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A New Foreign Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:00 am
by DCRfan
I started the baseboard which will be the first of a modular estate tramway. Set somewhere in Britain it is the first foreign layout I've ever started :o This module will feature a canal scene.

The baseboard is 7mmm plywood 900 x 380 x 80 mm. The exterior has been sanded, all the nail holes filled and a coat of filler applied to the canal 'water'.

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Underneath the two central supports are just sitting in place. They won't be glued/nailed in place until the location of the points are confirmed.

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:43 am
by Gerry Bullock
DCRfan wrote:Underneath the two central supports are just sitting in place. They won't be glued/nailed in place until the location of the points are confirmed.


I sense a touch of wisdom in that statement Paul. :)
Look forward to how this develops, size is very similar to layout sitting just to my right as I type :!:

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:32 pm
by Steve Bennett
Nice bit of woodwork there Paul, make sure you keep it away from the drip from your garage roof :wink: . Looking forward to seeing it take shape.

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:05 pm
by DCRfan
Steve Bennett wrote:... make sure you keep it away from the drip from your garage roof ...


No drip in my garage, I'm back in the house :lol: The leak has been fixed :D

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:13 pm
by Glen A
A nice piece of work there Paul.

You won't catch me showing a picture of my base board, until there is plenty of wiring and some scenery to distract the eye from imperfections.

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:50 pm
by Rockley Bottom
A well made base board, I wished I had a complete idea of a layout. :!: :!:
I like the way that the work mate provides a ready made stand :) :)

Ralph

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:35 pm
by Gavin Sowry
:? Those are the permanent legs too, aren't they? (They come highly recommended).

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:42 pm
by Jon Randall
Gnice carpentry Paul.
I like he idea of a modular layout. Are you going to have the segments so you can run each one on it's own and also in any combination :?:
How many work-mates do you have :?: :roll:

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:56 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote::? Those are the permanent legs too, aren't they? (They come highly recommended).


Yup. Designed for workmate or sitting on a table 8)

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:59 am
by DCRfan
Jon Randall wrote:Gnice carpentry Paul.
Are you going to have the segments so you can run each one on it's own and also in any combination :?:
How many work-mates do you have :?: :roll:


That suggests forward planning so I couldn't possible comment or commit myself.

More workmates will be purchased as sales occur :lol:

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:11 am
by Glen A
DCRfan wrote:More workmates will be purchased as sales occur :lol:


Bunnings has then for $20 normal price in Christchurch. They don't get much cheaper than that!

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:14 am
by DCRfan
Cheers I'll check out the local branch

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:49 am
by Gavin Sowry
Glen A wrote:They don't get much cheaper than that!


:twisted: Oh yes they do.....The set under Ginglenook were a Christmas pressy, and the set under Haywards were 'borrowed' from my son. I've told him he does not want them back.

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:55 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:That suggests forward planning so I couldn't possible comment or commit myself.:lol:


'Where were you last night?'

'That's so long ago, I can't remember'

"Will I see you tonight?'

'I don't make plans that far in advance'

(Famous movie quote)

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:56 pm
by Jon Randall
'In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loyalist side.'

'I got well paid for it on both occasions.'

'The winning side would have paid you much better.'

:lol:

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:44 am
by scott b
Are we doing the entire script?

"Round up the usual suspects"

Scott B

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:57 am
by Gavin Sowry
scott b wrote:Are we doing the entire script?


:idea: Why not..... :?:

'Play it Sam!'

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:58 am
by DCRfan
And one from a movie I got on CD for $9.99 recently.

'It sounds a bit far-fetched. But, personally, I think it could be done.'

Hint - it is currently being remade in Wellywood and the UK :roll:

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:02 am
by chris stockdale
scott b wrote:Are we doing the entire script?

"Round up the usual suspects"

Scott B


This led me to the mental image of modeling a 'hill of beans' :shock:

:roll:

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:06 pm
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:And one from a movie I got on CD for $9.99 recently.

'It sounds a bit far-fetched. But, personally, I think it could be done.'

Hint - it is currently being remade in Wellywood and the UK :roll:


:roll: Top dollar, I only paid $6.99 for my copy of 'Dambusters'...I suppose that that film is somehow related to 'Casablanca', they were both Black and White. :roll:

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:39 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote: :roll: Top dollar, I only paid $6.99 for my copy of 'Dambusters'...I suppose that that film is somehow related to 'Casablanca', they were both Black and White. :roll:


$6.99 - I was ripped off :(
Related films - who cares :lol: :lol: What have either got to with new layout. Ah the films are both black & white and the baseboard will be black :roll:

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:21 am
by AndyA
Hint - it is currently being remade in Wellywood and the UK :roll:


This would be the big controversy over whether to change the name of the dog?

We have a family connection with this: although he didn't know it at the time, Sue's dad, then a specialist maker of coffin mouldings, worked on the cases for hte bombs. Now that would be a pretty unique setting for a layout.

regards
Andy A

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:48 am
by DCRfan
Peter Jackson stated the remake will be as realistic as possible. So will PC ness change the dogs name and will the dog even be real :cry: Probably it will be just a Weta Workshops robot :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:15 pm
by AndyA
Yep, you're right. Just like I remember my former railway layouts with nostalgia, I think in the original we had:

extrior, day

'dog running'

'car entering gate'

FX cut to shot of trees, sound of car brakes

interior, day

lowly LAC explaining that it was an accident.

This time, we'll have:

Exterior, day

CGI of car rounds corner. Driver and passenger are real bit-part actors morphed onto the shot, smiling at the guard as they get their passes out, driver is momentarily distracted and CGI of dog is squelched by CGI of car.

Close Up: CGI of shovel being used to mop up CGI of dog.

Interior, day

lowly LAC explaining that it was an accident, overlaid with a subtitle stating that no real dogs were hurt in the making of this sequence.

Roll credits.

Dog Wrangler.

Dog CGI team lead.

Dog CGI team, six members

Dog CGI team system administrator

DOG CGI team lead accountant (it used to be that th accountants actually got billing ahead of the folks who did the work. Personally, I blame the credit crunch.)

Assistant to lead accountant.

Car CGI team lead...
Car stylist...
Car CGI programmers (six)
Car tyre designer
Car tyre 'tweener
Car tyre renderers (two)

Trademark negotiator (I kid you not :) )
Product Placement negotiator
Product Placement accountant
Assistant to product placement accountant
Assistant product placement accountant (a different breed altogether)

Car CGI continuity (well-endowed young lady with a cup of coffee on a chain around her neck, who turns out to be the lead programmer's partner, regardless of the gender of the lead programmer)

Shovel CGI provided by...

regards
Andy A

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:45 pm
by Panda
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