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Introducing 'Up-cycle' - A MicrO-9 Project
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colpeake



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may have gone a little quiet on the ‘Up-cycle’ front lately. That is due to me having something of a rethink...

Although built with (and fulfiling) the dual purpose of fitting onto my already cramped desktop and storing in an impossibly small slot, in practice there is a rather cumbersome movement between the two. Since the re-purposing of the scheme as a dual identity test track/diorama scene I've actually started to wonder if I have made a compromise too far and whether the best outcome is in fact to split these two purposes apart and make some further steps...

You can read more on the blog: http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/steps-on-path-up-cycle-pt5.html - and find out how this plays a part:



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What caught my eye is not the railway items but the Skip Tidy under it. Checked on eBay and found one, and another similar but slightly bigger one, and they arrived in post today. Me thinks they are about right size for one of my projects Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Glad to have inspired you Simon, mine came from The Works last year if my memory serves me right. What scale do you intend to use the skip in?

The diorama version of the project is now progressing, here is a sneak preview:



You can read more here: http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-headshunt.html

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Roger



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like sneak previews ! More please sir!

No Skips in my local "The Works" - the lady said they were popular tho - no doubt with local model trainset duffers. They did have a cheapo version of meccano sets from small £3 sets to £10 for a big set of bits that makes a ferris wheel and another that makes a crane etc - looked rather useful perhaps?!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit Roger, it was probably a year ago that I bought that skip, I have a feeling I bought it whilst out camera shopping on my birthday, and that is coming up this week Very Happy

If you follow the link to the blog you will see the latest pictures. Hopefully by he end of the week I can provide another update.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw the dimensions of the skip I intially thought about 1/19th scale 16mm/ft), I already have one of the excellent resin ones in 1/24th from Macs models so knew it was too big for that scale.
When the skips arrived I thought they would look even better for 1/12th scale. Possibly a bit small, but then there are small skips in use.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The diorama version of the project is progressing through the scenic stage:



You can read more, and see more pictures, on the blog: http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/grass-grows-along-headshunt.html

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further detailing continues on 'The Headshunt' diorama:



For the full story, and more pictures, visit the blog: http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/cluttering-up-headshunt.html

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the colour and texture of the grass, it often looks way too tall. Yours looks just right.

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadoak wrote:
I like the colour and texture of the grass, it often looks way too tall. Yours looks just right.

Peter


Thanks Peter, I too great care with the grass, trimming with a razor and nail scissors!

I've been adding a few more details and finishing touches to 'The Headshunt'. There are a few extra items to add in due course, not least a removable figure to stand by watching proceedings, however the diorama is now largely complete.



More details can be found on my blog: http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/completing-headshunt.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Colin - I really like the details and the grass is time well spent.

Your work has spurred me on to get things done on my gauge 1
"tuning fork" - shunty thing. So thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
Looks great Colin - I really like the details and the grass is time well spent.

Your work has spurred me on to get things done on my gauge 1
"tuning fork" - shunty thing. So thanks!


Thanks Roger, glad to have been of inspiration!

I've made a couple of additions to the scene as found in this shot, the figure is a Phoenix example from S&D, and the other addition is rubbish... a black bag full, up against the wall, this was sculpted (badly) from left over Milliput from a filling job:



But what is he looking at? Find out over on the blog http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/watching-headshunt-a1-models-hunslet.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! I don't blame him for standing there and staring!

Great work Colin

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
Excellent! I don't blame him for standing there and staring!

Great work Colin

Roger


Thanks Roger, here's a bonus picture Very Happy



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the little diesel, it's the icing on the cake.

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