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jerrman
Section Hand

Posted - 09/10/2013 :  11:00:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
despite all the incredible models and dioramas that appear on this forum, occasionally one stands out as being so unique and compelling, you are forced to study it, watch its progress and marvel at the creativity and originality. on all that criteria, Greg, you have more than exceeded the standards. cannot wait to see more if this incredible work.

jerrman



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Collin Loo
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/10/2013 :  11:36:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Greg,

This is just simply stunning. Seeing works like this just keep motivating me to continue building.

Can't wait to see more.

Collin



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  09:08:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks JeffB,Jeff S.,Jerrman & Collin,for your interest & posts!
I still have much more work to do on this project.

Greg



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CN6401
Fireman

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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  09:29:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Come on man, get that layout started. You need a peer for the building and a birth for that ship. Somehow a tabletop just doesn't cut it.
Take some time off work, let's get it going.
Ralph



Edited by - CN6401 on 09/11/2013 09:30:45 AM

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AVRR-PA
Fireman

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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  4:28:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work but I think you need to be careful about naming things after Pete. These anchor-clankers already have a sufficiently high opinion of themselves.

Don
ex-USAF



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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  5:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread needs more pictures!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  7:39:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

This thread needs more pictures!



Thanks Ralph,Don & Dallas!

Ralph,trust me,if I could I'd be working on this project 18 hours a day!

Dallas,I could not agree with you more!
I hate pages without pictures,and so far the pages without them are out numbering the one that does.
I will add some more visual stimulus right now.
Let's begin with some images I've found showing piers like the one I am modeling here.
This first one really looks similar to my Magoun pier.
It's a photograph of Halifax's pier 2 circa 1930's.the 2 storey transit shed was 680 ft. long.





I won't have as many tracks in front of my pier as this photo above shows.But it gives you a good sense of the look I'm after.
This next photo shows an aerial view of Montreal's many piers,looking northwest towards Mount Royal.





Here is another from Victoria B.C. showing the G.T.P. piers B & C circa 1927.





I think these historic photo's give you a better idea of what I'm trying to achieve with this Magoun pier.
Now then,I have managed to cut my styrofoam base out that I will be using,to give myself a better feel of just how things will be looking.
I went a little wider then the 36" inches I was talking about earlier,it's now 40" inches x 6.5 feet.I wanted some water showing on the outer sides of my ships.









I've done countless sketches showing many different possible arrangements for this scene.
But for me nothing beats, starting to really lay things out to give you a better sense of how it looks in real life,as oposed to on paper.
I would like to have some switching possibilities on this pier, instead of just one track running along on either side.
And the white paper strip layed out in front of the terminal building,will be Lakeshore Rd.
And a slightly elevated section above that will have other structures on it.
With perhaps even a overpass to allow tracks to go under it.
These ideas seem to change daily as I think of something else,I might like to try.
Right now I'm trying to figure out what I can & can't do with the actual tracks on the pier.
So can anyone answer if they ever ran 2 tracks under the traveling pier cranes? Or was it usually just the one track.

Thanks for having a look,and all of the enthusiasm shown about this project!

Greg










Edited by - Ensign on 09/11/2013 7:44:47 PM

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jbelwood
Crew Chief

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  7:53:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Greg, I've been silently following this build from the start and
the proper words of delight escape me. The first photo above is
really striking. Not too many modelers would even attempt a condensed
version but you obviously have a handle on it. What a beautiful way
to display your ship models. The finished scene promises to be even
more spectacular.

John

John



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  8:13:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks John!
Good to hear from you,regarding this project!
I know how much you love this kinda thing.
I will always have a berth open here at Magoun Pier, for you buddy!
Thanks again for you very kind thoughts.

Greg



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dallas_m
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 09/11/2013 :  9:04:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, now you're talking! Oops ... I meant: now you're in show business! Nice to get a glimpse of the overall (and very impressive) scene as it's taking shape ... great prototype inspirations ... yeah, man!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  10:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dallas!
Did you notice your Mallerich's Magic shop location in the one of the previous photo's right lower corner?
Here's a better view, of your view from across the street at Magoun pier.





Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 09/11/2013 10:24:01 PM

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mark_dalrymple
Fireman

Posted - 09/12/2013 :  01:45:47 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
This will be a fantastic scene Greg! I've often wished I had the room to model Lyttelton harbour, with several such wharves. It would make a fantastic model railway for the ship builder.

I know in Wellington wharf they had two tracks running under the cranes, but one side was attached to the roof of the structure. The cranes were travelling cranes, but very similar to the ones you have. You could always attach a rail for the travelling crane to the side of the structure. I have a pic or two, so send me a pm if interested, and I'll send them to you.

Cheers, Mark.



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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 09/12/2013 :  04:06:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg

The sheer size of this makes it really impressive, but the brilliant modelling makes it just stunning.

Im enjoying this.



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 09/12/2013 :  06:50:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, It's looking really great. I grew up in a seaport town (the New Bedford you have on the
Santos stern) and I can say that you have the right "feel" of a commercial wharf.

Can't wait to see it as you progress.



Bob


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/12/2013 :  08:44:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark,Wes & Bob,for your interest & posts!

Mark,in my research I have seen traveling cranes,like the ones you describe having one rail attached to the terminal building and one on the pier.That's an interesting set-up,but not for here.Good to know that Wellington wharf had 2 sets of track under the cranes.Thanks for that info!

Wes,I agree with you,the large scale of everything here at Magoun pier,gives it a real sense of place.

Bob, great to know you think I am capturing the feel of a commercial wharf.
I can't wait to see this project progress as well!

Thanks again Guys!

Greg



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