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Author Topic: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall  (Read 5158 times)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #135 on: June 30, 2019, 09:33:35 AM »
very realistic ballasting and scenics - certainly gives that cornish feel to your layout.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #136 on: June 30, 2019, 09:43:29 AM »
Lovely photographs; thank you very much.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #137 on: June 30, 2019, 10:02:37 AM »
Great pictures.  :thumbsup:

Those figures are very good. Are they Preiser?

Thanks! Indeed, they are. It's a pity that figures in 148th scale seem to be a rare thing. Those "Preiserleins", as we call them in Germany, are actually a bit too small.

Preiser figures have been around for a long time. I think that even the 4mm scale versions may be a little undersize, being for HO, rather than OO.

I'll bet all the figures at Minatur Wunderland are Preiser!

Fantastic figures, but of course you pay for the quality.

They look great on your layout!  :thumbsup:

Do they still do unpainted sets?
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #138 on: June 30, 2019, 11:09:55 AM »
I'll bet all the figures at Minatur Wunderland are Preiser!

Fantastic figures, but of course you pay for the quality.

They look great on your layout!  :thumbsup:

Do they still do unpainted sets?

With about 1,50€ per figure they're not exactly cheap. But on the other hand, I wouldn't want to paint e.g. one of those backpackers for this kind of money... btw: the figures are still "Made in Germany" but painted in Mauritius.

There's still a number of unpainted sets. And afaik the Miniatur Wunderland is mostly inhabited by Preiser figures. I've been there four years ago. I heard that after completing Monaco they wanted to turn to France and maybe Britain.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #139 on: June 30, 2019, 12:26:38 PM »
Thanks!

I bought a pack of unpainted figures many years ago here in Australia, but never got around to painting them and where they are now at Chez Bealman could be anybody's guess!

I understand Minatur Wunderland have a British scene in mind. I see from the eletter they did a great job on Venice!

Love your layout, looking forward to more.  :beers:
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #140 on: June 30, 2019, 01:46:48 PM »
And now for something completely different:

What are the yellow plastic boxes for that can often be seen on platforms? Is there a company that makes them in n gauge?

The same question goes for litter bins, modern image phoneboxes and GWR-platform benches. :helpneededsign:
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #141 on: June 30, 2019, 01:53:41 PM »
would be worth researching :


bh enterprises

https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog

/Shire_Scenes_1_160.htmlhttps://northwesternmodels.co.uk/blog/cast-iron-platform-benches/


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i would phone / email around and see what suits your needs

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #142 on: June 30, 2019, 02:24:20 PM »
And now for something completely different:

What are the yellow plastic boxes for that can often be seen on platforms?
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Sounds like de-icing grit for winter treatment of pedestrian surfaces - platforms etc.
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #143 on: June 30, 2019, 02:34:31 PM »
And now for something completely different:

What are the yellow plastic boxes for that can often be seen on platforms?
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Sounds like de-icing grit for winter treatment of pedestrian surfaces - platforms etc.
Sand or gravel box would have been my first guess, but now that you mention it they do look like tool boxes. That explains why they're locked. Do you know anyone who makes them?

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #144 on: June 30, 2019, 02:42:23 PM »
I would try the links i texted or create own with plastikard. Mark at shrewford modelled them i thought, however look who i found :


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #145 on: June 30, 2019, 05:33:19 PM »
For modern station stuff look no further than the forum N'Porium.......

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=classifieds;cat=18

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #146 on: July 01, 2019, 09:17:21 AM »
Re: the unpainted Preiser figures, I see they're still available here.... A$60 for 120, as opposed to A$20-30 for 6 painted.

Still, you get what ya pays for, I guess.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #147 on: July 01, 2019, 12:34:17 PM »
Thanks for your help. The litter bins look good for example. I'm very sceptic though about most of the printed items, especially when the H0/00 model is shown. I guess I'll try to make some saltd boxes out of cardboard.

Re: the unpainted Preiser figures, I see they're still available here.... A$60 for 120, as opposed to A$20-30 for 6 painted.

Still, you get what ya pays for, I guess.  :thumbsup:

In Germany the figures usually sell for 7,50-10 € for 6 painted figures or 20 €, give or take, for 120 unpainted (and I consider the latter very self-confident as it is). Don't get skinned alive!  :scowl:

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #148 on: July 06, 2019, 06:07:14 PM »
Brace yourselves for the first moving pictures of Rose-an-Grouse! :D


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #149 on: July 06, 2019, 06:10:16 PM »
thanks that was a smooth station approach and entry

 

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