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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: TGIF Jan 12
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:29:24 PM »
Good news about Amy John. I am suffering from a heavy cold and we will be showing Red Hook at Weston Super Mare this weekend. The organiser does it for charity to aid the local hospital.

I have got to get well as I am celebrating a big birthday next Friday on a cruise up the coast of Norway. Accordingly to the boss "the Northern Lights"  was on my bucket list!
The boss is into photography - go figure.............
At least I can check on the Bergen fish market and warehouses.............

Mike ;)

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Thanks for your kind words Karl and John. The kit is fairly simple but I am enjoying trying to re-purpose it into something vaguely Norwegian.
I hope to finish this next week before I am off on holiday to guess where - Norway.
Mike :)

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Thanks Curt, Mark and Tom for your kind words.
Mike :)

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Continuing the roof was glued to the walls. These are very fragile.

Mike

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Following on.............I have been busy with exhibitions apologies for my tardiness.

I prepped all the walls and added signs I made on my computer. I am naming the stall "Naco Fisk". I googled fish companies in Norway and found they were a big supplier.

The walls were then glued together and I added pictures of fish to the front of the display stands. The roofing was applied to the card roofs using double sided tape.



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Those are some serious weights and clamps Jan. Nice modelling!
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: Build Challenge 2018 #2 - Bar Mills Sweaty Betty's
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:40:10 PM »
Tom coming on nicely for someone who came next to last in some contest once, Uh I came last! duh!
Mike :'(

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:34:39 PM »
Thanks Mike , I had seen this before , but great to see it used by a friend, makes it so much more reliable.

Hey Jan I think these are great for n-scale especially.

Jenny my wife thinks they should be wider for the bigger kits. However I am going to add Bar Mills Cundy Harbor to one end and then some of my  smaller kits that never see the light of day. I am looking at 3 modules of 4ft = 12 ft (sorry about the imperial) to make an easily transportable display.

Mike 8)


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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:26:13 PM »
Thanks Curt I agree,
Mike :)

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:10:25 PM »
Here the completed diorama baseboards.

The first picture shows the configuration of three baseboards totalling 4ft with a fiddle yard of 16 inches at the right hand end.

The second picture shows the four boards just as a 64 inch display area.

Because of the depth of 11.5 inches the boards work best on a trestle with the scene viewed at eye level. This would make a great home for a HO timesaver switching layout  or a more extensive N scale scene.

Mike

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:49:49 AM »
Thanks Dave and Greg.

Interestingly Phil Parker from BRM magazine has been invited by Rapido Trains to a big model train exhibition in Brampton, Canada. Phil is taking a module using these same baseboards to the show. As a result there maybe a spark of interest. You heard it first here on "The Modellers Forum".................

Mike :)

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:44:04 AM »
Mike


Interesting product. Thanks for sharing it with us.  When I add scenery, etc. my baseboards get wet and dry a number of times during the build process.  Do you think I would have problems with warpage with this product?

The material is MDF. I intend joining a few of these together to make a larger scene. I will show the completed four boards in a future post. However to your question. I will cover the board with either thin cork sheet, cork tiles or thin sheets of foam before starting scenery. I have never experienced warping on any of my previous layouts or modules.

Mike

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:54:48 AM »
Continuing....................

The boards are really well engineered. The parts slot accurately into each other. The spacers are glued using the bolts to guide them correctly into the right position before using the Deluxe Materials Super 'Phatic Glue.

The space underneath the board is 4mm high which will accommodate most turnout motors. Slow action ones such as Tortoise or DCC Concepts will be have to be turned on their sides.

The whole process takes 5 minutes including photography.

Mike

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Layout Tours / Re: Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:47:42 AM »
Thanks Tom. I think these are really neat.

Here are the contents of a middle board. This measures 16 inches wide, 11.5 inches and the back scene is 9.5 inches high. This unit is priced at 12.50.


Mike

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Thanks Curt, Jan, Mark and Bob...................

Mike  ;D

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