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Modellers At Work / Re: Sandy Hollow
Last post by finescalerr - September 18, 2023, 12:18:54 AM
Good choice. I prefer it to the loco you drew on the previous page. -- Russ
Modellers At Work / Re: Rewanui - a 1940 West Coas...
Last post by finescalerr - September 18, 2023, 12:13:37 AM
Do you actually think there's much room for improvement? -- Russ
Modellers At Work / Re: Rewanui - a 1940 West Coas...
Last post by Lawrence@NZFinescale - September 17, 2023, 08:05:30 PM
The layout has reached the stage of a mostly complete diorama on 1 baseboard.

The bridge is fixed in place and the mine store is bedded in (though removable).  There is still some vegetation to go in on the far side of the near track and I'm still pottering on the foreground.  This image taken to assess progress as it is easier to be critical of an image on screen than the real thing.

It's good to get this bit done as it it will serve as an anchor to the rest of the project and I can move from here in one direction. This module has also served to perfect the techniques and materials that I'll use going forward.  Not that I don't see improvements, but there's also a need to maintain consistency. 

Modellers At Work / Re: Sandy Hollow
Last post by 1-32 - September 17, 2023, 04:36:34 PM
And the winner is the ever-popular Lister small industrial loco-my version of course.
Tiny for 1/35 scale 60 mm long 34 mm wide and the chassis is 13 mm height.
It uses an ARU power unit on a 16.5 mm track.
It has a coupler pocket if you want to use a Kadee coupler to shuffle a few wagons around.
Metal, plastic and other materials it is part of a complete train,2  wagons and an engine completed length of 220 mm or 11 inches

Modellers At Work / Re: Sandy Hollow
Last post by 1-32 - September 17, 2023, 04:27:46 PM
Hi all,as always I wish you all the very best and thank you all very much for taking the time to comment.
Moving along here I am nice and refreshed after some great road trips here in Australia.
I started the process by drawing just to get a feel of what I want to do.
Channel marker yes I am waiting on the clear plastic tube.
A gas mechanical, love the loco but not really what I am after.
And the scribbles of the winner, next post.

Dioramas / Re: Late Afternoon coffee on t...
Last post by finescalerr - September 17, 2023, 12:12:20 PM
Three dimensional art. Satisfactory. -- Russ
Dioramas / Late Afternoon coffee on the p...
Last post by Carlo - September 17, 2023, 09:16:59 AM
This is a 1" scale diorama I've been working on for years. The figures are a combination (Figure Bash) of commercial 3D prints and my own sculpting. Shown here is just one corner of a larger Italian street scene. WIP
The Gallery / Re: Rolling stocks on 'AM&T' i...
Last post by Bill Gill - September 17, 2023, 08:46:14 AM
Good looking modification, Yoshi.
The Gallery / Rolling stocks on 'AM&T' in On...
Last post by Yoshi Ueda - September 17, 2023, 04:32:06 AM
Hello everyone,

This caboose is a modification of an ex-Star Models resin kit super short coach. I added the scratch-built cupola on it.
I am not sure if the height will exceed the limit, but since there are no tunnels or truss bridges on my small layout, there is no problem to run it.


Also I took the very short video for this caboose.


General Forums / Re: Boring and a little Sad ! ...
Last post by Lawton Maner - September 16, 2023, 01:06:15 PM
Simple and effective.  I recycle Altoids tins with a label of the contents (nut, washer, and bolt/screw on the outside).  All lengths of each type in the same tin.  Left and right handed thread in their own tin.  This way only the size I need is on the bench at any one time.  A small super magnet inset into the work surface keeps the tins from being knocked around.  vendor's contact info is pasted to the lid of the tool cabinet where numerous things hide from me and pray that they don't end up on the floor. 

I prefer to keep the longer offerings of screws and bolts on hand because shorter ones which are rarely used can be created as needed.commonly used items such as the screws to attach coupler boxes or trucks are kept in their own boxes because they are items used the most often.