Jump to content
tossedman

Totoro module layout

Recommended Posts

tossedman

You might want to try this place for Showa stuff.

http://www.sakatsu.jp/index_e.html

I bought a bunch of details for the shinkansen module that I'm working on.

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Might have to start with one of those trucks and learn how to do surgery. Still looking for an open doored model.

Adding two small guide rails before the points like on tomix turnouts helps keeping the wheels centered and the flanges away from the blades. Actually a piece of styrene or wood filed into a octagon shape, painted and glued down works too.

I haven't had any issues with these turnouts and the B Train Shorties yet, but they're the Kato Compact track turnouts not Tomix. But, I'm thinking about getting some Tomix turnouts to go with the Tomix Wide Tram track we have, so thanks for the tip.

 

Messed about a bit more this afternoon. Cut out some rice paddies and changed up the hillside fields. Then I got my son to work painting just to see how it looks with some colour. Looks brown! Cutting this foam with a saw and Surform rasp sure is messy though.

 

totoro12.jpg

 

totoro11.jpg

 

Going to have to get some hydrocal or something to fill in some cracks and smooth out some areas. Got the rice paddies on the way as well.

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

Edited by tossedman
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
gerryo

Good Morning Todd.

 

I have just received notice that my little 3 wheel truck has been shipped.  Their back orders sure don't take very long.

 

Should be here in a week.

 

gerryo

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Blew 10 bucks today and got a bug zapper racquet and a small sifter and built a static grass applicator. Hope to try it out in the next couple of days. Just waiting on some bits to come in the mail so I can size things up properly.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

I'm now experimenting with the roads. Masked the edges with torn making tape. Once it dries I'll see how it turned out.

 

Also poured a bit of hydrocal in the stream bed and the front rice paddy area to level out my brutal foam hack job.

 

totoro13.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

Edited by tossedman
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Got a bit more work done this evening. I'd picked up some turf and bushes and whatnot and tried a test section to see how it all works and to find out that I really know nothing about landscaping a layout. It was fun though. The glue is still wet, hence the shiny look. I think I'll add a bit of different coloured turf here and there to break up the manicured lawn look. The bridge is a 62mm piece of Kato single track viaduct.

 

Here are the results. I know the water looks awfully blue but I'm recreating an animated scene, not real life. I'll put some "water" over the blue paint eventually. Also plan to "ballast" the unitrack ballast.

 

totoro14.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

Edited by tossedman
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

Blew 10 bucks today and got a bug zapper racquet and a small sifter and built a static grass applicator. Hope to try it out in the next couple of days. Just waiting on some bits to come in the mail so I can size things up properly.

Lol a few days back I ordered a 12v 1w negative ion generator on ebay! $3 we shall see...

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Got a bit more done today. Messing around with water and rice paddies. Turned out ok. Need to put shrubs all along the stream, make a few more rice paddies, bridges, houses, rail ballast, etc., etc..

 

totoro15.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

Edited by tossedman
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

While I was waiting for the glue along the stream to dry, I added some trees.

 

totoro16.jpg

 

I found a little Tomytec bridge that fits well.

totoro17.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
JR 500系

Oh wow it's looking great Todd! I like the effect of the water and the bridge gives a really nice serene feeling ~

Share this post


Link to post
gerryo

That's quite beautiful, Todd. 

 

When I get along a bit with my layout, can I call on you to finish it for me.  I wish I could do things like that.

 

gerryo

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Thanks guys. Gerry I've not done this before. Have no idea what I'm doing. I just put down some glue and see what sticks to it. I use the shrubs to cover all of my mistakes.

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
gerryo

Good idea!  Can I use that?

 

gerryo

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Yup, and you can say you figured it out all by yourself.

 

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Didn't get much done today. We got sidetracked...

 

totoro18.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Worked on the second of three rice paddies today. Tried a different technique for the dikes between each one. I used extruded clay that I stuck a ton of flocking on. Also, flipped the module around so I can get at the other side to finish the ballast and the side of the track landscaping. That house won't stay, it's just there for the picture.

 

totoro21.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

 

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
JR 500系

It's looking great! Really serene feeling of a nice rice paddy field! I think you need a fence for the railway tracks ~  :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Robert46

Wow... love to see it... nice work on rice paddies. The overall layout feels like so much fresh air and far from a hustle and bustle of a big city.. but don't you think the water is too blue? ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
railsquid

Wow... love to see it... nice work on rice paddies. The overall layout feels like so much fresh air and far from a hustle and bustle of a big city.. but don't you think the water is too blue? ;) 

 

See this post ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Found something hiding in the bushes.

 

totoro22.jpg

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

Todd,

 

Thanks for the chuckle!

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

I couldn't resist. Plus, it's pretty close to the right size.

 

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

It needs to stay as a permanent fixture.

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

It certainly will, that's why I spent a whole $3.00 to have it shipped from China along with a half dozen other Totoro character keychains that are way out of scale and have been claimed by my son.

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

Totoro character keychains that are way out of scale and have been claimed by my son.

Good kid. haha

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

Yeah, his attitude is what's his is his and what's mine is his.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×