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One Foot Mine (module)

Postby Glen A » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:59 am

I discovered I could unbolt and remove the back seats out of the car, which left room for two more modules to be added (previously when travelling long distances to show I have only taken 2 modules, now I can take four).
So now a new transition module was need to join the scenery of the two modules.

The gap needed filling...
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I unscrewed the mechanism of the little miner (which slides out and his wagon to fill the train below), and made a new deck with tracks on for him. And I made a new slide out of old brass bits and pieces. The one on the other layout was made from wood and aluminium. This should be more sturdy.


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The module is 260mm X 340mm. i.e. approx. 1 square foot, so "the 1 foot mine"

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with new screws holes drilled it now joined to existing modules.

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Now with track (hand laid) and a back scene added.
Next will be the rocks.....

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:41 am

Looks good so far Glen.

Though there are some, mentioning no names :roll: , who would use the miner and his short man-powered line as a self contained microlayout.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:03 am

Great Glen I'll add this link to the entry already in the Virtual Exhibition. 8)
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Postby Glen A » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:51 pm

After doing the wiring (all two wires :lol: ) I found a small bag of FRocks (foam rocks) left-over from the last module build, so started assembling.

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Usually I only do a few layers and wait for the glue to dry (a day).
But before I knew it, the whole thing was done....

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Its more 'squareish' than I would like. Usually I try a bit more random look. But those were the shapes I had to work with.
Once is painted and scenery bushes put in random places, I think it won't look so bad.

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Postby Adrian » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:13 am

G'day Glen

Like the way the new module looks.
Seems to have gone together really quickly ---- but looks good anyway. :D

With the addition of this module how many ways can 'Stamping Grounds' be assembled now :?:

(Really must try and arrange a trip over the 'ditch' sometime to see it in the flesh.)

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Postby Glen A » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:31 am

Thanks Adrian.

It needs to go together quick - its already been comitted for a show in January.
Still might have time to drop another annimation on it all going well.

So now I can put it together 3 ways.
The short version 3 modules - total length 2m long,
The full version 6 modules - 5m long.
And soon the hybrid version also 6 modules but only 3.9 m long.

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Postby Glen A » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:56 am

Starting to look better with the high lights dry-brushed white and some bushes added.

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The front is still to be done.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:20 am

By emphasizing the slopes the greenery has taken the squareness out of the rock formation and looks excellent. 8)

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Postby RoGNer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Brilliant - excellent work :D

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Postby michael » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 pm

Catching up Glen, nice transition piece.
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Postby joe gilmartin » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:24 pm

Outstanding work Glen
I love the details


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Postby Glen A » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:00 am

I didn't like the way you can see right through the mine.

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So I made a backboard to go behind the backboard.
And it has a hinge so you can open half to get access to fill up the wagon.

view from behind with door opened for filling:
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and closed:

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And now looking from the front its dark inside the mine:
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Postby michael » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:29 am

Glen, very nice, I am looking forward to seeing this module fitted between the others now.
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Postby Glen A » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:27 pm

michael wrote:Glen, very nice, I am looking forward to seeing this module fitted between the others now.


Thanks Michael.
I get some photos at the show in two weeks. The module it goes next to has already been packed in its case for travelling.

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Postby Glen A » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:32 am

Just got back from 5 hours drive from the Duedin train show, where the module went on display for the first time.

Set up in the middle:
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Loading wagons:
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Looking the other direction:
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And just for good measure, the train on the top track running on the new shuttle control, which worked very well.
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And finally, shunting wagons into the cage, (with man reading the paper in the toilet at right):
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Now better go and fit the back seats back into the car, then pack up some more clothes as we are flying to the other end of the country tomorrow for the national NZ Garden Railway convention. I'll be back on line to answer any questions in a week....

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:25 am

That looks superb Glen.
Flying - Excess Baggage charges will be ginormous :!: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tomo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:16 pm

Fits right into the scene, some very skillful results to be had!

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Postby michael » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:53 am

Glen, Excellent!! I like the way it fits, you sid a great job on blending it in.
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Postby Christoph » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:08 am

Hi Glen,

wonderful modelling :!:

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Postby Bilco » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:48 am

Nice module, Glen - it fits in with the existing layout so well it looks like it's always been there!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:23 pm

:D Featured in todays edition of the Kiwirail Staff newsletter.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:32 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote::D Featured in todays edition of the Kiwirail Staff newsletter.


Yes surprised to see such an old photo (2008) in there. Not sure where they found that one. There's lots more detail in that area now.

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rambling miner


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