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Title: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 07, 2014, 01:42:31 am
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I am building a layout in the bedroom hence snoozebury it is a double track roundy roundy layout,  up to now I have laid the track using Peco code 55 track and electrofrog points all Medium radius. I am currently connecting up the power bus the layout is DCC.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on August 07, 2014, 03:11:38 am
Hi, Ditape, and welcome to the NGF.  :wave:

Your plan looks very neat and functional. Would you like to tell us more, such as era, region, etc the layout will represent? What locomotives will run?

We are a nosey lot and love piccies! I'm also curious to know if that's an operating well in the middle, or a bed!

 :welcomesign:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Sprintex on August 07, 2014, 04:53:16 am
Welcome in Ditape :wave:

As George said looks like a good plan full of operational interest :thumbsup:

Hmm, bed in the middle - how cool would that be laying there listening to the trains going round? :D


Paul
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 07, 2014, 07:03:03 am
A nice, simple classic layout ideal for watching the trains go round whilst having enough operating interest: station, sidings, loco shed, too.

Any particular geographic location?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on August 07, 2014, 09:21:39 am
Hi Ditape,  :welcomesign: looks good, as everyone says, should be great fun. If those squares on the plan are 1ft, that's one heck of a bed.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Sprintex on August 07, 2014, 09:32:56 am
Those squares can't be a foot, either that or he's found some 2' long N gauge points somewhere! :D


Paul
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on August 07, 2014, 09:33:32 am
Welcome to the friendly forum Ditape, glad you've joined us and thanks for the layout plan, gives up some idea of what you're up to.   ;)

We'd love to see some pictures of your progress so far as not only are we a nosey lot on here we love to see pictures of everything.

 :welcomesign:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 07, 2014, 09:37:52 am
Hullo Ditape, and welcome to the forum :wave:

Great looking layout and, like the others, I'd like to hear more about what era you are running.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 07, 2014, 02:50:19 pm
The layout is 8'x5' and the grey area is a operating well, the layout will be based some where in the southwest,in the  60's/ 70's and will feature both steam and diesel motive power,but I am a firm believer in if I like it I will run it or it's my railway and I will run/do what I like.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on August 07, 2014, 03:32:56 pm
I am a firm believer in if I like it I will run it or it's my railway and I will run/do what I like.
Well said that man :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: scotsoft on August 07, 2014, 06:06:40 pm
I am a firm believer in if I like it I will run it or it's my railway and I will run/do what I like.
Well said that man :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My thoughts exactly  :claphappy:

... and welcome on board, enjoy your time spent on the forum  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: smileyjon on August 09, 2014, 10:41:49 pm
Just to say hello :hellosign:

and what a fun build this is going to be . . . any photo's of it so far ?

Thanks

Jon
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 10, 2014, 04:32:13 pm
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Here are a couple of pictures of the track laying. which is now finished, I am currently tied up with electric string getting the power bus connected up and tested and wiring up all the point motors (Peco).

More photos will follow soon.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: kardkits on August 12, 2014, 12:59:40 am
I did not want to quote one member over the other, he the man appears to be neither. welcome di
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 12, 2014, 03:08:38 pm
 http://youtu.be/YFFuku9AhfQ (http://youtu.be/YFFuku9AhfQ)

I now have the power bus fully installed, I could not resist the opportunity to play trains. :no: OOOPs  :sorrysign: I mean "Test" it. :smiley-laughing:

Excuse the mess will get around to tidying up later.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2014, 03:26:01 pm


I now have the power bus fully installed, I could not resist the opportunity to play trains. :no: OOOPs  :sorrysign: I mean "Test" it. :smiley-laughing:

Excuse the mess will get around to tidying up later.

Tidying up need only be carried once thorough playing testing has been enjoyed :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: scotsoft on August 12, 2014, 03:27:05 pm
I do like the sound of trains being tested  :claphappy:

I don't see any mess, just organised chaos  ;)

Thank you for posting your video  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ScottyStitch on August 12, 2014, 04:01:40 pm
Great work and good progress!

Thanks for sharing and keep the pics/videos coming  :thankyousign:

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 12, 2014, 04:17:50 pm
Congratulations. I hope to have the power bus and track installed in a month or so.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: smileyjon on August 13, 2014, 11:51:05 pm
I'm impressed . . . great progress  :wave:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 19, 2014, 03:11:20 pm
Imagey
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Still busy with electric string, this weeks project build the point control panel.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on August 19, 2014, 03:18:09 pm
Imagey
Imagey

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Still busy with electric string, this weeks project build the point control panel.
Very neat and tidy on top as well as the stringy bit underneath
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 19, 2014, 09:16:53 pm
Looking very good, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on August 19, 2014, 10:21:48 pm
I agree with NPN, very professional. The 3 press buttons are for isolating sections I believe?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 20, 2014, 12:03:08 am
The 3 push buttons are for electro-magnets for uncouplers. ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on August 20, 2014, 08:41:38 am
The 3 push buttons are for electro-magnets for uncouplers. ;)

Ah!  That had me puzzled, too!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 20, 2014, 09:53:27 pm
Just finished wiring all the points up and "testing" them, next to install and wire the electro-magnets.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on August 21, 2014, 08:56:49 am
Been a very busy bee haven't we.   :)

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 26, 2014, 03:54:04 pm
006 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LmInSvrGXk#ws)

The latest addition to my fleet running through what will be the station.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 26, 2014, 04:28:32 pm
I'm sure I heard Bealman squeak with pleasure near the end of that clip :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on August 26, 2014, 05:47:49 pm
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on August 26, 2014, 07:13:39 pm
Oh no - he's got a BP !
I want one  :'(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Sprintex on August 26, 2014, 09:06:06 pm
Oh no - he's got a BP !

*Ahem*, look at the poster's profile again, I think you'll find "he" is inappropriate ;)

Tis a lovely model up close the Blue Pullman 8)


Paul
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on August 26, 2014, 10:01:09 pm
*Ahem*, look at the poster's profile again, I think you'll find "he" is inappropriate ;)

Whoops  :-[
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on August 27, 2014, 09:13:10 am
*Ahem*, look at the poster's profile again, I think you'll find "he" is inappropriate ;)

Whoops  :-[

It is an often made mistake, just look under the person's name for the icon which shows the person's gender, there are quite a few of us on the forum now.   ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 02, 2014, 01:47:19 pm
Today I have started to ballast the layout,Ho-Hum how boring and tedious. :censored:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 02, 2014, 04:07:33 pm
I found it quite enjoyable actually, Di, but I have only done a single track line 3ft in length so far. No doubt when I progress to the 'Big One' I will not find that to be the case :-\
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 05, 2014, 05:04:32 pm
#2

Have done the back scene and dug some of the old buildings from a past layout out of the loft, you can see I have taken a break from ballasting back to it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ColinH on September 05, 2014, 10:17:58 pm
#2

Have done the back scene and dug some of the old buildings from a past layout out of the loft, you can see I have taken a break from ballasting back to it tomorrow.

Looking really good Di. Love the Metcalfe cottages but think I would have spaced them a little further apart as they don't really work as a terrace with the roof overhang at the sides.

Just my thought for what it is worth  ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 05, 2014, 11:07:04 pm
#2

Have done the back scene and dug some of the old buildings from a past layout out of the loft, you can see I have taken a break from ballasting back to it tomorrow.

Looking really good Di. Love the Metcalfe cottages but think I would have spaced them a little further apart as they don't really work as a terrace with the roof overhang at the sides.

Just my thought for what it is worth  ;)
They are only there temporarily as there will be a grassy bank there later.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 06, 2014, 02:58:18 pm
Still ballasting about 1/3 of the mainline done and I still hate ballasting :veryangry: :censored:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on September 06, 2014, 03:00:02 pm
That makes at least 2 of us, a bit like ironing, it looks lovely when it's done.   :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on September 06, 2014, 03:11:35 pm
a bit like ironing, it looks lovely when it's done.   :)

Hmm, women that do the ironing AND the ballasting.  Stop teasing the menfolk ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on September 06, 2014, 03:16:38 pm
 :laughabovepost:    :laughabovepost:    :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 06, 2014, 05:32:00 pm
I suppose we could train the menfolk up for Ironing then there no teasing :claphappy: :laugh3:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 06, 2014, 09:37:10 pm
Any tips on how to iron my 'one button suit'? :-[
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ColinH on September 06, 2014, 09:40:00 pm
Any tips on how to iron my 'one button suit'? :-[

Probably best to use a cool iron. After all don't want to leave any scorch marks   :D:smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Sprintex on September 06, 2014, 09:42:33 pm
I'd say it was past ironing, that'll need a good steam-press!  >:D  :laugh:


Paul
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 06, 2014, 09:48:31 pm
Sorry about this, Di :sorrysign:

See what I have to put up with? :'(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 06, 2014, 10:15:04 pm
Any tips on how to iron my 'one button suit'? :-[
:hmmm:I can recommend a plastic surgeon that may be able to help you :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 06, 2014, 10:44:14 pm
#4
The ballasting so far.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 07, 2014, 06:55:11 pm
#3


I got bored ballasting so I built a bit of a hill/bank. ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 07, 2014, 08:10:57 pm
Has the ballasting dried yet, Di, and have you checked all is OK - especially the points?
I ask as I'll soon have that fun to come :worried:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 07, 2014, 08:18:58 pm
Has the ballasting dried yet, Di, and have you checked all is OK - especially the points?
I ask as I'll soon have that fun to come :worried:
The ballast has dried and after much cleaning and fetling the points are working as planed again.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 09, 2014, 02:03:30 pm
#5

A little static grass,brown paint and a few bushes make a big difference.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 09, 2014, 02:06:13 pm
Looks highly realistic; excellent work, IMHO.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on September 09, 2014, 03:24:48 pm
#5

A little static grass,brown paint and a few bushes make a big difference.
That looks fantastic especially the wheel ruts in the muddy lane   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 09, 2014, 05:03:18 pm
The layout's really starting to come alive now, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 16, 2014, 06:17:15 pm
#6
More hill built today,I will have to go back to ballasting soon :uneasy:.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 16, 2014, 06:29:23 pm
Very nice scenic modelling.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: PinkNosedPenguin on September 17, 2014, 10:19:33 pm
My layout construction blog is on another forum :worried: but I like to read ones here on NGF as I model N gauge myself. Anyway, this thread caught my eye as I see you're a fellow Swindonian Di, and I wanted to inform you all that some guys do ballasting AND ironing :angel: !
Nice layout by the way - looks to be coming along great - wish my progress was as fast (and accomplished) as yours :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 18, 2014, 12:03:32 am
#9

The basics for one end of the layout now done. I will have to do some more ballasting next time I get a chance to work on the layout. :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 23, 2014, 02:23:23 pm
More Ballasting this week, but I have found a ideal way of adding PVA my old Deluxe card glue bottle makes a ideal dilute PVA dropper. :claphappy:

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on September 23, 2014, 02:53:53 pm
Isn't it amazing I don't know about everyone else but when I start on a new scenic section of my layout it always looks an absolute mess then as you go on things start to look like your getting there ,Then you look again and Wow it looks brilliant . Well done Ditape you've done well I like the old road it looks just right and the way the building blends in ,covering up the door is one of my tricks if I use the same building twice.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 30, 2014, 05:01:59 pm
today I have been busy programming and running in the 5 rebuilt locos (Wickness Models) all run smoothly after a few minor tweaks to the pony trucks on the steamers.
#7
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 01, 2014, 04:24:31 pm

Snoozebury in action also shows the start of the scenic break at the other end of the layout. I am taking another break from ballasting its about 2/3 done now. (http://youtu.be/HGNkPTQA1sIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGNkPTQA1sI[/url)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ScottyStitch on October 01, 2014, 04:30:22 pm
Unfortunately Di, the video says it's private. You sure it's of the model railway? :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 01, 2014, 04:38:18 pm
Unfortunately Di, the video says it's private. You sure it's of the model railway? :D

You should be able to see it now :doh:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on October 01, 2014, 04:40:08 pm
My iPad won't show it, I'll try the lappy
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ScottyStitch on October 01, 2014, 04:48:39 pm
Apologies if I missed it earlier in your thread, but what are the dimensions of your layout.

It's looking good, by the way. Taking shape  :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 01, 2014, 04:50:50 pm
Apologies if I missed it earlier in your thread, but what are the dimensions of your layout.

It's looking good, by the way. Taking shape  :)

8X5 foot I still work in old money ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: ScottyStitch on October 01, 2014, 04:53:49 pm
Old money works for me!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jd on October 01, 2014, 05:21:57 pm
Great video Di  :thankyousign: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on October 01, 2014, 07:51:21 pm
Lovely layout coming along here. Please keep the updates coming.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on October 01, 2014, 08:58:41 pm
Looking great, Di. You should be well pleased with what you've achieved :thumbsup:
The clearance on the passing loop next to the Blue Pullman looks very tight from the camera angle :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 07, 2014, 06:12:59 pm
#11
#12

Just a quick up date the bones of the other scenic break completed ready for paint and static grass etc.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 07, 2014, 07:43:01 pm
Coming on very nicely.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on October 07, 2014, 08:34:41 pm
Looking forward to seeing those embankments turning green.
Good stuff so far. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Skyline2uk on October 07, 2014, 08:49:09 pm
Very neat work indeed  :thumbsup:, definitely looks the part! 

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 14, 2014, 05:06:34 pm
A little more work on the first scenic break some fence,wall and sheep.

#13
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 14, 2014, 05:24:45 pm
Very nice scenic modelling.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on October 14, 2014, 08:33:59 pm
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on October 14, 2014, 09:57:54 pm
Can I ask the source of the dry stone walling please, Di?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 14, 2014, 11:14:42 pm
Can I ask the source of the dry stone walling please, Di?
Jarvis scenics from local shop
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 16, 2014, 04:20:53 pm
Looking for something different in the line of fencing in n-gauge  for Snoozebury,I thought I would try and make some so hunting around for materials I found in the tool box a sheet of mesh bought sometime ago, to back some filler to fix a rust hole in my old car it is too coarse for real chain link but does make a interesting trellis style fence.
#14
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 16, 2014, 06:26:20 pm
Being set in the West Country I thought a Cider Orchard was needed. :beers:
#15
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on October 16, 2014, 07:28:31 pm
That's great.
Can I ask how you did those apple trees ?
And the trellis fencing works well by the way.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 16, 2014, 08:05:05 pm

Can I ask how you did those apple trees ?

They are cut down OO/HO trees I bought some time back for another project I got them from one of the tree suppliers from China on ebay.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on October 16, 2014, 08:32:50 pm
The trellis looks great , did you say it was for repairing cars , can you get it from Halfords or any car spares outlet?
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 16, 2014, 08:38:15 pm
The trellis looks great , did you say it was for repairing cars , can you get it from Halfords or any car spares outlet?
Bob
I got mine from the local car bits shop in the local shopping center I think it is pretty common stuff it comes in sheets about 12" square.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on October 16, 2014, 08:58:59 pm
 :thankyousign: Ditape will have to lookout for some,that would look much better round my vicarage . The White fencing  stuff from China that I have looks a bit big
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 17, 2014, 05:04:23 pm
#17
Finished planting the orchard.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: mika on October 17, 2014, 05:09:58 pm
Looking very good! I like your scenery skills.
That orchard is a very nice feature as are the tyre tracks.
The bus seems to be off route though...

