Micro layout in O-16.5

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:41 pm

Daniel wrote:A very interesting one.
You are at the NGRM so you may know Tim Williams and his slate layouts full of such things and, of course, inclines.

Daniel


Not sure, but I think it may have been him who gave me the link.

I found out (See link) that they are called spoon points. They are ideal for temporary sidings.

I agree Chops. PNP has created amazing scenes!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:10 pm

I have now completed two of my warehouse buildings (see my workbench thread) and have just posed them on the layout for a photo opp 8) - and to check my widest stock passes through the open doors :oops: (it did!)
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:14 pm

That is a radical change!
I like it.
A lot.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:21 pm

Here are a few photos of the warehouses, from my workbench thread, posed on the layout. The middle one is still very much in-progress (e.g. it doesn't have a main roof yet! And one of its opening windows seems to have been knocked too far open!!!) but it gives me an idea of how this side of the layout will look . . .
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:27 pm

Oh...!
If I were you I would be dancing now!

Beautiful and characterful.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:51 pm

Daniel, that comment had me laughing out loud :lol:

You are far too kind (esp as you have so much more talent than me) - I am a member of NGRM-online too, so I know about your (great) reputation . . . :wink:

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:52 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Daniel, that comment had me laughing out loud :lol:

You are far too kind (esp as you have so much more talent than me) - I am a member of NGRM-online too, so I know about your (great) reputation . . . :wink:


No. NO.
I am not too kind.
May be you don't notice yet but your work has something precious: harmony.
There is a very effective balance of volumes and space and also shapes and colours...
The colours are playing ping-pong with each other in a very personal way and the viewer's eyes begin to dance with that silent music...

Someway I felt a bit of envy when I saw your post with the last images and that means to me: "Daniel: pay attention: there is something worth to learn here."

One think that I like a lot: the paned windows are not the only 'American' element. Also if not the same colours, the contrast between the green windows and the natural wood of the walls keeps making me think the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR buildings in Maine. But the magic is that the whole of the scene is very clearly British and those American elements doesn't affect the scene's character.

Beyond all my bla-bla, it is a pleasure to see your work. Deal with it. :D

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby ChrisGreaves » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:56 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:... I may also remove some of the larger pieces of slate as some look a little too large . . . :oops: ...
I'm possibly a little bit too late to urge you to leave the large ballast as it is.
There is a precedent if you check out this video at the 5m59s mark.
I never rode this line, although my sister rode it to get to Bury Grammar School in 1955/56.
(signed)"Still wading through the forums" of Bonavista. :lol:
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:31 pm

Thanks Chris, and no you are not too late - I have not touched the ballast since it went down :D

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Chops » Sun May 09, 2021 1:50 am

Absolutely charming.
Nessie rocks!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:19 pm

The warehouses from my workbench thread are now starting to appear on the layout :D. They are screwed to the board (from below). One of the servos on my Openses Ame Ltd doors had failed since last used before my summer sabbatical :twisted: so I had to purchase a replacement (admittedly, not a great expense!). So this was the first time I got to 'play' (test!) the opening doors in anger!

I made some dummy packing case low-reliefs to hide the servos whilst the doors are open - though actually I think they were pretty unobtrusive in the darkness...
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In place they hide all trace of the servos
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And now with the doors closed across the tracks
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Of course an animation requires a VIDEO ( :shock: :? 8) ) so I made a little one to show off the doors, point and uncoupler in operation...
https://youtu.be/uU5XwZ_2qZ4

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:17 pm

When complete, worthy of exhibiting PN! Looks great!
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:58 pm

Thanks Timbersurf :D

Just another couple of photos now I have connected up the warehouse lighting
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:04 pm

Bautiful both buildings and clever solution at the joint of both worlds.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:00 pm

ImageDSC02509 by d.caso, on Flickr

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