New Street progress

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:51 pm

OK

Last time I post a picture of this - promise!

A spot of work on the path, tiny spots of dark grey depict discarded chewing gum and equally ting spots of beige with an even smaller spot of white give an impression of discarded cigarette butts!

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Its a long time since I hand rendered type. Needs a little bit of cleaning up but overall I am pleased with this little scene!

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:01 am

Hi All

Fancied a simple quick project but something that fits into the 'out of the ordinary but very ordinary at the same time' folder.

The point of a billboard is to get your attention and most do this quite well, however take away the poster and they kinda disappear into the urban noise. However a normal billboard is just sheets of plywood. Luckily for me the one on the Odeon cinema is a back lit type and I found a picture of it looking pretty derelict with no poster and the innards on show.

So an evening with microstrip and this is the result

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Hope you like it

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Trevor Grout » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:53 pm

jim s-w wrote:OK

Last time I post a picture of this - promise!

A spot of work on the path, tiny spots of dark grey depict discarded chewing gum and equally ting spots of beige with an even smaller spot of white give an impression of discarded cigarette butts!

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Its a long time since I hand rendered type. Needs a little bit of cleaning up but overall I am pleased with this little scene!

Cheers

Jim


Next there will be discarded smiths crisp bags and McDonalds foam burger boxes!!!!

maybe even a waste bin not used of course.

very imppresive work Jim.

regards
trev

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:07 pm

Hi Trev

Litter yes - No bins though thanks to the IRA!

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:35 pm

Hi All

Been messing around with the plank again!

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Also some more experimentation with long exposures and a single white LED

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby MarkS » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:42 am

Jim, I love the shot of the class 47, very O. Winston Link, but with a touch of colour... Very realistic, very impressive.
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks Mark

Been pondering the best way to do the pillars on the platforms at the wolves end of the station. There are 8 of them and they are a bit of a weird shape. Drawing on my previous existence as a designer and doing packaging 'nets' I figured a test based on folding them from thickish card was in order.

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The pattern is shown at the top and the whole pillar is double layered for strength. The pillar will fit over a wooden pillar that will hold the shopping center in place. The lines are drawn on with a dead biro and the whole pillar sprayed with plasticote suede for the concrete texture.

Also at the wolves end, there is a low platform on the non public side of the dock. Simple enough this one with a base of foamboard and plastic sheet. The checker plate is wills weathered using the salt method.

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The walkway features a air pressure outlet similar, but simpler, to the one outside the signal box. At least you will be able to see this one!

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Extreme close up - just some 0.4mm wire and some scraps of microstrip.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:28 pm

Hi All

A few minutes in photoshop and you get the idea!

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Appologies to those sick of the sight...

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Steve Taylor » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:08 am

Point heaters too? ;)

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:56 pm

Point controllers I think Steve.

New Street used (still does in places) Westinghouse EP point motors.

I have been busy with the pepper! Using sludgy grey paint and ground pepper to represent the mouldy stuff you get on damp walls. I have also used Klear for a leak that is still wet.

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cheers

Jim
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Re: New Street progress

Postby Andy W » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:26 am

Marvellous, Jim.
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:03 pm

Thanks Ealing

Dont post a lot of piccies of trians, so to redress the balance a bit a few shots. All of these are taken from the back of the layout so represent views you wont see at shows.

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50023 at platform 5

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155 307 at platform 4

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Hey, I didnt say all pics would be of trains. I saw a shot like this on flickr and thought it looked cool so this is my mini-version!

Finally, with nothing suitable in regards to RTP platform lights I have decided to build my own and this is WIP on the first one (not the actual place for it on the layout). There is no detail on the lower section yet but I have an idea for that.

