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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 04:42 am
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ssculptor wrote: Uh, Bud, that's 17/64 scale, not 17/32. But you got the rest right, I think. Being an American I have very little to do with English to metric conversions.



As the man himself says "doh :doh:", that's my mistake.

Have to agree with your comment about H0 inside and large scale outside, that's what I am doing.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 10:40 am
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Hi Woodie,
Yes I am on that forum. I am on a number of model rail forums:
FS32NGModelrail@Yahoogroups.com
narrowmilitaryrail@yahoogroups.com
railwaygun@yahoogroups.com (full name is railway, armoured trains and military railways)
I am a member of Large Scale on Line (lsol.com) plus some other modeling sites: airplane, ships, tanks, papercard models, etc.
I am relatively inactive on most but now that I am retired and the children are grown I have more free time to participate. Even at that I am pretty much a lurker on most of these sites. I am a sculptor and am on a few art forums but generally I stay out of most discussions on art - I pretty much have said all I have to say on fine art years ago. I make my art, I try not talk about it.
Which brings me to my under-construction model layout. It is an elevated (I'm way to old to go crawling around on the ground), modular layout built on 30" high frameworks, where each module is 55 inches long by 28 inch wide. The track will be model railroad but all the scenery will be sculptural. My work is sort of like a combination of Hieronymus Bosch and Salvador Dali.
I have a life long fascination military technology so I am on these forums and military themes appear throughout my art.
I have said enough. Lets see what all I can accomplish this year.
Stephen


 



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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 02:42 pm
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Stephen-

As soon as you are able, we would like to see some pictures of your work.

I've got a soft spot in my head for the Baldwin gas-mechanicals.




Herb  :old dude:



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 Posted: Sat Mar 6th, 2010 03:25 pm
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Hi Herb,
My RR stuff so far is strictly stock. No sculpture in it. The scenery and the characters in it will be the sculpture. I have to get the modules finished first, Then I can do what is atop it.
I started in HO gauge in the 1940-50's. Stopped when in college. Sold off all the HO stuff.
In the 1970's I got back into model railroading, but in O scale.
In the mid 1980's I sold off everything I had. Change of life type thing.
I gradually got back into model railroading in the late 1990's. I have been incorporating models (airplane's, tanks) into my sculpture all the time, but for some reason never trains.  
Now everything is coming together in one grand project.  We shall see what I come up with.
For some shots of my older sculpture here is a link. Pick on each photo and it gets larger and some info given.
http://www.wardnasse.org/3a06p.htm
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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:51 pm
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Is there a railroad here somewhere that we could take a look at? 



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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 01:47 am
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Unfortunately I don't have a layout yet except on paper. I do have a few hundred feet of rail, two live steam engines and a couple of 'sparky' engines in the works. But that's the extent of my stuff. Course my life currently is far from normal which sorta limits what I'm able to do... for now. :)



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 Posted: Thu Sep 30th, 2010 07:09 pm
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Budd wrote:



Have to agree with your comment about H0 inside and large scale outside



Well, you CAN do G indoors.  Back in Abbeville I had a rather extensive 1/29 scale layout based on an industrial park (CSX-current times) in Miami, Fl.  This was basically a switching layout but the large scale spread things out and it was a lot of fun to build and to run.  I've mainly worked outdoors since 1993 and this layout was a change.  A chance to model scenes in detail and not worry about the effects of weather.  Currently, that layout is in storage but room prep is underway to rebuild it.  (see pictures @ Uncle Bob's Railroad)

I think the secret of a successful indoor large scale (G) layout is picking a workable theme.  I consider "Miami Rail Service" a success (or I wouldn't be reconstructing it) but I had a LOT of unsuccessful false starts.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 30th, 2010 09:56 pm
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Uncle Bob that looks just like Miami and the only things missing are some guys hanging around waiting for work while they hijack a police car.  Pete



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