Orchard End

For discussion of the issues faced when building a model or layout - how to replicate wood, what glues to use, exactly how much weathering can a Gnat take, a good source of detailing accessories - you get the picture, I'm sure.

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

Roger Jenner
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Location: Kent, England
Interests: Gn15, Narrow gauge railways

Orchard End

Postby Roger Jenner » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Here are some photos of my first Gn15 micro layout based on Steve's 'Simplicity Sidings' tutorial.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Roger

User avatar
chris stockdale
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1177
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:44 am
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, UK
Interests: most things narrow gauge, model or full size, especially 7 1/4" 'minimal' (which is sub Heywood ride on)

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Cripes! If that's your 'starter for ten' I imagine the encore should be quite something!

Some very nice modelling there Roger.

Cheers,

Jack Clarke
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: West Kent, England
Interests: Narrow gauge industrial

Postby Jack Clarke » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 pm

Roger good to see these photos at last, I like the detail of the newspaper under the arm of the fellow leaning on the fence, haven't noticed that before!
It looks good, well done.
Jack

User avatar
Bilco
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 965
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:55 pm
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Interests: 7mm & 16mm NG, Gn15

Postby Bilco » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:34 pm

Very nice Roger - lovely details everywhere you look!
Bill

If at first you don't succeed, cheat.
Too soon old, too late smart.

https://sites.google.com/site/myoldlayouts/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149926300@N07/albums

Si
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:36 pm
Interests: O9 and ng in general

Postby Si » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Beautiful.

howard jones
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Location: Oldham Lancs
Interests: Big scale model railways - limited space

Orchard End

Postby howard jones » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:28 pm

Top drawer modelling Roger ! excellent detailing, keep it up !
Howard
Howard the Brush

User avatar
Boghopper
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 169
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:52 pm
Location: East Sussex
Interests: Narrow gauge railway modelling

Postby Boghopper » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:36 pm

What a lovely scene and a great piece of modelling Roger. The detail, from the aformentioned newspaper to the very realistic brickwork is spot on. There's so much to engage the eye that I had to look twice to see that there's not an engine in sight!
Capability Chris

Creating beautiful gardens across the southeast
http://chrisodonoghue.co.uk
http://gdngrs.com Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society
- visit http://expong.org Expo Narrow Gauge

Ian Roberts
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:01 am
Location: Crowborough
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways

Postby Ian Roberts » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:57 pm

Great to see the layout in these pages, Roger! Superb details, including the "pea soup" in the oil drum.
Ian

User avatar
Gerry Bullock
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 3220
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:07 pm
Location: S.E.Essex
Interests: Gn15 and O Gauge at Club.

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Great Roger, I can see Steve calling you for some tips. :twisted: :lol: :lol:
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
http://gn15gnutt.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Colin Peake
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 479
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:34 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK

Postby Colin Peake » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:33 pm

Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.

Colin
Colin Peake
http://o9modeller.blogspot.com/ - Modelling miniature railways in 7mm scale

User avatar
Boghopper
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 169
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:52 pm
Location: East Sussex
Interests: Narrow gauge railway modelling

Postby Boghopper » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am

Colin Peake wrote:Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.

Colin


Was that one featuring the paddy fields growing rice?!
Capability Chris



Creating beautiful gardens across the southeast

http://chrisodonoghue.co.uk

http://gdngrs.com Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society

- visit http://expong.org Expo Narrow Gauge

User avatar
Kevin
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: South Wales
Interests: Rowland Emett influenced O-16.5 modelling. Occasional GN15 modelling. Sheds.

Postby Kevin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:43 am

What an inspiring layout this is. I love all the details including, as others have mentioned, the newspaper and stagnant water in the drum.

Can you tell us the dimensions?
Railway Modelling inspired by the Holy Trinity of Rowland Emett, Colonel Fred Stephens and Oliver Postgate.

Also postmaster for The Gower Islands Postal Service.

