Ian-IoMs micro: Estado Tres Piernas

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Ian-IoMs micro: Estado Tres Piernas

Postby Ian-IoM » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:13 pm

Hi all,

Time to give my yellow loco somewhere to play 8)

I started with more complicated plans, but knowing my tendency to start over ambitious projects and get fed up half way through I decided it was better to start with something small. (Somewhat inspired by the Ambassador Works thread, great scenic work in a very small space.)

Here are a couple of early work-in-progress piccys…

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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:18 pm

Hey Ian,
Gnice stucco work. And that gate is prettty cool as well. It is in a lot better nick than my 1:1 scale version out here in oz. Congrats on a great start
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:03 pm

Gnice work work Ian. 8)
What material did you make the shell from :?:
What's the stucco made with :?:
I like the tiles on the wall. Nice touch.
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Postby Colin Peake » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:03 pm

Ian-IoM wrote:(Somewhat inspired by the Ambassador Works thread, great scenic work in a very small space.)


Thanks Ian :D I like the look of what you have achieved so far, I do sometimes wish Ambassador Works was bigger!!

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Postby Ian-IoM » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:41 pm

Umm, confession, the stucco finish is Plasti-kote stone texture paint (alabaster), just buy a tin and spray it on :oops: (Looks quite effective but use it outside, you get a fair blizzard from the aerosol.)

The plan is for the wall to stay white, but it needs a bit of weathering and perhaps something growing up it would look nice (wonder if it faces south :roll: ), the building will probably get a light colour wash. Its made from plasticard with a bit of balsa reinforcement inside, I'll be adding some stonework detail above the arch and so on from Das clay once the plasti-kote is properly dry.

Btw, the layout is 29"x9" overall, the bit you can't see on the piccys is empty at the moment. A small shed / workshop will be going there in due course, design still at the doodling and head scratching phase...
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:09 am

Nice start Ian. The buildings give the layout a Mediterranean lookand reminds me of Adrian Stant's line http://www.almondblossomrailway.com/index.php

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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:41 pm



Blimey, the loco shed & carriage shed are just the look I was thinking of for the model, and my latest shed doodles are an open sided building with a row of arches down the side :shock:

I hadn't seen the almond blossom railway before, but I do like that style, perhaps with a dash of Portmeirion thrown in.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:07 pm

Done a bit at the other end now, an open workshop / shed building ...
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Having second thoughts about any colour wash on the buildings, perhaps just a weathered white paint finish might look less fussy, thinking of going with the Mediterranean theme though. Barrel tiles would look nice on the roof, a bit labour intensive to model but as I cheated on the wall finish I should probably go for individually laid barrel tiles as penance :roll:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:04 pm

Looking very gnice Ian.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:28 pm

for Med type tiles look no further than EMA who can supply the Plastruct 1/24th scale pantiles. Also as they are vac formed sheets they can be used to mould in plaster if you want.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:43 pm

Ian-IoM wrote:thinking of going with the Mediterranean theme though.
Already half there mate. :D
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:50 pm

I do like the shape of that workshop, I'm sure it'll look excellent when it's finished.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:51 am

Thanks for the comments folks, and thanks for the link Simon - I've had a poke about the site, lots of interesting stuff there.
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Postby scott b » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:43 pm

I like what you`ve done so far it is really going to have a med feel about it when you are finished, Time period?
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:53 pm

Your yellow loco looks great against the pale coloured walling. Looking forward to seeing more. 8)
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Postby michael » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:17 am

your whole layout is shaping up very nicely. I particularly like the terra cotta tile on the top of the wall.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:41 pm

Hi folks,

Not a lot of progress in the last week, but I've stared on the roofing...

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Still needs a bit of work, and weathering, but it's going the right direction. I'm cutting the tiles from some oval section conduit, they are a bit overscale but I like quite like a chunky look.

Sorry Scott, missed the question re time period. Umm, hadn't really thought about that to be honest, sometime in the last 50 years? Pretty vague so I can run anything that takes my fancy :?
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:19 pm

Not sure how I missed this, great atmosphere you are creating Ian. I really like the buildings/setting and the roof tiles look pretty good to me. Looking forward to further developments.
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Postby foswaldy13 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:52 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Not sure how I missed this,


We arent sure how you missed this either Steve. I thought you were aware of every post on this board. :wink: :lol:
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:03 pm

What did you paint the conduit with :?: Looks good 8)
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Postby martin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:04 pm

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:05 pm

foswaldy13 wrote:We arent sure how you missed this either Steve. I thought you were aware of every post on this board. :wink: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
No, far from it, wish I had the time to keep up with it all (says he who is editing pics to start yet another thread :roll: ) .
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Postby foswaldy13 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:16 pm

New pics from Steve? YEA!! :D :D Usually that means either photos of some great models, yours or someone elses, or some great minimum guage prototypes.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:55 pm

Jon Randall wrote:What did you paint the conduit with :?:

Oh Heck, it's the Plastikote again :roll: , an overall spray of red oxide then a lighter spray from above with "Butterscotch" gave a bit of shading/shadow effect, the roof isn't fixed yet so I can take it off and spray willy-nilly. Btw, on the wall coping tiles I sprayed red oxide then sponge wiped with a Dulux match pot of "Tuscan Terracotta", I'll try a bit of that on the roof tiles when they are all done to keep the overall colours matching. In the meantime its back to cutting up the conduit...
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Postby Dallas_M » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:16 am

Hi Ian --

The stucco walls and buildings look great ... the wooden door in the wall and the red roof tiles add warmth .. and all provide a great backdrop for the yellow loco. Look forward to seeing more!

PS -- I'll add to the list who say that the tiles you describe as "oversize" do indeed have a PLEASING chunky appearance! :wink:
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