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Alwin
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Last weekend was the Ontraxs show. A model railway event in the Netherlands.
Some photo's I take overthere. I can't remember all the names of the layouts or the builders so my apologies for that.

An Italien layout:









Little industrie layout:







English (based) layout





An Dutch 3D layout. This layout is only 45 cm deep but it was build was perspective so it looks much more. Only thing was it was looking right only when you are standing right before it. I guess you have to see this one in person to see the real beauty of it.







A little layout base on a wine factory:











A layout with a sugar mill/factory in Indonesia. My personal favorite of the show.




















More later. Hope you enjoy.

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Great coverage of the event, thank you for posting these!

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Alwin,

Thanks for posting these pictures. They are a really great set of photos, so many "teachable" ideas going on in all the layouts.

I agree with you and think the Sugar Mill / Factory is also my favorite.

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Very nice---especially the structures!

Herb

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Yep, I like the sugar line photos the best. Nothing like a little bagasse in the tender!

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As promised, here is part 2.

Litlle layout named "Justin Versaitou":



Layout named Mocanita, thought it is based on a Romanian railroad.







Layout based on a Belgium tramway:

















Next a small diorama. The train was riding but the hole dio was turning also. It has three little scenes on a very small space (the trestle, the ore bin and the watertower).







A lot of small layouts on the show and so is the next. It was a island was a lot of nice details.









The last for part 2, a Dutch scene. A little flat scenery but that is what we have here in some regions of the country. But the scenery and buildings were of very high quality. Sadly the public couldn't come very close to the layout to watch all the details.











The end of part two. I've got three layouts more for you guys. (If you want to see)

Alwin

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Hi Alwin - Yes please...I'm looking forward to them appearing.

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Thanks Alwin - it is always interesting to see what other modellers are doing.
"The Island" looks vaguely Southern European.

Regards,             Michael

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Did we meet Aldwin, been 3 days on the second level doin demo's...we as Team Mitropa cooperate in this Expo..

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Hi Martin. I was there on saturday. Somewhere around 15:00 by the Mitropa stand. So, yes we met but I haven't introduced myself, I've done that last year but maybe you don't remember because you were busy with your layout back then.

Did you finish a lot of tree-frames?

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Oops, see so many faces on these shows, sometimes hard to remember wich name goes by a face..and no, a show isn't the place to finish work, to many blabla's..

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I understand, a lot of people indeed. When I find a nice photo of myself (as far as that is possible :bg:) I post it in the members photo album.

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Part 3 of the show.

American layout in Fn3:





(where are the parents of this kid?)










Next layout:







Zwaaghoek, a layout based on a Dutch tramway:





























A bit an overload of pictures of the last layout but it was difficult to choose.

This was it. There were more layouts but I didn't take pictures of all of them.

Alwin


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Hi Alwin,
Thanks for Part 3.
I like all of the layouts but that braced-up building is a nice unusual touch on "Zwaaghoek". Too many really good photos not to include them.
Thanks again for the Ontraxs coverage

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I agree

Some really fine modeling--and on segments of a display layout that has to stand the rigors of moving etc.

The work of a talented, dedicated modeler!


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Thanks for posting these photos!
Alwin wrote:
(where are the parents of this kid?)
Clearly, they aren't nearby.
Many display layouts in the US have rope barriers around them, especially for things like this. But I've seen worse, I recently saw a teenager stop a train with his hand and start picking rolling stock off the track and putting them all over the place! :Crazy: The parents didn't really go nuts, either, but the layout people sure did. One of the cars he picked up and rolled onto its side was a brass car.
I'd like to think that kid had mental issues, but you just never know.
I certainly would have regretted doing anything like that if my parents had seen me. :shocked:

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Hi Alwin :wave:



Thanks for uploading these FANTASTIC layout pix. ! :thumb:

What a GREAT train show !!



Standard, narrow, industrial, sugar-cane etc. etc.

Inspiration for all, for sure. :bg:



TOO MANY great pix. to look at ...





... but I grabbed this VERY compact 'turning wye' as a personal  C :cool: :cool: L  one !



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



Si.

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Si,

I'll second that!

Neat tight wye and some great looking track!  :2t:


Thanks for the photos.  Don't get to see layouts in other countries very often.

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Yes, some great photos and wonderful craftsmanship. Thanks for the tour.
Lee, yes that kid needed to be yanked up by his "keepers" but to be fair, I have seen more damage done to show layouts by "adults" than the kids! My little On20 layout was displayed at a local show some time back and the kids who came by seemed to keep their distance and apparently knew how to read DO NOT TOUCH. But not so one of the "experienced model railroader" types who not only touched the little Shay while it was running but tried to do some switching and ended up pulling the points off the throwbar and screwing the entire layout up. I took it home where it has not left again. In another lifetime, I would have whacked this "modeler" upside his idiot head. Thankfully I have better things to do now.
The kids are the future of this hobby, without them it will die when the last dinosaur (most of us) bites the dust!

Woodrow

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Well, "Zwaaghoek" has stolen my heart!!!
Beautiful work!!!

Daniel

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The Dutch 3d one is based on a famous painting - now all I have to do is remember which painting and by who.....

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This is the painting I think, though only one side appears to be an exact copy - Willem Koekkoek - Figures conversing in a Dutch town








And the model for comparison 






Tom


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