Bridlington & Wolds Scale Model Club Forum

Models => Modelling Projects => Topic started by: zak on June 06, 2021, 08:56:55 AM

Title: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 06, 2021, 08:56:55 AM
1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.

The ore will be delivered from the working face using a narrow gauge railway.
1/35 scale equates to 8.709 mm = 1 ft.

I will use track with a gauge of 16.5 mm and so this will be just about 2 ft gauge.

I purchased some V skip trucks to carry the ore.

These are resin with some metal parts.

Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 06, 2021, 08:58:31 AM
As you can see they are not very complicated and go together well, I have three to build.
I hope to have some sort of mechanism whereby they are discharged into the truck.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 06, 2021, 09:25:20 AM
One built, I will take it apart to paint.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 06, 2021, 02:25:00 PM
Looking good - have you decided what type of mine it will be yet ??????
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 06, 2021, 03:26:02 PM
Heavy Metal probably.
I have a liking for Tungsten, I can then use Wolfram somewhere, but things may change.

I did think about uranium as well.

Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on June 06, 2021, 03:52:19 PM
What about the Ime Mine?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 07, 2021, 04:48:15 PM
Skip truck looks great. It'll get the Zak treatment I presume for the finishing?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 08, 2021, 07:34:30 AM
 It will be undercoated, given a coat of rust coloured paint and the weathered and more rust added.

Meanwhile on the 3' x 2' baseboard the track has been laid and wired up.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on June 08, 2021, 09:40:19 AM
A mine of information eh!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 08, 2021, 09:44:44 AM
He is very deep !!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 08, 2021, 03:31:57 PM
Wow! This is going to be some diorama.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 08, 2021, 08:50:39 PM
Looking good,
Nice to have a higher and lower level.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on June 09, 2021, 06:51:38 AM
Some of us know where we belong!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 09, 2021, 09:14:27 AM
So that's you and me on the bottom level then Haddock.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 09, 2021, 10:11:22 AM
So that's you and me on the bottom level then Haddock.
Underground for you two.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 09, 2021, 12:42:19 PM
Zak has demoted us to troglodyte - or is that a promotion ?????
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 09, 2021, 01:32:04 PM
Zak has demoted us to troglodyte - or is that a promotion ?????
Promotion in your case!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 09, 2021, 02:04:49 PM
Thank you very much kind sir  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 09, 2021, 05:34:23 PM
Thank you very much kind sir  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
I should think so too!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: councilman on June 09, 2021, 06:13:04 PM
Back to model railways ehh..
James will like this one.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 09, 2021, 06:19:07 PM
A bit more scenery added.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 09, 2021, 07:46:10 PM
So that's you and me on the bottom level then Haddock.
Underground for you two.
Or under water!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 12, 2021, 08:11:41 AM
Trying to come up with a mechanism for tipping the v skips into the wagon.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 12, 2021, 11:01:28 AM
It is marvellous what a bit of Lego can do.
Mechanism installed and working.
The pictures should help explain it.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 12, 2021, 11:20:26 AM
Excellent - takes me back to my time teaching ( or trying to, before you say it) technology in secondary schools.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 12, 2021, 01:21:47 PM
Thanks Martin,
I have thought of a name.
It is not really a mine, more open cast/ quarry-ish and so..........................


Kudby Ores.


Sorry, its the best available from my addles brian.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 12, 2021, 03:08:25 PM
Ingenious Dave. This should be a fantastic diorama. I wonder where it's going to live?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 12, 2021, 03:13:50 PM
Addled brain or not - sound good to me
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 12, 2021, 07:46:21 PM
Brilliant Zak,
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 13, 2021, 10:45:14 AM
I am having problems with my incline, its a bit steep and the truck are not happy with the slope and curve, back to the drawing board and try to ease the curves.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 13, 2021, 01:13:44 PM
The trials and tribulations of Isambard Kingdom Smith -- hohohoh - you will fix it in the end. ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on June 13, 2021, 01:16:34 PM
Trying to come up with a mechanism for tipping the v skips into the wagon.
Have you thought of a bloke with big muscles?
Haddock.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 13, 2021, 02:39:12 PM
Trying to come up with a mechanism for tipping the v skips into the wagon.
Have you thought of a bloke with big muscles?
Haddock.
Yes, he will stood by the skip. The mechanism is so it can be operated "no hands" so to speak, from the rear of the layout.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 14, 2021, 02:36:53 PM
Corrugated shed built as per Nissen huts in Battle of Britain thread.
It disguises the mechanism for righting the skips.
It will be painted and rusted.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 16, 2021, 04:05:55 PM
Tree under construction - wire coated with Polytex,
Scenic work under way,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 16, 2021, 07:50:50 PM
Polytex must love you....!
Trees from polytex and other materials, now that's a new technique to watch and observe.
Cheers,
Bigkev 
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 17, 2021, 12:38:39 PM
Looking good Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on June 18, 2021, 10:04:39 AM
Finally had chance to catch up on this build. It's looking good Dave, hope your incline and balance problem stay resolved!!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 18, 2021, 11:15:03 AM
More scenic work.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 18, 2021, 01:15:51 PM
Looks like it will be fully operational.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 18, 2021, 04:29:55 PM
Looks like it will be fully operational.
It is fully working.

