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Bogindollo
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:13:04 AM »
I thought I would try my hand at a smaller scale project, inspired by the excellent layouts produced by @Phoenix , @port perran & others on this marvellous thread

I changed job location a couple of years ago, and this entails a commute every few weeks up and down the A90 between Dundee & Aberdeen and there are many fascinating placenames along the way (my favourite being Tannadice, but that is another story!) .... the one that has caught my eye from the outset, and has become a shared joke between my travelling self & my partner to indicate where I am on the road home (or away) ... usually a quick call to say I am passing Bogindollo, lets her know where I am.

So when it came to deciding a name for this wee project, there were no other contenders!

Bogindollo is a small hamlet in Angus, in this backstory, it is the production centre for a pickle factory, the small gherkin pickles as oppose to Branston & the like ... the local climate & soil is ideally suited to the growing of these small cucumbers and with a connection to the Perth - Aberdeen mainline, they have easy access to the outside world.  There will also be a small (terminus style I think) station and a small loco shed & sidings.

I have had the notion for this project a while and procured this keyboard case a while ago




Not a pretty state inside, the foam had gone to mush ... made it easy (but messy) to remove though



once it was all cleaned up, I could get a sense of what I had to work with



The space I have is around 1200mm by 360mm .... won't be a roundy round one, I have another case which is slightly wider, I may do a circular one in that ... but this will be a more shunty type operation, so I tried to include a bit of interest .... here is the inital track plan idea - station platform lines are in the bottom right, the "entrance" to the layout is in the lower left and the pickle factory will occupy the lines in the upper right.  This is subject to change as I have to start building the pickle factory to see how it will fit in.

 

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 11:44:25 AM »
Next thing you'll be saying you can't find your ironing board, Andrew :laugh:

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 11:48:03 AM »
Looking forward to this Andrew.
My case was equally messy inside when I started Tregonning but did clean up easily enough.
I donít think you have quite the height that I have so youíll need to be careful of building heights.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 11:55:20 AM »
Looks good to me  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 12:00:40 PM »
Looking forward to this Andrew.
My case was equally messy inside when I started Tregonning but did clean up easily enough.
I donít think you have quite the height that I have so youíll need to be careful of building heights.

Yes, my first thought was that it looked rather shallow.
If that's too much of a restriction on building height, the buildings could be made removable and stored/transported in a separate case. That's what I've had to do with some of mine - and some of the taller trees.

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 12:18:03 PM »
Thanks for the comments, Ironing board  :hmmm: ..... what's that?  my wardrobe features a high percentage of items that don't need ironing  :D

It is shallow, and once I allow for a little bit of space for the wiring under the board, it will be a bit ticht .... the highest building will be the pickle factory, once I have it built, I can test for clearance .... risky strategy I know  :smackedface:

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 01:15:20 PM »
Hi Andrew,

Sounds like a great little project. Will be following with interest.

If you ever get any decals produced for wagons or buildings and you've got any left over, am sure, with that name, some sort of twin town/village could be invented in Izaro  ;)  :).

Happy pickling.

Cheers, weave  :beers:

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 01:39:45 PM »
Cheers Weave, it hadn't occurred to me to get some wagons made up .... but now you got me thinking  :beers:

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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 01:48:40 PM »
That looks to be a nice project Andrew. As regards to getting some wagons made up, have a look at
www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk
Robbie is quite accommodating, having made some 'one offs' for me.

These were the tankers he did for me for Averingcliffe.


(Tankers for vinegar?  :hmmm:).
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 01:52:37 PM by dannyboy, Reason: Added picture »
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Re: Bogindollo
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2020, 02:00:48 PM »
Cheers Dannyboy - you are on the money there :)   large volumes of pickling liquor by tanker :) 

Robbie will be my 1st port of call having, like you, had a couple of bespoke ones from him as well as many of his standard ones





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