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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:45 am

Looking good Gerry, I may have missed is but what size is it now?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:42 am

Thanks Steve details will be added over next 10 days albeit Many will only appear on Show days as they'll move around.

Mark Goodwin wrote:Gerry,

Those apples on your tree(s) look like Russets to me - such fine detail in 1/24th. The farm building is impressive - I can't wait to see it finished.
Best wishes,
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The already assembled trees are from Ceynix however I wasn't told what variety they were. :wink:
My own creation used a bunch of apples from Steve, so maybe he can enlighten us on the variety. :lol:

Jon Randall wrote:Looking good Gerry, I may have missed is but what size is it now?


I've just measured it Jon as it's still assembled in the conservatory.
2.52m in length x 0.50m at widest point behind the Stables complex, the remainder is 0.40m wide (Farm) and 0.45m wide (Cider).
However if you include the basement railway there's an additional operating area of 1.1mx0.45m.
From comments received at shows with Guys Fizz-Bang Tram I'm going to have to purchase a hand mirror to enable those of advanced years to see what's featured behind the viewing apertures in the Basement area.
:roll:
They wouldn't want to miss the ghost nor, I guess, the nude in the Artist's Studio. :lol: :twisted:
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Postby Glen A » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:46 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:View of Gneiss Cider from the Farm.
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Looking fabulous Gerry. And once all the details are on it, it will look even better.
3 Layouts in one! 8)
The black front gives it a real professional look.

I love the way the track snakes around the back of the buildings, and the curves make it look so natural.
Just enough sidings and track to make it interesting to operate.

I bet you are looking forward to see what reaction you get to the new underground cellar section. I reckon the ghost will be a real hit!
Good luck for the show.

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Postby Adrian » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:49 am

G'day Gerry

The layouts are looking good.
Should be a hit at the show.

From comments received at shows with Guys Fizz-Bang Tram I'm going to have to purchase a hand mirror to enable those of advanced years to see what's featured behind the viewing apertures in the Basement area.

I also have had thoughts about layout heights verses kid/adult heights and thought that a couple of periscopes that could be lent out could be a useful accessory at a model show.
Would probably need to be anchored to stop them 'wandering' to other stands though.
Have a good show and enjoy yourself
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:13 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:My own creation used a bunch of apples from Steve, so maybe he can enlighten us on the variety. :lol:


Do you expect me to know that, I only painted them :lol:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:46 am

Looks good Gerry.

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Postby backwaterscotland » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:50 am

Very impressive, I can see people spending a long time in front of the layout before they spot all the details :D

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks Guys, hopefully Andy I can spot all the details as well :? as I'm still looking for my Apple Picker who's gone AWOL somewhere. :roll:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:43 pm

I'm using Steve's Hawe as the basement power unit using a Black Beetle; now loaded and Jerry (SLM) installed as driver.

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I've now populated the layout albeit only the Barman and his Bar Counter are fixed.
Comments welcomed as to whether the scene is overcrowded or not. :?:

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Postby Glen A » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:39 pm

Its certianly not over crowded.
The more details the better.
It looks great! 8)

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Postby Adrian » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:07 am

G'day Gerry
Personally I like a 'well populated' layout.
Plenty of people and other little details that bring a scene to life.

I do hope that the patrons sitting at the tables will have their glasses and/or lunches by the time you show the layout again. Service looks a little slow.
The bee hive also looks a bit lonely ---- maybe another couple or even a apiarists or two ?

By the way you do realise that this is the part of layout building that seems to take most of the time ?
But you really do have a good base to build on.

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Postby Artizen » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:20 am

Big thumbs up.
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Postby Geeky Gecko » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:54 am

Looks great, Gerry.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:23 pm

Thanks guys the Pub clientele are now firmly in place.
As for drinks Adrian I do have some glasses - difficult to find them small enough to be believable. The food maybe awhile coming, kitchen a tad overworked. :lol:
Beehive probably won't feature as there's already 3 on tuther half of layout.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Here's the tables with lunch.

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Now for a laugh, the guy feeding the baby hasn't got a drink; reason - well he's due to have a large glass of red wine BUT when I came to fill the plastic glass with a reddish ink it flowed straight down the HOLLOW stem and out the bottom. :shock:
Cured by plugging hole with dab of PVA.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:48 pm

Gerry,

With three small children at his table he's going to need more than a glass of red wine.................
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:35 pm

That pub might feature on the TV program Hotel Inspector :P

The garden bar is right next to the piggery with a beehive close by and the patrons are glued to their chairs so they can't get away :lol: It's only redeeming feature is the excellent view of the railway (and possibly the beer).
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Postby Artizen » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:56 pm

I can see the Elf and Safety morons having a field day here. No safety fence between the patrons and the trip hazard at the cellar door and the railway tracks!

Big thumbs up for all the details though. Really liking this layout.
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Postby Adrian » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:04 am

G'day Gerry

THAT's a lot better :D
(not to say the earlier photo's were not good)

It is a problem finding suitable 'table-ware' isn't it ?
But it really does bring the site to life.

Well done :!:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:17 am

Great work!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 am

Mark Goodwin wrote:Gerry,

With three small children at his table he's going to need more than a glass of red wine.................
Great detailing,
Mark


There'll be 4 at the show. :lol:

DCRfan wrote:That pub might feature on the TV program Hotel Inspector :P

The garden bar is right next to the piggery with a beehive close by and the patrons are glued to their chairs so they can't get away :lol: It's only redeeming feature is the excellent view of the railway (and possibly the beer).


Way before that programme Paul, besides this is the era when a bit a dirt/muck did nobody any harm. :twisted:

Artizen wrote:I can see the Elf and Safety morons having a field day here. No safety fence between the patrons and the trip hazard at the cellar door and the railway tracks!

Big thumbs up for all the details though. Really liking this layout.


Interestingly Ian you've all missed the serious accident that occurred last week. :shock: :lol:
Go back and look again at the photos, there's a major incident featured. :roll:

Adrian wrote:G'day Gerry

THAT's a lot better :D
(not to say the earlier photo's were not good)

It is a problem finding suitable 'table-ware' isn't it ?
But it really does bring the site to life.

Well done :!:


Thanks Adrian and all the others for your kind comments, effectively this is the first layout (Fizz-Bang was a Club effort) I've ever completed.
By the way the tableware came from http://www.homesinminiature.co.uk/.
Lyn has the best range of 1/24 Dolls House items available.
Her comment when she saw what I'd done with her food/drink:
"Wow it looks like a picture of a real pub scene! "

Two of the wall mounted espaliers are in place, third will have to wait as it's my Grandaughter's 13th today - family dinner later.
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Postby Artizen » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:05 am

I've used my 30 seconds wisely and gone back two pages but can't find the major incident at all. Any clues?
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:37 am

Artizen wrote:I've used my 30 seconds wisely and gone back two pages but can't find the major incident at all. Any clues?


:lol: You dont need to go back, it's on this page.
I cant enter as it was me who pointed it out to Gerry :roll:
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:04 am

:shock: :shock: Oh no someone left their head lying between the tracks :roll: Or did it roll out of the pig pen, just what are they feeding the pigs :?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:51 am

DCRfan wrote::shock: :shock: Oh no someone left their head lying between the tracks :roll: Or did it roll out of the pig pen, just what are they feeding the pigs :?


No Paul, not pig fodder. It belongs to Bert who's peering into the basement, he doesn't really need it as it can't be seen by the public. :wink:
Now looking for a body for it.
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