Costa Rica layout

Costa Rica layout

Postby Zs12 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 am

This time I want to say hello too and thank's for the welcome. :wave: Better later, than never we say here.

My first and intially contact with US-TT model railroading was a small layout (800 x 300/350 mm) by M. Klostereit that was published in the german TT-Kurier 06/1997. A first picture was previously published in TTK 04/1997 for an april fool hoax with a BR 106/346, which in fact was never exported to any latin american country.

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The photos are still accessible on the russian 12mm-website, where I found them again few weeks ago. Well, actually it wasn't truly US-modelling as it were located in Costa Rica, but the most rolling stock was. Only the 12 mm gauge was a little compromise, due to the fact that Costa Rica a 1,067 mm track gauge has.

The shown freelance 2-8-0 steam loco was based on an old BTTB BR 56, the GE U6B diesel on a BR 107 (CSD T435) and the passenger cars were modified BTTB stuff out of old starter sets made in GDR (very cheap stuff today). Only one boxcar (unfortunately, it isn't visible on these photos) and the caboose were true US models. The truck is a russian ZIL 130, today made by RK-Modelle/Kiev/Ukraina. That's all but I like it ... !

Normaly I model the east-german (where I'm from) DR in the early 1980'th, nonetheless it's my favourite micro layout until this day. That's why I'm here and look around for US-TT prototypes now. :wink:

cheers!
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Re: Costa Rica layout (my hello)

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:07 pm

Wow man, that is VERY nice! Do you still have the layout? Maybe you can post some bigger pictures?
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Re: Costa Rica layout (my hello)

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:20 pm

Looking at that layout warmed me up a little - it's -10C here and snowing... :)
I second the request for bigger pictures!
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Re: Costa Rica layout (my hello)

Postby Valeriy (M 1978) » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:08 pm

I also like this layout. When I used to play Transport Tycoon Deluxe I preferred tropic sceneries something reminding of railways in Latin America. :)
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Re: Costa Rica layout

Postby Zs12 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:00 pm

Uhm ... sorry, it's a misunderstanding, it isn't mine, ... I wish it would be! This layout is the reason for my interest in US-TT and therefore, I want try to build a diorama like this one.

Because of the copyright I can't post better/bigger pictures here, sorry. :|
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Re: Costa Rica layout

Postby jpachl » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:15 pm

I still remember that TT-Kurier article. It proves that even without much rolling stock available, you can build a really great layout. Such a diorama is the perfect project to let your model dreams come true on a small space within a reasonable amount of time. This is often much more enjoyable than building a huge room-filling layout that never get finished.

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Re: Costa Rica layout

Postby Zs12 » Mon May 31, 2010 3:59 pm

Hey folks, look what these crazy INCOFER guys have done, incredible ...





:lol: :lol: :lol:

It seems, Costa Rica has intensely reconstructed and improved his railroad-infrastructure over the last years, there're many videos of maintenance trains accessable on youtube. In the late 1990th their railroad service was mainly prostrated.
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Re: Costa Rica layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon May 31, 2010 4:10 pm

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's complete insanity!!!

Who the hell needs rails? :lol:
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