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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.
    Philip

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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/979864

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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/979864

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        • #5
          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/979864

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          • #6
            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/979864

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by Craig_H
                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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                • #9
                  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/979864

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                  • #10
                    You bought the plywood, so I would say you officially started. Looking forward to following along.
                    Ron Newby

                    General Manager

                    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                    http://cvry.ca

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                    • #11
                      As a reminder, many of the links posted to the old forum address no longer work directly. They simply lead back to the main forum page.
                      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                      • #12
                        That's good news Craig. When are we going to start getting some progress pictures ?
                        Regards Rob

                        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                        My current build.

                        https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                        • #13
                          Nice work Craig. The framing looked very neat. How deep and how high is the opening?
                          You sort of got the picture posting thing worked out.

                          But, because you used the camera icon to post your photo, it only loads it as a thumbnail. so we have to click on the thumbnail to see full size.

                          To load full size direct to the forum, Instead, use the Image icon about 3/4 along the editing bar for photos (see below in yellow)
                          Click upload tab, choose file (then select your photo, then click send to server, and then post reply. Apparently the max photo size is now 2mg.

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                          Last edited by robert_goslin; 11-20-2021, 11:11 PM.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • #14
                            Craig looks great so far nice work.




                            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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                            • #15
                              Craig,

                              What is the planned width of the layout? Nice work so far.

                              Rich

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