The T.P.&K Railway

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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:43 pm

Hi Geoff,

Well, you don’t seem to downcast about being made redundant so one way or another (i.e. new job or modelling time) I hope the future is bright.

Your Emett creations certainly make me smile. Here’s hoping you might at least do a bit more track, scenery, buildings or whatever to set them off still more.

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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:53 pm

Following the previous post I am now working on a freelance basis so I am mostly at home. So maybe a layout will appear soon. There are lots of designs on paper for a Cameo type probably exhibition layout.

Here is my latest Smallbrook kit, dry run before primer coat. This has been on my workbench since January (I got it for Christmas). There are a lot more details to fit after painting.
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:01 pm

Further to my previous post. I have finally completed my Smallbrook kit with a few modifications.
And now for that railway.....
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby nu2ng » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:47 pm

Damn.. No 'Like' button on here... :(

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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

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nu2ng wrote:Damn.. No 'Like' button on here... :(

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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:54 pm

Well I did start the base boards a couple of months back - but the garage is now full of garden furniture rescued from the high winds, so I can't get to the woodworking bench - but there is some progress at the modelling bench - experiments in building techniques (I have not built in this scale before, most of my models in the last 30 years have been architectural ones), another mad wagon and an even odder water tower.
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:08 pm

Here is the experimental building. Foam and mounting board, 1:24 brick paper from 4D Modelshop, slates from 315gsm card laid in strips and coloured with pens, styrene strip door and window. This was all quite satisfying - this will probably be the only complete building on the layout. All other projected buildings will be much taller but only low profile.
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:53 pm

I have now started on the building s for the back of the layout. There will be four low profile buildings - the first one is this brick one wit a stone base. tone is Kapaline foam board wit the facing peeled off and joints pressed in. Kapaline has the advantage of holding impressions in it polyurethane core, the disadvantage is the price and the reduced structural integrity when carved, but I am backing it with a cheaper foam board behind. The wobbly windows are styrene strip and a reasonable familiarity with how these really work. Wooden door is mounting board faced with thin walnut strips from 4D model shop.
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