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  • Dutchman
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    Good photo summary, Dave.

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  • Larryc
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    Dave you've been quite busy. Everything looks very good. Nice additions to any layout.

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  • deemery
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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

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

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  • Michael_Hohn
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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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  • robert_goslin
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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.

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  • Larryc
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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.

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

    dave

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  • robert_goslin
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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.







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  • robert_goslin
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    Dreaded double post.

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  • robert_goslin
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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.


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  • robert_goslin
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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.


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  • mikethetrainman
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    Rob the signs and there placement on the structure looks outstanding. I like the water tank. Nice work. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the dock I'm pretty much in the same place with my new water front.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Bruce, your Campbell sand house is a standout. Very well done in every way.

    James, I continue to be amazed and impressed by your flat car.

    Rob, your boathouse looks fantastic.

    Mike

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  • Dutchman
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    Very nice job on those finishing touches, Rob.

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