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Re: st pancras
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2014, 05:42:06 PM »
Certainly very impressive, love to see it when it's finished!

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Re: st pancras
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2014, 06:21:55 PM »
Gary's model is wonderful, and I wanted one too. However, the 3D printing is not something I have engaged with before and commercial organisations who could print this wanted to charge 4-figure (nearly 5-figure!)  sums for doing so. Gary's model is only complete at the front (the side you can see it from in the link given at the beginning of this thread), and even this requires about 200 different components. Some, such as the window gables and front bays, need to be printed several times. Unfortunately Gary does not have a key to the pieces so to construct it would be rather like putting together a jig-saw.

Perhaps one of you clever folk on the Forum can work out how to do this and I will reconsider once you have succeeded!

Meanwhile, and wanting St Pancras or something very much like it front my Midland terminus, I resorted kit-bashing and have attached photos to show the result. The hotel building was constructed from a row of 5 Vollmer 7654 kits with a Vollmer 7651 at the corner and a tower constructed from parts of the Kibri 37025. The buildings along the side of the overall roof are from the Kibri B-4704.

I feel this captures the essence of the magnificent St Pancras hotel and am happy to go with it for the time being!

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Re: st pancras
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2014, 07:06:00 PM »
this is OK on  Big Mac with Firefox but SAfari has problems>

i note that 4776 people have downloaded it so I expect to se a St Pancras at every train show in the country!!

Congratulations to MSR - a magnificent model! how does it fit under the bed??

ps ISTR that there is no Firefox for Ipads ???

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Re: st pancras
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2014, 07:58:56 PM »
If all else fails do it the old-fashioned way. See the NGS journal, no.4, 1996, pp6-8.

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Re: st pancras
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2014, 09:14:19 PM »
That's an awesome piece of modelling, Mike, and there is no way anyone can think of anything but St. Pancras when they see it :no:
It's been some 46 years since I was a spotter at the station and I immediately recognised it before I even saw the pic of the hotel. Superb work.

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Re: st pancras
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2014, 11:26:36 PM »

ps ISTR that there is no Firefox for Ipads ???

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The App Store has a free Firefox for the iPad. I use it when Safari plays up. Ie on this occasion.
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Re: st pancras
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2014, 12:10:09 PM »
Whilst I have to agree that both versions give a "Flavour" of St Pancras, on inspection neither do the original justice.


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Re: st pancras
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2014, 01:02:55 PM »
Wow.. that's impressive - its definitely the spirit of the original.


I don't think you could do the original justice in anything but T scale in that space - and then the underground lines would be a *sod* to clean.

I assume the roof lifts off to clean the tracks ?
 
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Re: st pancras
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2014, 03:05:58 PM »
msr - is your model N gauge?
It's impressive irrespective of scale. Is there somewhere I can see more pictures / trackplan / further information?

The model in the OP is equally impressive. I'd love to find out more about that too :)

 

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