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Hi,

I'm creating the house of the mad scientist and inventor on the island of Toeffelholm, that will find place on my Gn15 woodland module.

It ought to be a little eccentric like it's occupier itself. When I found the left dodecagonal copper plate roof of a G-scale plastic kit, I decided that the scientist will live in dodecagonal tower.

The idea is an old wooden watchtower, renovated and completed with an annex with a roof terrace on it. It's rather small, more in the size of a hermits hut, but the scientist has room for his laboratory in the first floor of the tower.

I'm quite at the beginning but may be you're interested in some first pics.

I built a paper-model first to check size and proportions.





I started with a base from styrofoam. The tower gets a stone plate floor, the annex a wooden floor.





The house will get some furnishing, to avoid an empty room when you look through the window. Also I can check if the inner size is halfway resonable.





The walls are made from styrofoam as well. I laminate them with heavy 300gr paper -both sides. Than I draw the imagined structure, draw the doors and windows, cut them out with a sharp scalpel and fit doors and windows in.




Next will be the upper floor of the tower.


Juergen

Last edited on Sun Nov 17th, 2013 03:52 pm by Toeffelholm

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Juregen,

Nice building. I like the laser cut window and door. Do you have a laser at home?

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Hi Bernd,

no, I bought them from Malcom's Miniatures
Wonderful range of doors and windows.

Juergen

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Hi Juergen

FANTASTIC !

I'm sure the mad-scientist will be happy indeed !

I'm sure you're working on the mad-scientist figure ...

... can't wait to see him !!

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

MAD bed !!

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Thank you Si, glad that you like it.

Placing rehearsal



Juergen

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Love the turret top roof,well done !!! the foundation, the diamond patterned window, the doors.......SWEET. You have to post pictures when its finished.

mike:old dude:

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Hi,

made some progress on Dr. Schroeders bureau and workshop.
You won't see so much through the windows when it is finished and placed but I know it's there :moose: .






The machine Doc Schroeder is working on is a vibroms neutralisator, but don't ask me about the use of it. Just found the name in the old Toeffelholm chronicles and as far I could find out, it was a commissioned work for the distillery owner to improve his aquavit. I fear the functional principle and if it ever worked at all will remain in the dark. :us:



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wow, the interior work is fantastic, wall paper is out of sight, the benches and tools are great as is THE THING. The books , red chair and on and on !!!!

The only thing I would have done differently is to use scribed siding 1/32" thick to do the wainscoting trim, It would just follow the exact wall shape. But seeing as how nobody is going to see it unless you make the roof removable.?????

VERY NICE

I give you 3 :old dude::old dude::old dude:
that other guy is throwing around moosies like xmas candies

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Thank you chasv and Mike.

Thank you Mike for the comment, yes in prototype there would be a trim.
I'm aware of this but thought the illusion will work without.
Sometimes I have to stop myself not to get lost in this dollhouse details as I have to finish a whole module

But yes, looking at the pictures, it's missing, it shouldn't stay without.

Juergen

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Hi Doc Juergen

Quite simply ...

... FANTASTIC !!!

Cheers

Si.

What's Schroeder's cat's name ?

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Beautiful! I especially like the wallpaper.

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Hi,

after long time I could achieve some progress with my building. Rain gutters and downpipes are still missing as well as some details. Also the final placing of building and trees may alter a bit and the wrought iron fence on the roof terrace is to heavy I think.

I renamed the inventor to Dr. James Isaac Sartorius. In my background story he may be a british scientist, who settled down on Toeffelholm, as he got an employment at Toeffelholm University.

From time to time his girl friend, who wants to be a writer, comes for a visit to read her newest poems to him. But this isn't finally fixed.






















Juergen

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Very nice Juergan, but we still don' know the significance of the rune-----

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2037&forum_id=17

Or of the Easter Island escapee either, for that matter!

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Hi Herb,

i think the meaning of the rune stone will remain a secret. According to the chronicles, no one was able to find a meaningful translation of the character sequence. I sympathize with Prof. Alfredsson opinion that the "writer" was dead drunk when he carved that.

Don't know if Dr. Sartorius has ever considered the rune stone question. Perhaps I find something in his personal notes. He was very clever and his family was convinced that he inherited the genius of his 1891 deceased uncle, after whom he was named. James was never proud of this branch of his family and preferred to adopt the maiden name of his mother.


To the second, I guess you mean this patagonian toddling greedy bird. Yes, I think he will take the next opportunity to riffle through Sartorius' trash barrel.
But up to now the Dr. hasn't one.


Juergen

Last edited on Tue Nov 18th, 2014 12:38 am by Toeffelholm

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Perhaps the lil' B&W flapper could show up in the Dr's water-barrel !

When the new guttering has filled it up of course.

The weather on Toeffelholm looks pretty good for the time of year though...

...time for a glass of Aqua-Vit & an outdoor poetry reading !

Great work Juergen !

All the best.

Cheers.

Si.

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That is superb Juergen:bow:


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Hi Juergen :wave:

How's Dr.James Isaac Sartorius, the Mad Professor ?

Has he invented anything recently ?

His new girlfriend wrote any poems ?

Love to know !

:moose:

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Hi Si,

thank you very much for the interest.
No, I haven't further proceeded the Gn15 modeling since our last Exhibition in Autumn of 2015.

There's only little free time for my modeling here and there, and additionally I have to confess, that I put my toe in the water of 7/8th scale modeling and am rather fascinated of this bigger world.

Layout is only in planning state, and currently I'm working on a loco and cars.
Sure, all will happen again on Toeffelholm but the story is just growing.

I will open a new thread, when I find it good enough for showing something.

Juergen

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