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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1710 on: May 04, 2018, 08:25:03 pm »
That is certainly one monstrous building! :goggleeyes:
I hope you can find a way to represent lots of broken windows as it's bound to have been a 'target' for stone throwing yoofs.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1711 on: May 04, 2018, 08:30:46 pm »
Derelict was probably the wrong word to use.
It is empty and up for sale - there will be big estate agents boards on it eventually.....and there is a security guard  :P

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1712 on: May 04, 2018, 08:42:07 pm »
Who will probably be woken up by the sound of shattering glass :D
Yes - I was basing my observation on 'derelict'

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1713 on: May 05, 2018, 03:49:05 am »
That building is very impressive, Mike. Congratulations on persevering with it.

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« Reply #1714 on: May 05, 2018, 11:07:29 pm »
 :hellosign:  Nice one Mike certainly looking good
     regards Derek.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1715 on: May 06, 2018, 08:57:57 am »
Wow that is impressively big! Well done for having the patience and stamina to see it through to this stage!

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1716 on: May 06, 2018, 09:22:22 am »
That is one extreme building! Most impressive.  :thumbsup:

All this talk of breaking glass..... I'm a great fan of gimmicks, and have push buttons on the fascia of the layout which people can press and make things work, a la Minatur Wunderland, but nowhere near as good.

Anyway, when one of my daughters was little, she had this toy egg which made the sound of breaking glass when you shook it.

When she grew out of it, I installed the electronics on my layout, with a button on the fascia, near a Ratio pumping station.

The idea is to have a figure of a kid throwing a stone at a window, press button, and presto, breaking glass!

The sound is installed and working fine, but the scene is unfinished and there is no stone thrower yet.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2018, 09:45:55 am by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1717 on: May 06, 2018, 09:47:26 am »
You are Nick Lowe, and I claim my 5 :D

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1718 on: May 06, 2018, 09:58:27 am »
Huh?  ???

But let's not hijack this great thread.... pm please explain
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1719 on: May 06, 2018, 10:44:11 am »
Derelict was probably the wrong word to use.
It is empty and up for sale - there will be big estate agents boards on it eventually.....and there is a security guard  :P

One Mr Fred Scuttle Head of Securititty by any chance?

 :sorrysign:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1720 on: May 06, 2018, 12:47:36 pm »
Thanks guys.
I worked on it all yesterday afternoon and have managed to get the roof on with relatively few problems, plus all the buttress caps. There is a bit of somewhat creative architecture but I don't think anybody viewing from the front would notice, and I am very happy with it.
The design of the top covers up a lot of the bodges  :D
I'll post another pic once I've fitted the balustrades.

Oh and I really like the idea of a jumper standing on the balustrade, and a panda car down below with a cop and bunch of spectators watching, maybe another cop on the roof trying to talk him down :D

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1721 on: May 06, 2018, 12:51:49 pm »

Oh and I really like the idea of a jumper standing on the balustrade, and a panda car down below with a cop and bunch of spectators watching, maybe another cop on the roof trying to talk him down :D

To say nothing of a film crew. Take a look at the lyrics/listen to "Harold the Barrel" by Genesis

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1722 on: May 20, 2018, 12:22:29 pm »
Off topic post coming up......

We have just returned from a superb week's holiday in Lyme Regis.
The weather was absolutely scorching!

We took a trip over to Swanage one day and had a ride behind this beauty...



I think this is the largest engine I have travelled behind, a real beast!
Then, to the opposite extreme, I also persuaded the missus to go to Pecorama at Beer.
I thought the layouts were ok, but just that really, nothing to really get excited about, although there were a few push buttons to make things happen, which kids (and Mrs Wookie) liked.
But then we went on their railway....



Beforehand I rather expected it to be a tacky kids attraction and no more, probably with battery or at the most diesel-powered Thomas type engines giving you a couple of laps round a small oval circuit.
It was a revelation! Superb coal fired engines weaving their way around a very complex  track system  and disappearing down a very long tunnel section under the main car park. We must have been on it at least ten minutes and it really was most enjoyable. The whole area is set up like a GWR branch line with footbridges, signals etc.
There are also several different activity play areas for kiddies. If you have small children and are in South East Devon I can thoroughly recommend it for a visit!

Oh and on the way there, we were stopped by the red lights at a level crossing, and THIS came trundling down the line.......!



I was gobsmacked!
We drove into Seaton after we had been to Pecorama, hoping to get a ride, but it was too late in the day and they had stopped running.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1723 on: May 27, 2018, 07:22:35 pm »
Back on topic, I finally finished the monster factory building!
I have to give it a bit of weathering. but this is pretty much it:



Truck included to give an idea of the size,



I'm rather pleased with it, it's quite an impressive edifice, almost certainly unique.

I now have to decide whether to resume the DC rewire and do the wiring of the goods yard, or should I get on with the country pub and pair of 1930's semis that I want to build next?

I think the buildings will win out  8)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1724 on: May 27, 2018, 08:24:36 pm »
Monster monster :goggleeyes:
I experienced vertigo just looking at the first pic :worried:

 

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