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« 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.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 04:44:22 PM »

this looks like it will be fun
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:00:20 PM »

oh yes.
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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!
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« Reply #7 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. 
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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. 
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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 .

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« Reply #14 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.
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