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    Scratchbuilt factory

    Hi Val and all my other acquiantences in Canada, have not modeled for a while and have only lurcked on The Gauge Thought I would be back in Georgetown by now but due to circumstances it was not to be. So glad to see how active you still are, Love those buildings Hope to get back to my layout...
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    harbinger of sad things to come?

    Shamus Paul ... so sorry that we will not be seeing any of your fabulous modeling in the future. your models ,photos, instruction videos have been an insperation to many many scratch builders such as myself. I have been blessed by knowing you and that other great modeler Robin Mattersen. Your...
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    Where is your layout situated?

    In the Loft After having lived in a 5 bedroom house we for 38 years, we down graded to a "Granny Flat" im my sons back garden The house has very high ceiling so it was possible to do a layout on the bathroom roof The pictures show how I get up to it with a retractable ladder and what you see...
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    Animated Layouts

    Scott thanks just what I needed to make this old tired brain of mine active
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    Nail hole making tool for scratch building

    Ponce wheel This wheel is used by the ladies transfering paterns to material in dress making so I stole one from my wifes sewing room. I posted just recently a picture of it on General talk ( More of the Challenge ) and also what I have used it for. I have made one of my own to conform to...
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    Animated Layouts

    The Saturday Afternoon group I am a member of has issued a challenge ,Come to the meeting in August with a layout animated article, well now I hope that on the Gauge there must be guys who have animated their layouts or parts thereof So I need some inspiration, audio is easy eg. church bells...
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    Matthro..Some regrets

    Drew.... The layout I dismantled was in a state of construction, Robin had torn down his previous layout and was constucting a three level mushroom ,it was operational but not scenict so a lot of his buildings were not in place. The Bridge.....thats one of the regrets,I dont remember who got...
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    Matthro..Some regrets

    Found another Blast Furnace picture ....special effects !!!!
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    Matthro..Some regrets

    announce1Lurking on Scratching and Bashing saw that Bigsteel was looking at building a Blast Furnace I remembered that Robin had one on his layout,so going back to the many photo's I had taken of his layout , stored on many floppy discs I still have, I found one and also photo's I had taken as...
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    And some more of the Challenge

    Rivit making tool ? Cannonball... asked about the tool I used to make rivits on my Bridge project, neither my wife or I can think of its name ( advancing years ) it is used for tracing patterns any way so heres a picture or two I believed I did do a post on its use for the accadamy ages ago...
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    MoreGauge Members Industries

    Gus its dry power ,Called Rhinocrete here its ordinary drywalling plaster, put the water in first and then add the powder so this way you can control the consitancy of the mix I sometimes add bits of pollystyrene after I have plastered to make projecting rocks and then plaster over them
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    And some more of the Challenge

    Davidtrains ask about my cardboard bridge David the bridge is made mostly from corrigated cardboard the rivits are paper imprinted with a cogwheel like tool I borrowed from my wifes sewing room
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    MoreGauge Members Industries

    For Steamhead ...and others...Rocks Gus the attached are not the rock formation as shown in the photo of Catts Fish Ind. but this is how I go about it My rocks are lumps of polly stirene ( packing from the computer shop ) glued together and held with tooth picks Then a coating of Dry wall...
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    Doors Open Toronto 2007

    Why does it all happen when I am back home, my daughter lives in Georgetown and I visit often so I have partaken of lots of the Steam Whistle brew, even wear my baseball cap a lot, But the Round house has always been closed.....my envy runnith over....maybe next summer !!! Keep hoping that the...
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    MoreGauge Members Industries

    Steamhead .....Gus I took some pictures as I was building those rock formations...will have get them to an exceptable size after I dig them out, will post them on the weekend One thought ,I try to follow nature...rock strata is due to a past event in the earths forming ,so following a strata...
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    MoreGauge Members Industries

    Wickman ....Lynn , started this layout (its really a big Diorama , I like building scenery more than running trains ) determined to use no commercial materials other than track and rolling stock so each and everthing is scratch built, those buildings are hand cut
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    And some more of the Challenge

    Josh .....you started this.:cool: Posted some other pictures but they seem to have disappeared into cyber space Hope these appear :cool::razz: First you paint a back drop on the wall and then you scenic in a steel bridge (made from Cardboard box, as per Robin ) add mountains and "Voila"
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    MoreGauge Members Industries

    Another of the buildings named for aGauge member " Catts Fish Plant and Smokery "
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    More of the Challenge

    This is more of Vincents landing and the Backcreek Lumber Company
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    A Callenge accepted

    Josh Robin had a thing about naming his buiding with Gauge members names so I just followed suit ,thats one of my buildings, one of my first I think I have improved
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