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by Broadoak
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
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The coal stage in the foreground is a basic box shape made of Tamiya battle damaged walls cut into sections and glued with MEK. The corrugated iron is actually the inner wrapper of cup holders we use at work. I found this material by accident one morning after a holder had been left out in the rain ...
by Broadoak
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/41478739982_ba20175dc0_z.jpg I decided to paint both the main workshop and the small engine shed a grey asbestos cement colour as I thought it unlikely that a farm would go to the trouble of painting them. Looking at asbestos buildings locally showed they had a so...
by Broadoak
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/41477973012_9fd416de48_z.jpg I found the answer to the powering of the Chevrolet on my next visit to the model shop. They had a Bachmann Brill trolley, which although rather crude, the passengers were printed on the windows, interested me. It had two bogies with v...
by Broadoak
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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Flushed with the success of how well the Opel Blitz performed I started looking round for other suitable trucks to modify. A trip to my local shop yielded nothing but a look in an Italeri catalogue showed a Chevrolet short wheel base truck I thought rather attractive. I remember as a child a local f...
by Broadoak
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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Thanks for that Paul, it’s a picture I’ve never seen before. Back to the saga; I bought some Sidelines wagon kits and a small Wasp kit and collected them from Steve Bennett at an excellent exhibition in Pewsey. The little wagons went together very well and I sprayed them with grey car primer. I then...
by Broadoak
Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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The Opel Blitz ran both smoothly and slowly and was used to check clearances for the buildings I intended making. The first of these was a large asbestos barn of a type common in the 40’s and 50’s where the tractors and implements were to be serviced and stored. I made it from a child’s toy barn mad...
by Broadoak
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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The estate that Two Sister’s is very loosely based upon had a very large green house that was used to chit the potatoes before planting. It was a quarter of a mile long and had a 2 foot gauge track running through its length. In summer tomato plants were grown, which is what I have tried to replicat...
by Broadoak
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
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A good point you have made Simon, my tree is glued to the baseboard with loads of PVA and some long grass and vegetation helps to keep it all secure. A thin wire goes through the back scene and is wound round one of the heavier branches to keep it from moving. Finally a plastic strut is fitted under...
by Broadoak
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/894/26644369107_16e9c0ac12_z.jpg I wanted some motive power that was a bit different from the norm, something that made a change from most narrow gauge layouts with their predominantly steam outline locos. I had come across some pictures of a Bedford truck running on ...
by Broadoak
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
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The tree is made from thin telephone wire. We had a new timing system put in at work (a motor racing circuit) and there was loads of this wire going spare. I twisted the wire round itself to make a tree shape adding extra bits for branches. The whole thing was shall we say less than rigid. So I wrap...
by Broadoak
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
Views: 143789

Two Sister's Farm Saga

The layout was built as a competition entry that must not exceed four square feet. The actual baseboard measures 38 inches x 15 inches and the fiddle yard is 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. The whole thing then sits on an ironing board. The track plan is very simple and is supposed to be a terminu...

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