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BigLars
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  11:17:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer


Hey Larry it's 1918, will the troops be coming home soon?


Surprising fact there was a lot of work to do for the RR after the war wich is a whole other topic. They used the equipment to retun unused supplies, scrap metal and other items. Many of the workers did not get to return home until mid 1919.


Mike, Neil and Arthur - thanks for the input.

Gerry, thanks for stopping in.

Neil - Wow I would love to get a chance to see and operate that layout.



Edited by - BigLars on 07/13/2020 11:21:00 AM

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Neil F
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  4:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry and Adrian,
It was at a show in the UK, (Wigan I think about 1997-8) I wanted the layout for our club show but the owner had just got a job with the Wilderness Railway in Tasmania, the layout was boxed up and as Mr Seddons said in the video it was later sent out to his new home. It was one of my favourite layouts although a bit lopsided, you had to wait a long time for a train on one direction, but you could watch the trains run through the scenic narrow track.
The black out worked very well, (it was a pain to keep clean) one of the things I nicked the idea for, was the roof over the layout, with built in lighting. Have a look at our layout Purgatory Peak there's several good videos on youtube. The roof is only wall paper, stretched over the top, but it stops external lighting giving shadows in the wrong places. It also has the benefit of stopping the public seeing the hall walls and roof, it becomes an extension the the backscene. It can also help stop dust in a dirty hall.


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Neil F
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  4:43:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry,

This may help if you want a speeder on the layout Bachmann OO whickham.





My finished model




Neil F in Stockport

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  4:57:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neil,

I did not think about keeping the black clean.

Maybe one day I can build a speeder, there were a few during the war.
One example.




I ordered a black table cloth to test and it came in today. It needs to be ironed a bunch. The backdrop will be solid to avoid the cloth wrinkles.



My next step is to try to paint a backdrop as suggested. That should give some of you a laugh.

I will also consider trying this idea.



Some artwork from the France in August 1918. Mayby I could hire a professional for something like it.




Edited by - BigLars on 07/13/2020 5:21:42 PM

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Neil F
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  5:42:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry,

You could use the middle one remove the solders and have led's red/ yellow and white behind the black then flashing as though shells are exploding in the distance.
The speeder is one of the types I have seen in books, I was thinking more of the side seating type.


Neil F in Stockport

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  6:12:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Neil F

Hi Larry,

You could use the middle one remove the solders and have led's red/ yellow and white behind the black then flashing as though shells are exploding in the distance.
The speeder is one of the types I have seen in books, I was thinking more of the side seating type.






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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  10:11:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More great progress Larry. That silhouette one you've shown, looks really good.
Or you could do one in B&W or even sepia. With everything being destroyed, wouldn't need much detail.
Lots of photos on the net you could stitch together.




Also have a look at the diorama's at the British or Australian War Memorials.
Their dioramas are stunning with various sized figures for forced perspective.


Regards Rob

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friscomike
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  08:49:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Your build is so fascinating and the modeling is superb. Thanks for continuing the thread.

Have fun,
mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  10:00:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everything is so well done.

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  10:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lots of pale grays for mist and smoke with a faint suggestion of distant dead trees barely visible
through "The Fog of War" could be very effective and not too hard to experiment painting.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 07/14/2020 10:07:07 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  10:11:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote



Larry you could also use a combination of the black cloth and the Battlefield silhouettes along the top. I like the theme it reminds me of "Band of Brothers".





Frank

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Guff
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  10:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Larry,
Superb modeling...your work is some of the best I have seen.
Thanks for sharing it with us.


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/15/2020 :  5:45:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the fantastic feedback, pictures and comments. I am completely recharged.

I have replied to Rob Chant a fellow Canadian for some help he offered. Hopefully we can incorporate a a bunch of the feedback into the master plan for a backdrop. Stay tuned.

Interesting note on the current postal state.

Today I received a package I ordered from the UK on 6/2. Also a package ordered on 7/5. They are very close to the same size. Go figure.

Anyway I have not opened them as they are in Covid Quarantine.

I am looking forward to Christmas in July when I open the packages.






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BigLars
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Posted - 07/17/2020 :  6:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm getting really excited. Rob and I have been emailing back and forth and he has a major contribution to make to the layout.
I will let him post when he feels we are there.
Thanks Rob!



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BigLars
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Posted - 07/17/2020 :  7:15:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - BigLars on 07/17/2020 7:41:10 PM

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