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Title: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 28, 2017, 03:55:03 PM
good morning yes, SouthCreek Road 1-35n9.
South Creek is a fairly unspectacular creek that empties into a coastal lagoon close to where I live, I like it soi will honour it and use it for this travelling module,all eyes towards South  Creek.
this is a full-size mock-up complete with the backdrop.South Creek is a small community with a loco service area surrounded by swamp[black areas].the small track passes through the front and then returns behind the backdrop.The whole display comes apart that is there is a bottom level and a detachable top level.i have tricks and mini dioramas planned and of course the whole range of materials usually about 90 % scratch build time with extra locos 12 months.
cheers.
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020801-vi.jpg).
(https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020804-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1650/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020805-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1650/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020811-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on November 28, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
this looks like it will be fun


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 28, 2017, 05:00:20 PM
oh yes.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on November 28, 2017, 09:15:02 PM
As I look at the "skyline" I wonder whether one of the two "gables" on the right hand side could turn 90-degrees to add variation. I predict this new undertaking will be the bee's knees. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 28, 2017, 11:47:56 PM
hi, Russ, that is the two of us having a chat in the model do you want to drive or just be the boss I don't care.
do you mean turning the roof between the 2 towers so it is facing out?interesting I have not tried that, as usual, these things change.so the range of business-large building left mixed Asian style turning to the right loco watering hole the other side of the alley is a door and next to that is a tooth doctor.the front tower right has an awning under the awning is a vending machine .notice that this whole scene is framed in a swamp, not just black edged.looking at the shot the back scene is too high no worries as with Dapto the back scene is the lid, but this time better proportioned running as a landscape setting.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on November 29, 2017, 01:58:16 AM
I don't want to be the driver or the boss. I want to be the clarinetist.

I made the suggestion about the roofline to get you thinking rather than offer a specific idea. Now that you're thinking I suspect you'll come up with a better idea than I ever could.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: mad gerald on November 30, 2017, 03:50:08 AM
As I have already mentioned before ... I like small, portable layouts - and I like your new arrangement: good start!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on November 30, 2017, 08:15:49 AM
One of the great things about foam core is that you can quickly whip up an idea, set it where you see it every time you walk past, and let the idea ferment until it matures.  In the past, I've used cereal boxes and assorted other containers from the kitchen to give an quick impression of how a scene might look even before getting out the cardboard and tape. 


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 30, 2017, 01:44:53 PM
Hi Russ Gerald and Lawton.
yes, i also like cardboard and leaving the mock-up around so the idea grows.at the moment I am looking at base materials and my option is that seeing that I am putting in the effort you should use quality.in the past I have been able to source offcuts of marine ply and the supplier has been able to cut it for me.i have since moved and my options have changed now all I can get is big sheets of ply or what we call medium density board -a bit like compressed cardboard very common and most things seem to be made with it.will I risk using the common board or continue trying to find suitable plywood?
Russ, you are very lucky being able to be to play the clarinet amazing sound and emotions myself no instruments but part of my dream is to live near the sea and model build.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 01, 2017, 03:22:56 PM
Find yourself a local cabinetmaker.  My shop threw loads of the stuff out even with my harping on the staff to use it like they were the ones paying for it.  Your local shop might be willing to sell you a sheet and break it down into smaller pieces for a small fee.  I used to sell sheet stock cutoffs by the square foot at times just to get it out of the building into something other then the trash bin.

Also do a search for Midwest model lumber or Revel. Michael's and other craft stores sell from 1/64" thick up to 1/2" or more in 12" X 24" sizes and larger pieces can be found on eBay. 


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 01, 2017, 07:35:14 PM
hi Lawton.
I have got it sorted I have got myself so great plywood, I think you would call it veneer.love the stuff great for all sorts of precision woodworking jobs.I love to go shopping at Michels when I am in the midwest but 14 hours across the Pacific Sydney- LA is a bit much for plywood .thanks all the same and I will check them out online.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 01, 2017, 11:04:20 PM
You could use the plywood to build a yacht. Then you could sail from Australia to the U.S. whenever you want and build models on the way. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 02, 2017, 11:13:33 AM
     Some of the Asian plywoods used by cabinet shops as a secondary wood are nearly as good quality as the Baltic Birch and the hobby plywood at Micheal's.  If you have the Australian equivalent of Lowe's in the US or B&Q in the UK they should stock it.  Remember: more plies mean a better quality plywood.  I still use a 20mm 11 ply Luaun  plywood from Malaysia for carcasses of cabinets I make for friends in my retirement and 12mm for drawer boxes in them which I get at my local big box lumber yard and they break it down into smaller pieces for me at little cost. 

     On a humorous note I have a mock up of an oil dealer on the RR in the basement that is made from oatmeal boxes that has been there so long that my friends have named it Quaker Oil.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: shropshire lad on December 02, 2017, 06:14:52 PM
You could use the plywood to build a yacht. Then you could sail from Australia to the U.S. whenever you want and build models on the way. -- Russ

 One can always rely on Uncle Russ to come up with a sensible suggestion in times of indecision ! Anyone else would have been sent to the corner .

 Nick


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 02, 2017, 06:42:03 PM
funny many years ago I was designing yachts for around the world adventures now unless there are at least 80 thousand tons under the keel forget it.too many pirates for one thing.
Lawton, you are a person after my own heart plywood to plywood.I go to specialist suppliers and buy their offcuts they usually have a variety and will cut to a cutting list.we don't get Baltic Birch but it is all Asian veneers, a lot of it from dubious sources I am familiar with Luaun as a common variety and the more exotic being Fijian hardwood.I like it for being strong, light, good edge cutting properties and very stable with a whole range of paints and resins not like MDF.
this is the base for South Creek Road-bottom layer 12 mm top layer 3 mm.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1650/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020822-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1650/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020824-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: michael mott on December 03, 2017, 01:16:01 AM
Looks like a good start on the base, I take it that the pins are just holding till the glue dries.

Michael


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 03, 2017, 03:54:57 AM
 ...I have a mock up of an oil dealer on the RR in the basement that is made from oatmeal boxes ...

oatmeal boxes and #10 tin cans were the "craftsman kits" of the '50s.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 03, 2017, 08:10:28 AM
You are going to tell me there are better materials out there then cereal boxes and tin cans?  ;D


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 03, 2017, 08:29:45 AM
the "finescale" version encouraged the wrap of construction paper to lend the realistic effect.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 03, 2017, 06:36:49 PM
Detail_stymied:
     You are going to fit in well with this group.
     


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Barney on December 04, 2017, 09:20:35 AM
Atmosphere and inspiring already !!
Barney


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 05, 2017, 04:32:59 PM
not to sidetrack, but reinforce the value of imagination and executing things with common materials as being some of the core values of a true modeler, I reference this put up recently by my favorite blogger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._L._Moore


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 17, 2017, 10:34:49 PM
hi all.
I have become a bit impatient and sick of cardboard cutouts soi have made a start, left foreground .this is a small wier sort of structure that acts as a holding point for the big pipe either going or coming.this week I will get the epoxy resin and do the water ,slime green of course cheers.
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1659/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020847-vi.jpg).
(https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1020852-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 17, 2017, 11:02:32 PM
Nice start! What are you using for the bricks?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 17, 2017, 11:52:04 PM
hi Ray how are you doing for the bricks I use a product made Juweela  out of Germany 1-35 or 1-32 scale.they are individually glued down with white glue the motar is Hydrocal.cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 18, 2017, 03:14:52 AM
Adequate so far. Keep going. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 18, 2017, 03:34:46 AM
I enjoy this type of building as one section encourages further production, rather than having everything in an unfinished state thus retarding any incentive to get "over the hump".

great finishes and textures in one condensed area.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 18, 2017, 03:01:36 PM
hi .
yes I have set pieces in mind I treat them as separate dioramas  and then combine them on the motherboard.one of the tricks is to make the motherboard neat and accurate so when you add the pieces there is a seamless fit-well that is the idear.also with these very small large-scale displays the more you can take off the better,  pack it  somewhere around the motherboard an example of this is the space over the backtrack will be used for the light valance.as for the lights, i have been collecting different styles of directional mini display LEDS I will give them a go.
anyway happy Christmas everybody and I hope that you get a bit of hobby stuff under the tree this Christmas.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 25, 2017, 05:10:09 PM
hi all.
well, that was Christmas done and dusted.this little piece is my latest section for South Creek Road you can see where it fits.card and plaster, hand laid bricks, mainly watercolour finishes.it will be glued in place and the resin water added when all the sections are in place.usually, this is the base level of detail.
cheers kim.
(https://images49.fotki.com/v1658/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030027-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1641/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030023-vi.jpg).
https://images59.fotki.com/v1653/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030024-vi.jpg.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 25, 2017, 10:05:48 PM
Looking good!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on December 25, 2017, 10:29:40 PM
I agree. Looking good and i’m looking forward to seeing more!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 26, 2017, 06:49:41 AM
I like the "something's happening under the ground" atmosphere.

