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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:59 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Who wants the next post :?: It's the hundreth :shock:


Oh, go on then :wink:

The detailing is coming on a treat Jon :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:55 pm

Jon Randall wrote:I'd forgotten about the gnew 08 as I don't buy new locos as they don't often stay standard. :wink:
What's it look like with the body off Steve :?: Has it the same mountings?


:lol: When I can find a watchmakers screwdriver small enough to take it apart, I will take some pics, damn thing has me beat at the moment :evil: . I think I will have to make my own by filing down a pin to get the screws undone :roll:

From what I can see though, it is a completely different construction, the footplate and end beams are part of the underframe on this one, rather than part of the body moulding.
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:12 am

Steve Bennett wrote:
From what I can see though, it is a completely different construction, the footplate and end beams are part of the underframe on this one, rather than part of the body moulding.


That's a pain :twisted:

Hopefully though all the n gauge modellers will buy the new ones and sell the old ones off cheaply on ebay so we can snap them up :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Hopefully though all the n gauge modellers will buy the new ones and sell the old ones off cheaply on ebay so we can snap them up :D


And dont forget, while searching fleabay, the Farish 08 and J94 have identical mechanisms in them :wink: and are interchangeable :)

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:53 pm

A kit for this Steve Please

I might have to trouble you for one of the Avalon Line kits in that case then and build a cab myself


Isn't funny how people think the same thing at the same time :shock: I was looking at steve's model yesterday and thinking along the same lines. If a complete kit is out of the question what about a driving car for all those unmodified N gauge and 009 locos currently sitting on people's shelves :?:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:48 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:Isn't funny how people think the same thing at the same time :shock: I was looking at steve's model yesterday and thinking along the same lines. If a complete kit is out of the question what about a driving car for all those unmodified N gauge and 009 locos currently sitting on people's shelves :?:


Pleased to say I'm ahead of you there Simon :) , though I wasn't going to say anything yet :twisted: . I took quite a collection of pics of different ones at NG North last month, here is just one for now :wink:

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:54 pm

Would that be the KB scale Ruston at the front :?:

Looking forward to the driving car Steve 8)
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:56 pm

Every garden needs flowers.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:00 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Would that be the KB scale Ruston at the front :?:


No, it's a model of an Alan Keef built Simplex, a little different :wink: Somewhere on the forum I have a pic of the full size one, but wouldn't know where to find it and I dont have time at the moment to go through the 600+ pics I have on photobucket to find it :lol: Take my word for it, it is a damned good representation :wink: .
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:01 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Every garden needs flowers.


Lovely, are they from a kit, or from scratch :?:
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Postby foswaldy13 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:22 pm

The flowers are brilliant. How did you make those?
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:56 pm

:oops: I should have known it was a simplex :oops:

Cheers for the kind comments. The flowers are scrstch-built. When I do the next batch I shall do a step by step photos.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:04 pm

Jon Randall wrote::Cheers for the kind comments. The flowers are scrstch-built. When I do the next batch I shall do a step by step photos.


Will be looking forward to it, hope you show how you did the leaves for the single one, I have a different use in mind :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:25 pm

Well here is the last few days work.

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Keeping up my idea of 360° view points was made difficult by the lack of depth available behind the shed until I came up with the idea of a fan-trained cherry.
Construction of the tree was the normal copper electrical wire which was soldered then covered with thick pva glue (it was to hand).
The posts are from a rocket I picked up after Bonfire night. The wires are 0.5mm brass and the hooks are florists wire.
I've just got to make the couple of hundred flowers gnow :twisted:
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:06 pm

You really are detailing this layout excellently Jon, I reckon that it could get a lot of people staring at it for ages at Dereham (if you finish it by then :P) trying to get a good look at everything.
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:15 pm

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(if you finish it by then :P )


This and 2 others :roll: :P :P :P :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:36 pm

The fan trained tree is a great idea Jon, takes up so little space, ideal for the location.
Would the Flowersoft stuff be any good for the flowers on it :?: Means more sorting to pick out the same colours though :roll: but you should be good at that by now :lol:
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:46 pm

I had thought of the flower soft but I didn't fancy sorting through it yet, too many bad memories :twisted: Serously gnow, I think that its too linear, I need more of a ball shape. I've got a method which is tedium in another way. :roll: Hopefully I'm over half way through making them now.
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:59 pm

Well method 1 (tiny paper discs with the centre depressed with a ball-point pen) looked too 2D but luckily I had plan B in the back of my head.
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This was small polystyrene beads. I will need to fill in bald spots when the first lot have set.
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Postby foswaldy13 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:17 pm

I never would have thought of that, but I like it. I would have probably put a ladder and a few odds and ends and called it good, but you came up with a unique idea. Bravo!!
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:31 pm

First off a (slightly) better picture of the cherry blossom which is proving difficult to photograph :oops:

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Today I grassed the lawn. I tried out a mixture of SkaleScenics products. The longer grass around the cherry is hanging basket which should fade a bit over time.

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:42 pm

I didn't have much time yesterday to do any modelling but I couldn't resist placing the pieces on the layout.

First the first view the public will see.

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And the side view

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Hopefully tonight I will be able to finish the ballasting.
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:45 pm

Very gnice work Jon. I can't wait to see how the public react to it at Dereham. :D
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Postby route29 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:21 am

Most excellent! 8)
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks fellas.
Well I managed to finish the ballast at last. This was a bit of a pig due to the extra fine ballast bubbling up when the wet water was applied. I think next time I'll get some windscreen washer fluid to wet the water. Most of the ballast was laid twice :evil: While the grass was wet I took the opportunity of adding some more flock to make the lawn bumpier to suggest that the mowing season hasn't quite started.

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