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Title: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on November 06, 2011, 01:17:21 PM
good morning everybody after a extensive research period let it be known that my new model will be called -blue top salvage.i like the name.anyway it is still being built but it is taking shape.
in summery the items that have been added.
1-under the travelling crane is the frame section of the stern of the "james craig"the drawings of this 1930 light house tender are on the net.it is being re-built here in sydney and after 10 years it will be finished in 2013.a referance picture is included.the frame is cut out of styrene with a piercing saw.
2-i am adding lights around the factory.they are tude design which are in keeping with the 1970,s.after looking around i am using a ho scale variety from a german company-viessmann.they are a hard thing to find and seen to not exist in any other scale.they work
3-i have added a platform on top to the shipping contaner i will store items from the travelling crane .
4-i have taken the shed off the top level and added a 20000 litre poly water tank instead.again styrene.
5-added a chemical wash out basin to frount of the contaner.
6-on going work on the back scene.i have taken out a row of grass right at the back and trimed the folage .the tecknique i am using to stop shadows on the backscene is to airbrash a back shadow to absorb the outline of passing trains .
anyway here are some pictures- kim
(http://images51.fotki.com/v278/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0019-vi.jpg)
(http://images54.fotki.com/v101/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0023-vi.jpg)
(http://images54.fotki.com/v104/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0024-vi.jpg)
(http://images54.fotki.com/v98/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0025-vi.jpg)
(http://images57.fotki.com/v300/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0031-vi.jpg)
(http://images57.fotki.com/v1354/photos/3/1816483/10191815/0_1231novembsalvagetopblue0036-vi.jpg)
(http://images56.fotki.com/v1298/photos/3/1816483/10191815/IMG_2133-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: artizen on November 06, 2011, 05:07:05 PM
I see your lady has now gone into the shed! As if she would enjoy swimming in that turgid water anyway (ie realistic).


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on November 06, 2011, 06:35:45 PM
Ian,
She still appears to be there, basking in all here glory in the tropical setting of the marine salvage yard :D

Kim,
It continues to become a really nice, and quite clever, little scene.  Despite maybe toning back the colour a bit from your previous projects, there is still a certain colour intensity to the scene here that I associate as a bit of your signature.  As a bit of a link on this scene with some discussions on other threads, yes, it is cluttered, but it looks like sensible organised and clutter, a bit like the the reference shot on the other thread.  There appears a logical reason for why junk and parts are where they are.   Little things, like the shipping container becoming a site storeshed, with the added luxuries of the wash stand, and then the need for more storage, so the addition of the roof platform, all make sense to the composition of the scene.  Even though the scene is considerably compressed, it still has a good degree of plausibility to it.

Thanks for sharing the updates, and I oneday hope to see it in person.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on November 06, 2011, 10:37:46 PM
here is the referance for the container
(http://images15.fotki.com/v223/photos/3/1816483/10191815/IMG_2023-vi.jpg).
most of my referance for my projects have come from a area of sydney harbour called rozelle bay.this bay is where that put all the crap of a working harbour.well sydney harbour is a no longer a working harbour and the local residences complained about all the crap. was lucky enough to get in before they sent in the cleaners,
cheers kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: marc_reusser on November 06, 2011, 11:55:32 PM
Very Cool. Love all the unique and scratchbuilt details.....and I really like the muddy water.

Thanks for posting this.


M


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Chuck Doan on November 07, 2011, 08:54:11 AM
That's a really interesting and unusual scene Kim!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on November 07, 2011, 10:13:10 AM
thank you all for past ,present and future comments.if anybody wants any information please just ask.checking out this site i feel that you all a into your own thing there are some amazing modellers here.
cheers kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: jacq01 on November 07, 2011, 10:36:14 AM

   Kim,

   a great little dio.
   The only thing that is bothering me is the depth of the water. The plants and growth around the piles and crane supports do not suggest deep enough water, p.e. for the barge.

   Jacq


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: shropshire lad on November 07, 2011, 12:19:54 PM

   Kim,

   a great little dio.
   The only thing that is bothering me is the depth of the water. The plants and growth around the piles and crane supports do not suggest deep enough water, p.e. for the barge.

