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Hawkins Indiana Where Stranger Things meets Dr Who

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I've been working on a CBC idea based on a smaltown USA, set in Hawkins Indiana with a depot & small diner. This is my 1st active model railway project in a while so I've done a few things that are following my love of small space detailed modelling. I have tired to use as many of the items I have collected over the years.

 

For those Sci-Fi Cult TV fans I'm using on of the oldest DR Who meeting one of the newest Stranger Things. The scene is around a small depot with part streetscene. Stranger Things is set in Hawkins, Indiana in the mid 1980's and Dr Who I've gone for 12th Dr saying goodbye to assistant Clara in a US Diner at the end of modern series 9.

 

I set Hawkins in South West Indiana on the Monon Midland Branch, by 1980's this would be late Seaboard Systems early CSX time frame of an old  Monon Branch which became part of the L&N, then Seaboard. The Depot is a new model I'm adding to a 1/100th scale 20mm wargamers building by Peter Pig into a small passenger deport area & freight  shed with ramp. To hide the 1/100 scale I'm adding siding & HO scale parts doors  & windows. The diner is from a Dapol Shop with flat kit had in store, along with the diner is a small coldstore from a cheap coke lorry also in collection of parts. The shop has been turned round to have the balcony at the back the canopy roof is from a plastic ice cream tube lid & razor handle for sign. Other parts like sidewalks are from a children toy roadway. 

 

 

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Just took a few more photos of the Hawkins Indiana cbc.

 

One is an overhead view showing the basic plan at the left are the coldstore trailer & diner, then yard track at top sidewalk, deport building & sidewalk crossing signal base with a single track to show main track, but due to cbc size only 1 rail. The base I have used cheap track which I had at hand. The main scenic are built up from layers of form sheets in black grey & brown.

 

The others are of the 3 structure depot diner & coldstore along with track bumper.

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cant wait to see it completed .  got my creative juices flowing

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Done a little work around the diner have change the coke sign plus added a few adverts for Hot Dogs, Burgers & Fries, plus added a view of inside the diner door from a couple of photos one of a generic North American 1950's Diner the other from Dr Who story.  The door is from half a modern door of the Triang Booking Office found in the spare box.   Not sure how the phone camera shows the small detail but I know it there.

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More scenic work completed around coldstore trailer, post-9223-0-47169200-1535655222_thumb.jpg

 

also the concrete apron beside the diner with a Tardis added next to add old fence between buildings & railroad track post-9223-0-87042900-1535655288_thumb.jpg

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Hi following posting on a couple of Micro Layout sites on Facebook, I've been working on the 7 figures to go into the scene. All are fidures based on characters in the show. 3 from Dr Who episode Hell Bent 12th Dr, Clara & Ashildr. 4 from Stranger Things Steve & Dustin a pairing in both sessions, Max & Lucas from session 2. I keep referring to online photos to get the both in style dress of The series.

 

They come from a number of different ranges the 3 Dr Who & Steve are from plastic figures which I had to hand the younger teenagers from Stranger Things are mainly 15mm Wargammer figures which were order online to have the difference in height & size I wanted. 12th Dr is from a couple of parts of a 1/72th Ceaser WW2 Partisans. The legs & long coat of one with body of another with arms altered to play a guitar rather than sub-machine gun the trunk shortened a little in height with head replaced with a Model Power 1/87 one without any hat. The guitar was made from a piece of scrap thin plastic sheet. Clara is from a couple of cheaper Chinese HO/OO women's figures top half including mini skirt hair in a pigtail and easy to paint into diner uniform with legs from another figure who hands on hips were to become the top Max. Ashildr was from a Dapol ex Aiffix Station Assesories lady & legs from Chinese HO/OO which became Clara. As Ashildr will be place inside Clara diner/Tardis the more formal 1950's was not anissue. Steve is a mixture of Model Power 1/87 Postman & Redbox Gangster. The gangster was with baseball bat trunk was added to postman legs & head with cap been change into Steve mullet. The postman sack became a back pack. Steve carried a baseball bat dealing with various monster in session 1.

 

For the 3 younger teenagers were Peter Pig range 15mm African figures & separate heads. Dustin a Modern Media figure with a head change to his baseball hat head, & rusk sac off Lucas figure. Lucas was from another Modern Media figure with rucksack removed this time a camera person with older film camera change to 1980's bulky video camera & head swap to one with a headband. Max was the Chinese lady figure top half who legs where added to Clara figure with legs from Modern Civilain figure.

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Unpainted figures on cutting mat to give an idea of size. Top row Stranger Things Steve, Lucas, Dustin & Max with Dapol door for ire.

Middle 1/87 VW Van

Bottom row Hirndy Tardis 12th Dr, Clara, Ashildr

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Painted figures again on cutting mat front view

Top row Steve, Dustin, Lucas, Max

Bottom row 12th Dr, Clara,

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Rear view

Top row Steve, Dustin, Lucas, Max

Bottom row 12th Dr, Clara, Ashildr

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Work continues on the scenery around the depot yard track, including fencing

 

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Yard track ballasted and grass added along with old fencing a mixture of Heljan from a building kit bought over 30 years ago, modern Willes.

 

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Close up of fence near coldstore trailer with a pile of old tryes a white metal part from Peter Pig range, in the undergrowth.