All the best
Michael
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 17, 2014, 06:00:19 pm
The bus seems to be off route though...

All the best
Michael
:-[ :doh:Forgot to move the bus before piccy taking.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 18, 2014, 04:30:35 pm
Digging around in the loft today I found another box of n gauge bits from the past :doh: another 7 locos and enough coaches for two more 5 coach trains, :thumbsup: I think I had better put the brakes on buying more for awhile  :angel: as there is now to much to fit on the layout. I will have to put some storage shelves up.

 :hmmm: I think I will only get 2 or 3 of the older locos upgraded to DCC.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on October 18, 2014, 08:15:12 pm
What exactly have you managed to unearth, Di?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 18, 2014, 10:07:08 pm
What exactly have you managed to unearth, Di?
2 X GF Panniers
1 GF Prairie
2 Minitrix warships
1 minitrix 4mt tank?
1  minitrix class 25?
10 lima Mk1's a mix of blue/grey and marron
6 assorted goods wagons
 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 18, 2014, 10:35:13 pm
I think its Minitrix's version of an Ivatt tank you've found. Those Minitrix locos are a tribute to German miniature engineering! 8-)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 20, 2014, 04:08:17 pm
This is my first attempt at a Ratio building kit, the instructions in my kit were vague to say the least a cuople of photos and a expanded view drawing.
#1d

#1a

#1b

#1c
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on October 20, 2014, 06:09:43 pm
Looks good.
Can I ask where you got the bits and pieces for the interior ?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on October 20, 2014, 06:41:56 pm
Looks good.
Can I ask where you got the bits and pieces for the interior ?

It looks great. Is it the...........
http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=RO224&style=&strType=&Mcode=Ratio+224 (http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=RO224&style=&strType=&Mcode=Ratio+224)
............kit you've used?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 20, 2014, 07:03:09 pm
Looks good.
Can I ask where you got the bits and pieces for the interior ?
It is kit No.223 which comes with the internal details but if you want just the interior it is kit No.224.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 21, 2014, 06:45:58 pm
Just a couple of shots to show progress made today, holiday over back to work tomorrow. :censored:

#1e

#1f

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 12, 2014, 03:26:27 pm
$1
Whilst waiting for the engineers to fit my new central heating system, I thought I would mess around with a metcalf kit I had in hand.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: lil chris on November 12, 2014, 03:46:20 pm
They do not look bad at all, pretty impressed, nice scenics on your layout.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 12, 2014, 08:10:23 pm
Nice little urban scene, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Geoff on November 12, 2014, 08:15:45 pm
I like the curtains, nice work.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 18, 2014, 04:05:11 pm
##1

I have now finished the Metcalfe kit and am about to start on the etched brass kits from the Kickstater project
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 18, 2014, 04:25:33 pm
I have a couple of etched brass kits but dare not attempt them, yet, until I have more experience constructing N Scale plastic kits so i wish you all success. The terrace looks excellent.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Papyrus on November 18, 2014, 06:45:01 pm
I've just had another look through this thread - I can't quite believe how fast it is all going together, Di, and such excellent results! Puts me to shame... Mind you, if I spent less time browsing this forum I'd get more done. :hmmm:

Keep up the good work!

Chris
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 18, 2014, 07:49:39 pm
##2

This is the basic shell of the first etched kit,N10 Detached House, not bad but I don't think price v detail warrants me buying anymore. 15 each is a little to rich for me to use more kits, but I am glad I backed this start up perhaps future etches will be of fine detailed things like a iron foot bridge.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 18, 2014, 08:14:56 pm
Thanks for the photo. and the review. Personally, I think such a house could easily be made from plastic sheets and Ratio brass doors and windows for much less than 15. However, I agree with you something like a metal footbridge kit WOULD be worth paying 15 for.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 19, 2014, 05:47:00 pm
##3
I have now completed the build phase of both etched kits, I must say I like the product but seeing as I could have purchased a card kit that would have given me the house and a couple of out buildings for under 9 and from normal viewing distance would not see any gain in the etch , I will not be buying any more unless something that requires the fineness you can get from etching is introduced sorry but I just can not see the value in these 2 kits which cost me 28.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on November 19, 2014, 06:11:36 pm
Whilst they are not for me too, I think that someone who is building a highly detailed scene would be highly chuffed with them. The relief in the etchings is noticeable. Etchings stand out when used as window frames or fine work such as footbridges or lattice work.
Another thing I've just thought of is that I think it's quicker to make an etched brass house than one in plastic. If you cost your time spent in making the two it's possible they cost about the same. I don't necessarily mean in financial terms but what could you be doing instead?
Just a thought.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on November 19, 2014, 06:45:17 pm
I bought an etched brass kit of a motor repairs garage, but it had so many tiny fiddly pieces it scared the bejesus out of me and I made a lovely cardboard one instead!
Anybody wanna buy a nice kit half price?  :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Maurits71 on November 19, 2014, 07:08:09 pm
love your layout, love this kit and i think if favours the Quality of your layout card kits are nowhere Quality wise comparing to this kit. 

for my new layout i Will happily pay The 15 quid.

thanks for the review

M.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 20, 2014, 01:40:58 pm
##4

I have now painted the kits, they don't look to bad but I think I will stick with card and plastic in the future.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 20, 2014, 02:56:38 pm
Di - the house on the right looks fine (being brick built), but I think the shed on the left should be stone built and therefore not likely to be brown (unless the stone is brown). If I'm wrong and it is brick built, those courses seem hugely overscale.
Hope you don't mind this comment.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 20, 2014, 04:42:08 pm
Di - the house on the right looks fine (being brick built), but I think the shed on the left should be stone built and therefore not likely to be brown (unless the stone is brown). If I'm wrong and it is brick built, those courses seem hugely overscale.
Hope you don't mind this comment.
Fair comment it is intended to be reddy brown as the cliffs on the main line between Dawlish and Teignmouth.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 21, 2014, 09:42:59 pm
##5

Been working on the low relief buildings for the main board back drop,a Cinema added.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 21, 2014, 09:57:07 pm
The cinema really looks superb. What's playing? 8-)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 22, 2014, 03:01:06 pm
The cinema really looks superb. What's playing? 8-)

The hoarding says it's the James Bond film 'Licence to Kill' :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 22, 2014, 03:20:10 pm
Ah, thank you.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on November 22, 2014, 03:24:10 pm
<Wookie takes off Chris's specs and gives them a little clean>   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 22, 2014, 03:44:55 pm
I think it's my eyes that need the attention as well as my glasses!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jd on November 22, 2014, 05:10:58 pm
I think it my eyes that need the attention as well as my glasses!

that tv add springs to mind time to go to blank blank lol And should I be worried about the painting now Chris  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 22, 2014, 05:40:27 pm
Painting and detail work is fine, Jon, as I work WITHOUT my glasses being short-sighted. 8-)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jd on November 22, 2014, 06:06:12 pm
Painting and detail work is fine, Jon, as I work WITHOUT my glasses being short-sighted. 8-)

That ok then Chris lol panic over lol :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 26, 2014, 06:34:33 pm
##7


The low relief side of the main drag as far as I have built, roughly in place the final arrangement has yet to be decided.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on November 26, 2014, 06:42:55 pm
That looks very nice Di
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on November 26, 2014, 06:47:36 pm
Very nice. It sets everything off very well
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: austinbob on November 26, 2014, 06:50:57 pm
##7


The low relief side of the main drag as far as I have built, roughly in place the final arrangement has yet to be decided.

Just out of interest, where did you get the cloud backscene - I could use something like that on my layout when I get round to the scenery.

Thanks
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 26, 2014, 07:06:12 pm
I got in the local shop I think it was a I.D. back scene.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 02, 2014, 04:56:57 pm
##8

My First attempt at scratch building in n This has been built using only card,paper,printer labels and down loaded textures. Most of which was a much appreciated gift from dorsetmike.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 02, 2014, 05:00:22 pm
Very nice work. I'd add some gutters and drainpipes though. (Very 'fiddly' work but worth it, IMHO.)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on December 02, 2014, 05:04:12 pm
##8

My First attempt at scratch building in n This has been built using only card,paper,printer labels and down loaded textures. Most of which was a much appreciated gift from dorsetmike.
Does this mean that you've just got Round to it ? :laughabovepost: :confused2:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 02, 2014, 05:06:49 pm
##8

My First attempt at scratch building in n This has been built using only card,paper,printer labels and down loaded textures. Most of which was a much appreciated gift from dorsetmike.
Does this mean that you've just got Round to it ? :laughabovepost: :confused2:

Right on brother,it is a very useful tool :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on December 02, 2014, 08:58:22 pm
##8

My First attempt at scratch building in n This has been built using only card,paper,printer labels and down loaded textures. Most of which was a much appreciated gift from dorsetmike.

I'd say they're very good, Di, but the doors look very one dimensional so am wondering if anything can be done with them :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 02, 2014, 09:06:05 pm
If the terrace is at the back of the layout the one-dimensional doors may not matter?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on December 02, 2014, 09:10:13 pm
From another learner, a good first attempt. It also needs chimneys. One at each end and a double one in the centre. I could possibly make some doors for you if you're interested. :greatwork:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 02, 2014, 10:13:10 pm
I usually use Peedie Models etched brass doors and windows for buildings on the front half of a layout and printed ones further back. (Even replace the Metcalfe ones)



Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 10, 2014, 06:26:19 pm
##9

I have been giving the scale scene station a go, I find it difficult to get a good finish in n, this is my attempt at block A of the kit, I think it needs reprinting and another go at it.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on December 10, 2014, 08:41:01 pm
I hate to be the one who says it, Di, but I think I agree with you :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on December 10, 2014, 08:48:01 pm
Yes, give it another try.
Practise makes perfect so don't give up.

Can we have a peep at the second attempt later ??
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 10, 2014, 09:59:15 pm
Hi Ditape you could always do a bit of weathering and foliage on and use it as a derelict building .
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 11, 2014, 12:03:46 am
I'm not too happy with the printing of some Scalescenes items, I got the large station in stone and it printed a grotty brown, I had to fiddle about with printer colour matching and it still wasn't what I wanted.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on December 11, 2014, 03:43:18 pm
It's just a matter of practicing Di. The first station I made was covered in blobs of glue and I gave it away.
You can just keep printing and practicing.
This is my second attempt. This is the section that you made :

(http://www.thewoolnoughs.com/trains/station1.jpg)

This is the whole station. I just have to paint the chimney pots (made from bits of old biro tubes) and I'm reasonably happy with it.
I kitbashed the section you made, cutting it in half and facing the other way) to make a parcels office facing the street at the left hand end.
I printed the windows onto clear transparency sheets, which really improves things, but they are quite expensive.

(http://www.thewoolnoughs.com/trains/station2.jpg)

It's only the fifth Scalescenes I've made, so it does get better the more you do. Buying the pinpoint gluer that they recommend is a really good investment and you just use PVA glue in it which doesn't go stringy and spread everywhere. I only use the UHU impact adhesive (sparingly) to glue the wall sections back to back, as you get a pretty much instant fix. I bought sheets of card to start with, but now I just use empty dog food and cornflake boxes  :D I think they are better to be honest.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 16, 2014, 03:12:56 pm
##11

This is the second attempt at block A of the Scalescenes Med. Station its better but I am not 100% happy with it.

 :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 16, 2014, 04:01:30 pm
Persevere until you are happy with it. You'll get there.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 22, 2014, 01:21:34 pm
##12

I have progressed the build of the scale scenes station, I have now built Block B.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 22, 2014, 01:47:24 pm
Building B definitely looks better Di, so practice is making things better. Are you printing to ordinary paper or self adhesive labels? I find labels so much easier, and less messy than glue. The only thing better is printing direct to card, but not many printers can handle card thick enough for most buildings, mine can manage up to 220gsm which might be OK for small buildings with some reinforcement, but not for ones like your building B
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 22, 2014, 03:29:46 pm
Building B definitely looks better Di, so practice is making things better. Are you printing to ordinary paper or self adhesive labels? I find labels so much easier, and less messy than glue. The only thing better is printing direct to card, but not many printers can handle card thick enough for most buildings, mine can manage up to 220gsm which might be OK for small buildings with some reinforcement, but not for ones like your building B
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I use  A4 labels I  to find it much better than glue.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on December 22, 2014, 05:58:53 pm
A great improvement :claphappy: Keep at it. I'm about to start on some card building. I'm going to print on heavy card and re-enforce with wood. That's the idea anyway :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 24, 2014, 05:28:25 pm
#1

#2

The Station building has been built and fitted to a platform ready to be placed on Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 24, 2014, 07:19:52 pm
Excellent results, many congratulations and a Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: MinZaPint on December 25, 2014, 01:05:20 pm
Looking good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on December 25, 2014, 05:39:04 pm
Much better than the Mk1, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on December 25, 2014, 05:39:37 pm
Really nice. Happy Christmas
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Wild on December 27, 2014, 02:51:03 pm
The Station building has been built and fitted to a platform ready to be placed on Snoozebury.

Where's the gent's then?

Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 27, 2014, 03:28:48 pm
The Station building has been built and fitted to a platform ready to be placed on Snoozebury.

Where's the gent's then?

Bob
When the station was modernized  the Gents was moved to one of the redundant offices in the small office block, it was thought modern man was not suited to outdoor facilities. :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Wild on December 27, 2014, 03:33:47 pm
it was thought modern man was not suited to outdoor facilities. :D

That reminds me of Clochmerle!

Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on December 27, 2014, 04:14:09 pm
Word of advice Di - don't try building the engine shed.
It will destroy your new-found confidence!  :(

The vents are an absolute  :censored: to build!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: MinZaPint on December 27, 2014, 04:32:25 pm
The Station building has been built and fitted to a platform ready to be placed on Snoozebury.

Where's the gent's then?

Bob
When the station was modernized  the Gents was moved to one of the redundant offices in the small office block, it was thought modern man was not suited to outdoor facilities. :D

If only BR had been as considerate back in the 50's & 60's  :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 27, 2014, 05:45:50 pm
Word of advice Di - don't try building the engine shed.
It will destroy your new-found confidence!  :(

The vents are an absolute  :censored: to build!

Another reason to stick to plastic kits! 8-)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Wild on December 27, 2014, 11:15:56 pm
Another reason to stick to plastic kits! 8-)


Well what about this then:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25424.new (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25424.new)

That is astonishing.

Bob

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on December 28, 2014, 09:44:10 am
Another reason to stick to plastic kits! 8-)

Not really - I've had plastic kits with poor instructions/pictures and that don't fit together properly as well.
At least with a cardboard kit it is fairly easy to modify parts/add extra supports etc.