   Jacq



           The tide's out !


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on November 08, 2011, 02:42:24 PM
yep good call on the water depth.the way i look at it is that a barges draft of about 12 inches[300mm] and it would easily float in a silted up industral lagoon.reeds are a bit like weeds they grow anywhere and around the wooden piles there would be enough silt and crap to keep them growing
cheers kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: okiecrip on November 09, 2011, 09:16:10 PM
that is a great little scene i really like it


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on November 29, 2011, 09:04:49 PM
hi all christmas is nearly here it seems that it was just yesterday that we all had 2010 greetings.i have been slowly building and changing the module.most of my work has been done on the central bage.i have trying to get the mud and the deck of the barge to blend in.the steps from the whalf have been added and the next progrect is to add a big rusting propeller to the ship frame.
anyway all the best kim.
(http://images58.fotki.com/v279/photos/3/1816483/10242886/2050_12312011december0004-vi.jpg).
(http://images38.fotki.com/v231/photos/3/1816483/10242886/2050_12312011december0012-vi.jpg).
(http://images9.fotki.com/v248/photos/3/1816483/10242886/2050_12312011december0015-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2011, 05:35:56 AM
Very well done with many interesting details. Interesting concept as well!

Anders  ;D


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on December 04, 2011, 01:29:38 AM
hello .
blue top salvage is a great hobby item ,it has supplied me with years worth of enjoyment and promises years to come.one of the projects that i have started on is the barge on the right hand of the scene it is silted into the bank.my initial idear was to re -cycle one of my caravans onto the barge.i have changed my mind and have opted for a small contaner for a living area with a porta loo[portable toilet] .it is quite amazing how many designs there are of porta loos,the shape remains about  the same but there is a lot  of different castings and colours .i also have to incorprate a pre- residental industral use of the barge,i will keep you posted .
cheers kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Frederic Testard on December 09, 2011, 03:35:34 AM
I love this model, Kim. There's a lot of good modelling in a rather small, very dedicated scene, with the many elements contributing to build the mood. This is not conceptual modelling, but modelling with a concept, as Anders said.


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on December 10, 2011, 07:32:15 PM
hi the concept is large scale in a minium space with 1-32 scale used as the server.other than that i do not have a clue.
warm regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage- new barge ,january 2012
Post by: 1-32 on December 26, 2011, 08:40:43 PM
hi everbody,wishing you all a very happy modelling year for 2012 and all the rest of that jazz.
i have been working on the barge that goes on the right of the lagoon .this is a accomadation unit made up of a shipping contaner that has been butchered with a angle grinder.good old aluminium windows have been inserted into the cavities with a combination metal and canvas awning;i suppose it should have insict screens-but.it is permantely silted into this location with a huge tree covering it[it is growing]
it is made mostley with styrene-90% scratch,the figures are by preiser.
anyway if you have any questions please ask
here are the pictures-all the very best kim
(http://images44.fotki.com/v220/photos/3/1816483/10295612/2050_1231january0037-vi.jpg)
 
(http://images16.fotki.com/v378/photos/3/1816483/10295612/2050_1231january0027-vi.jpg)

(http://images58.fotki.com/v279/photos/3/1816483/10295612/2050_1231january0029-vi.jpg)

(http://images12.fotki.com/v20/photos/3/1816483/10295612/2050_1231january0045-vi.jpg)

(http://images57.fotki.com/v300/photos/3/1816483/10295612/2050_1231january0016-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on December 28, 2011, 12:53:17 AM
Hi Kim,
It doesn't really scream "location, location, location" as far a prime real estate for modern living, but as far a scrap box building and construction, thats pretty cool.  Nice use of salvaged materials to cobble together a "tranquil" residence.  Its funny, despite the less than attractive shack, the owner still seems to have managed to drag in some good looking chicks!

