Micro Diorama ‘The Goods point’

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  1. MicroModeller

    MicroModeller Full Member

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    With me being new I hope I have posted this in the right section.
    This is my micro working diorama, which is themed around a coal/goods yard. The micro will be modelled in oo gauge as it’s my favourite gauge.
    The layout has a right hand point which leads to two small sidings. There will be two houses close to one of the sidings which was normal on the Timothy Hackworth railway around the Shildon area.
    The yard is cobbled with an office and an old oval oil tank which is in the process off being painted and weathered.
    I have uploaded a picture of my progress.
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  2. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Nice! Will enjoy watching the progress.
     
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  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Brilliant. Looks really great so far. I'll look forward to seeing it progressing towards completion.

    thanks for posting this up. :thumbs:

    And ....... its great to see you dipping your toe in the water so quickly. :welcome: aboard Stu.
     
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  4. MicroModeller

    MicroModeller Full Member

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    Thank you Andy for the feedback.:thumbup:
     
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  5. MicroModeller

    MicroModeller Full Member

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    Thank you Toto.
     
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    Hi everyone the layout is taking shape nicely now. The embankment has some ground cover on but needs a little static grass and a few shrubs.

    The yard office and oval oil tank are in place with the real coal in the staithes.

    Weathering needs to be done throughout the layout once I have the working street lamp in place at the end of the houses.

    The bare board at the end of the houses will have a vegetable plot and coal frames as this was a familiar sight. As always a few pictures of my work.
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  7. Andy_Sollis

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    How big are the boards?
     
  8. MicroModeller

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    Hi Andy the baseboards are 400mm x 200mm from scalemodelscenery.
     
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    Smart. Nice and compact and I guess sturdy!
     
  10. MicroModeller

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    :hismiley:Andy only problem I had was there is no beam to support the middle and stop it flexing so I managed to fit a wood crossbeam which does the trick.
    I’m waiting for a working lamppost to arrive also.
     
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  11. MicroModeller

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    Hi the layout is progressing nicely. Working telegraph pole with LED light is in place. The home made fence looks better since I painted it.

    The small garden area with coal frame and plants inside them are a nice touch. Still plenty to do. As always some pictures of the work.
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    :hismiley:Stu this is turning out to be a lovely diorama build. I like the garden area and the telegraph pole with working lamp.:thumbs:
     
  13. Gary

    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    This is a nice little project Kevin. Keep the pics and updates coming. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    I like the cold frames :thumbs: and lamp/telegraph :thumbup:
     
  15. MicroModeller

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    Thanks Gary and TimberSurf for the nice comments.:thumbs: I’m enjoying this diorama build.
     
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    Nice build looks really good
    :cheers:captain pugwash
     
  17. mydadstoys

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    i Agree with your comments it’s such a good model build.
     
  18. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Brilliant love the realism

    Ian vt
     
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