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

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [update pg 39]

Postby m.levin » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:17 pm

mumbles wrote:Talking to myself but...

I just finished making this, going on ebay at the weekend unless anyone wants to make me an offer!!

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It's a Genisis Kits FNA nuclear Flask Wagon


Very nice Mumbles. Seems a shame you have to sell it, but sure it would be a nice addition to someone's layout.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [more stuff done, page 39]

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:22 pm

Raider wrote:Fiver?

Just wanted to stop you talking to yourself really :wink:


As the economy is officially in recession I'll offer £4.99 :shock:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [more stuff done, page 39]

Postby mumbles » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:23 pm

Little bits add up to bigger bits....

I started this a couple of weeks ago but then stopped as it was gonna be a pain without some plastruct square tubing. Well, I've got some now so have made a start again. That will be about all I do tonight, tired after work and gonna watch the IPL highlights
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which is gonna be this if you missed if the first time
http://www.mumbles274.co.uk/ramsgateweb ... ide/l6.JPG

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Michael

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [more stuff done, page 39]

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:11 pm

Ive gotta say mate, your work is excellant. The item above, for example, had it been crafted by most (me included) would not have such neat mitred joins, and would most likely be covered in mek pek marks. Top marks!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [more stuff done, page 39]

Postby mumbles » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:15 pm

Cheers

Both the centre supports are now done. Shown here in place. I will now double check the clearances [already tested them] and then i can accurately measure the distances for the main 'face' of the bridge
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here is a nice view from the back of the layout towards ramsgate, a taste of things to come
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Michael

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby sapper_k » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:45 pm

the start of your bridge is coming along nicely, i love the face tht your building a model replica of a real place,
the whole layout is really impressive, the video was great.
i have found myself with gravesend that you need so much research to build something so well.
and my layout isnt anywhere near as big as yours

greatly impressed

keep up the brilliant work




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CONGRESS CAN MAKE GENERALS....ONLY COMMUNICATIONS CAN MAKE A COMMANDER

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:39 pm

Good to see another Mumbles classic in the making: Will you model the details on the underside of the bridge too?
Looking at the original photo I see there are some subtle colours and textures involved :)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby mumbles » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:Good to see another Mumbles classic in the making: Will you model the details on the underside of the bridge too?
Looking at the original photo I see there are some subtle colours and textures involved :)

Hi
I'm gonna be compromising on some of the detail because frankly it would take forever to cut each little bit form plasticard to make even one of those crosses accuratly. I am going to try to cut some detailed bits for the main support columns, to give the widening at the top you can see. Looking back on what i have done so far i can see i should have used different sizes of tube for the uprights and the cross pieces. Oh well, it won't be perfect but it will be representative enough to work for me. The front of the bridge should be pretty easy to replicate.

As for the painting.. I might ask GrottAndy if he or his mate can paint it for me :D I will certainly be using the grotty school of DIY tester pots to do it!!

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Michael

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:22 pm

mumbles wrote: ...I'm gonna be compromising on some of the detail because frankly it would take forever to cut each little bit form plasticard ... it won't be perfect but it will be representative enough to work for me...


I think that's the name of the game really :)
A Mumbles/Grotland synthesis will be interesting to see 8)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby m.levin » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:04 am

Hi thomas

I noticed in this picture of the Flask wagon. You have cable trunking, what have you use to build them or have you purchased them?

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Martin

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby mumbles » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:19 am

Hi Jason

It's 1.5mm plasticard. Lovingly cut to 8x4mm sizes and glued down with glue. Painted with Humbrol Mid stone I think.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby B@rney » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:33 pm

I was wondering where they were going... Now it makes sense..

Looked huge before you put them in place!

V nice as allways..

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby mumbles » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:54 pm

What has feathers but cannot fly?


Constantly distracted by other things as i am, I made a signal today:
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest... page 40]

Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:45 pm

mumbles wrote:What has feathers but cannot fly?


A carthorse. Now get back to your signalling.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [last... page 40]

Postby m.levin » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:09 am

Does it have a opening door at the back of the signal head? that would be the coolest thing ever and would take a pure genius to build something at that level.


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