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railsquid, March 7, 2015 in Scenery Techniques & Inspirational Layouts
Yes that sit! Thanks
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).
Here's another tiny layout. Industrial!
Now that is cute! Really works well for the size it is.
Extremly tiny Hakone Tozan layout with full automatic switchback operation and even includes working signalling. Wow!
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.
The catenary is an issue? Sometimes just one pole is enough...
Here's another. Everything rotates here.
This one goes up, up, up.
How about the Glacier Express.
Here's one that's right up there with Squid's original post.
Wow, dizzy watching that!
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)
I see three very tight U-turns, but no switchbacks, and only two stations.
OK - that hadn't been posted in the thread before, so I didn't know what the reference was.
The stations/stops from bottom up:
(the switchbacks are just single track, but still manage to look good and the moving train cars seem to be scale length...)
The layout rotates and the train looks like it's going slower.
Wow, not only fantastic modeling but superb shooting, lighting, and editing. Muc is was well done as well. Wow.
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
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! :)
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.
Another web site with several small layouts. Included are layout photos, equipment photos and a photo progress log.
N Chihaya layout
N Tomihayashi tram layout
N Kumeta Railway (DMU layout)
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