The Prince Consorts Library - An Amazing Backdrop

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The Prince Consorts Library - An Amazing Backdrop

Postby DCRfan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:54 am

When I saw this picture it just screamed backdrop to me.

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A small railway appearing from one of the arches with a loading dock under the veranda to the left 8)
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Postby Korschtal » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:47 pm

Special book carrying wagons?
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Postby KEG » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:57 am

We simply pile our books on flatcars.

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But we think about aquiring one or two more of these Lasergang-Shop vegetable transporter-kits, to be used as a Rolling Library


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Found the books as a free download at "Jim´s Printable Minis"

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:40 am

KEG wrote:We simply pile our books on flatcars.

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I always have lots of fun with your replies and use of small animals :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tomo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:09 am

I'm surprised Juergen that with all the different animals and critters that call your Railroad home there is not a Book Worm.

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Postby KEG » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:09 am

Sorry, the Book Worms are "Gone Fishing" But the Librarian just returned from the Pub.


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It is a metal figure, modelled after a 19th Century Spitzweg-Painting.

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Postby ijopson » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:44 pm

sticking with the 'animal' theme - shouldn't the Librarian be an Orang-Utang?

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Postby KEG » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:49 am

Sorry, I don´t get the joke with the Orang-Utan-Librarian. Please illustrate with a picture of Your library.

So far, I seem to be the only one, who actually transports books in or on Gn15 models.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:17 am

:? All this talk of animals.... latest addition to our household is a cute little kitten, called Alley Cat, or is that Elle, or, if you are of the French persuasion, L E Cat. :roll: :roll:
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Postby ijopson » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:43 pm

re. the Orang Utang. The author Terry Pratchett, instigator of the 'Discworld' series of fantasy books, includes in many of them a university of Magic. The unfortunate librarian was turned into an Orang Utang after a magical Accident. A little Google of 'Discworld Miniatures' will b ring up an illustration. The books (over 20 now) are well worth the read. My wife won't let me read them in her proximity as I laugh too much.

Sorry, but no pictures of my library, it's too disorganised - though I can find anything I want in it.

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Postby Adrian » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 am

G'day

ijopson wrote:-
Sorry, but no pictures of my library, it's too disorganised - though I can find anything I want in it.
Unfortunately I have the totally different problem.......my library is totally organised but I can't find anything, as my sister, who did the organising, went back to the UK without explaining how and where.

Luckerly she is due back in about a week.

I'm surprised Juergen that with all the different animals and critters that call your Railroad home there is not a Book Worm.
Remember that a bookworm spends its life inside the books and so there might be dozens of them but totally invisible from the outside.

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Postby michael » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:26 pm

Juergen, your ability to set up a scene that is perfect for the new topic is amazing! I imagine that you have a set of drawers with all the props cataloged so that you can find them at a moments notice.
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Postby KEG » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Sometimes I have the props to illustrate a story at hand. sometimes I simply load them down from the net, or buy them at the next event. Found Fraeulein Rottenmeier (from a Japanese Heidi cartoon series) and her kittens in Dortmund this afternoon for € 7,95:

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Cut her off the base and arranged her on a Gn15 wagon. Very simple and only a few minutes work.


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Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi Juergen

Great stuff, well up to your standard, They are always well thought out and "staged"

May have some pictures soon..... We have been putting a few changes to Smithies Yard. I have just added slips to the factory chimney, 24inch tall.
Plus the boiler house. about 7,000 slips so far looks more in keeping with the rest of the buildings

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Ps. we once had a book in Yorkshire but it was stolen by a chap from Lancashire, but he could not read either! :cry: :cry:

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Postby rockershovel » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:55 am

if we're doing book jokes, there's a gag in one of Tom Sharpe's South African books where the suggestion is raised of a book as a birthday present for the Kommandant, but dismissed on the grounds that he already has one..
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Postby KEG » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:43 am

I must admit, I never buy books. The little reading I am doing, I might as well write myself

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