The tree continues to grow.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 19, 2021, 02:08:54 PM
Sign for the quarry/mine.
Made from Slaters Plastic letters and plastic-card.
They must be about 25 years old.
It needs painting.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 19, 2021, 02:27:07 PM
Like the sign.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 19, 2021, 04:10:50 PM
Made from Slaters Plastic letters and plastic-card.
They must be about 25 years old.
They still make them - and the letters are still the same - I just need to find out which letters to use for each word - hohohho
Are yours from the Victorian era - ho hohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 19, 2021, 06:45:07 PM
Hi Zak,
Never knew they did lettering, that's a new one to me.
Unless your like Martin, about 200 years old.....ho, ho ho.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 20, 2021, 07:20:52 AM
Hi Zak,
Never knew they did lettering, that's a new one to me.
Unless your like Martin, about 200 years old.....ho, ho ho.
Bigkev
It is available in lots of different sizes, just remove the letters and stick them onto plastic-card.
For station signs and such.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 20, 2021, 10:04:18 AM
Just looking for the "T" to finish - your in trouble now Kevin - hohohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 23, 2021, 07:10:52 AM
More progress.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 23, 2021, 09:26:13 AM
Turned over a new leaf.
Working on the tree.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 23, 2021, 09:27:34 AM
Excellent stuff. The scenery looks great.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 23, 2021, 05:48:47 PM
Leaf it out.
More on the foliage.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 23, 2021, 06:43:17 PM
Think you are barking up the wrong tree if you are looking for sensible comments - hohohho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 23, 2021, 09:06:39 PM
That's a re -leaf!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 25, 2021, 12:19:39 PM
Forestation continues.
Sorry messy photos.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 25, 2021, 03:38:03 PM
Very nice. The rusty rails into the undergrowth look good.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 25, 2021, 06:21:26 PM
Hi Zak,
Like the rusty vehicle parts, and the groundwork.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on June 25, 2021, 07:27:01 PM
Agree with Kevin,  Iíll have to try a tree one of these days.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 26, 2021, 03:16:17 PM
A windswept oak and a broad leaf tree under construction.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 27, 2021, 10:21:48 AM
More scenic work across the lhs of the layout.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 27, 2021, 03:57:26 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on June 28, 2021, 01:22:51 PM
This is a man's train set, looks really good.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on June 28, 2021, 02:12:33 PM
Speechless!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 28, 2021, 02:57:38 PM
My first attempt with static grass.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on June 28, 2021, 03:27:10 PM
Looks good to me
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 28, 2021, 05:19:37 PM
Hi Zak,
Looks really good.
I've been watching it for 15 minutes, and I haven't seen a blade of grass move!, ho, ho, ho.
Must teach me how to control my lawn in the same manner......!
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 28, 2021, 05:35:49 PM
Hi Zak,
Looks really good.
I've been watching it for 15 minutes, and I haven't seen a blade of grass move!, ho, ho, ho.
Must teach me how to control my lawn in the same manner......!
Bigkev
No wind on my railway, only after curry.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on June 29, 2021, 07:55:21 AM
Several layer can be built up with grasses of different colours and sizes to get different effects,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on June 29, 2021, 03:25:56 PM
No lawn mower then?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on June 29, 2021, 03:36:45 PM
Looks like 'No Mow May' in miniature, great work.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on June 29, 2021, 07:35:42 PM
Hi Zak,
Great turf and grassy area's.
Very realistic.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on June 30, 2021, 05:32:01 PM
Grass looks really good.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 02, 2021, 11:00:49 AM
Ballasting in progress.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on July 02, 2021, 06:06:18 PM
Hi Zak,
Nice to see you are branching out.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 02, 2021, 08:29:34 PM
Will not ask if he is "main lining" - hohohhoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Wizzel on July 03, 2021, 12:49:57 PM
That's fabulous!  I love the way you can tackle any type of model and produce something amazing.  How are you finding the static grass application?  I love it, it add that finishing touch.

