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 Posted: Mon Jan 31st, 2011 02:52 pm
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Rather than clog up's Doug's Ferrero Roche box / Station awning thread, I though I'd better start my own detailing my competition entry.

According to the rules, each entry has to have an anonymous entry number attached. This is so the judge, who I believe is a model railway magazine editor, has no prior knowledge of who each entry was made by. Hence I don't feel it would be correct to post images of this build on any other forum, or even my own website.

So, 'Seen at a Station'. I toyed with images of 'Brief Encounter', or the iconic scene at theend of 'The Railway Children' wher ethe father appears on the platform from the smoke, or even the simialr scene in Harry Potter where he dreams he sees Lord Voldemort on the platform. But, apart from the challenge of making moving smoke (!) these would rely very much on the actual figures to make the scene convincing, and I wanted to create something that was more generic, but still different.

Much thinking later, I've decided to (try to ) create multiple scenes in one. From one direction, the viewer will see the terminus end of a platform, with views into the booking hall. From another direction, the view is the inside of the ticket office. A further change of aspect sees the booking hall itself, with the platform glimpsed through the station building door.

The FB box was bought, and the family were quite happy to help me dispose of the contents. The box has curved upper and lower edges to each of the four sides (when the lid is on) which adds an extra challenge in ensuring everything fits - the rules state the lid must be able to be closed.

I started by building the platform shell, adding Scalescenes stone walling for the platform construction. SEF paving was used for the platform surface. I started to make my own walls, again using card and Scalescenes paper, but coun't find any suitable doors in the scrapbox. I did spot an unused Ratio Station building kit - this will provide the external walls, and the framework for the platform canopy, plus downspouts and other dressing, such as platform trolleys and luggage.

A google around the internet provided some views of the inside of a ticket office (Beamish Museum), so I have some ideas on what furniture will be needed. I also want to add items like a radiator, ash trays and waste bins.

Progress so far :




 

 

 



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Hi Stu, thats looking realy good :doublethumb, is it for the Mevagissy shop compitition.

See you in May

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The mini-man has moved down to micro-man, an interesting project that I will be following Stu.



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Now this i shall follow as i have a few of the FB box,s with my bits and bobs in them.

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I'm waiting for the layout in a beer glass.



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ddolfelin wrote: I'm waiting for the layout in a beer glass.

Nah, that'd be a waste of a glass...;-)

Nigel, yes this is for the Mevagissy competition, it's the first time I've entered. I've not forgotten May, and Polbraze will be there, all these other projects are not procrastination, just me practicing some techniques...

Marty & Phill, I hope the result doesn't disappoint - I'm contemplating how to make a wall mounted radiator at the moment, one of the old cast iron sorts. The whole model is designed to be lifted out of the box for photographing.

I've also taken note of Perry's 5-minute build project - I'll be needing some furniture for the ticket office, in a nice, oak-stained finish.

Some more progress tonight....( hopefully)

 



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The walls are not fixed in yet, hence the gaps, but they are more or less finished (just the skirting boards and door jambs to complete inside the office.

I also need to add posters / notices inside the booking hall.



This view obviously needs doors adding, plus some more wall detail. You will also be able to see the underside of the awning, complete with all the necessary hanging signs, clock, etc.




 

Part of me also wants to add LEDs and fibre optics to create some lights... or would that be overkill on such a small project ?


 This is a very cruel close-up of the radiator:




 



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At least you'll be able to fix the radiator securely!

Great stuff, Stu.



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The radiator has now been fitted to the wall, the skirting boards and door frame (well, most of it) and on - just waiting now for the furniture.


The booking hall now has posters and a timetable




The view from the platform





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I've made up a platform trolley and started to add some luggage. I've also laid all the track, though it still needs ballasting. The framework for the awning is starting to take shape too.


 



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Stu, I'm not convinced that this is OO scale. That last detailed shot looks O scale. :pedal



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Thanks Tim, but it is only OO. My little point 'n' shoot camera lets me get some really good close ups.



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Clever stuff Stu, like it a lot.



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Very good Stu. Love the radiator mate.

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It's absolutely remarkable what you have achieved in such a small space. You obviously have a great deal of imagination when it comes to creating something like this - which is where I come unstuck. I have no imagination whatsoever. :shock:

Now let's see you get a loco in the bay.....:mutley:pedal

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Thinking small, detailing big. I like it a lot.

Very well done :pathead



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Perry wrote:  - which is where I come unstuck. I have no imagination whatsoever. :shock:

Now let's see you get a loco in the bay.....:mutley:pedal

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Yeah well being a non GWR fan is your problem mate :thumbs:mutley:pedal

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Thanks for all the comments, gents, it certainly helps with the motivation to get it finished (my biggest failing...).

It's not imagination, as much as observation (same as building a coal hoist !) - the challenge to me is how to fit these models into a small space, but still keep it interesting.

What I do find is these sorts of close-up photos certainly bring out all the errors - that luggage trunk looked ok before, now it's going to get a severe make-over, and the gap under the wall has to be sorted as well.


Still, the competition closing date isn't until the end of March (still time for you to enter....)



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I particularly liked the trunk, Stu.

I have other things to do or I'd rush out and buy some gravel in chocolate sweets.



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Inspiring stuff Stu.I really like what you do...not just in this old choccy box,but the micro layouts too!
  BTW....at the YMR show you said you were thinking of doing something involving Shepherds on the Chacewater/Newquay line.Are you still interested,because If so,i've got loads of reference photos.??

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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