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by backwaterscotland
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

Thanks Peter, I've tried doing scenery with just polystyrene in the past and it works fine for a static layout but bits tend to break away in transport and you end up with a white patch. Covering it in newspaper gives a hard shell that resists damage a little although the edges of the newspaper piec...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

More progress. The next board (to the right of the shed board) is going through a brown phase. Hillside built up from polystyrene sheet covered in newspaper and PVA then painted brown. Still not completely happy with the contours, especially in the cutting, but getting there. Crundells_301117_0001.J...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

I'm still modelling Gn15 with a new layout well under construction and doing modelling demonstrations at shows in Scotland every few months (Falkirk this coming weekend)

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

Progress is continuing but much more slowly than I'd like. The "shed" board now has all of the buildings in place and the basic scenery done. I still need to sort the roofs, fit the doors and do some detailing. DSCF5430.JPG DSCF5431.JPG I've also made a start on the next board by carrying ...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: A delightful animated railway
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: A delightful animated railway

southpier wrote:nice sound a drawings, but I get no "action"


On my desktop computer it uses the left and right arrow keys

Andy
by backwaterscotland
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: A delightful animated railway
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: A delightful animated railway

Wonderfully whimsical - feels a little like Ivor the Engine as pencil drawings.

Thanks for sharing.

Andy
by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale on H0 track
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: 1/12 scale on H0 track

For a driver - tamiya do a 1/14th scale driver figure as a kit which might suit : http://www.ebay.fr/itm/TAMIYA-RC-Tractor-Truck-Driver-Figure-1-14-Assembly-Kit-56536-/401381965254?hash=item5d743abdc6:g:75EAAOSwENpZjIRF Also, keep an eye out in charity/thrift shops for kids toys to convert - a figur...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

Due to family visiting, Crundells was stored away for a few weeks but I've dug it out again and made some progress. The buildings have had their main colours painted and the start of weathering applied. I've been experimenting with Vallejo Air paints with the airbrush and it looks pretty good. Most ...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

Slow progress but progress none the less. The mock up buildings have been replaced by their actual counterparts. The shed is artist mounting board with slaters embossed plasticard either side while the big building is mounting board and plasticard with a wooden supporting frame of 8mm stripwood. I'v...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

Managed some progress. I've built up some of the hills and banks using polystyrene cut with a hot wire, newspaper and PVA glue. It's then had a quick coat of brown emulsion to see how it looks. I've also started mocking the buildings up from foam board - good thing I did as the shed height, to scale...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 31, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Crundells Estate

I actually started this a few weeks ago so the initial progress might seem fast. I built up the levels for the shed board using plywood, topped with cork and laid track. The point motors have been fitted and the wiring droppers installed. Track is Peco 0-16.5 with a couple of Code 83 inspection pits...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 31, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Crundells Estate

I know estate railways are a fashionable around here at the moment and here's another one :D I started planning this a few years ago when I saw a photo of the shed at Duffield Bank and the multi level aspect appealed so I've been picking up bits and pieces towards this. The big impetus was the acqui...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 4657

Re: Project X

I like it - you've captured the feel of the cartoons well.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 218615

Re: Sources of figures

Are they already painted? otherDoc Yes, they come ready painted - paintwork looked good. One thing to watch is that Bachmann have very similar figures in the same poses/colour schemes in both G-scale (item 22-176) and 16mm (16-701) - the 16mm ones are a bit "chunkier" - the ones Juergen l...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 218615

Re: Sources of figures

At a show over the weekend, once of the traders was showing me some new 16mm figures from Bachmann. Sizewise, the height was about the same as the Bachmann G-scale figures but they were much heavier built. From the weight, I would have said cast resin. Price was £22 per pair. http://www.bachmann.co....
by backwaterscotland
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th Ford Transit Van
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: 1/24th Ford Transit Van

The Italeri kit is a reissue of the old ESCI kit. A search around the web shows some very well done conversions including this one to a drop side body : http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index.php?s=faca3e4fbf2706cdff4644b9c1997297&showtopic=6729&view=findpost&p=228531 I'll see if my ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

It's been a while but I've built most of the toolboxes and workshop equipment. Toolboxes were fiddly but manageable, everything else went together with a little fettling. Photos show most of the items in their basic colours - nothing fancy, Matt black, landrover green, tank grey, silver and red. DSC...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What Find in Scotland?
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: What Find in Scotland?

One possibility as you head up or back from Dundee is the Almond Valley Railway at Livingston (just west of Edinburgh) - 2-foot 6 inch gauge with some ex-mod stock - I put some photos of it up a few years ago here : http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9391 The other well known one is the...
by backwaterscotland
Fri May 06, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

Hi folks, I received a parcel of bits from Kit Form Services this morning which I thought might be of interest. Service was excellent - I emailed Howard on wednesday night, had a reply and paid for the parts thursday morning and received a parcel containing said parts on friday. I ordered 3 lots of ...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: A4 Diorama

Well, Model Rail Scotland has now passed and the results are in. A4_comp.jpg 3 entries this year (that's 3 up on last year and 2 up on the year before). One 0-gauge, 1 00-gauge and 1 Gn15. Trophy went to the 0-gauge diorama as the judge could "see what the purpose of it was" (whatever that...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: A4 Diorama

I think I'm finished. The only thing I'm really not happy about is that the PVA dried shiny under the static grass but I'll live with it. Some sunshine today so a couple of atmospheric shots : finished1.jpg finished2.jpg I'll let you know how I get on at the challenge judging :shock: Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: A4 Diorama

The end gets closer. Static grass applied, details started on the building.

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Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: A4 Diorama

More progress. Polystyrene covered with paper mache and painted with emulsion paint. Building painted, windows boarded up, door constructed (thin card, rivets embossed, spray painted silver). Starting to come together now. Last major item to do is static grass and then onto detailing and weathering....

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