User avatar
trac555
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:50 pm
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, SC, USA
Interests: Gn15, 7/8's

Postby trac555 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:02 pm

Very nicely done Rodger -- the detailing, the figure painting, the weathering -- and it all blends together into a unified whole. BTW, what are you planing to use as an engine (critter)?
Art Farwell

Mark Goodwin
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 409
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:25 pm
Location: Squamish, B.C. Canada

Postby Mark Goodwin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:16 pm

Roger,

Your layout looks fantastic. I particularly like the brickwork with the flemish bond. The other details included all look realistic. Is there any chance of a tutorial to show us how you completed this fine piece of modelling?
Cheers,
Mark

User avatar
franckcombe
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 324
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:20 am
Location: france / paris
Interests: computer architecture train

Postby franckcombe » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:14 pm

what could I add, simply fantastic !

Roger Jenner
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Location: Kent, England
Interests: Gn15, Narrow gauge railways

Postby Roger Jenner » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:54 pm

Thank you all for your very kind comments.

The layout would never have been built without the inspiration of this

forum and all the excellent modellers here and their generous sharing

of the tips and methods which they employ, some, if not all of which have

been used on Orchard End.

So thank you all.


Mark : No tutorial i'm afraid, as i have implied i am very much the

pupil here not the tutor. If however you have any specific questions

please feel free to ask and i will try to answer.


Kevin : The dimensions of the baseboard are 12 1/4" x 7 3/4" or

31cm x 19.5cm. Odd dimensions i know but it was the size of the piece

of polystyrene which i had laying around plus the 2mm (each side) of card
Roger

Roger Jenner
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Location: Kent, England
Interests: Gn15, Narrow gauge railways

Postby Roger Jenner » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Chris and Art :

This is the loco currently working on Orchard End.

Steve : Sorry :oops: :oops: :oops:

Image
Roger

User avatar
Jon Randall
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 970
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:18 pm
Location: NW Leics, England
Interests: Narrow gauge railways, modelling

Postby Jon Randall » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:49 pm

Beautiful work Roger 8)
Jon Randall

Needs to stop procrastinating and start modelling

thtroll
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:09 am
Location: London, Ontario
Interests: On30, On18, Gn15

Postby thtroll » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:31 am

Roger, all I have to add is ... WOW.

p.s. I love Kent, and my mum is from there.
Cheers, Heath.

User avatar
Mike Lee
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:19 am
Location: North Riding of Yorkshire - England
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways/Modelling

Postby Mike Lee » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:20 pm

Fantastic modelling Roger.

One question, how did you make the vegetable boxes and the vegetables etc that are in them :?:
Mike Lee

You should always go to the last one first!
You should cross all your bridges before you come to them!
Life is too short for counting rivets!
What happened to things that you dropped before Newton discovered Gravity?

User avatar
Geeky Gecko
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 268
Joined: Thu May 10, 2007 4:56 pm
Location: Yorkshire
Interests: modelling in card

Postby Geeky Gecko » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:14 pm

That really is great, Roger. Ditto everybody else's comments. How did you construct the very authentic looking trackwork?
Stefan

User avatar
RoGNer
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:20 pm
Location: Wales
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways; beer; Goblins

Postby RoGNer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:44 pm

:shock: wow! Excellent work.

The weathered wood looks superb - it ALL looks superb!

Thanks for posting Roger!

Cheers
Roger
Keep it on the Short and Gnarrow!

The Lea Bailey Light Railway - follow us on facebook..

Roger Jenner
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Location: Kent, England
Interests: Gn15, Narrow gauge railways

Postby Roger Jenner » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:36 pm

Mike :

The 'fruit trays' were constructed from strip 'Basswood' 3.8mm x 0.5mm

with split matchsticks for corner posts.

The pears and carrots are hand shaped coloured 'FIMO', (if you try this

don't bake them in the oven for the full 30 mins as recommended by the

manufacturer as they are so small they will, believe me, burn ).


The stalks etc are scenic flock for the carrots and small pieces of 'bristle'

from a fine bass broom for the pears stuck on after baking.





Stefan :

The track is standard Peco 0:16.5 with approximately alternate sleepers

removed.
Roger

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:44 am

Just wanted to add another compliment to the heap! Such a beautiful layout with great details!
Playing around and modelling:
http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
michael
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1852
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:10 pm
Location: Alberta Canada
Interests: Gn15

Postby michael » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:31 am

Roger a great little cameo, full of nice details.
Regards Michael
If you believe you can make something, you can make it.

http://users.xplornet.com/~macton/index.html


Return to “Modelling Matters”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest