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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:50 pm

Having seen Simplicity Sidings develop plus the offerings from other Gnatterboxers I thought that I'd use the same (well similar) construction methods for the extension to Gneiss Farm.
I'll be using a 0.5x1.0 sheet of Poystyrene but this is 2" thick. It will be faced with mountboard and have two levels - that around the Coopers being around 20mm higher than the entry track behind the Black Cat Pub. This track connects to the Gneiss Farm Fiddle Yard and enables transit from one scene to tuther.
Where I diverge from Steve's method is the layout sides which will be in 8mm ply rather than mountboard so that I can attach this "Board" to the others.
Here's some photos of where I'm at - really only mock-ups at this stage and not much more will happen until October.
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I should add that the buildings (Pub & Coopers) are from Richard Andrews and as is my want :wink: will be modified to suit their Gnew locations.
The fencing seen was purchased from an Antiques Centre in Uppingham. I have several yards of it plus a few gates :roll: It's really 1/32 scale however I've been measuring the fencing around the many Horse establishments in Essex and it is only around 5mm too low for 1/24 scale.
Certainly OK for the Pub fencing and for edge of field at top of railway embankment.
If anyone is interested I'm quite happy to part with some.
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Postby dr5euss » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:18 pm

Gerry, is that barn from one of Scott's layouts?

It's a good start :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:23 pm

dr5euss wrote:Gerry, is that barn from one of Scott's layouts?


Well spotted George, it is based on the same "Steam Pencil" painting by Peter Barnfield.
Just noticed Gerry, you might need to change the arrow on the side of the pub after our conversation, or is it pointing to something else :?:
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Postby steerngo » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:34 am

Looking good Gerry,
Has some sort of challenge been started with all these Gnew layouts about?See other itams in this section!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:11 pm

Well here's most of the track with special points to suit courtesy of Marc. 8)
Mind you the PO did their best to ruin it. :cry: Image
Diameter of Pizza is nominally 16" though with the Cooper's sitting astride it it will be well disguised - I hope. :roll:
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Postby scott b » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:51 pm

I ran down to my basement to look under the stairs and my building is still there :wink:
Here is a link to some pics of mine, about 1/2 way down,
http://www.brifayle.ca/6SchombergNGShow.html
It sadly is not a layout any more, needed the space.
I do think that is one of my favourite buildings and those steam pencil drawings are a great source of inspiration when I want to think up ideas for layouts and detailing, although comical he sees alot of background bits that often go unseen.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:17 pm

They do look like nice points Gerry.
And I like that point with the track leading off the end, Is that ready incase there is another expansion in the future?

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Glen A wrote:They do look like nice points Gerry.
And I like that point with the track leading off the end, Is that ready incase there is another expansion in the future?


Let me finish this one Glen. :wink: :lol: :lol:
In fact it will be a short fiddle siding hidden (hopefully) behind the Coopers though I guess it will need a wall with tree to rear at top right of photo.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:56 pm

Not quite 3 years on from last post, have ditched the Pizza format at one end primarily because very little would negotiate the points so we're now into KISS mode.
The two buildings remain although Coopers has morphed into a Cider Maker largely because I can than justify (just) :lol: the inclusion of a cellar railway (Shuttle) twixt the Works and Pub. :wink:
Here's what it now looks like with track just dropped onto a sheet of ply.
The 'upper' track will allow for a continuous run of around 8'.
The 'lower' permits goods in of apples from behind the Gneiss Farm Fiddle and goods out of barrels to Pub and Fiddle.
The cellar track will have a Hawe carrying crates of Cider to the Pub and returning empty. Timing delays will allow easy removal/ replacement of payload off scene; this 'underground' will feature a special effect to amuse the Juniors and probably the Seniors as well. :twisted:

Photos to follow!
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Postby skylon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:25 pm

Not seen this before, glad you bought it up!

It's a great concept and I really like the original design so I'm looking forward to watching it evolve.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Here's the trackplan on a board of 48"x18" which is larger than Gneiss Farm.

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There's a tiny fiddle area to the rear of the Cider plant.

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the upper track leads directly to Gneiss farm giving almost 8' continuous run.

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The track just to rear of the Black Cat Pub goes to the fiddle area to the rear of the Gneiss Farm Stables and enables apples to be routed to the cider plant and cider barrels to the pub or the fiddle.

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The larger board size will enable me to incorporate some apple trees (cordons) and also to move my beehives from Gneiss Farm.

What is unseen is beneath this track is a cellar railway (fully automatic) which will carry crates of cider bottles from the cider plant to the pub cellars.
That's the plan now all that's needed is the execution :!: :roll:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Well the Polystyrene block has been ditched and the trackplan is now MarkIII with the addition of a basement railway twixt Cider Plant (aka Wellington Boot Factory) and the Black Cat Pub.
Bought material for baseboard last Wednesday and on Friday had completed the baseboard albeit with one side not fitted, reason will become clear in photos below.
Painting was done on Saturday.

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Postby Glen A » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:41 pm

Looks interesting Gerry.
I'm looking forward to the next instalment. :wink:

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Postby Artizen » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:01 am

I like the concept of having windows for the punters to see what is happening in the basement railway. Will you also be incorporating sound and lights etc?
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:12 am

Thats not a cellar its a fish tank :P Won't it be a little heavy to move around when filled with water?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:29 am

DCRfan wrote:Thats not a cellar its a fish tank :P Won't it be a little heavy to move around when filled with water?


Has lots of holes for it to run out of though Paul :roll: :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:57 am

Here's the next instalment Glen and YES there will be sound and lights Ian though the sound won't be what most would expect. :wink:

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The builders are in at the moment:

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Postby DCRfan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:36 am

I'm sure the ability to follow the train around the basement through the various windows will go down very well. The kids used to love following the Mount Albert tram through the basement then when it reappeared in the tunnel.

For the newbeez who haven't seen the layout a thread is at http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2169&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:19 am

Here's what two of the walls look like after painting and pointing.

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Bearing in mind that the ceiling has to be added with dim lighting I'm quite pleased with the overall effect.
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Postby Les » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:03 pm

Very realistic Gerry. Nice work!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun May 01, 2011 8:39 pm

Thanks Les.
Here's a view that won't be seen once the top board and track are installed.

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Most of the blockwork has now been installed but awaits painting.

Next step will be to install wire feeds to track plus diodes to support the pre-programmed chip for auto running between the basements.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun May 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Looking good Gerry, I like the idea of a railway running through cellars. It gives a lot of scope for interesting views peeping through doors and windows to discover what's in there 8)
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Postby michael » Tue May 03, 2011 11:25 pm

Gerry, great stuff I really like the way this is shaping up those tiles look decidedly Victorian.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun May 08, 2011 8:45 pm

Noting that Colin Peake is using the Google Blog and with the demise of Fotopic I'm now starting my own Blog with Gneiss Cider.

http://gn15gnutt.blogspot.com/

Much the same as has been posted here, one new photo added thereon.
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Postby Glen A » Mon May 09, 2011 5:58 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:Noting that Colin Peake is using the Google Blog and with the demise of Fotopic I'm now starting my own Blog with Gneiss Cider.

http://gn15gnutt.blogspot.com/

Much the same as has been posted here, one new photo added thereon.


Hi Gerry,
I hope you are still going to be able to post new photos here.

One good thing I like about this site is everything is in one place rather than spread across numerous blogs all over the internet.
So when you want to search for an idea or photo you can just do it here.
And you can see everyones updates rather than looking randomly in blogs just to see if there has been an update.

p.s. I like how the cellar is looking.

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