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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:19 pm

Damn I've been hooked.
I try not to look at this section however maybe I might just have a layout in progress when a pack of Tomix track arrives from Japan.
Overall size is around 24x12" which will accommodate an oval with an external single siding.
Noting Simon Andrew's use of view blockers there will be many as buildings are heavily involved.
This thread's title is but part of the layout name I'll add the rest once I'm up & running.
Why because the subject hasn't been tried in G9 and adding the second word will give the game away.
I'm not looking for it to be copied until I'm well under way, assuming anyone would be mad enough to want to anyhow. :roll:
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:43 pm

Gerry,

Easy to trip into G9 after visiting the site or seeing a model at an event. Welcome aboard. Can't wait to see what you build.
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Postby demaine22 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:31 pm

Exciting times! The tomix track is a great choice, looking forward to see what you do :)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Here's the track plan BUT the rectangular piece of card in the centre is the building size - well part of it as this room comes from a kit.
Obviously won't fit so unless I can realistically modify kit to fit I'll have to buy a couple of short straights to widen the oval.

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Even with the larger oval the layout size will be around 20x16" however height will be> 12". :roll:
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Postby demaine22 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:49 am

All very cryptic Gerry 8)

The track layout looks good...may I ask if you are building an interior or an exterior? Still trying to fit the pieces together :D
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:28 am

demaine22 wrote:All very cryptic Gerry 8)

The track layout looks good...may I ask if you are building an interior or an exterior? Still trying to fit the pieces together :D


Both Simon. :wink:
However it remains to be seen if I can pull it off. :roll:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:55 pm

Here's the components for the interior of the workshop, you'll note that I plan to keep the occupants warm. :wink:

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There will be an enclosed upper floor that will be furnished, one of the twins from Gneiss Cider might just feature. :roll:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:26 pm

Here's the start of the workshop cum shop.

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Kitchen stove installed however I need to render walls of fireplace before it's finally fixed.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Looks a good start to the building Gerry :) I like the way you've got the staircase in the corner and behind the fireplace/stove, sort of a half-spiral staircase. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
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Postby demaine22 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:39 am

Growing nicely 8)

Very neat stairs!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:36 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Looks a good start to the building Gerry :) I like the way you've got the staircase in the corner and behind the fireplace/stove, sort of a half-spiral staircase. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.


It's a full 180° Barry, I gather the room is based upon one from a house in Townend in the Lake District which has stairs exactly like that.

Here's the latest progress showing the make-up of the stone steps plus installation of chimney breast and stove. There will be a mantlepiece on the chimney breast once the paint has hardened.
Nothing inside the two walls has, as yet, been permanently fixed.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:45 pm

That looks the part :D

That the stairs are based on an actual prototype is even better, though I don't think I'd like to be the one who has to move the grand piano up (or down) them! :lol:
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Postby Cross Kitter » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:39 pm

Barry,

Have you never heard of the Coffin Hole? :shock:

They had a section of floorboards that could be lifted and any bulky items - like a coffin lifted through it. I assume the beams must have been a bit wider as well.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:18 am

Very nice. I especially like the fire effect. Very convincing.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:02 pm

Coffin hole, not going there. Many will have used the upper storey windows to gain access.
Thanks Bob hopefully I can continue to achieve what's in my head - no drawings :!: :wink:
Years ago I saw a large wardrobe being hoisted into an old house through the window aperture; yes the whole window had been removed. :roll:

Now to reveal the raison d'être of the layout:

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Here's the artwork installed, must clean up the wall stains. :oops:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:50 pm

Here's the RH wall, somewhat of a contrast to the other two, still needs some staining to finish. By the way this part of the kit is Gnot built in the manner I've constructed it. :wink:
No doubt someone will point out my glaring error. :oops:

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Postby Boghopper » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Gerry, I bow to your initiative, talent and sheer inventiveness. I'm following your thread with great joy!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:16 pm

Thanks Chris, here's another addition to the scene, possibly a little small for 1/24 scale as the candle holder is a mere 4" across.

In the raw state.
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After paint, a bit too golden as it's meant to be brass.
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:45 pm

What a great detail Gerry! Your interior is coming on so quickly
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:30 pm

demaine22 wrote:What a great detail Gerry! Your interior is coming on so quickly


Thanks, Simon the rate of progress may just slow a bit now, I'm hoping to mock up the building based upon this Doll's House by Malcolm's Miniatures.

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By the way the building will stand 16.5" (420mm) tall.

My Kato 11-103 chassis arrived today so I now need the Loco kits to match them. :wink:
I'll post a video of them later circumnavigating the yet to be enlarged oval.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:08 pm

Here's the mock-up constructed using mountboard, it certainly wasn't easy bearing in mind that it's not fixed to the groundfloor room. Constructed to get an idea of how it would look. In addition it's shown me where the build issues are likely to be. :wink:
The most difficult part will be making the second floor removeable and ensuring electrical continuity for the internal lighting.

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I'll probably use foamcore rather than ply for the final version in order to keep the weight down.
The mock-up scales out as a 34' high building which is > the layout width and not much < the length.
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Postby scott b » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:15 pm

Perhaps you could use headphone plugs and sockets to line up, make a firm connection and carry power, just thought, perhaps only one at the back and then just plastic tubing for the opposite corner so it would not be so had to remove.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:43 pm

Glade to see that you have taken the plunge into Gnine Gerry. Nice work so far. I,m looking forward to future updates.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:45 am

Thanks guys, Ive now ditched the Doll's House as a guide building.
I'm now basing the build upon an ex-Jewellers shop in Winchcombe which is currently for sale.
Here's the progress:

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The area above the bow window will house the shop name which is currently being painted.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:32 pm

Here's the Shop Sign installed, why the white letter well I lost the 'I' which pinged across the room when releasing it from the paper it was stuck to however then found it. The 'P' was never stuck but went walk about so the owner fitted a white one, maybe the painter will call one day. :roll:

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The reason the track is broken at rear of building is because I forgot that introducing a straight halfway around a curve requires 30° track. :oops:
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