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by michael
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

I have done brickwork this way, so I gnow how much work you have set yourself up for.

Michael
by michael
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

spent some time today sorting out the turntable construction. first I cut a few circles out of some hard green card (old filing cabinet dividers) and some .020" styrene IMG_0660x1024.jpg next I glued the rails to the first layer of card and then added the first layer of styrene and glued it wit...
by michael
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Andy Anderson
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Andy Anderson

What a loss, Andy was such a great contributor to this forum, We had a great rapport over the issues of Bertrand at Macton and the goings on on cuddle, I smiled at Peter's comment about Sue going out and so he could make a mess in the kitchen. My deepest condolences to Sue and the Family. One of My ...
by michael
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Thanks Les, I have been doing a bit of furniture assembly the last day or so courtesy IKEA. I am getting closer to what I am looking for. Capture 0645.JPG ver 7 macton IIx1024.jpg I am making some more corrugated asbestos siding to fill in a bit better above the brick element with the doorway. Michael
by michael
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Hi Peter, your comment about the mystery beyond the entry to the "alley" is something that I also liked, somewhat similar to the overhead walkway on the original. As I am still playing with the massing the Ideal of depth is an important one, I believe I will be able to achieve this by crea...
by michael
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

The changes are continuing with some new ideas regarding the massing of the buildings to a more traditional factory type. brick 3 story macton IIx1024.jpg I still need to make some floor level adjustments, I am also going to connect all the structures along the back side of the layout this will give...
by michael
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 24073

Re: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.

I have to agree with Bill thanks for the recovery Peter. This forum seems to be a lot easier to replace ones own pictures in ones own threads than some others. so I appreciate all the work that you and Chris have been doing to fix these older threads of other builders that are full of gems.

Michael
by michael
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

Hi Chris, I am apparently active in this area again, after a sojourn of a little while from this form of modelling.

Michael
by michael
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Peter, glad you like the tool. I soldered up most of the track sections ready for the installment once the ends are squared up. ver 6 macton II overallx1024.jpg I think that the turntables will work out fine, I am going to see how easy it will be to operate them from below without using motors. ver ...
by michael
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS

Chris, thank you for doing this, Perhaps your example will lead to someone in other forums taking on the task as well. What photobucket did was clearly despicable, without grandfathering the images already in forums, or giving those who had them some time to make appropriate changes. They really hav...
by michael
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Hi Peter, thanks. The device is a custom third hand that I designed to hold just about anything instead of the cheap alligator clip type that are sold in hobby shops. I did come up with a production model that sells for $175 Canadian. The production model comes with a choice of a couple of toolmaker...
by michael
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Back home now, Are you planning on connecting the 3 story building with a walkway to the other building? Marty The old walkway suffered a fair bit of damage but I did like the concept. I am still cogitating about the new stone building, I am not sure about the stone it might end up either sandstone ...
by michael
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 201625

Re: Simplicity Sidings

Chris thanks for doing this. I gnow that Steve used the Brick Printies that I came up with for some early Macton work here they are again

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Michael
by michael
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

I like your solution Peter, it looks less cluttered, architecturally.

Michael
by michael
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 42930

Re: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)

I have been in touch with the national railway museum and have ordered a crew drawing of pet I understand that it is more detailed than the drawing in the crew narrow gauge system book.
I will be continuing my set of cad drawings.

Michael
by michael
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

This is on my phone so it's not going to be long, hi Marty thanks for the great compliment.
Peter it's from a drawing in Corel just a paper sheet.

Michael
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

I did a quick print this morning of a stone like multi story building to see what a different building would look like. i also removed the gantry at the back and am thinking that a smaller mobile type over the track to compliment the large beam type off the brick structure would give a little more f...
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 558
Views: 200273

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Enjoy the show Gavin

Michael
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

I managed to get out the to the shop just before I had to head downtown for a meeting. took a few pictures and this evening did a bit of cutting and pasting.

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I like the way this is shaping up I will need to make some more railings for sure.

Michael
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Hi Bill, I have not been out to the modelshop yet this morning, I am going to take some pictures of the railing straight on and also the wall with the columns, the existing columns might be too short so if I included some columns they would likely need to be taller. That said a slightly lower railin...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Bill funny you should suggest a see through fence, because I was thinking the same thing. Last night i was thinking a chain link type fence, but given the nature of the gate I think that a high wrought iron railing would be in keeping with the overall design,but just a little simpler. Just the raili...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Hi peter here is a tweaked version it is called ver 3 Macton ver 3 Macton.jpg When I get out to the shop in the morning I will do some 3d massing.and remove the corrugated iron behind the gate in the yard and slide it further to the left in front and also see how it looks behind the stone pillars Mi...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Hi Peter, what I like about your suggestion is that it gives the middle building some sense of volume by making the return. And placing another sandstone building at the gate end works nicely too. which is like the original in that the drawing office was next to the gate. I shall do some more tweaki...
by michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Peter I was clutching at straws with the left corner. i am thinking that it needs to be simple and clean, an extension of the asbestos siding perhaps.

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this might work better.

Michael
by michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: Macton II

Thanks Bill, yes the gate is one of my favourite pieces of modelwork. Here are some new pics showing two versions I am inclined to go with version 2 as it more closely resembles the original Macton. new layout 2017.x1024.jpg Here the gate has been moved and seems to be a more logical placement. ver ...

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