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Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:23 pm

Hi there,

I joined Talking T-Guage a while back and have been enjoying reading your posts. There's some amazing work going on out there. It's been educational and inspiring.

Here's my contribution to the forum. I've been working on a small portable display model with a single loop of track with a tunnel and 2 girder bridges (waiting for the second one to arrive) spanning a rocky ravine. The model will be housed in a temporary box for now. Working on storage compartments, power supply and interior lining. I shall update progress when I have time.

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Scatter complete. Waiting to add girder bridge.
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River bed and rock arrangement.
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Rocks placed and scatter added.
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River ravine design.
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Rough sculpting.
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T-Guage accessories.
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Foam chunks.
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Foam board track path with open back for access.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby mattd10 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:00 pm

Wow! What an entrance! That's a fantastic model you have there! Look forward to more updates and photos!
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Kupzinger » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:32 pm

Coooooool! That landscape looks really stunning! Very impressive small layout. I you do not anyway have that plan, I would actually add some real stone ballast to the tracks to make them more connected to the surrounding landscape. In your images - which are btw superb as well - the sctachbuild landscape looks thousand times batter than the components you had to buy :)


Looking forward to seeing more!

Cheers
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby dkightley » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:21 pm

Welcome to the forum.

I hope you don't mind me having moved the thread out of forum admin and into the Layouts section.....it belongs there! :)

And for future reference, resize your images to no wider than 1000px and no greater than 1200px deep and they'll show in the thread rather than being hidden behind a link.

Finally, I look forward to seeing more of this layout.....and hope to see you at the SECC in February next year if you can get!


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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:00 pm

dkightley wrote:Welcome to the forum.

I hope you don't mind me having moved the thread out of forum admin and into the Layouts section.....it belongs there! :)

And for future reference, resize your images to no wider than 1000px and no greater than 1200px deep and they'll show in the thread rather than being hidden behind a link.

Finally, I look forward to seeing more of this layout.....and hope to see you at the SECC in February next year if you can get!


Doug



Thanks Doug,

Still trying to navigate my way around. Thanks for the image info and keeping me right. Will keep that in mind. Will update you with more pics as I progress.

Cheers
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:59 pm

mattd10 wrote:Wow! What an entrance! That's a fantastic model you have there! Look forward to more updates and photos!



Thanks mattd10 for your kind words, will add some more pics soon.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:15 pm

Kupzinger wrote:Coooooool! That landscape looks really stunning! Very impressive small layout. I you do not anyway have that plan, I would actually add some real stone ballast to the tracks to make them more connected to the surrounding landscape. In your images - which are btw superb as well - the sctachbuild landscape looks thousand times batter than the components you had to buy :)


Looking forward to seeing more!

Cheers
Kupzinger


Thanks Kupzinger,

I've added some ballast to the track. Waiting for the bridge to arrive then all of the track assembled and secured for final ballasting. The edges of the model need to be trimmed with a band saw and clad with thin plastic sheet to fit perfectly inside the box. At the moment it's very tight. A few more hours work and it should be ready for display. I'll post some pictures soon.

Regards

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:54 pm

Ok,

Had a bit of a tidy up and took a few more pictures today. I hope they are the correct size this time. Sorry admin.

Cheers

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Crossing the bridge over the ravine.
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Small work space.
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Tools and stuff for this job.
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Temporary box for the wee landscape model.
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Hand for scale.
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Access panel.
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Bridge and tunnel detail.
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Bridge and tunnel.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Nutter » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:26 pm

That is a very tidy bench :shock: curious about the small module with the y point.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Postby Ruskyviewer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:56 pm

Nutter wrote:That is a very tidy bench :shock: curious about the small module with the y point.


Tidy bench indeed. Not my workspace so I have to keep a tidy ship. I take it you mean the small model at the window? That was a tester. Trying out the back painted acetate river technique. We're on a low budget here.

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Small tester model.
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