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New Japanese Layout 3 weeks 6 days ago #1

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Last year my wife and I went to Japan and fell in love with the place, especially the railways. So, time for a new layout. I have the trains and track (bought in Japan and Hong Kong recently) and today I picked up the timber. I'm intending to raise my personal bar with this layout and produce something decent. Bonus star Wars kit included.




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New Japanese Layout 3 weeks 6 days ago #2

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Watching watching..,

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This has been occupying me all this week. The frame work is mostly done apart from the lighting (LED bar lights) and backscene. And it fits out of the door (which I was sort of worried about)!







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And ready for the actual modeling.






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That is a great solid base to start with

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Wow, that's very nice cabinet making. This must be an N gauge railway.

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New Japanese Layout 2 weeks 5 days ago #9

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Yeah I'm with Tony, that's some nice cabinetry skills going on there.

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Cheers, my carpentry is slowly improving. (Sort of related, lately I've been thinking about guitar making as another hobby.)

Yeah, this is N scale. I'll post post some pics of the trains soon. They are very nicely detailed.

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Nice work on the base,has given me some ideas for future builds.

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Did some practical stuff, but I've also been playing with the track arrangement and how it will fit into the environment.


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New Japanese Layout 2 weeks 18 hours ago #13

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I've been working on some Japanese passager cars at Mainline Steam in Christchurch you wouldn't believe how disgusting under the tables are with gum.

Thanks Henry

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New Japanese Layout 1 week 6 days ago #14

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Thanks Henry, very helpful. :P

Backscene time. I'm painting this in oils but will do a few more practice paintings before I commit. The hill shapes need changing and I need to work on the colours (ignore the dirty cloud in particular). I'm not much of a painter but think I can make this work. It is really just to give the scene a bit of depth. It shouldn't be too detailed/busy because this draws attention from the modelling.


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Sky and mountains blocked in. This will have to dry for the next few days before I return to it and tidy it up. I'm easonably happy with it.

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Back drop painting looks fantastic, almost Peter McIntyre-ish in style.
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Fantastic painting:)
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Terry wrote: Back drop painting looks fantastic, almost Peter McIntyre-ish in style.


Probably a bit of Grahame Sydney too. This was a lot of fun.

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Blimey you’re a landscape painter as well.

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Top stuff. almost makes one want to compose a Haiku about trains and mountains

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