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Poll

Should I keep the station/road area?

Keep it the same
8 (88.9%)
Change its current appearance
1 (11.1%)
Change the whole scene on the bridge, if so, what could the station be replaced with
0 (0%)

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Author Topic: A Layout for University  (Read 3321 times)

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Online Chris in Prague

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #150 on: February 02, 2017, 04:32:02 pm »
A 'blustery day', (reminds me of Winnie-the-Pooh) gets my vote, Alex.

Definitely, go with a graduated 3D effect (thick to thin, with some overlapping buildings) for the background buildings.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #151 on: February 02, 2017, 04:46:32 pm »
Hi Alex,

Blustery sky for me too. Bit more life to it.

They all look great though.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #152 on: February 02, 2017, 06:37:53 pm »
Another vote for "blustery day"...though under AV my second choice is "sunset".

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #153 on: February 02, 2017, 06:42:37 pm »
Another vote for "blustery day"...though under AV my second choice is "sunset".
Slyline2uk

Haha!

Thanks for your suggestions! It seems blustery sky has a clear majority and as we don't have an electoral college it wins fair and square!

Look out for a mock up of the rail crane later tonight!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #154 on: February 03, 2017, 12:08:51 pm »
For what it's worth "Blustery Sky" gets my vote as well, seems to fit the atmosphere you are creating  :thumbsup: Have to say your sunset looks very effective, would suit a different scene very well.
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #155 on: February 03, 2017, 12:13:37 pm »
The ayes to the right 4, the no's to the left 0, the ayes have it, the ayes have it!

Thanks for your suggestions all, its very much appreciated. I would also like to say my intention is to now CAD design the crane and have it 3D printed. It will be based around the recently acquired chassis and should be very cost effective as well as giving me a break from card modelling! Hopefully I will post some basic images of it tonight, I'll see how it goes!

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2017, 09:15:57 pm »
Hi all,

The first update for the breakdown crane! Should I keep updating it on this thread or start a new one as its bit of a long build?

So, whilst loosely based on the Cowans Sheldon 75t crane, it is a freelance build because I cannot find drawings of this type of crane anywhere! Hopefully it will look viable on the layout nonetheless! Once designing is complete I will send it off to be 3D printed and then paint it upon delivery! It has been designed so that the bogies I have acquired will slot in (hopefully) to the printed chassis! Anyway here is the design so far, there are some details lacking but when it is only 70mm long I don't mind the odd thing missing (I can also add details retrospectively):   









Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2017, 09:45:37 pm »
Hi all,

The first update for the breakdown crane! Should I keep updating it on this thread or start a new one as its bit of a long build?


Personally, Alex, I'd put this as a new topic under the section 'On My Workbench'

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #158 on: February 04, 2017, 01:20:50 pm »
Hi,

I have transferred the build to: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36335.0

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #159 on: February 16, 2017, 08:01:13 pm »
Hi alex,
Been off air for a bit so came looking for latest pics- is all well on the layout front.

I guess its well along but feeling starved of images ...

cheers
Robert

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2017, 08:42:44 pm »
Hi alex,
Been off air for a bit so came looking for latest pics- is all well on the layout front.

I guess its well along but feeling starved of images ...

cheers
Robert


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See the post above yours, Robert ;)

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #161 on: February 19, 2017, 08:37:05 pm »
Hello all!

This may be a bit a disappointing update, sorry!

I have been very busy both with uni work and my 3D printing exploits (see my crane thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36335.msg427043#msg427043) so I haven't done much at all on the layout! I also need two more points, and some time haha, before I can move onto the next stages!

Anyway, hopefully a more productive update soon!

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #162 on: February 21, 2017, 08:18:29 pm »
Can see why you have not had much time, brilliant job on the crane

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #163 on: February 21, 2017, 08:26:20 pm »
I seem to have not posted previously about your cardboard work, I would love to see how you create these, planning and process would be awesome. Makes me think of the 'Queen of Lean' (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0LFKg9zCa5Z5XsC68p2BLw)  and her attempts to do as much with as little as possible, as a former student I can appreciate the need to not spend money and recycle :D Awesome work on those contruction items, and clearly you have an eye for this stuff as you 3d model shows!

A small tutorial might be good (in tutorial section perhaps?)

Keep on doing stunning work!

Mike.

 

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