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Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:31 pm
by brumrob
Hope this is not to boring but yes another clone ?
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I do all my building in cardboard (free from my local ALDI store),the textures are downloaded from:cgtextures.com and printmini.com.Where possible I recess windows and doors,will post more pictures soon.Thanks for the welcome messages.
Robin

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:39 pm
by Les
Very nice modelling Robin. The weathering on the door is great :D . The downloaded brick paper is very effective and doesn't look flat at all. Is it as it comes off the printer or do you texture it by rubbing it over a sheet of sandpaper or similar?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:43 pm
by Steve Bennett
Others may find it boring :lol: but I dont. If you hadn't mentioned it was a clone, I wouldn't have known from that photo.
I like the way you have incorporated the printed backdrop, it is far from obvious that it is printed, even larger than lifesize. Even the old standard HO/OO sleepers/ties dont look out of place.
I'm impressed and look forward to seeing more pics :)

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:21 pm
by foswaldy13
Very Nicely Done...However I would like to see some more pics as well. :wink:

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:36 pm
by dieselwater
Very Gnice modelling 8) I look forward to seeing more too. I think it's interesting to see different takes on the "simplicity sidings" concept.

Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:28 pm
by brumrob
Les,the brick paper is straight from the printer and is from :printmini.com.The critter is U/ERNIE chassis with card board body from a Weetabix box.
Robin

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:42 pm
by Nick Ellingworth
Nice work, I wouldn't mind seeing a few more photos if you've got some. :wink:

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:36 am
by elcamo
very nice :D i might try this paper stuff....

Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:37 pm
by brumrob
Some more pictures for you to look atImage

Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:39 pm
by brumrob
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Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:40 pm
by brumrob
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Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:48 pm
by brumrob
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I am sorry these are posted seperatley but I can not seem to load more than one picture.Things seem to be progressing well since I joined this forum as it is good to get an almost instant comments which makes you do a little more.

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:31 pm
by Les
A lot of atmosphere in a very small space! (Watch out, I shall be tempted to steal ideas for my next layout, based on the size of three A4 pages laid end to end, for the Wealden Railway Group challenge at Arundel in March).

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:49 pm
by Steve Bennett
Excellent Robin, I like this a lot. Now I wish I had done a split backscene, but it would have been more difficult to give the step-by-step instructions, so probably a good thing I didnt :lol: .
I suspect this is a bit bigger than the original, would you care to share the dimensions :wink:

Simplicity sidings clone.

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:26 pm
by brumrob
Hi Steve the dimensions are 23 inches by 7 inches,the scenic section is 14.50 inches and the traverser 8.50 inches I included the traverser as the box used was this length ( ALDI again box for transporting grapes and a very strong and rigid box).The section with the traveser I hope to add a disused factory wall as I hope to extend to a second section at a later date.The front section between the boards and end wall where causing a bit of a problem but tonight have decided to make this a canal side wall,Simplicity Basin perhaps.
Robin

Simplicity Clone

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:57 am
by Bilco
Very nice Robin - buildings, locos, details - everything! I particularly like your locos - similar to, but different from - and especially the construction from Weetabix - or is it the packets? :shock:

The photo of the loco in the first post isn't showing for some reason - any chance of reposting it?

Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:46 am
by brumrob
Hi Bill,
I am sorry if I misled you my locos are made from Weetabix packets and not Weetabix( they get too soggy when you paint them) .I have reposted the picture you wanted to see ,I do not know why it was deleted.
RobinImage

Re: Simplicity sidings clone.

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:51 am
by Steve Bennett
brumrob wrote:Hi Steve the dimensions are 23 inches by 7 inches,the scenic section is 14.50 inches and the traverser 8.50 inches I included the traverser as the box used was this length ( ALDI again box for transporting grapes and a very strong and rigid box).


Thanks Robin, a bit bigger, but it looks larger, so thats good :)

Simplicity Clone

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:32 pm
by Bilco
Many thanks Robin - although I see it's now reappeared at the top! Thanks, too, for the reassurance about the Weetabix. Image

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:12 pm
by dieselwater
Weetabix packets, Gnice 8) I use cornflake packets for mine :lol: Your locos look fantastic :D

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:06 pm
by gfadvance
Robin,

this is a really good version, really like the way you done the buildings - the look through the gate is so realistic and the wooden fencing on top of the wall is an idea I will be "borrowing".

Very impressive.

Very Gnice Work

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:34 pm
by Reid
Hello All

Just thought I would add my praise to this topic. It looks very gnice. And the fact that it has alot of card stock in it makes it even better.

WELL DONE.

Reid :D

Re: Simplicity sidings clone

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:27 pm
by Steve Bennett
brumrob wrote:I am sorry these are posted seperatley but I can not seem to load more than one picture.


Guess I must have been too busy looking at the pics, as I missed this.
You should be able to include multiple pics in a post and looking at what you have posted, I think you might possibly have tried to put all on the same line. It is best to put a pic link on it's own seperate line, something like this:

(img)http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af203/brumrob/simplysidingsnewset004.jpg(/img)

(img)http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af203/brumrob/simplysidingsnewset005.jpg(/img)

I changed the brackets from square ones to rounded so you could see the coding, when the correct brackets are used, it looks like this (hopefully :lol: )

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:56 pm
by brumrob
Thanks for the information Steve I will try that when I can find the rest of this set (one I prepared earlier thanks to the idea from Andrew Milner)then came along Simplicity Sidings and I was hooked.
RobinImage

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:22 pm
by foswaldy13
Robin, that second layout Looks even more wonderful than your first. I am eagerly awaiting more pics of it. :wink: :lol: