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Postby underworld » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:42 pm

The pipe cleaner/tinsel garland idea is really cool 8) The addition of silver does really set it off. I've seen some very tiny decorated trees from doll house suppliers, so I think you can definitely fit one in if you would like
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Postby Glen A » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:52 am

After a couple of sessions making up little boxes, I thought that I had made enough.

But when stacking in the shelves they don't take up as much space as you would think.

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So now another batch is required to go down the bottom.

I also added a "Days until Christmas" board at the top, as per Adrian's suggestion.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:05 am

Glen A wrote:After a couple of sessions making up little boxes, I thought that I had made enough.

But when stacking in the shelves they don't take up as much space as you would think.


You need to get the Elves working on making more :wink:
It's a great little scene Glen, coming together really well now.
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Postby Tomo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:02 pm

The interior looks very nice and dare I say, bordering on magical!

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Love the way it's all coming together.

A suggestion if I may re the Good Children/Bad Children. As there are (probably) quite a lot of both in the world should there be the headings as plaques with loads of paper lists underneath with the names pinned to a board ? Obviously only the top piece of paper for each needs to have names showing. It would indicate just how busy Santa is going to be...

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Postby jacko » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:10 pm

is that a lazy gnome sleeping in the picture :?
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Postby Glen A » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:22 pm

Chris Stockdale wrote:Love the way it's all coming together.

A suggestion if I may re the Good Children/Bad Children. As there are (probably) quite a lot of both in the world should there be the headings as plaques with loads of paper lists underneath with the names pinned to a board ? Obviously only the top piece of paper for each needs to have names showing. It would indicate just how busy Santa is going to be...

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Thanks for the idea. I'll see what I can do.

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Postby Glen A » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:26 pm

jacko wrote:is that a lazy gnome sleeping in the picture :?


No, it's an elf. I wondered if someone was going to notice him. :roll:
He has collapsed after wrapping presents continuously for 363 days. :lol: :lol:

p.s. made a bit more progress today, which I was going to share with you, but now I've been called into work :roll: so pictures will have wait until later.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:08 am

The sleeping elf
Should be on a shelf.
If he was a gnome
He'd have been sent home. :lol:

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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:47 pm

Looks great but aren't you missing something :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:50 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Looks great but aren't you missing something :lol:

No! don't. :twisted: now you are only encouraging me. :lol: :lol:
I haven't seen that before :idea: and it's just given me an idea of how to make reindeer legs move by mounting them on to the crank of a steam engine wheel. But will have to come back to that idea at the end (if there is time before the show).

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Postby Glen A » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:56 am

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Very close to the final arrangment now. There appear to be be big gaps when you look at this photo, but this is an enlargement of a small area. And when you take in the whole scene there are already more details than you will have time to take in, in the short time it this section is visible as the layout rotates around.
Or that is the excuse I am using for not doing much more :roll:

The elf's are not glued in yet. There may end up being more added depending on how many more I build, and where they get placed around the layout.

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:28 am

You're having way too much fun making this :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tomo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:24 am

DCRfan wrote:You're having way too much fun making this :lol: :lol:


I know that I'm getting joy from watching the construction!

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Postby Adrian » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:28 am

G'day Glen

WOW ! !

Your last photo really blew me away :D :D

Everything seems to have come together really well.

Can't see anything else you could add to that scene that could improve it :lol: :lol:

Just interested to see what happens outside now :?: :?: :?:

Well done :!: :!:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:39 am

Looks fantastic Glen, all fits together really well.
This will I'm sure be very popular with kids of all ages when you show it.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:19 am

It happens almost everywhere;

And the North Pole is no exception.

Most of the team working hard inside, except for one individual who sneaks off to play.... :roll:


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And in keeping with Gerry's inspired theme for using rivets ( http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8616&start=45);
the ski poles were made from pop rivets. I cut back the outer shell (original below). Thanks Gerry.
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:24 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:52 am

G'day Glen

Nice touch with the skier and the associated details.

Now you just need a slightly larger snow mound next to the existing one with just two feet sticking out ?

Coming along nicely

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:55 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
The skier looks terrific Glen.
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:23 am

The speed effected Santa hat is a great detail :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks for the comment.
Yes that mound of snow was supposed going to have 2 ski’s sticking out. But as you can see its not big enough and not quite in the right place, so I'll will need to revisit that later.

Also the speed effect on the hat is not as good as I wanted. I had to try and reshape the existing hat without totally breaking it.

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Postby Glen A » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:20 pm

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The engineers have come up with a curved plate girder bridge, the first for the North pole, (and possibly the world!)
Luckliy this is a whismy layout, so I was able to cheat! :wink:
Trying to build a straight one on such at tight curve would have looked all wrong.
Its just made out of cardboard.

Layout has also had its first covering of snow . Next time I'll shot the photo against the light so you can see the small hills :roll:

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Postby Adrian » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:49 am

G'day Glen
The engineers have come up with a curved plate girder bridge, the first for the North pole, (and possibly the world!)
Luckliy this is a whismy layout, so I was able to cheat!
You could always say that it started straight but got bent in the last earth tremor :D

By the way have actually seen a curved girder bridge on a HO layout .....
It looked TOTALLY wrong .......
However yours looks, somehow, right :!: :roll: :wink:
Ah :!: The joys of Gn15 :!:

Looking forward to seeing all the elements coming together soon.
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Postby Igor » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:08 pm

A good idea to start building a Christmas layout at this time of year. I always get inspired to build one at Christmas and then don't have time :( before the 25th :lol: .
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