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  • As they say in Australia - noice!!!!

    I never realised that Singer Sargent's was so close to the backdrop. Lotsa shrubbery I guess.

    With the spring comes the snow thaw too - that will get rid of all the white stuff still lying there.
    Ian Hodgkiss#8232;

    The Steamy Pudding - NG in 1:24 scale (in progress)

    Frog Halt - NG in 1:12 scale (coming soon)

    East of the Wanganui River, south of Hokitika - NG logging in 1:43 scale (planned)#8232;

    Brisbane, Australia

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    • Good one Ian. Then all the brown mud and black rock will be exposed. That must be natural weathering .

      Great series of buildings for Teal's cove.

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      • I've got nothing to say.

        Just sitting here in silence admiring what I see.
        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
        FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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        • Agreed with Rick.

          What's next?

          ~Ben

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          • This general store is one of your most beautiful structures, Troels.

            And you're right, the row of buildings is quite harmonious.

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            • I recently found a company that sells paper models of various buildings in several scales, geared towards use on model railroads. They are called Clever Models, and the reason I am posting this is I built one, and was very pleased with the results, and I thought it would give some here a good starting point if they decided they wanted to try and apply some of Troels' techniques. I have attached a photo of the free sample download they are offering right now (a flag stop building), where you can see how I made roof spires a la Troels! If you wanted to cut out and apply the siding, it could look even more like Troels' handiwork. The windows on this model I cut out and applied acetate sheet for glass. The printed models have printed windows if you would rahter not cut them out. Hope some of you like it.

              Troels, your progress continues to amaze and inspire!

              Best Regards,

              Ben S.



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              • Troels: Perhaps you mentioned this before in the many hundreds of pages, but what manufacture do you get your little people from? I am always looking for unique figures and posses. Scott

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                • More importantly than Troels’ individual techniques he uses for building his layout is a much larger concept he incorporates into his work. Consistency. Troels shows us all that developing your own modeling techniques and sticking with them with deliver a layout with consistent visual appeal. A lot modelers can get caught up with the new technique of the week and think that will somehow re-invent their modeling skills. In reality it can only lead to confusion. If you are just getting started or stuck in a rut, learn a few basic techniques from a modeler you admire and master them! Apply them to your modeling and stick with them. Troels layout good example of this for anyone to follow.

                  Troels,

                  The workshop and General store really look great they are a great addition to the new scene that is really coming together nicely.

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                  • Thank you all for the nice words!

                    Ben sailor, I'm not certain yet what's next... but I incline towards a simple engine house for the Cranberry turntable... I have a barrel factory kit (yes, a kit!!!) I had given to me by Joe Rutter at Full Steam Ahead... I have the idea to use the stone end walls for this build. Some measuring and eyeballing to do before I begin surgery. True to my lazy nature it will probably NOT have removable roof and fancy interior (but a very filthy floor for sure;o) Another project is Anne's music store for Convers... long overdue.

                    Scott, my figures are from Preiser (1:50 mostly), a few Omen, and my favorites now are the former Phoenix from Scalelink.
                    Troels Kirk

                    Näsum, Sweden

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                    • Found some Phoenix figures at this site - http://www.sanddmodels.co.uk/products_43_figures.htm

                      Such nice stuff as a man with a cigarette in his mouth, a sailor with a kitbag, steam loco fireman, etc.

                      Hope this helps
                      Ian Hodgkiss#8232;

                      The Steamy Pudding - NG in 1:24 scale (in progress)

                      Frog Halt - NG in 1:12 scale (coming soon)

                      East of the Wanganui River, south of Hokitika - NG logging in 1:43 scale (planned)#8232;

                      Brisbane, Australia

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                      • Does any manufacturer produce pianos (especially grands) in HO scale? My mother is a piano pedagogue and ought to have a music store on my layout...

                        ~Ben

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                        • This one was posted a moment ago on the forum. It is HO scale, and not a kit.

                          http://www.vectorcut.com/images/stanton/piano.jpg

                          It was built by J. Krakow, the owner of VectorCut.

                          http://www.vectorcut.com/index.html

                          You can browse his site and maybe send him an email. Or launch a scratchbuilding project. It's been done, you certainly have access to a real piano to take measures, so all you have to do is...

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                          • Ian: Thanks for the link to the Phoenix figures. There are some great figures there. Scott

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                            • Found some more figures at this site - http://www.rabble-7mmfigures.co.uk/

                              Such gems as workman having a fag break, workman obese, narrow gauge driver, and in the 0n30 section there are engineers, storekeeper, bald eagles, deep sea diver, etc.

                              Never know when you will need a bald eagle in Maine (or a deep sea diver)!!!!

                              You could collect the entire population Troels and make this into a very eclectic collection!!!!
                              Ian Hodgkiss#8232;

                              The Steamy Pudding - NG in 1:24 scale (in progress)

                              Frog Halt - NG in 1:12 scale (coming soon)

                              East of the Wanganui River, south of Hokitika - NG logging in 1:43 scale (planned)#8232;

                              Brisbane, Australia

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                              • Ian, I buy the figures from Scalelink... Many of these bristish figures are absolutely wonderful... the only thing keeping me from buying in bulk is economy... Some gems are in the house already though, and just need some paint...
                                Troels Kirk

                                Näsum, Sweden

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