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23 hours ago, scottishlocos said:

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Major progress now track is down and playing about with backscene 

 

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Looks good!

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Late to the party but I'm going to give this a go, though my rate of progress probably means I'll end up being a year late!

 

My inspiration is this:

 

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which I'm trying to recreate a very small slice of ...

 

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It's actually going to be quite a bit smaller than A4 in footprint and so far I've only got this far with it :

 

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so will definitely have to speeds things up.  The plan is to make this entirely with existing left-over bits from the scrap box.

 

Wish me luck!

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Filling a corner
I wanted to make the bridge to have some purpose, and  be the entrance to another factory or warehouse building, which had a tallish chimney to help hide the corner.

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This was the problem.

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The angles of the building  were complex, and when the roof shapes were generated it looked as if it would be miserable to make it from card, so in the spirit of using the scap box,  I made it instead from solid wood, which will have card facings added later.    The position of the chimney (already made) now proved less easy to solve - not enough room to stand on the baseboard, and needing an all but impossible recess in the building otherwise. I got round it by cutting the building in half at the point where I reckoned the chimney should begin, sawing out the recess, then glueing it back together!

 

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                                                                                                                  Getting close. Walls and doors test fitted.

 

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Here is the result, now a few bits have been added, needs weathering.

 

That's as far as I've got, and time is running out, I need to organise something to block the other corner, sort out a background of some kind, do all the groundscape, and possibly put a few lights in buildings.    See what you've started, Oliver !!

 

Cheers,

Mike

 

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Overbridge buffers and industrial details added today bits of scrap I beams and half roof internal buttress used for the industrial details

 

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I think this is an excellent model making challenge, Oliver and Luke. Don’t think I’ll manage to take part this time, but look forward to seeing all the entries on 20th May!
 

Good luck everyone!
 

Marlyn

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Marlyn,

thanks for your encouragement!  This turning out to be far more of a challenge than I first thought, but a lot of fun as well, and if Oliver and Luke had not suggested it I would never have dreamed of such a tiny thing!

 

best wishes,  Mike

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It really is fun to put the main project aside and 'throw something together' on a short time-frame.  Feel like I'm still way behind but making some progress with my little industrial grot project:

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Thought I'd experiment a bit with some lightweight filler (other brands are also available!) I had lying around.  I'm not sure how this will stand up long term but it is very, very easy to work with and make seems to make decent nice approximation of industrial wasteland.

 

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A bit of rail weathering, a couple more washes and some grass/weeds to do and then I can start work on the industrial structures.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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My A4 layout is now complete the first image shows general layout the end of a runround loop a siding and a 16ton Mineral wagon tippler

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Next 

 

We have a Class 20 about to run around a train and next a Class 27 waits in the siding things to not are the pile of old track panels this is a small corner of a larger yard and the chap stacking coal bags and also note oil drums which were common at Scottish coal yards 

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Posted (edited)

I’ve only just seen this. I do have an idea, rough sketch below:

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Basic idea is a forced perspective thing, large scale houses in the foreground, 00 viaduct in the background. Setting is South London in the 1880s. Admittedly I'm not leaving myself a whole lot of time...

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And I thought I had joined late.  Go for it HonestTom, your idea sounds like a clever way of making a small space seem much bigger!

 

I'm making slow but steady progress with my little project and sure it will be work in progress right up to the 20th:

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I've not really decided what to put in the currently empty corner so if anybody has suggestions I'm all ears, as long as its something I can create in the short time available and from the scrap box.

 

Cheers and stay healthy

 

Simon

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Okay, so, testing. Here are the large scale houses, wot I built mostly out of card and foamcore during lockdown. They’re going to take up a lot of the space. I’m using cardboard as the base because I’m a masochist.

 

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Guys

 

These are looking amazing like the pipebridge Simon 

 

Tom welcome still plenty time to get something built 

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So min has been heavily inspired by The farthing layouts as i wanted to try out some cobble road and goods yard track ideas. Also taking some inspiration from parcel and horse loading docks In Newbury Station in the 30s to 50s. Any ideas for what should go in the background let me know.

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Harveyc

 

That looks really great how about a small blacksmiths in the corner a couple of platelayers hut kits modified could be used 

 

Dave

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1 hour ago, scottishlocos said:

Harveyc

 

That looks really great how about a small blacksmiths in the corner a couple of platelayers hut kits modified could be used 

 

Dave

Yes there were some interesting buildings leaning on the retaining walls, some I believe were in connection with a quarry in the brunelian era. I've added another track and a horse loading platform but I might have a bash at one of the buildings mentioned. 

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On ‎10‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 14:51, scottishlocos said:

Harveyc

 

That looks really great how about a small blacksmiths in the corner a couple of platelayers hut kits modified could be used 

 

Dave

There is an interesting little thread on the French site "Les Forums de Passions Metrique et Entroite" under the title "Les Confits des Ments" (google will translate into English) nwhere the builder has used the same small setting for a number of scenarios.

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Running out of time but progress has been steady ...

 

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I doubt I'll have time to really finish off all the detail I'd like but considering the very slow pace I'm normally working at it's been a lot of fun throwing something together in a few weeks,  Still a bit of work on this unfinished corner and I think I really need some form of backscene/backdrop to get some nice photos.

 

Tick tock, tick tock

 

    

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Like Simon, I am getting behind with this!  I failed to anticipate how long it would take me to install a few simple lights, and the situation was made worse by having to cobble it together mostly from what I had around.  As well as some lights in buildings, I wanted to have a typical gas lamp somewhere in the yard, but although they exist in 3mm scale there was no way to get one in time, - I could have abandoned the idea, but I'm a stubborn old cuss, so I sacrificed some time making one.  I have a nice centre lathe, but this is about the limit of how small it can go (actually, the limit is me, not the lathe!)

 

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Here's the bits ready to be soldered up, the lantern is made from a scrap of perspex rod, and the larger component is the liner for installing the light in the foam base

 

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After assembly and spraying satin black, held in the aged paw for scale! (it's 36mm high plus the locating stem)

 

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With that out of the way I turned to lighting the maltings, and this is the wiring being tested for faults before connecting to the RF controller. the back will be closed to provide a reflective surface.

 

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This is where the gas lamp well go, the bases and paving for the water tower and weighbridge office are done, and the 3mm LED's and resistors fitted in brass liners

 

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Lastly, what it looks like from underneath. I hate to see straggling wiring, so I was happy to find this bit of rectangular conduit, especially because it was just big enough to take the  wireless receiver and the various connections.  You really don't want to see inside, - it's a proper rat's nest!

 

Tick tock, tick tock!

Mike

 

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Tick tock, tick tock ...

 

Out of time with no back scene done.  When I went all 'artistic' with my building chopped at an angle I didn't realise it would make a simple back scene tricky, well you live and learn.  My finished effort (' A very small slice of Smith Wood coking plant') is as follows:

 

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And the tightly cropped, b&w shot that hides all the poor modelling (like the horribly warped base or the 'cobbled together from old sprue' pipework):

 

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I've had a lot of fun doing this and I think its officially the first 'layout' I've ever completed!

 

Cheers

 

Simon

 

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This is my effort near enough complete, and I also confess that this is nearest I've ever got to actually finishing a model!   I also had an unfair advantage because I had already made three of the five structures, and they just happened to go together on A4!

 

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Cheers,  Mike

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