Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway

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Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway

Postby RoGNer » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:40 pm

I have always been a big fan (like many) of Carl's "Square Foot" micro and I make no apologies to the fact that I wanted one to play with myself!

So using his description of its construction, I set about building.

Here's a few pictures so far and I know my efforts are nowhere near Carl's classic but its been great fun to build and great fun to operate!

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:47 pm

Bloomin heck Roger thats great, thanks for sharing, any more photos, details?


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:25 pm

Have you sent it to Carendt.com; deserves a greater audience. 8)
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Postby Pierre_Berry » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:29 pm

I like it. Thanks for sharing more photos and détails.
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Postby Cross Kitter » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:11 pm

That is easily up with the best of what has been shown on here :shock: .

I love the weathering on the buildings and fence, in fact make that all of it. :D

More pictures please.

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Nice work there.

Before now I've had the slightly crazy idea of doing something very like it with my 71/4" gauge on the patio at 12" to the foot. :shock:

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:49 pm

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Many thanks for all the kind comments chaps!

Paradise Bottom measures in at 20" x 14" (built in 2014 !) and is an off cut lump of that wonderful pink foam stuff. The track is good olde Peco O16.5 with sleepers pulled around a bit. The building is from plastic corrugated sheet glued onto foam board and card. Its open at the back to allow a tea spoon loader to load up the skip waggon with garden gravel which tips nicely into the Morris Minor "pick up" (a cut down Hovis van). The tipper thingy at the front is an old HO Fleishmann product, adjusted to tip the skip. Fencing is by that good old supplier "Coffee Stirrer"..

I have a box of odds and ends of detail bits etc so I can vary the "junk" I put on it.

More pic chewers to follow...

Thanks for l :) :) king

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Postby franckcombe » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:12 pm

It's an excellent copy of the squarefoot estate railway of Carl Arendt's.

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Postby Boghopper » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:00 pm

Carls' legacy lives on! What a wonderful little model. I like the number plate, gnice touch. It would be great to see a video of the tipper in action. Any chance?
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Postby Longvallon » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:12 pm

Wonderful small layout. I really like it.
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Postby RoGNer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:57 pm

Boghopper wrote:Carls' legacy lives on! What a wonderful little model. I like the number plate, gnice touch. It would be great to see a video of the tipper in action. Any chance?



Thanks - if its dry tomorrow evening after work, I'll take it outside again and take a movie clip of it in action!!

To open and close the gates I have made a Monty Python-style prodder from a BBQ wooden skewer. Still looking for a suitable "hand" to glue on the end of it! :D

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Postby Roger Jenner » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:36 pm

A great little layout Roger, i love it.

Nice job.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:32 am

RoGNer wrote:
To open and close the gates I have made a Monty Python-style prodder from a BBQ wooden skewer. Still looking for a suitable "hand" to glue on the end of it! :D

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Try a shop/eBay that sell joke items Roger.
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Postby adamc » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:32 am

If you do a google search for "pointing finger eraser" you should turn up plenty of kids novelty pencil erasers

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:44 pm

adamc wrote:If you do a google search for "pointing finger eraser" you should turn up plenty of kids novelty pencil erasers



:lol: Yep ! Just went to Ryman stationary shop (Is that a shop that doesnt move?) - the chap in there knows my main reason for purchases is model railway related - paints/glue/card etc and I now have a lovely pointing finger!

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:48 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:
RoGNer wrote:
To open and close the gates I have made a Monty Python-style prodder from a BBQ wooden skewer. Still looking for a suitable "hand" to glue on the end of it! :D

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Try a shop/eBay that sell joke items Roger.
Look forward to the Video, definitely candidate for the VE Section. :wink:


Yep - a "pointy finger with a thumb up" now purchased to become the "Gate Pusher Opener and Shutterer Device"

. ... the VE Section! :oops: That'd make my year!

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:18 pm

Well, not much chance of an outside filming session this evening - heavy rain and thunder earlier making it all rather damp outside. Bah.

Tomorrow's looking better and I have "signed up" to YouTube!

(In the meantime I have a glass of red wine and Jethro Tull on the gramophone)

Cheers

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Postby Boghopper » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:51 pm

Tull on the gramophone eh? Sounds perfect. I'm in bed feeling sorry for myself as I've picked up a bug and feel wiped out. Must have been that trip to the outlet centre in Ashford. Should've known I never get a bargain. :( Look forward to dry weather so I can view the video. 8)
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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:44 am

My first ever You Tube posting and the tramway in "action" !

http://youtu.be/ZRYLLRZkNjI


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:44 am

Great Roger. 8)

Any chance of loop behind door so that 'hand of God is less obvious :!: :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Boghopper » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:11 pm

Just one word RoGNer: EXCELLENT!
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Postby demaine22 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:27 pm

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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:43 pm

:D Many thanks chaps!

Yes, good idea Gerry, still tweaking things but I agree that would be good.

Cheers all

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Postby Longvallon » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Wonderful !
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:19 pm

Roger,

Brilliant simplicity - a small railway with purpose and function. More please.
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