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I’m in the process of building a Z scale module (eventually at least two!). I haven’t lost interest in my narrow gauge layout, just fancied doing something different, inspired by the small mountain layout I did recently. I’m posting my progress on the z forum on trainboard, but I thought you guys might like a look. The module format (“Z-Bend Track”) is quite simple and versatile, requiring only that tracks meet the board edge at specified distances apart. So far got the framework built and the homemade foam risers installed. This will be a purely scenic module, with more complex trackwork on subsequent ones, but keeping it simple for my first go.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.!

 

 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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The home made foam risers are impressive, a simply solution to a complex problem.

Most impressed.

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I've always been impressed with Z scale and N scale projects. Your risers definately look well put together.

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Well done Phil!

I like that riser idea too. :apl:

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Off to a good start, the base looks sturdy enough to y\transport the layout anywhere.

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Hi gang, I've not been doing much but work recently, but a photo comp on zcentralstation got me to get a small section of my module fit to photograph. The subject was "Bridge and Caboose", here's my entry.



Hopefully got this weekend to myself, so will catch up with everything then

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Phil-

I especially like the rock work and talus !



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I won!!!:glad::Woohoo:

Not sure how, there was some good competition. I am now awaiting my prize, a tiny z scale greenhouse.

Not sure I've ever won anything before, apart from the odd game of pool.

 

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CONGRATS!


Now if was only a lottery ticket--------


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Not touched this for a while, but I've been collecting the State car series from MTL, so I thought I'd get them out and take some snaps...









Sorry about the colours, I need to sort out some better lighting for photographs (not to mention a better camera!)

Cheers

Phil

 

 

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Lookin good Phil  :glad::glad:

Even with the best of cameras it's rough to get both ends of a long train like that in focus.

There are photo editing programs that will blend a number of pictures, focused at different distances, into one shot, but I would imagine that it takes someone with a bunch of 'puter and photo experience to get results that are wanted.


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I like your module allot! The scenery is excellent.

I've caught the Z bug as well and am planning a small layout or module. I like this small stuff!

-Cody

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Cheers Herb!:thumb:

Hi Cody, I guessed it was you over on Trainboard! Yes, this small stuff is quite addictive.
By coincidence, I recently got interested in the Kiso Forest Railway HOn30 stuff from Japan. You still got yours?

Thanks

Phil

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Yeah, I've still got all my Kiso stuff except it's all packed up. Are you planning to build any Kiso stuff? Their tiny Sakai and Kato diesels are some of my all time favorites!

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acousticco wrote: Yeah, I've still got all my Kiso stuff except it's all packed up. Are you planning to build any Kiso stuff? Their tiny Sakai and Kato diesels are some of my all time favorites!
Plans - yes. Time, space, energy, funds - not at the moment! Working my way towards a major house move, so my model making time and budget are limited for the moment! I found the Kiso Module Club website, and toyed with the idea of making a module, just for kicks, they're only 1 ft by 2 ft, or maybe just a pizza layout. I agree about the little diesels, the kits look great, I wonder how straightforward they might be to build from scratch? I might start another thread on the options for potential donor chassis.
(What's the plural of chassis:brill:)

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Here's a little scratchbuilt Kiso 10 ton diesel (I think they might have been the biggest on the line). Built by Haruhiko Suga:
http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/sugaharu/1SlimG/1Tatsuta/3Rolstk/SAKAIE.htm

BTW (back on topic) What's the size of this module? What are you planning for the next one?

-Cody

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Nice engine!

Back on track, it is 4'6" by 2'2".

Undecided what's next, I thought about a yard module for staging trains, or maybe just a simple end loop that could be made quickly, so I can actually run a few trains rather than just take photographs!

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Phil

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Phil-

We allow photos of yard modules also :P

While I am a staunch supporter of point to point operation, sitting back and watching 'em go by is very therapeutic at times.

Either way, don't let the camera gather dust.


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I had a look at the Z-bend module standards and they look pretty good (and easily manageable).

You could have a end loop module with a small yard on the outside of the loop. Best of both worlds!

-Cody

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Z has certainly become better since its early days.I'm curious as to why the oddball shape for the module.

Can't afford more than one scale, and at 54, I'd go up and not down in size. If i ever make a switch, On30 it is. Great modeling though. And the risers look just like Woodland Scenics' commercial offerings (which I suppose was the idea).

Keep up the good work. If anyone is offering Eastern models in this vein, please post photos, I'd love to see 'em.

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great work i like seeing what people are doing in any scale i get more ideas than i can do:glad:


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