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby LesGros » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:48 pm

Jim,
As I have written elsewhere in the forum, your modelling is inspirational. I am intrigued by your mention of pepper and " the salt method" during weathering detailing. Can you point us to any " How to do it" articles please.
Or maybe write a short piece for Snooze?
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:00 pm

Thanks Les

For pepper just sprinkle onto wet paint. You can also add it before the painting stage if you want to by painting liquid poly onto the surface (of plastic) and sprinkling it on. I used to use it for concrete, for rough concrete sprinkle direct. For smooth sprinkle to the side and blow it across the surface as it falls. Dunno where I picked it up from , might have been in the snooze.

For salt its a simple but ingenious method of using salt as a mask - This guy explains (and does) it far better than I can. One difference I made was to use cooking salt as our models are much smaller

http://www.migproductionsforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2802

HTH

Jim



HTH

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:57 pm

Hi All

Sticking with lamp-posts for a minute. Some of them had boxes on them that I think are phone boxes. For use by the train crew or departures staff I dunno. I had some from a knightwing pack and started off using a couple. However it bugged me a bit and I decided I could do something a bit better from scraps (also fancied doing something a bit fiddly/daft again!)

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On the left - Knightwing version. In the middle my version and on the right, if I am making my own why not one with the door left open? the box is shaped from 3mm square strip/

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Flymo748 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:31 pm

jim s-w wrote:
On the left - Knightwing version. In the middle my version and on the right, if I am making my own why not one with the door left open? the box is shaped from 3mm square strip/


Jim,

You are indeed rapidly approaching certifiable. I am only awaiting items 4 and 5 in the sequence:

#4 - as with #3, but the inside hollowed out, and a bakelite receiver resting inside.

#5 - as with #4, but with nothing inside, a piece of wire dangling out of the front, and the receiver on the floor at the bottom of the post where it was ripped out and thrown by the passing Blues fans...

Great modelling, as always :-)

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:30 pm

Thanks Paul

Been playing with the LED's again but you get the idea...

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Brinkly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:44 pm

That photo is excellent Jim, really nice.

Regards,

Nick.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi All

Bit different this one. Board 2 from above.

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Also I have been meaning to do a portfolio of my favourite pictures. Nothing new I am afraid but you can see which ones made the cut here http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/portfolio/

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi All

Its rare that I buy something for the layout that I think "i can just plonk that straight on" but these are just one of those items.

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GPO boxes from unit models - see http://www.unitmodels.com/ for more of their relatively unknown stuff.

I fancied something a bit different and inspired by this thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/26376-the-birmingham-gun-barrel-proof-house-an-elegant-building/page__p__270430__fromsearch__1#entry270430 I decided to have a go at the sculpture above the gateway. The building itself is a long way off yet but this is what I came up with

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Using layers of paper and plasticote suede paint. Its 40mm across.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Mike Garwood » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Jim
More wonderful stuff, where is N St booked for its first exhibition.

MIke

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:42 pm

Hi Mike

Its a good 20 years off yet I think. However I do do occasional work in progress demos. More on a possible 2011 outing later in the year.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:35 pm

Hi All

This afternoon I have built a couple of street lamps -

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Built from 0.6mm. 1mm and 1.6mm metal tube with the base from 1/8th Plastruct. The head is shaped from microstrip and the access panel from paper.

Regular visitors will know that because the layout is set in the day, I dont need the lights to work however I fancied a working one to match the one above. Of course the finished item had to look identical so -

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The inner workings, A surface mount LED soldered to the 0.6mm tube with a single strand of coated wire fed down the middle.

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The finished lamp as lit. I am assuming that one lamp has gone a bit wrong and will stay on!

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:13 am

Hi All

A few more items of smaller street furniture.

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The temporary bus stop uses the middle of an EFE wheel as its base, copying the real things.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:46 pm

well,

bearing in mind that the lights I remember were orange when starting up and that I wanted a flickery faulty one the plan was to paint the LED with revel clear orange paint. Didn't work too well. Plus I am not sure flooding the LED with paint is a good idea because its now dead! Oops!

Oh well, needed to do more lights anyway so this time I brought an orange surface mount LED some 10K resistors to dim it down and this is what I ended up with.

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Cheers

Jim


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