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Layout Tours / Diorama Baseboards
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:37:44 PM »
I enjoy exhibiting at model railway exhibitions and usually attend a dozen a year with one of my three show layouts.

However I have a lot of nice signature kits that I would to showcase as an easily transportable dioramas.

Scalemodelscenery.co.uk are now producing laser cut MDF kits which can be easily put together with just some alphatic glue.

I have recently bought four which will form a 4ft by 1ft diorama plus a 16 inch fiddle yard.

Here is a photo of the packs which are currently priced at 50 for the four. They include M5 Nuts. Bolts and Washers and 2 spacer pieces.

I will construct them in my next post.

Mike

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After a lot of pondering I have decided to build this little vegetable and fruit stand.  The roof sign will probably be changed to FRUKT - GRONNSAKER as it will possibly end up being sited around the corner of my Bergen Warehouses on the new Norwegian layout.

Here is the box shot and the contents of the box............

Mike

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Saturday 30 December
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:56:59 AM »
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Good morning from a very cold Great Britain. I have taken the liberty of attaching the above pdf of our club's monthly magazine. There are some nice insights into modelling and preserved railways UK style.

Have a great day!
Mike

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Layout Tours / 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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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Oxford Diecast
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:22:53 AM »
Oxford Diecast have just announced these new releases which maybe of interest to members.....

87BC55004 Buick Century 1955 New York Taxi

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124080
   
87BS36004 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Balmoral Green

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124127
   
87CI61002 Chevrolet Impala 1961 Convertible Roman Red/White

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124103
87CN57004 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Colonial Cream/India Ivory

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124141
   
87CP65004 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Red/White

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124165
   
87CSD61002 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 1961 Aspen Gold Metallic

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124189
87OR50002 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950 Crest Blue/Black

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124202
   
87PB59002 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe 1959 Sunrise Coral

Scale: 1:87

Retail Price: 5.95

Barcode: 5055530124226
   
AC082 Brewster Buffalo USS Saratoga 1939

Scale: 1:72

Retail Price: 15.95

Barcode: 5055530124349


Mike

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Modeling Reference Pix / The Bluebell Railway
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:19:39 AM »
A few weeks back one of the forum members urged me to post some pictures of a visit to the Bluebell Railway. The day we visited was very wet and rainy but it was a long way to go without taking some pictures. on arrival we found we had just missed a train by one minute and the next one was 2 hours later.......Here are a few pictures of Sheffield Park station and our subsequent ride to east Grinstead.

Mike

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Modeling Reference Pix / Dunster & West Somerset Railway
« on: August 26, 2017, 12:41:18 PM »
Here are some photos of the little village of Dunster in Somerset. It is the best preserved  village in the UK with a castle dating back to the 12th century. The tourist line is well worth a visit, 20 miles of preserved steam and diesel power.

Mike

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Sunday 16 July
« on: July 16, 2017, 03:55:23 AM »
I'm up early today as my wife and I are going to the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone. I won the tickets (first time I have won anything) and courtesy of Mercedes we are going to be sitting in the Stowe Grandstand watching the cars approach at speeds of up to 200 mph. My hero Lewis Hamilton is on pole and if it rains he is bound to win............Whoeeeeeeee.

Have a great day............mine is guaranteed to be good!

Mike

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Austrian Railways
« on: July 15, 2017, 06:38:34 AM »
My brother has an apartment in a little Austrian village. I recently I visited him and we spent some time riding some tourist railways. Here are some pictures of the first one we rode.

The Schafberg Railway is a metre gauge cog railway in Upper Austria and Salzburg leading from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg. With a total length of 5.85 km it gains about 1,200 m in height difference.
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As a result of my visit I picked up a souvenir or two for a future narrow gauge diorama...............

Mike

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday 15th June
« on: June 15, 2017, 05:45:49 AM »
Good morning from a very sunny Britain.

I'm busy prepping Red Hook Bay for its 42nd model railway show in 3.5 years. I serviced my 15+ locos yesterday. My favourites were starting to play up a bit and there is nothing like the "hand of God" to destroy the magic. Not that it happened a lot, but once is too much for me.

I was delighted the other day when Mercedes decided they were wanted Mrs C and I as their guests at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix in July. Suddenly a lot of my male friends were suggesting Mrs C stayed at home with her cross stitch.....

Have a great one.............

Mike

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Kit Building / Scale Model Scenery
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:00:13 PM »
I have found thses little laser cut kits from scalemodelscenery.co.uk depicting market stalls. These are in OO 4mm scale but are so fragile and slender they could pass for HO.

Here is the package label which doubles as the instructions. The wooden parts sheet and the the printed canopies.

Mike

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Sunday 21 May
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:00:36 AM »
Good morning from a sunny Britain! I was exhibiting Red Hook Bay in the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire yesterday. If you ever visit the cathedral is a must do. Absolutely huge. The show went well and I had lots of nice of comments including some from a visitor from Maine.

The layout came second in the "Best in Show" contest to worthy winner "The World's End" by friend Pete Goss. See link to utube video

Have a lovely day.

Mike :)

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Scenery: Vegetation & Trees / Magigras
« on: May 14, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
While I was a at the Lille, France exhibition I came across a new product for replicating grass.

Electostatic grass systems have been around for years and produce a good effect. This product goes further in allowing the user to build up layer upon layer to a dramatic effect.

It comprises of a black/grey powder which you mix with a resin. You then paint this on the surface to be covered and allow it to dry. Once it has dried you apply the flock fibres in the normal way using any electrostatic device ( such as the Noch Grasmaster).

However after the first layer is down you then spray with Magispray and apply the fibres again. If the fibres are the same length they will position themselves at the end of the other fibres. If they are smaller they will form branches. I am not sure but I think there must be something metallic in the powder which creates a far stronger electostatic field.

Here are the main elements from left to right - the Magispray, the black/grey powder and the resin mixture. The second picture shows a selection of fibres I bought - 6mm. 4.5mm, 2mm and 0.5mm. I have green ones in stock already. I am looking forward to using this system on my Midsomer layout once I start the scenery in earnest.

I have no connection with the manufacturer - microrama.eu

Mike

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Layout Tours / Trainsmania, Lille, France
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:42:34 PM »
Hi,

Just back from a long weekend at the Trainsmania show in Lille with Red Hook Bay. We were received very well and have a couple invites to other future shows in France.

The continental layouts tend to be big on scenery with less focus on operation. The majority tend to be "run throughs" with a simple single or double track  design for almost "automatic" operation. Ours seems to be the only switching layout. The show was over three days with an 0800 breakfast followed by a full day until 1900. Tres fatigue as the locals would say.

They put us up in a small hotel on the outskirts of Lille and on the final morning we had a drive around the city before departing for the ferry. The prototype engines in the last picture are at Armentieres station.

Mike

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Scratchbuilding / Castle Keep
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:29:27 AM »
For my little British village module I decided I needed a "little castle". Castles tend to be quite large and take up a lot of real estate. So I decided a castle keep would be a good idea. The last remanent of a ruined abandoned castle.

I used 3mm foamboard which I glued together using PVA. It is approx. 8 cms square by 18 cms high. I cut the windows out tracing around some Tichy round top window frames.

I then used DAS air dry clay to the surface to my walls. First I painted the wall with PVA and then spread about 2 mm of clay on the wall before scribing the stonework using a small blade.

The photos show the plain walls and two that I have surfaced with the clay.

Mike

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