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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  05:06:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So the small front dock section is made up.
I used coffee stir sticks for the deck, and the joists are balsa.





The piles are 5mm pine sticks, from a craft store. I roughed them up with a rasp.



Regards Rob

My current build.
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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  03:57:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dreaded double post.

Regards Rob

My current build.
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Edited by - robert goslin on 04/06/2021 04:05:03 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  04:03:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is some inspiration from a day trip we did on the weekend to the seaside town of Flinders, about 1 hr from my place.






So this is how it's turned out.
Still need to add barnacles, and bolt heads, later on.









Regards Rob

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deemery
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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  08:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I saw that Flinders dock on a "Miss FIsher" episode :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Larryc
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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  2:17:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob the front dock looks great!! By the time you add the bolt castings, that will look fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  01:37:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave & Larry.

Dave, we also like watching Miss Fisher.
Not sure they would have used Flinders pier, as it has a new concrete pier built in 2011, next to it.

But the episode Dead Mans Chest was filmed at Queenscliff pier (below), on the other side of Melbourne from me. More period correct.



They used a lot of Melbourne & country Victorian locations for filming. Great show.


Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 04/07/2021 01:38:39 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  07:46:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We’ve watched all the Miss Fisher mysteries as well. We enjoy seeing the old homes.

Mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  09:16:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work on the pier, Rob. It looks like I have to find the Miss Fisher mysteries.



Bruce

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deemery
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Posted - 04/08/2021 :  11:11:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let me record some of the things I did for the challenge.

An old Red Ball kit, cardboard sides, cast metal ends:


Some resin small hoppers, based on/very similar to old Red Ball kits:


Scratchbuilt 'switcher house'


Kitbashed "Wiley's Tavern"


And thanks to James Van Bokkelen, some of the backdrops are in place... (Does this count?)


dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 04/08/2021 11:12:33 AM

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/08/2021 :  12:29:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave you've been quite busy. Everything looks very good. Nice additions to any layout.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/09/2021 :  09:17:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good photo summary, Dave.


Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/09/2021 :  10:20:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice lot of work Dave. You got a lot accomplished in 3 months.
The Mansard roof structure came out especially nice.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/09/2021 :  11:24:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've made up the decking for the other small lower wharf area.
Used 5mm balsa sheet as a sub base for most of it as it won't be visible underneath, but the front portion has rafters. Boards are stir sticks, except the bit that will be inside the structure, which is just 1mm balsa sheet, with board lines carved in.







Now to add all the pilings, etc


Regards Rob

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