zaterdag 1 september 2012

New start!

Hi all!

After a longer period some new things.

At this point I can't get enough information about Tenessee and its station.... therefore the subject is no longer available for a good modelled layout. What I'm looking for now is a subject that can be moddeled in the limits of 7 foot long and 1+ foot deep. I build myself 2 modules, one of them was already build in 2009 and was determined to get a same module with it. But for me it is important that a layout is buid for exhibition purpose and that it can be transported easaly. As I have a sedan there is not much room to get a layout stowed in. So what I did was that I made a shorter second module that fits in the trunk of the car and can be coupled to the first one.

The first one can rest on the back seats. On this picture its the left one. The right one is the new 2012 piece that fits nicely to the older 2009 piece:


The older one had a cornered background. Until that time I only modelled 90 degree cornered backgrounds and so I wanted to try new things. Unfortunatly it came in storage and wasn't used untill now because I needed something that would fit in a car and not only in a hanger or van (the idea of that is that I can travel "light":  one or two persons and a lyout. Perfect for 1 or 2-day trainshows and the smaller ones. Those have fewer money to organise so expenses are much lesser that when I have to travel to big trainshows where I need a van and 4 to 5 people to operate my layout on these intensive shows.)

The second one is this one:


And it fits in the trunk:



Here are both modules after we finished it with oak veneer and stained it:


Sorry, picture will not turn in blogspot....:


And the two with the first coat of blue background paint:


So, here is my base for a American Civil War roadshow in Europe. My plan is to follow a idea of the Englishman Iain Rice who worked out a concept with parts of a layout that can be exchanged with eachother. That means that you can put pieces with different syles of landscaping  in the layout during a exhibition. One example could be different time periodes but also different places.

Later more of it!

Grtz, Ronald.

2 opmerkingen:

Bernie zei

Can you show a picture of the back? I am curious how you attached the upper valance.
Thanks

Ronald zei

Bernie, never seen this reaction, I'm deeply sorry. The valance construction is in fact build like a cantilevered "U". Ibuild all my layouts this way, in one piece everything is easaly stored away between exhibitions.