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Eurostar25

That's a very clever way of showing it, I like it!

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Kiha66

A layout that has been displayed at JAM and published in the past.  It is 1960 x 910 using Tomix track with a mountain setting.

 

Track plan:   http://imperial-railways.c.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_8ac/imperial-railways/IMG_0376.jpg

 

Overall photo:  http://imperial-railways.c.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_8ac/imperial-railways/Land.jpg

 

The author has a blog called Imperial Railways Blog but I have not found any videos.

Thanks so much for sharing!  I've been a fan of this layout for a while, but I've never been able to find a plan for it!

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bill937ca

Thanks so much for sharing!  I've been a fan of this layout for a while, but I've never been able to find a plan for it!

 

Yes, it is hard to find layout track plans!

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velotrain

One thing I particularly like is that the mountain and tunnel are much more realistic than most I've seen.

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cteno4

Some excellent layout production there at DDF. Thanks bill,

 

Jeff

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katoftw

I always get a little excited when I see their website.  And I little bit down when I realize I cannot built as good. haha

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cteno4

Practice, practice, practice.

 

Jeff

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Kiha66

DDF (Diorama Display Factory) is a Japanese commercial layout builder.  I came across a layout that caught my eye. Lots of tunnels, a large station and a train maintenance depot on what appears to be a lower level.

 

 

Looks like they also built a clone of the kato showroom layout, anyone know where I could find these cantanary poles?  The look pretty good for a rual 60's feel.

http://www.diorama.co.jp/photo/rail_p/rail_p_20161103_05_L.jpg

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serotta1972

That's your layout in the future Sam!  Aren't those Kato Single Catenary Poles just painted brown and slightly modified - just a guess.  

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Kiha66

That's your layout in the future Sam!  Aren't those Kato Single Catenary Poles just painted brown and slightly modified - just a guess.  

Hopefully!  Huh, I think you're right Junior!  Luckily I happen to have a few on hand, so maybe I'll try painting a few this weekend to see how they look.

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kvp

They look more like the cheap greenmax variant with no auxiliary arm and a simple round pole profile.

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railsquid

DDF (Diorama Display Factory) is a Japanese commercial layout builder.  I came across a layout that caught my eye. Lots of tunnels, a large station and a train maintenance depot on what appears to be a lower level.

 

http://www.diorama.co.jp/photo/rail_p/20130414_S_sama_001_L.jpg

 

http://www.diorama.co.jp/owr_rail_p.html

 

I think I posted those links a while back. The layout in question I'm pretty sure is this one which has a lot of nice YT vids:

 

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Kabutoni

IIRC DDF uses a lot of their own products, so the catenary​ poles are probably painted DDF examples.

 

The Kato Hobby Centre layout is made by Beyond Works IIRC.

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kvp

IIRC DDF uses a lot of their own products, so the catenary​ poles are probably painted DDF examples.

 

The Kato Hobby Centre layout is made by Beyond Works IIRC.

Still, i think they look more like these:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10075756

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Kiha66

That's it!  Thanks Toni!  Now just to figure out how to get them shipped to the US....

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enodenlover

Thanks for posting those two layouts, Densha. Both really nice and they've given me some ideas for the interurban layout that I'm working on.

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IST

Two compact interurban layouts

Wow, thanks, I like this crowded design with nice details.

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Densha

Some arrivals and departures at Yokohama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line on a holiday day evening.

 

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bill937ca

Another professional diorama builder, this one Popo Pro which is part of the Poponettta Group. They have done layouts for the Greenmax store in Nagoya (which is in the same building as a Popondetta store) and JR East.

 

http://www.popondetta.com/diorama_order_made.html

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railsquid

Another professional diorama builder, this one Popo Pro which is part of the Poponettta Group. They have done layouts for the Greenmax store in Nagoya (which is in the same building as a Popondetta store) and JR East.

 

http://www.popondetta.com/diorama_order_made.html

 

You can watch them at work from the street, just down from the Poppondetta building: https://goo.gl/maps/sDmVytBftJt

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Das Steinkopf

You can watch them at work from the street, just down from the Poppondetta building: https://goo.gl/maps/sDmVytBftJt

I thought it was part of the Poppondetta store but I didn't know what it was exactly for as I have walked past it a number of times.

 

Another professional diorama builder, this one Popo Pro which is part of the Poponettta Group. They have done layouts for the Greenmax store in Nagoya (which is in the same building as a Popondetta store) and JR East.

 

http://www.popondetta.com/diorama_order_made.html

I wish I knew Greenmax had a store in Nagoya as I would have visited it when I was there, I went to Hobbyland Pochi which was nothing special and Joshin which had an incredible range for fairly decent prices.

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