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Offline Bubule

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Turtle Field Railroad
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:43:15 pm »
I started there a thread showing my N scale layout still under construction.  :D

The first module have been started in januray 2003. The aim of this first module was to design a lopped layout that can accept long train in a small space. Another goal was to broke the "oval" shape of traditional layouts to create illusion of just a passing thrue scene. The last thing i wanted was to have a mix of a savage natural area and a small town scene in a the same layout but separate one to one.

So here is the track plan witch have been found to solve this equation above-mentioned:



You can see on that picture the under frame of the layout. It is an extended  superposed Eigth. The track with plexiglass bareers are hiden tracks to loop the layout. You can see on the rigth the futur extention track. There is another one hiden juste below.


Here you can see the S curves where is now the town scene. The scenery is aluminium grid covered by plaster bands. The mountain in the back is a scenic divisor to hide to spectator the view of the savage natural scene juste behind it :



This part of the layout is fitted with Peco code 55 track.
Radius are 15"
Ramps are 2.5 % max
Layout driven by a NCE power house pro DCC system.
Large : 3'1/2
Long : 6'
Bench work : Open grid

To be continued . . .  :angel:
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 06:05:39 pm »
Nice woodwork - it looks excellent!

cheers  Jon   :)
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 06:11:31 pm »

Thanks Jon !

Here is a video with the California Zephyr train. You can see almost of scenery on this vid.

http://youtu.be/jirzzz3xgtM


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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 06:58:07 pm »
A very well made layout and finished off with superb scenery  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 07:41:57 pm »
Great stuff.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 08:05:57 pm »
 :thankyousign: Thank you all  :-[

Here some photo of the scenery work :

Here you can the California Zephyr from Kato Taking a curve near the goose Farm. Cows are hereford from woodland scenics. Barreers are from Noch. Tree a the right is home made.



Here is the Turtle Field passenger station. Building is a laser kit from BarMill scale models. The platform is fully scratch built with stryren (boarding), wood (piles) and brass round (hand rails).
Cars are from Classic metal work. Roads are, like on the entire layout, made with a mix of plaster (90%) and vinylic wood glue (10 % to plastify the mix for a Better aspect and less sensitivity to schocks).
They are painted with an air brush : Colours, lines (with tamiya masking adhesif paper) and weathering.



 More buildings photo to come ...
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 08:36:23 pm »
Superb video and good to see the Zephyr cars running  :thumbsup:

Your layout looks brilliant and very realistic, are your buildings all scratch built?

cheers John.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 08:44:51 pm »

 No John, all are not scratchbuilt. :-[ Lot's of my buildings are Lazer or plastic kits. Some are putted  togever from the box, some are kitbashed too. I think only 20% are full scratch.

 
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 05:54:19 pm »

 Hello Everybody.

Today i propose you a video of a moderm double-stack train :

http://youtu.be/zq77aqpz1Gk 

Here is a photo of the natural savage zone. It is hinden from the town scene by the mountain. Trees are made with hobby wire for pearls trees, molding paste, Aqurium fibers and scenics foams. The rocks are carved in plaster and painted with acrylic paints. Soutainement wall is made with Balsa wood.

Diesels are Gevo's ACE in heritage Union Pacific scheme. It is commemoring old railway absobed after mergers. The first one is D&RGW and the Second one is Western Pacific. They are KATO model's. 

 

And here is the town. You can see the Merchant row, The passenger station, The freight depot, The Rio Grande Warehouse (Full detailed interior, All building is scratbuilded) and the switching tower. The S curve has been designed to take photos. The engine is Class 3800 Challenger from D&RGW. This is an athearn DCC sound model. The original decoder have been replace by a tsunami from sound trax for better sound and motor perfomance.
 
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 09:03:15 pm »
Super scenery, Jef :heart2:
I can only hope mine turns out anywhere near as well :worried:

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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 09:18:16 pm »
Really great scenic work there. Impressive.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 09:36:21 pm »
What a great layout and as has been said, superb scenery, there are certainly some talented modellers on here.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 12:21:09 am »
Mate, I think that is brilliant piece of work. Triple thumbs up.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Can I just ask what that white trackbed is that you have used in the construction photos, please?

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2014, 07:21:58 am »
 :thankyousign: all for comments !

Can I just ask what that white trackbed is that you have used in the construction photos, please?

 George



George It is 3 mm styren extruded foam pannel used for houses isolation. In france we called it "DEPRON".

Here is a photo of the product on top :





I use 2 or 3 mm thick for N scale. It is very easy to cut and you stick it with wood glue. It's reducing rolling noise & you can make better shape than with cork.
It is also very cost effective :  2'1/2  by 8' sheet are less than 5 euros.

In france nearly all model railroaders use that for trackbed.
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Re: Turtle Field Railroad
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 07:38:55 am »
What a great tip! Thanks!!

George
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