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Should I keep the station/road area?

Keep it the same
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Change the whole scene on the bridge, if so, what could the station be replaced with
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #90 on: January 19, 2017, 10:12:14 PM »
Hi Alex,

Station building is much, much better for me.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Thanks, I am quite pleased as to how it came out:) It looks far more in keeping with the whole scene I think:)

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2017, 04:54:57 PM »
Hi Alex,

Station building is much, much better for me.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Fully agree, looking very good.  :beers:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2017, 08:03:26 PM »
Ditto-looks excellent.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
Really excellent scenic modelling, Alex. The short platform could be used for unloading mail to a nearby Post Office Sorting Office. A suitable old Graham Farish BG or GUV can be picked up quite cheaply. That would justify keeping the trackwork there.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2017, 08:28:16 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks for all the comments:) Also, how do I remove the poll as its a bit out of date now?

A little more work done today! I have started the retaining wall for the short siding in front of the fiddle yard. Its been scored and pre-shaded with weathering powders (cheap pastels!) ready to be painted tomorrow:)

I have also done the other side of the first bridge I did!



I like this photo looking up at the rest of layout, it is beginning to feel busy and urban!


I also printed off the track plan from Anyrail to see if it would work and it fits very neatly into the area:)



Thanks,

Alex
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 08:30:07 PM by AR »

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2017, 08:48:47 AM »
Hi all,

Thanks for all the comments:) Also, how do I remove the poll as its a bit out of date now?

A little more work done today! I have started the retaining wall for the short siding in front of the fiddle yard. Its been scored and pre-shaded with weathering powders (cheap pastels!) ready to be painted tomorrow:)

I have also done the other side of the first bridge I did!



I like this photo looking up at the rest of layout, it is beginning to feel busy and urban!


I also printed off the track plan from Anyrail to see if it would work and it fits very neatly into the area:)



Thanks,

Alex


Itís looking better and better everyday..              :thumbsup:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #96 on: January 22, 2017, 08:36:22 PM »
Hi all,

Time for another update!

I have been quite busy recently but have managed to work on objects for the bridge by the ramp. This will be a Network Rail site office for the station works and operations on the lower sidings.

I have built all of the following from scratch using cereal packets, Fimo and mount board:)

This is the site overall: clearly lacking scenic work but it gives a good idea of what this bit of the layout will look like!



The container is card with Fimo and a stamp I made for the corrugated effect! The skip is simply folded from thin card and filled with bits! The signs I printed off and weathered with my cheap pastels to blend them in:)



And a painfully close up shot!



The digger was a first attempt and may be changed but considering its origins of a cereal box and a few paperclips I am quite pleased, especially as its only 2.5cm long!





I have also started to add signs around the layout on buildings and walls. I shall get some photos in better light tomorrow but they really start to bring the layout to life!

Thanks and I look forward to you comments, good or bad!

Alex
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #97 on: January 22, 2017, 09:11:57 PM »
That's very impressive work indeed. I would never have guessed that all that (mainly) came from a cereal packet!

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #98 on: January 22, 2017, 09:33:20 PM »
Hi Alex,

I've got to start eating more cereal (well cereal full stop). Fantastic work.

Great stuff, keep it up.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. Are Srongbow cider boxes any good?  :)
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #99 on: January 23, 2017, 08:56:22 PM »
Hello all,

Thanks for the comments:)

I have furthered my cereal-packet digger making skills today and started on a much more detailed but slightly bigger (still only 3-4cm long!) digger! Again just made out of my three favourite materials: Fimo, cereal card and paperclips. Though the photos don't really show it, the top section swivels freely from the tracked chassis, allowing it to suit whatever position it is put in on the layout!
Hope you like it!








I have yet to really tackle the arm of the digger and the first hydraulic may well be replaced, I'll see how it goes!

There will be more layout updates soon but work has somewhat stalled until I get some track and scenic items!

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #100 on: January 23, 2017, 08:58:25 PM »
Remarkable! :goggleeyes:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #101 on: January 23, 2017, 09:01:11 PM »
Highly impressive.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2017, 09:01:30 PM »
Smashing.
I admire your skill and ability with such modest materials.
Your young eyesight must be much better than mine of 62 year vintage !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #103 on: January 23, 2017, 09:04:22 PM »
Thank you for the lovely comments! I really enjoy the challenge of trying to make detailed models out of whatever I can get my hands on! Being a student means I have almost no budget so it forces me to make my own buildings, scenery and models!

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #104 on: January 23, 2017, 09:28:38 PM »
Very well done Sir, I could never attempt that with my eye site nowadays, and out of card too impressive.
Lil Chris
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

 

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