Thanks for the update,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on December 28, 2011, 01:37:46 PM
hi dan as the saying goes 'there is money in scrap'funny that you observed a tranquil scene as i want balance ,wether it is in colour or structure.we will see how i go with the giant tree they are really hard to get right.
all the best kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage-the art of twigs
Post by: 1-32 on January 12, 2012, 05:16:01 PM
good morning and greetings.
my new year period has been taken up with building up my basic tree with  twigs.they have been glued on first with super glue then 5 minute expoxy.dont ask me what type of tree it is as i am making it up as i go along.my favorite variety to look for are daisy bushes,there used to be some good sizes bushes in my local park but they have gone.what i look for are bushes about 2 foot heigh[600mm]which have died.faling that it is amazing what you can find if you walk around garden suburbs.my next step is to airbrush the shape then the folage,the overall feel i want to this side is 'overgrown and dense in selected areas
cheers kim.
(http://images56.fotki.com/v362/photos/3/1816483/10335480/2050_1231twigs0002-vi.jpg)

[imghttp://images57.fotki.com/v300/photos/3/1816483/10335480/2050_1231twigs0005-vi.jpg[/img]


Title: re-blue top salvage ,the art of trees
Post by: 1-32 on January 19, 2012, 12:33:36 AM
(http://images16.fotki.com/v368/photos/3/1816483/10350699/2050_1231trees0001-vi.jpg).

the tree is 280mm heigh or 11.2 inches
warm regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: artizen on January 19, 2012, 12:42:50 AM
Good to see you didn't cover every branch with the green stuff. Are you going to let us in on the secret of what you used for leaves etc?

I compute this as still only a 30 feet high tree though?


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on January 19, 2012, 02:20:05 AM
hi, i use a lot of compression of scale in my work,if i did 100% true scale i would be out the door.
my leaves are very simple it is a form of folage net made by a german company-
Heki-FLOR,9 different colours.it is great stuff as the net is nearly invisible and the folage is already attached.as with all this stuff there is a trick .i like it so much i am building a forest with it.
warm regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage-the art of fotests
Post by: 1-32 on February 02, 2012, 03:00:50 AM
hi all
i have been working on my twig series,the first was the art of twigs,then the art of trees and now the art of forests.everybody have been staying away as of late as  i have been looking high and low for the right twig, they feel  i have cracked.
anyway this is the feeling i wanted on the right side of -blue top salvage.the contrast in a small space-man verses nature
kind regards kim
(http://images33.fotki.com/v1136/photos/3/1816483/10379595/2050_1231trees30001-vi.jpg)

(http://images44.fotki.com/v301/photos/3/1816483/10379595/2050_1231trees30005-vi.jpg)

(http://images115.fotki.com/v607/photos/3/1816483/10379595/2050_1231trees30006-vi.jpg)

(http://images54.fotki.com/v104/photos/3/1816483/10379595/2050_1231trees30009-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: finescalerr on February 02, 2012, 03:35:28 AM
I really like the way you have worked the trees into the scene. Nice job. -- Russ


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: artizen on February 02, 2012, 05:50:19 AM
Third shot down gets a big tick from me. Really nice atmosphere.


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Malachi Constant on February 02, 2012, 10:47:07 AM
Changes the mood of the scene in a real nice way ... nature claiming and re-claiming its space vs the industrial setting ... good atmosphere and real nice scaling/sizing of the trees.  -- Dallas


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Ken Hamilton on February 02, 2012, 11:19:57 AM
This is a really wonderful diorama.  Lots of visual interest and a ton of well-done details.
The excellent design and execution conceals that this is merely a simple loop of track....
It looks so much more complex!
GREAT job!!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on February 02, 2012, 01:17:09 PM
Hi Kim,
It makes for a good contrast between sides of the layout.  I feel it works surprisingly well with the industrial hardness alongside the nature of the swamp, and the residence has nestled in nicely at the edge of the murky waters.  Thanks for the update.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2012, 02:26:03 AM
thanks guys for your support .
what do you reckon living in this scene,i would love it.having a nice forest to walk the dogs in ,your own private railway a old factory to strip of scrap to sell on the black market and a few boats around to impress the ladies all it needs is a good cook and a big vegie patch.
i have been following the post here and we all seem to co-exist.the high teckers and their cad systems right through to the minum scratches-great.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on April 06, 2012, 04:28:51 PM
good morning all.
the blue top salvage company is slowly moving along -the main jobs have been adding foreground detail.i bought some bullrushes from scenic express.they are a bit plasticeky but when used with other folage mediums work well.there still seems a lot to do itis one of those models that will never be finished.
regards kim.
(http://images15.fotki.com/v587/photos/3/1816483/10580660/DSCF0962-vi.jpg)