Q: should we be concerned about the track radius or has that been handled?

following with keen interest!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 26, 2017, 01:05:00 PM
I asked about the track radius and Kim assures me it will be no problem. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 26, 2017, 02:08:16 PM
hi, all thank you for your interest.
I have run one of my little critters for 2 hours on the track -no problem the only thing that I have noticed that the tight radius collects more dirt also low speed helps too much and it will fly off.yesterday I thought of Ikea you know the useful chain of shops that cater to your house details just buy the look and slot it in but in this case, my little bits just make them and then slot it into your diorama.
cheers, Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 27, 2017, 04:00:47 AM
... my little bits just make them and then slot it into your diorama.
cheers, Kim.

this is a very helpful idea. cannot count how many layouts I've started in a lifetime that were binned because they became too overwhelming to see any appreciable result. all hit dead spots which, for whatever the variety of excuses, kept me from forward momentum.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 27, 2017, 01:57:04 PM
Some of you guys may not have any idea how many small layouts, structures, locos, and railroad cars Kim has built. He sent me an article back in 1994 about a little 1:32 scale narrow gauge switching diorama and it impressed everyone who bothered to look at it. Then, a few years later, he send another article about another small layout. Nearly everything was scratchbuilt. And look at the projects he's posted here over the past several years. Kim has this stuff down to a science. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: shropshire lad on December 28, 2017, 03:05:41 AM
Some of you guys may not have any idea how many small layouts, structures, locos, and railroad cars Kim has built. He sent me an article back in 1994 about a little 1:32 scale narrow gauge switching diorama and it impressed everyone who bothered to look at it. Then, a few years later, he send another article about another small layout. Nearly everything was scratchbuilt. And look at the projects he's posted here over the past several years. Kim has this stuff down to a science. -- Russ

 Prove it . Show us some pictures we may have not seen .

 I am starting back doing some modelling after a significant period of inactivity , but I am slightly unfocused as to what to do , so anything to give me a bit of inspiration would be useful . I have already started looking at Marcel's stuff again in earnest but I need more .

   So chop chop , Russ , push those girls off your lap and do something useful and give us some inspiration.

  Nick


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 28, 2017, 05:55:24 AM
taking the above advice, and not wanting to further sidetrack this thread, I have searched and brought several threads back to page 1 so everyone can enjoy them.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 28, 2017, 02:17:03 PM
Nick, I thought you were working on a mining tram or something before your hiatus. (Not the one with the brick building that I published but the one you showed us here.) Did you finish that project? If not, maybe you could. If you completed it, stop cavorting with those girls I sent you and post some photos, first of the diorama/layout and second of the girls.

Or just do a very small (maybe 1 foot square) Marcel thing, anything so we can cheer you on to completion.

By the way, the articles Kim sent were before it was feasible to go all digital so I have no scanned images or PDFs to share. My first digitally stored publication goes back August 1998 (one magazine), then three or four from 1999. After that I have PDFs of everything.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 28, 2017, 03:17:39 PM
morning all.
about 18 years ago I built this signal cabin 1/32 scale it all works and was used to work a signal layout mechanically. 100 percent scratch built using just a piercing saw knife and files, materials brass and wood sorry I bought the chain.after this I went into narrow gauge the first effort was No Hope Coast that was published in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gavette then i really could not care anymore.
really just remember that your expensive hobby paints have a limited life so use them or lose them.
with Russ, we all would have to agree that he has been always a really positive personality in an otherwise mostly dull hobby.
cheers Kim.
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(https://images46.fotki.com/v1637/photos/3/1816483/14546972/P1030094-vi.jpg).
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Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on December 28, 2017, 05:44:00 PM
now that is some intricate signaling!

I remember No Hope Coast and its resurrection.

www.modvid.com.au/html/body_kim_marsh.html

www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1579.0


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 30, 2017, 12:16:05 AM
That signal shack is really cool!

I remember seeing the No Hope Coast in the Gazette.



Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 11, 2018, 10:55:01 PM
hi all.
now back to South Creek RD after that diversion into the past.
what I have been working on of late is the landscape and the hard urban environment that will be the foundation of the 1 st level but first, i had to make sure that it fitted into my trusty blue carry on suitcase, just fits snug.
the square is also been roughed in concrete asphalt is the base still a mess but this is the undercoat, next a bit more detail and a start on the buildings.
cheers
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1659/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030097-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030114-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030117-vi.jpg).
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Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 12, 2018, 07:51:09 PM
Very cool!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on January 12, 2018, 08:23:41 PM
would like to see the expression of the inspector going through customs.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on January 13, 2018, 02:11:59 AM
Since I flew with my own model train in hand luggage I know the expression in the face of the inspectors. Please open this I have to see, then comes from the mouth. Everything with something not at the last moment, to check in.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 15, 2018, 04:54:19 AM
hi, Helmut how are you doing nice to hear from you.
in my last group of photos, some of the brickwork was bothering me so out I came.my work has mainly been directed at concrete and asphalt both I find difficult, I really like the asphalt in Cahill expressway.i feel I am getting somewhere with the concrete but the asphalt is another thing I just keep trying.
in one of the photos, you can see the back scene board onto that I will glue the back scene this is also the top of the box-cheers Kim.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030126-vi.jpg).
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Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on January 15, 2018, 05:17:40 AM
Kim,

I'm fine and I finally get the control technology for my Klosterstollen model solved.
That's just not something that would fit into this great forum, like your excellent work shown here. There are now 3 buttons on my model now, where visitors can even start actions in the model.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on January 15, 2018, 01:55:52 PM
Kim, I think Narayan explained how he models asphalt in the 2013 Modelers' Annual. If you don't have it and want a copy send me a note. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Barney on January 16, 2018, 03:58:02 PM
Inspiration and atmosphere
Barney


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on January 16, 2018, 06:19:36 PM
I like the layout of things so the track is not right up on the front of the benchwork.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 16, 2018, 11:01:10 PM
hi all .Asphalt I have had a look at the article by Narayan great stuff using his approach of hand-laid brick pavements and moving asphalt looks great this approach now seems to be common.I had a good look at my asphalt and I have come to the conclusion that the whole scene is too bust there are just too many textures fighting for attention so I remembered an old approach that I have used I will share it in alter post but it has calmed the whole scene down.
cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 20, 2018, 05:00:02 AM
hi, all I have been doing a bit of work on the left-hand side water has been added.in the last post I mentioned how I felt about my asphalt there is an updated shot.cheers
(https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030152-vi.jpg).
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(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030148-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on January 20, 2018, 05:44:54 AM
I keep searching for the frog!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 20, 2018, 06:17:22 PM
Excellent work!

The only thing that looks "off" to me is the way the water comes over those rectangular slabs in the first photo. It doesn't appear natural.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 21, 2018, 03:18:51 AM
hi Charles and Ray.
yes, those pads foundations for floating objects may be the photo helps.
but s-t, I will most likely have to redo all the resin water on the right side the bottom has not dried so it is still really gooey after 4 days.I most likely did not mix it properly.it has happened before it is usually a mess but it gives me the opportunity to change anything.
cheers
(https://images16.fotki.com/v156/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030154-vi.jpg?1516524936)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 21, 2018, 01:04:16 PM
Ah, now I see.

Too bad about having to redo the resin.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on January 21, 2018, 02:12:06 PM
Have you ever tried Liquitex medium viscosity acrylic gloss medium and then a couple of applications of varnish? According to Don McKenney, a very good modeler, Liquitex cleans up with water, produces no toxic fumes, doesn't smell bad, dries fairly quickly, and looks good. I don't have a decent image to post even though I spent several minutes looking up this information. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: nk on January 21, 2018, 05:46:47 PM
Kim It looks like you really nailed the asphalt. This is really nice to see coming together.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 21, 2018, 08:38:56 PM
hi, thanks for your comments.
I just go to show that rarely I get it first go sometimes it takes a lot of goes no worries.one thing I might get rid of that barge I have something else in mind.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on January 22, 2018, 05:29:10 AM
I think the "go" and then "change" all contribute to the fabric of your creations.

oh ... and in mine eyes, the "new" asphalt looks too in comparison with the other textures. but I have confidence the road crew will be along shortly with their hammers and such ...


