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Postby ian holmes » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:51 pm

Looking very very good indeed

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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Thanks Gerry and Ian.

Gosh another update :shock: Well it is tea time :D

What a difference the roofs make :!:

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I wasn't too happy with this building after the planks were marked out and it had been washed but I love it now
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I had to use dollshouse paper for speed but it has turned out better than I thought
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I guess the doors won't be going on, good job I textured the inside of the walls
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Postby ian holmes » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:50 pm

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Postby chris69 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:01 pm

Wow,
fantastic job.Love the simplicity!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:57 pm

MHOTY :!: 8)
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:45 pm

Certainly looking forward to seeing it tomorrow :D
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Postby Glen A » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Great result. 8) And in such a short time!
Good luck with the show.

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Postby Broadoak » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:51 am

A superb job you have done there Jon.

The layout looks excellent. 8)

All the best for the show.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:38 am

Excellent, I like the planking and the natural look to the ground cover.
As for the time it took to build :shock: :shock: :shock:

Don't know if you intend to mention the build time on the layout display but I'd imagine that would surprise people, and perhaps seeing what can be achieved in a short time might encourage someone to have a go 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:49 am

That was a very rapid transformation Jon and it does look great. Hard to believe you did that much in such a short time.
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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:16 pm

Great ground cover.

I wish I could do my 12" to the foot at the same speed :roll:

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Ta everybody :oops:

I was slightly worried this morning as I hadn't thoroughly cleaned the track or run anything round :roll:
I scraped the remaining stubborn paint off, cleaned it with lighter fluid and rubbed my carpenters pencil on and it was running :D

I didn't have time to finish the loco and wagons though so thanks Barry for lending me some. 8)

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I forgot the tablecloths though :oops:

I think I probably told everybody at the show the length of the build-time and everyone bar one was surprised. He though has been following the build on here and has promised to dig his Gn15 out again so hello :D

Plus we got an invite to another show 8)

Now I've got to decide what to do with it now :roll:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Having seen the layout in the flesh, I can safely report that it looks even better than it does in the photographs :)

Well done Jon, some excellent work there 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:33 pm

Well done Jon, time to collapse in a heap now and catch up with some sleep, no doubt :lol:
Thats a fine display with the new one, plus Tetley Grange trying to hide in the middle and then one of my all time favourites, Mouldings Lane getting a showing by it's new owner :mrgreen:
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Postby richard andrews » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:23 pm

You have built a great layout,Jon. Well done :wink: :wink:
It is also great to see my old layout Moulding Lane, still going strong.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:23 pm

Great thread :D Nice looking layout Jon 8)

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Postby Glen A » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:53 pm

Well done Jon.
They look great.
Did you think about joining them together?

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks Barry, Steve, Richard, Simon and Glen 8)

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Well done Jon, time to collapse in a heap now and catch up with some sleep, no doubt :lol:

Absolutely, I have this week off :lol:

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Tetley Grange trying to hide in the middle

I need to build a plinth :roll:

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It is also great to see my old layout Moulding Lane, still going strong.


Both Moulding Lane and Bickley's Yard (now known as The Ship Inn) are still exhibited regularly and are favourites with both the public and exhibitors alike. When we exhibit our micro layouts we usually get between two and four roundy-roundies going and then just play shunting on Moulding Lane and/or The Ship Inn for the rest of the day and are usually the last to pack up :lol: It is a testament to Richard's work that most people don't realise that the track plan is the same. On two day shows we have had one on one day and the other on the next and watch people try and work out what has changed :lol: 8)

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Did you think about joining them together?


I deliberately made the 6 day special self contained mainly because it was the quickest design.
Also, Moulding Lane isn't mine :mrgreen:
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:58 pm

I must think of a name, I can't keep calling it "The Dereham 6 Day Special" :roll:
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:12 am

It's very inspirational Jon!

Something like that in Gnine would look gnice 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:15 pm

8) I approve :!: Been there, done that. The similarities of this layout and my own Haywards Estate are somewhat spooky.... same track layout.

Keep up the good work. The layout does improve with age if you keep adding subtle detail, well worth the effort.
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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:21 am

demaine22 wrote:
Something like that in Gnine would look gnice 8)


Your next project :?: :wink: :lol:

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The similarities of this layout and my own Haywards Estate are somewhat spooky....

I've been searching through the Micro Layout Design Gallery because I had the idea that I had seen the plan before :!:
I knew I should have looked on here first :roll: The funny thing is that I had a Morris Minor in my hands on Sunday with the idea of buying it but somehow it didn't look right :shock:
Never mind I'll just have to build the Beverly Hillbillies' Oldsmobile I've had in the pile for a good few years :lol:
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Postby demaine22 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:20 am

Jon Randall wrote:Your next project :?: :wink: :lol:


I do fancy another project...and have a board in the garage...:twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:13 am

demaine22 wrote:It's very inspirational Jon!

Something like that in Gnine would look gnice 8)


Could look a bit like this Simon :)

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Just 24" by 14" in 9mm gauge, the original post was here:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=1515
It hasnt changed since then and just used as a test track still :roll:
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Postby demaine22 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:19 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Could look a bit like this Simon


Bad influence Steve! Right...the pad is out!
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