Llangollen display diorama.

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not sure this could truly be termed a "Plank" more like a "Stick" really in view of its short size. Right for the benefit of all new and recently joined members this is what this thread is about, basically Platform 1 is going to present the Llangollen Diesel Group with a display model of D5310 as a way of creating shall we say a cultural exchange opportunity. The loco we will present to Llangollen is the prototype model of BRCW Type 2 Sulzer locomotive D5310 as designed by Steve Beattie and being built by myself, the loco will be finished in BR green livery and will sit in a display case with simple scenic ground cover. The size of the case is 11" x 22" as this seems a good enough size that doesn't cramp the loco, bearing in mind of course the Diesel group are limited for space on their station display. Negotiations for this are being driven by Andy Sollis who is the contact with the full size loco owner and Toto because this is the forerunner and test build for the new Highlander Models Class 26 and Class 27 kit range currently under development.

    So here are some pics of the styrene profile I glued onto an 8mm ply base, to give some idea of how this will work I place a Toad brake van to give a perspective. The loco will sit on a slight embankment with a shallow cutting behind.



     
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    Very nice. I will follow this build too! :hammer:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I should have built this bit a few weeks ago so you could have layered the scenics with the static applicator when you called round the other week.:thumbs::avatar: Never mind Andy you can airbrush the loco :thumbs:
     
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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Where is the emoji for “Rolls on floor laughing”??? :giggle:

    I don’t have a clue how to use an airbrush. Last time I did that I was in six form. I don’t think the teacher was impressed when I vapourised it during his woodwork class! :avatar:
     
  5. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok fair do then... how about soldering kits instead ... or at least stacking safely away all the reals that will be needed over the coming few months.:scratchchin::giggle:
     
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    Reels of solder?
     
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    Great start Yorkie ........ nothing this man can't do. :avatar:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    as they say Toto its always a damn big Platform 1 privilege :avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
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    yup soon to be buying by the box full... whats coming through the pipeline over the next twelve months or so:thumbs:;)
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    With the styrene ground former pieces fixed securely with the CT1 compound which had overnight to cure I knocked up some Multi Finish to quite a "wet" consistency and applied it randomly to the styrene building up the ground contours gradually. The Multi Finish should stick to the styrene without drying back with cracks because the water content cannot be sucked out quickly as often happens on masonry walls, there is no need to PVA the surface first, with the plaster still nicely wet I liberally sprinkled grit sand on to add some terrain texture. Once the mix has dried I shall seal the whole surface with SBR Admix which is a latex bonder available from all good builders merchants or if you are feeling flush you can buy the same stuff in fancy 500mil spray bottles labelled Static Grass Basing Glue.



     
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    Very nice and a quick result as well.

    Toto
     
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    How’s the TV? :avatar: It must have been very annoying to have to spend all that on a new set just to get some polystyrene:thumbs::avatar::avatar:

    Looking good Paul. :p
     
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    Andy annoying doesn't even describe it... that's my Gladiator Duchess down the pan for the time being, but as I keep reminding Toto and Dundee it is an absolute privilege to spend so much on extruded polystyrene for such a worthy project. :avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar: At least we can all say Platform 1 takes a green approach in helping to save the planet.:scratchchin:
     
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    :avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
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    I’m sure you’ll get it at some point, sooner rather than later. Just may need to save up the tiger tokens..
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Paul,

    Nice to build a display plank or what I did, a photo plank. I use mine for photographing new locos and rolling stock on. https://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index.php?threads/photo-plank-for-ho-oo.1332/

    What would be a nice touch to your 'stick' is a brass plaque fixed to the lower slope below the track, symbolizing the connection between P1MRC and the Llangollen Diesel Group.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    What a lovely idea! Will have to take a trip to Llangollen once it's complete to view it in all it's glory!

    Matt

    PS: nice Toad BV!
     
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    I think Toto may well have something like that in mind Gary. :thumbs:
     
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    When the time comes Toto will make an official announcement so all Platform 1 members wishing to attend the presentation ceremony can be present, this would be a great opportunity for a group meet up and social. Toto and Andy will keep us all informed when this will be because it is a matter of timing really and availability at Llangollen. I believe the loco is undergoing a full repaint with bogies out and may not be available again until September:thumbup:
     
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    Well the painting is nearly done and it’s booked to go away I think in June. Not sure where Sept has crept in?

    I best confirm... :eek:
     

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