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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2015, 01:29:48 PM »
Very nice work, Bruce. Do you have a dog for the dog kennel? 8-)

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2015, 02:20:33 PM »
Very nice work, Bruce. Do you have a dog for the dog kennel? 8-)
Not yet, but there will be one eventually - I've put an entry on the "wanted" section and had a pm about a possible supplier that I wasn't aware of. So watch that space! The scene actually needs quite a bit more work, one way and another, but it'll do as a first stage.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2015, 11:49:19 AM »
For reasons lost in the mists of time (i.e. I've forgotten), when I installed the baseboards into the Ikea Ivar shelving, I left a section at the right hand end comprising of two 15cm wide shelves when one 30cm shelf would have done the job better. I think I did it this way because I didn't, originally, intend to add any scenery on this board, so weaving through uprights didn't really matter.



Anyway, time marches on and I decided a bit of scenery might be nice. This created a few problems, but nothing insurmountable.



And, all in all, it didn't look too bad - if a bit weird with two massive wooden uprights poking through. Having built the baseboards that way, I didn't really question it. After all, I'm  sure there was a good reason... there must have been, or I wouldn't have done it that way...



Anyway, I'm now thinking about backscenes and wondering how to disguise the uprights better. My eye can ignore them, but my camera steadfastly refuses to do so. Surely it must be possible to move some of the shelving around the study (if I'm honest, it is probably better described as my playpen) - there's a fair amount of the same shelving in the study? Downsides - I'm going to have to get another Ivar upright to maintain the same amount of shelves in the study, not least because I've had to destroy the one sprouting through the hills on the layout, and I'll have to fill the gaps in the scenery. Biggest downside is that it makes it possible to remove the layout from the shelving and thus increases the risk that I might decide to bring the layout along to an NGF Meet one day; it isn't really intended to be transportable, but... Upsides - well, both ends are more or less symmetrical now, and I think it looks better this way.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2015, 11:56:30 AM »
Maybe a gently curving backscene would do the job, Bruce?

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2015, 01:01:54 PM »
I must thank you for this thread (if I didn't before) as Ivar shelving turned out to be a very nifty solution to the space problem in my railway room office, leading to this:


The uprights have been bugging me somewhat, of course. My current plan - for the rear ones at least - is to disguise the lower part with scenery and paint the upper parts sky blue (the same colour as I intend to paint the backboards). Maybe one day invisibility paint or transparency panels will become available, but until then I'll try and make the best of visual trickery.

Oh, and I acquired another Fleischman V100 recently :)
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2015, 01:24:58 PM »
Looking good. A long shelf layout is a very good solution in N, I think. This may well be  a good solution for a future linking section between Cant Cove and Penmayne.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2015, 03:07:03 PM »
Looking good. A long shelf layout is a very good solution in N, I think. This may well be  a good solution for a future linking section between Cant Cove and Penmayne.

It would definitely work as a nice long scenic running section.

Actually even with just 30cm shelf depth interrupted by the uprights there's a decent amount of space for doing various things, if you plan carefully. It didn't look much when I first plonked some track down on the bare shelf, but after adding the backboards - even unpainted - it gave a new sense of depth/perspective even just playing about with ready-to-plonk accessories.


Luckily I have space for more - the table-looking thing at the rear right of the photo will be the main part of the layout - but concentrating on this part for now as it's a nice self-contained section and I've more-or-less worked out what I want to do (only taken a year so far..). I'll post updates on my layout thread.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2015, 04:58:04 PM »
Following a delivery from DM Toys, beer supplies are assured...

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2015, 05:55:19 PM »
So - backscene time. Bear in mind that the end sections weren't going to be scenic, so inserting a backscene was "challenging", as it has to go round a number of corners.



It's also time to start adding details, hence the "P" board and the gate keeper's push bike.





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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2015, 09:27:46 PM »
It looks very good but I'm a little concerned by the volcano in pic 3  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #55 on: August 24, 2015, 11:55:55 AM »
It looks very good but I'm a little concerned by the volcano in pic 3  :smiley-laughing:
Indeed, it does look a bit ominous! Sadly my photo manipulation skills don't extend far enough to hide random shadows from the lighting units.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2015, 09:24:11 PM »
Time for some detail...



Watching the trains go by...



Happy hikers. One has even taken his socks and boots off for a rest. And yes, the pack comes with socks, boots and hat as well as the figures with (separate) rucksacks.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2015, 10:09:11 PM »
Very nice scenes. Excellent scenic modelling.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2015, 01:50:59 PM »
At TINGS I picked up some Noch and Preiser animals, so the dog is now in the dog house. The geese were, I think, worth the effort.



I'm less sure about the chickens... there are four, I promise. The cat must be greymalkin - and his grey coat has made him almost invisible in this photo, but he's on the rail of the farmhouse between the window box and the figure...



« Last Edit: September 24, 2015, 02:03:25 PM by GScaleBruce, Reason: Extra photo added. »
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2015, 02:12:10 PM »


The Busch kilometre stones are rather nice... more by good luck than judgement I think I've even got them installed correctly...

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