I now have a burning desire to find an old ZX Spectrum and waste the rest of my life playing Manic Miner!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 03, 2021, 01:08:09 PM
That's fabulous!  I love the way you can tackle any type of model and produce something amazing.  How are you finding the static grass application?  I love it, it add that finishing touch.

I now have a burning desire to find an old ZX Spectrum and waste the rest of my life playing Manic Miner!
I saw tour grass and decided to have a go.
I like the effect and with the layering spray it gets even better.
I mix different colours as well.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Wizzel on July 04, 2021, 09:18:06 PM
Yes, you can produce an endless variety of terrain styles by mixing lengths and colours.  I didn't buy any aerosol layering spray but use a spray bottle with diluted matt mod podge instead.  I do have a spray can of Halfords lacquer though so I may try that and see what happens.  A lot of people airbrush the grass too as well as mixing colours as I found out from watching videos on the you tube. 
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 05, 2021, 02:49:12 PM
Excellent Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 06, 2021, 10:23:42 AM
Yes, you can produce an endless variety of terrain styles by mixing lengths and colours.  I didn't buy any aerosol layering spray but use a spray bottle with diluted matt mod podge instead.  I do have a spray can of Halfords lacquer though so I may try that and see what happens.  A lot of people airbrush the grass too as well as mixing colours as I found out from watching videos on the you tube.
Yes, a lot of good stuff on the net.
As I get more adventurous I may try other techniques.
At the moment I am struggling to model, after a weeks visit from the mother in law.
I need to get my brain back in focus.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 08, 2021, 02:16:17 PM
The sequence will be something like this.
Loaded trucks arrive
One is uncoupled
Truck is taken up the incline
The ore is tipped into the truck
Truck is righted
Empty (ish) truck is left in siding
Loco returns down the incline to pick up another
Once three are up the top they return to the bottom for more ore.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 08, 2021, 02:17:10 PM
The rest of the sequence.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 10, 2021, 01:14:19 PM
A most excellent diorama. Very impressive and working too.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 10, 2021, 03:00:40 PM
A most excellent diorama. Very impressive and working too.
But still nor finished, more to come after the allotment has finished, fruit, peas, beans, potatoes and so on.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 19, 2021, 05:37:46 PM
Rather a mess, been away and still picking fruit and vegetables.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on July 19, 2021, 08:13:01 PM
Hi Zak,

They say tidiness is the sign of a sick mind.
I think your mind appears to be very healthy, now Msea's workplace is.............
Nice work in progress, hope the veg and fruit tastes nice....from the allotment.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on July 20, 2021, 07:32:06 PM
Great looking diorama. Same question as ever - Where are you going to put it?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 21, 2021, 07:24:41 AM
Great looking diorama. Same question as ever - Where are you going to put it?
Well, it will have another 3 foot extension as well, so who knows, the garage?
Didn't really think it through did I.
Thought it would give the grandkids something to play with?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 21, 2021, 08:40:36 AM
Hi Zak,

They say tidiness is the sign of a sick mind.
I think your mind appears to be very healthy, now Msea's workplace is.............
Bigkev
Normal state of my desk Kevin -  now what did you say about my mind - hohohohoh
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on July 21, 2021, 09:11:06 AM
Hi Zak,

They say tidiness is the sign of a sick mind.
I think your mind appears to be very healthy, now Msea's workplace is.............
Bigkev
Normal state of my desk Kevin -  now what did you say about my mind - hohohohoh

