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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:45 pm

The glimpses of your modified Hornby goods shed are intriguing.

An interesting use of the parts which I will lock away in my archives for when next one of those buildings passes my modelling room

Look forward to seeing your layout develop further

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby Foo » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:13 pm

36 trees for 99p, where the heck did you find them? Loving the use of low cost supplies, man after my own heart, all my card is stuff from work which was old show material, "the girls" have no use for it but I do :D, scalescenes is addictive. Made a tree from some dry privet hedge, home-made lights and signals, ballast from bikers sand (1.39 for a massive bag) and most of the rolling stock is second hand off here or fleabay. Should probably update my thread soon Lol.

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Thanks folks! While it isn't and never will be super-detailed, it IS edging slowly towards what I hoped for - but didn't think I'd achieve - visually acceptable to me. I'm also learning a little about forced perspective - slightly underscale at rear, every bit helps with only 15" wide boards! Fences come in lots of heights from 4' to 8' - so put the taller ones at the front?

Actually the Hornby Goods Shed is a bit over large and "coarse" to be at the rear, so I'm swopping the "far" corner for something flatter and smaller.

The trees? Bag of feathered fancy pipe cleaners on special offer at HobbyWorld. Coated in dilute PVU and sprinled in scatter. Just a few make a break for a fence to pass into...
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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:41 am

Changed a corner - enough space for a couple of trees (box of mixed 10 or so, less than a tenner incl post on th' 'bay!). One of the free samples on Australian Card Kits as back scene.

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby buz » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi whynot
That building in the corner looks vaguely familiar.
I am sure I have seen it somewhere I mean the real one.
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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:21 pm

Hi John, apparently The Old Dongera Mill, Western Australia! Doesn't look out of place in UK!

http://australian-card-kits.com/the-old-dongera-mill/

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby buz » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:07 pm

Hi whynot
Thought I had seen it somewhere before its a fair way away from me but I have seen the real one.
It does look good where you have put it and NOT out of place.
Are you using it as a flour mill or a ware house?
The real mill did at one time have its own siding for loading flour,
and probably unloading fire wood for the boilers it was a steam powered mill.
A lot of WA's early industry was powered by wood rather than coal.
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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:56 pm

It truly is a SMALL world!

"Are you using it as a flour mill or a ware house?"

Right now it's just a building - a part-3D backscene, a warehouse I guess!

"The real mill did at one time have its own siding for loading flour,
and probably unloading fire wood for the boilers it was a steam powered mill."

But I might build/adapt a complete one to stand alone nearer the front - free after all!

Thanks for the interest and info.

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:27 pm

Some random progress...scalescene freebies are actually about the "right size" for such a small layout. One as it comes, one chopped and "brick built" adaptation.

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:35 pm

And the other half of the free Australian Mill...

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:24 pm

...and a station bldg! Good ol' Superquick - Staff Room omitted and awning/canopy reduced in width, otherwise would over-dominate the short and narrow platform!

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...and some more greenery.

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The Hornby goods shed low relief needs to go - too bulky for such a small "scene". Doesn't look right. Some cottage-type "rears", I think.
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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:05 pm

Tried a bit of ballasting. Looks OK to me, but I shan't be doing too much of it - the visual improvement outweighed for me by the loss of track when I come to rebuild time! And anyway, this is all really just experimenting...

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And decided that the s'box had to move - it's now a half- to two-thirds relief, having been sawn in two!

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby GBev » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:33 pm

What did you use for ballasting?
Looks a bit... stock-cube-y :P

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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd!

Postby whynot » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:27 pm

Not even I am that cheap!

Kiln dried sand/fine gravel ballast/some grass scatter.
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Re: Minimal 00 - Cont'd! Or DISCont'd.

Postby whynot » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:22 pm

I've just about decided to give up on this - if I do something I like to do it properly and I don't have the skills to do that cheaply and I don't have the cash to do it the easy way! And the lack of useable space is frustrating - and even what I do have is less than ideal, with the local wildlife (snails I assume) having a nice chew on my newly built platform last night.

Ebay beckons for everything but the two locos that were prezzies methinks. And sooner or later a ready-made 4' x 2' N layout will turn up on auction!
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