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Offline Dorsetmike

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2014, 11:54:00 am »
They look very good indeed, Dave :thumbsup:
I think I'd have to replace the door on the goods shed with something a bit more 3 dimensional, though :hmmm:


Should be something here

http://www.peediemodels.com/products.php?cat=25

If you don't need a large fret with a lot of doors or windows, the second page has smaller cheaper frets.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2014, 08:17:05 pm »
Thanks for the link  :thumbsup:

I'm sure I have some etched brass doors somewhere :hmmm:
Now if I could only remember where that special place is  :doh:

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2014, 05:08:37 am »
In the past I've made me own by laminating two pieces of card or plasticard together... probably over scale, but looks alright to me. Cheap and certainly an improvement over just being drawn on.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2014, 10:59:44 am »
In the past I've made me own by laminating two pieces of card or plasticard together... probably over scale, but looks alright to me. Cheap and certainly an improvement over just being drawn on.

Rather than 2 pieces of card, I would have thought card with an overlay of heavy paper might be closer to scale. I must admit I've not tried it with laminated card or paper, I have used printed doors on buildings near the back of the layout, but etched ones elsewhere.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2014, 03:29:36 am »
I'm sorry for the quality of the photographs, but you can see some of my early attempts with laminated plasticard here:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=2721
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=2718
As I say, I'm quite happy with the results... looks OK to my eyes.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #80 on: July 17, 2014, 05:33:32 am »
Good work there George.

Clever adaptation.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2014, 11:32:17 am »
I like those cottages George, reminds me of Gold hill (of Hovis advert fame) in Shaftesbury  :thumbsup:

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2014, 12:42:14 pm »
Cheers MIKE


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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2014, 01:36:40 am »
I like those cottages George, reminds me of Gold hill (of Hovis advert fame) in Shaftesbury  :thumbsup:

David

Thanks for the complement, David, but after looking at Dorsetmike's link to the images of the real place, I think you've got a vivid imagination!

Thanks for the kind comment, though.

George
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2014, 11:21:10 am »
I believe the Gold Hill gradient is 1:6 (although it looks more like 1:4 to me) not many places that have buildings on that sort of gradient, can you imagine getting a removal van up there let alone a horse and cart in earlier days, the road access is only from the bottom, the top has a footpath.

They run a bicycle hill climb time trial up it - mad sods - I believe the best time is under 30 seconds. I note that Google street view did not make it onto the steep cobbled section, chickened out at the change from Tarmac to cobble!
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #85 on: July 20, 2014, 11:24:13 am »
How about the main street in Clovelly, North Devon ?

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2014, 11:06:07 pm »
I believe the Gold Hill gradient is 1:6 (although it looks more like 1:4 to me) not many places that have buildings on that sort of gradient, can you imagine getting a removal van up there let alone a horse and cart in earlier days, the road access is only from the bottom, the top has a footpath.

Try Harlech.. the "not so steep" road is 1 in 4, the steep back way is about 1 in 3, and bottom to top by bus pretty much goes via Porthmadog 8)
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2014, 11:49:50 pm »

Strapped on the roof?  ;D

Doh. And to think I'm quite a stickler when it comes to English grammar. But it reminds me of the old joke: "Shall I put the bag in the boot ..... "

Now its time for another drink.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2014, 07:40:49 am »
Definitely worth persevering and practising with Scalescenes models. Iím really enjoying learning the best techniques and have just completed a station (minus chimney pots so far) from the medium and small station buildings and their platforms:




George

Dude that looks awesome!!

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #89 on: August 29, 2014, 09:05:22 pm »
100 hours for one building !!.   Thats all the time I have committed to building my layout in 2 years !!,   at that rate I will be dead before I get near finished.

Are there any decent sized ready to plant stations?,  got a feeling one of the German companies do one.     I will want a decent sized 2 story main building unless I opt for a station on high level road bridge.   

this is what I am aiming at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29644579@N07/favorites/with/8205152019/lightbox/

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