After all that, the finished sections fit inside the shed, underneath the roof, and aren't visible from outside anyway!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 29, 2014, 11:53:17 am
I just find it much easier to adapt / improve / cover up mistakes with plastic kits as you can sand and use filler with them. Ratio and other makes of chimneys, doors and windows are very helpful. Making chimneys and chimney pots, basically, anything small and 3D out of 2D card, is far more difficult.

However, I agree that that model of Stamford station is simply superb.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on December 29, 2014, 12:05:47 pm
I didn't know it was Stamford, but I knew it wasn't GWR.
However there is a red clay pit near Wookery and all the local buildings are made using its bricks  :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on December 29, 2014, 03:52:24 pm
I didn't know it was Stamford, but I knew it wasn't GWR.
However there is a red clay pit near Wookery and all the local buildings are made using its bricks  :D

Just as well it wasn't a sewage farm! :laugh:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 30, 2014, 10:20:52 am
Getting back on topic:-

Image1
Image1

With none of the building as yet fixed in position this is how I envision the station sitting on Snoozebury.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 30, 2014, 10:39:53 am
That looks excellent; very realistic.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on December 30, 2014, 08:52:43 pm
That looks excellent; very realistic.

+1 to that :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on December 30, 2014, 09:31:50 pm
Looks great and it looks busy which I like.  It is coming along really well.
Can I suggest some watercolour pencils to colour in the edges of those buildings. Will make a huge difference I think.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 30, 2014, 11:44:58 pm
#3

#4

Bashed version of A block to be used as building on the other platform opposite the main building.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 06, 2015, 08:46:06 pm
#5

The bashed section A  from station kit fitted to a platform ready to be placed on the layout.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 07, 2015, 10:14:54 am
Looks good, Di :thumbsup:
I reckon it's time for some more layout  :camera: please!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on January 07, 2015, 10:27:16 am
Looking Good. As Mick says , keep the updates coming.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on January 07, 2015, 10:58:29 am
Ive got to say that I`m jealous of your results.
Over the years Ive tried making card models many times and not one has ever turned out as I had hoped for so Ive given up even trying nowadays .
Well done you and all the others that produce such brilliant results
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 13, 2015, 11:29:02 am
Warning the air has been quite blue here in Swindon over the last couple of modelling sessions I am attempting to build the scalescenes footbridge and I used my normal cereal packet card for the first attempt and the stairs came up about 3mm to low, so I then tried with commercial 1mm card stock and the result was about 3mm to high so I have just had a 3rd go using cereal packet laminated with 220 gsm card and the stairs are near enough the right height so once the glue has cured I will try to progress the build later today.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 13, 2015, 11:49:49 am
If I asked what happened to attempts 1 & 2 would the answer be too shocking for our 'ears', Di? :worried:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on January 13, 2015, 01:22:36 pm
It's amazing how much damage you can do with a 12ib lump hammer, Mick.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 13, 2015, 04:21:50 pm
It's amazing how much damage you can do with a 12ib lump hammer, Mick.

Probably more fun (and therapeutic) to just jump on 'em, Malc :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 13, 2015, 04:47:19 pm
#6

After 2 or 3 more hours work a staircase is taking shape, this is 1 of 4 I need to build, who would of thought a simple footbridge would turn in to a major project I predict the bridge will take another 20+ man/woman hours to complete :uneasy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 13, 2015, 04:57:53 pm
 :goggleeyes:

That's a labour of love, Di, but looks very good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on January 13, 2015, 09:03:00 pm
Very nice. The time will be well spent :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Wild on January 13, 2015, 10:42:26 pm
Very nice. The time will be well spent :thumbsup:

I'll second that.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 20, 2015, 05:42:34 pm
#7

A couple more hours spent on the footbridge one stairway complete another well on the way
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 20, 2015, 09:29:23 pm
Looking very good, Di :thumbsup:
Maybe before you complete the second one some wall posters/adverts and the odd person on the steps could be added? :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on January 21, 2015, 07:09:23 am
Looking forward to seeing the two stairways connected.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 21, 2015, 04:02:43 pm
#8

Both main stairways now complete and one of the 2 narrow ones for the island platforms well on the way, that's it for now back to work tomorrow.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 27, 2015, 05:32:28 pm
#9

I now have the 4 stairways built 2 as per kit and 2 built narrowed down to suit where they are going to be placed,on to the bridge section next, this bridge is taking a lot longer to build than I expected but as it is back to work tomorrow the bridge sections will have to wait for a few days.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 27, 2015, 06:28:37 pm
Very nice work.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 03, 2015, 02:50:52 pm
#10

I have now built the center span and stub ends for the wing spans to be joined to later.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on February 03, 2015, 09:12:51 pm
Looks very good, Di. Nice to see some figures on the stairs, too :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 04, 2015, 02:48:14 pm
#11

#12

The footbridge is finally finished and now placed roughly where it will end up on the layout.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on February 04, 2015, 03:52:04 pm
The finished article looks great, Di :thumbsup:
I am, however, concerned your Blue Pullman seems to have concertinaed into a house in the background :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 04, 2015, 04:28:35 pm
I hope nobody got hurt in the Pulman crash Di otherwise you will have to build a hospital pretty quick and some Oxford Diecast ambulances.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 04, 2015, 04:36:53 pm
No one was hurt in the taking of these pictures just me being messy/untidy as usual. ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on February 04, 2015, 05:09:11 pm
Looks great in situ.
Lovely modelling.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chetcombe on February 05, 2015, 10:20:39 pm
Very nice indeed. I made the same footbridge, albeit going across only 3 rather than 4 platforms - so I can appreciate the many hours (and impact on your eyesight :goggleeyes: ) that must have gone into it's construction :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 10, 2015, 03:39:02 pm
#13

Having caught the scalescenes bug here is my current project the first unit of the High Street kit.


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 17, 2015, 09:36:27 pm
#14

The brickies have been busy in Snoozebury today and have erected the carcases of the other 4 units of the High Street kit.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 18, 2015, 06:39:29 pm
#15

A bit more done today,my weekend is over back to work tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 18, 2015, 06:58:22 pm
Coming on very nicely.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 24, 2015, 04:39:29 pm
#16

Slow but sure progress,ready for the roofers and shop fitters.:)


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 03, 2015, 06:13:55 pm
##1

Work is progressing only 2 shop fronts and roofs to go, Oh! and the Chimney stacks.:)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 03, 2015, 09:27:23 pm
Can we assume that's an N gauge version of the North Circular, Di? :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 03, 2015, 11:15:25 pm
It's a good job it's only a model Di otherwise you would need an Ambulance and the Police the way the van and car are heading.
Nice street though, you can make buildings a lot better than I can I can never get them square , I buy all mine ready made S D mouldings or Lydle End when they were around at sensible prices.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 04, 2015, 04:02:14 pm
##2

Nearly Done Chimneys left to do. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 04, 2015, 05:58:21 pm
The vans done a quick U turn so the emergency services have parked round the corner so thier bosses don't see them the Police have gone in the model shop the firemen in the cake shop.
Cheers Di.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on March 04, 2015, 09:16:51 pm
Nah the police would be in the pub down the road  :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 10, 2015, 04:39:10 pm
##3
I have finally completed the Scalescenes High St kit, I am now thinking what else do I need for the Town behind the station.
Perhaps print off another copy and use different fronts and textures.

 :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 10, 2015, 07:03:42 pm
##4

More or less placed where it will eventually end up.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on March 10, 2015, 07:31:45 pm
Perhaps print off 2 or 3 more of the left hand one, the darker red brick but with different shop fronts; have you actually joined them into one unit, or do you have them as separate buildings, if they are separate also do 2 or 3 more of the lighter red and re-arrange so that you have a terrace of dark red on one end and a terrace of the lighter on the other end, you probably only need one bank in the row.

Another idea would be to make terraces of either or both of the brick ones but only 3 floors high. Use some different shop fronts, try Google for "Shop front images" when you find one you like, click on it, then click view image, right click the image and select "Copy image"  Open a photo editing app and "paste as new image" you can then edit it and resize as necessary

I took this old backscene


and extended it using copy/paste, erasing the Temperance hotel lettering and added some different shop fronts, some I did by just changing colours, like that garish orange one and added names and shop type, others came from google, to produce this, just fits on an A4 label sheet.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on March 10, 2015, 07:33:39 pm
That's really starting to look good and creates a nice lively, busy scene.
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 10, 2015, 09:23:09 pm
##4

More or less placed where it will eventually end up.

Shows the town off in all its glory. Nice work, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 16, 2015, 08:50:34 pm
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This is the latest building for Snoozebury High St. it is a shrunk and slightly modified Freebie from Kingsway Models.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 17, 2015, 10:11:01 am
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Experimental back scene, those who know south Devon will probably recognize the tower in the square.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on March 17, 2015, 10:35:18 am
Magnificent work, Di. I'm really impressed.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 18, 2015, 07:23:39 pm
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After months building using card I dug out one of my stock of plastic kits to fill a few hours today. I think I definitely prefer to work with card it is much easier to modify and build something that really fits my needs.


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 24, 2015, 05:13:40 pm
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After attending a intensive airbrush/weathering course on Sunday I have not had a lot of time for modelling this week, but I did fit the station canopy and rework the town square/clock tower section of the backdrop.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Trainfish on March 24, 2015, 05:26:00 pm
Can I bring some of my stock over to Swindon then Di?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 30, 2015, 09:15:25 pm
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Nothing very exciting to report ;) the platform shelter for the 2nd island platform has been assembled, this now completes the major structures for the station.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 31, 2015, 03:27:13 pm
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The station is now more or less completed as far as buildings are concerned.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 31, 2015, 03:30:09 pm
Excellent work; it's really looking very good, now.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on March 31, 2015, 03:52:35 pm
It's looking good Di  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on March 31, 2015, 06:08:20 pm
Looks nice. Busy too!  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 31, 2015, 07:22:36 pm
snoozebury1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YidG_3ruja0#ws)

Very short Video to show I do Play oops!!! :angel: run my trains now and again
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on March 31, 2015, 07:47:18 pm
I haven't run a train since last September  :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on March 31, 2015, 08:28:39 pm
Looks good Di. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 31, 2015, 09:37:53 pm

Very short Video to show I do Play oops!!! :angel: run my trains now and again

The recently acquired Hymek had to be run in, Di, and you wouldn't want it to be all own its ownsome ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 07, 2015, 05:10:45 pm
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A little more progress on the chippy only the shop fronts and the fryer,counter and exhaust fans to be fitted.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 08, 2015, 02:10:42 am
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First attempt at weathering.

A Minitrix Class 27

class 27
class 27

This is what I was aiming for.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 08, 2015, 02:29:56 am
Hi now that is looking good.
 regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on April 08, 2015, 08:56:36 am
Well done Di I will be in the line of members knocking on your door soon with my stock box so you are going to be kept very busy.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 08, 2015, 09:51:21 am
 :goggleeyes:
Time to add a washing plant to the layout, Di ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 14, 2015, 12:29:40 pm
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Not the best of photos but the chippy has been fitted out with fryers,counter,staff and customers.

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The corner chippy is done now to build the rest of the terrace.


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Trainfish on April 14, 2015, 10:36:11 pm
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Not the best of photos but the chippy has been fitted out with fryers,counter,staff and customers.

Isn't it dangerous to walk around a shop naked which has boiling hot fat around?


EDIT: Sorry, just realised they're FRESH fish. Best not get too close to the eels eh?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 15, 2015, 11:50:21 am
Hope the fryers have got clean habits ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on April 15, 2015, 04:51:49 pm
Hope the fryers have got clean habits ;)

Should that read "Hope the  friars  have got clean habits"? (or are we not talking about monasteries?)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 15, 2015, 09:27:05 pm
Hope the fryers have got clean habits ;)

Should that read "Hope the  friars  have got clean habits"? (or are we not talking about monasteries?)

That was the pun on words, Mike :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on April 16, 2015, 10:02:28 am
I realised that Mick, I would have used a tongue in cheek emoticon if there was one! I really enjoy punning.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: CarriageShed on April 16, 2015, 04:57:34 pm
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Not the best of photos but the chippy has been fitted out with fryers,counter,staff and customers.

Isn't it dangerous to walk around a shop naked which has boiling hot fat around?


EDIT: Sorry, just realised they're FRESH fish. Best not get too close to the eels eh?

Thank goodness it wasn't just me who thought 'naked' on first sight!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 18, 2015, 07:13:32 pm
#1@

The shop and a couple of terraced houses now finished I am not 100% happy with them but they will do for now.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 20, 2015, 08:16:26 pm
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Today I dug out a metcalfe kit, much easier and quicker than scalescene this block only took about  20% of the time and effort of the scalescene equivalent but as can be seen the result is much flatter looking.

Note poor old Fred who thought he was going to have a quite day in the railway room until 'er in doors said get out there and clean the windows.

Tip of the day, the stems of Asda's el cheapo cotton buds make good chimneys when cut to length and given a lick of paint.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on April 20, 2015, 11:19:08 pm
I find Metcalfe kits can benefit from etched doors and windows, also I prefer to use Embossed plasticard tiling for roofs, sprayed with grey or red primer. The flat look is not so bad for items at the back of the layout, like low relief ones, but do need enhancement near the front.

For the bay windows I usually use the Scale link cast white metal ones and add etched frames, they also do a few different dormers, the latter can be a bit fiddly to glaze though.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on April 20, 2015, 11:44:56 pm
Yes, the Metcalfe ones are rather flat looking (I prefer your first one - much more character). As DorsetMike says, you can enhance the Metcalfe ones, though.

I have never tackled a Metcalf kit before, but I picked one up on a recent trip to Tasmania:
(Rock mould by Woodland Scenics,  beer by Cascade, wine by Sav Blanc)  ;)

Just looking at the kit through the packet, it strikes me as being rather devoid of relief. I've always liked relief on my models, even though it is often overscale. That's why I find the Ratio and even Kestrel kits so good.

Once again, as DorsetMike suggests, embellishments can always be added. As can be seen, like your own models, they are low relief, so will be in the background anyway.

George
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Greybeema on April 21, 2015, 07:21:50 am
You could try using the tile strips in the Scalescenes roof to build up the texture in the Metcalfe roof.  Also get some of those watercolour pencils and colour the edges of the Metcalfe card to blend them in...  I guess you could do the same for lintels etc...

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on April 21, 2015, 09:50:29 am
Quote
and colour the edges

When colouring the edges of windows and doors I do this before any assembly and work from the back, unprinted side, then if my aged hands slip it makes a mark where it won't show


Corner folds though have to be done carefully from the printed side when sober.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on April 21, 2015, 04:48:16 pm
Yes, the Metcalfe ones are rather flat looking (I prefer your first one - much more character). As DorsetMike says, you can enhance the Metcalfe ones, though.