Tidy for you........
Ho,ho,ho, ho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: meremodeller on July 21, 2021, 11:07:35 AM
Will you be able to post a short video of it when it's running. I'm sure that would be of interest to us all.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 21, 2021, 11:34:27 AM
Will you be able to post a short video of it when it's running. I'm sure that would be of interest to us all.
Is it possible to do that on here?
I will give it a go later,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 21, 2021, 03:21:04 PM
That would be good to see it running.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 21, 2021, 04:46:26 PM
Don't forget we need sound effects as well  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on July 21, 2021, 08:33:32 PM
Sound effects should be easy, there's plenty chuffing goes on at the Meetings (remember them?)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 25, 2021, 10:07:00 AM
Don't forget we need sound effects as well  ::) ::) ::)
I have been looking into this, I cannot find anything at a price I like - cheap, yes.
Also most sound modules are for mainline locos not this small narrow gauge stuff, the sound would be all wrong for a small petrol/ diesel engine.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 25, 2021, 05:09:00 PM
Silly me - I just though we would get you saying "chuff chuff chuff" in the background - hohohho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 25, 2021, 06:19:16 PM
Chuff.
The building takes shape on the lower level.
The interior has been pinched from an earlier model.
The roof was made with the usual corrugated technique.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 25, 2021, 06:20:20 PM
The upper area is just about complete and with working point lever.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 25, 2021, 07:43:03 PM
I remember the man fixing his bike from before
The whole thing is looking very impressive and on top of that it moves, what more could we ask for.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 26, 2021, 01:33:56 PM
Really excellent Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 27, 2021, 10:31:32 AM
Interior light added to the workshop/shed.
This is a 12v LED.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 27, 2021, 11:04:35 AM
Will you animate the figure and get the bike wheel turning and motor bike noises  ::) ::) ::) ::) hohoho - its looking great even without sound and movement.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 27, 2021, 11:08:24 AM
Will you animate the figure and get the bike wheel turning and motor bike noises  ::) ::) ::) ::) hohoho - its looking great even without sound and movement.
I have found a company that produces sound modules, just waiting for then to get back to me.
Board two, may have more movement, but that's for the future.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 27, 2021, 02:43:31 PM
Very posh.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on July 27, 2021, 07:46:02 PM
Will you animate the figure and get the bike wheel turning and motor bike noises  ::) ::) ::) ::) hohoho - its looking great even without sound and movement.
I have found a company that produces sound modules, just waiting for then to get back to me.
Board two, may have more movement, but that's for the future.

I might be available to a few 'hoots' and 'whoo hoo's' for the right price, probably won't be as good, but cheaper!
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 29, 2021, 08:04:51 AM
I was working on the underside of the layout and it fell over -B _ _ _ _ R!
Major repair job now underway, the joys of modelling.
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 29, 2021, 09:23:21 AM
I know the feeling - I either break something by hand or if I drop something and it is heavy, it goes right in the middle of a model.
We know you will fix it and make it even better than it was before - did you use " naughty nautical language" - hohohohhoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 29, 2021, 01:42:55 PM
I know the feeling - I either break something by hand or if I drop something and it is heavy, it goes right in the middle of a model.
We know you will fix it and make it even better than it was before - did you use " naughty nautical language" - hohohohhoho
I used lots of technical nautical language,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 29, 2021, 03:05:05 PM
I know the feeling - I either break something by hand or if I drop something and it is heavy, it goes right in the middle of a model.
We know you will fix it and make it even better than it was before - did you use " naughty nautical language" - hohohohhoho
I used lots of technical nautical language,
It does not do the model any good but I always feel better after a good rant
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 29, 2021, 09:28:45 PM
Repairs coming along.
Now lots of details to add,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 30, 2021, 10:26:39 AM
Attempt to upload a video.
You may have to download it to see it.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: meremodeller on July 30, 2021, 10:42:23 AM
Downloaded the video. It works and I have just watched it. Cheered me up on a wet and miserable day at the seaside aka Hornsea.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 30, 2021, 12:00:13 PM
Downloaded the video. It works and I have just watched it. Cheered me up on a wet and miserable day at the seaside aka Hornsea.
I may try more as things progress.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 30, 2021, 12:40:41 PM
Automatic unloading of the ore (vermiculite in reality).
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 30, 2021, 01:05:29 PM
The diorama looks excellent Dave. Will try downloading the video.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on July 30, 2021, 01:23:03 PM
Excellent Dave cheered me up watching this in action -  only 2 small problems.
First you did not sit in the background going chuff chuff chuff.
Second the "time and motion" people will be chasing you up, the truck did not empty all its content so this will be costing the company lots of money every time you empty a truck - hohohoho
Guess its another clip round the ear for me  when I see you  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on July 30, 2021, 01:49:07 PM
Excellent Dave cheered me up watching this in action -  only 2 small problems.
First you did not sit in the background going chuff chuff chuff.
Second the "time and motion" people will be chasing you up, the truck did not empty all its content so this will be costing the company lots of money every time you empty a truck - hohohoho
Guess its another clip round the ear for me  when I see you  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Two at least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on July 30, 2021, 04:35:32 PM
It'll never catch on!!!!!



