Thursday, October 13, 2011

Working towards a new project

Hi all,

In English only....

The diorama has had its debut and had good respons:

I went with three layouts; mine (Cornfield Yard) in the front, second the Civil War diorama and last the small layout of my wife, "Halte Padjarakan" with a Indonesian theme:

At the show I found also some cheap loco's... 6 of them! 1 Rivarossi, 2 Bachmann's, 2 Airfix and a Rivarossi Bowker:

And at home they al wheretested and all ran very good. 

I now want to do the layout itself. There lies a invitation for a exhibition in 2013 in the railway museum in Utrecht Netherlands ( where this layout will be a focal point of the show.
Long have I thought of what to do.... Alexandria, Aquia Landing, City Point. I didn't know it, all the subjects are interesting enough to build. In further searching I found some very interesting photos of Nashville Tennesee:

I reworked a map of it:

Oke, how to proceed? At first I made some hardcopy photos of the subject I also downloaded some templaates of normal switches at "Fast Tracks" (, printed them and cut them out :

Then I made my plan with the templates and some stripes of white paper. For the idea; this will be the second (right) one of 2 modules. The left one will be the station as on the photos, the right one will show the Chatanooga depot with some spurs and a road that crosses the srailway:

From a previous project made long ago I still had the modules of 135 by 60 centimeters. Because it had softwood framing I demolished that and saved the masonite decking:

Tonight after dinner I started with construction. Left over woodwork from also another project (yes, I started some stuff!!) was used as stratingpoint. My current exhibition layout is build as modules that have its lighting already in it. I buid it as a sort of "U-form". This time I will do a "L-form" without the lighting because that way I can transport these two modules somewhat easier and with my current car.
I start with this:

The back is a strip of 60 centimeters long. The bottom is 50 by 10 centimeters:

That is screwed and glued together with a extra 10 by 10 centimeter piece:

And all 3 ready; one on each end and one in the middle:

Tomorrow more construction work!

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