woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale

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woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale

Postby franckcombe » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:04 pm

After modelling 2 layouts at gn15 scale (maple shack and vulcan iron works) I switch to 7/8 th scale (or 1/12 scale, doll house scale). It's a fictional layout for fisherman located at woolacombe (north devon, uk). The size is 140 cm by 72.5 cm plus a fiddle yard not shows). The base is an hollow core door plus pink foam on it and a little plaster.

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Postby Bilco » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:50 pm

Hi Franck - the new layout looks very impressive. I like the building - lots of detail in the bigger scale. Is that a photographic backdrop under the cling-film? What rolling stock will you run on it?
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi Bill,

First of all, I pay a visit to your site and I recognise some of yours layouts. I like particularly your 16 mm one's. You are like me, you love to build critters. I got 10 at gn 15 scale and I'm at 9 at 7/8th scale.

For the rolling stock, I have 30 wagons (lgb, hlw, backmann ) more or less modificated or or entirely kitbatched. The rolling stocks will transport the fishing materials, the fishes, the men and very small boat. I need to paint the entire rolling stock.

The backdrop is under the cling film to protect him. I will do new picture without it.

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:13 pm

Hi Franck, The layout looks great. I can already smell the sea 8) very inspiring.
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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:17 pm

Looks like a great start. Just how big is that main board please?

Woolacombe was our standard holiday spot for years when I was a child - many happy memories.

Have you seen Steph' H's winning seaside module from the competition run by Back2bay6/Modelearth at Telford last year? Pics can be found here (I think I am correct in saying that is one of the areas of the Lounge that are open for all to see, whether member or guest, although I know you are a member there anyway).

http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=16682705.15

Anyway, I look forward to further progress.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:25 pm

Bilco wrote:Hi Franck - the new layout looks very impressive. I like the building - lots of detail in the bigger scale.
:lol: Might as well build the real deal! Looks good, really.
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:59 pm

The size is 140 cm by 72.5 cm plus a fiddle yard not shows.

I spent also 2 weeks at woolacombe during the summer ( 2 weeks of rain :? ), it 's one reason of my choice for the place plus the second reason is that my name is combe.

I have seen also the seaside module at telford, it's a good source of inspiration.

For the sea, I will run a cd of sea side sound. The locos are equipped with loksound decoders.

I have nearly finished my lister and ruston for back2bay6 (top quality models) and I will scratch build a simplex loco.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:23 am

Nice idea Franck, I know Woolacombe well, it is only an hour drive from here and have spent many weekends there.
That is quite a small layout in 1/12 but looks a lot bigger.
Looking forward to seeing how it develops.
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Postby Corusman » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 am

Good concept and what a great layout its going to be.
What are you going to use for motive power?
Like you, I have been attracted to the larger scale and have built a mine loco on a cut down 0 gauge Atlas chassis and I am just finishing a 1/12th scale model of a Sidelines Dragonfly.

Please make sure to keep us posted of your progress.

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Postby franckcombe » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:28 pm

For the motive power, I have already realized 5 locomotives.

I use mainly 040 davenport motive power from bachmann It's cheap, reliable, ready for dcc and very heavy for a good electricity pick-up. You can find it at 99 us $ at trainworld.com. Beware it seems that bachmann has stopped the production. I have done the same things at gn15 scale with the 040 davenport in on30 version and I was very satisfied.

I have also modified one HLW mack motive power.

I will use also the motor and axle from HLW from Woodys.

Tomorrow I will take pictures and post it.

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:29 pm

I just complete the fiddle yard

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For the motive power, I made four variations around the 040.
The locomotives are just shown without all details and spare parts because I have to paint them and I don't glue them before.

This model will receive the kit of backwood
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This is a gmeinder
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It's a free lance box cab
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It's a kind of deutz
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:19 am

Beautiful set of locos Franck 8) with a very impressive traverser and layout to run on. Look forward to seeing the progress :D
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:17 am

Very nice indeed. That set of photos is useful to show how you are doing various aspects of the locos' builds.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:08 am

Must stop watching this thread, it is giving me too many ideas :lol:
All looks great Franck, the loco fleet is very impressive so far.
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Postby Corusman » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:37 pm

Franck, thank you very much for the pictures of your locos, they are very inspiring. I especially like the boxcab and look forward to seeing it painted.
I have only completed two locos, shown below, but have two more under construction. Your pictures have encouraged me to finish them and get something running.

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:37 pm

Yours two locomotives are plenty of charms. I don't imagine that you could do a steam from a 040 and you do it !

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Postby franckcombe » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:10 pm

I forget the 5th variation on the 040. It's a 040 (of course) dress-up with a model earth kit. I have too manies motives powers

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Postby franckcombe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:43 pm

I made some progress during september : I rust the rail, put 2 layers of sand and I begin to add few plants.

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Postby Bilco » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:17 pm

Hi Franck,

Woolacombe is really looking the part now, with the sand and rust and weathered wood. Lovely work :D
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:32 pm

Very gnice 8)
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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:20 pm

Excellent!

I've just reregistered the earlier pics with the fiddle yard and locos that demonstrate once again the chunkiness of these larger scales.

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Postby Corusman » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:51 am

Great progress Franck. Have you painted any of your logos yet?

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:03 am

I'm focusing on the layout for the moment. I soon as I finish it (in December or January), I will start the painting session for 8 locos + 36 wagons. I will be occupy at least until next summer.

I have to be ready for the autumn 2013 for planned exhibitions.

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Postby Moronguhl » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:35 am

Wow. Breathtaking vistas. That sand ans sprouting foliage is something else!
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Postby demaine22 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:25 am

Very nice Frank! The sand and rust are very appealing! 8)
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