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#1 franckcombe

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:23

After modelling 2 layouts at gn15 scale (maple shack and vulcan iron works) I switch to 7/8 th scale (or 1/12 scale, doll house scale). It's a fictional layout for fisherman located at woolacombe (north devon, uk). The size is 140 cm by 72.5 cm plus a fiddle yard not shows). The base is an hollow core door plus pink foam on it and a little plaster.


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I made some progress during september : I rust the rail, put 2 layers of sand and I begin to add few plants.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 18:44

Very unusual - but I like it!
Nice touch with the timber framing along the front of the layout - just like driftwood!
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:26

Very nice, is that weathered balsa for the pilings and how did you do the fascia, stain or real weathered wood?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 16:26

The pillings are made from balsa.

The fascia is simply cheap pvc floorboard that already imitates weathered wood.
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#5 BernardTPM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 21:37

Very effective.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 22:15

Most unusual and effective. Atmospheric too, I can feel the wind off the Bristol Channel.

Are those trophies all for modelling?

Cheers,
Dave.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 15:17

Very realistic, reminds me of my childhood down on the burrows at Saunton.
Brilliant.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 15:35

Unusual and very nice work.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:07

The plants grow quickly ... and now seem more natural

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:12

This is the crab shack for selling the crabs and fish. I will need to do a little weathering on the roof, add the logo, fisherman and accessories

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:52

and the photo of a partialy finished loco

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 18:22

I spend all the time shovelling manure out of the back door round here and I miss the good stuff! This is wonderful stuff and I now feel a little warmer. :)
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:58

That's cheating. You don't really expect us to believe that is a model, do you? :O
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#14 franckcombe

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 19:42

thank-you for the comments In january, as soon as I will do some progresses, I will post new photos. I have a lot to do (finisjh the layout, locos and more than 30 wagons !). The photos will be of better quality : I will took them ouside with a reflex camera.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:39

Franck,

 

This is excellent. Any details about the loco and wagons?

 

David



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 18:41

Hiya

 

Its great to see someone else modelling in such a large scale! Sometimes i wish i could do this sort of thing in standard gauge 1/12th scale(ish!) stuff!

 

Keep it up!

 

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#17 PD&SWJR

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:45

Is the back-scene a photograph taken at Saunton rather than Woolacombe?

 

Brilliant modelling!!!!!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:52

Brilliant! I spent most of my childhood holidays at the other end of the beach at Putsborough, but used to walk the couple of miles with Dad for an Ice-cream. Although fictonal you have captured the feel of Wollyjumpercombe to a T

 

Don't suppose the fairground ride owners would be pleased with the tracks in the way though :lol:



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 16:53

We have friends who now live in Woolacombe and love to visit, it's a great place. It could benefit from a small funicular railway to get us back up the hill from the beach / pub as its a long walk. The layout looks great and captures the sand dunes perfectly.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 20:22

The rusting ironwork is very impressive! What gauge are you using, please?



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:35

For Woolacombe I agree I could have also  model a funicular like the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway near Woolacombe.

 

The back-scene is not from a photo taken at Saunton or  Woolacombe. When, a few year ago, I spent holidays at Woolacombe, I did not taken photos because of back-scene (it was an error) because I did not imagine to locate a layout at Woolacombe. So I download and print a photo from Postersxxl.com (it's not a porn site despite the name) from an australian beach that look like more or less the Woolacombe bay.

 

The gauge is 2OO from Peco.

 

The loco is a free lance one. The donor is a mack from hartland locomotives works. I use the chassis and I remove the hood and the cab to scratch built it entirely. I have nearly finish also a lister and a ruston locomotives.

 

The wagon is a Bachmann tiper, I remove the top to convert it in a repair wagon


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#22 Claude_Dreyfus

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:11

Such a simple and effective looking layout...really atmospheric. The woodwork, both the fascia and the pilings looks great.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:01

Hi,

What an exceptional layout! You've captured the feeling of our local beaches beautifully.

I can almost feel myself stubbing my toe on a sleeper when I'm carrying my board down to the surf!

You've got the woodwork just right, & the marram grass is super. Your rust effect bolt plates are absolutely top notch

The only real issue I've got, is what's going on with that sky?

Since we moved back down here, it's only ever been dark grey, accompanied by lashing rain & howling winds!

I seem to remember one fine day, I think it was in 1961, but it's rained ever since!

All you need to do now is to further develop it & have a spam can belting through from the Mortehoe spur!

Keep up the exceptional work, it's just fantastic.

Cheers

Rob



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:27

For the weather, I confirm it a very rainy location (in august I spent 2 works with only one day of sun)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:48


I just finish today this boat wagon according a true one one narrow gauge. I have to add two ropes in order to avoid unwanted disembarkation.

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The crab shack is also now open !

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I will add also a net fishing in the hands of the fisherman


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