Southern Garage Layout (old pics up to page 27 added)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby Spavo » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:29 pm

Platforms look great michael,

Top job...

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:10 am

SouthernBoy wrote:Buildings sound interesting - station buildings based on prototypes ?

or course :D

both buildings at folkestone west and the ramsgate cavernous hall, even the incidental houses will be based on those next to the line.. sad to say but it's going to all be based on real structures around either folketone west or ramsgate.
i have an album of pics for folkestone west
http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/m ... ne%20West/

one section of landscape will be a cemetery, so expect some prototypical graves stones and statues [well maybe not statues]
i also have plans for a substation. probably going to be the ramsgate one now due to lack of space for the one near folkestone west... modeller's license [to shrink] taken in to account means it's still too big for the space

I did snipped this aerial shot from msn live maps to show the ramsgate site and some of what stays, and what goes.
the lower boundary will be the back scene and as such straight in model form, so you can see how the track plan has had to be altered to fit the baseboard
the blue hatched area is track that will not be modelled but is in the modelled area as it were
obviously the multitude of lines of the depot had to be thinned down to make this project possible but i feel i have captured, even at this stage some of the essence of ramsgate

ramsgate.jpg


I'll try to do the same for folkestone west at some point
cheers
Michael
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby lmsrail » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:32 am

Great work, cant wait to see more pics :wink:
Regards, Jed

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby peak » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:39 pm

I think you are capturing the essence of this area quite well.
We all have to make changes / compromises to the plan, I have with Saltley hence the name Slightly.
I look forward to each instalment with great anticipation!
Keep up the good work and above all keep posting pic's. I love them!
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby mumbles » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:09 pm

bridge progress
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby lmsrail » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:12 pm

Looks pretty good, what are you thinking of putting under it?
Regards, Jed

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby davek » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:05 pm

Nice bridge!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:05 pm

Impressive work, I love the detail under the bridge. The dark grey primer looks very sleek too, it's almost a shame to paint over it :shock: Will you use plastic brick sheets rather than card or paper for brickwork ?

I was just looking at Ramsgate and Folkestone West on Live Search Maps ... they're both coastal towns - any plans to include a hint of coastline as an essence of the area ?

Keep those pictures coming - I'm loving this :)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby mumbles » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:25 pm

Hi
The bridge so far is actually just plain plasticard, this stuff has a matt almost silky side to it which causes the grey colour in pics. I will be using wonky old slaters bricksheets for the walls. They come in nice big a4 [ish] size and are nice and easy to cut unlike those fiddly little wills sheets.

I probably will have a sniff of coastline in the backscene. I intend to paint my own vista, whether with airbrush or by hand or both. I may use photo collages, painted over for town areas.. ideas only forming at present really!
One thing for sure, when the wind is in the right direction and the garage door is open, I can smell the sea and there is always plenty of seagulls [shitehawks] screeching around!

LMSrail... a road :|

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby dr5euss » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:30 am

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby mumbles » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:39 am

dr5euss wrote:One thing I remember from the last one you did (the module), Michael, was some comment about it not being flat, but dipping down under the bridge.

Is there a downandunder dip on this bridge; I can't really see in the photos?

Do you mean the road? because the hardboard i'm using sags a bit so... result! :wink:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:24 am

You know why roads often 'sag' under bridges' ? Because 'in the old days' it was believed if a roof was added to double-deck buses and trams they would fall over ... By the time it was found this wasn't the case many bridges already had been built - so the only way to get the new double-deck vehicles with roof under the bridges was by digging a 'sag' in the road underneath the bridge :)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby m.levin » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:21 am

It looks ok, I suppose!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby Geo6606 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:58 pm

you've done those curved platforms very well, I wouldnt even dream of trying to tackle curved platforms but I think its worth a try for the future layout. what type of wood did you use for them?

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 23]

Postby mumbles » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:02 pm

Geo6606 wrote:you've done those curved platforms very well, I wouldnt even dream of trying to tackle curved platforms but I think its worth a try for the future layout. what type of wood did you use for them?

Hi
Thanks, It's 18mm MDF which is very dusty to cut and sand but does not splinter like ply does. They are not as hard to do as you might think. And trains doo look very nice in sweeping curved platforms
Michael


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