unusual micro boxfile layout

unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby jpachl » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:39 pm

I have just finished a rather unusual boxfile layout. Not just because it's TT scale with US prototype, but because I used an unusual office product and modified the traditional boxfile concept in the way that the cover is used as the baseboard, while the box stands upright. Also, instead of a traditional fiddly yard, I use the TT version of Kato Unitrack as temporare fiddle tracks.

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http://www.joernpachl.de/model_rr_boxfile.htm

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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:49 pm

Joern,

That is freakin' impressive man.

Shoot, with enough of those, one could easily smuggle a complete working layout into their office, and run trains during a coffee break, put it back up when the break is over, with no-one else the wiser.
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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby jpachl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:09 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:one could easily smuggle a complete working layout into their office, ...

I will keep this in mind and maybe encourage my office colleages to build similar boxfiles. So, we can set up a big modular layout during coffee breaks.

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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby Biased turkey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Thank you Joern for taking some of your valuable time to post the pictures of your micro-layout.
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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby jpachl » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:00 pm

Here are just two more pictures I took recently on the right hand side of this layout.

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ImageUS-Boxfile_14-07_03 by Jörn Pachl, auf Flickr

ImageB&W close-up 1 by Jörn Pachl, auf Flickr
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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 pm

Seriously though, you have GOT to combine your dioramas into a bigger "thing". Or just build something bigger. With all that detail and weathering it would be fantastic.
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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby jpachl » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:13 am

The problem with a bigger layout is that I have too many different interests. I model German, North American, and Russian prototypes, sometimes even in different eras. For a bigger layout, I would have to make a final decision for a specific prototype. As I know myself, there is some risk that I may loose interest in that prototype and get interested in something else. Also, being strongly involved in railway operations in my professional life, I'm not so interested in running trains on my layouts. So, I will go ahead with small layouts and dioramas and probably never start a big layout.

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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby jpachl » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:08 pm

After some time, I took this layout out for a photo session. The interlocking tower is a model I made in the meantime from a kit I bought at the modell-hobby-spiel fair in Leipzig, Germany, in 2015. It is not permanently fixed to this layout but was just placed there for the photo.

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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:53 pm

Where did the #89 come from? It looks real nice.
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Re: unusual micro boxfile layout

Postby MacG » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:24 pm

Really nice layout and picture.

Maybe you can change the barrels? Some models have a better side to show (e.g. "Rollreifen-Benzinfass" [JANO-103] from jano-modellbau.de). I always see the bad ground of the models. Otherwise perfect! :thumbup:

I think the #89 is from Adrian Kuehr (A&K Modelle). The 0-6-0 Switcher was/is available from Lok-n-Roll.
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