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  • Thanks Bruce, Michael, & Mike.

    Now onto the wharf area.

    Here is a mock up I did in cardboard, to get a feel for how it will look.


    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • So the small front dock section is made up.

      I used coffee stir sticks for the deck, and the joists are balsa.





      The piles are 5mm pine sticks, from a craft store. I roughed them up with a rasp.


      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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      • Dreaded double post.
        Regards Rob

        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

        My current build.

        https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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        • Here is some inspiration from a day trip we did on the weekend to the seaside town of Flinders, about 1 hr from my place.






          So this is how it's turned out.

          Still need to add barnacles, and bolt heads, later on.







          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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          • I think I saw that Flinders dock on a "Miss FIsher" episode :-)

            dave
            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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            • Rob the front dock looks great!! By the time you add the bolt castings, that will look fantastic. Keep up the good work.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Thanks Dave & Larry.

                Dave, we also like watching Miss Fisher.

                Not sure they would have used Flinders pier, as it has a new concrete pier built in 2011, next to it.

                But the episode Dead Mans Chest was filmed at Queenscliff pier (below), on the other side of Melbourne from me. More period correct.



                They used a lot of Melbourne & country Victorian locations for filming. Great show.
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                • We’ve watched all the Miss Fisher mysteries as well. We enjoy seeing the old homes.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • Very nice work on the pier, Rob. It looks like I have to find the Miss Fisher mysteries.
                    Bruce

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                    • Let me record some of the things I did for the challenge.

                      An old Red Ball kit, cardboard sides, cast metal ends:



                      Some resin small hoppers, based on/very similar to old Red Ball kits:



                      Scratchbuilt 'switcher house'



                      Kitbashed "Wiley's Tavern"



                      And thanks to James Van Bokkelen, some of the backdrops are in place... (Does this count?)



                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • Dave you've been quite busy. Everything looks very good. Nice additions to any layout.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • Good photo summary, Dave.
                          Bruce

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                          • Nice lot of work Dave. You got a lot accomplished in 3 months.

                            The Mansard roof structure came out especially nice.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

                            https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                            • I've made up the decking for the other small lower wharf area.

                              Used 5mm balsa sheet as a sub base for most of it as it won't be visible underneath, but the front portion has joists. Boards are stir sticks, except the bit that will be inside the structure, which is just 1mm balsa sheet, with board lines carved in.







                              Now to add all the pilings, etc
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                              • Good job on the decking, Rob.
                                Bruce

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