(http://images30.fotki.com/v481/photos/3/1816483/10580660/DSCF0965-vi.jpg)

(http://images61.fotki.com/v777/photos/3/1816483/10580660/DSCF0970-vi.jpg)

(http://images109.fotki.com/v786/photos/3/1816483/10580660/DSCF0976-vi.jpg)

(http://images16.fotki.com/v388/photos/3/1816483/10580660/DSCF0956-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: JESTER on April 06, 2012, 05:13:51 PM
Wow, that looks great!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Ken Hamilton on April 06, 2012, 05:18:51 PM
I just LOVE this model.
Great job!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Andi Little on April 07, 2012, 12:48:46 AM
An excellent, and veritable - visual feast.




Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: finescalerr on April 07, 2012, 02:00:08 AM
Nice work, Kim. -- Russ


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: marc_reusser on April 08, 2012, 12:07:44 AM
Really filling in and coming together!



Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on April 08, 2012, 05:52:01 PM
thanks everybody for the feedback and happy easter 2012
.one of the objectives of blue top salvage is to build a exhibition layout that is small enough that i can drag it around the country side and show.my first outing will be in october at a big exhibition here in sydney.my past experience of  showing is that you are so busy talking that you do,not have any time to look after the model,thus  the circle of track.just set and forget and have a chat.
this brings me to the subject of locoes in both 1-35 and 1-32 scale.commercially they are thin on the ground the slack is taken up by building your own or waiting for a professional loco builder to release a limited run.the late mick south of calgery -canada had the best collection of 1-32 locoes many of which were special orders.after his death 3 years ago his collection has vanished.anyway enough of the conspiracy theory.
at the moment i have three locoes in 1-32 but i need one of these to be a exhibition work horse that can run for hours without problems.
here is a picture of a malcom moore diesel that was a limited run kit produced by the model company new zealand ,it is made in pewter.
(http://images56.fotki.com/v371/photos/3/1816483/10582164/DSCF0983-vi.jpg)
it is powered by a black beatle spud drive.i find it to be to big for my purposes as my other locoes are of the simplex variety that is small  open and fit the general feeling of blue top salvage .i want to bash it into something else .i have always liked the lister range but i feel that is a scratch build project my conclusion is to freelance the malcom moore.
anyway i will post some pics as to the progress .
regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage -led strip ights
Post by: 1-32 on July 26, 2012, 11:05:17 PM
led strip lights.
here is another alternative to display lighting-led lights in strips

(http://images58.fotki.com/v511/photos/3/1816483/10911113/DSCF1074-vi.jpg)



(http://images17.fotki.com/v374/photos/3/1816483/10911113/DSCF1077-vi.jpg)

i have been looking at lights for my -blue top salvage.in the past i have been using daylight fluroes.great but bulky and heavy.one alternative that is coming more popular is leds in strips.each strip is 10 mm[about one half inch] wide and weighs nothing.12 volt no heat and flexible.there are different types the non daylight types are stronger. to get the same lux value as 1 30 watt fluro of the daylight type 2 strings together are recommended. i have tried this combination but i feel this is not true i looks a lot darker,maybe i have to re- think how i can use this flexible product to its best advantage.
regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on July 27, 2012, 01:27:41 AM
G'Day Kim,
I've done a few experiments with similar LED strips a little while back, with the same goal, to reduce weight and bulk from a portable rig.  I also was less than satisfied with the lighting levels, especially when compared against the common daylight fluro tube.  Lighting is always a debatable subject with models and railway layouts...the fluro does throw plenty of light, perhaps too much, and washes out colour a bit, but it does leave an even field for easy viewing and general photography.  Spot lighting may give a better result from a photography perspective, but doesn't serve as well as a general purpose light, especially with the varied environments of an exhibition layout.  I'm probably planning on using compact fluro globes for my next piece...saves a bit of bulk over the fluro tube, but also avois the fluro hum, which can do my head in sometimes. 

