My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
Daniel
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My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:32 pm

Actually this was going to be a 60cm X 80cm diorama. For some to me unknown reason, in my home dioramas tend to acquire pretty soon a wild will to grow so, after not too long, this one became a 3m X 0,80m section forming an 'L' shape with another of 1m X 2,75m section that I call 'my layout' but are actually the everchanging playground where I make all kinds of experiments with whatever approaches my world sugesting modeling posibilities.

It all started on the 60cm X 80cm baseboard and a big piece of foam...

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:47 pm

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:58 pm

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More tomorrow,

...but, please, don;'t misunderstand me: I am not adding any bla-bla to the images just to avoid filling your minds with my own ideas and opinions but, instead, to let all the room to you for criticize or comment and certainly to ask whatever you want to know. When you do I will be delighted to answer.

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Stainsacre » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:44 pm

Very interesting Daniel.

It took me quite a while to flick through working out how you had done things with the different materials. I do like the modified set square.
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:57 pm

As mesmerizing as ever Daniel.

You use different types of pin. Does anything in particular govern the use of hooked pins in favour of plain pins?

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:30 am

Stainsacre wrote:Very interesting Daniel.

It took me quite a while to flick through working out how you had done things with the different materials. I do like the modified set square.



Thank you Dave.

Well, because I am not really focus on result but on en-joying whatever I do, I rarelly take a method as 'standard'. So you'll see all the way a certain degree of ignorance which toguether with curiosity makes my most precious capital.

Yes, I have a couple of such modified squares in diferent sizes. Really very useful and super cheap to make.

If there is any interest I can start a thread on homemade modeling tools.

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:42 am

Ex-Pat wrote:As mesmerizing as ever Daniel.

You use different types of pin. Does anything in particular govern the use of hooked pins in favour of plain pins?


Good morning Ex-Pat,

Sorry, English is not my language so some subtle stuff gets lost when my lone brain cell try to translate!

When you say 'hooked pins' I am not sure I understand.
Do you mean the ones made with bent steel rod or do you mean the inclined position of the pins?

If your question is about the shape of the pins, well, I use silicone kit for glueing foam and if I want the joint to be really strong and am glueing two thick (50mm or so) foam pieces pulling out the pins once the glue has set will requiere some serious pulling because both, the long friction surface between the whole length of the pin and the foam but also the siliconekit the pin was pushed through to hold both foam pieces toguether. A plain pin would be more difficult to pull but a bent one solves the problem.

If, instead, your question is about the orientation of the pins not perpendicular to the foam's surface but at an angle, that is an ancient carpentry trick to ensure two pieces of material that for some reason can't be clamped will hold together strongly:

Here the different options on pins orientation:

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The pins in the first image will hold the pieces sideways in place but couldn't ensure much presure.

The second image will hold too, but not much and will be too vulnerable to every slightest blow from the left (on the top piece) or from the right (on the piece below)

The third image let's see the most secure way: the strength of the material is trhe limit but the pins won't allow the material sliding in any direction.

Let me know if it's not clear.

Daniel








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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:39 am

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Yes, all those small blue foam pieces are just to hold the parts in place until the glue is dry...

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Because the coarse sanding leaves a lot of 'hairs' standing, a very soft retouch with very fine sandpaper is enough to get rid of them without damaging the weathered effect...

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properly weathering the beams end adds a touch of credibility...

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... and combining different grades of sanding a beam may look more convincing...

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A carefully made break adds also something...

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Second hand woodmay show traces of previous use...

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and the variations are endless...

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 am

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:42 am

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:53 am

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No problem:

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:56 am

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 am

Some seriously good modelling going on there, couldn't help thinking that the style of buildings your are creating bore a lot of similarity with the buildings graphically created for in the computer game "Uncharted 4" (the wife plays it all the time)

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 am

luckymucklebackit wrote:Some seriously good modelling going on there, couldn't help thinking that the style of buildings your are creating bore a lot of similarity with the buildings graphically created for in the computer game "Uncharted 4" (the wife plays it all the time)

Jim


Thank you Jim.

I can believe there are some similitude but have no idea.
I don't know that 'Uncharted 4" game and, even worse, the only computer game I've ever played was something as 'Mario's factory' or so my kids made me buy when the only computer around was a 'Comodore 64' (if the memory function of my lone brain cell is not laying.) So more than four decades ago.

But 99,9 of my inspiration comes from exhaustive research at the fabulous DELCAMPE website (see link below) and it's amazing collecxtion of old postcards. I've been searching there -still am- about the old 'organic' French architecture for years and saved many thousands of copies.

Here just a couple of them now pinned right above my workbench waiting my lazy brain cell to start cutting the foam:

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My search focus on small villages popuklar architecture for feeding my dioramas which depict an imaginary French island during the period 1880 to 1930 but you can find at the website postcards and other documents from the whole world. Here the link which is really an amazing source of information for a modeller:

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/postcards/

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:29 am

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Yes, as you can see, the first big building with the arched roofs is now gone.
That is one of the countless aspects of being free: one can at every moment change whatever one wants. :)

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