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katoftw

Hobby Search had a blog on them also in the n scale section.

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bill937ca
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Hey all,

 

A few weeks back I found a link/post with a bunch of photos of people who had built various scenes using this oval track. 

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10303365

 

Its not much to work with but I just don't have any space in my place for anything bigger at the moment.

 

It looked like a "competition" of sorts. It was really neat seeing the variety of plants, buildings, etc that people put together. I'd love to use it as a source of inspiration for my own design.

 

Not sure where I saw it but can't seem to find it anymore. Anyone know where I might be able to find it?

 

Are you looking for this layout?

 

https://bandai-hobby.net/train/bss/images/deha3450/tkk3450_ss05j.jpg

 

Its a Bandai demo layout.

 

https://bandai-hobby.net/train/bss/deha3450.html

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Densha

This one shows that you don't need a complicated layout to get something satisfying:

 

 

 

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velotrain

While following a link from the forum I was tempted by this video.

 

 

At 5:15 there are several shots of a really well done backwater river port scene, with excellent details and weathering.  Up to this point almost all of the scenes are only displayed for a frustratingly short period, but thankfully these are available for a longer time.

 

Most of it is still images - in fact, I was almost shocked to see moving trains some 10 minutes in.  The last five minutes or so appears to have been shot at a different location, and is somewhat repetitive, although there is some very fine custom bridge work.

 

This is also the first time that I've seen flex track used in Japanese exhibition layouts, and on a fair number of them too. 

It's good to see such wide, flowing curves without overly thick ballast.

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Densha

This one hasn't been posted before, has it?
 

 

 

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cteno4

Cute

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Kabutoni
1 hour ago, tossedman said:

Here's a lovely T-Trak module with a paper craft turntable. I love the simplicity of it all. He didn't cram too much stuff into it.

 

http://kunnpuu238.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-180.html

 

Get all the generic buildings, dullcoat the lot and create an amazing atmosphere... I really should get an airbrush at some point... :P

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tossedman

I have all those buildings. And an airbrush. I ought to learn how to use it.

 

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Khaul

Wonderful t-track module. Indeed, very inspirational.

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stevenh

An oldie but a goodie! Don's Dream World was featured in magazines years ago. It's a beautiful steam-era layout!

 

https://www.ddwmodelrailroad.com/don-s-dream-world

 

Actually, it seems the author went into hiatus a while back and only just returned with a very sad website.

I've got a cache of images from the old layout and I'll upload them when I can!

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Densha

Already many videos of this guy have been posted in this topic. Here's a relatively new one that I believe hasn't been posted yet.

 

 

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Kiha66

Wow!  That catenary looks great.

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JR 500系

Wow! I really like the overall feel on this one! Really realistic!

 

Wonder whats up with that E233-0 motor though... making a weird sound...

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kvp

So is this a working diorama and the shots show the whole setup (minus the fiddle tracks)? I could count 4 unique catenary masts worth of highly detailed senenery. The description say 300 x 600 mm.

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Densha

 

 

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Densha

Footage from the 13th Narrow Gauge Festival:

 

 

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velotrain

I'm guessing that isn't even N-gauge track . . .

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kvp
10 hours ago, velotrain said:

I'm guessing that isn't even N-gauge track . . .

The Tomix Nekoya line trains run on N gauge track and are H0j scale, so they are H0jn (1:80 on 9 mm). One other stand has 9mm unitrack set up for their stock, that is also in H0jn. (=720 mm gauge almost 2 feet 6 inch, which was the most common narrow gauge standard in Japan)

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cteno4

Wonder if any z scale folks tried narrow gauge with t gauge?

 

jeff

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JR 500系

Not exactly an inspirational layout, but a huge lot of customized models that are really well made!

 

 

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