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Author Topic: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box  (Read 274 times)

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Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:20:10 PM »
Hi All

After seeing my boxfile layout Alisgate that I had made,  one of friends at our model railway club has given me I believe to be is an old gun box , I'm only guessing this as on the old lock it has a symbol of a pistol, I may be wrong , will try load of picture of it later . Either way he's given me it to see what I can do with regards to housing a layout in it

I done a bit of research as was unsure what I wanted to do with it , whether to try house a roundy roundy or something little different to the boxfile before . In the end after finding a little plan I liked the look of I've decided to go for a little dock/quay and see how I get on from there

I've manage to knock up baseboard as unlike Alisgate I'm going to build the layout so it can be removed from the box itself but I will try tie the box in to the layout where I can . Here are a few photos of the progress over the last couple of days

I've given the box a bit of a sand and clean up, I'm looking to replace the broken hand and  toggle catches , want to keep the old lock even though no longer have the key for it

I've put a basecoat down where track is aiming to be laid , im going over with member of a club whos wants to run through the points with me so hoping to have track laid in next couple of days

Aiming to try raid the scrapbox and make use of some of the odds and sods I've accumulated and keep things simple , that's the basis as it is anyway





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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 12:27:42 PM »
Here are a few photos of the progress over the last couple of days


Has someone stolen them? :confused2:

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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 12:40:22 PM »
Yes the computer had lol , now find attached


















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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 12:47:15 PM »
Thatís a hefty looking case.
I think that you can make a lovely little layout in there.
What are the approx dimensions please?

I constructed a layout in a case (approx 5ft by 2.5ft about 18 months ago and had great fun building it so I wish you well with the project.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 01:08:31 PM »
Thatís a hefty looking case.
I think that you can make a lovely little layout in there.
What are the approx dimensions please?

I constructed a layout in a case (approx 5ft by 2.5ft about 18 months ago and had great fun building it so I wish you well with the project.

Hi Martin

approx. dimensions of the removable layout  is 14' x 28' , depth of the box is about 8'

Indeed I kept eye out on your lovely little layout Tregonning , was partly inspirational for how I've look at this layout , the basecoat being one of the ideas  ;)


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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 03:17:24 PM »

Hi Martin

approx. dimensions of the removable layout  is 14' x 28' , depth of the box is about 8'

Indeed I kept eye out on your lovely little layout Tregonning , was partly inspirational for how I've look at this layout , the basecoat being one of the ideas  ;)
I hope you mean inches and not feet!
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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 03:47:40 PM »

Hi Martin

approx. dimensions of the removable layout  is 14' x 28' , depth of the box is about 8'

Indeed I kept eye out on your lovely little layout Tregonning , was partly inspirational for how I've look at this layout , the basecoat being one of the ideas  ;)
I hope you mean inches and not feet!
Ha, you beat me to it Laurence.
If ot is feet, Iím glad Iím not moving that box!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 04:02:04 PM »
There is an obvious name for your layout, just down the coast from you - Gun Wharf! Spinnaker Tower might be a bit of a tight fit though...  :no:

Cheers,

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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

luckily it is inches for the main layout, the fiddle yard on the other hand  :D

although saying about moving that box ,am considering building some form of stand for it to sit on

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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 01:08:30 PM »
Couple more photos , base coat down for the quay itself and coat on the box to see how it looked , bit more filler and sanding needed I feel to tidy it up

now know what I need to do to dock the points to get bit more better running hopefully so this is my aim for rest of the week to hopefully get track down














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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 05:57:32 PM »
Looking good though Iím not sure about that set of points in the sea  :D
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Re: Un-named dock/quay layout in a box
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 03:04:40 PM »
Looking good though Iím not sure about that set of points in the sea  :D

Well pointed out there martin  :D ..... i'll get my coat

I managed to get an hour or 2 last night to start get some track in place , not glued down yet , few things need to put in place etc wanted to avoid the straight looking so pretty happy most of track seems to be on an angle form view at the front





















I've still got to modify the points to help with their running before I start sticking anything down , my rough estimates where track was going to go can tell was little off so will do little touching up there aswell

 

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