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Cakebox Ideas No.1 & No.2 - A view from the front and a view from the middle.

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So, a cakebox.

 

I fancied doing something different - lots of people are following the traditional route of modelling a scene of a railway, or fields, but I have yet to see one quite like the ones I'm planning.

 

This is my first idea, roughly laid out (to scale) to check that it will possibly work:

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It just so happens that (I don't know the scale!) an LBSCR Class A1 Cab can be made to fit the 8" x 8" x 6" envelope, albeit with a very tiny amount of compression width-ways. The plan will be to fully model at least three sides of the cab, perhaps all four (removable back) if I'm feeling ambitious. The walls will probably be foamboard  and I will probably try and paint the outside in full IEG or Umber.

 

Whilst I was at it I also wanted to see if a coach compartment would work. This is a slightly compressed version of an LSWR Third Class Compartment (Taken from a photo of Brake Third No.1520).

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So, my ideas. I don't think anyone has done ones like these, so I thought it was about time I made a thread and 'took' the ideas before anyone else did!

 

Your thoughts please, Ladies and Gentlemen...

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Guest ShildonShunter

Hi Sem fantastic idea i like the looks and sounds of this and will be watching with interest.;)

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I have a few other ideas I'm mulling over, but these two seemed to be the most likely to happen. I may do a third one to represent the rear of the train.

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I trust you'll be incorporating LCD screens to show the scenery passing the cab windows?  :jester:

 

I like the large scale thing, lots of detail to add!

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Fantastic looking project!!

 

I have to second TurboSnail's idea of LCD screens to show the moving scenery though!!

 

Gary

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There will be static scene showing the loco sat in a yard, as the budget won't stretch to LCD screens, more's the pity.

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I suppose you’ll need a crew or a guard to meet the requirement of two railway items, (is it?) it’s a different approach in any case, good luck with it.

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There's...

 

The Regulator, Reverser, Water Gauges, Injectors, Condensors... they're all railway items!
 

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I like the idea of this. I did think about doing a coach compartment interior but I couldn't make it fit in 1:12 scale, which I was going to use. Are you going to model the roof all the way across or just on one side as a cutaway?

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I'm not sure if I'm even going to do the coach yet!

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This is a great idea Sem.  I've seen dioramas done as a view through a building's window, but doing one as a cab view would really be quite something.

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I'll try and get started at some point then.

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Go for it Sem!! The coach compartment idea reminds me of Eric Ravilious’s print

 

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Aberdeen Art Gallery aagm.co.uk

 

And another print by his wife Tirzah Garwood

 

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persephonebooks.co.uk

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That's one of my favourite railway paintings Marlyn.

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I've never come across that one, but WOW! Perfectly encapsulates what I'm planning, albeit mine will be based on either an LSWR third or and SECR third as I feel the depth is too shallow to permit a First class compartment (having spent much of the weekend travelling around in a Stroudley First! :onthequiet: )

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