The layout - a start

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PTmodeller
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Postby PTmodeller » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:27 pm

Ever consider exhibiting?

Bryan Gundry
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Postby Bryan Gundry » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:42 pm

PTmodeller wrote:Ever consider exhibiting?

No Dave

I have only come back into Model Railways and modelling this year.

My own layout when complete will not be that portable. I can move it if I had to move house. But its not portable.

Many thanks for the compliment inherent in the posting.

Bryan

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Postby d74 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:07 pm

I'm always astounded by that kind of attention to detail in the scenic bits.

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:37 pm

It isn't as difficult as you imagine.

You have to first accept that you will make mistakes sometimes and you will make a mess sometimes. BUT, sometimes in fact a lot of the time it will work ...:D :D

But you have to have a go.

If you have a particular problem I am sure that if you post an appropriate question in the right section there are people on here that will come back with ideas to help.

Go on have a go.

Bryan

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:44 pm

Very nice work again, everything sits together so well. I particularly like the line of parked cars on the right in (I think) the tenth picture.

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Postby sanctuary » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:20 pm

Excellent modelling, the scene with the cars parked in front of the cottages, looks just like the lane I walk along to the pub in Silverdale, when I'm staying there on Holiday.
Tight Lines Aidan

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Postby pointstaken » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:25 pm

Bryan,
That is first-class modelling. Often difficult to tell whether the scene is a model or the real thing.

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:07 pm

As mentioned with the initial posting I have been working on 3 areas. Church Road - Saturdays photo, The Church - Sundays photo.

What is left to show of the 90% completed areas is the rough open space/park.

So here we go:

The space at outset:

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Now:

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Left in detail:

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Right in detail:

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Resting?

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That will be it for a little while in respect of photographs. Unless someone is desperate for more detailed images.

The market square will have to wait while I accumulate traders and customers. The buildings around the square will be worked on in the next 6 weeks.

The major project for this my 4th modelling quarter will be to track lay and have some form of running service on Christmas Day.

Many thanks to so many people that have made such nice comments about my output :oops:

Bryan

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Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:13 pm

What size is you market area?

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Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:00 pm

Very nice work again. I'm looking forward to seeing the market square and Christmas day services - will you be serving mince pies ?

By the way, does your layout have a name ? I always think an identity of some sort spurs inspiration. Good luck with forthcoming endeavours !

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:28 pm

m.levin wrote:What size is you market area?


Its approximately a square foot.

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The square grey area at the top of the above photo. Sorry its the best I can do Martin

But space will be taken up by some or all of the following:

A market cross or memorial of some kind (jury's out on that one). + people

A salvation band + people

Street entertainers + people

2 rows of low relief commercial properties + people

Car showroom + cars

Corner Pub + people

Market stalls + people

Oh yeah in case I forgot to mention people :roll:

Bryan

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:31 pm

Hi Bryan

Love the layout, the detail is fantastic to see and something that I can only envy as I doubt I have the patience or the skill to do what you do! What is on your board, is it polystyrene tiles? Do you then cut out an area to slot in buildings etc to make the right level?

Thanks

Andrew (scenic numpty!)
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Postby Bryan Gundry » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:32 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:By the way, does your layout have a name ? I always think an identity of some sort spurs inspiration. Good luck with forthcoming endeavours !


Sorry does not have a name.....:cry:

Never really felt the need.......... :?

I am open to suggestions however?

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:48 pm

joshing_man wrote:Hi Bryan
What is on your board, is it polystyrene tiles? Do you then cut out an area to slot in buildings etc to make the right level?

Thanks

Andrew (scenic numpty!)


Hi Andrew

Yes its polystyrene buts its the sheets you use to insulate walls not the thins stuff you use for the ceiling.

I am using material left over from the creation of the attic space

Have to do my bit to Save the Polar Bears :?

Yes, I do cut a slot for the building.

1. It tends to hide that line of the building sitting on top of the ground.

2. In the case of the church that now just lifts out of the landscape with no damage.

I covered the church in cling film and then laid gravel and ground cover material.

Once this dried I could unwrap the church remove the building and then take away the cling film stuck to the gravel.

There is still some tidying up to do and leveling out but thats on the list for another day.

Bryan

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:52 pm

Thanks.

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