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Marly51

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    Highland Railway, Far North Line, micro models and dioramas, kit bashing and scratchbuilding in paper and card. Other interests include gardening, walking, reading and creating miniature textiles, embroidery, patchwork.

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  1. Re-uploaded the final photos of this CakeBox... will try and add more to other posts later.
  2. Thanks Andy.... just found I still had my emails to Phil with CakeBox entry photos still attached! Will try to add in some additional photos to the other posts. Marlyn
  3. Jerry, I have really enjoyed your micro projects, over the years, and it encouraged me to have a go. Wishing you all the best and hope you can still enjoy sharing your views on the Forum.
  4. Just returning to RMWeb after a long break! Delighted to also find your excellentjournal, which has given me a boost to get cracking once more. Thank you!
  5. I need to re-photograph the model to replace lost files, but found a couple lurking on the internet browser!
  6. Updated some of the missing photographs in this topic. Unfortunately some progress photos are no longer available.
  7. So much for my good intentions... but railway modelling has still been on hold. Just too many family commitments! Unfortunately I had slimmed down my photograph collection and some images were lost when an older iPad battery failed! However I should be able to upload a number of missing images, to most of my topics, as these were saved on my main computer. Looking forward to spending a bit more time on the Forum checking up on members projects and maybe this winter some of my own projects will move forward!
  8. Thanks, Kevin. Hope you are doing well? Looking forward to catching up. Marlyn
  9. So sorry to hear about all the problems. What a nightmare for the RMWeb team. I have not visited the site for some months but will work my through posts to re-upload any images I have saved. We do appreciate all of your efforts. Marlyn
  10. About time I got back into this! It's been a good while, but day-to-day home DIY and the garden have taken over my life! Oops...I see my profile image has disappeared and many topic photographs still need to be re-uploaded? I have gathered together my research bits and pieces for the first option of this micro project, so will be posting again shortly.
  11. Like a number of us, I have a large model railway project in my workshop, but the occasional small project provides a welcome change. I have enjoyed the CakeBox Challenges over the last few years and still have a couple to complete this winter. However one thing I would like to focus on first is setting up my rolling roads for N gauge, 00 gauge and 0 gauge. I have a particular interest in the Scottish steam era of the 1940s/1950s, mainly the Highland Railway lines and Caledonian Railway. Having claimed three small timber plinths which my husband made to raise the height of his computer and keyboard and was about to discard, I have decided to create some changeable scenic backdrops with low relief features, perhaps even the occasional complete station model or building, as well. One plinth is 4ins x 24ins and two are 4ins x 12ins. These small ‘rolling road’ dioramas could also be used as a photographic backdrop. I plan to have the 00 track and N gauge track laid on one board, with the 0 gauge on a second. For the dual gauge rolling road, a platform would fit over the track not required. I still need to work out the logistics for these small dioramas, but would like to be able to store everything in one or two storage boxes. This would be an opportunity to make some fictitious dioramas using my collection of unassembled card kits and backdrops, as well as base others on real locations, building everything from scratch. I have the DCC Concepts Multi Gauge (00 & N) Rolling Road for 4 axles, and still to purchase the 0 gauge version.
  12. Lovely model making David! There is something very satisfying about creating models of the old stations! Marlyn
  13. Thanks, Andrew - will check it out. I have never walked the full Strathspey Way, but am familiar with the sections at Grantown, Advie, Dailuaine and Aberlour. Visited the old Grantown East Station a couple of years ago to check out the renovation there. Many happy childhood memories of hot summers by the River Spey, with the occasional sound of the trains passing through on the east and west lines. Marlyn
  14. Really enjoying your YouTube videos of Chandwell, Michael! Your explanation on how to design hipped roofs is so clear, well done! Back in the day (before the wonders of computer vector programs) I discovered the joy of making buildings from paper and card and found the compasses from my trusty school geometry set one of my favourite tools! Marlyn
  15. Hi Andrew, Just came across your excellent video when I was browsing YouTube. What a beautifully modelled layout and the details are so well observed. Coincidentally, some of my family from a couple of generations back lived in the cottages above the distillery at Dailuaine. A number of our menfolk had distillery connections in Strathspey, but most were tenant farmers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Like you, I also enjoy exploring the old Highland railway routes! Marlyn
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