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Orchard End

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:29 pm
by Roger Jenner
Here are some photos of my first Gn15 micro layout based on Steve's 'Simplicity Sidings' tutorial.

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:37 pm
by chris stockdale
Cripes! If that's your 'starter for ten' I imagine the encore should be quite something!

Some very nice modelling there Roger.

Cheers,

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 pm
by Jack Clarke
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:34 pm
by Bilco
Very nice Roger - lovely details everywhere you look!

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:00 pm
by Si
Beautiful.

Orchard End

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:28 pm
by howard jones
Top drawer modelling Roger ! excellent detailing, keep it up !
Howard

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:36 pm
by Boghopper
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!

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:57 pm
by Ian Roberts
Great to see the layout in these pages, Roger! Superb details, including the "pea soup" in the oil drum.

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm
by Gerry Bullock
Great Roger, I can see Steve calling you for some tips. :twisted: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:33 pm
by Colin Peake
Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.

Colin

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am
by Boghopper
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?!

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:43 am
by Kevin
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?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:02 pm
by trac555
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)?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:16 pm
by Mark Goodwin
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

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:14 pm
by franckcombe
what could I add, simply fantastic !

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:54 pm
by Roger Jenner
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

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:05 pm
by Roger Jenner
Chris and Art :

This is the loco currently working on Orchard End.

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

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Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:49 pm
by Jon Randall
Beautiful work Roger 8)

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:31 am
by thtroll
Roger, all I have to add is ... WOW.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:20 pm
by Mike Lee
Fantastic modelling Roger.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:14 pm
by Geeky Gecko
That really is great, Roger. Ditto everybody else's comments. How did you construct the very authentic looking trackwork?

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:44 pm
by RoGNer
:shock: wow! Excellent work.

The weathered wood looks superb - it ALL looks superb!

Thanks for posting Roger!

Cheers
Roger

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:36 pm
by Roger Jenner
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.

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:44 am
by demaine22
Just wanted to add another compliment to the heap! Such a beautiful layout with great details!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:31 am
by michael
Roger a great little cameo, full of nice details.