s you posted look GREAT!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the New Osney.

Richard

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 13:55

Absolutely beautiful work. How long (roughly) did they take to create/make?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:29

Hi Rob

Welcome to the forum - I know you've been lurking for a bit..

I hope you'll allow me to add some more photos of your excellent layouts.

Stu

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 15:49

Absolutely beautiful work. How long (roughly) did they take to create/make?


Always a difficult one to answer. Bude Quay was built over about 4 months as there was a deadline for the competition and The Shed was spead over about 8 months. I am retired so can devote more time than some and I find that once I get into the model I want to get on and see it finished, which is abit self-defeating as I don't then have any modelling to do and start thinking about the next project!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 15:56

Hi Rob

Welcome to the forum - I know you've been lurking for a bit..

I hope you'll allow me to add some more photos of your excellent layouts.

Stu

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Hi Stu

Yes I couldn't resist any longer! Thanks for posting the photos, even managed to get one of me and the other half lurking in the background.

Rob

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 18:23

Hi Rob,

Thanks for posting the photos. I took a few photos of both Osney Town and The Shed when I saw both layouts - I will sort a few out and post here if you don't mind. I had previously posted photos elsewhere (can't remember where though at the moment).

I remember having long conversations with you at Hayle last year (I was there with my own layout).

I've been tempted with the Lionheart pannier tank (as you use), especially after seeing yours in action and the stand at Ally Pally earlier this year, but would need to sell some of my 00 locos to finance ....

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 18:34

Hi Mudmagnet

Yes I remember our talk and your great layout, Please feel free to add any photos, its always interesting to see what others have taken.

The Lionheart panniers are great but not cheap, and I have purchased mine by selling other locos I have aquired over the years. The sound on them is so good and adds something extra to the layout and the advantage of O gauge is that you can get by on far less, especially if you stick to my sized layouts.

Regards Rob
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 18:51

Hi Rob,

I'll get the photos sorted in the next few days and gladly post these here!

I don't need you and Marc Smith 'twisting my arm' to have ago at 0 gauge! Seriously though, there is an awful lot to be said for 'less-is-more' and I only have space for a small 0 gauge layout!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 19:44

Hi Rob,

I'll get the photos sorted in the next few days and gladly post these here!

I don't need you and Marc Smith 'twisting my arm' to have ago at 0 gauge! Seriously though, there is an awful lot to be said for 'less-is-more' and I only have space for a small 0 gauge layout!


Go on go on you know you want to!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 20:49

Thanks for posting the extra photos Rob.

Those ones...and the others really help put things in context.

Very inspiring indeed... :yes:

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:07

There is some truely amazing modelling there! I particularly like Bude Quay.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:08

Hi Rob,

Once again I'd like to say welcome to the forum

Sorry I pestered you about posting some pics :)
But I think your work is definately worth an airing,
and I'm sure you'll get some useful feedback
and draw on the ideas of other modellers here

Besides, were it not for rmweb, some of us would never get to see your models in the flesh

I think I saw Bude Quay - was it at Telford a few years back?
In 7mm it seems minimum space modellers have the key to creating a sense of space
Although it may seem a contradiction in terms,
there seems to be less tendency to try to cram in another siding or building....
cos you simply don't have the room

Bude Quay is delightful
Osney Town is a nice, and different approach to modelling a station....

I like the fact that although it represents a station in a cramped area,
by modelling it from the entrance / car park aspect, it creates a sense of its' own space
I know most prefer to see all the adverts, signs, trolleys etc
but this different, rarely modelled aspect is nice to see

"The Shed" is a favourite of mine Rob,
I too like to see rust, rubbish, dirt, grime and weathering
and I think here you have portrayed a highly atmospheric scene
although it is freelance, I get the feeling that it is based on somewhere "real"

Fab stuff sir!
Please keep posting more pics :)

Best
Marc

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:18

Correction,

It was Warley....
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Cheers again
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:41

Hi Rob, nice to see you and your wife at the weekend at Hayle, hope you enjoyed it.

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