Naples sTreeT - a Micro Switching Layout

Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:49 am

charliec1938 wrote:Where can I find corrugated paper? Thank you,.


I don't know where it came from, I found it in a pile of coloured paper that's been in the house for ages. There are various suppliers of corrugated paper if you do an online search, but I don't think they are as fine as the one I used.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:41 am

We have a backscene! It's made from 4mm ply, covered with a couple of coats of poster paint.

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I've also been doing a bit more work on buildings. Rather than complete one building before starting another, I decided to get the basics of them all done, then go round later detailing and weathering them. I'm not too happy with the windows in the right-hand factory, they were done with Excel but I may re-do them.

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The low brick building on the backscene will be derelict and boarded up, loosely based on this:

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The nearmost track on the right-hand side is intended to serve a scrapyard and a team track, but I'm not sure which side to put each. There will need to be access to both for road vehicles or possibly a mobile crane, something like this:

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby Sventton » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:20 am

Looking good, well done.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby Surovi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:24 pm

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby Bernd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:37 pm

Looking good Rod. Nice to see somebody building something in TT.

Makes me want to get going on my TT module, a logging engine terminal.

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:17 am

A few more pictures showing recent additions to the layout. Including the smoking chimney, operated using a press switch on the front of the layout which triggers a timer.
Four of the buildings are loosely based on photos of actual buildings in Illinois which I found on the internet. So I reckon the layout is going to be set in Illinois.
One final building to place is a small diner, a 3mm Society resin casting, which will be by the roadside at front left.
The layout is going to be called Naples Street, for no other reason than that my mother came from Naples.
There's plenty detail left to do such as trees, shrubs, road vehicles, rail bumpers and figures. And a few freight car kits to make. There's also a lighting gantry to do which will frame the layout. All in all I'm optimistic it will all be ready for a local show in early July.

I will be doing a full write-up of the layout and posting it on my website when it's finished.

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby MacG » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:10 pm

That's looking good! :thumbup:
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:43 pm

...of course, I should have got my capitals right - the layout is Naples sTreeT.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 am

A few more details added. Just a few figures to add, a lighting frame to make and everything to stick down. The gondola and flat car could do with a couple of loads too.
The flat car is the Lok-n-Roll kit, and very nice it is, though I made a bit of a mess in some areas which don't really show on the photos.
The gondola is the basic Shapeways one, and the surface is decidedly rough. If I get another I'll certainy get one of the smoother finishes.
I had to add small shims over the gondola trucks to get the couplers to the right height. I think strictly speaking I should have fitted couplers with overset shanks but I went with what I had.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby MacG » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:56 pm

A really beautiful landscape! From this distance, your flat car and the gondola looks marvelous.
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