Portable T-Guage box model

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Ruskyviewer
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Portable T-Guage box model

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

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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

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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

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dkightley
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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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
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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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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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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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

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

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That is a very tidy bench :shock: curious about the small module with the y point.
Mike
DON'T knock it at least I am trying to do something, with only one good hand.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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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.
Small tester model.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Tidy bench.....tidy room! I couldn't work there!!! :o :o :o

And some good work gone into that layout....I'm impressed!
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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This is just a super project.....and the photos are great......I'm really learning a lot from studying them....
:lol: I wouldn't be able to find a thing in that work space.. :lol:

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Really superb. The layout expresses some where deep nature tone :) Are you planning for trees? Would go for just a few.
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Kupzinger

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Kupzinger wrote:Really superb. The layout expresses some where deep nature tone :) Are you planning for trees? Would go for just a few.
Cheers
Kupzinger

Yes, thanks Kupzinger.

I think a few well placed trees or shrubs would help finish the landscape. I kind of like the rugged windswept look. Fearful of them falling off though as it is a portable model which might take a few mild shocks here and there.

Bridge has arrived so will add that tomorrow and complete the ballasting too.

Very happy with the reactions I'm getting. Thanks everyone for such positive feedback.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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This arrived yesterday. Yay! Happy.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Hi There,

It's been a few weeks but have made a little progress. The temporary box has been lined with velvet panels and the model now has another girder bridge. Need to adjust final sizes of the model a few mm each side to make it fit. A BANDSAW trim :o on the edges should neaten things up. Hoping to face the sides with 1mm matt black plastic sheet. Here's a few more pictures.

J.

Landscape model with 2 girder bridges.
Landscape model with 2 girder bridges.
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Velvet lining panels.
Velvet lining panels.
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Bridge and ravine detail.
Bridge and ravine detail.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Looking at these photos of your layout takes me back to when I was putting Robins Run together. There are several similarities between your layout and parts of Robins Run.

AS for trees, see my thread on DIY trees for inspiration.... http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Some exquisite scenic modelling. Just shows what can be got into small spaces.
Lovely.

Cheers,
Ivor

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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dkightley wrote:Looking at these photos of your layout takes me back to when I was putting Robins Run together. There are several similarities between your layout and parts of Robins Run.

AS for trees, see my thread on DIY trees for inspiration.... http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32
Thanks Doug, Inspired by this. I'll certainly have a go at making some trees. Now researching for designs for second model to fit in a small leather suitcase (625 x 375 x 180mm ) slightly larger than this one. I'm up for suggestions. Thanks everyone for you positive comments and support so far, it's been very helpful.

Cheers. J.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Here's a short test run clip of the Box Model layout.



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