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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #180 on: April 16, 2018, 11:26:40 am »


PLYMBRIDGE:- The north side of town is nearly done building wise, another PUB/Shop to build, then I need to finalise the positions and get the roads laid, greenery planted and the little people placed.
I have been given a diorama set for a WW 2 fighter service area in 1/48 scale (near enough O gauge) it contains a Mk1 Hurricane, a fuel truck, a light truck service van, a set of figures and associated ground equipment, so I will take a small break from building terraced houses and give building something in a larger scale a go.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #181 on: April 16, 2018, 11:49:18 am »
Allthough not N Gauge lets see some pictures of that when its finished Diane
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #182 on: April 16, 2018, 09:39:43 pm »
Those Metcalfe kits do look good all together like you have them Di - I really rate Metcalfe.  :thumbsup: . And I also would like to see your WWII modelling.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #183 on: April 19, 2018, 09:59:00 pm »
Those Metcalfe kits do look good all together like you have them Di - I really rate Metcalfe.  :thumbsup: . And I also would like to see your WWII modelling.
Indeed they do. Excellent modelling Di. I love the fact you can just see the trains through the town scape, just as it should be. Thank you.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #184 on: May 03, 2018, 02:53:30 pm »


I am back building houses and shops again, after a break dabbling in 1/48 scale plastic kit building, the north side town building (as in houses and shops) program is now complete. I am stock piling kits to start work on the South side of town.


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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #185 on: May 03, 2018, 03:59:52 pm »
Looks really good but do you get fed up of building the Metcalfe kits?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #186 on: May 03, 2018, 04:11:23 pm »
If Di is anything like me - an emphatic no! I am finding, now that I am getting quite proficient in building Metcalfe kits, (okay,my opinion  :)), that they can be quite easily customised to deviate from the norm'. My next project is to take a few of the low relief terraced house kits, join them together with 'ginnels' to get round the back. If I remember correctly, someone on the forum, @Innovationgame possibly, did something on those lines.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #187 on: May 03, 2018, 04:58:04 pm »
Looks really good but do you get fed up of building the Metcalfe kits?

That was the reason for the side trip into other forms of modelling, I got to the stage where I could build a terraced house kit with my eyes shut. ;)
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #188 on: May 03, 2018, 05:42:05 pm »
I find it quite easy to do long terraces with or without ginnels, using the plotter cutter an A4 sheet with two 6 house terrace or 4 house terraces with rear kitchen extensions takes about  5 minutes with card or about 12 minutes with Slaters plasticard.  For ginnels I just modify the basic terrace to cut only a single door and window above, imagine the end cut off one piece and stuck in between two full terraces; the 2 darker pieces on the part folded one at left are heavier card to give the rear extension a bit more to stick to, it will be further reinforced by a piece of plastic angle. The brass etches in grey primer are Peedie doors and windows. My next project will be some semis similar to the Metcalfe pair at the back, possibly with the doors front centre instead of at each side, and some without the gabled front bits.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #189 on: May 03, 2018, 08:36:13 pm »
I got to the stage where I could build a terraced house kit with my eyes shut. ;)

I've seen layouts on the exhibition circuit where they obviously did that! ::)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #190 on: May 07, 2018, 12:09:02 pm »
PLYMBRIDGE:- Work has started on the South side of town, with the building of a block of shops. These have been built using 2 different Metcalfe kits as the only  terraced shops available are as a low relief model, the low relief shops and low relief backs do not match so I have used bits from my stock pile of spare bits and pieces to make up this building.





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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #191 on: May 07, 2018, 12:16:27 pm »
I am a great believer in 'bashing' Metcalfe kits - your efforts show what can be done Di. (Something to file away for future reference).  :thumbsup:
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #192 on: May 07, 2018, 02:10:22 pm »
Nice kit bash Di, minor niggle, cos I'm a nit picking barsteward, why only 3 pots on one of the chimney stacks?  I've given up rolling the Metcalf pots, I use cast ones from Peedie or Scalelink
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #193 on: May 07, 2018, 04:32:29 pm »
Nice kit bash Di, minor niggle, cos I'm a nit picking barsteward, why only 3 pots on one of the chimney stacks?  I've given up rolling the Metcalf pots, I use cast ones from Peedie or Scalelink

The Kids on the street lobbed a brick at the chimney stack and smashed one. ;)
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #194 on: May 07, 2018, 04:46:16 pm »
I though there'd been some home improvements (Barry Bucknell lives  ;)) and a chimney breast taken out!

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