Naples sTreeT - a Micro Switching Layout

Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:02 pm

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

Thank you but at a distance and partly hidden is best!
The flat car ends are on back to front and one of the side panels is wonky. The home-made decals on the gondola are dodgy, some too big and some too small. I had to print them with a slightly off-black background to stop the black ink seeping onto the white lettering so it doesn't match the black of the gondola.
Also the rough surface of this basic Shapeways gondola isn't conducive to getting decals to adhere, despite using a setting agent and covering them with matt varnish.
But if you go by the six-foot rule all is well!
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Thu May 03, 2018 11:54 am

I've managed to get Naples sTreeT booked into three shows here in the UK, with a fourth provisional booking.
They are a bit spread out though: July (1 day), Feb 2019 (2 days), March 2019 (1 day) and possibly Jan 2020 (yes, really) - 2 days. The March 2019 one is interesting because it's a TT only show.
I could possibly get more bookings this year but as a possible house move is pending I need to wait for now.
When I've put the finishing touches to the layout and done some decent photos I will also try and get it into the UK 'Continental Modeller'. They published my last layout (HO) a few years back and I'm hopeful they'll be interested in something a bit different.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby TiTan downunder » Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm

>> and possibly Jan 2020 (yes, really) <<

That's really stretching the calendar out a bit! The furthest I've even been booked is 12 months out and that's generally done at pack up time with a casual "you be right for next year"?

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Sat May 05, 2018 2:03 pm

TiTan downunder wrote:>> and possibly Jan 2020 (yes, really) <<

That's really stretching the calendar out a bit! The furthest I've even been booked is 12 months out and that's generally done at pack up time with a casual "you be right for next year"?

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Yes, well, I tried to get in to their 2019 show but they were full up!
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby RodTT » Sat May 12, 2018 8:38 am

Here are a few more pictures. It's pretty well done now apart from a lighting frame and fascia.
Seven weeks to its first show!
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat May 12, 2018 10:32 am

That is BEAUTIFUL!

I can only hope that my modeling skills get to be half as good as yours.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby ART&DETAIL » Sat May 12, 2018 11:49 am

I had a similar Micro layout

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby Arseny » Sun May 13, 2018 12:52 am

RodTT - great work! Very, very nice layout.
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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby TiTan downunder » Sun May 13, 2018 6:40 am

RodTT - Looks REALLY good.

Michael - Is the 3rd track from the front for narrow gauge roll-on / roll-off? Love the dual gauge at the back.

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Re: A Micro Switching Layout

Postby ART&DETAIL » Sun May 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Yes, I actually come from the Harz (Mountains in the middle of Germany).

https://www.hsb-wr.de/en/mehr-erkunden/webcams/

There is a narrow gauge railway and this is a train station of it. I'm still constructing a narrow gauge at TTm, TTe and TTf!

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