I have never tackled a Metcalf kit before, but I picked one up on a recent trip to Tasmania:
(Rock mould by Woodland Scenics,  beer by Cascade, wine by Sav Blanc)  ;)

Just looking at the kit through the packet, it strikes me as being rather devoid of relief. I've always liked relief on my models, even though it is often overscale. That's why I find the Ratio and even Kestrel kits so good.

Once again, as DorsetMike suggests, embellishments can always be added. As can be seen, like your own models, they are low relief, so will be in the background anyway.

George

I presume from the position of the glasses you are ambidextrous. :P
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 21, 2015, 08:08:09 pm

I presume from the position of the glasses you are ambidextrous. :P

A well balanced meal of a drink in each hand :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 21, 2015, 08:17:03 pm
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I have finished the block ready to go on the layout.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 21, 2015, 08:21:47 pm
Nice one, Di. Some good little details added, too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Jerry Howlett on April 21, 2015, 09:20:55 pm
Nice job on both counts. The scalescenes kits were updated to the "Cut out" style windows a while back. These are enough to drive you mad when trying to cut out the small windows. I have the early versions with printed windows but the drawback is they are black frames. Anyway a great effort and the Metcalfe row is a credit to you.

Jerry
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: lil chris on April 21, 2015, 09:24:03 pm
Nice terraced houses, look good,I have improved mine with gutters and downpipes. On a scratch built building and my signal box I have used York Modelmaking's roof slates. They are self adhesive,lasercut and textured, a  bit fiddly but look good especially for buildings at the front of the layout. The ruler they sell is a bit expensive at 4 and it is a pity they do not supply ridge tiles but they are easy enough to make. Here is  a pic of my scratch built signal box, minus ridge tiles.(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/26/thumb_24220.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=24220)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on April 21, 2015, 09:43:03 pm
[nitpick on] Can't see any dustbins, or wheely bins (depends on period) PD Marsh do both[/nitpick off]

Looking good though.

Point for discussion; should bay windows encroach on pavements, or should they only be used with a front garden. The Metcalfe kits  show no front gardens for terraces; I Googled "terrace houses with bay windows images"
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=terraced+houses+with+bay+windows+images&biw=1275&bih=577&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SLQ2Ve_DDabY7AbhxICICA&ved=0CCMQsAQ# (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=terraced+houses+with+bay+windows+images&biw=1275&bih=577&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SLQ2Ve_DDabY7AbhxICICA&ved=0CCMQsAQ#)

Only found one example with bay windows but no front garden (apart from models) that one had a wider than normal pavement, all the others had a front "garden" though some were only 2 or 3 feet between bay and front garden wall.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on April 22, 2015, 01:23:46 am
Good job,  Diane.  :thumbsup:

I was wondering how that car managed to get into the backyard, untl I saw there's a hole out the front!   :doh:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Greybeema on April 22, 2015, 06:38:54 am


Point for discussion; should bay windows encroach on pavements, or should they only be used with a front garden. The Metcalfe kits  show no front gardens for terraces; I Googled "terrace houses with bay windows images"
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=terraced+houses+with+bay+windows+images&biw=1275&bih=577&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SLQ2Ve_DDabY7AbhxICICA&ved=0CCMQsAQ# (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=terraced+houses+with+bay+windows+images&biw=1275&bih=577&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SLQ2Ve_DDabY7AbhxICICA&ved=0CCMQsAQ#)

Only found one example with bay windows but no front garden (apart from models) that one had a wider than normal pavement, all the others had a front "garden" though some were only 2 or 3 feet between bay and front garden wall.

That is a really great observation.  I'll have to go back and look at mine now...
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on April 22, 2015, 06:55:42 am
Hmm.  :hmmm: Interesting. Something I wouldn't have even thought about!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: weave on April 22, 2015, 07:48:43 am
Doesn't Coronation Street have them? Just trying to help.

Found it...

http://morethantoast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/master.coronation_street.jpg (http://morethantoast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/master.coronation_street.jpg)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: MinZaPint on April 22, 2015, 11:02:44 am
That block looks really good, well done  :greatwork:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on April 22, 2015, 09:50:39 pm
Nice one, Di. Some good little details added, too :thumbsup:

+1 to that. Very good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Trainfish on April 22, 2015, 11:28:09 pm
Corner folds though have to be done carefully from the printed side when sober.

What is the meaning of this word?  :beers:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 27, 2015, 05:51:57 pm
Looking for inspiration for a industry for the left hand end of the main section of the layout I looked at some American kits and have come up with this one for a refinery/petrol-chemical plant.

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This is not a kit for a novice as the instructions are little more than a exploded view with a few arrows.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on April 27, 2015, 09:27:08 pm
Looking for inspiration for a industry for the left hand end of the main section of the layout I looked at some American kits and have come up with this one for a refinery/petrol-chemical plant.

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This is not a kit for a novice as the instructions are little more than a exploded view with a few arrows.

An exploded view of a petro-chemical works, ??? :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 27, 2015, 09:55:26 pm
Sounds like a job for International Rescue :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Trainfish on April 27, 2015, 10:58:22 pm
This is not a kit for a novice as the instructions are little more than a exploded view with a few arrows.

Designed by injuns!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 28, 2015, 09:38:22 am
This is not a kit for a novice as the instructions are little more than a exploded view with a few arrows.

Designed by injuns!

Big Chief Mushroom Cloud :worried:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: LukeB on April 28, 2015, 10:58:19 am
The Cornerstone kits are a bit sparse on the instructions! Admittedly the one I did was simpler than that but just absorb it all and check everything off as you go and it'll work out nicely.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 28, 2015, 12:36:23 pm
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This kit seems to be quite good fit and flash wise , this could be because the kit fits tightly into the box.
The first steps are the building of the smoke stack, which you can see I have built and I have decided to paint before the moving on to the next steps, this is so I can get a satisfactory finish before the layers of catwalks and ladders are added.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 28, 2015, 05:00:46 pm
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If anyone out there is contemplating building this kit, be aware that you need to build the furnace around the chimney and not add the chimney to the furnace as implied by the arrows on the build diagram.

You don't need to ask how I know. :'( :-[ :censored: :veryangry:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on April 28, 2015, 05:05:32 pm
I must say, that chimney looks huge !
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 28, 2015, 07:41:05 pm
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The furnace has been grubbied up ready for the next step.

The chimney and furnace are 81/4 inches tall.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 28, 2015, 09:26:07 pm
Given most backscenes are 9" or higher I can't see that presenting a problem. Thanks.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 29, 2015, 06:16:47 pm
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A lot of frame work and pipes added,I don't know exactly what it all does but it is part of the cooling/separating system.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on April 29, 2015, 08:20:08 pm
 :goggleeyes:
That's a lot of pipework!

I see you are checking t'interweb to find a bigger house so you can build a bigger layout, Di ;)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 29, 2015, 08:48:26 pm
:goggleeyes:
I see you are checking t'interweb to find a bigger house so you can build a bigger layout, Di ;)

I wish :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 04, 2015, 06:55:59 pm
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A little more done on the Refinery next is the I believe they are called the refractory towers.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on May 04, 2015, 07:57:25 pm
That is impressive work Di.
Would it be possible to pose a locomotive in front so we can get some idea of scale please?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 04, 2015, 09:04:53 pm
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Your wish is my command  :wave: :claphappy: :P
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on May 04, 2015, 09:18:21 pm
Thank you.
Looks great.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on May 04, 2015, 09:38:39 pm
Out of curiosity are the kit parts pre painted, Di, or is it 'all your own work'?
If the latter, you have my admiration for some fine brushwork :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 04, 2015, 10:11:54 pm
It is my work the kit comes in a shinny grey plastic for all but the base plate.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on May 05, 2015, 10:29:47 am
My apologies for suggesting otherwise :sorrysign:

 :greatwork:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 05, 2015, 04:19:06 pm
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The refractory towers have been built and fitted,now I have to add  all the pipework,catwalks and ladders.

 :uneasy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: rhysapthomas on May 05, 2015, 05:29:54 pm
Very impressive and one of the things I have been looking for were did you buy it from?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 05, 2015, 07:03:37 pm
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The first of the pipes and catwalks fitted.

I got it from Amazon.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on May 06, 2015, 08:34:53 am
There is one on Fleabay at the moment from Germany.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: jonclox on May 12, 2015, 01:51:12 pm
It seems that Osbornes have them in stock also
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 12, 2015, 05:00:00 pm
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Finally finished the refinery,I am now waiting for the posty to deliver the kits for the oil tanks. :wave:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on May 12, 2015, 08:16:58 pm
A very imposing, impressive structure, Di. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on May 12, 2015, 10:33:15 pm
Tres cool.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 13, 2015, 04:26:34 pm
[Limit reached]
The kits arrived from Knightwing for the tanks,having assembled them (2 different sizes),and needing several more for a convincing tank farm, now having a feel for the size I will be having a go at scratch building some more using the core from that vital supply of modeling bits the bog roll ;D.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on May 13, 2015, 04:49:43 pm
What are your plans for the domed tops?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 13, 2015, 06:21:50 pm
What are your plans for the domed tops?

I plan to cut a slightly over size top from thin card and then cut a small segment out and rejoin the edges this should give a slightly conical top, this will take a bit of trial and error but I have used this method in the past.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 13, 2015, 07:36:36 pm
[Limit reached]
A little bit of painting and decorating done.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on May 13, 2015, 07:38:46 pm
Very nice work indeed.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on May 13, 2015, 09:29:35 pm
Looking good :claphappy:
I find the bog roll collapses if you take the cardboard out. :doh:  Have you tried the core from kitchen rolls? I think the card is a little thicker and stronger.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on May 13, 2015, 09:54:24 pm
You could try a Pringles Tube after you've sent the contents to ME.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 18, 2015, 02:11:04 pm
[Limit reached]
My attempt at scratch building a oil tank, it's surprising what you can make from a B*G Roll. :laugh:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on May 18, 2015, 03:18:14 pm
Kitchen roll innards are slightly smaller diameter than bog rolls (the one I've just finished fits inside a bog roll)  but longer so a bit of variety is available.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 19, 2015, 03:42:35 pm
[Limit reached]
The tank farm is now complete, I have the makings for a chain link security fence on order,this will be another scratch build project I will show if it works.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on May 19, 2015, 04:22:43 pm
What you need now Di, is to connect the tanks to some low level pipes coming from the refinery
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 19, 2015, 05:04:26 pm
What you need now Di, is to connect the tanks to some low level pipes coming from the refinery

That's on the to do list,along with the fence and service roads, Plus all the usual ground cover and a few people.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 25, 2015, 12:32:28 pm
[Limit reached]
[Limit reached]
The first experimental section of chain link security fence has been built,the photos aren't great but you can get the idea and that 6" length of fence only cost about 15p and took about 5 minutes to make from wired gauze ribbon and plastistrut square section rod 0.5 mm square.

Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 26, 2015, 06:27:16 pm
[Limit reached]
More fencing,some workers and some tarmac added today,more to come soon.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Al. on May 26, 2015, 07:11:10 pm
Looks good...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on May 26, 2015, 08:24:09 pm
Dogs do dahs, perhaps a candidate for the NGS modelling comp.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on May 26, 2015, 08:49:43 pm
Really looks the part Di. Coming from Teesside, it reminds me of home (without the smells, of course). I'm sure George would agree, @Bealman (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on May 26, 2015, 09:43:46 pm
Really looks the part Di. Coming from Teesside, it reminds me of home (without the smells, of course). I'm sure George would agree, @Bealman ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255[/url])


Nah - George's tanks wouldn't hold Esso :no: It would have to be BP :laugh:
@Malc (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=497)
@Bealman (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Malc on May 26, 2015, 10:01:21 pm
Probably neither. I suspect IPA. @newportnobby (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Vonk on May 26, 2015, 10:13:59 pm
Do you fancy volunteering your services to make a few things for the rest of us? :angel:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: weave on May 27, 2015, 07:46:55 am
Dogs do dahs, perhaps a candidate for the NGS modelling comp.   :thumbsup:

Hi Caz,

Think you mean dog's wotsits as a compliment.

Do dahs are s..lightly not very good (I think  :confused1:).

Anyway, lovely modelling Ditape. Jealous as always.

weave
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on May 27, 2015, 08:40:29 am
Looks good Di. Great modelling.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 28, 2015, 02:25:22 pm
[Limit reached]
I have now put in a concrete berm around the Tanks and graveled the area.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 28, 2015, 07:01:16 pm
[Limit reached]
Refinery in place,I will have to look for something to give a bit of depth to the backscene.


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 29, 2015, 09:38:13 am
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I have been experimenting with the back scene,before I make it permanent any advice/constructive criticism would be appreciated.

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Post by: Jordash on May 29, 2015, 10:03:02 am
That refinery is brilliant, you should be really proud of what you've achieved here. Would it be worth having some low relief offices against the backscene?
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Post by: Ditape on May 29, 2015, 12:05:29 pm
Would it be worth having some low relief offices against the backscene?

It would be worth thinking  :hmmm: about but without rebuilding the whole module there is not enough room to fit even a low relief building in.As with most models space is at a premium.
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Post by: daveg on May 29, 2015, 01:12:17 pm
Works very well esp once you sort out the slight kink in the LH chimney.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
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Post by: Bob Tidbury on May 29, 2015, 01:59:10 pm
Looks good from that angle and as you said when it's fixed properly Im sure the crooked chimney will be straight .I think along with your weathering skills I will be commissioning you to do the back scenes for my layout so your going to be very busy for a long time.I just don't know how to blend the backscene into the existing layout but you have done a great job very well done.
Bob
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Post by: Ditape on May 29, 2015, 02:11:39 pm
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I have added a couple of units to the back scene, I think now the refinery looks to be well planted in an industrial area.