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2018, 01:52:38 AM
good afternoon all.
South Creek is rising from the paper and generally, I am very pleased by it all so far macro photography also helps is amazing how much a camera sees, it seems to cut through the crap.the resin stuff up well yes I had to rip it all up I called the manufacture and it turned out that batch was old and should never be sold.I got some new stuff did a sample no problems in many ways it was good as i got rid of the barge.in the last couple of weeks i have done some work on my crawler locomative.this is a rework of a old loco with a more airbrushed finish,macro really shows up the dust the only thing that i dont like is the brake wheel too big.more walls have been added the right hand one is nearly finished in green water clour wet and dry sandpaper and markers.the distant shots are with the back board i place remember there is another story to go,a lighting valance will be attached ,it is also the top of the box.
cheers kim.
(https://images49.fotki.com/v1658/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030183-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030180-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030182-vi.jpg).
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(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030199-vi.jpg).
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Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 03, 2018, 07:09:31 AM
You have captured our fearless leader quite well.  But, you need to pull his right sock up to cover the fact that his right foot seems to have been cut off and is just resting at t he end of his leg.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2018, 12:15:52 PM
I hope it is the camera I will have to check cheers Lawton


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 03, 2018, 02:43:55 PM
Things are coming along and the photos you shoot will only improve your modeling. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 15, 2018, 12:28:10 AM
hi, all how are you all well I hope.
a start has been made on 2 of the 5  industries on South Creek Road.
Bevs hats
South steam.
wood and bricks both materials that I like in the real world.these little buildings are all removable as the case the front one South steam has a storage area under.
cheers kim.
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030250-vi.jpg).
(https://images16.fotki.com/v388/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030259-vi.jpg).
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1659/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030252-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030260-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1663/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030256-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on February 15, 2018, 07:11:38 AM
a milliners?

I never saw that coming!

beautiful addition to the "industrial waterfront".


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 15, 2018, 09:25:34 AM
Where else would Russ get his Top Hat to wear as he drives the loco?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 15, 2018, 01:32:39 PM
yes, there is a little shopping lane, alley, there will be buildings on both sides.my original idea was to have all retail but the contrast between light industrial and retail was just too tempting.
cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 15, 2018, 01:34:30 PM
Lawton, you are so confused. I wear the top hat on my day off! -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on February 15, 2018, 02:10:31 PM
Kim, My (or maybe I should say Russ's) hat's off to you on your surprise selection of placing Bev's Hats in your diorama. Now, what will be next door!?!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 16, 2018, 12:02:22 AM
Fantastic! I love the tram's narrow passage between the buildings.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 16, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
Russ:
Is that when you play with your Thomas and Friends?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 16, 2018, 02:06:07 AM
Lawton, go stand in the corner. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 16, 2018, 04:41:53 AM
hi, all.i also like the tunnel effect but in that picture, there was that orange strip of metal, looking at it I really did not like it here is the next solution.i have a list of possible businesses but looking at it I feel all the businesses should be on one side of the street so the hat shop might be in for a bit of a move soon.
cheers Kim
(https://images16.fotki.com/v388/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030262-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Hydrostat on February 17, 2018, 02:51:13 AM
This is going to be something!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 17, 2018, 02:39:37 PM
A very good and important modification. It really pulls together the scene. And add me to the list of those who like the tunnel effect you have created. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 21, 2018, 09:35:18 PM
good afternoon all is it a week or 2 weeks since the last update anyway progress.i have been working on Southern steam most likely in the future i will change small things but the only pressing item is the internal lightbox to light up the interior.board on board construction water-based paints with the final layer airbrushed.
cheers.
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030280-vi.jpg).
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030277-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030279-vi.jpg).
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1633/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030283-vi.jpg).



Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 21, 2018, 09:41:20 PM
yes, i forgot two pictures remember all this comes apart South steam is 2 sections packing is the main consideration cheers.
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030289-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030266-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 22, 2018, 02:29:12 AM
Turned out pretty well. I've seen worse. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on February 22, 2018, 03:52:00 AM
that first step out the back door looks like a doozy.

great addition the roof & tilt windows.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 22, 2018, 01:15:26 PM
Yes, the back step I think I have lost it the size of this building is 150 mm -6 inches high, 125 mm -5 inches wide and 100 mm-4 inches wide.this style of weatherboard or wooden cladding reminds me of a lot of old-style Australian buildings most long gone usually the maintenance gets them, in the end, .imagine how much a 1-1 building of this style would be worth in San Francisco.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 23, 2018, 12:00:33 AM
Great job! Amazing how much beauty there can be in industrial decay.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 04, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
one or 2 weeks since the last post all I know is this year is flying.on South creek road i have has been concentrating on South steam -the moving of Bev's hats over the road it has been replaced by a dirty loco service point and the water tank.the water tank is card water colours and one casting i want to make a contrast to increase the feeling of space cheers kim.
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030329-vi.jpg).
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030332-vi.jpg)
(https://images16.fotki.com/v382/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030333-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030337-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on March 05, 2018, 07:11:54 AM
I was concerned over the move, but you certainly made it more. the recess of the porch gives depth and the towering tank emphasizes.

this layout is reminding me of the star trek clear, 3 tier, chessboard. movement is possible in the X, Y, & Z axises (I had to look it up!)

would it be too bold, or too soon, to request an over-all photo to gain visual perspective? thanks.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on March 05, 2018, 02:32:29 PM
I second the motion for an overall photo. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on March 05, 2018, 03:16:39 PM
Kim, or a video with a panoramic view.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 05, 2018, 05:29:11 PM
good morning thank you all for your interest here is an overview from the basic board to all the bits so far.the base is 135 mm high or 5and one half inches high.the vacant bit of real estate on the right is where Bev's hats are going this area will not be as easy as the left side.i have used this contrast trick before I like it-dirty oil barrels to nice clean hats.the window behind the porch adds another dimension with the view through into the back also the striping weathering is an interior design trick to add more vertical movement, love these tricks more to come.the whole display is a custom kit that is based on 3 permanent walls-the 2 side walls and the centre divider.these walls are more protectors for travel and take the weight of the top of the box -the back scene .
cheers kim.
(https://images16.fotki.com/v220/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030339-vi.jpg).
(https://images60.fotki.com/v120/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030340-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030341-vi.jpg).
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030343-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030348-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030349-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on March 05, 2018, 07:13:11 PM
thank You

very helpful and at the same time my limited imagination cannot see what you as the creator has in mind. following along with keen interest for as you alluded, more tricks to come!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on March 06, 2018, 11:17:38 AM
Yes, very helpful. Thanks for the overview and I, too, am looking forward to seeing more.

Greg


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Barney on March 06, 2018, 02:33:42 PM
Looking Good rapidly - Great atmosphere
Barney


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 06, 2018, 11:24:34 PM
Ditto what everyone else said! Marvelous work!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 21, 2018, 04:19:20 AM
hi, all how are we all going.South Creek Road is now in its finished shape, Val's hats have been moved the outdoor area has changed and a start has been made on the concrete cheers.
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1643/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030393-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030404-vi.jpg).
(https://images60.fotki.com/v224/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030398-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on March 21, 2018, 04:40:46 AM
Kim,

very nice and already the unique mood can be seen.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on March 21, 2018, 09:59:28 AM
great looking retaining wall.

any chance of a 7 3/8, grey, fedora in stock?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on March 21, 2018, 01:27:19 PM
Another beautiful diorama shaping up. You might consider putting some kind of warning signs in front of Val's hats to avoid Val's splats. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 21, 2018, 02:08:03 PM
good idea about the Val's splats.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 21, 2018, 11:36:41 PM
I am really loving this diorama! What a great build!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on March 22, 2018, 02:53:31 AM
and very helpful for perspective to see its entirety. certainly packing a wallop of detail and views into a manageable space. thank you for sharing with us.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 22, 2018, 04:13:48 AM
hi, all thank you for the great comments.looking at it now I feel I can get a bit more out of it especially around Val's hats and that complex what I am looking for is the feeling of space.while I am thinking about it I will work on the small whalf scene in front or the new big green wall.at the moment including the baseboard there are 10 pieces .to get away from the architectural side of it all I have bought  another German mini trains  mechanism these work really well and a very reliable slow speed is possible[9 mm gauge] it will be fun to see what it ends up looking like.
cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on March 22, 2018, 12:28:42 PM
Kim, remember the first 1:23n2 diorama article you sent me back in 1993 or 1994? And then a second a few years later. You must have build a dozen or more and every one is outstanding. You should be in some kind of hall of fame. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 22, 2018, 01:40:02 PM
maybe Russ but seriously there are so many great modellers around the world most have their own signatures.i have included an illustration from Japan that I find inspirational.amazing perspective and wonderful skill using watercolours.
cheers kim.
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/92904880_8768404132119536392_n-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on March 22, 2018, 03:29:43 PM
Kim, That is a nice watercolor.
And, my hat's off to you for your latest arrangement of your diorama. In fact, I think I see it peeking out behind the first row of hats in Val's window :)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 22, 2018, 10:20:50 PM
That painting is excellent. Very cool.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 31, 2018, 04:03:55 AM
hi, all poor Val really hates me now anyway I am sure it won't last long.in the last post I said I was not happy about the look of that area around the hat shop , I went to work and this is what came out of it now I am happy.it  needs more work but at least the basic shape is there.the shape breaks down into 4 pieces for easy packing and assembly is by locator pieces glued onto the pieces.
cheers kim.
(https://images51.fotki.com/v1252/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030431-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1628/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030432-vi.jpg).
(https://images60.fotki.com/v22/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030434-vi.jpg),


