Finishing the unfinished

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by LNR » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:16 am

Your pics. have me scrutinizing the background in addition to the main subject, did you add the fan behind the radiator on the diesel? Love the overhead line shafting, HO wheels with the flange turned off perhaps. (be a bit of whip running anything off the centre pulleys ;) ) Timber workshops always look very comfy with the lights on, glow of timber and all that. Excellent work and more please, as others have said.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:32 pm

The Lister may have stalled awaiting electrics, but the workshop lads have pressed ahead with No 6 Observation Coach (aka "The Lady of the Dales").

Bob worked into the gloom of the late afternoon finishing the lining, but of course Old Davey (who hangs around the workshop) knows a better way of doing it from when he was a lad. Still it does mean he vacated his favourite place by the fire for once.

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The decals and lining are done, the brasswork been fitted. All that needs doing is the lighting and fabricating the roof. Thorough testing of the Cleminson Chassis will have to follow when the weather is warmer, as I have worries about the vertical movement of the middle axle (or relative lack of it).
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:55 pm

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:16 am
Your pics. have me scrutinizing the background in addition to the main subject, did you add the fan behind the radiator on the diesel? Love the overhead line shafting, HO wheels with the flange turned off perhaps. (be a bit of whip running anything off the centre pulleys ;) ) Timber workshops always look very comfy with the lights on, glow of timber and all that. Excellent work and more please, as others have said.
Grant.
The fan is a cheap internal computer fan and runs when in use. The overhead line uses turned down wheels from (I think) Ron Grant. Many years ago when he was trading he sometimes included a SINGLE extra wheel in an order (!). Even when you didn't order any wheelsets. I'm not sure if it was a form of advertising of what he did. Still what can you do with three wheels which is what I acquired over time? The overhead line shafting (along with the block-and-tackle) are photographic props and in fact if you look closely (well, maybe not as I try to control stray revealing angles) you might make out that they are engineering impossibilities. But they look good in setting the scene.

I have to retrieve some photographs of the actual garden railway as I am aware that this thread is getting a little thread-bare with only three-and-a-half square feet of workshop to photograph. Still the projects have been good occupational therapy and rehab.

Many thanks for everyone's kind comments.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by LNR » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:06 pm

It's the best three and a half feet of workshop I've seen in a while, and a perfect use for three wheels. Being compact has the advantage of complete control over background, and foreground, something that can be hard outside. Fences are the photographic bane of my life.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 am

Just love your work Andy, it does seem so real.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:14 pm

Hi, the unfinished projects are still being whittled down. Fortunately my health improves, but unfortunately this means I'm expected to go back to work. Funny that they won't consider paying me to make a 16mm world indefinitely!

Rylston Station building is still cluttering my desk, but much of the external work is now complete. It is a JigStone cast in resin with which I experimented with self colouring casting. I swore that I wouldn't get sucked into any internal detail. But then decided that some "low fidelity" modelling wouldn't take too long.

Peering in from the platform side, we can see the Edmondson ticket machine on the booking desk.
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Peering in from the opposite side of the building, we can see the Edmondson tickets in their rack.
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Swivelling round we can see the desk
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Some signs for the station have been unearthed in cluttered corners of the workshop. I feel the fish adds something.
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An old notice board with peeling timetable was discovered.
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And finally detail of the Edmondson ticket rack from the window again
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There is still lots to do to the station building but I'll try to get some outside shots soon.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by LNR » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm

Very glad to hear that your health improves Andy, more wonderful detail. Hope the thought of working again doesn't stop the creative juices flowing.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by FWLR » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 am

Glad to hear your health is improving Andy, love you detailing of the ticket machine, in fact love all of it. You are a very talented guy. :thumbright: :thumbright:

Take it from me Andy, don’t push yourself to hard at work, if you don’t feel good, tell someone...I didn’t and I ended up with a double bypass....
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by RylstonLight » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm

Thanks for encouragement about rehab to work.

As promised some outside shots of Rylston Station building mocked up on a board. Very much work in progress but I have temporarily dressed it up with accessories to assess its potential. The signs are easy as they are fixed by magnets embedded in the JigStone castings. The idea is to allow different signs when running in different eras. The cat is also fixed this way. Lots to do with barge boards, gutters and ridge tiles etc. Then the new RLR needs to be built for it to go on.

Overall view from platform side:
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A closer view:
Awning in development.png

The platform view of the arched passage with ticket window to right:
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The town view of the station:
Rylston town side in development.png

Closer view of town side of arch, with a warm welcome evident!:
Welcome.png

The railway will remain closed until I can re-arrange some landscaping to accomodate a new version of the RLR. As the time approaches I will share the plans and the philosophy that generated them. The basic idea is to have a more compact circular layout with more thought to scenic vistas that lend themselves to watching trains go by and photographing them. I am also planning a novel way of a (relatively) quick build of raised track bed, which I'll share when I am confident it will work.

But for it to be a quick build in situ I need to build up my stock of plants and buildings first.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by FWLR » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:02 pm

Brilliant Andy :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:27 pm

Outstanding.... just wonderful attention to getting everything looking in scale and in the right place. The colouring is perfect too.
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by ge_rik » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Brilliant!! In all respects.

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:51 pm

some ace pictures and a beautifully built station very realistic looking

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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by Soar Valley Light » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi Andy,

More superb detail in some wonderful models. I had to look twice at more than one photo to be absolutely sure it was 16mm scale not 12" to the foot! :thumbright:
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Re: Finishing the unfinished

Post by LNR » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:54 am

As has been said, a beautiful looking building. The stone paint work is brilliant. I do envy you guys with your stone station buildings. Looking forward to hear and see your RLR philosophies come to fruition.
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