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I had an old project 2 years before of a western spaghetti layout that I postponed.

Finally, I come back with a similar layout, Lucky Luke On30 layout,
based on the LUCKY LUKE strip cartoon.

The overall dimension is 2m long by 45cm wide for the boxed layout,
plus an oval to create a continuous loop.


This is the mock-up.

I will do a mix between a true traditional layout and the strip cartoon.
It's not so easy because the code and the rules are different.





I have to create the background for each building.

The buildings come from Atlas collection,
and I have more than 50 figurines from the strip cartoon.
They are more or less at the scale of 1/48.

We'll get all the clichés of the cartoon strip.













































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Interesting!

Where did you get the structure fronts?

For those Americans who have never heard of this comic book series:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Luke

There are lots of comic series like that in Europe,
sadly very few of them ever got translated to English and released in the US...


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A company called Atlas sold in 2008 the structures front and figurines.




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Anybody remember Rick O'Shay?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_O%27Shay




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 I modify a little bit my mock up.  

For the hill, it's just in order to have an idea. 

The first tunnel is for the mine, and in reality the track for the mine will be 1 inch lower. 

I will check the mock up during this week, and if I'm satisfied, the next week I will lay the tracks. 

















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Don't hesitate to share your feeling about the layout.


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 Franck 

I think you’re doing a good job of capturing that comic book look.  

Very cool.  

The cactus and storefronts definitely do it right.  

I also like the look of the backdrop with curved corners and hazy effect.  

I’ll be watching to see where you take this.  

Looks like fun.

- Tom

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Very innovative and intriguing.

I'll be watching your progress with interest!

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I add the figures to capture the mood. 

I have all the figures of the cartoon strip, with all the western cliche.

They are shinny, but I will coat them with a matt varnish.








































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Franck

I'm not familiar with the Lucky Luke comic strip. 

Do you have any images from that so we could see what you’re working towards?

- Tom


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Lucky Luke comic strip


Lucky Luke Wikipedia


:f:


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Thank you for the link.

It's the same spirit as Fiddletown & Copperopolis!



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Hi,

I have done little progress because I'm very busy.

I have finished the track laying, electricity, and I have motorised the turnouts. 










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Hi,

I have installed the backdrop definitely. 

The buildings are in place.
I have to do the side and the rear of each building.




















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Hi Franck  :cb:



Great to see the progress on your NEW layout !  :mex:



Doesn't look like you'll catch many fish at 'Nugget Gulch' though.  :us:

Maybe cactus growing & fermenting, is a local industry ?  ;)



I do like the 'vibe' & I'm a big fan, and modest collector, of vintage 'Timpo' 1:32 Wild West !  :P





:cb:  I guess you might have seen a lot of 'Saturday Morning Westerns' as well !  L:





I'll spare you the photos of the Covered Wagon & Horse Team ...

... & the renegade Indian Camp with CANOES !  :shocked:

Oh ... There's the County Jail as well.  :P



( all works well with my Ford GT40s & Ferrari slot-cars )  :Crazy:



L :cool: :cool: K i n '   C :cool: :cool: L   Franck  !


YEEEEEEEE  HHHHAAAAAAWWWWWWWW  !!!!!!!!  :old dude:



:moose:



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Hi,

It's reminded me of my collection  (that I still have)

of Britain's figures  (far west, sudist, WW2, ...)  which scale is more or less 1/32

I have very good souvenirs of it.


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I have done almost of the side of buildings.

I start to paint them also.


I scratchbuilt the train station.

























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I have nearly finished the building.  

I try to balance between what we expect in model railroading and strip cartoon.

I'm quite happy with the final result,
except for the roof of the church, railways station and barn.

I don't know if I have to change the color or the material
(replace the wood by corrugated roof or by shingle).

If you have any idea,
I will be happy to share me your opinion.

























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Hi Franck  :wave:


It's  L :cool: :cool: King  very  C :cool: :cool: L


I guess to retain the comic-book look & style,  :cb:

Kinda 'block colours', with little or no weathering ?  L:


The town might have been built very quickly,  :time:

as the railroad laid tracks through the area.


I think the quite bright building colours are great to see.  :P

Yes, I think you have to paint the barn, to make a new roof look.


:moose:


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Thank you for the idea.

For the roof of the church, railways station, school  and barn,
I will do it with tar-paper Roof and corrugated roof.

For the the corrugated roof, I had to wait to order an etched product.


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The barn has its roof done with tar-paper.  I had to weather it.

For the roof of the church and railway station, I will do them in corrugated steel. 

 
I added a barrier fence and tombstones for the church.















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Franck

I like the work you are doing to give depth to the false front building's.  :2t:

Keep up the good work.


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Hi

Since the last time I did the painting and the weathering of the rolling stocks and cactus.

I also scratchbuilt the levers.























































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Some of the figures have been blessed with XXL noses!

Jose.



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The figures are the replica of the comics.

They are very slim in general and some have big noses.



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You have been busy.

I like the cartoon characters.... must have been fun to create.

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I don't create the character,

I bought it like that, except that I sprayed a matte varnish.


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I'm doing the hill.

I use the rock molds for Bragdon Enterprise.

I have to add the wooden beams for the 2 entrances.





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I have finished painting the rocks, the ground and the track.




















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I add a layer of sand and cactus.

For the next step I will add grass and people.




















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Hi Franck  :cb:


I just LOVE the 'Western' weathered-wood front-fascia, you've added to the layout !  :thumb:


Where did you get that ^^ wood from ?  ???

Not stolen from the side of my garden shed Eh !  L:


Plus the lovely, what I've always known as, 'Playbill' style lettering typeface for the names.  :thumb:



L :cool: :cool: K I N '    C :cool: :cool: L



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The facia is PVC floorboard.


I nearly finished the layout.

Here some new photos.






























I will start to show it in Europe in 2021.


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The finished version looks great!






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Hi Franck,

That is simply superb work and truly in the spirit of Lucky Luke.


I especially like the character near the Luggage sign at the depot.

There's something about that guy's moustache and the cut of his coat,
that makes him look "dastardly".

And your cactus work - :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:


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The guy with the mustache is inspired by Lee Van Cleef,

a famous actor as cow-boy.





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Great looking layout Franck.

Nicely modelled.

:2t:



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Proves you can have fun in any amount of space. 

Great layout.

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Great layout.

Of course the Dalton brothers have trouble again with Lucky Luke.
Rataplan is watching the scene and Jolly Jumper is on standby.

All the figures are very nicely done,
and give the layout together with the buildings and scenery a real Lucky Luke feeling.

Alwin


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A few more shots


























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