Critter's Bank- Gnew layout

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Postby steerngo » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:38 am

Korschtal wrote:I thought of green:
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But I prefer yellow with buzzbees. Somehow it suits the shape and chunky style:
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I think a bit more yellow, than your yellow, , would be more pleaseing(yellow)

or is it me?
you Gnow propper yellow


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:05 am

Like this Ken :?: Image
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Postby Korschtal » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:08 am

steerngo wrote: I think a bit more yellow, than your yellow, , would be more pleaseing(yellow)

or is it me?
you Gnow propper yellow


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I think you're right, but I didn't have time to make it proper yellow: I only had a couple of minutes and I was supposed to be washing up...
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:39 pm

Thanks Andy. Groovy stuff 8) 8)

I have to say it really is a hard choice, but the yellow is looking the most tempting. And with the wasp stripes :twisted: 8) Yellow would make the loco stand out from the layout... which is nice.

I'm going to add some tool boxes and tools. I was wondering if this kind of loco would have any other stuff - fire exstingisher, oil cans etc?

Gerry- I like the look of your locos, that yellow would sure be the shade to go for. Could you give some more details on your loco please?

Thanks:D
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:49 pm

Here's a shot of Critter's Bank so far:

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I've built up the contours and started to map out the buildings. The far building is a workshop, and the other on the back edge corner is the end of some terrace housing of sorts. I'm thinking of doing something fancy in the middle to connect the house and the workshop area. Maybe another house with a walkway over the tracks.

It's getting there... :roll: :)
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:25 pm

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been away so long. Well I've dug out the layout and soon to get cracking with it :roll: :D

There's been a stack of great gnoings on.
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:00 am

Here's a battery critter I've knocked up while away.


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Built using "Wills" bridge parts. Still in the process of cobbling together a chappy for it.
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:10 am

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I took inspiration from all the battery locos I've seen here. I painted it using acrylic sprays, then using oil paints to produce the different shades, and weathering effects.
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Postby Geno6309 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:01 pm

AN EXCELLENT IDEA! Using the bridge parts. Brings a lot of detail to the model without all the work. I'll have to put that into the inspiration folder for later use.
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:47 pm

You're welcome Gene, I'm forever going through draws and boxes, looking for potential critter bits. I've got quite a bit of the bridge pieces still. So I may well put together a fleet of battery locos. :D


Here's an overall shot of Critters Bank so far. I've pretty much got the buildings mapped out. House in the left corner and a workshop at the back. In the middle is a shed or boiler house for the workshop.

The contours of the landscape is just about formed. I'm still on the scrounge for soming fluffy for the grassy bank at the front.

The right front of the workshop will be a static display of some wagons and a spare loco. Loading/ unloading.
I'm gonna knock up a back scene using my oil paints, I want this layout to have a Britishy look to it, remind me of the old country. :(

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I made an attempt at some stucco walling for the house. It's the first time I've done it.


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I'll do some touching up when I've got around to the roof, windows and door.

Anyway it's good fun to get back into it.

Love to here some of your thoughts or ideas on all this.

Thanks. :D
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Postby Les » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:43 pm

David,

Nice work! I would never have thought of using plate girder bridge parts to represent loco plating - it's such a clever idea, like Gene said. Duly filed away on this side of the world, too. How did you do the stucco? It looks good - not overdone.
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:06 am

Hi Les,

Thanks for the compliments.

I always feel chuffed when I can share useful ideas.:D

The stucco walling was achieved like this:

1. Sprinkle plaster powder over a flat surface such as cardboard. Make sure the area is bigger than the building's surface.

2. Spread an even layer of white glue over the building's surface.

3. Place the buildings surface face down onto the plaster powder.

4. Rub the building surface over the powder, applying even pressure.

5. Allow the glue to set.

6. Spray the stucco with whatever colour you want.
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Postby Les » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:12 pm

Thanks David. As usual, the most effective ideas are very often the best and cheapest, using everyday materials.
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:47 pm

You're welcome Les.

Does anyone have any ideas for the roof and window of the house, oh and the door too?

Thanks
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Postby John New » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:36 pm

Looking back through Modelling Matters for one's using these simple, cheapo, battery toy train circle pizza ideas as I now have a simlar set to modify.

Did this ever get finished David?
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Postby dieselwater » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:00 am

Hi John, I'm afraid this one didn't get finished. Though much of it has found itself on the later layouts. The middle foamboard stucture is now the main fishing shack on "The Line on the Water" layout. The grey structure is soon to be part of a layout featuring my critter shacks. The other back structure has been recycled into a new shed/ workshop also to feature on the critter shack layout 8)
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Postby elcamo » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:49 am

Loco is AWESOME! It Reminds me of some of the 7/8th beatutys seen on the web.... IDEA: buy two sets, and make the other engine into a car of some sorts. Then When the lokie's battery dies you just use the trailing cars battery.


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