m.levin's layout thread

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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 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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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby lozstlouis » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:39 pm

m.levin wrote:I will save you scrolling pages of crap start at page 122.


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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:25 pm

Progress has been slow, due to other jobs to do around the house.
Today I got to have a play, working on the footbridge.
It's made from a number of Hornby footbridges.

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All I need is another scrap donor green footbridge, so if anyone has a scrap one for a good home let me know.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby carnehan » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:31 pm

That is a smashing looking station building there M.L, is it a scratch build? Also, what are you using to produce your paving slabs on the platforms? Sorry, I can't help you with the bridge.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:38 pm

Thanks Carnelian

Yes they are all scratch built.
I have used 7mm paving for the platform as 4mm was to small and 7mm to big, but 7mm looked better.


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