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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:54 am

chris stockdale wrote:I'm particularly enjoying all the detail touches with ducks (geese?) and flowers.

Cheers.


Thanks Chris, I'm going with "Waterfowl" as they are a bit indistinct!

The layout is now packed up ready to head to Glasgow on Thursday. All the important things, layout boards, box of electrics, layout curtains, layout supports, stock box and, most importantly, a comfy seat to sit on.

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If anyone is at the SEC over the weekend, the layout is stand B48 - please come and introduce yourself 8)

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby nu2ng » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:55 pm

Hope you have a great show Andy and that it all behaves itself.. :)

Just for a giggle I checked on gurgle maps to see how far it was - I won't be 'popping' along to the show this year - not at nearly 700 miles round trip... :(
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby TrainsOnArran » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:08 am

Andy,

I really enjoyed meeting you and Crundells Estate in Glasgow on Saturday morning. I hope you don’t mind me posting some of the pictures I took. Thank you for all the hints, tips and techniques you passed on, particularly with regard to the plants and flowers on the estate. Following your advice, both the Green Scenes and Gaugemaster stands relieved me of some cash in exchange for scenic materials!

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The next photo shows a fabulous little bit of detail. Outside the workshop is a patch of mud. The mechanic has walked in this mud on the way in to the workshop and his muddy footprints have been left on the concrete.

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When you have a chance, I’d love to see some more pictures of all your rolling stock.
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Thanks, it was nice to put a face to the name.

Weekend was very busy, was close to losing my voice by Sunday night as I'd spent 3 days talking while running the layout . A lot of people stopped to watch and ask questions - often wives spotting it and dragging husbands over to look. The phrases heard most often were "nice", very different" and "unusual".

No major issues with the layout - some coupling problems and the locos kept stopping on the insulfrog points in the fiddle yard. Main issue was between chair and controller - I operated the layout for almost the entire weekend, some 23 1/2 hours with trains going round in circles and the brain wasnt fully functional at times.

Most of my stock can be seen in this thread, the MacFeegles Distillery Thread (http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8345 and the Workshop No 3 Thread (http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9301

I did a couple of threads on the loco builds :
Red Ant - http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8446
Green "Simplex" - http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8045

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby PeterH » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:34 pm

A successful show, congratulations.
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 am

Well done after a successful weekend. I know how you feel after a solo weekend effort. Take a day off then back into modelling :P

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby lesmond » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 pm

That is lovely :D

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:31 pm

Crundells took delivery of a new piece of motive power today. A "Light Locomotive" for moving small loads around the estate.

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This started out as a project to build an enclosed Lister on a Bachmann tram chassis but somewhere along the lines I made an error in my scaling and it ended up being about 1/19th scale and huge. So I stripped it back to the footplate and converted it to what you see based around the Planet Light Locomotive and Steve Bennets Midge.

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Most of the body and detailing are plastic sheet and section. The seat (Kit Form Services) and brake stand (Pepper7 - handwheel still to be attached) are resin. The fuel/oil tank is a piece of wooden dowel with plasticard details and a couple of top hat wheel bearings as the fillers and brass "pipes". Decking is lollypop sticks stained with Games Workshop shade paint.

It possibly sits a little high as the chassis is a bit big but it was on hand.

Here's a final photo with the flash so that the details can be seen (along with all of the dust, fluff and excess weathering powder :oops: )

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby lesmond » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:44 pm

That's lovely - perfect for light loads and odd jobs.

Well done :)

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:26 am

In need of a driver for the light loco, Igor paid a visit to lend a hand (or complete limbs if needed).

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Head, hands, legs and feet are Fujimi mechanics parts, body is a Preiser German firefighter.

Primer and paint later, this dapper chap is the new member of staff. I thought the cut down firefighters jacket looked like a leather jackets so went with that. Still not mastered painting faces though.

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby ian holmes » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:21 pm

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:32 pm

Since I cant go anywhere, I've been sorting through my railway stuff (both OO and Gn15) and doing all of the minor repairs and upgrades that I hadn't got around to. When I exhibited Crundells last year, one issue I found was with the couplings. Link and Pins are fine when pulling but would cause issues when pushing. The other stock with Kadees had no issues so I decided to fit Kadees to all of the stock - No 5's on the wagons and modified 18s/19s on the locos.

While I was at it I photographed the stock - I didn't realise how much stock I'd built up.

Smallbrook Studios kits : Katie and Harlequin on Hornby 0-4-0 Chassis :

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Sidelines Kits - Ant (documented here : http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8446), Gnat and Hornet

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Built by Gerry Bullock : Sidelines Decade (I think), heavily modified :

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Scratchbuilt - Simplex-ish (documented here : http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8045)

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Converted Bachmann Gas Mechanical :

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Plus the Light loco shown above.

There are quite a number of wagons - all Sideline except the two brown coaches which are scratchbuilt on Smallbrook chassis :

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And it all goes into a case for transport :

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:48 pm

Hi Andy,

Thanks for sharing/showing all that in one go. It’s scary how much space models can take up in boxes, your case idea works a treat. I’m a serial dabbler in 7/8ths and 1/12 scale mostly, with the consequent much larger volume per item. It also makes it much harder to conceal from SWMBO!

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby PeterH » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 pm

Wow.
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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:57 am

I bet you have the briefcase firmly chained to your wrist with all your rollingstock inside :D

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Re: Crundells Estate

Postby backwaterscotland » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:16 am

DCRFAN 3 wrote:I bet you have the briefcase firmly chained to your wrist with all your rollingstock inside :D


Almost but not as much as my 00 gauge models going to shows - the case for that contains kit built Strathclyde EMUs, DMU sets and locos, some of which are fitted with sound - estimated value of the case is about £3500 :shock:

I hadn't realised quite how much stock I had for Gn15 until I had it all laid out - slightly scary when you start adding up how much it costs.

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