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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  04:16:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been building the In-ko-pah Railroad in 1/24th scale for over 11 years now, and it's time for a change. I like the level of detail and realism that can be achieved in Large Scale, but it's still too small. I thought about switching to 1/20.3 scale but that's only slightly bigger.



After giving this a lot of thought, I scrapped my existing layout and started a new one. It takes a lot more room, so I haven't gotten very far yet. Just a little bit of scenery, some track, and a tunnel. And I finally finished building my first model, a 2-8-0 locomotive. As you'll see in the photo below, this larger scale makes possible an extreme level of detail and realism, right down to the textures of every surface.



The photo shows me standing by the locomotive to give you an idea of how big it is...









You see, I figured out that the problem was in making models that are smaller than the prototype. By building in Really Large Scale, say about 4x prototype, it's easy to make something that looks at least as good as the real thing. But it does use up a heck of a lot of styrene. Also, I think I'm going to have to expand my layout by annexing a state or two.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  05:38:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shouldn't you have posted this tomorrow, Ray?


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  06:19:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray, you just couldn't wait to spring this on us, could you?

Jim



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tloc
Fireman



Posted - 03/31/2017 :  08:17:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Till I saw the picture I was sort of buying it. Good try Ray. Happy 3/31 to you.

TomO



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TmOn30
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  08:57:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray, that is excellent modelling, weathering and rusting spot on not over done. Quick question is it DDC or radio control ??

Cheers Tom.



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  09:08:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that 1/0.5 scale?

By the way, my calendar says this post is one day early.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  09:21:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ray,

I love it, but I'm wondering if one of those rocks might have fallen on your head.

For my next investment, I'm going to instruct my broker: "plastics."

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Guff
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  09:28:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cool picture but you best stay off the tracks or you'll look like one of the flattened pennies I used to place on the rails!
Dave



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  09:57:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray, we all need a change from time to time.
I love that garden gnome standing on the track!
Where did you find him?

Greg Shinnie



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  10:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is one of the most realistic models I've ever seen.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  11:44:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doh! I seem to have jumped the gun on this one.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  1:53:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ray Dunakin

Doh! I seem to have jumped the gun on this one.



What's that close but no cigar!!



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  2:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Ted

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  3:09:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Works for me.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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FrankieJ
Section Hand

Posted - 03/31/2017 :  4:25:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where did you find those Kadee couplers?


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Philip
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Posted - 03/31/2017 :  7:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took it hook, line,and sinker.
PHILIP



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