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by tom yorke
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

So am I Steve! Most of the structures will be hanging off the cliffs and supported by numerous bits of lumber (card) in a hap-hazard fashion. Very rickety looking. I got as far as I did because I wanted to figure out if this thing would actually work. It looks like it will so I can back off a little...
by tom yorke
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: critter
Replies: 9
Views: 3998

Looks to me like a "Binford" model.

Tom
by tom yorke
Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

I'll be sending a few photos of work so far tomorrow. The base is finished and I have one structure almost done - just to see how it would go with all card construction. Takes me back to the good old days when that was the "prefered" material! Now comes the fun of plotting all the track up...
by tom yorke
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

Michael, I just returned home from the art store with about $20 worth of card and paper. I decided to use a product called Blackboard for the base. It is about 3/32" thick, black and very tough. I figured that this was the most important part of the whole thing, so better not screw this up. Do ...
by tom yorke
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

Looks great Steve! Here we go -- I like the wood wall. But no matter. The scene looks great with whatever wall is used. The shed looks fine too. I have started the planning for "The Last Resort" on paper, in paper. Mostly I plan in my head. Don't bother to waste time on paper, but this tim...
by tom yorke
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

Michael, Thanks for the info. I have no problem doing "wood" with card and I know the bridges would be plenty strong. It's those dang columns. They are supposed to be decorative - like turnings. That IS a problem with paper. But I guess I could just use card "wood" instead. Maybe...
by tom yorke
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 147145

I'm coming late on this, but I've read all the posts and it sounds very interesting. My mind is always designing new stuff that I'd like to do, but of course the problem is time, not ideas! This challenge has really got me interested though. Think I'll have to try it. Afterall, we do have two weeks ...
by tom yorke
Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout under construction in Germany
Replies: 75
Views: 43619

Alex,
Well, I think I am glad I didn't sell my Bachmann Climax! That looks great! I love it. Now I know what I will just have to do with mine! Hope you don't mind a clone running over here on my island line. Again -- it looks great, as does all else on your line.

Tom
by tom yorke
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Yorke 0-6-0t
Replies: 1
Views: 7396

Yes, it is a large loco and yes, it does have a large overhang. However, I am staying as close to prototypical dimensions and proportions as I can. The dead space between cab and tank is supposed to be there. Of course, things are just placed on top of one another for the photo and not necessarily i...
by tom yorke
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Thomas Yorke Tractor Loco
Replies: 1
Views: 4799

Thanks for posting my little beast. This pictured loco used the Bachmann motor block as stated. The tractor engine is from a pickup truck model in 1/24 scale. This was the load in the bed. It is a resin casting and I wish it were available as a separate item! (The truck is a fairly nice '37 Ford by ...
by tom yorke
Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) To Prime or Not to Prime?
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

I use an auto primer for all of my models of plastic or resin. Gray plasti-kote is the best I have found. It provides a good ground upon which to work. One point, if you use water base paints (and I do), it will not stick too well to knife edges. You need to slightly round the edge to provide more s...
by tom yorke
Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 22120

Corr. Iron

I make my own in 1/2" scale with the use of a little machine I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. It is made by Fiskars for crimping paper. It will take a piece of stock about 7" wide. Cost is about $16.00, but many times you can get a 40% off coupon. I use K&S soft aluminum sheet between two pieces of scr...

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