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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2019, 06:48:22 PM »
Not a major update but I’m trying to keep some momentum by ticking off the little jobs. After a few ideas I settled on some picture framing “turns” to secure the back access panel and also to provide a support for the baseboard to sit on. I wanted to keep it removable just in case anything needs fixing or modifying later.





Fingers crossed for a scenic update later  :thumbsup:
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Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2019, 08:59:39 PM »
More fence going in this evening. Sprayed white, “grubbed up” with a brown wash and glued into pre-drilled holes in the baseboard. I sprinkled some scatter as soon as the fence went it so that the areas around the posts will be covered in weeds.

I really don’t like drilling the board but it’s definitely worth it I think. I’m happy with the effect.


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Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #92 on: October 28, 2019, 06:24:45 PM »
You seem to be enjoying your clever project. It's looking really good. :thumbsup:
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #93 on: October 28, 2019, 10:40:36 PM »
Superb work. Seems you enjoy building it as much as we enjoy watching it.
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #94 on: October 29, 2019, 08:51:27 AM »
Great work  :thumbsup:

I’ll get round to fixing it drekkly me ‘ansome.

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #95 on: October 29, 2019, 11:10:04 AM »
Thanks Everyone for the kind comments. I think I procrastinated for a while but now I'm getting into it again and can see it coming together I'm really enjoying it. It's been a bit hectic at home and work for a while too so for me modelling provides a few hours escape of an evening. Making the wring permanent and fixing the main building in place is the parts I'm currently avoiding  :-[
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« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
More detailing work going on over the last few evenings. It never looks like much but hopefully you guys will understand the time that the detailing takes  :help: It’s good fun though!

Some signage has been added at the entrance;



There’s also a couple of sheds for the yard area that you can just see one of in the background.

I’ve also been playing with the space in the front left corner;



I rather childishly changed the name in the burger van (guess what SWMBO’s name is) but it made me chuckle! I’ve painted some track side fencing for this area but I’m not sure whether I’ll actually fit it. I’m wondering if I can get away with no fence. Any thoughts? I’m also struggling with the ground in their corner, I’m not sure what to do with it so again, any ideas are welcome.

Thanks for looking.
Paul
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2019, 10:58:46 PM »
Hi Pjlons83,

Thinking out loud but what about the 'baps'  ;) van and seating area raised up about 1 or 1 1/2 inches high with a curved wall round the track?

Just a thought. All looking good though.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2019, 11:09:34 PM »
That’s interesting. Thanks Weave. The only thing I’d need to look out for is the curve of the sliding lid. I think I lose height quite quickly there. I like the idea though. My only other thought is how do I get back down again and make it look “normal”.

I’ll have a play with that idea though. Thanks.
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #99 on: November 07, 2019, 12:35:36 AM »
The raised idea looks good to me. To my eye if the ground came up to the height of the front lip of the bread bin and the food outlet was in from the edge there shouldn't be a problem closing the lid. The groove for the sliding lid is clear in the pic and looks like it won't be fouled when closed.

Just a thought. The whole thing is looking really good and is dashed ingenious! :D
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2019, 05:16:18 AM »
There's no way I'd have got away with naming the burger van like that :no:
I'd be pushing up the daisies :worried: ;)

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #101 on: November 07, 2019, 06:50:46 AM »
There's no way I'd have got away with naming the burger van like that :no:
I'd be pushing up the daisies :worried: ;)

Just as well it doesn't sell buns. :-[
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #102 on: November 07, 2019, 07:57:25 PM »
Not much time to play tonight but I have it all planned in my head now with the raised area.



All mocked up and ready to go. @weave will have to go on the credit role if we make it to Hollywood!  :NGF:
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2019, 12:10:34 AM »
Don't you mean the credit bap?  :D.

Glad to be of help.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2019, 12:23:27 AM »
There's no way I'd have got away with naming the burger van like that :no:
I'd be pushing up the daisies :worried: ;)

Just as well it doesn't sell buns. :-[

I'd have thought it would have been buns, being in a bread bin!

What's a bap, by the way?  :confused2:
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