some of my mini layouts here
1963 - 2023
60 years of Doctor Who
I was one of those lucky enough to have watched the first episode of Doctor Who in 1963, only to then being disappointed when it was repeated a week late due to the
news of the assassination of President Kennedy in America, the day before . I was only young at the time and it must have been one of the first TV programs I watched.
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Crooked House Pub
When the Crooked House pub burnt down and was then demolished I was saddened like so many people. I wondered if I could create a 3D printed model.
After seeing a couple of models produced I found enough information and photos to start. I soon realized it was not just an unusual shape to design, but that the brick bond was unusual, being a cross between English/Garden Wall bond and Flemish bond. It is 3 rows stretcher bond then one row Flemish.
There were several very clear photos of the front of the pub, so assuming standard brick size it was possible to map out the bricks.
I then wondered if this could be offered to the group hoping to get the pub rebuilt so designed the model for home printing. The main body is one section and the roof and supporting walls is a second.
put together they look lie this
split into two here
Prior to this
My original idea was that the narrow gauge designs were a good collection to start with. Most have versions in several scales, and designs range from WW1 locos and wagons, to Swedish narrow gauge railcars. Most are quite small, even in bigger scales so should be printable on home or club printers.
Prices for approximately 180 designs would be £20 (1000) or £35(500).
Crowdfunding(Kickstarter?) is best way to continue
I may still do this depending on how the Shapeways trial goes.
contact me for info at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Shapeways personal message system
Île de Singe showing 3D printed track(HO)
Monkey Island showing 3D printed track (OO)
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|Port d'Étropal model railway details
Listen to French Radio Online like I do,
My favourite two stations here
opened Autumn 2010, in partnership with Prospects Foundation
Rue d'Étropal work
It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change?
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