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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:41 am
by DCRfan
For the last few days I've been working on the wharf stone wall.

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Am I right in assuming it would be made from fairly hard stone which would be various shades of grey?

The clay on the bottom of the wall store wall (which is still to be trimmed) is to make the interface with the wharf a bit neater.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:50 pm
by tstone
Wow, nice stuff. It's really coming together well.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:27 am
by DCRfan
I vowed to keep the electrics to a minimum so manual point controls using rods accessable from either side of layout are order of the day.

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The 'knobs' are small metal jewelry beads :shock:
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As the layout is portable I thought protection for the end of the rods would be required

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:05 pm
by Gerry Bullock
Grey would be right Paul. A Google Image search of "Wharf Wall" as well as the usual rubbish revealed this.

I agree about the protection for the manual control however I prefer the cutout in the layout side approach to reduce aggro when loading into a vehicle if space is tight. :wink:

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:23 am
by DCRfan
Gerry,

I'd done an 'innie' point control once before so decided to try an 'outtie' as something different :lol:

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:02 am
by DCRfan
I found this Gniffy little figure at local Miniatures exhibition

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:29 am
by DCRfan
The crane is starting to make progress.

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The vertical pole which rotates on the base and within the rear supports will be fitted with a fixed boom on the mount close to the bottom

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:08 am
by dieselwater
Good progress. Your loco/wagon looks interesting, any details?

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:59 pm
by Glen A
DCRfan wrote:The crane is starting to make progress.

The vertical pole which rotates on the base and within the rear supports will be fitted with a fixed boom on the mount close to the bottom


Oh, an operating crane. I do like things that move :wink:

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:26 am
by DCRfan
dieselwater wrote:Good progress. Your loco/wagon looks interesting, any details?


It is something from the murky Gnatterbox past. It is based on Diema Gütertriebwagen GT 5 and GT 10. These have total hopper capacities of 5 and 10 tonne respectively. I called it a GT 2 as I calculated the hoppers would hold 2 tonne. It was introduced at
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=663&highlight=gt2

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:21 pm
by dieselwater
Thanks Paul,

Interesting loco. It's got me thinking. Maybe I could knock up a mini skip/critter 8)

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:04 am
by DCRfan
Cough, cough, cough. I've just blown the dust off this project as I've decided to include in our group display at an exhibition 2nd weekend of next month - nothing like a little pressure :P

But off to a bad start this evening, as I brought the baseboard in from the garage I dropped the narrowboat. The dummy motor broke away inside the engine room ....... :evil: Note to self - add attaching the boat to the baseboard to the work list. Perhaps I will light the interior of engine room at the same time.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:29 pm
by chris69
Hi Paul,
love how you are doing the building and quay walls.Coming along quite nice.Also the crane looks absolutely great.Looking forward to your progress.

I followed the link on your critter ,unfortunately not much there.Could you give us some rough dimensions?
Also did you hide the drive of the loco in the bins?

Greetings
Chris :roll: :shock: :roll: :shock: 8)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:30 am
by Gavin Sowry
:? Got a name for this layout yet. :?:

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:56 am
by chris69
Hi Paul,
found some pictures of the "real" one with a center cab.

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I also found a picture of the auto dump cars that go with the unit.

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There was also a smaller 2 axle version

Greetings
Chris :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:30 am
by dieselwater
Hi Paul,

Looking forward to seeing the layout develop further. I really like your stonework.


Thanks for posting the detailed pics Chris :D I would like to make my own version for Rustfield Scrapyard. Just studying these gives me enough info to do it Propper gnoice 8) :lol:

Diema GT2

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:40 am
by DCRfan
The Diema GT 5 I based my model on was (is?) at the Feld-und Werkbahnmuseum Oekoven. Unfortunately their very detailed website has gone west so I have attached scans of some photos they sent me, my construction plan GT 2 in 1-24th scale and a picture showing the placement of the power bogie in the front hopper. The dummy loads have been removed. The second bogie also picks up track power. Also picture with a figure to provide an idea of scale.

The prototype started as an automatic model but a cab was tacked onto the end at some stage in its life. I really like all the controls. Of course I have modelled all of them :wink:

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Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:25 pm
by chris69
Hi Paul,
thanks for the great pictures and especially the sketch.Helps a lot.
I had an idea using the BACHMANN HO Tram drives to power one of these critters.But I like your solution better.

Greetings
Chris :roll: :shock: :roll: :shock: :lol: 8)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:49 pm
by dieselwater
I like the cab detail 8) I'll have to adapt it so it's smaller, but looking at your smashing model, I think I can work something out :roll: :wink: :)

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:49 am
by DCRfan
Cobbled courtyard has been laid and clay placed on workshop shell ready for carving to represent stone. I have not decided if the courtyard wall in the foreground will be brick or stone.

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 pm
by Simon Andrews
I have not decided if the courtyard wall in the foreground will be brick or stone.


Why not both? I quite often see older walls and buildings with a mix of different stone or brick due to repair or extention at different times of there existence.

Simon.

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:40 pm
by dieselwater
It's coming on a treat Paul :) I think a diffrent material for the wall would add variety to the layout. Either way, It's going to look great 8)

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:11 am
by DCRfan
I agree that a different material is required. I am sick of cutting out bricks :P

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Now to make the brutresses at the ends and at the bend

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:32 am
by dieselwater
Gnice wall 8) How did you make it?

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:40 pm
by Glen A
I agree, nice wall.
What size did you cut the bricks?
They look just right.
I have been thinking that I should have a go at this method myself.