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'Île Du Présent'
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso
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Hi all.


SCALE/GAUGE
1n20E                  
(E = elastic = basically a mix of 1/32, 1/35 and 9mm scales but accepting all kind of refugees from every other scale/gauge.)


SETTING
The place is "ÎLE DU PRÉSENT" ('Island of the NOW'), an imaginary French island in a vague, also elastic, period somewhere between 1880 and 1950 where no war has ever taken place.


APPROACH
None. I make plans only to provoke the Muses. When they come and see my sketches they smile and from that moment I silently obey. So I rarely know what I am going to do or even what I am doing but can talk a lot about afterwards. I rarely decide. I mostly simply follow.


CONCEPT 
The now 2'8" X 10' 'layout' started as a 2'8" X 2' diorama (now the left end of the layout) and when that had taken some shape the next 2'8" X 2'8" section followed in an organic way around something I had been wanting to do since two layouts ago when building "PONDÉZAR": a floating market. (Something that came to me suggested by fellows from an old forum.) The same organic way, other two 2'8"X 2'8" sections came up. There has never been anything as a track plan. Until recently the only track was an a little sinuous passing one. A bit as a crude justification for the whole modeling joy. But while making the last section the muses warned me about the possibility of the whole layout going to end in a corner so a 90 degree curve toward the front edge was advisable so a Peco switch (o.k.: turnout) came to be...So the radical concept is: 'No plans. Just keep going with the flow and enjoy.'
At this point I've got bored by my own bla-bla-bla so it's time to show some photos.
(Keep in mind that none of the buildings is glued in place and no details have been added yet. Even more: every single building is going to get serious color work and most some will undergo more or less seripous modifications. The trees and the rest of the greenery is just at a sketch stage so probably most of the things will be quiet different soon. Above that, none of the sections has reached a stage of completion.)
It would take too many pages to show the whole story and since what matters is the now let's start from the current stage. This was the abrupt end of the third section where the new one was going to start.















And the following are images of the new section.



















More photos in a moment (if this post succeeds).
Daniel





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and a variation with some spray paint and 2mm static grass.







Next is the first intent of a small ferry







but the space compromise was too unprototypical (...!!!)
and I am making a radical modification in the area and a new ferry using the same sides:

















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Yes, I know the rail must be moved to it's place. It will.









































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Dan, I am impressed.

Your modeling style is wonderful, so interesting to explore.

Larry Gant


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Je suis très impressionné. Excellent travail de modèle!

Or for your native language:

Ik ben erg onder de indruk. Uitstekend model werk!

I've been to the Netherlands when I was younger and was just in France in May.

I love your model work!




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May be a bit of a retrospective will give a better idea of the whole (...if you manage to unravel the chaos of my ... order.)

The bakery is a survivor from my now chopped "PONDEZAR"







Also de book shop at the side street is a survivor from "PONDEZAR" but is undergoing a serious rebuilding.
Still, it will keeps it's name: "LIVRES COMME LE VENT"



























Next is the steamboat dock with behind the ferry dock that has now been chopped for making a broader one













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and that was it for today.

Daniel





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Thank you, Larry. You are very kind.

Actually I owe the huge stream of inspiration to Woodie Green, whose unforgetable "Mogollon Ry" still fascinates me and moved me to 1/32

Daniel




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4) First calm down.
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