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 Posted: Sun Oct 29th, 2017 12:57 pm
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After finished my Sidi Fontana layout at oo9 scale, I start a new one. San Sergio Leone : an ON30 Mexican  authentic western spaghetti line. I like the spaghetti western films and and I want to recreate this spirit in a layout. I was influenced by a layout called "performance western" by my  friend raul Valls, by also an english layout called "the layout with no name" and a the Estrella & Sonara grande railroad of Verne Niner. I choice the on30 scale because the Bachmann products are very affordable and I have already two baldwins 4-6-0 with dcc sound. All the rolling stocks will be Bachmann that I buy at trainworld.com at an incredible price.


I locate the layout in mexican because there is too much layouts located in the USA and I prefer also the adobe houses. The layout in itself mesures 80 inches by 25 inches plus 2 transfert tables on each end plus an hidden track.


The buildings will be a mixed between true mexican houses, the chuch of San Diego, a jail, a lee van cleef bank  and false building for western film. A mine also will be located on right.


The figures are mainly mexican (modified from pegasus hobbies) with monks and also true figures at scale of Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood.


The backdrop is a photo of desert of Ian Parker  printed on a PVC tarpaulin.


The story is located in a small,  poor and peaceful mexican town near the USA border when the bad cow-boys attack the town.


This is the drawing of the layout :


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Hi Franck :mex:



It looks like you could have some LEAD in your spaghetti !! :shocked:

Oh well ...

... life is cheap & so are bullets ! :w:



I see you might be looking at a Porter & ore-cars for your mine scene.

It certainly won't be daylight robbery at Trainworld. :)



Watch out for BANDIDOS !

They are always holding up the trains so I'm told.

You're gonna have to work on your 'bullet hole techniques', for the coaches !! ;)



Adios amigo ...



:cb:



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Franck

For a book on the area, you may want to pick up a copy of
"SONORA Narrow Gauge: by Duane Ericson.
Covers the history, towns,mining and railroads in service there. Well worth reading!

duaneericson@hotmail.com

Mailing address

Duane Ericson
1510 Miracle Lane
Medford. Oregon 97504



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Thank you for the link for the books.



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Franck, for the "true spaghetti western" look, you will need to outfit a Spanish (or other Euro style loco) with a faux diamond smokestack and headlight and rolling stock of the 2 axle variety. All the movies I have seen depicting the "old west" have equipment that never ran in the "old west". The structures seem to look authentic but the trains...well...

Actually, I haven't seen any layouts like this so it seems like a great thing to model! Maybe a film crew would be a cool thing to include, Preiser makes such a crew in O scale!

Have fun, I await updates.
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While not a true 'Spaghetti Western' the movie The Wild Bunch (1969) starring William Holden had some railroad scenes and was shot in Mexico.



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I ordered the book SONORA Narrow Gauge: by Duane Ericson on ebay uk for nothing (50 $).

For the rolling stocks, I will use the bachmann ones because it's cheap available. The european on30 rolling stocks are rare, in kit and cost the double or triple price compared to Bachmann.

I was thinking like you of the idea a film crew would be a cool thing to include or a fake structure.

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... also those funny sounds that were passed as "gun shots".
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How The West Was Won (1962) had some good railroad scenes.

Old Tuscon was used in a number of movies and TV series.



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Got room for the Cisco Kid?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllP22mVZQg


This should put you in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFa1-kciCb4




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