Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Dioramas > 'Trainspotting' Theme - 136x86mm - OO Scale

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

'Trainspotting' Theme - 136x86mm - OO Scale
 Moderated by: . Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jul 15th, 2020 05:44 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi all

I’m planning another micro diorama build.
This will involve the same type of oak plinth I have used on previous builds.

The diorama will be themed around a distillery yard.
The plinth work surface is 9cms x 7cms.

My loco of choice will be the new tooled 'Ruston & Hornsby' loco by Hornby.
These little locos were prevalent within the distillery industry.

More to follow with pictures...




____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Jul 17th, 2020 11:10 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1181
Status: 
Offline
 
The loco is 54mm, the Conflat that comes with it is 81mm

Did you mix up cms and inches maybe?





____________________
Regards, H.
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Jul 18th, 2020 02:34 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5666
Status: 
Offline
 
I think Kevin is just going to use the loco ...  L:

... I bet he's got an idea for the 'flat' on another diorama !  :cool:





NICE !  :pimp: 

My favourite green & I've always had a soft spot for 'wasp stripes'.  :)


MILK ONLY ?  :f:  ;)  [toast]





235511 left Boultham Works on 24 August 1945,
ordered by Express Dairy Co. Ltd for shunting their bottling plant in Cricklewood,
the locomotive remaining there until 1954.

235511 was then transferred to Express Dairy's bottling plant at South Morden,
where it worked until the spring of 1972,
being replaced by a Hunslet Yardmaster 0-4-0.

In July 1972 235511 was sold to Esmond Lewis-Evans,
and moved to Ashford, at the South Eastern Steam Centre.

:old dude:

Sounds like they were well made & lasted a while.  :thumb:

I'm looking forward to seeing another of your cunning plans Kevin !  :P

I've figured it out BTW ...  :brill:

... Kevin's making a modular layout & is gonna join them all together !  :shocked:


3  1/2"  x  2  3/4" ... Now yer talkin'  :mex:

The concept alone has gotta be worth an advance of ...  ;)



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.




____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jul 20th, 2020 05:02 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
Helmut wrote:  
The loco is 54mm, the Conflat that comes with it is 81mm

Did you mix up cms and inches maybe?


Hi Helmut

You are correct about the sizes,

I plan to only use the loco on my micro diorama. 

:2t:




____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jul 20th, 2020 05:05 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi Si.

Thanks for your kind words and comments.

It’s a great idea about joining all the dioramas together.


I plan to only use the loco on this diorama,

but I’m planning a bit bigger diorama in the future,

with a running loco and wagon.

 :2t:




____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jul 20th, 2020 05:20 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi

Work started on the diorama a couple of days ago when the plinth arrived.

The stone wall sections have been built, painted and weathered.
Once this was complete I fixed them in place.

The OO gauge track has had its web removed, as it makes the track look more authentic.
The rails have been rusted, but I need to add sleeper grime to the sleepers tomorrow.

But for now a progress picture..







____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jul 29th, 2020 01:21 am
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 5666
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi Kevin  :wave:


OK ... This is just a typical  :dope:  question, which I'm sure I'm known for.  ;)


What track are you using Kevin ?  ??? 

I assume it's the same, for all your dioramas ?  ???

Who cares ? ... There's only 7cm of it, I hear from the back of the class.  :old dude:

I do !  :P


I have a few OO track types here myself, like 'Hornby' & one of the many 'PECO' types ...

... but am not a OOer, so couldn't figure out what it is that easily.  L:


:java::moose: :dt:


Si.




____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 06:17 am
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi Si.

Thanks for your reply.

The track I use on all my dioramas is 00-gauge Peco Setrack code-100.

Hope this make things clearer.  :2t:

With these types of track you need to cut the web off so it looks more life like.




____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top

 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2020 07:05 am
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
James Stanford
Registered


Joined: Sat Aug 1st, 2020
Location: Corowa, Australia
Posts: 37
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi Kevin.

I purchased a Ruston & Hornsby 48DS some time ago,
as the motive power for a micro layout I built.

I must say I'm pretty impressed with it.

It runs nicely, with the right controller,
and goes through tight radius Peco points without the extra car wired in.

Something a 48DS would be prefect for, a micro diorama!

Regards, James







____________________
James Stanford.
Corowa, NSW, Australia.

A many micros modeller.
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Sep 3rd, 2020 05:27 pm
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
Kevin Johnson
Registered


Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2019
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline
 
Hi all  :wave:

While I wait for Admin. to change the name of my diorama build,
I thought I should explain, I have had a change in direction with this diorama.

The diorama is a little larger 136mm x 86mm, not by much though.  :shocked:

The diorama will have a trainspotting theme about it,
as I can remember watching steam locos and shunting rolling stock as a young boy,
and also my love of steam and coal, working as one.

More to follow soon.  :2t:




____________________
Cheers

Kevin
Back To Top


 Current time is 12:28 am
Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Dioramas > 'Trainspotting' Theme - 136x86mm - OO Scale
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems