m.levin's layout thread

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:57 pm

A man after my own heart, lighting everywhere! Looking good Mr Levin :D

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:06 pm

Nice work Martin. The chimney stack reaching for the sky on the larger of the buildings is particularly imposing.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:23 pm

Little update

I've been working on the bridges at Bramley station.
I will let the picture do the explaining

So google map img of the station am basing the layout against
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And the model
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This gives you an idea of the size of the layout area.
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:01 pm

That's quite a view, three bridges in a row. And the model is coming along nicely too, you can already feel the atmosphere in that view along the road with the heavy shadows contrasting the pools of light between.

Nice to get a glimpse of the railway room too. Will it be scenics all round? Or part scenic and part storage sidings?

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:58 pm

Looks like you're really back into doing difficult !!
nice space to work in.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:09 pm

SouthernBoy wrote:That's quite a view, three bridges in a row. And the model is coming along nicely too, you can already feel the atmosphere in that view along the road with the heavy shadows contrasting the pools of light between.

Nice to get a glimpse of the railway room too. Will it be scenics all round? Or part scenic and part storage sidings?


It will be 80% scenic, but plan to have reversing loops and hidden lines. The main line will have 2 reversing loops and have overhead lines, the other lines will just be 2 loops.
Still planning it out in my head, as per usual just go for it and hope it all falls in place :P

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:18 pm

And some clever electronics too I suspect ;)

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 am

SouthernBoy wrote:And some clever electronics too I suspect ;)


Sorry to disappoint, all clock work :wink:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby js1975 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:17 am

Bridges are looking excellent!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dave » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Nice bridges, but I love the transit campervan, what is its origin please :?:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:53 pm

It's not often you see a triple bridge let alone modelled! Great work. :)
I'd also like to know about the transit camper van please.
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:38 pm

The transit camper started off as a van for this set

http://www.hattons.co.uk/27776/Corgi_Co ... etail.aspx

I then cut down the body and made the living space for the back end, from plasticard, using pictures of a transit camper.
It's about 80% done just the odd bits to complete.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:57 pm

I got hold of 2 of those sets. I converted one to a pick up and one to a camper. Some images below

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby carnehan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42 pm

Based on what I've seen here over the past couple of pages, I am now debating with myself on reading your entire thread. 123 pages. Hmmm. As for the current work? It looks superb. I love a scratch builder and a scratch built bridge in particular. To get three in a row is a bonus. Those two transit vans look top notch too.

Loving this thread. 8)

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:49 pm

I will save you scrolling pages of crap start at page 122.


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