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 31, 2018, 08:08:14 AM
"Chase the Dragon", is that a Pub?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on March 31, 2018, 12:45:08 PM
hi Lawtown no a tattoo parlour looking at it now wrong typeface, cheers kim
(https://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030437-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on March 31, 2018, 01:37:02 PM
the change in roofs does open up the area a bit. thanks for the over-all photo; that definitely lends orientation.

the Hat Shoppe could practically have a drive-through window!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 31, 2018, 06:52:27 PM
Great stuff. I like the dragon sign.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 08, 2018, 11:40:57 PM
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1663/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030456-vi.jpg).
(https://images59.fotki.com/v903/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030461-vi.jpg).
Vals has now got a new neighbour do you think they will get on?.this scene is pretty well scratch built apart from the materials, what I bought were the plaster bricks and the hats from Plus Models cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 09, 2018, 05:31:11 AM
let's hope none of "the ladies" go in the wrong door! inka-dinka-doo . . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV7XIw-eNUg


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on April 09, 2018, 11:44:37 AM
Two nice additions: One to Kim's diorama and the other, an important addition to our cultural development. I think the last time I saw or heard Jimmy Durante sing Ink-a-dink-a-doo was when I was about nine years old! -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 09, 2018, 01:18:36 PM
Beautiful work. I especially like the color and weathering of the wooden walkway (Doorstep? Porch?)  It looks very natural and authentic.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 09, 2018, 02:51:16 PM
I had a look at Jimmy quite a performer great period for stars.Ray the finish on the wooden floor is Sepia watercolour highlighted with watercolour pencils.the floor is hand laid thin wood that I have been buying. It is very thin ply much thinner than basswood, I get it in big sheets from craft shops. I use it for the sidings-weatherboard just cut it to size with a craft knife no fluff I prefer it over basswood.
my material list is.
glues-white wood glue, 5-minute epoxy and zap a gap medium.
paints -watercolour and mainly AK interactive in dropper bottle no wastage and good for airbrushes.some powders pencils and markers
wood-thin ply and custom size basswood.
plastic- not much Evergreen they are getting expensive if possible I like slaters and a European company Maquett.
roofing-Slaters corrugated sheets
metals-pretty much everything.
paper -both illustration paper and boards expensive but you can get a lot of stuff out of one sheet to build South Creek Road I use 2 sheets of board and one sheet of paper.I waste about 30 percent.
plaster -Hydrocol.
cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on April 09, 2018, 04:16:40 PM
Kim, since the creek empties into a lagoon, maybe the tattoo parlor can have a squid or octopus in the window - the source of the ink :)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 09, 2018, 07:04:58 PM
...my material list...

you certainly make it look much more than the sum of its parts!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2018, 10:39:21 PM
hi, the space between Tatoo you and the oil drums neede one of these .scratch built with mini nature foliage.
all the best Kim.
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030466-vi.jpg).
(https://images59.fotki.com/v903/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030464-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on April 13, 2018, 02:00:23 AM
Nice plant. I'll nominate you to become a member of the Australian Botany Club. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 13, 2018, 02:51:41 AM
interesting how such a small introduction can create such a visual distance/ transition. I think my landscape design professor called it "a vertical element of containment".


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 13, 2018, 02:54:36 AM
and, Kim, if I am not asking something too personal, what is your background which allows you to create such things?

I have seen many models built by gifted modelers over the years, but your work has a touch all apart.

thank you for the inspiration.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 13, 2018, 03:52:25 AM
not at all my background is simple I have been designing and building items since a very young age.my professional life was a lie but kept at it because it gave me time to build my own stuff.i have been lucky enough over the years to have had very good teachers in both art, crafts and design, having a business sense also is a big help
I am now retired and can now have a lifestyle based on building 3 d displays. hopefully, you all have good health in retirement and find inside yourselves the energy to do what you have always wanted.
cheers kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on April 13, 2018, 04:12:55 AM
Kim,

I've been retired for over 10 years. I can't imagine how I've done this together with work and hobby.

In any case, this condition promotes creativity, which is already visible in your work. I wish you a wonderful modelling riot.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 13, 2018, 09:39:59 AM
... my background is simple...

thank you so much. words to live by!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 18, 2018, 05:43:18 PM
Good job on the tree. It seems like exactly the sort of thing a business owner would do to add a touch of life and cheer as well as separation from the industrial surroundings.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 19, 2018, 12:52:55 AM
hi Ray
here is another and 2 new signs.the dragon sign was getting too complicated cheers kim
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030485-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on April 19, 2018, 01:58:37 AM
This just gets better and better!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 19, 2018, 03:35:35 AM
wonder if she's waiting for the sailor getting her name across his chest?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on April 19, 2018, 09:50:44 AM
Let's just hope, for his sake, her name is Ada or Ava and not Charlotte or Diamantina ...


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2018, 12:58:17 PM
That little corner makes no commercial sense at all ... but it looks good and I like it. Kim, remember to tell your little 1:32 scale friends the secret of retail: Location, location, location! -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 19, 2018, 02:45:30 PM
funny it just goes to show the vast difference of retail model accessories.for years I built is 1/32 scale great scale and changed to 1/35 a few years ago South Creek Road is built to 1/35 scale.buying figures, for example, are hopeless a lot are too big and most are too small so I use Preiser 1/32 scale I feel they fit perfectly.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 23, 2018, 06:26:42 PM
Hi, this time the water worked.
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030509-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1663/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030504-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v588/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030508-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 24, 2018, 04:22:45 AM
the plants are certainly thriving with whatever is in the water. the last picture is a charmer!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on April 24, 2018, 08:46:20 AM
I love it!!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on April 24, 2018, 09:31:40 AM
it is called magic mud usually the breeding ground of the biggest meanest mosquitoes known to mankind.I don't know if you are familiar with water hisan and associated water weeds when the conditions are right they just take off I used similar memories on the model-cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on April 24, 2018, 10:39:43 AM
when I first looked at the swinging arm on the post, I thought the red thing was that poor lady's undergarments. figured she jumped in for a quick dip to cool off!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on April 24, 2018, 12:40:58 PM
It has a very cohesive appearance. Wonderfully adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Hydrostat on April 25, 2018, 11:53:34 AM
Kim,

your model looks extremely colorful to me, like a painting. Beautiful! I too do like the plants and the corresponding ones near the shop.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on May 06, 2018, 04:49:09 PM
good morning all.
South Creek Road now is taking its final shape with the addition of the top of its travelling box which is also its backdrop and lighting valance. the main material used is 3 mm ply now I will install the lights and do any more finishing of the model under this light source.
cheers Kim.
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030533-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1663/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030523-vi.jpg).
(https://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030526-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1075/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030531-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030532-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on May 06, 2018, 06:26:15 PM
That's wrapping up nicely, Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on May 07, 2018, 12:58:50 AM
Looks adequate so far. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on May 07, 2018, 04:27:07 AM
"I really like model trains, but just have no room for a layout."


another myth debunked!

with great hopes you will continue sharing your creativity and craftsmanship.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on May 23, 2018, 12:14:32 AM
lights for South Creek Road.
I need really good lighting but I cant use all the usual methods, in fact, most of the solutions I didn't like much so I design and fabricated my own.over the years I have built a lot of custom lighting set up and my latest version is part of that elevation. this version I really like -kit, very good daylight,  no heat,12 volts, adjustable baffles for different conditions, light and a little adjustable flagpole at the front so you can display your personal details or make a miniature graphic for information-cheers
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030657-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030639-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030651-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030648-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 23, 2018, 12:43:41 AM
Very clever!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on May 23, 2018, 01:11:43 AM
Another expression of your creativity. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on May 23, 2018, 10:55:39 AM
a fitting marquee for the BIG show!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on May 23, 2018, 03:52:27 PM
thanks there is one more piece of the structure to be built before I go back and finish the model.it is 2 fold-out legs metal legs that will be on pivots that are attached under the model.i will make a form that the soft metal rod will be bent.pictures to come cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Barney on May 24, 2018, 12:22:12 PM
A ver colourful atmospheric scene - I can smell it from here ! - no need to go big you have achieved it well in such a small space.
Barney   


