Not a layout - but railway modelling

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 am

My stream banks with basic grass covering and sitting on
the stream base are the patches of water weed that will
become embedded into the Aqua Magic (I hope)

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That tree is only an average 'decent size' tree standing some
245 mm from it's roots, or just over 60 foot high. Trees of
over 80 feet are quite common with giants getting to 100 feet,
or more. You rarely see good size trees on 4 mm scale layouts,
or dioramas.

Sorry Alex, forget our competition (Challenge) 1st May start as
only by starting early will I have the time to get finished by the
end of June.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Dad-1 wrote: Trees of over 80 feet are quite common with giants getting to 100 feet,
or more. You rarely see good size trees on 4 mm scale layouts, or dioramas.
Geoff T.

I am not surprised if you need 10ft thick plywood to support them! :lol:
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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Nice to see a scale sized large tree Geoff, not many model them
as you say, but you have pulled it off on this one.

Looking good.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Mountain » Tue May 01, 2018 9:59 pm

It is looking nice.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 pm

A lovely looking diorama 8).
And interesting discussion about tree heights - I think you are right that trees are usually far taller than modeled. But sometimes you just have to go with what looks right rather than was technically is. For example, we often have to place telegraph poles much closer together than scale distance so that the eye sees them as 'connected' (assuming they aren't actually connected by wire!). Having said that I think your tree looks a very comfortable height. I'm now wondering how I will get on with my newly adopted scale (7mm) - trees would be enormous compared to my previous N gauge ones :lol:

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi PNP,

7 mm Ehh ...... Perhaps Acers in small planting pots ?
Trouble with that the leaves will be out of scale !!

No, I reckon a moorland scenery the only way.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Mon May 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Not been able to do much on this for a few weeks.
Tonight I fixed another length of fencing, but not visible in
this photo.

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The 12 ton van is something that's gone through while the diorama was
awaiting my attention.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby manna » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:56 am

G'Day Gents

Watching this being built, you could, if you wanted to, is build a whole layout this way :?:

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 am

Hi Manna, Thanks for looking in.

Using the principal of a fixed section of track, best if it's simple. One could
easily have detachable and interchangeable 'fields' that slot into place alongside.
Something larger than my Shillingstones Lane, that starts at page 5 of this thread.

Joins are the main problem, but easily hidden by having joins in a ditch, or building
side. Bite sized projects are great fun as you can experiment without any fear of
messing up a large fixed layout.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:56 am

Sorry, this is where I finish for the competition. Too busy with other business, but
I do hope to return later this year to complete to my satisfaction.

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Thanks to Alex for getting this up and running and where at all possible I try
to give my full support. I also appreciate all the work put in by everyone who
decided to join in - The important thing is not winning, but participating !!!

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Pete » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:13 am

Hi Geoff

That's worked out lovely, the greenhouse is very subtle. Pics taken outside with 'real' shadows always capture something extra.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Michaelaface » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:31 am

this is excellent and giving me loads of inspiration, is the house kit or scratch built?

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:12 am

Hi Michaela,

All scratch built including the window frames. It really needs weathering down
from chimney to foundations, but I've run out of time I can spare for this at
the moment.

Once you get "In to" buildings they're difficult to leave behind !!

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Lysander » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am

But in daylight it still looks really good Geoff.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:24 pm

Yeah, the outside photos make an excellent model look even more appealing 8)


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