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Postby dretsome » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:07 pm

The rabbit is eaten and the water pump has a new shelter...

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Postby skylon » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:54 pm

Good to see an update Erik.

Glad to see you're still putting your staff to work!
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Postby dretsome » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:17 pm

Because of the nice weather this weekend, i had to work in the greenhouse and put some flowers for display.

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despite of the absence of glass, the flowers grown well.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:41 pm

Erik, your modelling is fantastic :D Thanks for sharing with us.
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Postby dretsome » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:25 am

Exactly 80 days to finish my layout for the upcoming On TraXs! 2011 in the Netherlands.

The outline is now visible, the top is removable.

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The backdrop and the spot were the track should disappear are now covered by a fence.

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Lots of things to do...

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Postby Boghopper » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:58 am

It's looking really good Erik. Shame I won't be able to make it to exhibition so please post more pictures.

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Postby Bilco » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:43 am

Outstanding scenics, Erik - it looks like you're well on the way to having it ready to exhibit.
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:19 am

Brilliant modelling
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:57 pm

Erik,

A beautiful model - you have to examine everything closely. The wooden textures are brilliant - more pictures as the model develops.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
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Postby dretsome » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:24 pm

Thanks for all the kind words!

On my website you can find a blog (follow the ONTRAXS deadline) with step-by-step for fence building :D

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Postby PeterH » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:34 am

Great model and great fence; thanks for that SBS. When you say Dremel, do you mean the rotating wire brush ? or some other grinder ?
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Postby Artizen » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:03 am

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Postby Artizen » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:06 am

I hope my layout comes close to this standard. Have been following this one since the beginning and always liked the way you approached the subject - particularly the track conversion which I used on my layout as it is so easy and accurate. Keep posting photos and let us gnow how the little trains get out through the fence at the front or is that just a siding?
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Postby michael » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:35 am

Some very nice details there Erik.
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Postby dretsome » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:27 pm

The more the layout finishes, the more i'm willing to take the camera for some pictures (RR layouts are so ugly when unfinished :D )

The right exit point (thru the fence/gateway) is solely for stalling cars. I have drilled some holes in the backdrop (gateway+boilerhouse+greenhouse) so that i can take/place cargo from and to the lorries!

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Postby dretsome » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:37 pm

Finally no draft anymore in the boiler house...just finished the last door:

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and it's safe too, they actually have a fire extinquisher :D

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Postby dretsome » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:43 pm

some progress...appying some more details in the scenery like this tree

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Postby Artizen » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:15 pm

Wow!!!!


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Postby Moronguhl » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:05 am

That is looking fantastic! I especially like the smooth curve of the track past the paving slabs, as well as the sacks and general bits and bobs by the building - lovely! That tree bark is very well done as well.
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Postby Bilco » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:25 am

Hi Erik - lovely details in your latest photos. Is that fire extinguisher from the Italeri Truck Accessories kit?
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Postby dretsome » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:10 pm

Yes Bill i have used that kit a lot on this layout. The transfers on the fire extinguisher are somewhat randomly picked / customized to the shape.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:49 pm

Great scene in your last photo Eric, no question that the tree is a Birch.
Somehow the scene, although different, reminds me of the large scale garden railways that a number of Japanese have constructed.
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Postby dretsome » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:15 pm

As the winter progresses, more cokes are needed to warm the greenhouse...

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Want to know how it's made, check my website and follow the OntraXs 2011 deadline link (step-by-step on page #2).

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Postby dretsome » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:58 pm

This week worked on the rolling stock, the HaWe look-a-likes :D

The lorries are quit simple, a frame and some wheels. The deck is make of wood.

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the frame

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reader for the paintshop

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for the loc i have purchased a 'long rider' runs very smooth (gear 48:1). Needs some adjustment and trimming...

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Postby dretsome » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:48 am

The layout is almost finished now...

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Will shoot some more photo's this weekend incl. rolling stock and some workforces ;-)


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