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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:28 pm

:lol: Thats terrific Bob, wish I had the imagination to do something like it :roll:

You might enjoy this:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=496
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:29 pm

Thanks Steve. I had not seen this layout before. Many ideas are sparked by it.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Thought it might appeal Bob.
It really is a lot better when viewed for real, it is difficult to photograph though, with the acrylic screen along the front.
Will dig through my pics, as I think I have a few more detailed shots somewhere.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:58 pm

I have finished the first "whimsical" building and constructed another. Must get serious about a layout now!

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Postby Moronguhl » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:47 pm

Is that beer bottle a chimney? :lol:
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Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:11 am

G'day Bob

As someone who has had a go at whimsical modelling I know how difficult it is to produce a structure that looks as good as yours.

They really are works of art and I am eagerly awaiting future developments.

Keep up the good work.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:40 am

Adrian wrote:G'day Bob

As someone who has had a go at whimsical modelling I know how difficult it is to produce a structure that looks as good as yours.

They really are works of art and I am eagerly awaiting future developments.

Keep up the good work.


Thanks for the vote of confidence. Good to hear from someone who has modeled in the imaginary world. I have a lot of ideas floating around my head for what I want to accomplish on this layout. Now it is time to see how many of the ideas I can actually incorporate.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:46 pm

Bob,

I model the imaginary world as well, with the Emett inspired "Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway" that all started when Mike Rayner of Smallbrook Studios (web address below) started with his GN15 Emett style "Nellie". I was initially reluctant to start, but once I had the kit in my possession my imagination ran wild (some say I need treatment !). Emett's humour is quite catching, and don't forget the real "Far Tottering & Oyster Creek" railway that ran in Battersea Park during the Festival of Britain (1951).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAR-TOTTERING ... 3cba5f6246

http://www.smallbrookstudio.com/page5.php

Your buildings look fantastic and to get this sort of style is a great skill. Long may it continue. I look forward to seeing more.
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Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:04 pm

G'day Bob

I have a lot of ideas floating around my head for what I want to accomplish on this layout. Now it is time to see how many of the ideas I can actually incorporate.


Doesn't matter how many ideas that you start with there will be no-way that you will 'finish' the layout and not have at least twice as many ideas still left.
I know that thats what happened to me :shock:

One word of advice ..... never add something that doesn't have a reason for being there, even if that reason is tenuous.
That is part of Emett's style and helped make his cartoons so memorable.

Looking forward to seeing how your layout progresses.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:05 pm

A couple little people have appeared......

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Postby Adrian » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:30 pm

G'day Bob

Thought that the buildings were great ..... but those figures are simply fantastic :D :!: :shock: :lol:

I found that 'peoples' were the hardest part of my whimsical modelling ..... nothing available from the normal sources that looked 'right' and nothing I tried my hand at looked 'right' either. :!: :!:

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Postby demaine22 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:14 am

Hi bob,

Great new whimsical models! That building looks superb!

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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:39 am

Nice work Bob 8) You have manage to carry the whimsical theme off really well.

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Postby Glen A » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:09 pm

You have done a great job of the people!
What did you use to make them?

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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:13 am

Glen A wrote:You have done a great job of the people!
What did you use to make them?


Mostly balsa wood with some round toothpicks and a little copper wire. Painted with model masters paints. Ties, collars and hanky are paper. These are my first attempts so I have a ways to go before creating figures I desire. Added another today.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:55 am

Can't blink without another "people" appearing. Seated gentleman is obviously not an original design but I really liked him so made my own copy this afternoon.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:50 am

Can see that you are really getting into this now, the look great Bob :D
One thing that is getting to me though. :?:
The guy with the springs coming out of his head I recognise from a cartoon or something like that, but I cant remember where :?:
Can you enlighten me, as it is driving me Gnuts trying to remember where :roll:
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:25 am

Now that you mention it, I remember a cartoon charactor as well. The only one that comes to mind is the "boss" in the cartoon Dilbert. He always wore a blue suit and had two tuffs of hair sticking out. Now this is going to bug me.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:23 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:The guy with the springs coming out of his head I recognise from a cartoon or something like that, but I cant remember where :?:
Can you enlighten me, as it is driving me Gnuts trying to remember where :roll:


From one of my other hobbies - RC airplanes - I found a stuffed Dilbert's Boss.

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The gentleman has apparently been on Match.com as he now has a significant other.

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Postby Kevin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:31 am

Sorry to hijack your thread but the mention of Emett's Festival of Britain railway prompted me to show the station building for my WIP 7mm narrow gauge layout 'Dilligaf Qauy'.

The station is modelled on the cartoon postcards of the railway and on Emett's original plans for the station which I found online.

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The interior is detailed, but for some reason, I chose not to use lighting so this is not visible in photos.
Railway Modelling inspired by the Holy Trinity of Rowland Emett, Colonel Fred Stephens and Oliver Postgate.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:12 pm

I like the station a great deal. I will have a need for a tiny station on the layout I am planning. Something along these lines would fit very well. Thanks........
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Kevin....

Your staion model was a great inspiration for my staion need. I threw one together copying the basic design of yours. I changed it up a bit.

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Postby Kevin » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:39 pm

My god Bob, that was quick work. I am very flattered that someone has been inspired by my modelling as that is why I visit here, to be inspired by others.

I don't know if everyone knows the original Emett Festival station. I collect the Festival of Britain postcards that show the railway and took my inspiration from them.

This link has scans of a few cards.
http://www.lakesideminiaturerailway.co. ... tering.htm


Scroll to the bottom of the page for a card of the station.

I tried to get the flavour of this building, but I think that you have trumped me.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:49 pm

Been busy again. Built a crooked water tank for the station stop and built an outhouse for one of the houses. The spout was made from cardstock wrapped around a tapered paint brush. I made the nut-bolt-washers by punching circles from cardstock, adding a square piece of cardstock and then a short piece of plastic rod. Takes a little more time than cutting plastic ones off and gluing to the model but more satisfying.

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Oh...did I mention that it is occupied? I plan to make it open and close with a small gear reduced motor unit.

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Postby Adrian » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:41 am

G'day Bob
Oh...did I mention that it is occupied? I plan to make it open and close with a small gear reduced motor unit.

I trust that when the door opens the little man will be looking at the paper and he will only look up when the door is fully open........... :!: :!: :!: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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