Robins Run

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Six days to the layout's first public outing....and the mass scenery laying is almost done. The final largish section:
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And a shot showing the overall effect. Sorry about the wierd angle!:
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Wow! You did an awesome job on your layout! Keep it up! I really like the tunnels and the bridges you made. Can't wait to see it come alive!

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I've not posted on this thread for a while!! :?

And as Robins Run is making an appearance at the Great Central Railway Model Show in just over a week, I thought I'd get the village area a little more complete...and practise my painting techniques in readiness for the long slog of painting 400 models for The Bridge. :shock:

Here's the village shops, bank and pub, along with one of the sets of town houses...minus the roof colour:
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All painting done freehand after a couple of strong coffees!! 8-)
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Superb buildings! Looks like a nice little high street! Hardly prototypical though as I can't see a single Costa... ;)


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Nearly there. Just a few trees and garden details to do....but here's a few photos of the village as it stands now:
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looking good Doug. :)

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Here's a few shots I took today when the layout was at the GCR show at Quorn:
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Love the photo's, looking forward to seeing the layout in the 'flesh' sometime, somewhere.
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what Noel said! :)

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I took some video at the GCR event. Once I get chance to edit the bits together, I'll post to YouTube and put up a link.
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Absolutely superb. Look forward to seeing the video!

Hopefully your models are demonstrating that T is a credible scale to be taken seriously!

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And here is the video:

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thanks for the video Doug - very enjoyable.

Don't envy the track cleaning though... :)

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Great to see it in action! Your points appear to perform pretty well! Do you have much bother with them at all?

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Thumbs up for the video and the performance of Robins Run :)
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Brilliant. Inspirational.

Glad I found this video here.

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Interesting to note that TGauge.com have made available track packs based on track plans originally created and published by David K Smith on his website before he closed it down....and that one of the track layouts called Station Inn was the layout that I based Robins Run on. The layout at the time was named Switcheroo by David.

My mods to the layout were to extend the track runs for the two loops by creating multiple loops and to shorten the length of the layout by curling the left hand side of the station complex trackwork round a 90 degree curve.
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Interesting to note that TGauge.com made a bridge in etching that you've been working on in 3D-Printing...
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Hi Doug
If you still have the foot bridge in stl format then i think that it may sell on your site under the station building section.

Brill layout ,i am still working out a few of my own layouts,but will take a few pointers from this layout.

R :D egards
Graham

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