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Bergen Houses
« on: December 26, 2017, 06:28:31 AM »
For this little project I built a small oval of Magnorail track screwed down on a piece of MDF. Around the edges of the board I added 8mm square wood. I then added an acrylic top which I screwed down into the wood. I then sprayed the top with grey primer leaving the area around the motor clear in order to aid in adding the cyclist to the track where the magnets are.

The vehicles denote the road and the cyclist peddles between them. The oblong area in the middle is where the block of houses will be built. The viewer will see the cyclist cycle along the front of the houses and then disappear around the rear for about 30 seconds.

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 06:30:37 AM »
Here are the houses on my work bench. I have tried to replicate the scene in the photograph. The rear of the houses will not be seen by the viewer and will be made of grey 2mm thick card.

The Arke Reisen bus was added for Jan as it has carried Dutch tourists on tour to Norway.  :)

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:31:08 AM »
Mike,

Looks like a fun project. I'll follow along with you on this one as I have with all your other great projects.

Tom ;D
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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 08:32:57 AM »
Mike,
         Consider me a copycat to Tom, my older less attractive balding brother from another mother.  I'll be model lurking here too!  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 09:23:03 AM »
This will be interesting to see for those of us on this side of the great water. I'll be watching Mike.  ;D
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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 10:45:53 AM »
Very interesting project. I'm following.
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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 02:22:51 PM »
This will be interesting to see for those of us on this side of the great water. I'll be watching Mike.  ;D

A big "ME TOO" on this one.

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 06:37:16 PM »
I'll ride along on the tourist bus  ;)
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 08:34:24 PM »
I will also be following along.
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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 04:44:04 AM »
Thanks Tom, Thom, Greg, Curt, Jim, Jan and John for following..............so no pressure!

The majority of the houses are painted barn red. I have chosen a section of five that are a range of colours - red, yellow, red, orange and orange. The next one is double fronted. Unfortunately I have not space for seven so I have reversed the window arrangement so it is mirror image of the first one (red) and it will be painted white.

So far I have cut 38 windows in the walls. Several problems are to be solved. All the window frames will have to scratched as none of the window frames in my Tichy collection come even close. The shop fronts will also need to be made and I will have to figure out the various type faces used in the signage.

Mike :-\

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 12:39:32 PM »
Somewhere I have the obligatory photo from when we visited Bergen.  It's always fun to see someone model a place you've been.


When are you going to tackle Stonehenge?   :) ;) :D ;D



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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 05:55:58 AM »
Thanks Dave, Stonehenge would need a lot of real estate what with the grid-locked A303 road and the 1000's of figures visiting the site - it might be a wee bit expensive too!

Mike :)

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 09:12:44 AM »
Here are the shop fronts suitably painted. To get the actual size I scaled photos down using a photocopier until a HO scale figure corresponded to the size of a passerby in the photo.

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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 10:01:28 AM »
Smart idea with the copier Mike.
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Re: Bergen Houses
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 10:59:05 AM »
Thanks Curt.

I have started framing the inside of the windows. The two lower left hand ones have started to be framed with sage painted wood. Slow process and I figure each of the 44 windows will take about an hour each to do the outside frames, inside frames, sashes, decorative pieces, sills not to mention the window glass and curtains. Still they will be unique until someone decides to make a kit!

Mike

 

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