I'm probably going to use the LED strips I collected for some underbench storage lighting, or camping applications, but unfortunately not on my model railway efforts.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: artizen on July 27, 2012, 05:47:31 AM
Kim - I've sent you an email.


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on July 29, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
hi all at the moment i am moving on from the lights and getting  back into building details

(http://images42.fotki.com/v1312/photos/3/1816483/10917104/DSCF1082-vi.jpg)

the objects above have just been painted in either water or oil based paints.as soon as the oil based paint has dried i will knock back the gloss.materials used wood paper wire and styrene.i will post a update when they have been installed in there finished position.it should be interesting as to there effect .
regards kim



Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on August 12, 2012, 05:01:07 PM
good morning everybody
in my last post i showed a number of bits and pieces that i had made ready to be installed.
in this post i will show their position on blue top salvage.
the first 2 photoes are of a small light box style diorama that is installed under the factory.both frount and back view.

(http://images58.fotki.com/v511/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1087-vi.jpg)
(http://images16.fotki.com/v258/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1110-vi.jpg)

this is three shots of the hydrolic bridge at the frount of the model materials used styrene

(http://images9.fotki.com/v250/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1096-vi.jpg)
(http://images55.fotki.com/v507/photos/3/1816483/10919392/2010_0729julyupdate0131-vi.jpg)
(http://images51.fotki.com/v299/photos/3/1816483/10919392/2010_0729julyupdate0122-vi.jpg)

this is the position of the ships funnel under the travelling crane

(http://images56.fotki.com/v1601/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1106-vi.jpg)
(http://images14.fotki.com/v373/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1108-vi.jpg)

and the last 2 photoes are of old skiff on the first level and the work station over the stern of the boat complete with trestles

(http://images52.fotki.com/v642/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1111-vi.jpg)
(http://images110.fotki.com/v1114/photos/3/1816483/10919392/DSCF1107-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: artizen on August 13, 2012, 04:30:11 AM
This layout has a wonderful Heath-Robinson feel to it. Amazing amount of detail and whacky pieces all stuffed into a very small area!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on August 13, 2012, 03:11:19 PM
G'Day Kim,
This pprject is just growing wonderfully.  Such a complex collection of individual pieces, where as cluttered as if seems, each piece seems to have a legitimate reason for being part of that great mess.  There are plenty of opportunities to "look through" the collection and see the rear sections, which I think adds well to the depth of such a small scene.  That lift bridge makes for a nice focal point at the front of the layout as well. So many changes of angle, keeps the eyes going for some time.  I like when a small footprint like this is able to keep the viewer busy for a good length of time with so much to find a read into the story.

Thanks for the update.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on August 13, 2012, 04:00:16 PM
good morning all
when i think about it i loved heath robinson all those logically complicated scenes quite different from the design trends that  were started in europe post ww2.there was a similar gentleman in the usa- rube goldberg.
it is  getting a bit fragile inside blue top salvage all that styrene.on aspect that i would love to add is signage if possible hand graphics there are very few digital examples that work for me.anyway there are more stuff that i will add as the mood takes .
kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on September 09, 2012, 11:53:38 PM
hi all how is your modelling going i hope that you all find a bit of time to do a bit.
a while ago i posted a picture of a malcom moore loco in 1-32 scale that i wanted to bash.the next 2 photos show the results.i kept the chassie and motor.the rest is either scratched or kit bashed from my scrap box.the finished size is 85 mm long[3.5 inches]35mm wide[1.5inches] by 75mm heigh[3 inches]the motive power is a black beetle.
regards kim.

