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Postby demaine22 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:03 am

8) Superb! Nice low-riding little wagons!
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Postby Glen A » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:35 pm

Love your work!
Hope you keep posting progress.

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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:48 pm

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Great piccy, the loco looks like it’s scurrying along on lots of small wheels 8) . I must admit I've had mixed feelings about whimsical model making in the past but it's growing on me, I really like this layout - it's great fun. Good stuff Bob :D
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:08 am

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Great piccy, the loco looks like it’s scurrying along on lots of small wheels 8) . I must admit I've had mixed feelings about whimsical model making in the past but it's growing on me, I really like this layout - it's great fun. Good stuff Bob :D


Nine months ago I would have agreed with you Ian. Anything that was not scale I would shun. Having discovered and tried my hand at this imaginary stuff has set me free. I was very frustrated with scale as it was almost impossible to copy any prototype with accuracy. Having thrown away the scale rule and just cut things out with the exacto until they pleased my eye has been soothing. And I must admit that the "that's cute" comments from my wife and friends is more rewarding than explaining how accurate to the prototype a model is.

Second car now has wheels. Need to add some vegitation to this area of layout. A caboose is under way and should be completed tomorrow.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:04 pm

Caboose is mostly complete. I do need to add a fat little conductor to the rear platform to wave at the public. Nice little 1 1/2 day project.

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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:27 pm

Hi Bob.
Caboose looks good.
I like how you have put the door to one side rather than centered in the middle.

I never realised that other track at the front was a siding. I thought it was a crossing loop. :idea: You could park a water tank wagon with a fire hose attached for watering the strawbery plants there.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Glen A wrote:Hi Bob.
Caboose looks good.
I like how you have put the door to one side rather than centered in the middle.

I never realised that other track at the front was a siding. I thought it was a crossing loop. :idea: You could park a water tank wagon with a fire hose attached for watering the strawbery plants there.


Off center door is a good idea. Wish I had thought of it. Look closely and you will see the door is centered. Left door frame is right behind post.

The siding was intended to break up the two loop look. I will position a couple wagons on the siding. I like the water tanker idea as I like the tank wagon designs. They are more interesting than most wagons.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:40 pm

At the last station stop Wendy and her dog boarded excursion car #3 for a ride around the upper loop.

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Making little people is fun and rewarding. They are rather simple little projects that take little time and add a lot of character to any scene. My wife saw a Wendy's restuarant add on TV and thought a little girl with pig tails would be appropriate in one of the cars. The little dog was found at Hobby Lobby in the doll house section.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:00 pm

I love the expression on her face.
The freckles and the pig tales really give her some character.
Well done.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:35 am

The conductor is now riding the caboose and signaling with his lantern.

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Postby Tomo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:41 am

Bob,

How about a tutorial on how you make those wonderful looking figures?

The more you add to this project the fonder I become of it!!

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:19 pm

Tomo wrote:Bob,

How about a tutorial on how you make those wonderful looking figures?

The more you add to this project the fonder I become of it!!

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I will work on that. Perhaps a thread to nominate to Gn.15 website as a how to article.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:11 am

The eleventh little person was built today. I hurriedly made it as a subject for a short how to article that I will now develop and post.

To get the harvested strawberries to the train the little people use a people powered wooden cart. I will eventually stage it along the siding. I will make another little person to push from behind as the load is to much for one little person to manage.

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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:57 am

Bob Roegge wrote:The eleventh little person was built today.


Could he possibly be Ric Shaw!!

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:53 pm

ian_g_griffiths wrote:
Bob Roegge wrote:The eleventh little person was built today.


Could he possibly be Ric Shaw!!

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He is now! Thanks for the help Ian.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:41 pm

The basic scenery is now complete and layout could be displayed without apology. Of course there is a lot to do to complete the scenic effects. I plan a few people harvesting strawberries and several others "living life". That is to say I have not decided what they will be doing. More plants and clutter of course. Most recent additions are a stop at the siding end,

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switch stand for the siding turnout and plants along the front.

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Switch stand is made of cardstock and is operable. The lever will move as the turnout is actuated.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:31 pm

Time for another post. Have not accomplished a lot in the past few weeks. Holidays and other chorse have slowed progress. I have made another bulkhead flatcar following the same design. This one will remain empty and sit on the siding for loading.

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Replaced the links with three link chains for car coupling. Also have added more plants and greenery.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:19 am

With the recent acquisition of another flatcar it seemed necessary to build a hoist to load the strawberries.

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Postby Glen A » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:44 am

Bob Roegge wrote:With the recent acquisition of another flatcar it seemed necessary to build a hoist to load the strawberries.


I like it!
What a great addition for the end of the siding.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:58 am

Insanely awesome :D 8)
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Postby demaine22 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:24 am

Really like the look of that!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:27 am

Bob Roegge wrote:it seemed necessary to build a hoist to load the strawberries.


Of course :lol: but one at a time :?: :?: :?: :lol:
Great addition Bob, will look good with the trains passing behind, helps to give more depth to the layout.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:26 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Great addition Bob, will look good with the trains passing behind, helps to give more depth to the layout.


Thanks to all for the kind comments. Agree with you Steve...it adds depth and activity to front of layout.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:55 pm

A 'Gnice' model all round :D

Plus the crane looks the part, and the fact it is in front of the tracks from the viewer makes it even better :D
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Postby Dallas_M » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:18 am

This little layout is absolutely beautiful, delightful and fun to visit -- fantastic!
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