Badgers Bottom. A Gnine Micro Layout.

G scale on 9mm track? Are you mad? If so, this is the forum for you.

Moderator: ian holmes

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Hi all,

The track is now laid and cassettes made. Ihave been running some stock to check clearances and to identify any weak soldered track joints :roll: :oops: Next job will be the wiring :wink:

Image

Simon.
Image

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:15 pm

Looks good Si!
Looking forward to seeing this come together it's a cracking little micro!
Playing around and modelling:
http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Tue May 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi all,

Couple of pictures just to show how things are progressing.

Image

Image

And one of the "lectrickery"

Image

Simon.
Image

User avatar
henrix72se
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:40 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: trains, the web, photography, art, outdoor life like camping, biking, paddling canoe etc.

Postby henrix72se » Tue May 24, 2011 9:18 pm

Nice Work !!

I like it :D

How did you do the walls ?

/Henrik
I build Estate, Industrial and Military Light Railways in Fn18 (1/20) scale - http://Laurell.Today/

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Tue May 24, 2011 10:32 pm

Looking great Simon and I'm glad to see you carried over the theme from the "Orchard Line" with the scenic setting. Shame it's facing the wrong way to join the two together :wink:
Steve Bennett
Sidelines
http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Wed May 25, 2011 8:46 am

Hi Si,

Looks great!

Can I ask is your point wired to a motor or for polarity switching?
Playing around and modelling:

http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Wed May 25, 2011 7:30 pm

Thanks for the comments guys :D

Henrik, the stonework is scribed onto pizza bases http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=2430&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

Si, there is a point motor and polarity micro switch mounted on a remote base plate. All are standard Peco products.

Steve, yes with hind sight building the micro the other way round would have been the sensible option :oops: :roll: At the time I had planned it as an entry to this years EXPO boxfile challenge and hadn't though the idea through. :( Still as it's a micro no excuse not to build another one afterwards.

The tracks now weathered, time to start the ground work.

Simon.
Image

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:10 pm

Some more progress made over the last few days.

Image

Image

The shed now has a tin roof. The ground was built up using Rock Lite mixed with white glue and artists acrylics. The grass is a Bush Scenics grass mat which comes as a sheet and can be laid whole, or ripped up into patches or small tufts. I'm pleased with the effect

I'm using real soil to represent bare earth. The soil round here has a high sand content (red sandstone?) I got mine from some mole hills (nicely broken up :D ) Then using the special Father's Day exemption dried it in the oven and used SWMBO's baking sieve to remove the stones and organic matter :twisted:

Ballasting next.

Simon.
Image

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:39 pm

Simon Andrews wrote: I'm using real soil to represent bare earth. The soil round here has a high sand content (red sandstone?) I got mine from some mole hills (nicely broken up :D ) Then using the special Father's Day exemption dried it in the oven and used SWMBO's baking sieve to remove the stones and organic matter :twisted:

Ballasting next.


Hehe! Excellent use of Fathers day pass! I wasted mine on a fry-up :(

Badgers Bottom looks wonderful!
Playing around and modelling:

http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Looking terrific as I would expect from you Simon. Youre stonework with the pizza bases is a winner everytime.
The grass does look extremely good, I thought it looked a bit upright for hanging basket liner. Was going to ask how you did it, then tore myself away from the pics and read the answer :wink:
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
Broadoak
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 312
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: Northamptonshire
Interests: British Narrow gauge, American shortlines,anything that runs on rails really.

Postby Broadoak » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:50 pm

I really like that Simon, I think it looks superb. :D

I especially like the stonework and the weathered timber of the shed sides.
Peter M

on30critter
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:18 pm
Location: Southaven, Mississippi, USA
Interests: On30, Gn15

Pizza Base

Postby on30critter » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:33 pm

Great looking stonework and sheds! I am not sure I know what a pizza base is. I would like to try some stonework. Can someone please tell me what this is. Is it just basically cardboard/foamcore?

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:25 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback guys :D

on30critter, in the UK chilled pizzas are often packed on a foam base which can be scribed http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=2430&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45 hope the link helps.

Simon.
Image

on30critter
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:18 pm
Location: Southaven, Mississippi, USA
Interests: On30, Gn15

Postby on30critter » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:27 pm

Thanks Simon. This is what our pizza bases looks like. A thin piece of greasy cardboard and plastic wrap.

Image[/img]

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:03 pm

The point motor and wiring have now been hidden and one of the locals have taken up residence :D

Image

Image

Someone will be in for a shock if they move the oil drums :!:

Simon.
Image

Cross Kitter
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 212
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:23 pm
Location: The Duchy of Cornwall, Just to the west of England
Interests: G Scale

Postby Cross Kitter » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:40 pm

Looking really great Simon.

Loving the look of the loco driver, the shading on him looks really good. How did you get him to look so realistic?

Simon
Simon the "not at all cross"-kitter.
I'm looking for that decrepit look. What, I just need to look in the mirror?

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:41 pm

Aaah, now I understand about the oil drums :lol:
I did wonder how you intended to hide all the wiring and point motor, now it is all clear. Works really well too and the Badger is a very nice touch :)
I wont mention that you have the wrong end of the badger though :lol:
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
Jon Randall
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 967
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:18 pm
Location: NW Leics, England
Interests: Narrow gauge railways, modelling

Postby Jon Randall » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:45 pm

Point motor :?: What point motor :?: 8)
Good idea :idea:
Jon Randall

Needs to stop procrastinating and start modelling

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:02 am

Nice touch :)

Steve is right though the badger is facing the wrong way!
Playing around and modelling:

http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
skylon
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:06 pm
Interests: Light railways

Postby skylon » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:56 am

Very nice Simon, great colouring.

Making me think....dangerous!
Thanks,
Sam

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks guys :D

Steve is right though the badger is facing the wrong way!


I did give that some thought but was concerned that the micro might end up being nicknamed Badger's A*!$ :shock:

Cross kitter. I use Games Workshop acrylic paints.
Prime
Base colour
Lowlights
Highlights
Inks for washes and lining around details.

I tend to use one of the dark brown inks rather than a black to outline details.

Simon.
Image

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:52 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:I did give that some thought but was concerned that the micro might end up being nicknamed Badger's A*!$ :shock:


:lol: I'm sure the layout will be remembered for the right reasons Simon, rather than for a silly name :wink:
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
John New
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 352
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:29 pm
Location: Portland, Dorset, UK
Interests: railways large and small.
Contact:

Postby John New » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:36 pm

Can you give some more info' on the inks, makers name etc.
John
http://www.stephensonloco.org.uk | http://www.yorkshow.org.uk | http://www.island-publishing.co.uk

Remembering it’s a hobby and I am allowed to smile!

User avatar
michael
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1852
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:10 pm
Location: Alberta Canada
Interests: Gn15

Postby michael » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:17 pm

Great work Simon.

Steve Bennett wrote
I wont mention that you have the wrong end of the badger though Laughing


Simon you will be able to show the other end when you build the other hand layout :twisted:

Seriously though a very nice job hiding the 'lectric gubbins.
Regards Michael
If you believe you can make something, you can make it.

http://users.xplornet.com/~macton/index.html

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:31 pm

John wrote
Can you give some more info' on the inks, makers name etc.


Sorry for the delay John. I use the Games Workshop inks http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/armySubUnitCats.jsp?catId=cat470013a&rootCatGameStyle= I use them all but especially Devlan Mud for shadows and undercuts. The Foundation paints are also useful http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/armySubUnitCats.jsp?catId=cat470012a&rootCatGameStyle=

Simon.
Image


Return to “GNine”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest