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  1. This is a lot more than I had in mind when I started the project: Harley Davidson Fat Boy
  2. Thanks for the new comments since my last response. Here's a few new photos showing the mundane origins of some of the pieces in there.
  3. Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.
  4. Graeme, The layout I'm planning will be a 1/12th scale representation of a model engineering society club layout with 7 1/4" gauge and 5 1/2" gauge tracks. The 7 1/4" will use OO rolling stock at ground level, with the 5 1/2" using N gauge stock on a raised track. I've got loads of 1/12th scale stuff that will fit in - classic cars, bikes and tractors. The beauty of this type of layout is that it doesn't have to be period or location specific - I can run anything that I like. The garage scenes are 1/6th scale with OO locos. There's no build log - it's all just spur of the moment stuff that's in there for quick photo.
  5. I had a model railway layout as a child which I enjoyed greatly, but moved on to other things, and all the Marklin treasures passed down to my brothers and probably ended up in a jumble sale. I have struggled for many years to resist the temptation to start railway modelling again, only because I have so many other unfinished projects on the go, both modelling and real world. After visiting The Great Electric Train Show at Gaydon a few years back my resolve failed, and I’ve started accumulating stuff for a planned, but as yet unstarted, layout. In the mean time, the railway stuff has been consigned to the garage. I’ve got a set of working test rollers in there so I can enjoy my DDC sound equipped locos. I’ve no idea when, or even if, the layout will ever become a reality, but I enjoy playing with what I've got so far.
  6. Thanks for the comments guys. John_W I've got an idea for a base, but haven't got around to it yet - too many competing projects on the go. Pete in Lincs It was seeing some paper models like those (there's usually a variety on ebay) that made me look to see what else I could find, and led to the ones I bought - for a vast amount more than the paper ones. Hans If I ever get round to articulating the manipulator arms you can be sure they'll be playing poker.
  7. Bigred, I found the Grasshopper on Ebay - Tamiya made a whole range of 1/6th scale models of their RC buggies but I don't think they were ever officially imported or stocked in the UK. I only found them by chance, years after they'd ceased production. I've also got a Hornet, both bought from Japan. Just Google 'Tamiya Buggy Collection'. You don't get the scale box or instructions, I had to make those myself.
  8. These little fellas are 1/6th scale, made from resin kits from Model Prisoners in the US. I modified them to have articulated legs and working headlights. I think if you click on the photo you should be able to see the other pictures in the same album.
  9. Thanks for the comments everyone. I have fun conning people that don't know I'm a modeller in to thinking it is my real garage - usually when there's a Harley or something interesting in it. Originally it had two ends and a back, but I wanted to be able to do a video walk around of bikes in the garage, so that meant making an extra long side. Having added that it ended up too narrow, so I widened it with an extra strip of floor down each side, which also meant I could take the sides off while leaving most of the 'furniture' in place. It generally lives in my back bedroom.
  10. Thanks for the welcome guys.
  11. I thought I’d make this my first post on Britmodeller since the garage appears in the background of so many of my other model photos. I had no plan or intention to create a diorama like this - it just evolved over the years. In the first instance I just wanted a floor and back wall to photograph 1/6th scale bikes against, but then I found some diecast Snap-on tool cabinets on Ebay which fitted well. After that I obviously needed a bench, shelves etc, so they were duly made - and all the other clutter was added as and when I saw something suitable. One of the things I like about it is that I can put toys of just about any other scale or subject in there and it works. Here's a selection of photos taken over the last few years.
  12. I’m Jon, rapidly approaching the end of my sixth decade, and a modeller on and off for the last half century. I started in the’60s with Airfix planes and have made all sorts over the years. Of late I’ve made quite a few 1/6th bikes, plus a variety of other eclectic bits and pieces. I’ve also collected diecast cars - mostly 1/12th scale these days. I’ve posted stuff on a variety of forums over the years, but thought it was time I joined a UK based group.
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