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Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby Ruskyviewer » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi There,

It's been a while since I've made a contribution to Talking T Gauge. I've been very busy with my studies at City of Glasgow College over the past year. I have just completed year 1 of a 2 year HND in Model Making for the Creative Industries and I am loving every minute of it. After a career in film and TV for the last 25 years or so as a camera op/DOP I decided to go back to school and learn how to make models professionally. I missed working creatively with my hands and wanted to add a few more strings to my bow.

I am currently working on a personal project which I originally started over a year ago. I decided to pull it down from the shelf and get stuck in over the summer break. This is prototype model number 2 of a sequence of Box Model ideas I have been developing. This one is called "Viaduct" and is similar in dimensions as "Ravine" which I completed last year. The T Gauge track loop and landscapes are housed in a high quality solid oak "tool box" enclosure. They are designed to be removed from the box if desired and are fully operational. The box also contains 2 small storage boxes and a PWM controller.

Here are some pictures of the work in progress so far.
Looking good in the sun light
(1.73 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Working on the railway cutting
(1.82 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Adding scatter grass from Woodland Scenics
(1.83 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Foam sealed with PVA then painted with acrylic
(1.6 MiB) Not downloaded yet
2 x 3d printed prototype viaduct sections painted and weathered
(930.99 KiB) Not downloaded yet
Adding tunnel portal detail
(1.04 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Landscape shaping with cork bark rocks added
(1.79 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Now it's time to make a mess
(1.23 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Filling the body of the landscape
(757.77 KiB) Not downloaded yet
Adding the foam chunks
(1.55 MiB) Not downloaded yet
Foam board skeletal core
(1.5 MiB) Not downloaded yet
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Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby rail450 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:56 pm

fine work! Where did you buy the tunnel portal?
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Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby Ruskyviewer » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:33 pm

rail450 wrote:Hi,
fine work! Where did you buy the tunnel portal?

I got them from the Talking T Gauge shop.

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Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby NeilM » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:19 am

Well I always like to learn something from posts here when I can and I did here from your earliest image - just had a Doh! moment seeing how you had curved the foam board. If only I had see that before making a curve using numerous cut up straight pieces!

Other that that lesson, some excellent modelling here. Such a simple idea well executed.

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Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby MIHS85 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:56 am

This is a great project and I‘m looking forward to seeing it evolve further. Just to say that I really liked your previous box layout and that I’m learning quite a bit in terms of layout building techniques by just looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Postby Ruskyviewer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks for your kind comments. I don't mind sharing my techniques as I enjoyed learning how others designed and built their models when I first joined. It was very inspiring.
I am just waiting for some viaduct segments to be printed and I will add them to the model. It shouldn't take too long for this to be completed and ready for sale.

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