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Hi,

I building a diorama that serves as transitory module between the Gn15 module parts of my friend and mine.

My vision is a kind of mysterious subterranean catacombs, where the train can disappear through a heavy wooden gate. (Inspired by the book "The city of dreaming books" by Walther Moers)

Walls will be covered with sandstone brickwork, carving the stones into plates of styrofoam.

For the colouring I have tried oil chalks, rubbed with my finger. I'm not sure about the effect, what do you think?





Juergen

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Wow! Really nice affect. Strata and everything there. Looks great!

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Thank you very much James for your opinion,

so I will go on and see how it looks when the greater areas are modeled.

If someone has an Idea, where to get a soundfile with the creaking and squeaking of an old gate, please tell me.

Juergen

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"If someone has an Idea, where to get a soundfile with the creaking and squeaking of an old gate, please tell me."

How about a sinister and echoing laugh also?


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I Googled "soundfile creaking gate" and came up with too many sites to even begin to copy off. Most were for "door creaking". Some of these were even free mp3 soundwaves, while some cost a bit.

Since I'm at work and actually supposed to be producing I can't stop and send any links at present.

They are out there. I did not find any sound modules, but then, I didn't search for that either.

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James,

thank you very much for your effort. I could even have googled this by myself, but I didn't because I really expected that examples for such a special noise are hard to find. So, it seems they are not and will consult google for this.

The soundmodul I will take for background sounds, is the Dreamplayer from Fantasonics. http://www.fantasonics.com/store/store.html

thanks,

Juergen

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Will you require any human skulls or bones for the scene? How about a model of Vincent Price in his "Masque of Red Death" costume? I'm just kidding! Your work is very nice, I love the scene!

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Hi,

the catacombs in the book I mentioned as my inspiration don't serve as burial place, what is the usual purpose for catacombs.

The catacombs in the story of the book, are placed under the town "Buchheim", a town where everything revolves around books and literature.
Bucheim has highest density of book stores, antiquarian bookshops, poets, writers, agents, critics etc. you can imagine, and under this town there are catacombs where thousands of old books are stored.

My modeling will be a very free interpretation of this.

Juergen

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W C Greene wrote:
Will you require any human skulls or bones for the scene?

Have been at a figure market today. Pewter figures and war gaming figures and accessories.

Couldn't resist







Juergen

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Neat gargoyles, especially the two in the center picture. I always wanted to build a structure with two like that above a doorway, or at corners of the roof. Trouble is that only on a very large building would they be appropriate--and I would never have enough space for such a building.

Just as well, visitors would ask if they were relatives of mine. 


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HIYA...

I went to the dreamplayer website and that thing is really neat..
Lots and lots of great sounds..

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I really like your brickwork. I would like to be able to use some of the foam I have for walls like yours. Just wondering...

1. - How did you carve the lines in the foam? I've tried, but end up tearing big chunks out.

2. - The white in the picture - is that simply paint, or did you put on a thin coat of plaster?

Please be sure to update as you progress. Thanks!

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Steve, for engraving the styrofoam I used I kind of clutch pencil with a thick stable lead.



Before colouring, the styrofoam gets a coat with a stuff that is called "Rubens fine pastel ground" from the artist supply. That fills the masonry joints and gives the surface a grounding.



Juergen



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Little progress







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I found these holioween sounds when I Googled it. It looks about like what you were looking for.

http://free-loops.com/halloween-sound-effects.php

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Man, great concept and execution. Thanks for sharing your technique. I might attempt something similar to make some foam rock walls. Can't wait to see it when your done.
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Fantastic Juergen !

Toeffelholm catacombs ROCK !

(nice stone technique)

I see also somewhere...

...some 'underground work' by KEG (Gn15 site I think).

All the best.

Cheers

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Hello Si,

nice that you like it.

There was no further progress up to now as there are too many modelling battle fields and too less time.

But I'm recently working on my modules again and so, thank you very much for encouraging.

Si. wrote:

I see also somewhere...

...some 'underground work' by KEG (Gn15 site I think).

Si.


I think you mean this?
http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4037&forum_id=17&highlight=kreativmeile


Juergen

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A little update






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Ar ha !

An underground Victorian steam-punk library !!!

Just the kinda place you might meet a mad-professor !

Cheers

Si.

Great Juergen, nice colours !

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I really love this! Thank you for posting your work here, imagination sets us all free. Or as they said in the 60's..."Far out, man!"

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' Further ' - Courtesy of Aquavit (TM)

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Thanks for your nice comments guys.

This module serves a a "bridge-module" between the imaginative creations of my friends KEG/Otter1 -like the steam punk laboratory or the Frank&Stein company with a vampire flight training school in the upper part - and my Toeffelholm layout, that is a bit more situated in the "real" world.



So the bridge-function has as well a dramaturgic purpose as a technical one. It connects the Code 143 rail profile I use with the Code100 profile used by my friend and provides access to the track in the upstage of my friends modules. So trains can disappear in the catacombs and appear again in the other direction on the front track.



I was so much fascinated by this idea of a subterranean storage place for books, that I had to model my own Toeffelholm version. I really recommend you this wonderful book "The City of dreaming books"
Not so much trains in it - except from the book railroad of the rusty gnomes- but if you are a friend of imagination, you will love it.

Juergen

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Hi Juergen

Great panorama !

Love the way the 'scenes' all join together.

This 'theatre' view, type idea, is real cool !

Thumbs up TOEFFELHOLM ! ...

... " Mines an Aquavit ! (TM) "

All the best

Cheers

Si.

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P.S.

Oil those Gnomes !!!

Si.

( nothing worse than gnome-oxide )

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Toeffelholm wrote: - but if you are a friend of imagination, ...And Gn15 in particular itself seems to be a friend of the imagination. :cool:

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O be careful with Gn15.When I happened to express a similar opinion in a certain forum, Otter1 asked whether I was going to shake the 'slap-tree'L:

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Pictures from an exhibition Mülheim 2015














Juergen







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Juergen

I like it:moose::moose::moose:

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I cannot see that turntable needed to run that book-cart through the door on the left-hand sideL:

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Juergen, I am glad to see more of the catacombs. What a wonderful and finely crafted idea. Please, some more???

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Hi Woodie,
I only recognized that I didn't proceed this thread, and thought I should add the last state of things. 
Still not finished - e.g. the track for the book car, that my good old friend Otter1 built for me, is missing completely - but at the moment I'm focused on my 1:13 modeling. 
Juergen

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Any extension planned to connect to Angst-Lesspork Rwy?

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No, but my actual 7/8th layout, will probably get an extension to the Kraehwinkel swamp dragon Farm railway

Swamp Dragon Railroad 

Book recommendation:
"Guards! Guards!"
By Terry Pratchett


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Mortals not allowed in the swamp, to protect the impurity thereof.

Seems that you must have a hall pass from the dragon.


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Ah, sorry, I forgot that.

I collected the pics and texts together and put them on another web space
http://kreativmeile.photo/wp/index.php/startseite/swamp-dragon-railroad/


Juergen

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