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cteno4

Yes that sit! Thanks

 

Jeff

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FastFranz

Ciao,

 

Take a walk on (my) "small side", here are my attempts:

 

In the first one (CM 40x11): a really tiny loco will move from the spur, pick up a car in front of the wharehouse, move it to the load/unload area (at right) and reverse. Though in the image is sort of static display with two cars in sight.

 

The second one is (Markin Z-gauge) a "pizza-layout" inside an old briefcase (battery operated, during transporttion the power pack hides beyong the small mountain and the loco/car in the small drawers).

 

Francesco

 

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tossedman

Here's another tiny layout. Industrial!

 

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Cheers eh,

 

Todd

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Socimi

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cteno4

Now that is cute! Really works well for the size it is.

 

Jeff

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kvp

Extremly tiny Hakone Tozan layout with full automatic switchback operation and even includes working signalling. Wow!

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Socimi

Amazing.

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Kabutoni

Nice one! Looks like a good use of ZJ stuff (rails and geared bogie). The most expensive part is probably the Rokuhan point in that whole setup.

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Socimi

 

The catenary is an issue? Sometimes just one pole is enough...

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tossedman

Here's another. Everything rotates here.

 

 

Cheers eh,

 

Todd

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tossedman

This one goes up, up, up.

 

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tossedman

How about the Glacier Express.

 

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tossedman

Here's one that's right up there with Squid's original post.

 

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cteno4

Wow, dizzy watching that!

 

Jeff

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kvp

One trick to have a locomotive turning on a pin is to use a 3 axle locomotive with equally spaced rigid axles. The inner middle and the outer end wheels give a very good 3 point suspension, with the other 3 hanging in the air. This allows a pin or a nail to be used as the inner rail. The gauge has to be increased though.

 

The construction in the video above suspends the train on the outer wheels and the inner rail is held midway between the inner wheels. This could make the train tip slightly towards the center, but that actually helps keeping it on the tracks.

 

ps: i like the Hakone Tozan themed layout the most as it's actually going from somewhere to somewhere (with 3 recognisable stations and 3 switchbacks)

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velotrain

ps: i like the Hakone Tozan themed layout the most as it's actually going from somewhere to somewhere (with 3 recognisable stations and 3 switchbacks)

 

I see three very tight U-turns, but no switchbacks, and only two stations.

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velotrain

OK - that hadn't been posted in the thread before, so I didn't know what the reference was.

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kvp

The stations/stops from bottom up:

-Hakone-Yumoto

-Deyama

-Ōhiradai

-Kami-Ōhiradai

-Gōra

 

(the switchbacks are just single track, but still manage to look good and the moving train cars seem to be scale length...)

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tossedman

The layout rotates and the train looks like it's going slower.


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cteno4

Wow, not only fantastic modeling but superb shooting, lighting, and editing. Muc is was well done as well. Wow.

 

Jeff

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bill937ca

A small private railway freight layout (600 x 400) mounted over a personal computer. There is a factory with a semi-covered siding, engine depot in the center of the oval and a oil industry tucked into a corner space

 

http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2007/05/post_a3eb.html

 

http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2007/06/post_cef6.html

 

http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/cat6263157/index.html

 

http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2014/12/3-0d95.html

 

http://rintetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/

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Kabutoni

That mounting over thr desk is actually quite a good idea! Maybe I should investigate and get a similar setup at home. Easy to assemble and disassemble (with moving to a proper house in the near future in perspective) and a bit flexible during earthquakes. Thanks for the post! :)

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cteno4

Excellent kitbashing there! Love the little corner greenmax chemical dock and turning the Kato engine house into a transfer warehouse! Glad I grabbed a pile of them years ago when a dealer cleared them out at $5 ea. Figured they had a lot of kitbashing potential just never have gotten to whacking on them!

 

Love the power plug in the little electrical cabinet! Cute and cleaver.

 

Jeff

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