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Sheffie

Always nice to see pics from your layout. 

 

Are those tunnel portals from Woodland Scenics? I’m thinking of buying some of theirs 

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6 hours ago, Sheffie said:

Are those tunnel portals from Woodland Scenics? I’m thinking of buying some of theirs 

 

Tomytec (horseshoe-shaped one), TGW (red brick one) and Greenmax (double concrete one).

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Sheffie

Nice smoke work on the horseshoe tunnel. Did they come pre-coloured, or did you have to paint them yourself?

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railsquid
2 hours ago, Sheffie said:

Did they come pre-coloured, or did you have to paint them yourself?

 

Pre-coloured, like all Tomytec structures :)

 

My approach to building this layout is iterative and modular, so I put things in place as-is, and when the mood or the need strikes me I can improve them without having to dismantle and rebuild half the scenery.

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Sheffie

The modular approach seems to be working very well. It certainly seems to encourage iterative improvements. 

 

I’m going to see if I can’t adopt some of this philosophy. 

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railsquid

Oh, and it is a lot more comfortable being able to work on bits of scenery in the comfort of one's own "workbench", rather than balanced precariously over the layout :)

 

The current "slather glue on styrene sheet and see what sticks" work-in-progress item:

 

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random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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JR 500系
21 hours ago, railsquid said:

Oh, and it is a lot more comfortable being able to work on bits of scenery in the comfort of one's own "workbench", rather than balanced precariously over the layout 🙂

 

 

I totally agree! It's great to build in modules! But I often have the problem of the modules not 'joining' in as exactly as I thought it would...

 

By the way, great work on the layout as always! Love that mini excavator! Cant wait to see what excavators and low loaders Truck Collection 12 will bring!  🙂

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I totally agree! It's great to build in modules! But I often have the problem of the modules not 'joining' in as exactly as I thought it would...

 

That is unfortunately unavoidable, though it's working out better than I imagined.

 

2 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

 

By the way, great work on the layout as always! Love that mini excavator! Cant wait to see what excavators and low loaders Truck Collection 12 will bring!  🙂

 

FWIW the mini excavator is from Kato.

 

Anyway it fills the (rather dark) space, and another bit of plywood is hidden:

 

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random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_04 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

I hope, at some point in the dim and distant future, to paint/weather the plasticky Tomix bridge supports, but they will do for now.

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Evil evil JR making me consider buying a Tobu "Spacia" unit because it would be prototypical for the western section of the Chuo Line in Tokyo...

 

 

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Pauljag900

It’s a nice train tho mate,I ve got the white version👍😀

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