well done.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on July 30, 2021, 04:54:16 PM
Hi Dave,
Great stuff, excellent to see it working.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Red Lancer on August 01, 2021, 02:57:17 PM
Amazing!
Truly Amazing!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 04, 2021, 10:58:23 AM
My grand daughter really enjoyed playing trains,
It is now on free standing legs and board number 2 has been assembled.
I now need to sort my room out to accommodate them.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 05, 2021, 11:05:41 AM
The main working feature on board 2 will be this.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 05, 2021, 12:06:14 PM
Will it lift the train onto a different level ?????
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on August 05, 2021, 12:20:42 PM
One of those travelling bucket thingy's.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 05, 2021, 01:28:00 PM
It is for loading the V skip wagons, so almost on the right lines.
This picture may help.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 05, 2021, 01:48:42 PM
A crane with a big bucket?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 05, 2021, 01:50:15 PM
A crane with a big bucket?
Almost.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 05, 2021, 01:54:34 PM
Something like this hopefully!
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ruston+bucyrus+face+shovel&&view=detail&mid=5ADA44609C22C0618B2F5ADA44609C22C0618B2F&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Druston%2Bbucyrus%2Bface%2Bshovel%26FORM%3DVDVVXX
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 05, 2021, 02:04:12 PM
Something like this hopefully!
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ruston+bucyrus+face+shovel&&view=detail&mid=5ADA44609C22C0618B2F5ADA44609C22C0618B2F&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Druston%2Bbucyrus%2Bface%2Bshovel%26FORM%3DVDVVXX
That should keep you busy for a while Dave. Looks like you've got a good start.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 06, 2021, 11:47:32 AM
The basic concept works, it now needs detail added, rivets and so on and the cab.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 06, 2021, 01:17:32 PM
Blimey. That's what I call scratch building. Magic.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on August 06, 2021, 01:36:55 PM
This build is something special.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 06, 2021, 08:18:10 PM
Blimey!!!

MEGA BUILD!


Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 08, 2021, 10:06:16 AM
More progress, the back superstructure has been built.
It slides on and off the allow access to the wiring and motors inside.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 08, 2021, 03:58:21 PM
Hi Zak,
great stuff.
This reminds me of the excavator at Beamish Open air Museum.
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 08, 2021, 04:07:17 PM
Hi Zak,
great stuff.
This reminds me of the excavator at Beamish Open air Museum.
Bigkev
I first went to Beamish in the mid 1960's, the excavator was in bits then, with an old bloke with a wire brush sitting among it all.
In those days there wasn't much and it was much lower key, but still enjoyable.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 08, 2021, 07:01:21 PM
Hi Zak,
great stuff.
This reminds me of the excavator at Beamish Open air Museum.
Bigkev
I first went to Beamish in the mid 1960's, the excavator was in bits then, with an old bloke with a wire brush sitting among it all.
In those days there wasn't much and it was much lower key, but still enjoyable.

Well, at least your modelling is faster than that 'Old Bloke'.
Is your example, inspired by that visit to Beamish, all those years ago??
Cheers,
Bigkev
 
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 09, 2021, 02:38:49 PM
Amazing work Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 10, 2021, 12:40:56 PM
Hi Zak,
great stuff.
This reminds me of the excavator at Beamish Open air Museum.
Bigkev
I first went to Beamish in the mid 1960's, the excavator was in bits then, with an old bloke with a wire brush sitting among it all.
In those days there wasn't much and it was much lower key, but still enjoyable.
I am not sure it was Beamish inspired or just a genral interest in Ruston Bucyrus and related topics?

