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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #330 on: August 05, 2015, 10:19:53 PM »
It's called Northern Hemispheritis.  :laugh3:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #331 on: August 13, 2015, 09:39:44 PM »
Right time for another post on progress. Well not much actually done but huge steps towards the lack of scenery and building work at Geominster. Obviously having too much time I have been reading some posts on Facebook and stumbled across a card and vinyl cutting machine, This I believed would help me with the scratchbuilt scenery needed.

I did some research and thought it had some prospects on my layout, I have tried to assemble various plastic buildings and platform canopies all ending up in the bin. I measured the space available and designed the canopy below. Still in component form but very easy to print and even simpler to cut out. I have nine of these canopies to make, scratchbuilt all by hand seemed daunting.



The canopy cut out with a class 66 to show comparative size.




Prototype thin card canopy folded to establish the correct dimensions. The cut out sections will be glazed with clear film, I propose mounting the canopies on two poles hence the spacing settings on the canopy.




The card still attached to the cutting mat with the canopy separated.





Shot of the laptop screen ready to get cutting. Makes the prospect of scratchbuilding far less daunting. I fact I am looking forward to making the canopies and giving Geominster a more real look.

I suppose bridges, tunnel entrances, archways etc will come next.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #332 on: August 13, 2015, 09:53:11 PM »
Very interesting concept, do you have any photos of the machine itself? Maybe a link to the retailer?

This may be the thing that gets me off my bum to finish buildings my layout....

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #333 on: August 13, 2015, 09:58:28 PM »
Very interesting concept, do you have any photos of the machine itself? Maybe a link to the retailer?

This may be the thing that gets me off my bum to finish buildings my layout....

Skyline2uk

It is a fairly simple thing otherwise I would be well stumped called a  Silhouette Portrait, cost me 112. + postage from Create & Craft, my wife being a member got 10% off best price I could find by about 30 quid. Probably saved that making canopies as the dodgy crappy Kestrel ones I messed up and binned and stopped doing any more building because I was useless at plastic gluing.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2015, 10:03:17 PM by georgehgv »
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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« Reply #334 on: August 13, 2015, 10:01:21 PM »
Many thanks, will look into that!

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #335 on: August 13, 2015, 10:04:25 PM »
Clever stuff, George. I look forward to seeing the construction as it develops :thumbsup:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #336 on: August 13, 2015, 10:10:28 PM »
An excellent idea, George. I look forward to seeing the results.

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« Reply #337 on: August 13, 2015, 10:25:10 PM »
Thanks Mick & Chris, still experimenting but the cutter will go right down to about 2 or 3mm width for strips, freehand anything, cuts vinyl also so plenty of opportunity to make rude signs for the rear window of the car! No suggestions required thank you. The cutter comes with a stick mat which holds the card or paper very well, the cutter is adjustable in depth and the canopy I cut is 300gsm, I may try plasticard as it says it will cut that also. Really there are no limits for scratchbuilding now, just cut out before or after adding brick paper etc. Also I believe if a photograph is scanned in the n it will cut to that, just need to highlight which parts you want cut out.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #338 on: August 13, 2015, 10:26:55 PM »
An excellent idea, George. I look forward to seeing the results.

Saturday I am home alone, who knows what may get made  :D
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #339 on: August 13, 2015, 10:28:11 PM »
Sounds very useful. For the wish list I think.  :photospleasesign: when you can
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #340 on: August 13, 2015, 10:37:53 PM »
Here it is the magic cutter. Very compact works on A4 paper , there are bigger ones with bigger prices. Suits me fine and will save me time, money and temper. Enjoy.

A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #341 on: August 13, 2015, 10:38:14 PM »
An excellent idea, George. I look forward to seeing the results.

Saturday I am home alone

If you make a vinyl stating that for your rear window who knows what might happen :laugh:

Just seen the pic of the article. It comes with a layout attached for 112?! :o

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #342 on: August 13, 2015, 10:42:39 PM »
An excellent idea, George. I look forward to seeing the results.

Saturday I am home alone

If you make a vinyl stating that for your rear window who knows what might happen :laugh:














Just seen the pic of the article. It comes with a layout attached for 112?! :o

Oh dear should be more careful .  ;)
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #343 on: August 14, 2015, 07:55:06 AM »
A$ should be large enough for most purposes in N Scale. It would be very useful for scratchbuilding station and other buildings if you can program it to cut out the spaces for doors and windows in wall sections. You may have the basis for a little home business (pun intended) there, George! I may have to consider buying one of these machines to cut out all the parts for the station buildings I will need to scratchbuild for Cant Cove.

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« Reply #344 on: August 14, 2015, 08:05:09 AM »
A$ should be large enough for most purposes in N Scale. It would be very useful for scratchbuilding station and other buildings if you can program it to cut out the spaces for doors and windows in wall sections. You may have the basis for a little home business (pun intended) there, George! I may have to consider buying one of these machines to cut out all the parts for the station buildings I will need to scratchbuild for Cant Cove.

It really is brilliant Chris, yes it can cut windows my trouble is I now have to learn how to draw with lines and brushes etc, it will magnify and allsorts. I think it is just a matter of getting to grips with using the art software. I think it is well suited to scratchbuild, just make a sketch with dimensions then using rectangle or another predefined shape stretch it and crop till the correct size. No Nobby please don't ...... maybe need to rephrase that.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

 

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