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 01, 2018, 08:46:49 PM
thanks, Barney I hope it does not smell of old socks.
so clouds -here is my effort acrylic paints on plywood so completes the back scene.not much I can say but I wanted the hand-painted effect it goes very well with the overall build. the location is right,  just in that little space above the tattoo sign.
cheers.
(https://images43.fotki.com/v1218/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030659-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 01, 2018, 09:20:28 PM
What a great scene! So full of character.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on June 02, 2018, 01:04:27 AM
The backdrop is perfect for the diorama and you have a good eye for emulating the sky. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on June 02, 2018, 03:55:31 AM
looks like a cumulus with a bit of nimbostratus tossed in!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 09, 2018, 03:17:21 AM
hi all filling in the spaces I have lately fabricated a multi-purpose pole out of the brass-light pole and a support for overhead powered locos.overheads have always attracted me but have no experience at all.i have this spare mini trains power unit so this is going to be the base for it(9mm gauge), all I have is a bit of a drawing and loading gauges cheers

(https://images15.fotki.com/v1663/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030702-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030694-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on June 09, 2018, 03:46:42 AM
Hi Kim,

I could give you a hint, how about some of the field ancillary locomotive of the

"Dörentrupper Sand and Tonwerke". (https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,6157992,6158128#msg-6158128)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on June 09, 2018, 10:22:28 AM
I like the new vertical element. helps the eye from "landing on the pavement". the trolley in the above link, maybe festooned with similar gay colors as the buildings and hauling a toaster rack car sunday excursion of sight see-ers perhaps on their way to the pub crawl, would add a really nice addition to the operation.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on June 09, 2018, 11:55:18 AM
A satisfactory accoutrement. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on June 09, 2018, 01:46:25 PM
Kim, good to see some activity in the scene.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 09, 2018, 08:46:23 PM
hi all just seen Helmuts link please help me before I fall over -very nice Helmut.i just need to know where to put the power unit but just the detail for the pick up is great. trolley poles have always looked good but tricky but this method of power collection is much better as the wires can be all over the place and still look good. as always thanks for the interest more to come cheers Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 09, 2018, 08:54:12 PM
just a follow-on -what do you think the drum on the roof inside the cab was used for it seems to have a handle for winding.the loco proportions to me look perfect for Gn15.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 09, 2018, 10:33:08 PM
...how about some of the field ancillary locomotive of the

"Dörentrupper Sand and Tonwerke". (https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,6157992,6158128#msg-6158128)

That is the cutest little trolley I've ever seen!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on June 10, 2018, 04:04:25 AM
Hi Kim, how can I help you?
The locomotives are self-built on a chassis of a lore.
The locomotives were operated with 220 volts of DC power.
As the driving line was interrupted at crossroads, there was this cable drum under the roof to drive over the road.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 10, 2018, 05:31:41 AM
do you know something Helmut I think you should build it .i would be perfect in what 22.5 scale?i am sure that you would have a lot of stuff already, but seeing you are there what is that drum with a handle hanging off the ceiling used for?cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on June 10, 2018, 11:52:02 AM
Hi Kim,

Yes, an incredibly attractive vehicle only as old as I have become, I can not build anything more I like and therefore concentrate on my monastery stud model.

On the cable drum with the crank you are looking for, an electric wire is wrapped which serves to power the locomotive when it has to cross a road. Because there is no wire on the roads.

I think for your layout this loco would be absolutely perfect.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 10, 2018, 03:41:36 PM
hi
so it is what would call a power extension cord in the barrel very practical.i will most likely take bits of the design and use it on my model mu 9 mm power unit takes up a bit of room so everything is built around it.good detail of the power pick up her is another picture of a pole pickup nice but very fiddly
cheers
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/14515115/872113330_732234341341462528_o-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/14515115/IMG_1930-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on June 10, 2018, 08:09:02 PM
if there's any "trolley-ing" to be done around here, there's a wealth of knowledge in this thread:  http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2906&forum_id=53


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 28, 2018, 03:52:07 AM
hi, all how are you all.
time for some more detail and an overall view of how the model is presented in its large-scale minimum space form. with the model, there is a little stand included that breaks down and fits inside the bag.when it is displayed on a table the overall height is 900 mm or 3 foot to the top of the light valance, from the floor to rail height id 1000 mm or 3 foot 4 inches. the lighting in the picture is using its own lights in a dark room.i have just done a trial pack and it all fits.there is still a lot of bits and pieces to do when I get to the stage of packing I will post some more pictures to show how it all fits.
all the best from kim.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030722-vi.jpg).
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030723-vi.jpg).
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030727-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on June 28, 2018, 05:23:15 AM
beautifully done!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on June 28, 2018, 11:22:26 AM
Another gem and quite refined. Most adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 28, 2018, 07:56:08 PM
Coming along great Kim!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 28, 2018, 10:33:55 PM
I love it!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Greg Hile on June 28, 2018, 11:53:23 PM
Truly amazing. It just gets better and better!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 29, 2018, 04:31:46 AM
thanks, everybody,  watch this space there has been a size change I have had to cut 25 mm or 1 inch off its length. last night it fitted into the case but as I added more stuff I would not fit anymore.no worries I think it is for the best it does not take me long to cut it up and reglue.the right-hand side was a bit strange and with this size change it is a chance to make good.i like to look at the whole display, not just the model, after a hard look I think there can be improvements.i will take a picture and do another post cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 29, 2018, 04:49:27 AM
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030732-vi.jpg).

my mum thinks I should have been in demolition I have to admit I do enjoy it.so the new width is 425 mm or 17 inches.to do all this I have to make good this side and change the back scene most likely about a weeks work this is with the design for the new side. tomorrow I will get the saw out cheers Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on June 29, 2018, 04:53:45 AM
I had a completely different interpretation of the timeframe of the layout until Mr Blue and his 'oh-so-modern' hard hat came upon the scene. initially I assumed he was there for scale/ size reference, but now fear he has come to stay.

perhaps a trip to Val's for a chapeau change, and then into the "parlor" for a bit of ink, would soften his presence?
 I envision a beret, horizontal blue & white stripe top, and some faded bell bottoms . . .


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on June 29, 2018, 05:35:23 PM
yep, te Barbarin has come to town, scale to ratio nope I will have no part of that thanks.
all the best Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 05, 2018, 02:28:46 AM
Hi all fixed what was a mess last weekend is now all patched and bogged up.cheers

(https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030748-vi.jpg).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030750-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 05, 2018, 06:34:29 AM
one of the coolest accessories, yet!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 05, 2018, 10:55:56 AM
good morning -hi Mr Detail yes my cargo bikes they started life as 1-35 scale military bikes I added the cargo bit great little projects.I have included 3 pictures the first 2 are of the collapsible stand it comes apart and fits into the slots under the baseboard. the last one is of the packing cube where all the bits are packed it fits between the top of the baseboard and the back scene.
cheers, Kim.

(https://images46.fotki.com/v677/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030744-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030740-vi.jpg).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030737-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on July 05, 2018, 12:33:50 PM
All snuggly tucked away, Kim. Nicely done.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on July 05, 2018, 12:51:42 PM
Most of us have enough trouble just building a diorama. You not only build it but engineer it to be portable and then figure out how to pack it without destroying all your work. I'm obviously out of my depth here .... -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 05, 2018, 02:25:16 PM
I must take a moment to wax philosophical. my cousin caused my first interest in model railroading in the late 1950s when I was about 6 or 7. he was older and had an American Flyer rail empire in his basement. Lionel, he pointed out, was not realistic with its 3 rail system. I still have visions of the running commuter at the station platform and being allowed to put a few drops of oil in the engine so it could blow smoke rings.

anyway, I think I enjoy your modeling because it's not necessarily a "railroad model", or even dependent on a railroad,  even though there is certainly much to allude to freight and commuter traffic coming and going. Particularly because it creates a vignette, slice of life, which not only tells a story, but invites the viewer to add his own ideas on what is, has, or might be, happening next.


all of the works I have seen produced by you continue to evoke this feeling. there are no "bookends", at least that I can see, that hold the viewer to only one conclusion, but rather urge additional action every time they are viewed.


