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Author Topic: 1:27.7 scale figures for an 18inch Industrial Railway Project - Updated 01.09.22  (Read 40915 times)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Another update - this time showing the signwriting on the main building.



For more information and images, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/the-yellow-pelican-mining-co-signwriting.html

Offline Michi

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This is coming along nicely Tony. I really like both the idea and execution of the crate for transportation and storage of the layout.

Offline white knight

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Me too, but also wondering about the weight of it?  :o

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Yes you have seen the flaw in my plan.....

It does weigh quite a bit - but I can still lift it without help although as more and more detail is added, I  prefer to get my wife to help when I move it.

It would be a whole lot heavier if I had not cut all those holes in the baseboard.

Tony

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This Easter weekend, I finally got around to adding the two main buildings to the baseboard. For more information, see the Blog.



Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/04/yellow-pelican-mining-co-easter-2022.html

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Another day in the garden working on the narrow gauge layout. Most of the latest work was adding a fascia to the sides and front, but I have also added some detailing to the rear tunnel portal - for more information, see the Blog.



Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/04/yellow-pelican-mining-co-easter-2022_20.html

Offline white knight

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Looks great. I do have a question with regards to this:

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I have added a plywood and MDF fascia to the sides and front, this fascia was both glued and screwed in place and then filled and sanded.

Did you screw it directly into the foam? How does that even work?

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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No the fascias are glued to a solid wood base and surround. See this blog post to show the basic base structure - http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-yellow-pelican-mining-co-recap.html.

With regards to screwing into foam; I don't do that, but I do drill into foam and glue bamboo skewers into the holes. I find that this is the bast way to join solid objects for example plywood to foam - I use PVA glue and then drill holes and 'skewer' the plywood to the foam.

You can see this in action in image 5 of this post - http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/04/yellow-pelican-mining-co-easter-2022_20.html

I hope that this helps to explain.

Tony

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Today's update shows how I have boxed-in the rear of the layout and included my ancient H & M controller. For more information, see the Blog.



Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/04/yellow-pelican-mining-co-easter-2022_22.html

Offline Silent Invader

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Nicely done
My LAF Gallery is HERE
Minis (foot & mounted) finished in 2023 = 151
(2022 = 204; 2021 = 123; 2020 = no idea)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Today's post shows a rustic water tank that I have built for the layout. For more information, see the Blog.



Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/04/yellow-pelican-mining-co-easter-update.html

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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I have been busy over the May Day Bank Holiday and completed the rocky outcrop areas as well as starting to texture the groundwork areas.



For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/05/yellow-pelican-mining-co-may-day-update.html

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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I have built this simple refuelling station from a couple of resin barrels and some scrapwood. the inspiration came from an image I found on the internet and was painted with various acrylic paints, washes and weathering powders.



For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/05/yellow-pelican-mining-co-may-update.html

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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As well as working on the landscaping of The Yellow Pelican Mining Co. railway layout, I have decided to build a new 1:27.7 scale locomotive. Today's Blog post gives details of this intention and shows my two current steam locomotives - a single piston horizontal 'Shay type' and a slightly larger double piston engine.



I will be posting regular updates on progress - showing planning, building and painting as well as details of how the model will be weathered.

For more information see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2022/05/yellow-pelican-mining-co-new-locomotive.html
« Last Edit: May 12, 2022, 09:20:35 AM by dampfpanzerwagon »

Offline Silent Invader

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Thanks for the update: Iím following your project with great interest 8)

 

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