What Is It?

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks Charlie, I guess this is what comes from a lifetime love of railways. We have seen many changes but memories remain.
    This photo shows the staircase that I made up in almost the same way as the walkways. The end walkway is in place as is the one that goes through the centre. These all need painting which will be the next step.

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    It just keeps getting better Robin. Nice work:) :) :)
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Robin, already a few pictures ago your coaling station looked like one of these super-duper-craftsman-kits with a hair-rising 3-number price-tag on the box. But from picture to picture it is even getting better - incredible work! Can't wait to see it finished and installed on the layout. :cool: :cool: :cool:

    For me you simply are the 'Cardboard Wizard of The Gauge'. :D :D :D

    And your tutorial is tops, too! A VERY hot candidate for the academy, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us! :)

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for you kind words David and Ron. One of the best things about this hobby is the willingness to share information and how to do it. There has been a ton of stuff posted here at the Gauge that I have found extremely useful so I am very pleased if there is anything I can do to help others
  5. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Robin..... Another great model. Ladders have given me a
    headache. I would like to hear how others are doing it, I have made a rough jig which has worked quite well . I intend postng a photo of it when I have perfected it. Yours look great.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Robin you have done some awesome work already but this project is your best ever! :cool: Goad Jct. uh? D*mn what an honor!!!!!!!!!
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks Tyson and Jimmy. This has been a fairly long project but it is comingclose to being finished. Here is what it looks like Friday the 9th.
    This view is looking North East. Thats is when it will be on my layout

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Looking South. This shows the coal chutes on this side with a covered walkway for workers. The "chains" hanging down are for loco crews if workers (those LBPs that haven't been added yet) are goofing off somewhere else. A poker game maybe!:eek:

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Finally looking South West.

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  10. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: WOWWOWWOW :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Robin..you have outdone yourself expotentially this time!! I sit in shock and awe.

    What REALLY gets me is how you work, heck CREATE, such small building stock. !!!1/32 strips of cerealboard!!! :eek:

    AND you obviously have a talent for photography also. It's just great to see the step by step photos with fantastic explainations showing your progress..

    Thanks :)
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the kind words IMA.
    I haven't finished the track laying and scenery where this coal tower is going but did a little setup to give you an idea of how it will look.
    First photo

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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    second photo

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Third and last for this thread.
    The roundhouse comes next!

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  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Robin. I can't wait to see the step by step procedure you will be doing building the Roundhouse. I remember the last one you started and it was really something.
  15. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    ROBIN !!!!!!!!!! You done gone and dun it again!!!!!!:eek: :eek:

    "Incredible" is the only word that comes to mind to describe your skills with cardboard. Aartwmich took the other words right out of my mouth.
    I only made one mistake .... I let my wife see this thread! :( now she's bugging me to get off my butt and get building again!
    Truth be told, it's inspired me to get my thinking cap on to come up with a structure I need for my little layout (or go back to bead stringing).

    Thanks for an excellent set of photos my friend.

  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Errol it's good see you posting again my friend! Robin why did you ever waste money buying kits???? If I had your skills I'd never buy another kit! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Robin, my friend - you are surpassing yourself with every model you are showing us on these pages.

    Again you caught the atmosphere of the building in a fantasic way - the sheer size and the incredible details are just overwhelming. And I almost can't believe that this is 'only' N scale.

    Great work, Robin! And thank you for that fantastic tutorial you presented to us.

  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Holy WOW.

    cdhzopieuh[woejkn'lknv[oi43yin'zlknv'zvlkh.....oops. sorry. That was my jaw on the keyboard.:D

    Robin, there likely are not enough superlatives in the english language to describe your artwork, so I'll just say that your work is amazing.

    I'm really looking forward to your next project.:)
  19. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

    Good grief!...I mean to say...Good grief!

    That's amazing. I've got to go back to the beginning and look at it again. I found myself wondering..."Now what scale is this? It must be "O"...No?"


  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I don't know how to respond everyone. You have all been so kind and generous.
    All I can say it was a joy for me to make this structure and to be able to share it with you.
    I tried to photograph it as if it was a real building by keeping the camera low.

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