 

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Trying a different camera angle more an eye level photo of yard track fence diner & Tardis

 

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Eye level photo looking towards diner rear door with Ashildr in place note hole in fence

 

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Scene so far fitting into it cakebox

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Had a little go at backscene I've used mainly actual views of real location for Hawkins, Indiana, Jackson Georgia using a few

 

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View of Clara Diner & coldstore trailer

 

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Corner view with actual Hawkins/Jackson buildings

 

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I also been working on a single ex L&N 40ft Boxcar to used as store various but also as a hiding place for 2 of smaller Stranger Things monsters Infant Demodogs

 

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Been adding some general railroad spare switch stand, RR Crossing Sign, various Barrels

 

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Infant Demodogs one front left by blue barrel., large one left rear by green barrels 40ft boxcar loaded with general railroad spares including switch stands, RR crossing sign, knuckle coupler barrels.

 

Been working on more figures a conversation on the facebook Micro Layouts asked if I was going to add any of the Paranormal or sci-fi elements to the scene. So far.Dr Who Missy & Cyberman, with 12th Dr for size Stranger Things Demogoargan plus 3 towns folk. Been going through some of my figure boxes and found parts suitable for conversation with a little bit of online photos of various subjects.

Missy is a Redbox Gangster Moll shorten in leg with a HO upper head & trunk plus green filler. The Cyberman is a  larger plastic Roman solider with green stuff wire and plastic card addition. Demogoargan is a 1/72th Esci Barbarian from spare box with green stuff & plastic card petals & fingers. The towns folk are from various OO/HO figures slightly altered.

 

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Missy  Cyberman Demogoargan towns folk  from various OO/HO figures slightly altered.

 

 

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Brief mock of scene Clara saying goodbye to 12th Dr with Cyberman lurking out of sight behind the Tardis.

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Work continues on with Hawkins. The Dalek's have arrived still need to paint them.

Painted Sci-fi figurers

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In a conversation on a  Micro Layout Facebook site. What if it was Stranger Things meets some other TV series like The Simpsons so built a Moe's Tavern from a Smallltown USA wall piece alter for a corner of the Tavern. Still requires window glass and at least 1 Duff Beer advert.

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Been working on bottle and boxes by Coldstore trailer

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Thev 40ft L&N Boxcar is an 2nd hand one I got from a Stateside PenPal think its an old Varney, I detailed up for a Stores one in 1980's but the other side it still a mid 70's runnner with modern computer tags etc,

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Through the box car doors

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Have finally got round to complete the Depot building,  I made it as it if had 3 phase 1st phase small freight more LCL shed, phase 2 small passenger depot with tracklevel platforms and loading dock. Finally phase 3 a front bay for train orders.  I had done phase 1 but have finish phase 2 & 3

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Roof added with tar paper,  to phase 2 paint walls etc

 

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Hawkins Indiana is nearly finished. Just a few things to finish and then the photos. I would like the finish before today start of 13th Dr Who series 11 start tonight.

 

Been putting the final touches together, signs on depot building L&N & Hawkins In name board, ballestting the mainline, a billboard advertising Starcourt Mall, which will feature in new series of Stanger Things. Redone the back scene boards now on 3 sides of CBC, The open road side very similar ro 1st one but with a different road junction, sam Station Sqaure building, the main back one I lowered the Court House, but made the back street a little higher the 3rd side I used a small Monon Yard photo. To give a more rural part of the scene. To all 3 boards I changed the trees to a more Fall scene.

 

Just need to add to people & take a few photos. Nearly 1st modelling project completed in a few years. Been a good way any to get back into. A little bit of building, both kit bashing & with kit parts and new walls etc, scenery modelling people based on characters from the show and even railroad car. Not bad for small space.

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Hawkins Indiana, is completed for CBC. Photos taken write up to bee done ready to be entered into CBC. Now to find 3 good photos of the scene.

 

To give the idea of Hawkins Indiana, smalltown, backwoods Mid America. Fall 1984 CSX ex SCL/L&N, Monon Depot  viewed from Main Street, Hawkins as locals do their shopping

 

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Hidden away from the locals Stranger Things  4 teenager Steve, Lucas, Dustin & Max go in search of real life D&D monsters.

 

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Behind the Diner on Main Street the 12th Doctor plays his guitar as he heads for his Police Box Tardis watched from the Clara's Diner also a Tardis by Clara & Ashldr with Missy watching from behind the fence.

 

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To prove it all fits into a Cake Box. Hawkins, Indiana

 

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Final write up to be emailed in

 

Hawkins Indiana

 

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Fall 1984 in Hawkins, Indiana, backwater smalltown Mid Western USA, the old rundown L&N Railroad depot harks back, while Starcourt Mall billboard proclaims a bright future.  Locals go about their daily life on Main Street as unnoticed in railroad yard a group of teenagers and behind a diner a guitar man by a Blue Police Box.

 

          These are not as strange as it seems to Sci-Fi fans, Hawkins Indiana is the setting for Stanger Things, where the 4 teenagers Steve, Dustin, Lucas & Max are hunting for monsters.

 

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Or from Dr Who’s behind the Diner, Clara & Ashldr say goodbye to  12th Dr by his Tardis, under the watchful gaze of Missy.

 

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           1/87th scale Hawkins has used mostly items which were to hand including fencing, telegraph pole, signs and scenic items with  a few new ones. The Diner is a modified Dapol Flat & shop, while the Depot,  from scribed siding, HO parts roof, doors & windows  around a Peter Pig 15mm Western Depot. The various characters are modified HO/OO plastic figures plus 3 15mm white metal ones for younger teenagers. Railroad items L&N Depot, with old switch stand, Road Crossing Signal, yard track with box car & trackbumper.

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