I think I am satisfied enough to fix things in place now so the bendy chimney should be sorted in the next piccy.
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Post by: Vonk on May 29, 2015, 08:25:09 pm
That is looking really effective with those building faces behind it. I was about to suggest using just the front of a building rather than low profile ones. Is there any plans of weathering at all as I think you could dull down the brightness of the colouring on the model slightly to match the "dirtyness" of the picture behind slightly. just a general layer of grey dust on everything to take the new shine off may help. I hope this doesnt come across like criticism as I would love to be able to achieve things like this on my layout.
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Post by: Ditape on May 29, 2015, 09:01:42 pm
That is looking really effective with those building faces behind it. I was about to suggest using just the front of a building rather than low profile ones. Is there any plans of weathering at all as I think you could dull down the brightness of the colouring on the model slightly to match the "dirtyness" of the picture behind slightly. just a general layer of grey dust on everything to take the new shine off may help. I hope this doesnt come across like criticism as I would love to be able to achieve things like this on my layout.
Alight blow over with the airbrush is in the pipeline, when I get aroundtuit  :laugh3:
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Post by: Vonk on May 29, 2015, 09:04:13 pm
Alight blow over with the airbrush is in the pipeline, when I get aroundtuit  :laugh3:

I did suspect it was on the way but thinking about it, I bet there is a few people waiting to get aroundtuits on here for various things.
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Post by: Bob Tidbury on May 29, 2015, 09:08:31 pm
I will ask my mate in   Kieghtly to get you a roundtuit they sell them in the gift shops in Yorkshire I had one and things were getting on fine ,then it got broken and now not a lot gets done .
By the way in case you didn't know its a coaster .
Bob
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Post by: Vonk on May 29, 2015, 09:13:24 pm
I will ask my mate in   Kieghtly to get you a roundtuit they sell them in the gift shops in Yorkshire I had one and things were getting on fine ,then it got broken and now not a lot gets done .
By the way in case you didn't know its a coaster .
Bob
I did previously see one for sale in a touristy type shop in Llangollen (may have gone to see the trains...) I think the one we saw was a nice plate but I was distracted so didn't mange to get one then.
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Post by: Dorsetmike on May 29, 2015, 09:42:55 pm
Loads of 'em on Fleabay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Welsh-Slate-Coaster-Round-tuit-/121657842731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c535f5c2b (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Welsh-Slate-Coaster-Round-tuit-/121657842731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c535f5c2b)
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Post by: Ditape on June 10, 2015, 05:48:56 pm
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I have had a chance to knock up some more terraced houses for the West end of Snoozebury Town.
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Post by: Bob Tidbury on June 10, 2015, 06:15:48 pm
Nice work Di. Don't think I'd buy one of those houses a bit too close to those tanks for comfort. But your work does look great though.
Bob
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Post by: Ditape on June 15, 2015, 05:35:47 pm
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As is my usual modus operandum I have added some details to the new terrace like the grey cat on the wall and the man training his dog in the back yard.
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Post by: port perran on June 15, 2015, 05:49:48 pm
Looks excellent.
I think the tiny details really bring a layout to life.
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Post by: Dorsetmike on June 15, 2015, 07:50:53 pm
Looking good, you also need some dustbins or wheely bins (PD Marsh?) depending on your era, and don't forget downpipes and waste pipes from bathroom and kitchen, 3 sizes of plastic rod, largest for main waste pipe, medium  for downpipe from gutter, smallest for sinks and bath.

I think I've seen a woman hanging out clothes from one place, can't remember where though, bikes from Scalelink, greenhouses from Peedie, you won't need the bloke with lawnmower with those paved yards!
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Post by: daveg on June 16, 2015, 10:14:25 am
Nice work!

I have the Preiser Women hanging washing. Code   79050.

Got mine from OnTracks.

HTH

Dave G
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Post by: Ditape on June 16, 2015, 06:12:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeLhYTVqQuQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeLhYTVqQuQ)

Just a quick Vid to show progress or lack of same depending on your view point.;)

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Post by: Sprintex on June 16, 2015, 08:19:00 pm
Me likey :thumbsup:


Paul
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Post by: newportnobby on June 16, 2015, 09:23:13 pm
Smashing little vid, Di :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mito on June 16, 2015, 10:05:39 pm
Like it. :thumbsup: You're much more advanced than I am. I got my first train running today all be it in fits and starts. :(
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Post by: Ditape on June 27, 2015, 05:05:21 pm
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I have been working on the East end of town, I now have all the buildings constructed,I now have to do the ground work roads,paths,fencing,hedges and grass to do to  finish it off.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on June 27, 2015, 05:11:29 pm
Excellent work there.
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Post by: MinZaPint on June 27, 2015, 07:34:35 pm
Looking very good :greatwork:
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Post by: newportnobby on June 27, 2015, 09:21:05 pm
Great to see the townscape filling up, Di :thumbsup:
Hope your miniature layout isn't in the shed 'front of house' in the pic :worried:
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Post by: Malc on June 27, 2015, 11:32:59 pm
Getting there Di. Looking really good now. Must post some close ups when you are finished.
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Post by: cornish yorkie on June 28, 2015, 12:43:36 am
Nice work Di, the town is looking real good.
regards Derek
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Post by: port perran on June 28, 2015, 08:19:15 am
Looking good.
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Post by: Ditape on June 28, 2015, 01:47:16 pm
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As requested a more close up view,things are still only provisionally in place but I hope this gives a better Idea of the final effect.
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Post by: port perran on June 28, 2015, 07:09:51 pm
And a very nice street it looks.
The Railway Inn looks very inviting.
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Post by: Bob Wild on June 29, 2015, 05:42:52 pm
As requested a more close up view,things are still only provisionally in place but I hope this gives a better Idea of the final effect.

Those roofs look brilliant. Much better than mine.
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Post by: Ditape on June 30, 2015, 05:07:38 pm
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The east end of town/right hand corner has been tidied up, not quite finished but well on the way.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on June 30, 2015, 08:29:37 pm
Very nice work indeed.
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Post by: port perran on June 30, 2015, 08:57:14 pm
This just seems to get better every time I see it.
A cracking layout.
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Post by: Mito on June 30, 2015, 09:45:43 pm
Very nice. :thumbsup:
When you've finished yours, I've got a few little jobs that need doing :D
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Post by: Ditape on July 07, 2015, 05:23:50 pm
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Today I knocked up the Scalescene freebie low relief industrial unit for the West end of Snoozebury

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Post by: port perran on July 07, 2015, 09:27:08 pm
Looks good
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Post by: Ditape on July 08, 2015, 07:14:28 pm
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A little more done to the West end today.
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Post by: newportnobby on July 08, 2015, 08:24:51 pm
That's looking very good, Di :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bealman on July 08, 2015, 09:50:35 pm
Ditto. Excellent work.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ditape on July 22, 2015, 01:55:14 pm
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Not to much to add in this update,just a level crossing curtesey of a Ratio kit and my latest addition to the loco pool a 2 tone green class24.

I must stay off ebay, I am rapidly running out of space, but when it comes to Loco's I can't resist a bargain :help:.
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Post by: Dorsetmike on July 22, 2015, 03:24:48 pm
Quote
I must stay off ebay, I am rapidly running out of space, but when it comes to Loco's I can't resist a bargain :help:.


Welcome to the club  :whistle:  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/hiding.gif)
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Post by: jonclox on July 25, 2015, 01:26:14 pm
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Welcome to the club  :whistle:  ([url]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/hiding.gif[/url])

I must join your club. I've had to ban myself from ebay for life. I`m so determined to stick to it I've  banned at least  myself 3 times this last week :-[
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Post by: Ditape on September 18, 2015, 04:58:06 pm
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Today I played with the n-gauge crossing gate kit from ratio and thought I could improve it a little by adding the wire mesh that tends to be on most gates in life.
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Post by: JasonBz on September 18, 2015, 05:07:24 pm
That is a great improvement - where did you source the very fine mesh from?
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Post by: Chris in Prague on September 18, 2015, 05:09:18 pm
Very nice work. The mesh is an excellent idea.
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Post by: daveg on September 18, 2015, 05:17:13 pm
 :thankyousign: I'll try and remember to do that when I get around to making my crossings!

I've used the fine mesh from cheap 'pound shop' frying pan splatter guards quite sucessfully. Easy to cut and shape.

Dave G
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Post by: Ditape on September 18, 2015, 05:46:15 pm
That is a great improvement - where did you source the very fine mesh from?

It is wired mesh ribbon from the local sewing craft shop, it comes in may colours and widths I also use it for chain-link fencing.It only cost a few pence a meter.
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Post by: port perran on September 18, 2015, 05:58:28 pm
The wire mesh looks very effective.
Great stuff.
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Post by: wookie on September 18, 2015, 08:33:48 pm
So can you cut the wire edge off without it all falling to pieces?
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Post by: Ditape on September 18, 2015, 09:06:26 pm
So can you cut the wire edge off without it all falling to pieces?

I have not had that problem,it holds up fairly well with out the wire.
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Post by: wookie on September 18, 2015, 09:33:57 pm
Ah ok thanks, sounds interesting. I need loads of wire fence. I'll have to investigate.
I found some on ebay with diagonal grid that looks just like chain link.
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Post by: chub1 on September 18, 2015, 10:51:09 pm
:thankyousign: I'll try and remember to do that when I get around to making my crossings!

I've used the fine mesh from cheap 'pound shop' frying pan splatter guards quite sucessfully. Easy to cut and shape.

Dave G

 8) makes decent wire fencing too :)
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Post by: Ditape on September 19, 2015, 07:22:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96nhAN5LIN8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96nhAN5LIN8)

I do run trains now and then, :thumbsup: :P
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Post by: port perran on September 19, 2015, 07:52:31 pm
Cracking layout Di and good to see some trains in action.
It is a lovely layout with excellent scenery.
Brilliant stuff.
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Post by: newportnobby on September 19, 2015, 08:40:04 pm
The layout is looking really good, Di :thumbsup:
May I suggest you take something for the flatulence, though :o
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Post by: daveg on September 20, 2015, 07:07:56 am
Great!  :thumbsup:

Really like the way you've done the low relief backscenes. That works very well indeed. Good mix of Metcalfe, Scenecraft and Kestrel

Nice also to see just a little bit of the work in progress.

Dave G
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Post by: Bealman on September 20, 2015, 07:14:53 am
Yeah, I like the low relief work too. Very nice setting.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Maurits71 on September 20, 2015, 07:59:00 am
Nice layout, thanks for the video
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Post by: wookie on September 20, 2015, 08:41:09 pm
It's all looking really good Di
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Post by: Ditape on September 20, 2015, 10:25:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA)

I have been playing with my latest toy Power Director to make this first attempt at a movie.

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Post by: newportnobby on September 20, 2015, 10:29:33 pm
It states the content has been blocked in my country due to copyright reasons and therefore won't play, Di :(
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Post by: Mito on September 20, 2015, 10:39:23 pm
Me too in Spain ??? :(
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Post by: Ditape on September 20, 2015, 10:44:47 pm
I am removing the sound track I apparently can not use music from my collection.
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Post by: Ditape on September 20, 2015, 10:59:22 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA)

I have removed the sound track so you should all be able to see it now :(
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Post by: JasonBz on September 20, 2015, 11:04:02 pm
It is still showing as blocked here.
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Post by: ten0G on September 21, 2015, 12:25:56 am
... And here, usually able to watch your videos.  :(
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Post by: Ditape on September 21, 2015, 01:19:50 am
 :dunce:
Utube has not allowed me to fully remove the  :censored: sound track so it is still barred, I am currently tring to rebuild the movie.
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Post by: Ditape on September 21, 2015, 02:24:55 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9YXayXQA)

This is now a silent movie.
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Post by: Zogbert Splod on September 21, 2015, 03:09:01 am
I have Power Director too.  It includes a few pieces of music that it says are free to use in any way.  Seems that YouTube doesn't agree.  I've had a couple of warnings about sound tracks from them also.
Hmmmmm.....
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Post by: railsquid on September 21, 2015, 03:51:19 am
Thanks - I always imagined this layout to be a lot bigger somehow - the first section shows how much you can fit in N in a reasonable-but-not-huge space.
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Post by: daveg on September 21, 2015, 06:29:40 am
Nice vid - thanks Di.

Great to see a layout develop from an idea, through the 'muddle' (mine's a mess) of the early build to a working model.

Remember to tell the folk in the workers' cottages to use the back door for the time being!  :D

Dave G
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Post by: Chris in Prague on September 21, 2015, 07:57:23 am
I am able to watch the latest version here, in the Czech Republic. Thanks for the interesting video.
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Post by: newportnobby on September 21, 2015, 10:04:45 am
Very enjoyable vid, Di :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mito on September 21, 2015, 09:08:25 pm
Very nice. What a difference between then and now. :thumbsup:
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Post by: port perran on September 21, 2015, 09:29:33 pm
Great video. It's good to compare then and now to see progress being made.
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Post by: Sprintex on September 21, 2015, 10:16:27 pm
Impressive :thumbsup:

And nice HST too :D


Paul
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Post by: Ditape on September 21, 2015, 10:43:25 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tUmP2YkRWM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tUmP2YkRWM)

I have found some music that u-tube will accept it would not be my first choice but it is better than nothing:(.
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Post by: Ditape on September 22, 2015, 02:14:01 pm
New arrivals at Snoozebury, more bargain hunting RRP 350+ paid 142 :claphappy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRbiYM5Zcw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRbiYM5Zcw)
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Post by: Bob Tidbury on September 22, 2015, 02:48:57 pm
How come I'm never around when there are bargains like that to be had , You Really did do well Di. Was it a shop or was it Fleabay ? Or a private sale Whoever sold them at that price must have been desperate for some cash.
YOU LUCKY ** & **.
Bob
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Post by: Ditape on September 22, 2015, 03:14:13 pm
How come I'm never around when there are bargains like that to be had , You Really did do well Di. Was it a shop or was it Fleabay ? Or a private sale Whoever sold them at that price must have been desperate for some cash.
YOU LUCKY ** & **.
Bob
It was a bit of clever snipping on e-bay in case both the loco and the bullets, I just check ebay regularly and decide how much I want to spend and then set up a snipe.
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Post by: Ditape on September 28, 2015, 04:44:05 pm
I have been bargain hunting on ebay again 2 for less than the price of one :thumbsup:

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Post by: Ditape on October 04, 2015, 06:44:28 pm


This is what I spent my money on at the Chippenham show a rake of Ferry wagons

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BZy4JEbJtDc (https://www.youtube.com/embed/BZy4JEbJtDc)
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Post by: port perran on October 04, 2015, 07:26:27 pm
Thanks for the video Di. Those new wagons look the part.
I'm a bit worried about that Class 52 at the start though !
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Post by: cornish yorkie on October 04, 2015, 11:13:03 pm
  :hellosign: thanks for sharing, impressive progress.
regards Derek
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Post by: Ditape on October 15, 2015, 03:06:11 pm
I am trying to make a raised bed veggie patch to go with the crossing keepers cottage, I hope to make it from sleepers made up from scrap balsa strip.

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Which I intend to build up on a foil base.

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I have coloured the sleepers a mucky brown, I will fill the resulting tray with a thick plaster/polyfilla mix and sculpt to form the potato rows and soil for rows of cabbage,peas and beans.

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Post by: newportnobby on October 15, 2015, 03:16:08 pm
Interesting idea, Di :hmmm:
Please keep the pics coming
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Post by: railsquid on October 15, 2015, 03:45:29 pm
I have been bargain hunting on ebay again 2 for less than the price of one :thumbsup:

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Now those look like proper locomotives  :D
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Post by: Chris in Prague on October 15, 2015, 03:52:59 pm
I am trying to make a raised bed veggie patch to go with the crossing keepers cottage, I hope to make it from sleepers made up from scrap balsa strip.

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Which I intend to build up on a foil base.

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I have coloured the sleepers a mucky brown, I will fill the resulting tray with a thick plaster/polyfilla mix and sculpt to form the potato rows and soil for rows of cabbage,peas and beans.

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I am looking forward to seeing how this develops as I have all the materials.
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Post by: Ditape on October 15, 2015, 04:28:00 pm
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I have added the soil using pre-coloured plaster, it doesn't show up well but there are two banked rows for potato at the left hand side and stakes for runner beans and peas on the right, the soil will need some more work on the colour front.