I believe that is a real gift which many lifetime modelers never attain regardless of their technical savvy, electrical gimmicks, or graphic arts skills become perfected over time.


thank you for sharing your works!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 05, 2018, 04:36:16 PM
thank out all very much.
with my ideas and the process, i have found what works best for me is to develop the first idea and refine that idea sometime 3 times. i don't try and complicate the process with trying to get repeated ideas. my ideas usually come in a visual form.in medieval times people with a lot of ideas or imagination were usually drowned at birth
 there are a lot of pieces to ship and pack not just the model they are what i call the support items.they all fit into my little blue hard shell cabin bag
my list is
 -baseboard thick 16 mm plywood.with all the terrane in place.
-back scene 4 mm plywood.painted clouds.
-stand 9 mm, varnished face.
-lights rig 3 pieces 2 specially fabricated pivots,  brass aluminium and 4 mm plywood face painted.mix of yellow and white leds
-3 d items[model] packed in foam core and bubble wrap.
-separate detail items.
-2 power transformers 1 for the lights 1 for train control,12 volt
-1 train controller non- digital, simple.
-power board for the transformers.
-powerpoint adaptor for different countries.
-extension power lead
-and the last item an information card this will be placed up the flagpole on the lighting valance yet to be built.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 05, 2018, 11:37:12 PM
I'm with Russ -- the fact that you not only create these gorgeous models, but also create ways to safely transport them, is staggering.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Hydrostat on July 06, 2018, 12:34:29 AM
Kim,
you're an artist. In many ways. What a colourful and attracting item.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 06, 2018, 03:35:44 AM
and there is one more item that I have to list before i forget
a little tool kit  -2 screwdrivers and a universal pair of pliers.
and some glue, thin wire, spare screws and a black marker.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on July 06, 2018, 04:00:55 AM
Hi Kim, a particularly successful form of a layout in a box.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 21, 2018, 11:44:17 PM
hi, Volker thank you for your thoughts.i have thought long about art and modelling and I have to admit that I don't see myself as an artist.I am a proud multi-skilled craftsman .pritty well most of the members here are craftsman all have really good skill base the best around. the skill of art these days has gone it has been replaced by the theory and artists statements.
talk soon Volker all the very best Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 22, 2018, 03:09:06 AM
... the skill of art these days has gone it has been replaced by the theory and artists statements....



WOW! :o


(see next post)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 22, 2018, 03:14:08 AM
in the late '80s I attended a 3 day woodworking seminar given by Tage Frid. there were several workshops at the venue that weekend and on opening Friday night, the presenters gave a brief introduction about themselves.

during one particularly lengthy sculptor's speech, fate found me standing next to my idol. after about 10 minutes of particularly nonsensical rhetoric, Frid turned to me and said " 'artists' love talking about themselves".


made the whole weekend worthwhile!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on July 22, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
You nailed it, Kim. In the art world, art is talk. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 30, 2018, 04:40:43 AM
hi all.
I think I posted before about my plans for an electric minimum gauge loco this is the result remember it is a work in progress but getting there .styrene the electrical pick up is a German ho example and the mechanism is also German. tiny 50 mm long 30 mm wide and 52 mm high.
cheers.
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030907-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v390/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030906-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v826/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030911-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v1666/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030904-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on July 30, 2018, 04:53:18 AM
Another good start, Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 30, 2018, 06:31:58 AM
I truly hoped there would be catenary involved!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 30, 2018, 12:33:35 PM
Wow!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on July 30, 2018, 12:59:42 PM
You really have an eye for little industrial engines. I remember some 1:32 models you built in the 1990s but there's a long gap between those and the stuff you're doing now. If you have any photos of previous locos, it might be fun to post them and see the reaction you get. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 30, 2018, 01:54:35 PM
hi everybody funny you should mention loco builders when I first started to read Finescaller years ago you were featuring a builder of shays in 1/32 scale I think he was Roger Rogerson great I was greatly inspired by his finishes. anyway, I have dug out one of my ancient locos kitbashed 1/32 n 20 all the rest can stay in the bin marked work in progress.
cheers.
(https://images60.fotki.com/v292/photos/3/1816483/14515115/IMG_1031-vi.jpg).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v868/photos/3/1816483/14515115/IMG_1034-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 30, 2018, 05:17:39 PM
beautiful little tea kettle with a cute behind!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on July 31, 2018, 02:02:23 PM
I've never seen that one. Thanks!

The guys who built those 1:32 scale Shays and chain drives are Robert Stephens and Roger Russell. Stephens dropped out of the hobby around 1995, sort of disappeared around 1997 and, as I just discovered from a Google search, died in 2013.

Roger is in poor health but, between then and now, built three or four layouts in scales ranging from 1:64 (Sn3) to 1:32 (1n3). He also detailed or rebuilt some S and O scale locomotives and, if I recall correctly, a few years ago scratchbuilt a 1:32 scale Shay. I have no photos of the Shay. I published whatever photos Roger sent of his other models and layouts. I'll send him an e-mail and hope he's in good enough shape to reply.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: shropshire lad on July 31, 2018, 03:16:16 PM
I've never seen that one. Thanks!

The guys who built those 1:32 scale Shays and chain drives are Robert Stephens and Roger Russell. Stephens dropped out of the hobby around 1995, sort of disappeared around 1997 and, as I just discovered from a Google search, died in 2013.

Roger is in poor health but, between then and now, built three or four layouts in scales ranging from 1:64 (Sn3) to 1:32 (1n3). He also detailed or rebuilt some S and O scale locomotives and, if I recall correctly, a few years ago scratchbuilt a 1:32 scale Shay. I have no photos of the Shay. I published whatever photos Roger sent of his other models and layouts. I'll send him an e-mail and hope he's in good enough shape to reply.

Russ

Am I right in thinking that Roger Russell lives in Floridia ? If so I believe I paid him a visit back in 2004 with Brian Nolan and had an hour or two viewing his layout and models . I did take pictures but am darned if I know where they are .

   Nick


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 31, 2018, 04:46:29 PM
there you go somewhere I also have a picture of a kitbashed industral steam loco by Robert Stephens somewhere pipes and valves everywhere if I remember on a Roco chassis.So on my rummage to find pictures I also came across this Deutz 1/32 n20.the chassis was made by the Model Company of Australia and I made the body and finished it.i don't know if the Model Company is still in business but in there day made first-class products even if they took a long time.
cheers kim.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v802/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030920-vi.jpg).
(https://images45.fotki.com/v1200/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030922-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 31, 2018, 05:19:52 PM
ok, I have found some.
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1629/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030926-vi.jpg).
https://images44.fotki.com/v1644/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030924-vi.jpg.
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1399/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030925-vi.jpg).
he captured the feeling of running a rundown logging company very well let's face most were all hand finished .it looks like he had a package going -loco track turnout plus some accessories $2,300 US dollars fair price 26 years ago I wonder if he sold any.
cheers


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on July 31, 2018, 06:20:00 PM
Pretty impressive cover hey Russ.
(https://images16.fotki.com/v156/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030927-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on July 31, 2018, 07:52:54 PM
(https://images45.fotki.com/v1200/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1030922-vi.jpg).

what a little jewel!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 31, 2018, 11:39:54 PM
Great stuff!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on August 01, 2018, 02:06:18 AM
Kim, nice to see.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on August 01, 2018, 02:08:53 PM
Kim, was that loco in either of the 1:32n2 layout articles you sent me? If not, you built one similar. As great as the layouts were, your bashed critters were every bit as impressive. I loved those articles. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: narrowgauger on August 03, 2018, 12:44:10 AM
Hi Guys

yes, The Model Works Australia is very much still in business and continues to supple a range of 1:35 or 1:32 scale collector models as well as custom building brass models in 48th, 7mm, 1:35 & 1:32 scales.

have fun & stay cool
Bernard S


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on August 03, 2018, 01:26:45 PM
ah there you are, Bernard, I was beginning to wonder
cheers, Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on August 16, 2018, 06:02:39 PM
morning all.
I will continue along with the heading SouthCreek for a while as long as I still am doing 1/35 scale on 9 mm track.so I have been fiddling around with some more stuff this time a turnout using Peco 9 mm set track and building a small flat car the 1on 1 scale would be 2.4 meters long[8 foot] by 1.2 meters wide [4 foot]. the signal arm on the flat car is a standard gauge arm in 1/32 scale.
cheers kim
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040046-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040037-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on August 16, 2018, 07:40:32 PM
both car and turnout look appropriately worn. signal flag looks like it's on the way back from the "shops".


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on August 16, 2018, 10:51:01 PM
hi more likely the signal arm has been stolen and put on eBay.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on August 17, 2018, 01:00:29 AM
The same problem with the railroad souvenir collectors all over the world. Beautiful interesting scene Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on August 17, 2018, 01:18:43 AM
Everything has your trademark charm. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 27, 2018, 08:26:13 PM
Great work as usual. Did you make the signal arm too?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on August 28, 2018, 02:41:51 AM
Hi Ray how are you going?
yes my work I have to confess to having a signal fetish .many many moons ago I made patterns in brass of most of the working parts of a lower quadrant signal in 1-32 scale.i made the parts by hand using a piercing saw and files I suppose it was part of my apprentice and the onset of permanently wearing of glasses. these patterns were later cast in pewter. the first photo is the patterns and then a full assembled signal. the signals had some custom parts like the arms but the weight was worked out so the signal was fully working just like the real thing -mechanically.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1623/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040069-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040072-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on August 28, 2018, 05:46:35 AM
Kim, Your patterns and signals look good.
I think your signal indicates: "STOP-cow on the tracks-No Smoking-get a loaf of bread and quart of milk on your way home-watch for falling rocks.
Is that close?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on August 28, 2018, 06:39:59 AM
wow. you could start your own business with those pieces of jewelry!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 28, 2018, 08:01:33 AM
The most important aspect of the signal says "my Mother is coming to dinner, DO NOT be late".


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on August 28, 2018, 01:03:32 PM
Thanks, Lawton, I knew there was more than I saw there :)

You definitely do good work, Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on August 28, 2018, 02:41:31 PM
thanks, everybody
looking at all this now it is so old school as a retail, a prospect they are not just crisp enough. but I made them before 3 d printing so I got a grounding in pewter and lost wax casting it makes more sense to me still today as my software knowledge is very limited.
cheers.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on August 28, 2018, 02:58:33 PM
Kim,

I think it's fundamentally important to know the base, because only all of the 3d model making is not everything. Your work is not diminished in any way by the fact that it is not a 3d print.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on August 28, 2018, 06:32:23 PM
Kim,

I think it's fundamentally important to know the base, because only all of the 3d model making is not everything. Your work is not diminished in any way by the fact that it is not a 3d print.


where's the [LIKE] button when you really need it?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on August 28, 2018, 09:33:41 PM
I agree with Helmut. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 29, 2018, 11:33:23 PM
Wonderful work on the signal -- I think it looks great!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on September 19, 2018, 02:38:15 AM
hi there.
I was getting a bad feeling some bits of my model South Creek were beginning to get on my nerves so with the idea of constantly trying to improve both in technique and content i am rebuilding a few bits. easy once the basic elements are established.i will post some more once the changes are finished.
all the best kim.

(https://images108.fotki.com/v360/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040114-vi.jpg).
(https://images108.fotki.com/v360/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040119-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on September 19, 2018, 03:39:28 AM
oh-oh. more crumbles and rust!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on September 19, 2018, 04:21:24 AM
yep.
I forgot wood too.
cheers.

(https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040109-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on September 19, 2018, 11:42:44 AM
Yep, improvement. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on September 19, 2018, 01:54:19 PM
Hi Kim, the better is the enemy of the good.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 20, 2018, 07:02:44 PM
Nice!! I especially like the broken concrete, looks very authentic.



Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2018, 04:17:34 AM
hi Helmut Russ Ray.
this little tree can be blamed for the cracked concrete.
cheers.
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1211/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040133-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on September 21, 2018, 05:26:02 AM
the saving grace could be a boutonniere for the engineer!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2018, 08:28:46 PM
hi there MR Detail as a matter of curiosity what part of the world do you call home anyway all the best.1 more photos to show where I am heading with he rebuild.i have been thinking of a town square with a fountain now I will like designing a fountain.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1216/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040137-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on September 22, 2018, 06:03:00 AM
beautiful vignette! a good argument to "keep your arms inside the windows" as my mom used to tell me.

I am on the northeast coast of the united states.

thank you for continuing progress with your modeling as it's delightful and inspirational.

sid


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on October 02, 2018, 02:18:04 AM
hi, all are we all.
it is time to wrap up the Creek and highlight the latest rebuild of the back wall, my feeling is that it was too crowded it needed more space.in these photos, i will show my efforts to open it and also my new tattoo sigh - vision into the heart, not really fine-scale but I like it .
cheers kim.
(https://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040149-vi.jpg).
(https://images46.fotki.com/v274/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040161-vi.jpg).
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040167-vi.jpg).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1211/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040168-vi.jpg).
(https://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040179-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v716/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040183-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040184-vi.jpg).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1457/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040191-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v207/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040193-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: detail_stymied on October 02, 2018, 03:59:44 AM
looks like she's going to lay an egg. chicken appears to be having a bit of a struggle, too.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on October 02, 2018, 04:42:54 AM
the way I see it is that she is surprised that the chicken has sat beside her and now she is getting the courage to pat it. personally, I think the chicken has a good personality.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Bill Gill on October 02, 2018, 05:51:07 AM
I had several  ideas about what was happening with her:
She was thinking about getting a tattoo and imagining the pain.
She'd just gotten a tattoo and was still yelling about the pain.
She was warning anyone within earshot not to get a tattoo like she just did. :)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on October 02, 2018, 01:25:29 PM
I think she's having an egg laying contest with the chicken.

Kim, your diorama/layout belongs in an art museum. It's very clever, well composed, well executed, loaded with charisma, and most satisfactory.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on October 03, 2018, 02:42:49 PM
Kim, as always perfect design, perfectly implemented and well packed.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 09, 2018, 01:00:53 AM
I had several  ideas about what was happening with her:
She was thinking about getting a tattoo and imagining the pain.
She'd just gotten a tattoo and was still yelling about the pain.
She was warning anyone within earshot not to get a tattoo like she just did. :)

LOL! I was thinking the same things!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Les Tindall on October 27, 2018, 03:10:11 PM
Now I've seen it "in the flesh" (the model that is) at the Expo ng here in the UK, it is better that the photos. Great stuff!

Les Tindall


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on October 28, 2018, 01:31:50 AM
That is no surprise. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on October 30, 2018, 04:05:51 AM
Yes i was a great day,perhaps the best model show that I have attended, great to cartch up with so many friends.I flew back to Southern Europe yesterday and got caught up in a storm from hell.2 aborted landings  then diversion. At one point the engines stalled real white knuckle stuff.cheers.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on October 30, 2018, 05:42:14 AM
Hello Kim,

nice that you are healing back despite all the negative weather influences.

Do you have another report from the exhibition for us?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on October 30, 2018, 07:04:01 AM
Hi Helmut when i get home i will post more details Cheers Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Les Tindall on October 30, 2018, 07:53:09 AM
A couple of photos from the Expo NG.    Calstock Halton Quay  7mm scale 16.5 mm gauge, and "The Yard" (again 7mm scale 16.5mm gauge).This one had an operating gantry and a r.c. articulated truck.  Most of the exhibitors were 009 (a bit to small for me). I was not particularly impressed with the exhibition, Kim's mini diorama beat everything else hands down!
Les Tindall


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on October 30, 2018, 02:14:47 PM
Yes a bit rough around the edges,most of the displays were small 00 9 efforts.but a very friendly chatty group who all loved there modelling whatever there levels.it just goes to show what rare beasts models over 7 mm or 1/4 inch  are.it was great to show what is posssible in large scale small space i think most of the paying punters had never thought of the concept so it was great to make a impression.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 31, 2018, 01:14:50 AM
I'm glad you made it back ok.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 26, 2018, 05:08:29 PM
Hi, all well here we go again South Creek is now receiving a new retail district.what I am looking for is a retail experience based around the village square. my little rug stall is paper and paint
cheers Kim

(https://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040531-vi.jpg?1543273213).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1416/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040535-vi.jpg?1543273264).
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1495/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040538-vi.jpg?1543273310).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 29, 2018, 01:07:31 AM
Very nice!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 30, 2018, 05:15:35 PM
Hi Ray.
thank you very much.
South Creek is a very fun model I can change it as much as I like but it will stay basically the same, a bit of a contradiction but I will try and explain myself. the model is made up in parts and as I go along these bits are becoming smaller like the little market stall .i have done 2 other versions before the stall in this location and are currently working on the 4th  version.they just fit in there as pieces maybe I will use them but if i don't it will not destroy the basic foundation of the model .
cheers Kim.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on November 30, 2018, 06:15:26 PM
Hello Kim, I could imagine even more at this point an ice cream, hot dog or fish sales.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on November 30, 2018, 08:05:17 PM
yes, exactly Helmut sausage on a bread roll.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 01, 2018, 01:30:42 PM
It's not a diorama. It's a work of art. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 04, 2018, 07:32:08 PM
Hi, all further updates on my new shopping experience at  South Creek.
the market stall has been removed and put into storage.in its place is my fountain, bits and pieces bashed, complete with a nice water spout -scratched built. i like this layout with the courtyard it adds another dimension to the overall layout cheers Kim.

(https://images40.fotki.com/v719/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040583-vi.jpg?1543972837).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040582-vi.jpg?1543973334).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v1384/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040579-vi.jpg?1543973384).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040580-vi.jpg?1543973447).




Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 05, 2018, 08:09:04 AM
If you add an Ice Cream Cart, the young girl with the pained expression can be crying because the vendor is out of her favorite flavor.  The little garden in front of the tattoo parlor is a nice touch.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 05, 2018, 02:43:06 PM
Change the tattoo parlor (yuck!) to a house of ill repute. Then add the fountain and ice cream cart. Fun for the whole family! -- ssuR


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 05, 2018, 04:24:29 PM
yes, the little girl is getting a bit of exposure I am getting some new figures to suit my semi-retired attitude.
I like the ice cream, hot dog, Asian street food or any other items on wheels don't get me started
.my modeling is getting fast and more idea based I hope you don't mind.
old school using basic tools and materials with very little technology.
so anything that takes more than one week to finish is too long for me. if I like it a lot I usually will come back and change it later.
cheers Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 05, 2018, 04:45:16 PM
Just for Russ put a sign over the Tattoo sign which says: "Thongs and less" and maybe he will be quiet for a day or two.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on December 05, 2018, 05:33:59 PM
HI Kim, then I am happy with you about your retirement and the free time gained. I, in particular, eagerly await your new modelling.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 06, 2018, 02:47:50 PM
Good idea, Lawton. Glad I thought of it!

Kim, keep building, stay creative, and continue posting. You're an inspiration.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 07, 2018, 03:05:04 AM
Then there could be an English phone box.  And, if it were a police call box you could travel the galaxy in it.   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 07, 2018, 04:58:36 PM
or travel around the world in hours instead of days.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 11, 2018, 03:41:22 AM
Hi, all I should move on onto cars and planes maybe next week. but I have all ways liked boats little boats made for lagoons and canals this one will go to South Creek. paper shell clad in thin wood finished with watercolor.
cheers Kim
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1279/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040596-vi.jpg?1544519755).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1257/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040598-vi.jpg?1544519775).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 11, 2018, 02:35:24 PM
I like it.

Forget cars and planes. Try satellites and missiles and special effects! Beauty, artistry, and the sublime don't sell.

Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 11, 2018, 11:45:36 PM
Nice little boat!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 27, 2018, 02:34:49 AM
Hi, all please accept the very best for the new year from sunny, hot,  Dee Why beach,16 k north of  Sydney.cheers.
the 2 major changes that I have been working on are the new roofline and my Jurassic banans tree for that location in that corner. i like both features and as usual completely removable so that in the future changes can be made. materials paper a bit of styrene and a bit of wood-painted

(https://images40.fotki.com/v381/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040606-vi.jpg?1545898372).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040626-vi.jpg?1545898390).
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1397/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040627-vi.jpg?1545898409).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040632-vi.jpg?1545898433).
(https://images108.fotki.com/v1279/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040633-vi.jpg?1545898458).






Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on December 27, 2018, 01:51:23 PM
So far you have improved everything even though it looked quite good before. The new roof makes a noticeable difference. Maybe tone down the streaks on the banana leaves with pastel chalk? I like that little courtyard. Too bad it's for a tawdry little tattoo parlor. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 27, 2018, 02:07:29 PM
What, no bananas on the tree?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on December 27, 2018, 03:26:33 PM
Hi Russ and Lawton.
yes with the banana tree I will go back and update my reference there is one up the road. Airbrush is my favorite method of color correction. I think this is the 5 version of the courtyard and it is getting better with each rebuild but I will leave it and now go back to the industrial area, left the side of the display.
there is an old trick of building a lot of highly detailed scenes in a small area.
with South Creek, there are 4 so far from left to right. industrial, commercial, railway and the little port, all have the potential to be developed in the future.
cheers Kim


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 29, 2018, 12:00:41 AM
This little layout is constantly evolving! Darwin would be pleased.    :)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 29, 2018, 10:23:44 AM
Get some fairy lights and decorate the courtyard for Christmas or Cinco de Mayo or another holiday and give the entire scene a festive look.  If Cinco de Mayo then a Mexican hat for the punter.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 05, 2019, 10:33:30 PM
yes, Lawton, I wanted some carnival lights too.
this time another version of rust this time what I call "fruitcake rust" about 2 actual sizes, when added to the model a lot of detail is lost.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040660-vi.jpg?1546748470).
(https://images49.fotki.com/v1511/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040662-vi.jpg?1546748486).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 06, 2019, 12:47:59 AM
the second version is my favorite I have got the edges right.
 


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 10, 2019, 01:59:07 AM
Hi all.
today was a bit overcast good day to stay home so I built this handcart .
cheers, Kim.

(https://images49.fotki.com/v1556/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040668-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: fspg2 on January 10, 2019, 10:33:22 AM
Kim,
Always nice to see your little works of art!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 11, 2019, 11:42:27 PM
Good job on the cart!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Design-HSB on January 17, 2019, 08:48:31 AM
Kim,

I have looked at the scene several times now and think there is something else missing.

As, for example, as a cargo according to the port fish boxes.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Barney on January 17, 2019, 03:52:43 PM
Atmosphere in a big way -
Barney


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 17, 2019, 08:13:33 PM
Hi Ray and Barney how are you doing?

(https://images49.fotki.com/v1511/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040683-vi.jpg)
you have to feel sorry for this old fellow one more load?


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 17, 2019, 10:58:52 PM
Hi Ray and Barney how are you doing?


I'm doing ok. Just had to take a break from modeling for a while. First because I was feeling burnt out, and second because my office/workshop has become so severely cluttered that I have to stop procrastinating and finally clean it -- a major project.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 27, 2019, 04:30:59 PM
Hi all.
2 more easy builds of South Creek a tanker and a small power transformer I like both items the tanker is definitely not for drinking water but needs a discharge pipe. both items take 2 short days that is from drawing to finished painting.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040709-vi.jpg?1548628181)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 27, 2019, 05:00:10 PM
just an add on the drawing for the transformer.
cheers.
(https://images49.fotki.com/v109/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040711-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 27, 2019, 07:28:59 PM
     Nice looking cart!  It looks as though it was made from scrap found in the alley behind the shops.  Perfect for a fisherman to move his boxes from the harbor to the market.
 
     You need to lend the cart to Helmut so his yard workers can do their work easier. 


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on January 28, 2019, 02:10:51 AM
Nice additions. I also like the "tree" out of focus behind the tattoo parlor. Kind of looks like, uh, a paintbrush tree .... -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 28, 2019, 08:40:21 AM
That is a very rare and endangered example of a paintbrush bush.  In the past mature stems were picked from it and used as brushes.  Owing to the greed of some painters in the past this one is the last one of its kind.


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 28, 2019, 02:32:20 PM
the paintbrush tree revealed. Lawton, there are 2 hand carts -1 flatbed and the other a tanker. yes, I like all these basic technologies that are made from lost and found materials. really good examples are third world weapons,  a bit of tube that has been fashioned into a lethal weapon.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P10407141-vi.jpg?1548707442).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Hydrostat on January 29, 2019, 01:17:32 AM
Kim,
you don't fool me. That's no paintbrush tree. It is a coffee bush.
And your modeling is some kind of three-dimensional painting. I like it a lot.
Volker


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 30, 2019, 11:39:19 PM
Love the water cart, and the transformer is great too!


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on January 31, 2019, 10:24:46 PM
Hi all.
yes, South Creek actually exists and it is very close to where I live not a very inviting place a few creepy crawlers but a good reference point for my model. after being pushed around for a while the power transformer is beginning to fit in.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1075/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040732-vi.jpg?1548994435).
(https://images56.fotki.com/v1664/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040734-vi.jpg?1548994471).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 01, 2019, 03:13:58 PM
You really brought that corner to life. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 18, 2019, 09:54:50 PM
Hi all.
A small change in scale and direction still 1/35 to 1/32 scale but running on 16.5 gauge track.
for the time being, I will include it with South Creek but in the future when I have built more running stock I will start a separate file.
so I small people carrier work in progress -styrene, wood, and wire I like it a lot but I feel the seats need some work.i will sit on it for a while.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images60.fotki.com/v1621/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040818-vi.jpg?1550547693),
(https://images47.fotki.com/v1402/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040822-vi.jpg?1550547714).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v207/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040823-vi.jpg?1550547742).


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 19, 2019, 07:27:34 AM
     Having worked for a public utility for a period of time early in my working life, I can say that you have nailed the transformer.  Only criticism of it is that since it is waiting to be used somewhere, there needs to be a tag on it indicating that utility knows it is in inventory.
     I will enjoy watching as the "rickshaw" developes. 


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: finescalerr on February 19, 2019, 01:43:12 PM
Nice weathering. -- Russ


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 19, 2019, 11:22:16 PM
Looks great Kim, but I'm afraid you'll crush it if you sit on it.    ;)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 20, 2019, 12:27:22 AM
thanks all.
24 hours and a bit of work later the little wagon is beginning to take on a bit of personality.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040826-vi.jpg).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1552/photos/3/1816483/14515115/P1040836-vi.jpg?1550643696)


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 20, 2019, 08:00:23 AM
What, no cup holders?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: south creek road
Post by: 1-32 on February 20, 2019, 03:23:35 PM
Hi Lawton.
 here they call it a stubby holder in reference to Australians love of beer.
personally, I just like coffee.
cheers