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Accident modelling

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:49 am

I'm considering modelling the results of an accident where a Loco has crashed through the end wall of a building. :roll:
I'd be interested to know what others think about my proposal.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:31 pm

Yes I know about the Paris accident Juergen. Cafe Rouge, a restaurant chain in the UK, uses that photo as one of its French Theme photos.
I don't plan to include the Loco just the results :!:
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Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:51 pm

G'day Gerry

Sorry ........ but if you intend to show the damage you should also include the culprit :lol: :lol: :lol:

This will give you an excuse to build a loco only half inch long.

And also a mini scene with emergency personal and vehicles.

(bet you wish you joined the 'snowdrop' challenge as you would have had a crane ready to go !)

Great idea by the way ...... life is never perfect.

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Postby Oztrainz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:44 pm

G'day Gerry,
It might be worthwile spending a few minutes viewing one of the earlier Thomas episodes where he overan the buffers and visited the station master for breakfast.

Nothing like some more inspiration for a loco through a building scenario :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:09 am

Perhaps I didn't explain what I was intending very well.
I need to modify the Wellington Boot Factory which has become the Gneiss Cider Plant.
Why, well with apples in and cider out I didn't want apple wagons entering and leaving so a fiddle yard was needed at rear.
Painting by Peter Barnfield upon which the model is based has a barn end to right which allows a fiddle to rear.
However at LH end there's wooden doors as an entrance BUT no exit at rear.
Needing to scenic rear of Richard Andrew's building I began cladding/ rendering the rear side.
:oops: :oops: I forgot I needed an exit, solution :idea: smash through rear wall (now completed) as though some idiot had impacted it.
So this is what I ended up with:

Two shots showing wall built as per Richard's style at front of building.
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Accident results:

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I know the track shouldn't be there, with Steve's help I've now know how to exit wall without the track.

Here's the final version before installation onto layout (That will be Much Later this Autumn :roll: )

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Postby Artizen » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:45 am

Lots of loose bricks on the ground would make it work for me.

Gnice use of pepper(?) seeds for apples too!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:11 am

Artizen wrote:Lots of loose bricks on the ground would make it work for me.

Gnice use of pepper(?) seeds for apples too!


The loose bricks are about 250 miles away at the moment :lol:
Well spotted, the apples are indeed white pepper seeds. I have been searching for some for years, since I first saw these by Richard Andrews.
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:31 am

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Thought this may be of interest Gerry. Made about 10 years ago in 1:35 scale. They never did fill the shell hole in! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:11 am

That's great Ralph; makes mine look amateurish - which it is. :roll: :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:28 pm

Gerry,

To complete the scene you need a shocked face peering out through the edge of the hole.

See set HH30 http://www.greenwichgateway.com/hornetandwolf/hornet/headsets/index.htm
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:10 pm

DCRfan wrote:Gerry,

To complete the scene you need a shocked face peering out through the edge of the hole.

See set HH30 http://www.greenwichgateway.com/hornetandwolf/hornet/headsets/index.htm


Great idea Paul but this area is the fiddle yard so he'd need to be automated to avoid being decapitated by the frequent deliveries of apples. :lol:
However the wrecked Loco will be on display adjacent to this area. Built ages ago I can now use it on a layout.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Glen A » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:10 pm

I love the hole in the shed Gerry. It looks great! And so much better than if you had put a proper door in it.

It you did want to put a man there and there is room in the shed for him to be clear of the wagons, you could put him on a rod and slide him in and out just like the rod in tube idea for controlling point blades.

Then you could slide him out so he appears only every so often and the movement would probably be enough to draw some peoples attention to him.


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