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Post by: Ditape on October 15, 2015, 07:58:51 pm
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Post by: Bob Tidbury on October 15, 2015, 08:03:18 pm
Don't forget to put the Cabbage White Butterfly in if you want to keep up with Pendon Di.
Bob
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Post by: Malc on October 15, 2015, 08:03:36 pm
I can see that you have weeded it, Di. Fancy coming and doing my back garden?
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Post by: Ditape on October 17, 2015, 01:56:27 pm
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The Veggie patch in place in the crossing keepers cottage garden.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on October 17, 2015, 02:06:13 pm
That is really a superb piece of modelling work, Diana. What did you use, please, to make all the different plants as they look highly realistic and I'd like to make a vegetable garden for the Cant Cove stationmaster (if there will be room).
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Post by: Ditape on October 17, 2015, 02:15:49 pm
Chris the peas,beans and potatoes are teased out Heki foliage mat and the cabbage/lettuce are clumps of Gaugemaster GM156 leaves light green. the peas and beans are supported by stakes made from piano wire.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on October 17, 2015, 02:25:53 pm
Many thanks, Diane, for your quick and informative reply. So, I know what I'll need to buy, then. 8-) I wonder if I could use a guitar string instead of piano wire?
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Post by: Mito on October 17, 2015, 08:32:34 pm
I wonder if I could use a guitar string instead of piano wire?


Same stuff. I've got loads so next time a parcel goes your way I'll put some in for you.
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Post by: JasonBz on October 17, 2015, 08:47:24 pm
Many thanks, Diane, for your quick and informative reply. So, I know what I'll need to buy, then. 8-) I wonder if I could use a guitar string instead of piano wire?

You could just use the bristles from a stiff yard brush ;)
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Post by: Chris in Prague on October 17, 2015, 09:06:20 pm
I wonder if I could use a guitar string instead of piano wire?


Same stuff. I've got loads so next time a parcel goes your way I'll put some in for you.

Many thanks, Brian. That would be very useful.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on October 17, 2015, 09:08:23 pm
Many thanks, Diane, for your quick and informative reply. So, I know what I'll need to buy, then. 8-) I wonder if I could use a guitar string instead of piano wire?

You could just use the bristles from a stiff yard brush ;)

Living in a flat, I don't have one of those but I am thinking of using old toothbrush bristles for reeds.
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Post by: Ditape on October 18, 2015, 01:53:42 pm
Here is another little project taking a pack of 4 modelscene skips and making them look a bit more real.

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After being attacked with various weathering weathering powders.

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And then filled with odds and sods from my work bench.

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Post by: Ditape on October 27, 2015, 01:48:17 pm
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The skips are in place now, excuse the picture quality I used my phone and not my Canon DSLR, I have also got another ebay bargain a as new 08 DCC fitted for 50, I have had to slightly trim my platforms as the 08 seems to be wider than my old Minitrix Britannia/9F. :censored:
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Post by: Mito on October 27, 2015, 06:05:13 pm
You seem to get all the bargins lucky you. :) :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ditape on October 28, 2015, 02:48:51 pm
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Post by: daveg on October 28, 2015, 03:22:13 pm
Looks a neat job.

It's amazing how quickly your collection of N gauge stuff can grow. Quite often the reverse of your bank balance!

Dave G
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Post by: newportnobby on October 28, 2015, 08:19:42 pm
Nice collection, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 03, 2015, 03:25:31 pm
I have made a couple more ready use racks for my locos, I have worked out to hold the rest I will need 2 more,one just to hold my HST set.

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 03, 2015, 04:21:13 pm
Have you got a Pendolino on order, Di? That would mean +2 again.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 03, 2015, 04:38:59 pm
I have not got a pendalino on my list but I may get one in the future, I have lots of other locos on my list that I want before that comes anywhere near the top of my list.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 10, 2015, 01:35:50 pm
I have now built a home for all my current stock of Locos, so now it is back to finishing off the scenic sections and of course it is time to start planning the next project.

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2015, 04:24:48 pm
A very electr eclectic collection, Di :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 10, 2015, 04:28:29 pm
Rule ONE applies, if I like it I buy it :help: but I do tend towards late steam early diesel locos.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 10, 2015, 04:30:12 pm
https://youtu.be/JgNKABRYm7Q (https://youtu.be/JgNKABRYm7Q)

A little something from Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: MinZaPint on November 10, 2015, 05:44:29 pm
Very nice Di, wonder if Bealman spotted the BP!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on November 10, 2015, 08:33:50 pm
Nice little video there.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 11, 2015, 12:19:10 am
  :hellosign: super video Di, thanks for sharing & a very nice collection of locos you have :envy:
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on November 24, 2015, 10:23:31 am
https://youtu.be/bJO9ZeRSlOU (https://youtu.be/bJO9ZeRSlOU)
I have purchased my first sound fitted loco a Class 108 2 Car DMU it was a MEGGA Bargain 70 on e-bay including P&P.
I must say I am impressed with sound locos now I have experienced them at home, I never was overly impressed when I have seen them at shows. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on November 24, 2015, 10:27:48 am
As someone who usually intensely dislikes sound equipped stuff, that's not too bad, Di. It captures the 'rasp' of the exhaust quite well.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 24, 2015, 11:01:31 am
I agree, Diane, very impressive. You got another great deal. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on November 24, 2015, 11:59:02 am
Very good indeed.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Mito on November 24, 2015, 05:48:05 pm
Very nice, just like the real thing. Brings back memories. Were many people hurt in the accident by the goods shed? :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on November 24, 2015, 09:13:54 pm
That sounded very nice Di most N gauge Locos Ive heard seem to be very tinny but I must admit that exhaust and tick over sounded good.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: lil chris on November 25, 2015, 11:47:09 pm
Flipin heck Di, I want sound in my dmu 108 now.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Firefox on November 28, 2015, 05:26:52 pm
I'm enjoying  seeing the layout develop and the little  details like the veg patch and the skips. Well done with  the scenic atmosphere :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on December 09, 2015, 04:04:55 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ranP_epNfik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ranP_epNfik)
Not much in the line of modelling done recently (where does the time go?),but I have acquired a new goods train for Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 09, 2015, 07:29:10 pm
Thanks for the video, Diane. Another nice, interesting train. One small point: if you want to be prototypical, all the brown wagons should be marshalled at the front of the train as they would be vacuum-braked (so would form the 'fitted head') whereas the grey ones would not be.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 02, 2016, 03:21:50 pm
After a visit from the Man in the Red Suit, I now have my Mineral wagon train complete,for now at least  :angel: .
https://youtu.be/5POB4kAUjlw (https://youtu.be/5POB4kAUjlw)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on January 02, 2016, 03:52:21 pm
A good length rake and nice slow running, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on January 02, 2016, 03:53:49 pm
Very nice rake of mineral wagons there Di.
And a nice relaxing piece of music to accompany the video.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 02, 2016, 04:15:21 pm
Certainly a very impressive long rake and good to see that (nearly) all the brown, (vacuum-brake) fitted mineral wagons were at the front of the train.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 02, 2016, 11:50:56 pm
 :hellosign: nice videos Di, thanks for sharing.
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 10, 2016, 04:22:22 pm
Not much done recently I have just completed building 2 Eckon yard light kits, I am finding it difficult to get my MoJo working.
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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 16, 2016, 04:43:44 pm
https://youtu.be/RJJiytMdIgw (https://youtu.be/RJJiytMdIgw)

I have eventually got around to chipping my 156, I have also started to collect Royal mail stock to make up a mail train.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 16, 2016, 11:52:25 pm
 :hellosign:great video Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on January 17, 2016, 11:02:59 am
Not really my era but that 156 does look good.
Thanks for the video.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on January 24, 2016, 07:21:47 pm
At the show yesterday I acquired a Class 47 in RES livery and a couple more postal coaches the Loco has been chipped and run in and now working the Snoozebury mail train.

https://youtu.be/Ucpef6LvXmc (https://youtu.be/Ucpef6LvXmc)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on January 24, 2016, 07:31:37 pm
Another lovely video.
Great layout. The trains look so good running through the urban  scenery.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 28, 2016, 03:57:32 pm
 :hellosign: Another superb video Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on February 05, 2016, 07:37:12 am
Thanks for the update.

Nice running speeds too.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 06, 2016, 10:41:02 am
Not much happening on Snoozebury, but I thought it was time I got "aroundtoit" and have made a start on the left hand end of the layout scenic wise.
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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: iceboy on February 06, 2016, 12:09:10 pm
looks nice from what i can see in the picture :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 06, 2016, 04:34:10 pm
I have my MoJo back  :claphappy: , a little more done to the left hand end of Snoozebury.

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on February 06, 2016, 04:35:19 pm
Looks very good indeed Di.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: David Asquith on February 06, 2016, 06:19:50 pm
Some great modelling there.

Dave
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 06, 2016, 08:19:30 pm
That really does look very good, indeed, Diane. Everything blends together really well. Very glad that you've got your 'mojo' back. 8-)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 07, 2016, 09:49:52 pm
 :hellosign: Di, all looking superb, thanks for the    :greatpicturessign:
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on February 07, 2016, 10:10:15 pm
Nice bit of scenery there keep it up
Graham  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 13, 2016, 12:37:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYU3tF_4Vck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYU3tF_4Vck)

I planed to tidy Snoozebury up this morning  :angel: ,but the idea flashed into my mind that it was a while since I had run any kettles on the layout so I got side tracked and this is the result.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on February 13, 2016, 12:40:03 pm
Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 13, 2016, 12:58:55 pm
 :hellosign: Di excellent video thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on February 13, 2016, 03:37:44 pm
 :hellosign:
Hi, Nice layout how big is it please, for my latest see Wotcanappen

 :thankyousign: Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 13, 2016, 03:42:27 pm
:hellosign:
Hi, Nice layout how big is it please, for my latest see Wotcanappen

 :thankyousign: Graham
It is 8' X 5' in old money.the operating well is 6'X3'.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on February 13, 2016, 04:33:21 pm
That's the idea, save oil, bring back steam. :whistle:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 14, 2016, 01:58:53 pm
A little more work on the left hand end of Snoozebury.

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on February 14, 2016, 02:01:43 pm
Very nice work :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 14, 2016, 02:12:35 pm
Very nice where did you get the tree from ? it looks like a scots pine tree.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 14, 2016, 02:15:28 pm
Excellent scenic modelling, Diana. Looks very realistic.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 14, 2016, 02:56:52 pm
Very nice where did you get the tree from ? it looks like a scots pine tree.
Bob
I  got it from one of the Chinese tree firms on ebay I can't remember which one it was last summer.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on February 14, 2016, 04:35:11 pm
It's amazing what you can do with those Chinese Ebay trees, I usually put a mix of green scatters in a plastic bag, spray the tree with 3M spray mount or similar, drop it in the bag and shake well.

I also unwind the branches from the trunk and use them for hedges, bushes, ivy on walls.

God for covering baseboard joins too

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Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on February 14, 2016, 05:18:14 pm
It's amazing what you can do with those Chinese Ebay trees, I usually put a mix of green scatters in a plastic bag, spray the tree with 3M spray mount or similar, drop it in the bag and shake well.

I also unwind the branches from the trunk and use them for hedges, bushes, ivy on walls.

God for covering baseboard joins too

[Limit reached]Now you see it

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Now you don't

[Limit reached]bend the wire end at 90 degrees stick in a hole and the foliage lays like a hedge, trim &/or bend into shape

[Limit reached]off cuts  with spots of various coloured paint for garden flowers. (excuse the drunken chimneys, they didn't like being chucked in a bag)


Good tips many thanks for them and the pic's
 :thankyousign:  Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 14, 2016, 08:10:07 pm
 :hellosign: nice work Di, love the tree, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 27, 2016, 04:37:01 pm
https://youtu.be/2GELbDGf09U (https://youtu.be/2GELbDGf09U)

A new Western "Western Glory" has arrived on Snoozebury,it has been chipped,run in and can be seen running on Snoozebury with another Western from my fleet.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on February 27, 2016, 07:59:45 pm
https://youtu.be/2GELbDGf09U (https://youtu.be/2GELbDGf09U)

A new Western "Western Glory" has arrived on Snoozebury,it has been chipped,run in and can be seen running on Snoozebury with another Western from my fleet.

Very nice you are encouraging me to put some scenery on Wotcanappen
Note to self must try harder
 :envy:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 27, 2016, 10:52:48 pm
 :hellosign:Di, them Westerns look superb on an excellent video, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on February 28, 2016, 12:26:07 pm
Thanks for yet another excellent video .
I think the Westerns look particularly good in green.
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on February 28, 2016, 05:22:25 pm
I can sit and watch Westerns running all day :)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on February 28, 2016, 06:03:05 pm
I can sit and watch Westerns running all day :)
So can I ,I need more at least one more green one, a couple of maroons and if I can find one a sand coloured one. :laugh2:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 28, 2016, 07:17:07 pm
I can sit and watch Westerns running all day :)
So can I ,I need more at least one more green one, a couple of maroons and if I can find one a sand coloured one. :laugh2:

Alas, the Desert Sand models of D1000 are pretty rare and tend to go for very high prices but you may be lucky?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on February 28, 2016, 08:59:39 pm
There's a GF one been repainted and badged as D1000 on evilbay today, starting at 25 quid.
The painting doesn't look toooooooo bad

There was a real Dapol one last week for 240  :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 28, 2016, 09:07:33 pm
There's a GF one been repainted and badged as D1000 on evilbay today, starting at 25 quid.
The painting doesn't look toooooooo bad

There was a real Dapol one last week for 240  :(

240 sounds more like it. A professional repaint MIGHT be cheaper, though?
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 05, 2016, 05:27:08 pm
https://youtu.be/cQ7dgRLoAsY (https://youtu.be/cQ7dgRLoAsY)

A quick Video showing how slow you can get Dapol Westerns to run even over quit complex point work.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on March 05, 2016, 05:38:22 pm
https://youtu.be/cQ7dgRLoAsY (https://youtu.be/cQ7dgRLoAsY)

A quick Video showing how slow you can get Dapol Westerns to run even over quit complex point work.

Impressed with that must see what my locos can do some time
well done how ar you getting on with your Arduino any problems yet?
 :greatpicturessign:
Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 06, 2016, 04:34:28 pm
https://youtu.be/CU2ZP5mpzrs (https://youtu.be/CU2ZP5mpzrs)
Another quick Video this time of my Blue Pullman and HST stretching their legs on Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on March 06, 2016, 06:38:53 pm
Looks good indeed.
Although not really suited to my area and era , I do like the look of the blue Pullmans and it does look good on your layout.
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 06, 2016, 07:07:34 pm
https://youtu.be/CU2ZP5mpzrs (https://youtu.be/CU2ZP5mpzrs)
Another quick Video this time of my Blue Pullman and HST stretching their legs on Snoozebury.

