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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:10 pm

Jon Randall wrote:I thought you could make more use of it than me :wink:

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"Yorkshire Cut"

Shouldn't that be "Yorkshire Cat". It's where you could put your cat wagon


Gnot unless I build one in Gnine :wink:

Actually I've just thought of a worse pun, prepare for "PG Wood House" :mrgreen:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:26 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Actually I've just thought of a worse pun, prepare for "PG Wood House" :mrgreen:


Oh dear, they don't improve :lol:

Am I right in thinking that's another layout you acquired Barry :?: :roll:

On the question of mold Jon, it really isn't fussy, it grows equally well on both used and unused tea when in damp conditions. One way around it is to soak it in dilute white glue once in position, this does though make it very dark, a bit like wet peat. It should stop mold growing, but I guess that depends how damp your shed gets.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:33 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:
More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Actually I've just thought of a worse pun, prepare for "PG Wood House" :mrgreen:


Oh dear, they don't improve :lol:

Am I right in thinking that's another layout you acquired Barry :?: :roll:



Gnot as such Steve, just a circle of used track :D Guess where TG's old track has ended up :mrgreen:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:22 pm

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but I guess that depends how damp your shed gets.

The mould problem was due me storing it in the garden shed which had it's felt blown off in the middle of the night so I didn't notice it until the next evening when I got home. :twisted: Tetley Grange has a gnew home in my modelling shed now so the problem shouln't occur again.



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Gnot unless I build one in Gnine :wink:

Transporter wagon :?: :wink: :roll:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:37 pm

I've made a bit more progress today.

I UHU glued the n-gauge track to a piece of hardboard. This raises the track up a bit which helps with clearance and makes the following conversion a bit easier.
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With a sharp chisel-bladed knife I removed every other sleeper. Using the spring clips to demark sections I took out every other sleeper in a section then superglued the remaining sleepers.

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Then skipping the next section I took out the sleepers in the third section and so on. When I reached the start I took out the sleepers in the missed sections. Finally I removed the clips and removed the sleepers under them. This ensures that the track remains circular and every sleeper is superglued once and only once :roll:

The finished track compared with n-gauge and OO9 "crazy track.

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And placed on Tetley Grange (Yes Steve I still have it :D )
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:46 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:
Steve Bennett wrote:
More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Actually I've just thought of a worse pun, prepare for "PG Wood House" :mrgreen:


Oh dear, they don't improve :lol:

Am I right in thinking that's another layout you acquired Barry :?: :roll:



Gnot as such Steve, just a circle of used track :D Guess where TG's old track has ended up :mrgreen:


Shouldn't you be changing your name to "more layouts than cats" Barry. :wink:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:07 pm

Well this one would make layout number ten (nine of which are works in progress :roll:), so basically I just Gneed four more furry-purrers :D
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Postby route29 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:08 am

Jon, thanks for posting about the track. :o As for the layout/cat ratio, at my house, the layouts outnumber the felines by about 2 to 1.
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:21 pm

Thanks John, here's the track, weathered and in place.
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One step forward and two back. I was never happy that the door faced the topiary as I felt that although the topiary was placed there to screen the shed from the house access was hampered. I also wanted the layout to have 360° view points and develop more cameo scenes. I decided that 45ish degrees and as far over to one side as possible would be better so I ripped out the shed base and grass.

The topiary has also been replaced with larger examples for a larger screen effect.

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Postby foswaldy13 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:17 pm

Hey Jon, I like the new arrangement much better.

Now here is the part where I offer some constructive criticism. Please listen, ignore, or simply disregard my comment, but please dont take offense, as none was intended.

Jon Randall wrote:I also wanted the layout to have 360° view points and develop more cameo scenes.


I think that you should turn the shed 5 or 10 degrees in the same direction you have already rotated it. And here is why I think that. By turning it a few more degrees it may offer more room to create a cameo scene on the far side of the shed.

This should give you room to create three mini scenes...one inside the shed, one along the topiary side of the shed, and one along the back.

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:55 pm

No offence taken Matt, constuctive criticism is always welcome, a fresh pair of eyes can be an advantage (and dangerous sometimes :lol: ).I can see where you are coming from. I tried that but it the topiary was blocking the view through the windows. I should be able to get a small cameo along that side, too big and it may stop the eye short. I'll know better when the topiary is finished and placed.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:35 pm

I like that angle better Jon, it was perhaps a little too formal before, though that may well be more in keeping with a posh garden :) .
Have you considered a footpath to the shed, it would save wearing a bare patch in the grass. Something like gravel or bark chips would seem the obvious choice. Just a thought :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:59 pm

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Have you considered a footpath to the shed


Yep, ordered it last night. A bit more "old garden". I'll reveal more when it arrives and I've had a play :D
Hopefully it will help suggest there is more garden outside the layout.
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:02 pm

I got my parcel today :D

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The bricks are just laid out roughly at the mo. Two layers of grass or a 1mm thick card layer should make them flush. I haven't placed any under the shed but I will when fixing them. They also look too uniform so I'll have to take a few edges off and vary the colouring. I'll also bring the path around the front to a water butt placed between the door and window.
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:13 pm

I like that. :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:19 pm

Jon Randall wrote:I got my parcel today :D


Ah, thought you must have been referring to either brick or tile :) Looks good.
From Richard Stacey I presume :?:
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:51 pm

Cheers Steve,
These are from Minaco
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:07 pm

Hmmm, interesting, looks like the 1:24 stuff has been seperated from the 1:12, both still in Sussex, but under different names and addresses
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:38 pm

I'm not to sure about that Steve as Minaco advertise 1/12 on their website, but less of a range than Richard Stacey.
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Postby foswaldy13 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:49 pm

Jon, I am glad you argued with me about the angle. :wink: Seeing it from a differant perspective, not straight on, I can see it appears you have plenty of room behind the building for some sort of mini-vignette.

I like the brick path, That and the topiary will add a bit of class and make it seem part of a big fancy estate. I was going to say to make some sort of pattern to and to the "fanciness" but I see you already did. This is coming along nicely.
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm

Cheers Matt
a bit of class
hopefully :D

Steve, these Weathered Cobbles could be tasty if a little small, I like the idea of a semi-flexible backing.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:32 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Steve, these Weathered Cobbles could be tasty if a little small, I like the idea of a semi-flexible backing.


Oh yes, the cobbles do look good and I wouldnt say they are too small.
Useful site which has now been bookmarked, thanks Jon. The more I look, the less I think there is a connection with Richard Stacey, with the possible exception that some of the products might be produced by him, could be wrong there aswell :) .
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Postby route29 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:40 pm

Looks great, Jon! :D
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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:53 pm

Thanks John, glad you like it.

Steve it is a good possibility that they stock other peoples items as some items state that they are made by Minaco but others don't.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:57 pm

A bit of a diversion for me now. It's the first time that I've used Fimo and the first time I've attempted modern art.
The Vicar's wife has insisted that the hedge blocking the view of the shed was a bit plain despite the gardeners best effort at topiary (I won't tell you the gardeners response but you can rightly assume he was a little upset).

The front view

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A side view

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The hedge is growing at the moment, to be honest I'm not sure if it will work so I'll need your honest opinions on this. 8)
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