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A Honeywell and Metheringham Joint Production...

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:42 pm
by Honeywell
Ladies and Gentlemen, please be seated for the show is about to start.

Danny (Metheringham) and myself Rich have embarked on the initial stages of a joint project.

We have a few ideas in mind which we shall persue once we have our blank canvas ready for us.

The size we're working with is set..

Two 1200x600 boards end on end, giving us a rather nice space to work in..


The hard worker is Danny, who likes to concentrate on what he's doing..


Helped along in marvellous fashion by..


..and hindered only slightly by..


As the weekend goes on, we shall update further with our ideas and the progress.

Have fun.

Rich and Danny.

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:47 pm
by m.levin
What Gauge are you going for?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:48 pm
by Honeywell
12 gauge if she keeps getting in the way :P

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:09 pm
by Bushey Troughs
A .22 would do the trick...Камрад richard, длиной живет виток,.... :wink:

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:49 pm
by Raider
Good to see you have the roles established early on their Rich - Danny doing the graft, you on camera and pet repelling duties :wink:

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:59 pm
by Lofty
Is it legal…

To produce joints :? :wink: :lol:


Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:10 pm
by SouthernBoy
Great idea doing a joint project - I look forward to this, good luck!

If you're still looking around for inspiration how about a layout based in a deep-sided valley with a dam at one end (which hides a loop). You could have a river running down the valley which the tracks cross dramatically at one or two points, and at the opposite end to the dam could be a small industrial town .......... ? :wink: Now that was a great little plan...

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:56 pm
by ollyg16
When you say its a "joint project" will you

1) work together on every job

2) split the jobs eg: one person does ballasting, one does scenics

3) or are you doing a board each?

Sounds fun, by the way.

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:27 pm
by Danny
Not too sure on all of these just yet but;

1) 80 to 90% of the time yes. I may get Rich to do the boring ones though.

2) I think it would be better for both of us to have a crack at each thing. We will probably split most of the jobs 50-50.

3) I had thought about a board each however it is almost impossible. If continuity isn't kept then the boards could quickly stop looking alike and the layout as a whole a bit of a mess. For example if we were to use static grass, different application techniques could make both look different.

Hope I have answered them well.


Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:39 pm
by Honeywell
Aside to the continuity thing, I think it defeats the object of doing a joint project if we do separate modules.

Modular layouts are individual layouts that happen to fit together.

I see this as an opportunity to get to know Danny who is relatively local to me and spend time with a like minded (insane) individual.

For the record I'm not terribly interested in the 'club' concept as that makes things a touch too formal. This is a bit of fun, a learning curve and hopefully bloody good practice that will make a difference to our 'proper' layouts.


Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:21 am
by Honeywell
Update at the end of play (which was heavily interspersed with moments of messing about) Day One.

After the earlier initial photo session and posting we returned to the 'workshop' to find the first helper had been replaced.

Instead of Roxy we find her older sister Lola waiting to lend a paw:


Work proceeds and Danny catches a rare moment on the memory card:


After dinner and a quick check of NRM work continued and somehow we ended up with this:


..which is constructed in a pretty basic, but functional fashion like this:


This evening's exploits were assisted in style by the house band Hawkwind:


Tomorrow morning we'll have the other baseboard section thrown together a lot quicker now we have one to copy rather than make it up as we go along.

Not necessarily an issue for this weekend, but one to consider for the future is how we join the boards up when the scene is put together.

I've read here and there about different ideas and indeed Danny has a fairly good one we may try, but first I want to know how you lot that have layouts with separating sections do it.

Gentlemen, you have the floor.


Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:32 am
by Raider
Nice wood working there - I look forward to following the progress on this one.

Do you have a track plan in mind as yet?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:37 am
by tinsleytmd
Unless i miss read somewhere what scale is this 4mm or 2mm?? Nice job you,ve done their lads with the joinery nice bit of woodwork their very neat indeed.


Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:50 am
by Danny
You didn't misread, we haven't put it yet. The scale is 4mm to the foot and the track is going to be OO Gauge.

We have a pretty good idea on what we are going to be modelling. As for a trackplan we have near enough decided on a junction.


Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:22 am
by Whatnothomas

As you said it was the first joint for both of you, hope this helps :!: