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 Posted: Mon Apr 25th, 2011 09:59 am
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Hi

While the "main" line on the island of Toeffelholm,
has a prototype gauge of 750mm,
that is 32mm model gauge in my scale 1:22.5 ...

I have started a branch line project in Gn15,
with a fictional prototype gauge of 400mm
(Instead of the usually 15" Heywood gauge).


The story, what it is all about, I have already told here:

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2065&forum_id=17&page=2after


As the title says, it is a modular concept.
Module size is 80cm x 43.5cm,
so that the layout will fit in my IKEA Ivar shelves at home.





The baseboard is 40mm styrofoam, with a 5mm laser cut plywood surrounding.
The modules are connected using neodym-magnets, fitted in the end of each module.

If I want to show this somewhere else as well,
IKEA Ivar side units will be used for the substructure, together with angle section girders.





One part will be the distillery,
but the main part will be modelling the way of the train through the fen wood.

So to get a feeling for this,
I improvised some wood from my collected material.










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 Posted: Mon Apr 25th, 2011 03:04 pm
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OK Juergen

Are you going to tell us the significance of the stone statue, on the left of the third photo?

Interesting thing to me about the lower photos is that the background, while obviously a photo,
blends in with, and compliments the foreground.

Great work, as we have come to expect!

Herb  :old dude:  




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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 07:50 pm
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The statue is a potato-godship, maybe of Mayan origin,
and is supposed to be acquired by Vikings in South America.

But that story will be told later.
Will have to do some more studies of the Töffelholms records.

Meanwhile, I have started Gn15 track building.
A laser cut track bed and Peco code-143 rails fixed with rail spikes.















Some more here:

http://www.lasergang-shop.de/kreativmeile/node/1375


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I get so many inspirational ideas,
when looking at the photo's that are posted of what people are doing/working on.

I will be posting a few soon hopefully,
of the small scale work I am getting active once again.

GREAT WORK!




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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 07:43 pm
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Thank you Nn3Designs


Yes you're right, this Forum is a source of inspiration,

and I also got many Ideas from layouts in smaller scales.


But Nn3 is far beyond my imagination,  L:   

so I'm curious what creations are possible in this scale.  :)


Juergen




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I did some pattern work, converting Z Scale locos, many many years ago,
and have finally decided to complete one project for myself.

I am working on converting a static based 2-6-6 Mason Bogie into a working loco,
using only the parts that came with the kit, and items I machine either at work or home.

But the conversion locos typically will cost about $200.00 and up.
Most of the conversion kits that you find cost around $75 - $150 each.
Then the Donor loco.

But if you're interested in seeing a friend of mine's website (Marshall) to get an idea,
click here... https://www.republiclocomotiveworks.com/




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Through the wood of my Gn15 layout, shall flow a little creek.

Here my first results on a little test creek section.





Following the example of a friend,
I have used clear glossy lacquer that is normally used for boats.
Have first tried with a thin layer.


Vagabond Rasmus and his dog are already looking for fishes.
Think I have to rise the water level a bit.

:)




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Hi,

Here is the trackplan of the first three modules.

Size each 80cm x 43.5cm

The track installations of the distillery on two modules,
and on the left the first module with the wood scenery.





It's only a hand sketch for the first and the scan is not so good.

The fiddleyards at both ends will look like this.





Juergen




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Juergen

That will be a fine layout,
and with scenes like the old fisherman and his dog, it will be a work of art.
That creek looks real, just exquisite workmanship.
Excellent.

Woodie




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What are the dimensions, in metric ?

About 1m x 3m ?


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