OllyG: Great Northern Railway

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.
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Postby Infrontcat » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:48 am

Welcome back! I can honestly confirm that it was well worth the wait! What an excellent effort by all concerned! Out of interest, were there any particular things the chaps have done that you want our attention drawn to (credit where credit's due and all that ;) )?

Cheers

Tim
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Postby ollyg16 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:47 pm

Thanks Guys for you kind comments, and endless inspiration. You have all taught me so much, and are an endless source of knowledge (on model railways anyway!).


As requested: some overviews. It shows how much still needs to be done:

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Sidings:
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To the right:
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Tim, as you know, this is a team effort. Here is the proof of the kids efforts:

Painting one of the backscenes with granny:
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Preparing the corn field:
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Finished result:
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Other scenes set by them::

Station Car Park (note the carefully painted lines):
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Painted the shed and fitted gutters:
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Car Accident (cars not to scale)
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Dogs Demise:
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Hobo Villiage:
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Still plenty to do........................

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Postby mmurnin900 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:11 pm

Looks great

a tip for people

Remove all of the plastic and super glue down by feet only, i used it for cows and worked a treat. This allows you to make it look as if their feet are moving
Matthew
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Postby sanctuary » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:50 pm

Great pictures, it's nice to see the whole family including Granny all working together, leaves memories that are set in the mind for years to come fantastic.
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Postby edwardholmes91 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:12 pm

Wow, brilliant, you have got a lovely layout comming on their. And its great to see that you are involving the family too. Looks absolutely great, loved the trains eye video. The painted backdrop looks stunning!

WELL DONE!

I can only hope that my layout only looks as good as you and your families does at the moment. I am not including any gradients on mine. Am I right in saying that it is a figure of eight folded back on itself? Great use of space, because it means you get twice as much running distance.

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:48 pm

holmedwa04 wrote: The painted backdrop looks stunning!

I agree - Top marks to Granny :wink:

Lofty

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Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:00 pm

nice shots
that back drop is cracking. i like the layout as a whole as well, lots to look at and looks like lots of intersting operation on it
as well as fun for the kids

this is what i do when i work on mine
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Postby michaelsage » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:02 am

Hi,

Nice to see another family built layout! Its nice to get the kids involved my daughter loves building buildings and playing with the airport we modelled :?

Love the detailing on yours, amazing what little things kids pick up on that adults miss!

Think we will be borrowing some ideas from your layout! :)

Michael

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Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:26 am

I do wish my kids were at that age to help. Got loads of boring jobs for them to do :wink:

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Postby michaelsage » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:31 am

They do seem to enjoy the jobs we consider boring, providing it can be done in 5 mins and involves huge amounts of PVA. Sorry to hijack the thread!

Michael
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Postby ollyg16 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:14 am

You are all under the false impression that their work is both voluntary, and enjoyable.

Ever heard of a press-gang?

:wink: :wink: :lol:

Olly

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Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:47 am

What's the price for the little workers?

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Postby ollyg16 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:08 pm

Whatever change you have in your pocket: but you get their mother free.

:lol:

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Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:56 pm

Mother for free, might have to pass the wifey wont like it. :wink:

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Postby ollyg16 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:12 pm

I understand. I was going to withdraw the offer anyway..........

What about for a deal today: mother-in-law free? Thats fair.

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