(http://public.fotki.com/1-32/new-loco/dscf1194.html)

(http://images20.fotki.com/v681/photos/3/1816483/11056753/DSCF1195-th.jpg)

(http://images61.fotki.com/v138/photos/3/1816483/11056753/DSCF1197-th.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on September 09, 2012, 11:57:40 PM
this time i will make the photoes bigger.
(http://images61.fotki.com/v665/photos/3/1816483/11056753/DSCF1194-vi.jpg)

(http://images20.fotki.com/v681/photos/3/1816483/11056753/DSCF1195-vi.jpg)

(http://images61.fotki.com/v138/photos/3/1816483/11056753/DSCF1197-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: finescalerr on September 10, 2012, 01:34:50 AM
I like what you have done, Kim. I think the loco will look very good on your diorama. -- Russ


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on September 10, 2012, 07:11:13 AM
G'day Kim,
Geez, she's pretty ugly, but thats a good thing! 
Will look right at home waddling along between the rest of the interesting collection around the dock.  Doesn't really look like its built for either comfort, or speed :).  The red front plate has a cool finish to it.

Gonna be ready for its first show shortly?

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Junior on September 10, 2012, 07:47:48 AM
Very nice and I agree it will look right at home on your already great diorama.

Anders


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 10, 2012, 11:14:02 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on September 10, 2012, 04:14:37 PM
thanks everybody for your comments.
i have been playing around with a few different barriers for paint effects.the one i used for the red is vaseline.paint your flat base colour then apply a bit of vasline then your top colour.you can then either rub or dissolve the vasline to create a irregular pattern.another way for peeling paint is to apply rubber cement under the top coat[ rubber cement is used in the graphics trade as a glue].when all is dry with a blade peel away the cement creating a rugged pattern.
yes don i am off to the 50 year  anniversity of model railway exhibitions here in sydney at the end of the month.after 3 days 9 hours a day i swear i will never do one again it usually really exhaust me as i do it by myself.this year it is a big show 51 models plus trade i am tucked away in a little corner next to a huge digital n scale layout ,talk about chalk and cheese.
anyway again thanks for commenting
kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on September 29, 2012, 03:48:13 AM
hi all how are you.
this is a update of the finished version of blue top salvage as exhibited here in sydney this weekend[i dont feel that it will ever be finished] plus one of my faverite models -trainsville.trainsville was started in the 1940 and has grown but stayed the same since,it is a legend .7mm course scale ,scratch built,3 rails and heavy.

(http://images51.fotki.com/v94/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1273-vi.jpg)

(http://images55.fotki.com/v507/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1264-vi.jpg)

(http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1266-vi.jpg)

(http://images57.fotki.com/v496/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1267-vi.jpg)

(http://images56.fotki.com/v701/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1269-vi.jpg)

(http://images46.fotki.com/v1621/photos/3/1816483/11129917/DSCF1278-vi.jpg)

god do i love detail kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: finescalerr on September 29, 2012, 01:43:54 PM
I suppose the three rail display has a perverse kind of charm but Blue Top Salvage, to my eye, utterly obliterates it. Satisfactory work, young Kim. Satisfactory, indeed. -- Russ


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2012, 02:38:26 PM
This what you call "Atomosphere" and it's looking good
Barney


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: danpickard on October 01, 2012, 03:23:55 AM
Hi Kim, 4 deep is always a good sign at a show.  Hope you had a good weekend at were met with favorable and curious response.  It has come up as a very neat little presentation piece.  Good stuff and thanks for the updates.

Cheers
Dan


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 01, 2012, 08:52:12 AM
Choosing a salavage yard is perfect for your detail cravings! Never ending.


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on October 01, 2012, 02:09:09 PM
thanks guys ,the high level viewing level worked very well.it was nice that people could get in close and have a good look at eye level.to lift the light level i used a 15 watt fluro  and the leds together.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: michael mott on October 02, 2012, 12:49:40 PM
Hi Kim the new loco look just like is was built from a pile of salvage, and will no doubt fit right in.

It has that look of something built by a team from a TV series called "Junk Yard Wars" or something like that title, that I remember watching many years ago.

Michael   


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: 1-32 on October 03, 2012, 01:16:44 PM
hi michael i think there was a english and american version of the show i  enjoyed the it.does any bodie here log into the godfather of rail site there there in the industral loco section you will find a bashed plymouth diesel,check it out.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: blue top salvage
Post by: detail_stymied on December 28, 2017, 05:43:27 AM
quite the hustle & bustle of a waterside operation. great job on the critter, too!

edit: I just came across this - www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3137&forum_id=17

(hope it doesn't rankle and feathers)