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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2013 01:19 am
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Monks Bay is on permanant exhibition at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, and is the work of MIKE McDONALD and his team where I was asked to supply most of the buildings and a certain ammount of the superstructure.

Here are a few photos taken by PAUL BASON with hopefully more to follow. 

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G'day Allan,

Those buildings really set the layout off, fantastic !  Are the buildings and retaining walls/platforms made of card and texture papers, or overlaid plasticard (Slaters/Wills etc) ??

Cheers, Gary.



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Stunning work Allan.

The hotch-potch of buildings and roof lines, all at different angles,  make it so realistic.  None of those straight Metcalfe terraces on there. :thumbs



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Wonderful - to put it mildly!   I bet John Ahern would have been impressed!

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Gary wrote: G'day Allan,

Those buildings really set the layout off, fantastic !  Are the buildings and retaining walls/platforms made of card and texture papers, or overlaid plasticard (Slaters/Wills etc) ??

Cheers, Gary.

Hi Gary.

SLATERS heavy embossed PLASTIC dressed stone sheets and WILLS random PLASTIC stone sheets - SMP 200 - were used extensively on some of the buildings and for all of the retaining walls, tunnel mouth etc.

PLASTIC embossed brick sheets were also used on platform walls albeit I never made the platforms so I'm not certain what material was used for the platform surfaces -  although I would imagine card.

I never actually had anything to do with the construction of the layout - this was all MIKE McDONALDS' own work and an excellent all round modeller he is too where a fine example of his talents is the signal box and the only real reason that he used my buildings was for commercial reasons,ie, time - instant townscape - and how on Earth he ever got non purpose built buildings to blend in as if they were meant to...well as I said, a very talented man where his only downfall is that he prefers a V12 Jag rather than an S Class Mercedes, but he won't listen...and he won't buy mine!

All the best.

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Was the footbridge yours, Allan?
Looks outstanding - as does the rest.



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Ken wrote: Wonderful - to put it mildly!   I bet John Ahern would have been impressed!

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Hi Ken.

One just can't even start to imagine the Masterpeice John Ahearn would have built with all the modern day materials available to him that we just take for granted had he still been alive today.

That man was a genius in his own era and he most certainly inspired me and no doubt thousands of others and what I always wanted to do, was to recreate his MADDER VALLEY using all modern day materials - plastics, trackwork, electrics, locos and rolling stock but retirement beat me to it!

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ddolfelin wrote: Was the footbridge yours, Allan?
Looks outstanding - as does the rest.

No, definately brass etched, but I'll see if I can find out for you.

Cheers Allan.

 

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Petermac wrote: Stunning work Allan.

The hotch-potch of buildings and roof lines, all at different angles,  make it so realistic.  None of those straight Metcalfe terraces on there. :thumbs

Hi Peter.

Just luck I guess - and an unreadable ruler!

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Perfection Allan perfection.i haven't decided yet whether you're taking pictures of real buildings.;-)



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spurno wrote: Perfection Allan perfection.i haven't decided yet whether you're taking pictures of real buildings.;-)

Well actually Alan...:oops:

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ddolfelin wrote: Was the footbridge yours, Allan?
Looks outstanding - as does the rest.

No, definately brass etched, but I'll see if I can find out for you.

Cheers Allan.
 


Don't go to any trouble, Allan.
I scratchbuild them but they take up more time than virtually anything else on the platform - especially if it's an N Gauge diorama.



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allan downes wrote:
That man was a genius in his own era and he most certainly inspired me and no doubt thousands of others and what I always wanted to do, was to recreate his MADDER VALLEY using all modern day materials - plastics, trackwork, electrics, locos and rolling stock but retirement beat me to it!

Allan. 



Forget work Allan, why not do it in your retirement and at your own pace for pleasure?

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Fantastic work, truly inspirational to a beginner like myself.

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