Well, at least your modelling is faster than that 'Old Bloke'.
Is your example, inspired by that visit to Beamish, all those years ago??
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on August 10, 2021, 12:41:05 PM
Fantastic work, puts us kit builders to shame. Once I get the sheds sorted I'll have to start on some dioramas (that may keep MSea happy?)
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 10, 2021, 08:25:11 PM
Yes it will Chris -hohohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: meremodeller on August 10, 2021, 08:26:42 PM
This looks to be a most impressive build with all of it's working parts.  I remember Beamish from 1973 and well recall the collection of bits for the excavator. That was all they seemed to have back then. It's moved on a lot since.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 10, 2021, 08:27:31 PM
Yes it will Chris -hohohoho

You.....
Ever Happy....?
Miracles do occur then......!  ho, ho, ho, ho,
Bigkev

Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 12, 2021, 01:04:37 PM
As board 1 nears completion, I am trying to create a series of mini dioramas within the whole.
Bulldozer being refuelled.
Workshop with vehicles being worked on - motorcycle, tractor awaiting a tyre.
Fully equipped workshop.
Brick shelter under construction, still to add tools and so on.
Rubbish dump.
Unloading/ refuelling area.
Workman's hut.
Working point levers.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 12, 2021, 08:12:30 PM
Hi Zak,
I like the idea of 'Diorama's within a bigger diorama'
Is the tractor to be considered an ex-USAAF impressed into another role?
I do like the idea of implementing of previous builds, you must be honorary 'Yorkshire' now, you are displaying real 'Frugal' characteristics.
'Eay Bah Gum Lad',  thas doin sumat reet!
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 13, 2021, 07:04:09 AM
Hi Zak,
I like the idea of 'Diorama's within a bigger diorama'
Is the tractor to be considered an ex-USAAF impressed into another role?
I do like the idea of implementing of previous builds, you must be honorary 'Yorkshire' now, you are displaying real 'Frugal' characteristics.
'Eay Bah Gum Lad',  thas doin sumat reet!
Bigkev
I am not sure, the owner of Kudby Ores has a collection of tractors that he renovates and then sells on, he is an extractor fan! Boom Boom!
No I think your scenario may fit better,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 13, 2021, 09:40:42 AM
I am blown away with that comment - hohohhohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 13, 2021, 01:40:50 PM
Magnificent Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 16, 2021, 06:54:31 AM
Excavator on the next section.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on August 16, 2021, 02:55:04 PM
This just keeps getting bigger and better.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 17, 2021, 01:27:03 PM
Where are you going to store this then Dave?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 17, 2021, 01:37:24 PM
I have re-jigged my room, it is now on permanent display and ready to be operated - well I hope so.
Lots to be done on the second board yet,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 17, 2021, 01:51:03 PM
So you can now play all day - hohohohoh - its looks great
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 17, 2021, 02:07:45 PM
Still lots of work to do.
Scenery and another train with skip trucks.
The excavator is somewhat temperamental, now who could that be modelled on, oh yes, me!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 17, 2021, 02:11:19 PM
YOU temperamental - you will be saying next that you are grumpy - hohohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on August 17, 2021, 04:27:20 PM
How long will the "permanent display" last?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 17, 2021, 05:37:21 PM
Who knows?
Until tomorrow at least.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on August 17, 2021, 07:13:25 PM
Itís looking good, I like the small scenes, brings it a together.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 18, 2021, 06:16:41 AM
Thanks Bob, I just need to maintain my enthusiasm now.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 18, 2021, 11:12:08 AM
Looking excellent Dave. I agree with Bob.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 18, 2021, 05:39:08 PM
Some pieces of rolling stock and a steam loco under construction.
Just been undercoated - between digging up potatoes!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 19, 2021, 02:49:43 PM
Scratch built or from kits?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 19, 2021, 03:59:45 PM
They are kits from the same range as the V skips I built earlier - Smallbrook Studios - resin with metal parts for wheels and so on.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 21, 2021, 11:19:49 AM
I made the excavator so it could be removed for applying the scenic work/ transportation.
It simply plugs into a hole and the electrics.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 21, 2021, 11:28:47 AM
A small mini diorama added by the front point lever.
Due to the inclement weather the manager has decided to build a shed for the man on duty at the point.
Bricks were cast from plaster and pre-coloured.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on August 22, 2021, 07:07:15 AM
Really looking forward to seeing this in the flesh. wondering how you'll get it all to a club night.
Haddock.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 22, 2021, 07:25:04 AM
Really looking forward to seeing this in the flesh. wondering how you'll get it all to a club night.
Haddock.
