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defor
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On 4/16/2018 at 3:29 PM, ia909 said:

A few photos taken last week at Tomix World, Omiya.

 

These tiny dioramas are a real inspiration to those of us that are space-constrained. Also, I really like the use of the retaining walls to raise the track.

 

Ian

 

Tomix3.jpg

 

Are these retaining walls part of tomix's diorama parts? I haven't seen them before, but I've seen them recently a few times in videos demoing train lighting, and they look ideal to deal with an elevation change i'm forced to make on my shelftown layout

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bill937ca
4 minutes ago, defor said:

 

Are these retaining walls part of tomix's diorama parts? I

 

Yes. They have been out almost two years. It uses Wall wide rail S140:. The embankment can be one piece high and double track or two pieces high and single track.

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402481

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402479

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10312194

 

 

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defor
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Yes. They have been out almost two years. It uses Wall wide rail S140:. The embankment can be one piece high and double track or two pieces high and single track.

 

Thanks!- Was actually assuming they were just simple plates to use on an already sculpted embankment

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bill937ca

I just realized that photo is a single on top of a double giving a terraced effect.

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katoftw

Wow that is an amazing layout.  Lots of different track levels and the detail is so good, it looks so real no matter what part of the layout you look at from any angle.

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bill937ca

A 600 x 450 mini layout.

 

 

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JR 500系

Initially I thought what the white boards are there for, but after watching the front view camera video, it actually serves as a really good partition board to separate the diorama so it doesn't look like a boring loop even if it really is one! Nice technic and a great idea! 

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bill937ca
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This is an old layout that once was a simple 1800 x 900  V11 oval with a couple of sidings that was finished as of 2009. In 2015 the modeller added a 1200 x 600 table to expand his layout with a V14 set.

 

From his production log an article on the changes with a preliminary track plan.

http://kusatan2001.jugem.jp/?eid=1162

 

He has a blog with a detailed production log.

http://kusatan2001.jugem.jp/

 

Working on the mountain.

http://kusatan2001.jugem.jp/?eid=1800

 

Whereas his layout once fairly simple, he has added a S curve with background mountains and an Enoden inspired minor private railway complete with houses right up against the track.

 

 


 

He has a You Tube Channel.     https://www.youtube.com/user/kusatan930/videos

 

 

His first video ten years ago. He started simple like the rest of us. 

 

 

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bill937ca
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Building a Keikyu layout.   It is a simple mostly hidden single track loop that opens out to a two track island platform station with curved turnouts and a small yard. It is small and simple yet appears to be a much more complicated layout. The details are heavy on modification and repainting.    Video by takusama2100.  There is also a blog with over 500,000 views.   https://takusama2100.blog.fc2.com/

 

 

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katoftw

That is the one Toni copied for his layout I'm pretty sure.  Great layout.

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railsquid
2 hours ago, katoftw said:

That is the one Toni copied for his layout I'm pretty sure.  Great layout.

 

Thought it looked familiar, but always worth seeing again.

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railsquid
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Large Japanese layout by a model railway club in Germany ("Modelleisenbahn- und Eisenbahnfreunde Halle-Stadtmitte").

 

 

 

Facebook page (no account needed): https://de-de.facebook.com/MEH1968/

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beakaboy
10 hours ago, railsquid said:

Large Japanese layout by a model railway club in Germany ("Modelleisenbahn- und Eisenbahnfreunde Halle-Stadtmitte").

 

 

 

Facebook page (no account needed): https://de-de.facebook.com/MEH1968/

Lovely scenery and atmosphere,but those tight curves and S-curves gave me whiplash just looking at it.haha! Automated or semi-automated using German N scale electronics?? Those sudden stops!yikes! Lol!

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Sheffie
15 hours ago, beakaboy said:

Lovely scenery and atmosphere,but those tight curves and S-curves gave me whiplash just looking at it.haha! Automated or semi-automated using German N scale electronics?? Those sudden stops!yikes! Lol!

I think that’s not prototypical, yeah. I didn’t want to say something negative about the video, and obviously there’s an awful lot of work gone into the layout and the details, but it’s a shame that the motion of the trains is so extreme. 

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lighthouse
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On 5/11/2019 at 3:04 PM, railsquid said:

Large Japanese layout by a model railway club in Germany ("Modelleisenbahn- und Eisenbahnfreunde Halle-Stadtmitte").

 

 

 

Facebook page (no account needed): https://de-de.facebook.com/MEH1968/

 

I saw the layout in Halle a few years ago. It is large layout and has enough potential in vehicle selection. But for me the layout is boring... the design of the city and the train station looks typically German, only visually based on Japan. It was a little disappointed. But there is already another system in Germany which is modular

 

 

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Coromant
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Hello!

 

I find this blog, not to long, but what he's doing are incredible i think. It's very inspirational me:

https://shin-yukari.weebly.com/

Br,

Coromant

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cteno4

Brilliant! Simply brilliant! 

 

Man after my own heart, lots of leds tuned way down to get realistic lighting effects! Love the layout drawer! Want to be his guest to play with the layout under the bed!

 

btw you can do the programmable rgb led strips w.o an arduino if you want, they sell little controllers to shoot change the colors and if you buy the individually addressable led strips you can even do fancy pulsing waves or chase stuff with them.

 

really nice layout!

 

jeff

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JR 500系

Wow lovely thanks for the share! I LOVE the Uniqlo store! Great way to make the shop below the viaduct realistic, and he even added mannequins and the anti-thief alarm at the entrance!  

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gavino200
On 6/1/2019 at 3:44 AM, Coromant said:

Hello!

 

I find this blog, not to long, but what he's doing are incredible i think. It's very inspirational me:

https://shin-yukari.weebly.com/

Br,

Coromant

 

That's amazing Coromant. Thanks for posting. Someday I'd love to do something like that as part of a two-level subway station complex.

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Khaul

Wow, the work shown by Coromant is excellent. If anything I think the buildings would benefit bit a little bit of weathering as the plastic texture is too evident. Just white makeup powder does miracles with that.

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ChibiNippon
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On 6/1/2019 at 2:44 AM, Coromant said:

Hello!

 

I find this blog, not to long, but what he's doing are incredible i think. It's very inspirational me:

https://shin-yukari.weebly.com/

Br,

Coromant

I missed the animated LCDs the first couple of times I watched this. I wonder what part he's using for that, because it looks amazing.

 

Edit - found it on the blog. It's a common part, about $10-20 shipped. 0.96 80x160 IPS RGB

 

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cteno4

These are individually addressable RGB led strips controlled by an arduino board. You can also get hard wired controllers for these strips for like $20mfor a controller and 1-3’ of leds. Each led has a chip that allows it to be addressable in the chain so you can do color changes and fades moving along thenstrip or things like light chases and such. I’m sure there is an arduino Shield and lots of programming out there as these lighting effects are quite popular these days for party rooms and such.

 

jeff

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gcmr_new_zealand

I think he is talking about the 2 panels in the shop front and end windows - best seen from 0.26 in the clip.

Bob

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