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Adrian Hoad's potpourri of micro layouts

 
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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject: Adrian Hoad's potpourri of micro layouts Reply with quote

Adrian Hoad of Melbourne, Australia has been building small and micro layouts for as long as I can remember. Here are some photos I have taken at exhibitions in recent years.

"Keep Off the Grass" (Gn15)


Funicular (N)


Tabletop Pizza (N)


Fiddlers Green (N)


Frog Hollow (SM32)


Pagham Pier (Nn3)


Trips Around the Lighthouse (Gn15)


Unfortunately I don't have any photos of his Emett-inspired Gn15 "Far Twittering and Oyster Creek" built in 1991 but there are some photos here.

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David
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Ken



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMAZING - thanks for posting David
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giles b



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see Adrian also had an Emmett-inspired layout. "Trips Round the Lighthouse" is like a 'normal' version of one of Emmett's cartoons, the original of which was complete with the usual spindly train. It also had trackside tables in the sea set with plates of whelks that travellers could snack on as the train passed.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the funicular.. I had a hankering to build one of those a while back..
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Biased turkey



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 1 year late, just discovered that thread tonight.
Thanks David for posting those pictures.
Adrian did an amazing work.
I like the atmosphere of the Fiddlers Green tramway layout.

That N scale pizza layout has a very big size, XXXLarge ?
Of course, down under everything has a bigger size than in the rest of the world. One needs a Xtra large can of Foster's to match the pizza.


Jacques
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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biased turkey wrote:
I'm 1 year late, just discovered that thread tonight.
That N scale pizza layout has a very big size, XXXLarge ?

Not really. Each railbus is only about 2 inches long. The whole layout is only a square foot.

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modernworld



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the Pier, to be frank, out of these, although they are all impressive.
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Biased turkey



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you David for the information. A picture can be deceptive.
Too bad Adrian is not a member on this forum because I wanted to know if the boats on the "fiddlers green" layout are scratchbuilt or are from a kit ?

Jacques
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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biased turkey wrote:
Too bad Adrian is not a member on this forum because I wanted to know if the boats on the "fiddlers green" layout are scratchbuilt or are from a kit ?

He's on the Gnatterbox forum so if there are any dual members they could ask there, otherwise I'll ask him when I next see him at an exhibition.

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Tony Adams



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boats look very similar to the ones on the Fiddlers Green paper models website, as do many of the buildings.

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/

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Biased turkey



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you David and Tony for taking some of your valuable time to reply.
I just checked fiddlersgreen website.
The layout's name should have given me some clue Very Happy but I never heard of fiddlersgreen paper models before.
In my modeler's life I only built 1 paper model so far, it was the free warehouse from Scalescenes and I was quite satisfied with the result.

Jacques
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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some sad news that Adrian Hoad passed away today.
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