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 Posted: Mon Apr 8th, 2013 07:57 pm
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Last week I made a start on building a huge 400m2 layout in Germany. I've been asked to take care of the scenerypart of this layout. When finished (late juli) it will be on permanent display at the Gruga park in Essen Germany. Their site is still only german but I'll talk to the manager about this. http://www.oktorail.de/ The theme is industrial and from ore to car with a overall switch in times the layout is set from the early 50's to now. Here are a couple of progress pics..













Spend a couple of days with a Swiss guy who build a incredible model of a steelwork...











That's it for now, keep you informed about the progress...



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 Posted: Mon Apr 8th, 2013 08:21 pm
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Wow... What a huge project! I look forward to watching the progress.



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Wow!! That's the stuff dreams are made of!!!

Good luck with the project Martin, keep us informed on progress!



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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2013 07:55 pm
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Thanks guys !

Quick update. Made a start on retaining walls on the ruhr-strecke...











Germans do love retaining walls on their layouts. Big chunks of foam's the scene devider where trains run into the rhein-strecke..





Hope to be at the end by next week where a small rural rheintown will be situated. Getting the landscape all black and tthen start with the grasses and greens..



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 Posted: Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 07:12 pm
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Retaining walls glued in and painted, a pink foam rock (first try) and more small stuff done..











more layers of color will be added and gaps to be filled before starting on the greens..



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 Posted: Sat May 18th, 2013 09:17 am
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Been a while since the last update, you know the germans have lots of feiertage or days of...but started on greening parts of the layout..











Just a first layer with a blend of various 2mm fibers and some WS T42 fine turf earth as the soil inbetween..

Last edited on Sat May 18th, 2013 09:17 am by Milocomarty



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Martin

A project of that magnitude especially auf einen Termin hinarbeiten, can cause anyone's love of a hobby to turn to hate.

I sincerely hope that does not happen in your case.

What you have done so far is remarkable--keep up the good work!

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 Posted: Sat May 18th, 2013 05:11 pm
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Untill now I don't have trouble with it Herb,used to deadlines and stuff. Besides I do see this as a job, it's german MRR and my love goes to the US in this case..



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FANTASTIC work no matter the language!! Inspiring for sure.

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couple of pics..















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