Not sure I ever will?
Maybe in sections?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 22, 2021, 08:05:18 AM
The Cliff face under construction.
Layers of thick corrugated card laid in place.
This is the coated with polytex or something similar.
This is coat one, it will probably need another  once it dries.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 22, 2021, 11:05:08 AM
Rolling stock painted and weathered,
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on August 22, 2021, 12:02:43 PM
Weathering looks good.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 22, 2021, 02:25:19 PM
The brickwork mini diorama looks good as does the cliff. Excellent weathering on the rolling stock.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 22, 2021, 06:05:43 PM
The brickwork mini diorama looks good as does the cliff. Excellent weathering on the rolling stock.
Thanks Chris.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 22, 2021, 07:03:15 PM
Love the weathering very realistic
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 23, 2021, 08:03:04 AM
Thanks Martin,
The mine just had to have a small locomotive.
Resin kit on a Hornby 0-4-0 chassis.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: kiwichappers on August 23, 2021, 12:28:19 PM
What a charming little loco. Fine work Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: councilman on August 23, 2021, 05:31:27 PM
Fantastic work Dave. Lots of progress.
Is that a Smoky Joe Chassis??
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 23, 2021, 05:33:50 PM
Fantastic work Dave. Lots of progress.
Is that a Smoky Joe Chassis??
It certainly is.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: councilman on August 23, 2021, 05:41:38 PM
 ;D
Fantastic work Dave. Lots of progress.
Is that a Smoky Joe Chassis??
It certainly is.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on August 23, 2021, 07:23:47 PM
See,
All those greens are good for you.
Allotment power all the way.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 24, 2021, 02:35:19 PM
Flat Wagon, Sand Hutton Railway chassis with a load of bricks.
Side tip wagons on a similar chassis.
Smallbrook Studio resin kits.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on August 24, 2021, 03:17:39 PM
Great work, as ever.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 25, 2021, 01:06:22 PM
Your diorama just grows and grows Dave. Excellent loco and wagons. Looking very reallistic.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 26, 2021, 08:56:14 AM
Thanks Chris.
Making a tunnel mouth/mine entrance from cast bricks. The mould is to the right.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 26, 2021, 12:29:31 PM
What are you casting them from and where did you get the mould from ?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on August 26, 2021, 12:59:32 PM
What are you casting them from and where did you get the mould from ?
I got the mould from Mighty Lancer and I am casting in plaster of Paris at the moment.
Green Stuff World - silicone mould, three in the pack for different shapes, only one is really useful.
£10.71.
Look on his website and search for brick moulds.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on August 26, 2021, 04:24:43 PM
Thanks - will do
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on August 29, 2021, 11:12:54 AM
Meticulous work Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Red Lancer on August 29, 2021, 11:25:55 AM
Beyond Words!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 05, 2021, 10:49:27 AM
Portal in position, different castings produced bricks of different colours, I should have cast loads and mixed them up more.
I may have to give them a dry brush with something.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on September 05, 2021, 02:22:30 PM
Heart like a dustbin lid!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 06, 2021, 07:58:51 AM
Heart like a dustbin lid!!
I don't understand - please explain.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on September 06, 2021, 08:05:59 AM
Man wth a big heart.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on September 06, 2021, 04:47:16 PM
Aaaaw.......
I think he means he likes you and your models..!
Bigkev
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 06, 2021, 06:05:16 PM
More bricklaying - a support pillar for a shed roof.
Only three to build.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 07, 2021, 01:27:03 PM
You certainly go for the detail Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 09, 2021, 11:18:49 AM
More bricklaying and working on this area of the second board.
Only one more brick pillar to make - just another 240 bricks to cast!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on September 09, 2021, 11:21:57 AM
I have a small job on the front garden wall - are you available - hohohhoho -- excellent work on the bricks
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 09, 2021, 12:00:58 PM
I have a small job on the front garden wall - are you available - hohohhoho -- excellent work on the bricks
I'll pop round, didn't realise your garden was in this scale.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on September 09, 2021, 12:32:37 PM
Yes it is BUT the banana that is producing fruit is FULL size - hohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 09, 2021, 02:13:27 PM
Truely excellent detail Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 10, 2021, 12:25:14 PM
Roof added from home made corrugated iron. The whole thing can easily be removed for access to the interior.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 11, 2021, 02:41:30 PM
Painting and so on.
