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cteno4

Lots of great little scenes and details!

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

Amazing work! I like the road signals and crossings! 

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kvp

On some cab view videos, the tracks seem to end in the air, so the layout seems to consist of the station only. At least at the moment the videos were made.

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JR 500系

This guy's layout is amazing too!

 

 

Loving all the lights on his layout and trains... And especially that curved station and platform! That is beautifully done! Unique Customised job?

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JR 500系

Not exactly inspirational, but interesting to watch:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R1uNDAyJlk

 

It's something like an introduction to N gauge ~ Pretty interesting stuff including how to install interior lights by TAM TAM staff ~~  :)

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railsquid

Not sure if exactly inspirational either, but here's ca. 15 tatami's worth of layout:

 

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katoftw

Wow just wow!

 

I dont think I could keep up with all the goings ons happening.  It is like a 5 man operation.

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inobu

lol, he even has stars in the sky.

 

Inobu

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cteno4

Wow! How does he get into the middle to work on it?! Exceptional.

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

That's just amazing... I wonder how long he took to built that massive layout! Those rubble walls, LED lights in many buildings, those amazing traffic signals, and best of all, that beautiful Tokyo Sky tree that is definitely larger than my Tomyytec one....

 

What happens when a train derail?

 

I see as many as 6-7 controllers, so I guess there might be 6-7 or more tracks to run multiple trains on... Amazing... Also, I noticed that shinkansen were max 10 cars? Except for the E5, the E7 and N700 doesn't seem to be in their full length ~ But those multiple running trains on a single layout is enough to wow anyone over...

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Densha

Here's a very nice small industrial freight layout: http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/

 

You can find more posts on the blog by clicking on the categories (カテゴリー) on the left.

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Densha

Modular layout based on the Izu Kyūkō Line:

 

 

And some other good looking ones:

 

 

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cteno4

Wow nicely done!

 

Jeff

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bill937ca

An older B-Train layout.

 

 

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cteno4

Nice! Nice catenary there as well. Btrains look so nice when on curving and snaking tracks compared to long straight-aways.

 

Jeff

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Kabutoni

Btrains look so nice when on curving and snaking tracks compared to long straight-aways.

 

That's something I never realised! That's some good thinking there on visuals. Long train cars do well on (relative) straights, but short ones do better on more heavy curved lines. It really gives food for thought.

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tossedman

That's something I never realised! That's some good thinking there on visuals. Long train cars do well on (relative) straights, but short ones do better on more heavy curved lines. It really gives food for thought.

I agree! B-trains definitely look best on curved lines.

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JR 500系

Darn... makes me wanna start on B-trains! Mass amounts of rolling stock including many painted and rare ones, and cost much lesser than full N scale models...

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cteno4

The short btrains with curves, especially at 30-45 degrees from your sight lines also makes them look much more like normal length. Compressing the track plan and scenery also works well with the shortened cars the mind's eye just says it looks right.

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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kvp

They are not that small. With rapido couplers installed, they about half the length of normal trains. (compared to the standard 20 meter cars) This means you'll need about 1/4 th of the area for a small layout, including half the radius in curves (R280 -> R140). A 4x2 feet normal layout could be made in 2x1 (120x60 cm -> 60x30). This also means they are really good at saving space in 1 to 4 car trains. Anything longer and you might consider going scale length with less cars or with a prototype that have shorter cars (a 12 m full size car and a 20 m shorty is almost the same length).

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Densha

Wait for it.

 

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IST

Wait for it.

 

Wow!

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cteno4

Very nice! Love the use of the lighthouse and car as throttle control! Nicely done.

 

Jeff

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