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Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:31 pm
by foswaldy13
Looks great, but did a fire wipe out the shed? :lol:

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:44 pm
by Steve Bennett
Jon Randall wrote:Well I managed to finish the ballast at last. This was a bit of a pig due to the extra fine ballast bubbling up when the wet water was applied.


Sounds familiar, was it Woodland Scenics by any chance :?:

My method to overcome it here :wink:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=57402#57402

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 pm
by Jon Randall
foswaldy13 wrote:
did a fire wipe out the shed? :lol:

Hope not the layout was in it :?

Steve Bennett wrote:
Sounds familiar, was it Woodland Scenics by any chance :?:

Got it in one :wink:

And:
My method to overcome it here :wink:

I know but I was too Keane to get started and the washer fluid is in the car. :roll: It also didn't help that the base has warped so when I tamped it it just vibrated up one side of one rail :roll: :oops:

Still it is done gnow :D

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:09 pm
by Steve Bennett
Jon Randall wrote:I know but I was too Keane to get started and the washer fluid is in the car. :roll: It also didn't help that the base has warped so when I tamped it it just vibrated up one side of one rail :roll: :oops:

Still it is done gnow :D


:) Thats the main thing, looks good now it is done.

I always have two bottles of screenwash around, one for the car, the other for modelling :lol: Have been caught out far to many times and had to go out at night and try and get some out of the washer bottle in the car :roll:

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:38 pm
by Simon Moore
Looking great, like what you've done to make the carriage look like an authentic ride-on model. The hedge looks just right now too!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:48 am
by Simon Andrews
Nice work Jon. Looking forward to a photo with all the elements brought together :D

Simon.

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:37 am
by dieselwater
It's looking really good 8)

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:00 am
by Jon Randall
Thanks everyone. Not much modelling this weekend but I did manage to build the controller. Thanks to Steve Bennett and John Garaty for the info supplied back on page 1 :roll:

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Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:51 pm
by Jon Randall
Blimey, is it really a year since I last posted on this topic :shock:
My apologies for not posting photos of the completed layout earlier. :oops:

Well a layout is never completed. The Mk2 grass never satisfied my eyes so after contemplating several methods I decided on sisal basket liner, mainly because I had some :roll:

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It is a bit time-consuming though, with final trimming it probably takes about half an hour per square inch :!:

A quicker project was to build a home for the new pets.

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After looking for, and failing to find, realistic guttering I drew inspiration from Tess' use of foil trays and made some of my own. I cut strips of the correct length and width and shaped them over a thin drinking straw which also made the downpipes.
Also using the tray foil I made up a galvanised water-butt of the type my granddad had.

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hartleymartin wrote: on the How about modelling this some of you! thread
like the "Beware of the Engine" sign... Should put that on the gate leading to a garden railway.


How about on a shed :?:
(If you try hard you can just make out the hasp and staple I made).

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And at home in the corner of the prototype shed.

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Gnow if I could stop watching it go round and round and round maybe I'd get that grass finished :roll:

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:08 pm
by Jes
I like your little pizza Jon! It has been a great inspiration for Vern's Ferns. Absolutely love your rabbit cage, well done :D

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:11 pm
by Dallas_M
Well Jon, the layout looks great all around ... but the picture of the shed layout in the shed seems like the prize photo! :lol: Great stuff.

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:58 pm
by Glen A
It looks great Jon! 8) 8)

Lots of little details everywhere.
I'm impressed how much you can get into such a little space.
Do you have a model of a layout in your model shed? :twisted: :lol:

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:47 pm
by Jon Randall
Thanks for your kind comments :oops:
Jes, I'm glad that I've given you some inspiration, let us hope that we inspire others to build Gnine pizzas 8)
Thanks Dallas, it can't be many layouts that live in the prototype :lol:
Glen, I keep thinking that it is finished but then I have another idea for a bit of clutter :twisted: I don't think I'll add too much more, it might overpower the overall affect. I've been thinking about the model layout in the shed and I haven't ruled it out yet :wink:

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:48 am
by Adrian
G'day Jon
I've been thinking about the model layout in the shed and I haven't ruled it out yet


Working :?:

Cheers

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:16 am
by dieselwater
Great pizza Jon! :D So much charming detail. The rabbit in hutch, brilliant stuff.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am
by Moronguhl
Adrian wrote:G'day Jon
I've been thinking about the model layout in the shed and I haven't ruled it out yet


Working :?:

Cheers


Could maybe be done if the track and loco were stuck together and the track moved rather than the loco? Maybe...

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:44 am
by John New
I have seen it done with the train on a rotating disk (CD?) spinning under the scenic layer and the train poking up through a sot. Can't remember the name of the layout but IIRC it was a 7mm standard gauge layout and the train set was running as a widow display within a a modelled toy shop facade. We had it at York several years ago now.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:28 pm
by Adrian
G'day All
I have seen it done with the train on a rotating disk (CD?) spinning under the scenic layer and the train poking up through a slot. Can't remember the name of the layout but IIRC it was a 7mm standard gauge layout and the train set was running as a widow display within a a modelled toy shop facade.


Sounds like one of my audience operated features on my 'Far Twittering & Oyster Creek' railway.
( see virtual exhibitions )

Layout was Gn15 (sort of) and the train was a dolls house (1/12) model of an 'O' scale Bing or Hornby loco and train.

Have also seen, on the net somewhere, a working railway that fitted into a 'N' scale shop window. :shock: Not only that but it went around an oval track.....not a circular one :!:

Cheers

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:55 pm
by Jon Randall
Yep, it will be working, I have a couple of ideas I'm mainly thinking about :wink:

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:16 am
by Adrian
G'day Jon

Just found details of the little model railway that I was talking about.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXYdzH0 ... r_embedded

It is a N scale layout modelled in Z scale.......ie 1/35,200 :!:

It sits on a Z scale layout in a shop window.

Cheers

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:55 pm
by Jon Randall
Thanks Adrian :D I've seen that before but you know how the mind goes....

The main problem is the depth, or lack of, but it does give me an idea 8)

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:02 am
by Steve Bennett
Just spotted the new additions Jon, it just gets better, but how much more can you add to such a small layout :lol:
Really like the rabbits, fits great along side the shed, plus all the other bits are making it look like the area is well used.

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:55 am
by Jon Randall
Tetley Grange has been asked to appear at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway "Classic Cars and Model Railways" event TODAY :shock:
It's a good job I've got the day off :lol:

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:52 am
by Simon Andrews
It's a good job I've got the day off
Your a slave to your art Jon :wink:

Simon.

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:01 am
by Steve Bennett
At least it shouldnt take much to get it ready :lol:
Have fun, I'm sure the layout will be much admired.