12 dic. 2014

"Runaway Train" 2

"Runaway Train" 1/87.
 Hola a todos.
        Como ya habíamos comentado anteriormente, estamos ya en marcha con la construcción de la maqueta ferroviaria "Grand Central" que consta de tres fases. La primera de ellas, consistente en la construcción de la propia Terminal y las dos siguientes que consisten en un decorado de ochenta y cuatro metros de longitud, ambientado en Alaska.
       La construcción de los decorados y la preparación del material Ferroviario en escala HO  para la ejecución de la maqueta va a buen ritmo. Antes de comenzar el ensamblaje del diorama es necesario disponer de todos los materiales a pie de obra. No solo de los materiales sino tambiés de las obras de fábrica, puentes y Edificios ya preparados y listos para montar en el decorado.
"Runaway Train" 1/87.
Hemos realizado unas pruebas de fotografía en el exterior del Museo, de uno de los trenes ya terminados y que os dejamos aquí. 
       El recorrido total de vías de las fases dos y tres de la maqueta ferroviaria, ha quedado definido en cuatrocientos metros. No es mucho trazado de vía para el tamaño de la maqueta. Sin embargo aquí nos hemos decidido por un decorado realista y que favorezca la circulación de grandes composiciones con más de cien vagones.
"Runaway Train" 1/87.
 Hemos decidido alejarnos pues del típico diseño de las maquetas ferroviarias de gran tamaño y que estamos acostumbrados a ver. Estos diseños - sin desmerecer para nada el trabajo y el esfuerzo - son en general poco realistas pues en ocasiones la profusión de vías, edificaciones y situaciones paradójicas desvirtúan el trabajo. 
         Para la construcción de este tren que sin duda conoceréis pues es protagonista de una de las mejores películas de ambiente ferroviario que se han hecho, hemos empleado tres antíguas locomotoras del fabricante norteamericano Athearn y que teníamos apartadas. La unidad F es un modelo de Bachmann un poco antíguo pero que todavía funciona muy bien. Hay que decir que hemos hecho el tren por duplicado pues al estar prevista su exhibición al público, es conveniente tener una "reserva" en caso de avería.
"Runaway Train" 1/87.
En unos dias pondremos más fotografías del trabajo de la maqueta. De  momento os dejamos estas fotos que esperamos sean de vuestro agrado.

Un saludo.
"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

"Runaway Train" 1/87.

13 nov. 2014

Winter 2014

Diorama "Norfolk". 1/72 scale.
 Hello everyone.
       We have since concluded the summer season in the Grand Central Museum. Note that the visits have occurred mainly in September and October and that was due to a change in advertising policy at Grand Central Museum.
      While the response of the Municipality has been excellent, as usual, the Museum can not depend exclusively on local inflow. We observed that the affluence of public to the Museum, produced, or rather, comes from places like Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Madrid, etc ... We are talking about people who come to see us from afar and not afraid to take a couple or three hours of driving to visit us.
     Visits to the Museum by the villages near Pobladura have been extensive and very helpful in every way and we have found that public support for the Shire has been and is still excellent.
     A special case is that of Benavente, instead of which we ordered to withdraw all advertising and references widely Museum for reasons explained in a previous post. However, that does not matter because deep down we always knew that the fort of the town is not the culture or the Museums.
     The Grand Central Museum, will be open for the fall and winter months, albeit with a slightly tighter schedules. Opens to the public on weekends and daily in the normal schedule will need to call to make the appointment. This is because the expansion works are underway at the Museum, require no less than four days of intensive work week and is not safe to be rushing the works with the public involved. Anyway, calling a couple of hours before is enough to arrange a visit so that is not a problem.
     In addition to the aforementioned construction of the Grand Central Terminal in 1/87 scale, we are undertaking other jobs in construction consisting of two new dioramas and completion of other two, which will be ready in a few days and it may be viewed by the public at the Board of Navigation.
     A third Diorama consisting of a 1/72 scale reproduction of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi, will be ready in about three weeks from now and if all goes as planned.
    Soon more news.

A greeting.
RMS Gigantic. 1/48 scale.

23 oct. 2014

Chrysler Building (3)

Chrysler Building. 1/87 scale.
 The Chrysler Building in 1/87 scale, which as mentioned is part of the new railway scale layout "Grand Central of 600m2, is nearing completion. Morning proceed for completion of the roofs, and install the gargoyles. Lighting tests also take place tomorrow.
     We left some pictures of the construction of the building.

Greetings to all.
Chrysler Building. 1/87 scale.

Chrysler Building. 1/87 scale.

Chrysler Building. 1/87 scale.

12 oct. 2014

Mig-25 Foxtrot

Mig-25 Foxtrot

We finished the Diorama in 1/72 scale Mig-25 Foxtrot and it can be seen in the Exhibition Hall of the Museum.
         It is the second in a series of dioramas in 1/72 scale whose theme is modern aviation and specifically centered on the latter half of the twentieth century.
        We left some photographs.

A greeting.
Mig-25 Foxtrot

Mig-25 Foxtrot

Mig-25 Foxtrot

Mig-25 Foxtrot

9 oct. 2014

Dora gun 2

Dora. 1/35
Dora 1/35
 The German heavy artillery piece "Dora" in 1/35 scale is undoubtedly one of the best attractions of the Grand Central Museum. The total weight of the model base including diorama is 60 kg. However, the construction of a new diorama model for display is provided.
We left some pictures of the piece on the outside of the Museum. Hope you like.
a greeting
Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

Dora 1/35

6 oct. 2014

Chrysler Building 2

 The works in the Chrysler Building in 1/87 scale continue at an excellent pace. Today we have taken a break and will resume work tomorrow and harder. For the weekend and we can see the building finished and finished lighting system.
      We left some photos.

A greeting.






3 oct. 2014

Chrysler Building

 
Chrysler Building 1/87

The first of the sixty-four skyscrapers under construction in Grand Central Museum is 90% finished. The new building Chrysler has peaked at 1050 feet tall elevation with vertex on the steel dome Nyrosta.
      The building is located over the two levels of the new railway Grand Central Terminal, equipped one hundred ninety two tracks, still under construction.


Chrysler Building 1/87 

27 sept. 2014

Museo Grand Central. HMS King George V. 1/72 scale.

 Here are some pictures of the British battleship HMS King George V in 1/72 scale. The photographs we performed outside the Museum. A greeting and enjoy them.