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by Bob Roegge
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Thank you all for the kind comments. I have been admiring the work of so many of you on this forum for some time. Compliments from models of your caliper are very special. Portability was part of the plan from the beginning. The most enjoyable part of modeling is sharing the work with others. The cr...
by Bob Roegge
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Still adding details. The first show is coming up 20-21 April. A lot more work will be needed to have the layout ready. Found an appropriate French car to add. http://my.gn15.info/img_5897.jpg It is not exactly correct for the era of the layout but who in the US will know that it is to new a 2 CV? W...
by Bob Roegge
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

The sidewalk cafe has it's first customer. The bases of the building mounted street lights provided table bases and a little brass wire and cardstock made chairs. http://my.gn15.info/img_5818.jpg I decided to add a few more trees in the foreground. They serve to create more depth and also diffuse th...
by Bob Roegge
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Four new (?) wagons have been delivered. The pedestals are On30 items from Boulder Valley Models.

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by Bob Roegge
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: B. Junk´s 7 / 8th layout at Ontraxs
Replies: 21
Views: 10307

Thanks for the post Juergen. Do you know anything about the sound unit installed on the critter? I would very much like to add sound to my small critters but do not know of any small motor sound units.
by Bob Roegge
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hand Laying Track With Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Echo what Jeff said. I have used Walthers Goo and soldering iron technique for a long time and it is great. Walthers Goo is just a tube of contact cement. I am sure you can use any brand. I have not had problems with it not staying permanently. You can also re-heat to adjust track. If a problem does...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

The view looking towards the village from Dragon Tail.

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The birds have already taken up residence.

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by Bob Roegge
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Open for business.........

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by Bob Roegge
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pond manor/Teichgut "Edelfaul"
Replies: 41
Views: 34214

Your models are great. There is so much activity it brings evrything to life. Very nice work.
by Bob Roegge
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

A little more progress........

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by Bob Roegge
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Another update. Working on scenery at right side track end. Made first of three trees. http://my.gn15.info/img_5647.jpg I think I will be referring to this portion of scene as Dragon Tail! http://my.gn15.info/img_5643.jpg Built another bumper. http://my.gn15.info/img_5644.jpg
by Bob Roegge
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The "Unobtanium"Mine
Replies: 17
Views: 6992

Outstanding job. It looks so believable. Makes one want to pull on the chain!
by Bob Roegge
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

I have been busy and making progress on the scenery on the right half of the layout. Here are a few pics of where I am today. http://my.gn15.info/img_5614.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_5615.jpg Pleased with ivy. I used rough cut mahogany sawdust and it makes a believable leaf effect. Glued it on with ...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Re: old world charm

Gnu Bee wrote:How high are your highest buildings above track level?


The clock tower is the highest at 18" above track.

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by Bob Roegge
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

The right side half is now underway. Plan is to have buildings in a hillside setting. From clocktower to the right will be an open vegetable market, decaying old stone buildings, house on hillside and rock outcropping over the track to layout front. I will add some rock facings, lots of vegetation a...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Buildings done....guess I can not put off details any longer.

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by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Final buildings on the left half of the layout are under construction.

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by Bob Roegge
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Absolutely brilliant!! How did you do the cobbles? They are very impressive. Cheers. Cobble stone effect is embossed on foamboard. I have found with some foamboard the paper covering is easily seperated. I took off one side of paper and glued the board to the layout base with the exposed foam facin...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Thanks Jurgen, those look promising and cheap.

Added a little soil and plant life and a bumper at track end.

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by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

A little more work today and the beginnings of the street show the results. Still wet at this point and a lot of blending of dirt and cobble stones and color is still needed. It does provide a better idea of what the finished scene will look like. Toughest part will be trying to find detail items an...
by Bob Roegge
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Bought Circuitron AR2 units at a train show this weekend and installed on the layout. They will provide for hands off operation when displayed at events leaving me free to talk with spectators. Setting the delays at different times will help to create a randomness in the operations. Loaded a YouTube...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The "Unobtanium"Mine
Replies: 17
Views: 6992

Nothing is better than board by board construction to create a realistic structure. Ashamed to say I am too lazy. I also am guilty of excessive compression of scale to keep sizes down which obviously you are not. The structure dwarfs the engine and will look fantastic. VERY NICE!
by Bob Roegge
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

Excellent job Bob. :) How do the trains exit at the right-hand end of the layout? And what time-pieces are you going to use for the clock-tower? Churz, No exit on right. Front track is a siding and the rear track will disappear in scenery. I installed small battery powered electric clock mechanisms...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53991

A little more progress. Next step will be to study Simon's pictures and build some proper shutters.

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by Bob Roegge
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: And now Something a little bit Bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 3467

Looking very good. What are you using for a casting resin?

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