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 Posted: Thu Apr 21st, 2022 10:41 pm
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Hello All, it has been a while since I visited this site... so much has happened over the last few years. All that aside I have continued to indulge in the hobby even if, on a bit by bit basis. I have been handcrafting a number of buildings that will eventually find a home on my friends layout. I would like to share some of these with you.
The first is a model of a long lost building in Ipswich, Queensland. The National School model is made using the only photo available as a reference, so there is considerable modeller's licence applied.



The next photo is a Metcalfe School kit that Bill made, a great kit but I decided to "alter" it a little. A bit a kitbashing later and we now have the Billandi Memorial hall. These halls were generally built around the 1920's as a venue for returning soldiers to gather. Nearly every town in Australia has one, including our little town, Billandi.



And finally, for this post is a model of a hobby shop I made for a friends birthday. The model is hand crafted using card and has limited interior detail so it can have lights fitted. This was created over a couple nights because I thought his birthday was in a few days...turned out I had two more weeks, oh well.




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Very nice models Robyn.



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Thank You John

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Excellent work Robyn.
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Thank you Terry

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Good to see you back Robyn and Glad your getting some modelling done !  
Very nice buildings indeed  :thumbs

Cheers

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Thank you Matt, it has been a difficult time for us as my friend has dementia and his care takes up a lot of my time. Thank goodness I have a hobby to indulge in...it is the best therapy for me.Robyn

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Great work.
Love the idea of a model railway store – How big is a HO scale HO model I wonder?
Best wishes to you and your friend,
Gordon :-)

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Thank you, Gordon. The HO scale models are slightly smaller than those made in OO scale. The Ipswich National school is 280mm wide x 160mm deep and 180mm high. The Train Shop is 160mm x 180mm and 100mm high.Robyn

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RobynT wrote: Thank you, Gordon. The HO scale models are slightly smaller than those made in OO scale. The Ipswich National school is 280mm wide x 160mm deep and 180mm high. The Train Shop is 160mm x 180mm and 100mm high.Robyn


Thanks Robyn,

But I think you have misunderstood, I was wondering how small one of the models would be in your model shop? I imagine a grain of rice would be O gauge? 

All tha best

Gordon :-)

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Great looking models Robyn.  :thumbs

What did you use for the tiles on the National School - they look superb.  Also, as a Rotarian myself, I like the Rotary wheel on the Memorial Hall. ;-)



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Petermac wrote: Great looking models Robyn.  :thumbs

What did you use for the tiles on the National School - they look superb.  Also, as a Rotarian myself, I like the Rotary wheel on the Memorial Hall. ;-)
Thank you, The tiles on the National School are a printed sheet, nothing special but it looks quite good. 

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There were a lot of corner stores in Australia that were called, Milk Bars. These shops often sold fish and chips, cold drinks...and more importantly, had a sweets cabinet. Most corner stores have now slipped into history but we can recall those times with models. I decided to experiment with 3D printing to create some buildings in N scale and this is the first one, a Milk Bar, of course.


The models shown below are from my first layout back in 1996. These models are hand made using styrene and are replicas of actual buildings. The businesses are a bit girly, but you have to have a hairdresser, a fashion retailer and the all important jewellery store. I did include a hobby shop, and they also sell craft things...yay!




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Hi Robyn,

More excellent buildings. I like the way you have captured the posh frontage, and the more functional rear of the building.

Gordon :-)

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