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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:22 pm
by thebritfarmer
Gob Smacked !!!!!!!!!! Was definitely worth the wait.

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:29 pm
by SouthernBoy
Thanks gents - really much appreciated :D

Dave - to get 10/10 from you has really made my day!

Did you watch the YouTube clip at the end of my post?

The bridge at the end of the video is the same one I took photos of last summer and posted in your 'Inspiration for Model Bridges' thread - did you recognise it?

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:19 am
by Zunnan
Definately worth the wait.

Who'd have thought that modelling the underside of a bridge visible from a few angles would achieve such a sense of scale on what is a relatively small section of layout... :wink: So glad you have paid attention to Daves postings over the months and applied that here, its really coming together into something quite extraordinary.

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:29 am
by 0121modeller
SouthernBoy wrote:Thanks gents - really much appreciated :D

Dave - to get 10/10 from you has really made my day!

Did you watch the YouTube clip at the end of my post?

The bridge at the end of the video is the same one I took photos of last summer and posted in your 'Inspiration for Model Bridges' thread - did you recognise it?


I think recognise the photo of the blue plate girder bridge below in your thread as the same one I visited on my "day on the tubes" thread.
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& yes, your re-creation of that other bridge with the combination of arched girders & the colouring to the brick & mortar I'm HUGELY impressed with :D !

Good also to know my thread on bridges has been a source of inspiration to both yourself, Zunnan & hopefully others :D

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:35 am
by SouthernBoy
Yes, well it's much thanks to you as well Zunnan - it doesn't show up so well in the pictures - but the brickwork looks much better from where I sit than in the photographs with plenty of variation in colour and mortar lines. I think it's just my bad camera work.

You were instructive in helping me get this right and for that I thank you very much :)

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:43 am
by Zunnan
I have words from Dave rattling around in my head right now...'You can't do as much with bridges in N' :P

Once I've done this 3 arch bridge for the club I think I'll be revisiting some of my own now!

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:15 am
by ElDavo
Lovely work as ever. The details really do give it all life. Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Dave

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:01 pm
by whynot
Both the skill and the patience that sort of work takes is quite simply beyond my comprehension! Amazing.

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:30 pm
by OliverSR
An inspiring level of detail and skill in this layout. Depicting a interesting subject which I haven't seen many people model especially not in N gauge.
I really look forward to seeing this layout progress.
I saw that you have some underground stations included in your plans for the layout. Do you have any plans to model any underground trains in the future as I would be interested to see if that can be done in N gauge?
OliverSR

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:05 pm
by SouthernBoy
Thanks again for your comments gents, as always very much appreciated :)

OliverSR:
Sadly no underground trains on this layout - but I hope to on a future layout (maybe 5 or 10 years away). It can certainly be done in N gauge because the 2mm Copenhagen Fields layout has one, and there was a thread on RMWeb of someone working on N gauge underground trains, I think using 3D printing, although I may be mistaken on the process.

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:25 pm
by Clifton009
Just caught up on this thread again.

Fantastic scratch building.

The detailing on the bridges is excellent.

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:30 pm
by Eastern
So glad to see Frankland again - I am very impressed with the bridgework and particularly the weathering of the brickwork and the faded posters - dedication to the hobby! Loved the the short clip - thought the cyclist had 'bought it' at 1:02 with the trams! Plus all the comings and goings that you just wouldn't see nowadays - Thanks for sharing!

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:06 am
by ie 201
Scratchbuilding and kitbuilding at its best
One word describes this layout, AWESOME take a bow sir the level of detail is amazing and in n guage!!!!

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:33 pm
by mika
A great update, as usual.
The attention to detail is stunning :shock: and your scratch-built structures are an inspiration. I hope I'll have the patience to someday build something so coherent and sophisticated as Frankland.
Already looking forward for your next update.

Michael

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:37 am
by Michaelaface
don't think I'll bother finishing my layout now after seeing this update o___O

and to think this is N gauge too!