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  • On30 Shadow Box design layout

    Want to build a shadow box layout....want to build a six foot section First and start with that.....and see were it takes Me. Anyone build one ? Want to use Wood in the build. Looking for info. Thanks
    Were we go one We go All

  • #2
    I don't recall seeing any Craig.

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    • #3
      Craig, Will be nice to seeing you modelling again.

      Over in the Micro / Mini layout Forum, forum member Kumard, did stunning work in HO scale. Did several shadow box layouts, that stacked. Some of the best scenery I've seen.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/33502


      https://railroad-line.com/node/34446
      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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      • #4
        Kumard's Depot layout.

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        Last edited by robert_goslin; 10-22-2021, 05:24 PM.
        Regards Rob

        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

        My current build.

        https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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        • #5
          Thanks Rob for posting that info, but its not my cup of tea Theres 2 guys that did a nice On30 Shadow box layout I liked on MRH.... but you cant pm anybody 0n the form at this time?? I would like to see myself modeling AGAIN TO
          Were we go one We go All

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          • #6
            Rob, I liked the last picture you posted.
            Were we go one We go All

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            • #7
              I think I found what I'm looking for on another Forum?
              Were we go one We go All

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              • #8
                Hello Craig. Are you going to include any links, so we can see what you have in mind.

                Some more ideas
                https://smallurbanrails.wordpress.com/tag/shadow-box-2/

                https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/21914
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                • #9
                  And Geoff Nott always did stunning work, quiet often in shadow boxes. Quiet often just a loop

                  Lily flat
                  http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_g...lily_flat.html

                  Moose Town
                  http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_g...oose_town.html
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • #10
                    I like shadow box layouts or dioramas. I like the way they direct the focus on the modeled area as opposed to having outside influence from pipes, joists, and water heaters, etc.
                    I will be following.
                    Russ

                    It's not Practice makes Perfect, It's Perfect Practice makes Perfect

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                    • #11
                      Rob, I would do some link's but I have NO IDEA how to do it and never did it in all the years owning a Computer???? I would have to pay a computer guy to show me.
                      Were we go one We go All

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Craig_H View Post
                        Rob, I would do some link's but I have NO IDEA how to do it and never did it in all the years owning a Computer???? I would have to pay a computer guy to show me.
                        Copy and paste the address from the page you are trying to link to into your message and the forum software should be able to do the rest itself

                        Plywood should do well for the arch over the front of the layout but lighting has to be fairly carefully thought out. The photo that Rob posted above shows what can happen: because the lighting is behind the arch it is shining straight down at the front of the layout and casts dark shows on the sides facing the viewer of any structures close to the edge of the layout. Lighting a bit closer to the viewer than the edge of the layout sorts out that problem
                        Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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                        • #13
                          Craig. have the forum open and be signed in in one tab of Google. Then open another tab and find the page that you need to to link to. MRH site I think you mentioned.
                          Highlight and copy the link address (URL)
                          then go to this thread in RRL forum.
                          Click on the link icon ( in yellow)

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                          Then click on the URL box, right mouse click, select Paste. Then click OK.
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                          The link will now appear in your post. Click post reply.

                          Hope this helps. You don't need a computer expert. Help is here, or ask a friend or neighbour.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                          • #14
                            I dont know? Ill try to mess with it a little have to make time for it and see what happens ??????
                            Were we go one We go All

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                            • #15
                              nothing to report...... bought 1 4x8 1/2 inch plywood for the shadow box..... havent cut any wood yet maybe next week
                              Were we go one We go All

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