Portable T-Guage box model

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dkightley
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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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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 wrote: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

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

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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.



[ModeratorEdit] YouTube link corrected so video shows [/ModeratorEdit}

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Really beautiful layout. The test run is ... rather short :)
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Was hoping to make a longer video but having problems upgrading to a new version of iMovie. That's why it's a short single clip. I shot plenty of clips but just haven't been able to cut them together.

J.

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Just made some trees for the box model. Looking forward to adding them in. Garden wire and copper strand and PVA seems to work fine. Foliage from Javis Countryside Scenics. Burnt Umber Acrylic for colour. Magnifying glass and tweezers essential.

J.
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Here's a longer version of a test run video which includes a earlier shot of the foam board skeleton and current progression of the model.

J.





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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Cool! I definitively still enjoy watching trains in a circle after 35 years of railway addiction :) and especially on this little gem of a layout.
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I\ve been working on trees and added some to the layout yesterday. What a difference it makes.

J.
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The first Box Model is now in a box, but no pictures quite yet. After a little fine tuning it will be complete and photographed this week I hope.
It will be housed in an Oak toolbox type case with steel corner protectors and lock catches. The model landscape is encased in 3mm Oak ply. The insert has lift-out handles. The model insert and power controller are removable. Inside there is space for two small boxes on the left side for rolling stock and small tools, batteries etc.It will be a fully working train set in a box. Totally portable. I'm hoping to make a few of these over the coming months. I'll be working on some other landscape ideas and hopefully the next one will include a concrete arched viaduct on one of the curves. I may need a bit of help with that one (Doug?). 3D printing is not my thing. Yet.

Jim

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Sneak preview.
Here are some images of my complete T-gauge box model. Housed in an solid Oak toolbox type case. The theme is a ravine with an oval of track entering and exiting a tunnel over two girder bridges. It's a fully working prototype model. There are two small boxes within which can hold accessories and rolling stock. The landscape section is removable to reveal the extreme detail that T-gauge has to offer.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Hi Jim,
where did you get the TUNNEL PORTALs from?
BR,
Siegfried

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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They're not from here! :twisted: ;)

I think they're from TGauge.com: https://www.tgauge.com/section/5/va/buildings
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