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by Little Andi.
Wed May 13, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.
Replies: 20
Views: 8220

Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.

Well here we are again?................. I need now to make a start on the next buildings, and this as you all know is the basis of what will form one of Santo's neighbours. http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x248/Andismodelpages/Belle%20Lane/Garage.jpg So, looking at the right of the building you'l...
by Little Andi.
Wed May 13, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

In the United States, not commercial establishment would have made it the 30 -odd years you trying to represent without some kind of advertisement on the building, some sort of notice you could see from the street or at least a decal on the window. Hi Larry................ Firstly many thanks for y...
by Little Andi.
Tue May 12, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Once again guy's........... many thanks for your continued enthusiasm for this project, it's particularly warming to know that you're being so wonderfully encouraging. Anyhoo.................... A bit of an "end of chapter", in as much as Santo's and Stella's place is all buttoned up and c...
by Little Andi.
Mon May 11, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Awe! - you guys!! I feel all fuzzy inside now? .................... actually please don't think I was fishing for compliments. Although it's always nice to know your efforts are appreciated and well received - so thanks very much. There will of course be a price to pay you know?? Pretty soon I will ...
by Little Andi.
Mon May 11, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Tally-ho cheps............... Hm! - thanks you guys for the suggestions but you do realise this was all built and completed a little while ago now - don't you? Well actually, I gave in to my gut feeling and went with the glazed roof, to be honest this wasn't the original plan - t'was slate you know,...
by Little Andi.
Sun May 10, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

I do apologise if you're all feeling a bit bombarded by this thread being presented in accelerated real time - but as mentioned I'm just trying to get it all brought up to the present. But seeing as I'm coming at it from such an alien angle? To include as much of my thinking as possible. The pillar ...
by Little Andi.
Sun May 10, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Ralph................... You're right - it does look very effective!! Unfortunately it's nothing to do with me - I'm smiling. I had to look back through the pic's to see what you might be referring too, and laughed [sorry] when I spotted it, because it does look so darned clever. Unfortunately I can...
by Little Andi.
Sun May 10, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Line on the Water
Replies: 341
Views: 92732

It seems such a shame to cover up the excellent work you did on the corrugated sheeting, in fact the entire gable was pretty darned good, but I do think now you've put a tarp' over it - it looks easier on the eye, and a lot more settled. I have been impressed with the way this layout has been coming...
by Little Andi.
Sat May 09, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

You're most welcome Gordon............... only glad I could help in some way. I will remember to post a more detailed build item next time I have to produce a Sash. I have thought about making these in styrene and then trying to cast them but every one I want is different to another at the minute an...
by Little Andi.
Sat May 09, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Andi, if you have the time - you seem to be puting this all together very quickly ! can you give a quick guide to how you are producing the sash windows - are you using card for these as well ? Gordon Gordon - Hello....... Right, yes - but.................. Allow me to explain, this is all coming t...
by Little Andi.
Fri May 08, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

I seem to be continually saying thanks, but they are heartfelt, and I'm so glad you've all taken an interest and continue to contribute with information and encouragement. Right them................... This little pic' here is in fact the real reason for Belle Lane as an idea. I had become so dis-en...
by Little Andi.
Fri May 08, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Matt, and John............ Again many thanks for your input - it is incredibly valuable and much appreciated, and of course not only yourselves but all and everyone that has spent time studying and responding to the burgeoning Belle Lane. I landed here with such a clatter and a thump that I've only ...
by Little Andi.
Fri May 08, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Clearance/standards gauge. . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4499

I will chip in and agree here............ As a total newbie to this area of modelling that simple formula will save me a tremendous amount of angst. I now have something specific and tangible to work to, and it will enable me to proceed with my thinking without tying myself into unnecessary knots - ...
by Little Andi.
Thu May 07, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

I think I speak for most of us when I say that using card has not caught us by surprise. THere have been a number of layouts built here that have used card, and cardboard, Hi Matt.... Et al......... Firstly thanks very much for your kind and generous response, and secondly allow me to please state ...
by Little Andi.
Thu May 07, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Well, here we are again!................And so quickly!!!! - smiling! I'm not sure whether to apologise for posting small updates or what? But, the idea of building with card and paper seems to taken most everyone by surprise? ! So, while I'm definitely not an expert, I turned to card because;- Well...
by Little Andi.
Thu May 07, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

HI, Well, I see it grow, but I do not know how it is done. Do you actually glue single bricks to the cardboard? Or do you work with techniques like this Swedish fellow, which I found at some Canadian forum: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23577 The building starts at page 6. H...
by Little Andi.
Wed May 06, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Hello again..............I hope this speed building is not making anyone giddy?? Just a simple update post really, and mainly to keep a continuity going for those that may be following this as a build sequence? So, here's the basic structure of the next two walls before any kind of decoration..........
by Little Andi.
Wed May 06, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Well cheps......... Here's a further update. I'll keep popping these in until I get us all up to speed. This first pic' gives an overall idea of how these pieces fit together. Atypically what looks quite good and reasonable on it's own always seems to compete with its neighbour when displayed, I'm g...
by Little Andi.
Tue May 05, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Great modelling Andi..It calls to mind the work of the chap who models dioramas of New York. Are the models based on actual properties, or just imagined amalgamations? As for the railway, how about linking an older factory with its newer premises following expansion. I think you're referring to a g...
by Little Andi.
Tue May 05, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

:-------------------- Here's the beginnings of the adjoining building Santo's. By day a bustling Coffee bar, and by night an Italian restaurant of some romantic repute. http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x248/Andismodelpages/Belle%20Lane/Santos-500webpix.jpg This gives you perhaps the first clues as...
by Little Andi.
Tue May 05, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Chris, Dave Steve..................... Many MANY thanks for your input, everything you posted will be of use. As in no uncertain terms I'm empty of understanding regards N/G and it's prototypicallity. Having said that the links provided did prove one thing and that's the fact that so long as you mak...
by Little Andi.
Tue May 05, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 28869

Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.

Hello again all............ This project has been mentioned in the "Hello" part of the forum. So I thought I'd outline here what it is I'm trying to achieve? Basically it's a street scene "Belle Lane", and is to be rendered as a dioramic backdrop. In my mind there are a series of...
by Little Andi.
Mon May 04, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 19
Views: 6335

These look great, and a definite plus when it comes to giving your model the "look". Very believable indeed. However, what I could really do with is pointing in the direction of a "Wiring a diorama for lights".............Idiot guide. I truly am an electrical numpty and wiring Be...

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