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A small scenic test piece, measure once, cut twice!


Russ (mines a pint)

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Well after getting the station windows something like, straightening out as the glue went tacky reduced the 'pinging off' effect and subsequent swearing.

 

Maybe I got complacent, measured out and cut up the plasticard for the goods shed, put it all together tonight, tested it with a box van and erm, it doesnt fit through the door :lol: - so thats the first time I've been underscale - I'm thinking then that N gauge is slightly larger than 'true 2mm' then - the door should be a scale 10ft wide and the van a scale 9ft ... ho hum , that bits been sorted now.

 

-the goods shed is also slightly low, again this is a relativley simple fix, add some to the bottom, or possibly make a 'base' that doesnt interfere with track, then hide with vegetation etc.

 

Anyway much as I love the 'green' scenery making, I've had enough of buildings just for the now! :rolleyes:

 

The 'usual suspect' asked about trackplans ;)

 

-the two stations that are sticking out like a sore thumb for this are either Cromdale or Blacksboat, there is a plan for the latter in the 'Modelling Scotland's railways' book by Ian Futers, but the former is a little more interesting, in that it has a more interesting bridge for the scenic break, and a distillery branch- there's always the option of taking the 'best bits' of each?

 

It part depends on how easy/difficult the point construction is, if it goes like the buildings then it could all be code 55 by this time next week! :D

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What van did you try? I know that some, especially older ones are not modelled very well to scale.

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Russ,

 

Are you a member of the GNSRA? - they have plans of a nice selection of the company's structures. I've a few pics of Blacksboat as well (taken about 14-5 years ago) if you need more info.

 

Bruce

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you do know that a swear box is a prerequisite of any 2mm modeller

 

helps pay for all the drill bits you break :lol:

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What van did you try? I know that some, especially older ones are not modelled very well to scale.

 

 

yeah its old grafar fishvan, its probably miles out!! :lol:

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Russ,Are you a member of the GNSRA? - they have plans of a nice selection of the company's structures. I've a few pics of Blacksboat as well (taken about 14-5 years ago) if you need more info.Bruce

 

 

Not at the moment but have been looking at their website, which brought me to Banff, a simplified version of which might be very tempting!

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you do know that a swear box is a prerequisite of any 2mm modeller helps pay for all the drill bits you break :lol:

 

 

H'mmm thats true, when i was faffing about with buildings yesterday my wife said "O its nice to see you have such a relaxing hobby" very sarcastically! :lol:

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