Friday, 18 September 2015

Pit - torial

A catch up with progress in pictures only today....

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Shed loads of trouble

I've made a start on the Shed diorama only to be troubled by exactly how long the pit in the shed was? No quality  printed photograph evidence was able to clear this problem up. As a member of the Lynton and Barnstple modelling forum some help was forthcoming . A good healthy debate was had by all on the Forum to try and make sense of what appeared to be contradictory information. Contributions of other photographs gradually produced a sort of consensus. One consensus being I shouldn't use the Peco N gauge inspection pit! Anyway here is the start. I am to lengthen the Interior pit a little as it seems it ran the full length of the shed, so that's one alteration. This might have been covered over later in its life, with (possibly ) boarding. Hence it was not easy to see in these published photographs whether the pit actually existed internally . Anyway for now a quick shot of the overall Diorama base and the frowned upon pack of the Peco inspection pit. Purists look away ! 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Pizza (in) Place

So just a few pictures to show how the shed will look in situ. As I wish to make this a stand alone diorama I need my ruler to check sizing. The scenery looks terrible here as it's the original landscaping  all torn up during my modifications. The rock faces were never finished or painted properly and the odd vegetables on the embankment are only there to show how they might look once the allotment on the hillside is prepared.  So please ignore the absolute shambles as it is. The track that runs beyond the shed in a southerly direction will be extended as well as the coaling stage modelled. More cutting back of the embankment will be required .

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Shed takes shape

Further work on the shed has seen the Pizza tray take on a new more meaningful purpose in life.
In fact I've been quite pleased with using this way of making a building as an experiment. At times there were delicate stages, such as the Evostick melting the wall, or the door uprights in danger of going their separate ways . But in the end , as more and more plastic was added , the whole thing rose up in the cook like a pizza base should. Management is so far very pleased.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Pizza Hut ( Shed)

I've made a start on a new version of the engine shed that was based at Lynton station  My first model was made several years ago and intended to be the original version before modification. On re visiting this little model it became clear that something was not quite right. Armed again with Measured And Drawn and a new technique of using Pizza trays ( thanks to my hungry kids) I marked out as below the dimensions by copying and pasting the drawings onto said Pizza base. Turning West side wall in reverse gave me the matching sides I required. New blade on my knife and cutting began. I intend to use plastic card to cover the shell , random stone by Slaters to match my other buildings. I also wish to make the shed a stand alone diaroma with an inspection pit and fitted track so that The whole unit can be lifted out of the layout when not in use.