You may also notice the beginnings of a small stream.
Off to N Yorkshire for a few days, work on hold for a while.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 11, 2021, 02:43:14 PM
Looking good.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 18, 2021, 01:08:24 PM
Electrostatic grass laying.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 18, 2021, 03:24:27 PM
I would like to see a demo of this sometime - next modelling day?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 18, 2021, 03:41:55 PM
I would like to see a demo of this sometime - next modelling day?
I will bring it along to the next meeting, mine is a cheap one, Wizzel has a more expensive one!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 18, 2021, 04:35:50 PM
I would like to see a demo of this sometime - next modelling day?
I will bring it along to the next meeting, mine is a cheap one, Wizzel has a more expensive one!
It'll be interesting anyway.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 19, 2021, 11:12:40 AM
Small brick coal bunker and the puddle/pool under construction.
The owner is obviously well ahead of health and safety measures.
The old workings have flooded and may be a danger to non-swimmers!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on September 19, 2021, 03:26:58 PM
Excellent work as ever Dave.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 19, 2021, 03:28:51 PM
It's turning out to be a great diorama.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 19, 2021, 04:03:56 PM
Electrostatic grass layered.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on September 19, 2021, 07:19:55 PM
Itís looking great.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 20, 2021, 03:31:13 PM
A lot of head scratching and not much work.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 22, 2021, 08:15:31 AM
Testing the excavator, it works after a fashion, I now need to construct a loading hopper so that the ore(vermiculite) always goes in the v truck!
I had to add lead weight to the jib, I now need to disguise this as well.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on September 22, 2021, 12:52:05 PM
No doubt you'll solve the problem!!
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 22, 2021, 01:23:10 PM
Amazing diorama. Where are you going to put it Dave?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 22, 2021, 01:58:04 PM
Amazing diorama. Where are you going to put it Dave?
At present it is in my modelling room.
I guess it will stay there until I get fed up of it in the way.
Or I get permission to put it elsewhere - I'm not holding my breath on that one.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 23, 2021, 02:26:24 PM
Hopper to assist loading trucks from the crane, plastic card and rod construction.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 26, 2021, 11:22:07 AM
More scenic work.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on September 26, 2021, 08:56:24 PM
has it turned into a snow scene  - hohohoho  will it be more grass or just crushed ore
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 27, 2021, 07:42:20 AM
Probably mud and crushed ore with sparse grass and weeds.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 27, 2021, 08:15:25 AM
Looking very nice. I like the hopper.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 27, 2021, 09:56:21 AM
Looking very nice. I like the hopper.
It needs rusting as does the excavator.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Haddock on September 27, 2021, 04:28:20 PM
Just wondering what the next project could be when this one is finally finished.
Suggestions folks??
Haddock.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 27, 2021, 05:35:15 PM
Just wondering what the next project could be when this one is finally finished.
Suggestions folks??
Haddock.
I was wondering about a small 15in railway like many seaside places have, but then again maybe not.
Before you say it Scarborough was 20 in gauge.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 27, 2021, 05:40:47 PM
Before that ot whatever else takes my fancy, I need some more motive power, here is Simplex number 2.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 28, 2021, 10:23:26 AM
Very nice.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bigkev on September 28, 2021, 02:38:30 PM
Great Work Zak.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: cph64 on September 28, 2021, 04:07:53 PM
Fantastic work. Perhaps your next project should be building somewhere in the back garden to house all this?
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 29, 2021, 07:36:27 AM
Fantastic work. Perhaps your next project should be building somewhere in the back garden to house all this?
At present it is my modelling room, with just about enough room left to model.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on September 29, 2021, 02:49:50 PM
The last two scratch built point levers installed.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on September 30, 2021, 01:46:12 PM
Real modelling.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: MSea on September 30, 2021, 03:25:00 PM
Should that be RAIL modelling Chris -  hohohohoho
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: zak on October 06, 2021, 12:44:47 PM
More rail modelling.
Driver in progress for Simplex no2.
Tractor with loader added to the scene.
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: Bob C on October 06, 2021, 07:31:54 PM
Looks really good.

Bob c
Title: Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
Post by: chriswil42 on October 07, 2021, 02:42:15 PM
Looks really good.

Bob c
Yep, it really does.