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    Originally posted by kirk


    I actually placed a bid on a gang of old brass HOn3 locos a while ago, but the seller wasn't keen on shipping to Europe...


    I confess, I don't understand why some Americans won't ship outside the US. The buyer wants it, wants to pay for the shipping but still the seller is unwilling. :erm:

    I have shipped internationally for years and, in Canada, it's just a small sticker to complete indicating what is contained in the parcel that makes the difference between shipping nationally and internationally. Anyway, seller's prerogative, I guess.

    I would look forward to anything you produce - regardless of scale!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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    • Well, I've been very quiet on this particular board but I follow Troels on Facebook. Not only is the work amazing but your layout area is nearly identical to mine so I always envision what I can put there. My problem is I get frustrated too soon and I tear down and rebuild, never getting past track laying but I'll get there! I've been sidelined now with my son's N scale interest but when I need inspiration I find Troels and Robertson my go to websites. So thank you Troels. I hope you keep posting.

      Scott

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      • Good evening Mr Kirk,

        Since I stumbled on your masterpiece, I have been rationing myself to five pages a day at work as a break, whenever I get a chance. And here I am at the end of my journey after a year of quiet enjoyment. I wish I could convey what great pleasure your work evokes. My 2019 project is to start again at volume 1 and take notes. And also to find that painting DVD you published several years ago. Your fine detailing doesn't translate to my N gauge New England, but the central message that the gestalt of the scene is the most important driver has been well absorbed.

        Thank you for your time, your photography and your artistry. It is much appreciated.

        Regards

        Gary

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        • Thank you for the kind words and interest, Gary! Unfortunately I haven't had time and energy to do much the last few years, including a new edition of the DVD, but haven't given up continuing either!

          Many modelers I have encountered use an enormous amount of time considering, researching, planning and replanning. I believe in getting things done if there is an opportunity, correcting faults as they appear and learning by doing. And I don't give a f... about all these "rules" many seem to be under. This hobby is for the pleasure of creating stuff, not a job!

          When I moved to Sweden I realized that the demand for my paintings (I am a professional artist) would be low for the first years, before I got established. So I rushed into building the Coast Line RR in that interval. As hoped, the demand has increased a lot, so now I couldn't have built the layout if I wanted to...

          I made an N-scale layout many years ago... love that scale, but scratchbuilding is difficult... but the Copenhagen Fields layout proves it can be done very nicely!!

          Have fun and go modeling!!

          Troels

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          Originally posted by Gary from kent
          Good evening Mr Kirk,

          Since I stumbled on your masterpiece, I have been rationing myself to five pages a day at work as a break, whenever I get a chance. And here I am at the end of my journey after a year of quiet enjoyment. I wish I could convey what great pleasure your work evokes. My 2019 project is to start again at volume 1 and take notes. And also to find that painting DVD you published several years ago. Your fine detailing doesn't translate to my N gauge New England, but the central message that the gestalt of the scene is the most important driver has been well absorbed.

          Thank you for your time, your photography and your artistry. It is much appreciated.

          Regards

          Gary


          Troels Kirk

          Näsum, Sweden

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          • I agree Troels. I do very little planning or research. Mistakes are just opportunities to redo something a different way. After all we are making fantasy worlds so anything is possible.

            I've lost so called friends because I was apparently doing something wrong. Or more correctly 'their way'.

            Just remember to have fun. And if research is a part of that fun then have fun doing the research.

            bruce

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            • Bruce, you say what I forgot... how you practise this hobby is entirely up to your own preferences. I would never, ever judge anyone doing thing another way than mine! Sadly I have also encountered people who think their way is the only way, both in the model railroad sphere and in the art world. I have thick skin and would never try to change, but some modelers never dare to go their own way, fearing the ridicule of those in the know...
              Troels Kirk

              Näsum, Sweden

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by kirk


                Bruce, you say what I forgot... how you practise this hobby is entirely up to your own preferences. I would never, ever judge anyone doing thing another way than mine! Sadly I have also encountered people who think their way is the only way, both in the model railroad sphere and in the art world. I have thick skin and would never try to change, but some modelers never dare to go their own way, fearing the ridicule of those in the know...


                Well said!!
                Jerry



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

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                • Troels I've come across folks who 'know better' in many fields. I gave up trying to understand them long ago. My photography is 'different'. I know that. But it never ceases to amaze me the number of folks who tell me it's not 'real' photography. I never pretend it is. But ...... but I've sold or licensed around 5 million prints. So I guess someone must think I'm doing it the 'right' way. https://500px.com/brucetreloar

                  Modelings the same. Do your own thing and if other appreciate it then great. Forget those who think otherwise.

                  bruce

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                  • At last a little life again, after seven months of total idleness.

                    The shed is alive... with the sound of cleaning....

                    A couple of days ago, we cleared out a car load of junk, foam, masonite and dried up paint and glue bottles from under the layout, and removed the various pieces of black fabric hanging below part of the layout to conceal the junk...;

                    Today I have swept the floor of the train shed, and begun to install a 27 meters long new, black molton skirt beneath the layout! Already looking much nicer#128526; Tomorrow we have a dutch visitor of the narrow gauge kind. He will be the first to see the new, elegant look... I'll post a photo or two when all is done.
                    Troels Kirk

                    Näsum, Sweden

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                    • Great to hear from you, Troels! Looking forward to new photos.

                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • Sounds like a winner!!!
                        Jerry



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

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                        • Can't wait for progress pictures.

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                          • As promised... some shots of the new layout skirt I will actually install a little work table out there as well... now who is the optimist










                            Troels Kirk

                            Näsum, Sweden

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                            • The skirt looks very sharp; it shows off your layout beautifully.

                              Mike
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                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              • Gives your layout an elegant, yet also non distracting edge.

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