Building our own RC Playground

Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:23 pm

Will01Capri wrote:Mocking up with huts and bridge

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Rockery still needs a little more shaping. But getting there.
Also by luck u found concrete mixed up from bottom of bucket. Up turned it looks like a concrete bunker :)
Will you may have devised a new way to make a quick and inexpensive bunker with that bucket of cement trick looking very nice BTW
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:56 pm

So because outdoor play area is going well I have decided maybe some of the tanks need their own habitat to live when indoors. So I think some diorama platforms are needed which can also acreate as movable scenery.
Also found out one member of the family is into model scenery and has supplied some samples to.look at, but he also has a full catalogue full of items available of which some I will be purchasing to help build some small diorama. I will setup another head in time for those.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:14 pm

So because one area of play I'd not good enough. We have also started another area in our front garden with a fairy village on a hill with its very own rail bridge. We will have a station and lots of houses. Should look good also. Pictures to follow :)
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:13 pm

Some pictures of the fairy village on hill and another rockery and another bridge to build

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I have done more today with digging it all back up adding up turned glass bottles for.lighting and anti weed netting.
Also tried the Pershing on the terrain to make sure it ok to run the tanks on. Loads more to.do and there will be some scale WW2 buildings amongst the fairy houses so it caters for all.
All a bit of fun for the kids and us bigger kids
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:15 pm

Lovely bit of work there Will really looking nice

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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Thankyou :)

Trying to find some old outdoor 4 or 5 inch rail to use for.the diorama of the fairy garden.
Need some good pictures of a small.railway station so I can build it alongside the track.

Alot of solar led lighting to go in this one.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:22 pm

Will I believe Mr Tiggr (Paul) on the forum is the train master and may have some photos in his posts that display his excellent tracks and buildings. Not sure of the scale but the stuff is amazing. When he sets up his Tigers outside near the tracks the results are exceptional.

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:27 pm

Thanks. I will go looking for his good photos for.inspiration then :)

I completed some CAD of my scale guard hut as I thinking about putting some kits together for sale.
Ignoring that for now here are some views
https://flic.kr/p/BSk5zG

https://flic.kr/p/YUdUnY

Just trying to find wooden sticks long enough and then I will do another trial build from.instructions. Then put final kits together.
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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Will01Capri wrote:Copied an idea from Marco Peter.
All I had was an old Chinese takeaway container. So I decided to make a wooden lined dig in with step/seat

Way to go! Cool!
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm

New build progressing at the moment after I have found perfect inspiration for a WW2 German guard/watch tower. Unfortunately I am guessing on measurements for heights and widths etc, but it does look cool.
Once the CAD is done I will share pics and do a trial build.
Just like what I have done with the sentry hut I will make kits which people can.purchase. But all in good time.
Also have a few other designs in the pipeline.
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:43 pm

You could try liberating some of the stirring sticks from Starbucks
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:56 pm

Watch tower first draft CAD
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https://flic.kr/p/CezbiS

This is the sort of tower i need for our RC playground, which will have a spot light also in top tower. Took a little inspiration from pictures found on web and then imagination for heights etc, but turned out close to what i was looking for.
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:35 pm

Wpl truck perfect size for bringing in the dinosaurs to Dino & Fairy land
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:21 pm

So new additions for the RC Playground. Need to put sandbags around the outside and some MG around for good measure.
My brother decided to recycle a pallet into this mill project for our garden. Soo cool

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Postby Tiggr » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Will I believe Mr Tiggr (Paul) on the forum is the train master and may have some photos in his posts that display his excellent tracks and buildings. Not sure of the scale but the stuff is amazing. When he sets up his Tigers outside near the tracks the results are exceptional.

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Thanks for the big up Carl.
Here's a couple, the rest are in "Tiger Ambush" in "Show Off"

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:09 pm

Absolutely amazing. That looks great. Obviously can't see the whole setup, but the small trees and buildings alongside Militaria looks awesome.
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Postby Artyfist » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:44 pm

Yes the trees look great.
Where are they from and how high?
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:50 am

Paul your setup is the envy of all who see itReally puts the whole Hobby into another dimension.
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Postby Tiggr » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks guys :thumbup:
The railway has been developed over the last 12 years.

The trees are all conifers of one type or another.
I spent a morning pruning the rascals - they grew quite a lot this summer.

The scale of the buildings and railway is 1:22 but with careful posing of the tanks the pictures look okay.
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Look okay!
Your kidding, they look fab :)

I am going to be adding some old track or make some for one of our scale village RC playgrounds in our garden. Unfortunately dinosaurs and fairies, but maybe as the kids grow so can the garden mature, unlike me ;)
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