Micro layout in O-16.5

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:14 pm

Thanks Daniel you are way too kind!

I have been thinking about how to finish off the RH end of the warehouses, and yet another scenic break - 4 in such a small layout :lol:
So I came up with the idea of extending "Barnett & Sons" with a high level walkway providing access across the railway (and conveniently masking the track disappearing through the backscene), taking inspiration from these derelict warehouses in Gloucester Quays:
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So here's a cardboard mock-up to illustrate . . .
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:24 pm

Some progress on making the mock-up into reality.

Using 3mm Palight carved with stonework / wood planking as before, and some left-over York Modelmaking windows:
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Also some 'I' section girders added for support under the walkway:
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Also a man strategically placed by one of the windows (he is a cheap Chinese-import 'seated passenger' suitable hacked to appear about the right height):
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Of course roofing is next :D. The whole will be darkened somewhat when weathered to fit in with the rest of the building . . .

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:27 pm

Excellent!

ImageDSC02493 by d.caso, on Flickr


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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:20 pm

Roofs now on and facia added to RHS. The walkway roof is not that shiny normally, just that the sun happened to be shining on it when I took the photos :?
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:36 pm

Great looking building PNP. Well done. Nothing wrong with the sun shining on the roof. It happens in real life. :)

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:49 am

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I won't have enough hats if you keep doing such beautiful work!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:12 am

Excellent construction, bring on the "dirty brush"!
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:03 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:

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Lovely job - I can't help thinking he's saying :"OMG what have I done?"

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:11 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Lovely job - I can't help thinking he's saying :"OMG what have I done?"

Hopefully he'll have someone down there to shout to (at?) one day :D


Anyway, some more progress has been made 8)

First the facia boards have been painted...
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...and extended around the warehouse side with some landscaping outside the tracks (polystyrene and polyfilla)
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Also, the 'sett' embossing tool (see my workbench thread) has been used on some rolled-out DAS clay to create a cobbled road crossing the track
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I chickened-out of cobbling the whole area :roll: and will instead do some kind of hard-core surface for the rest. The idea is that the cobbles were originally laid more extensively but have become partly covered - hence the little patch separated from the road area. Hopefully it will all 'bed in' reasonably well when painted and textured . . . :?
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Thanks for reading...

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:02 pm

It is amazing how something so unimportant as a fascia can improve even such a good diorama!
Ik makes it more ... compact. Someway as a 3D version of what a layer of paint do on a just build model where many different materials were visible.

An that corner is beautiful!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:08 pm

What is really good is seeing it on your bed as it gives a good indication of the size of the board it is on. It looks much larger in close up photographs and yet it is a nice little size which can fit in the boot of a car. Excellent!

Have you, like me been collecting kits ready to build? I have just seen a nice new kit out (New to me) of a lovely little diesel shunter which looks ideal. I have lots of kits waiting for me to create a bit more space so I can start work. It will be nice when they are built. :D

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:28 am

@Mountain, its actually on the dining table, not a bed - though it IS on a child's sheet to protect the table :D. And yes its only 3ft by 2ft, very small...

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:06 pm

Lovely work to such a high standard, PNP. Well done.

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I like the picture of the building at the top of the page. The reds, browns and whites and smokiness in the brickwork. A dream to replicate. :)

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:35 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:@Mountain, its actually on the dining table, not a bed - though it IS on a child's sheet to protect the table :D. And yes its only 3ft by 2ft, very small...

Mine was going to be 3.5 x 2 but then I decided I wanted passing loops so I made another board.
Reminds me. Two days ago I bought myself a little foam sanding block to sand part of the wooden contours of my scenery, as trying to sand wood contours with ordinary sheets of either wet and dry or sandpaper does not make the papers last long. Hopefully a cheap (£2) foam sanding block will do the job. We shall see!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:17 pm

Thanks for comments guys - and yes Glencairn I like that photo too (unfortunately I did not take it :wink:)

I have made more progress 8)
Basic ground cover is down, including painting the cobbles and (a job I don't much like) static grass.
I have also added some 'life' - workers, sacks, barrels, drums, girders, etc. More to do but it's coming along . . .

The man looking down from the RHS warehouse has finally got someone to talk to :lol:
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Off for some winter sun soon, so may be a while before the next update (not that I'm complaining!)


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