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« on: January 31, 2014, 11:16:49 AM »



1:16 scale Diorama Rebuild

Instead of building a new diorama I’m going to redo my old photo back-drop with engine shed diorama. The article is in the summer 2007 Narrow gauge Annual. I will remove the shed and back section of track that are both on the right side of the diorama.



Monorail Track Section

Track work main bent
Base (1ea)... 6"x 8"x 72", Upright (1ea)...6"x 8"x 21", Upright sides (2ea)...2"x 8"x 23", Diagonal (2ea)...2”x 8”x 28”

Below grade fixtures
Top part... 1/4” x .100” x 4-3/8” add to bottom of bent base. Bottom part...1/16” x 1/2” x 4-1/2” add 1/8” x 1/8” on three sides. Glue to the





Photo shows jig holding the six pieces for the bent. The upright sides need a 45 degree angle on one end. The diagonals have two different angels I made a pattern out of 1/8” bass wood. I find the correct angle to set up the sander guide then turn over the pattern to find the other angle.





I’m building the track on a strip of mat board. One 42” long x 8” wide and one 28” long x 8” wide . Starting on the right side I laid out the bents at 8 scale feet and glued down the below grade fixtures. I will add the finished bent (with no glue) and start gluing on the rest of the parts, When all is finished the track will be removable so that ground cover can be added. The track mat board  sections will be glue down to the top surface of the dioramas framing. The track mat board will be glued to the framing before the ground cover is added.

I will continue to work on the track and layer up the framing to the correct height. 

Gordon Birrell

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 01:58:34 PM »

 Side Rails and Horizontal Brace-Work
The side rails and horizontal brace-work are made up out of scale 2”x6”x16’0” basswood The side rail have a 2”x6”x1’ 8” joiner board at every other bent.
 
 Top Rail Beams
The top rail beams are scale 6”x8”x16’0” basswood. I cut mine 8 foot long but I will cover the false joints with hardware.

Photo (track work and jig set up.)
A set of  jigs are use to hold the side rails and horizontal braces in place. The jig hooks over the back edge of the mat board and will stay true on all the sections. After both side rails and the horizontal braces (the braces at the bents) are added then the set of jigs can be moved to the next section. I still need to add the nail head to the side rails.



I will work on the remaining framing and start fabricating the top rail.

Gordon Birrell

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 05:53:20 PM »

Nice tooling Gordon!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 01:59:01 PM »

Way to go, young Gordon! -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 02:32:10 PM »

Very good recycling Gordon.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 02:17:17 PM »


Mono-rail Slide-in 1:16 Scale Diorama.
Good to be back on this project  I’m leaving the diorama alone, and only building the mono-rail slide-in. The track with fence in the background and a  road in the foreground.

Here's a Photo :showing my progress. I Glued and Stapled the track base to the slide-ins base, And made a mock-up for the fences. I got the top iron rail bolted on the track works top rail. The track work still needs 22 X-supports.



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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 03:14:44 PM »

Looking good with excellent detail
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2020, 06:52:46 PM »

Cool!
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 01:28:49 AM »

I've been wondering where you've been and what you're doing. Thanks for posting. -- Russ
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 01:32:11 PM »

Nice work, Gordon. This monorail is really unique.
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2020, 06:01:19 PM »

 Here's two Photos of the slide-in. The other two slide-ins the (two foot gauge) and the (three foot gauge) only has one layer for models to set. The mono-rail  slide-in has the track and a road parallel to the track. I have painted the fence frame and added the 22X-supports.




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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2020, 09:46:21 PM »

So you have three different track types that can "slide in" to the diorama, depending on what equipment you want to display, correct?

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2020, 12:06:45 AM »


Ray this will be the third slide-in. The article on my 1;16 scale photo back-drop  diorama and two slide-ins is in the Narrow Gauge Annual.. Summer 2007

Three foot gauge slide-in


Two foot gauge slide-in


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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2020, 08:50:20 PM »

Thanks guys for your comments. Here's two test photos of the slide-in with one of the locos on the track. For the fence 1/2” scale corrugated paper stock from Simpson. Painted Floquil Box Car Red, over that I dabbed on some liquid mask, and painted Scalecoat White. I also did the dab and painted Scalecoat White over the end to end roof at the top of the diorama. The wood fence still needs more paint.

Ground cover

1. Apply a heavy  coat of white glue.
2. Sprinkle on a layer sand gavel mix.
3. over that goes a light application of Woodland Scenics fine and medium ballast (brown and dark brown) and fine ground foam(both soil and earth colors) Use water in a spray bottle to spray the glue area lightly. That will bring up some glue from beneath the gravel to hold everything together.
4. Finish by applying some course turf .
5. I also added dead sagebrush twigs (for trees) and real moss.
The road still needs more ballast.




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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2020, 02:23:24 AM »

Ho-hum, yet another example of Gordon's superb modeling. -- Russ
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