George's N gauge layout

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Postby Danny » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:29 pm

Looks good there; balsa is very nice too work with in my opinion, nice to see you are back too.

Danny.

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Postby Lofty » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:37 pm

Good to have you back on board mate :)

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Postby mortyfootball » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:48 pm

The Lone Wanderer returns!
Currently on the rails with my camera

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Postby pointstaken » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:20 pm

Those buildings do look good,George. Where did you get the measurements from ?

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:08 pm

Thanks all :)

Dennis, I got the dimensions off the top of my head - worked out what a door was from the DPM kit I have, then did the rest from photos :)

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Postby westbrom » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:35 pm

Great buildings George, and welcome back :)


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Postby heinz » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:47 pm

all weathered they look fantastic
Do you use washes or just paint and drybrushing?
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Postby joshing_man » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:07 pm

Welcome back George - glad to see you haven't been idle :wink:

The buildings look really good. Did you find balsa easy to work with? How strong are they?

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:31 pm

@ Neil, thanks :)

@ Heinz, I used a red acrylic brush on the one with sliding door, but then painted over it with brown. It's a little dark but 'hey' :) The other one has an underlying coat of white acrylic, and then a light brown added - I like that one 8)

@Andrew, I prefer balsa to plasticard as it's easy to cut. Though you do find if you're not careful that you can split the wood along the grain, particularly around windows. They are strong, as they are quite small. I gave them a base too, which helps :)

If anyone wants to see them in person, then you can see them at this year's Warley Exhibition as I'm taking some stuff along.

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:00 am

Howdy George

Like the buildings mate

Tim :)
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Postby Derek » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:56 am

Hi George, welcome back.

I used to make balsa models as a kid, I think I'll try it for some railway items now I've seen your efforts :)

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Postby heinz » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:44 am

Balsa is my favourite medium although its a bit bulky for finer english N gauge stuff but i like what your doing george!!!
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Postby bunji » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:12 pm

Glad to see you're back, George! Nice buildings too - can't wait to see them in real life. :D

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:16 pm

Bring some wet wipes and cotton gloves and you just might be able to handle them :wink:

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Postby Ijdagger » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:42 pm

dr5euss wrote:Bring some wet wipes and cotton gloves and you just might be able to handle them :wink:


And what exactly are we touching :oops: :wink:


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