That's probably got George (Bealman) all unnecessary, Di :laugh:
It just shows how the close couplings on the BP show up the gaps in the HST so it might be worth getting some coach connecting bellows from Barry M of this forum :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 07, 2016, 11:59:25 am
  :hellosign: Di thanks for the latest videos love the blues on your layout
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 12, 2016, 06:12:40 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EiSZy88nTg&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EiSZy88nTg&feature=youtu.be)

Just another quick Video this time my Class 42 Warships get a outing.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on March 12, 2016, 07:51:40 pm
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EiSZy88nTg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EiSZy88nTg&feature=youtu.be[/url])

Just another quick Video this time my Class 42 Warships get a outing.

ThosecWarships look really at home. Great to see them running at a sensible speed too.
Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on March 12, 2016, 08:04:27 pm
A great video, Di. As pp says, sensible speeds. They run very smoothly! I have a Warship which also is a lovely runner.

The layout is looking good too! It's coming along very nicely indeed.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on March 12, 2016, 11:42:46 pm
Superb I am very envious  :envy:
Can't wait to see some more
Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 19, 2016, 11:14:42 am
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Another Western"Western Legionnaire" joins the fleet,shown here running in prior to being chipped.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 19, 2016, 11:49:58 am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laisdcc-onboard-6-pin-NEM-651-plug-DCC-decoder-ideal-for-N-TT-gauge-New-UK-Stock-/191825695804?var=490861060368&hash=item2ca9b3d43c:m:mrXyuCbiTu7QZmUzuTvG5tw (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laisdcc-onboard-6-pin-NEM-651-plug-DCC-decoder-ideal-for-N-TT-gauge-New-UK-Stock-/191825695804?var=490861060368&hash=item2ca9b3d43c:m:mrXyuCbiTu7QZmUzuTvG5tw)

I bought one of these to try I have fitted it to the Western and appears to work well the slow running is good and 10.75 they seem to be a bargain.
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Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2016, 02:17:42 pm
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Another Western"Western Legionnaire" joins the fleet,shown here running in prior to being chipped.

Steady up, Di. People will think you have 'hydraulicitis' ;)
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Post by: Ditape on March 19, 2016, 02:22:11 pm
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Another Western"Western Legionnaire" joins the fleet,shown here running in prior to being chipped.

Steady up, Di. People will think you have 'hydraulicitis' ;)
Oh!!!I definitely have Hydraulicitis so far 4 westerns,3 hymeks,2 warships and a class 22. with at least 2 more Westerns on the wish list + 2 or 3 more warships :) .
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2016, 02:46:11 pm
Oh heck - I have 5 Westerns, 3 Hymeks, 3 Warships, 3 Class 22s and a Class 14, and I just know other members who have more so there are several 'infected' :uneasy:
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Post by: Ditape on March 19, 2016, 02:50:31 pm
Oh heck - I have 5 Westerns, 3 Hymeks, 3 Warships, 3 Class 22s and a Class 14, and I just know other members who have more so there are several 'infected' :uneasy:
Ooops I forgot the Class 14  ;D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on March 19, 2016, 03:12:37 pm
SAVE OIL, BRING BACK STEAM :whistle:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 19, 2016, 04:02:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_KBap2MGI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_KBap2MGI)
A short Video showing the Slow running using a cheap Laisdcc 6 pin decoder fitted to a Dapol Western with a Hornby Elite base station.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 19, 2016, 04:08:16 pm
I have one GF Class 52 "Western" (not really needed as it is simply too big for North Cornwall; hence no Dapol ones) but two Class 42 "Warships", two Class 35 "Hymeks", two North British Type 2 Class 22s plus one Class 14 Type 1; so, yes, I also have Hydraulicitis. However, apart from the Class 14 and 52, I'd also like one of each in Early BR Blue!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 22, 2016, 08:04:47 am
 :hellosign:  thanks for the video Di, alas no Hydraulics yet, but a few on the wish list
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on March 22, 2016, 10:31:24 am
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_KBap2MGI[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_KBap2MGI[/url])
A short Video showing the Slow running using a cheap Laisdcc 6 pin decoder fitted to a Dapol Western with a Hornby Elite base station.


Thanks for the video and the info on this decoder I think I will try one to see if it will run with my Dynamis Pro
Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on March 22, 2016, 12:06:54 pm
So do you use the "stay alive" part of it Di?
Did you buy one with the thingamebob on the end or did you wire one yourself?
It looks a bit big to fit into my 0-6-0's
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 22, 2016, 03:07:03 pm
So do you use the "stay alive" part of it Di?
Did you buy one with the thingamebob on the end or did you wire one yourself?
It looks a bit big to fit into my 0-6-0's
I used the standard 6 pin decoder just plugged it in and played, no stay alive.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 26, 2016, 04:18:11 pm
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A little more work on the left-hand end of Snoozebury. My new Warship in the back ground.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 26, 2016, 04:22:01 pm
Looking very good, Diane.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 26, 2016, 04:44:48 pm
Keep up the good work Di I am also infected by the desease ,of all diesels the class 52s are my favourites they really do look big and powerful I remember when I had a visit to the Severn Valley and I was in the first coach behind a train  headed by two Westerns they stopped in the tunnel turned of their engines then both started up together ,the sound of those four Maybach engines will be with me forever along with the taste and smell of the diesel .
Something I will never forget and don't think I will ever hear again I think the drivers got a severe reprimand for doing it but it was appreciated by every one on board.
Bob
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 26, 2016, 09:26:41 pm
 :hellosign: Nice photo Di, thanks for the update
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on March 27, 2016, 01:10:06 pm
Hydraulicitus strikes again  :claphappy:
https://youtu.be/FpIIGG2ryEI (https://youtu.be/FpIIGG2ryEI)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 27, 2016, 01:37:53 pm
Very nice, Diane, my favourite diesels. I must get a BR Blue one.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on March 27, 2016, 06:13:07 pm
As a trainspotter in my yoof when I first clapped eyes on a Hymek I instantly thought it was the best diesel appearance wise. I have 3 green ones, one of which is a dummy.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on March 27, 2016, 07:24:22 pm
As a spotter I saw all of the Hymeks.
To me, green suits them best.
Excellent video Di. Looks very very good.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 27, 2016, 07:42:57 pm
As a spotter I saw all of the Hymeks.
To me, green suits them best.
Excellent video Di. Looks very very good.

Second best livery, IMHO, was BR Chromatic blue with light grey window surrounds and small yellow warning panels. Eventually, I will commission one in this livery.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on March 28, 2016, 02:27:04 am
Very nice like the extra scenery too
Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 01, 2016, 01:33:07 pm
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Another new loco has arrived this one is a bargain from the mystery supplier from Taiwan,who features quite often on e bay selling new Grafar locos at a mark down price this time 45 for a loco even the that box shifter in Liverpool can only do for 104,as the locos come in generic boxes with no paperwork or small accessories bag I think they may have fallen off the Kader production line into a convenient pocket, but I don't care at these prices for a new loco I can turn a blind eye to suspect sources of supply,  ;) BTW it is a green class 31.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on April 01, 2016, 01:46:51 pm
Yes I've always thought his items for sale are a little warmish  :D
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 04, 2016, 02:33:16 pm
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A little more scenic work done I am working my way back to the station area doing the fore ground areas.
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Post by: daveg on April 04, 2016, 03:51:37 pm
Nice pic and I really do like the refinery but I'm glad I don't live next door to it!  :thumbsup:

I lived 8 miles from Buncefield when it went bang and that was close enough.

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on April 04, 2016, 06:31:55 pm
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[Limit reached]A couple of experimental ground level shots, not the best quality they were taken with my phone.
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Post by: Webbo on April 04, 2016, 11:59:23 pm
Thanks Diane

Whenever I see pictures of your layout, I eye off your refinery particularly. On my layout a refinery of the same type (Walthers I assume) is next on my list for construction after a farm scene. I'm looking to you for inspiration on how to arrange and paint it.

Webbo
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on April 05, 2016, 12:34:25 pm
Yes, a refinery would certainly make a nice feature......hmmmmm  :smiley-laughing:
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Post by: Ditape on April 05, 2016, 03:03:23 pm
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A little more done today this time the other side of the station.
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Post by: port perran on April 05, 2016, 03:05:50 pm
Thanks for the update. Looking as good as ever.
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Post by: Ditape on April 06, 2016, 03:55:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bEYm7Xm_rY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bEYm7Xm_rY)

a quick video showing the latest scenic work with Class31,Class 35 and Class122 running thru' it.
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Post by: newportnobby on April 06, 2016, 04:09:12 pm
Very nice, Di :thumbsup:
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Post by: cornish yorkie on April 06, 2016, 09:11:02 pm
 :hellosign: All looking really impressive Di thanks for sharing
regards Derek,
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Post by: GeeBee on April 06, 2016, 09:47:57 pm
Impressive I am very envious
 :envy: Graham  :envy:
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Post by: Ditape on April 13, 2016, 04:03:12 pm
Just a little more done this week,but I have tidied up a bit.
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Post by: Ditape on April 19, 2016, 05:13:26 pm
my new Class 22 in BR blue fitted with the much maligned,in some quarters, liasdcc chip and my clss 14 on a run out on Snoozebury. The chip needs to have the staylive wires and some of the black insulation trimmed off to fit in the Class 22 even then it is a tight fit and great care needs to be taken refitting the body shell.
 
!  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhJVDY7xRCE#)
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Post by: cornish yorkie on April 19, 2016, 11:01:01 pm
 :hellosign: superb video Di thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 02, 2016, 05:21:55 pm
http://youtu.be/jC0APjUMiqM (http://youtu.be/jC0APjUMiqM)
The new Green Class 42 Warship I bought at The Wales and West Show this weekend, I hope to have at least one of the bogie bolster kits built this week, I have had to contact the NGS as 3 of the kits had components missing 2 missing the coupler springs and 1 missing the brass buffers and unfortunately the transfers for the kits are out of stock as well. :censored:

Regular viewers will notice that I have got around to doing the ballasting in the station area which means the ballasting is more or less complete :claphappy: :bounce:
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Post by: newportnobby on May 02, 2016, 08:16:18 pm
The Warship doesn't appear to have a warning panel so I assume it's been split from the Cornish Riviera set, Di?
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Post by: Ditape on May 02, 2016, 08:44:46 pm
The Warship doesn't appear to have a warning panel so I assume it's been split from the Cornish Riviera set, Di?
I believe that is the case as it was some 25 less than the retail boxed ones, but it was the only new green one I could find.
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Post by: port perran on May 02, 2016, 08:56:15 pm
Great stuff as ever Di. The Warship looks good without the yellow warning panel and some of us are old enough to remember them running like that.
The layout always impresses me as does the quality of your video work.
I've tried one tonight of Trepol Bay but can't match your videoing quality I'm afraid.
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Post by: cornish yorkie on May 02, 2016, 11:50:09 pm
 :hellosign: Another super video Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
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Post by: Chris in Prague on May 03, 2016, 07:44:27 am
Thanks for another very good video, Diane. The Green "Warship" looks very good on the train of mineral wagons with the brown (vacuum-brake fitted) wagons correctly marshalled all behind the loco.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 03, 2016, 03:03:19 pm
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One of the 5 BDA kits I bought at the weekend ready for paint, under test on Snoozebury with a track panel load.I have one more complete kit to build and 3 waiting on the NGS to send me the missing components. :(
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: dats475 on May 03, 2016, 10:31:58 pm
Hello,
I enjoy reading your layout progress very much. I'm very impressed about the scenery. Especially around train station area.
Excuse me for my ignorance but I saw round thing under the switches on earlier photo. What is it and what is it for?
Thank you very much for sharing such a inspirational work!!
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 04, 2016, 09:55:50 am
Hello,
I enjoy reading your layout progress very much. I'm very impressed about the scenery. Especially around train station area.
Excuse me for my ignorance but I saw round thing under the switches on earlier photo. What is it and what is it for?
Thank you very much for sharing such a inspirational work!!
It is a disc of light card, as I mount Peco point motors directly to the point/switch the disc of card goes between the 2 and allows me to ballast the area without ballast and glue fouling up the motor.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 10, 2016, 03:01:30 pm
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The Second of the 5 BDA kits is now awaiting a visit to the paint shop, the other 3 are waiting on the missing parts from the kits to be replaced,but as the missing parts are not major I will continue to build them.

Question:- as the NGS shop is out of stock of the transfers for these has anyone have a source of transfers for these wagons preferably BR/BR railfreight.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 11, 2016, 11:56:03 am
(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/Diane_Tape/bda3_zps3xddmt26.jpg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Diane_Tape/media/bda3_zps3xddmt26.jpg.html)

The 3rd BDA kit ready for the paint shop.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 17, 2016, 04:57:29 pm
Today I suffered my first case of the dreaded Farish split gear syndrome, one of my early Class 42 Warships fell foul of it, after a bit of a strip down and a talk to the nice man at BR lines I am eagerly awaiting a package of spares to arrive (new gears and as the NGS seem to be taking their time replacing the missing springs from their kits some springs.).

Talking of Kits I also built the 4th BDA.


(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/Diane_Tape/bda4_zpsp0issdtj.jpg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Diane_Tape/media/bda4_zpsp0issdtj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 18, 2016, 05:57:40 pm
With the delivery of some spares by BR Lines I have sorted my my Warship and finished the last BDA kit all 5 now need to be painted and I need to find some transfers for them as the NGS shop is out of stock.[Limit reached]
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 24, 2016, 03:05:50 pm
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First BDA out-shopped in railfreight livery. Still no transfers found  :whiteflag: so a little judicious use of white paint for now.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on May 25, 2016, 05:03:06 pm
2 down 3 to go

(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/Diane_Tape/bdap1_zpsbyykrcxt.jpg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Diane_Tape/media/bdap1_zpsbyykrcxt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: rhysapthomas on May 25, 2016, 05:17:34 pm
They look very good.  I think I might have a go at some myself
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Kaian on May 30, 2016, 04:23:47 pm
Hello Di,

I caught up with your layout from the start last week while on holiday, keep up the good work  :thumbsup:

Your building from card etc has got me looking for some idea's outside of the pre-fab.

Craig
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 01, 2016, 05:33:37 pm
I should not take time off from work I go to Model shops and spend money, in this case lots of money I bought 2 new Dapol Westerns shown in the video below, I also bought a Dapol B set in maroon to go with my Dapol Pannier Tank and 5 Collet coaches to go with my NGS Full Brake, I will post another video of them later or tomorrow. 

