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Author Topic: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!  (Read 8738 times)

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2020, 06:31:09 AM »
Hi Paul,

The hut looks  really good where you put it.  :thumbsup:

I don't like the cut hut against the wall, but where you put the hut originally looks fab to me. The guy in there managing the crossing should  surely be in charge of some sort of barrier  :hmmm:

I do think there should be barriers at that crossing  ;)

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Yes, I agree, the original hut looks much better.
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2020, 08:02:00 AM »
Now that I see the half hut in position - no, it does not look right. I will be interested to see what your new idea is going to be.
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #167 on: February 04, 2020, 08:09:03 AM »
Another vote for the old hut.
I rather liked the cramped looked which it gave.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #168 on: February 04, 2020, 08:22:45 AM »
Thanks everyone for the opinions.

When I'm not sure I like to leave it set up overnight and come back to it in the morning. This morning when I looked again i was not as excited.

Now that I see the half hut in position - no, it does not look right. I will be interested to see what your new idea is going to be.

Before I went for the full on hut (which i already had so didn't cost me anything to try), I was thinking of how it might be in practice. I was looking for some kind of "lean-to" almost like a bus shelter or wooden shed with an open front. So when the idea of the half-hut was suggested it kind of took me back to that thought. To be fair to the original idea I don't think cardboard "half-hut" does it just justice. Something like this might look better; https://tencommandmentsmodels.co.uk/product/brick-industrial-wooden-lean-to-shed-extension/

Anyway I'm in no rush so I'll keep playing and share it if something else comes up. Right now though I think I'm preferring the full hut but without the weighbridge plate. This might change once it's a better colour....  :hmmm:


Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #169 on: February 04, 2020, 08:49:11 AM »
Thanks for trying the half hut.

Comparing the two situations: vote for the full hut.

Part of the reasoning for the half hut at the wall, was that like that there was another small truck-loading ramp...
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #170 on: February 04, 2020, 10:44:46 PM »
The guy in there managing the crossing should  surely be in charge of some sort of barrier  :hmmm:

I do think there should be barriers at that crossing  ;)


I’ve had a level crossing gate from the very beginning when I first decided that there would be a crossing but as things evolved I just didn’t like it. I think more to do with the size than anything else. I agree though that in reality I’m sure there’d be something...

I’ve been experimenting with the 3D printer tonight so I’ll get some paint on it tomorrow and see how it looks in situ. Just a basic lift up barrier...



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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2020, 10:25:29 PM »
Here it is painted and placed temporarily in position;





With the hut in this position there’s the space beside the platform that I could either add some steps up to the platform or park the yard-mans moped maybe?

As before I’ll leave it out overnight and have another look in the morning before committing and it would be great to get your thoughts again.

Thanks
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #172 on: February 13, 2020, 08:10:34 AM »
No major updates over the last week but lots of planning and few things on order for the various cameo scenes around the layout. Many thanks to fellow members who have helped me out!  :NGF:

I wasn't completely happy with the barrier so I've spent a few hours playing with that and came up with this updated version;



I posted elsewhere on the forum about tips for carefully hoovering a layout... We had somebody round to sand and oil the worktops in the kitchen and lets just say it didn't go to plan. With no dust extraction and the doors open to the room where the layout resides it ended up covering EVERYTHING in a layer of fine wood dust. Needless to say I was not happy but fingers crossed it should clean up OK. Hopefully by the weekend I'll have all of the parts to get the layout "finished" and then I can lay out all the scenes and try some decent photos and a running session.... Although I do have some ideas for experimenting with more light..... Watch this space!

Notice I said "finished" in inverted commas. I'm not sure these things are ever completely finished!  :D
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #173 on: February 13, 2020, 08:15:03 AM »
Sorry to be a damp squid here, but I actually prefer the original barrier!  :uneasy:
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #174 on: February 13, 2020, 08:30:07 AM »
Sorry to be a damp squid here, but I actually prefer the original barrier!  :uneasy:

 :hmmm: I'm reserving final judgement until I've seen it in position.
Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #175 on: February 13, 2020, 08:58:44 AM »
Hi,

At the moment I prefer the new one but will wait as well for final vote (if that's what we are doing  :))until it's in situ.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #176 on: February 13, 2020, 09:04:31 AM »
I am sitting on the fence, (well barrier) - I like both versions, but it would be nice to see pictures of them both in position.
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2020, 11:10:36 AM »
My vote is for the new one.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #178 on: February 13, 2020, 11:13:20 AM »
I say make it a cameo , the new one in process of being fitted after the old one on the floor being replaced  :D

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #179 on: February 13, 2020, 02:38:17 PM »
I say make it a cameo , the new one in process of being fitted after the old one on the floor being replaced  :D

I'm now wondering if one will fit on the other side of the crossing  :hmmm:
Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

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