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ohJ4vCJmQ#)
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Post by: Chris in Prague on June 01, 2016, 05:41:03 pm
That's certainly a very impressive fleet of "Westerns", Di. I look forward to the next video featuring the Dapol B set in maroon and your Dapol Pannier Tank and the 5 Collet coaches with your NGS Collett Full Brake.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on June 01, 2016, 11:21:42 pm
Beautiful love those westerns not got any yet so quite envious  :envy:
Look forward to seeing more
Graham
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 02, 2016, 10:56:50 am
 :hellosign: Thanks for the video Di, excellent as always
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 02, 2016, 01:01:25 pm
As Promised the new coaches star in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWXrGumNv2k# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWXrGumNv2k#)
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Post by: Maurits71 on June 02, 2016, 09:30:24 pm
They look superb.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 03, 2016, 05:13:47 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlmRZUBCmLk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlmRZUBCmLk)

All 5 of the Kit 12 BDA's are now painted and on Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 04, 2016, 04:08:39 pm
Here is a quick video of my kit 12 BDA's in action those of you who are sharp eyed will see only 4 of the 5, the 5th one needs some fetteling as it keeps derailing.

http://youtu.be/Ok7KOX1K52w (http://youtu.be/Ok7KOX1K52w)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 14, 2016, 04:12:19 pm
I recieved a cheapo micro camera from China today, here is a first driver cam video it is on one of my BDA's,I need to make a wagon/chassis to mount it properly to get a lower point of view.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/3799-140616160956.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=41015)


Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on June 14, 2016, 05:24:51 pm
Nice one!  :thumbsup:

Same little camera that I used for my 'on the track' vid of Hurst Hill with a similar problem of the camera sitting a tad too high on a standard flatbed.

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on June 14, 2016, 08:23:21 pm
It definitely needs lowering a bit, Di. If you were a lad you'd be accused of perving through peoples' bedroom windows :goggleeyes:
I also think your fiddle yard on the left in the first 30 seconds needs a bit of work ;)

The picture quality is pretty good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on June 14, 2016, 08:42:48 pm
Yes, definitely needs to be a little lower. Can you rig it up to point downwards a little ?
I thought several times that we were going to crash into things !
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Post by: GeeBee on June 14, 2016, 11:31:50 pm
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on June 15, 2016, 09:44:41 am
Quote
If you were a lad you'd be accused of perving through peoples' bedroom windows :goggleeyes:

Why is that limited to lads? Surely gals have the occasional peep too. ???
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on June 15, 2016, 10:09:41 am
Quote
If you were a lad you'd be accused of perving through peoples' bedroom windows :goggleeyes:

Why is that limited to lads? Surely gals have the occasional peep too. ???

I have no idea, Mike. I was just going by personal experience............ :oopssign: :-[
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Dorsetmike on June 15, 2016, 01:01:06 pm
There are a few Well wagons, NGS kit 15
 (http://www.ngaugesociety.com/uploads/images/wagonprojects/summary/NGK015.jpg)

Also a Minitrix one (with transformer load)

A cheap DIY option, and old Farish bogie coach chassis, cut out centre and replace with a dropped section of brass bent to shape;

   ___                 ____       
        |_________|

making the ends longer you could maybe just mount the bogies direct provided you can get sufficient clearance for the bogies to swivel OK

You could probably do similar using 2 flat bed wagons  but you'd have to use a pivot for  your dropped section
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 15, 2016, 02:48:13 pm

This is a Drivers eye view filmed using a home made camera cradle fitted to a Mk1 coach and pushed around by a Class 42 Warship,It uses the El-cheapo camera featured in yesterdays post.

This view shows my tracklaying short commings rather cruelly.


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/3799-150616153543.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=41023)

This is my cradle fitted to a old Lima Mk1 it just drops on and off.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on June 15, 2016, 04:23:17 pm
Well done - the camera is always cruel, esp when it's doing close-ups!

I think anyone who publishes photos or movies will discover the good bits and those areas where things can be improved.

My efforts certainly show what seems to be OK from say a couple of feet, looks a bit rough when 'under the microscope'.

How do you resize your movie to get it to show on the forum rather than giving a YouTube link?

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 15, 2016, 05:01:48 pm

How do you resize your movie to get it to show on the forum rather than giving a YouTube link?

Dave G

I did nothing more than use the utube button in the menue when posting and copy and paste the address into the resulting line.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on June 15, 2016, 05:28:23 pm

I think you are being too hard on yourself, I wouldn't mind betting that most people's layouts would bounce the camera around a bit - I know mine would!
...and prototype track is rarely properly straight anyway I think.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on June 15, 2016, 09:57:50 pm
I think your track is very good, I have seen Heritage railways with rails that beggar belief, keep up the good work.
Graham
 :greatwork:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 15, 2016, 11:13:24 pm
 :hellosign: Don`t knock it Di, a different angle of your excellent layout, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on June 16, 2016, 07:40:06 am
It looks fine. That's a great video - thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2016, 08:30:44 am
Wot he said. Thanks, Di!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 16, 2016, 01:17:22 pm
I have just added a Hornby select to my Elite as a walkabout controller it works very well and it makes the control of multiple locos easier by having one controller for each loco so I will be adding at least one more select to my control desk in the future.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Webbo on June 17, 2016, 01:08:31 am
Good fun Di

I'm a big fan of the rail cam view as it adds another perspective on one's layout. And, the micro video cameras are pretty inexpensive these days so anyone can have a go at it.

I like the innovation displayed in the way you've mounted the camera on the coach to get its view level down low.

Yes, the close-ups can be a bit cruel, but these also represent an opportunity to identify flaws in the scenery and fix them up.

Webbo
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: dats475 on June 17, 2016, 01:38:52 am
Hello, Di.
I enjoyed your video!!
You worry about the tracks appearance but I'm impressed about your tracks. Is that code55? It looks very accurate scale size rails.
Your train is running very smooth too!!
Thank you for sharing, Di!!

Dats
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 17, 2016, 02:01:23 am
Is that code55?

Yes it is code 55.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on June 22, 2016, 01:47:53 pm


A quick video showing my temporary control desk with a Hornby Elite and 2 Selects which now means I can run 4 locos each with its own control knob which makes keeping them apart easy no more multi button presses to change loco under control. :bounce:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2016, 10:50:02 pm
Very impressive, Di.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on July 05, 2016, 01:55:29 pm
Now the control desk has been extended I can now set 4 trains running and sit back and watch trains go by,knowing that collision avoidance is only a knob twist away no more panic button pressing or multiple button presses to get the required loco under control.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Caz on July 05, 2016, 02:01:17 pm
Nice one Di, I find it so therapeutic just sitting and watching the trains go round and round.  I just let my computer sort it all out, the wonders of DCC.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on July 05, 2016, 04:39:09 pm
Nice update and good to see the layout developing too.

 :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 05, 2016, 10:10:00 pm
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Di, another superb video
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on July 16, 2016, 09:03:46 pm
 the result of no won't power at the  ngs agm, a class 57 totnes castle,running in on my rolling road prior to chipping.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/3799-160716210329.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=42015)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on July 17, 2016, 02:42:07 pm
The camera wagon made from a NGS kit 15 Trestrol, I should have some video later today or tommorrow.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/3799-170716144135.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=42064)
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on July 17, 2016, 04:54:18 pm


Some Video of Snoozebury filmed from the camera wagon.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on July 17, 2016, 07:38:49 pm
Great fun Di!

Many thanks.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: port perran on July 17, 2016, 08:01:49 pm
Thanks for the videos.
That camera wagon appears to work very well.
Great stuff
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 17, 2016, 11:11:00 pm
 :hellosign: & thank you Di another very entertaining video
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: GeeBee on July 18, 2016, 01:19:48 am
Thanks Di enjoyed that  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 02, 2016, 06:09:09 pm


Another bargain arrived on monday now DCC fitted and running well on Snooze bury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 02, 2016, 11:43:40 pm
 :hellosign: Certainly looking good  Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 03, 2016, 06:56:26 pm
Thanks for the video, Di. Another very nice model train, running very smoothly.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 09, 2016, 05:17:12 pm


This 57XX has travelled to Austraila and back,a modelling friend of mine (Nev) changed from HO to N and thought of going with British outline but changed his mind and went European outline so this 57XX has now found a home on Snoozebury. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on August 09, 2016, 05:22:35 pm
Thanks Di.

Really like the way the layout has developed.

All those Metcalfe kits in the street scenes must've kept you busy a good while but they do look very good.

Dave G
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Post by: Chris in Prague on August 09, 2016, 08:43:41 pm
Thanks for the latest video, Di. The 57XX looks well at home with its BR Lined Maroon B Set.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: wookie on August 12, 2016, 07:30:34 pm
Nice vieo Di  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 22, 2016, 08:07:35 pm


I have finally completed my rake of Maroon collets so I thought I would have a BR.WR steam day on Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 22, 2016, 08:37:33 pm
Very nice, Di.
I saw Dapol had released a few more but I already have enough for 2 rakes so they won't be getting more of my dosh just yet :no:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 23, 2016, 08:14:27 am
That's a very impressive collection of Colletts, Di. I have a few but am waiting for the Hawksworth design coaches to come out in BR Lined Maroon as they lasted longer in BR service.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on August 23, 2016, 10:14:02 am
Great video of the rake on a fantastic layout with heaps of character.

Thanks for sharing, Di!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on August 31, 2016, 12:06:52 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/3799-310816120407.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=43241)
I have made up the Modelux Pylon kit, it goes together well and you end up with 3 pylons each taking about 45 mins to build, I have not strung the cables yet as I am not sure that the current position is where they will end up.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on August 31, 2016, 02:46:08 pm
They look great, Di.
Personally I'd site them at the far side of the rails so that, once you've strung the cables, if you have a derailment you won't have to thread your hand through cables to get to the tracks (and we can't have you being electrocuted, can we? ;))
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: daveg on August 31, 2016, 05:52:51 pm
They do look very real and I agree with Mick re positioning.

Don't want to read you've got all tangled up and sparking!

Dave G
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 01, 2016, 11:36:11 pm
 :hellosign: Agreed looking good Di, thanks for posting
regards Derek
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 02, 2016, 02:36:26 pm
So impressed, I have just looked at the Modelux website and ordered 2 plus a Gasometer.

I have tried to send the link for snoozebury to the Modelux owner Toby but it doesn't seem to have worked...

Jerry
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 20, 2016, 01:38:00 pm


A  Dapol 45XX in BR green with early logo has been added to the Steam Fleet at Snoozebury.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 21, 2016, 12:03:20 am
 :hellosign: Nice loco, excellent video Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Bealman on September 21, 2016, 12:12:55 am
Another cool video, Di.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: newportnobby on September 21, 2016, 05:42:11 am
That lead me to give my early crest ND-013 number 4570 a run round the layout but I'd forgotten it runs fine going forwards but when reversing in the same direction on the same track the rear pony truck likes to derail :doh:
The model itself looks to be a bit 'scrunched up' with the driving wheels very close to each other :hmmm:
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 21, 2016, 07:33:43 am
:hellosign: Nice loco, excellent video Di, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

Seconded! It looks very good with the B Set.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on September 29, 2016, 05:21:49 pm


I have just aquired a Farish 04 that has been converted to DCC.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 29, 2016, 09:42:15 pm
 :hellosign:   Another nice video, thanks for sharing Di
regards Derek
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 02, 2016, 09:55:43 am
Thanks for your latest video, Di. The Class 04s are very nice little locos. and I think BR Blue livery suits them particularly well.
Title: Re: Snoozebury
Post by: Ditape on October 05, 2016, 04:12:07 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/3799-051016160104.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=44126)

I have acquired a S/H Dapol 9f Evening Star it came boxed but with no instruction sheet, and the Dapol site does not have one, I wish to fit a DCC decoder but have no idea how to remove the tender body to do so,having already found out how easily the cardon shaft pops out I need to know how it all comes apart before starting. Is the tender body a clip fit like most Diesel bodies or are there hidden screws/latches that need undoing?

By the way it does have its bag of bits and etched name plates that I believe go on the smoke deflectors.
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Post by: newportnobby on October 05, 2016, 08:11:12 pm
Sorry, Di, but it has the same 'stripe' effect mine has and I'm none too impressed with mine, never having seen a steamer weathered like that in real life :no:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/264-030716154922-415671583.jpeg)
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Post by: Malc on October 05, 2016, 09:17:18 pm
One of the Dapol steamers has 4 tiny screws in the corners of the tender. I can't remember which one it is, but worth a look underneath.
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Post by: Ian Bowden on October 06, 2016, 12:43:30 am
i have a Dapol Britannia with instructions  i will email copy in the morning when i can get to my scanner.
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Post by: Ditape on October 06, 2016, 02:08:16 am
i have a Dapol Britannia with instructions  i will email copy in the morning when i can get to my scanner.
:thankyousign: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ian Bowden on October 06, 2016, 09:23:12 am
instructions now uploaded to random photos
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Post by: Ditape on October 11, 2016, 01:30:35 pm


Evening Star now has a chip fitted, it did need the coal load in the tender being reworked to fit my standard size chip, Evening Star runs very smoothly and quitely probably the best steamer I have. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ditape on October 18, 2016, 11:09:32 pm
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Post by: Malc on October 19, 2016, 10:56:16 am
Very eclectic selection, Di. Thanks for posting. I bet the drummer collapsed at the end of the video.
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Post by: port perran on October 19, 2016, 05:02:23 pm
A very nice selection there.
Great stuff.
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Post by: Ditape on October 27, 2016, 05:39:27 pm


A rake of Pullmans has been aquired for Snoozebury from that well know auction site.
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Post by: cornish yorkie on October 28, 2016, 11:00:58 pm
 :hellosign: Very nice Di, thanks for sharing
   regards Derek.
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Post by: Ditape on July 10, 2017, 07:22:12 pm


Having got around to Running Evening Star in I thought it was time for it to have a run out.
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Post by: keithbythe sea on July 11, 2017, 06:46:14 pm
Great to see Snoozebury again Di  :thankyousign:
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Post by: daffy on July 11, 2017, 07:22:57 pm
That's a happy tune and a happy layout Di. Even the trees seem to be dancing to the music. :)

Thanks for showing it.
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Post by: Webbo on July 11, 2017, 10:46:35 pm
Hi Di

Does your Evening Star have the shiny bell above the cab as shown in the following photo I took at the NRM in York about a year ago? I was told by a tour guide that the bell was to make up for the shiny metal work on the steam Evening Star (also in the NRM).

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And, I always enjoy watching the videos of your layout with the accompanying sound track. Thanks once again.

Webbo

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Post by: Ditape on July 11, 2017, 11:15:53 pm

Does your Evening Star have the shiny bell above the cab as shown in the following photo I took at the NRM in York about a year ago? I was told by a tour guide that the bell was to make up for the shiny metal work on the steam Evening Star (also in the NRM).


Yes they are in the bag of detail bits, I have not fitted them as yet.
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Post by: Bealman on July 12, 2017, 12:04:21 am
Always great to see Snoozebury, Di. Very nice loco, too!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ditape on July 14, 2017, 04:43:42 pm


A little treat landed on the door mat this lunch time, a sound fitted Castle which ran well straight out of the box and the  sounds are quite impressive.
Who said you can not find bargains on ebay any more I got this one for 155 new a saving of about 65 over Rails/Hattons.
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Post by: daveg on July 14, 2017, 05:51:09 pm
A bargain indeed and a great little tour of Snoozebury, too!

Dave G