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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2017, 10:14:31 pm »
I've considered a lot more ideas than those already expressed on here ...

Did think about building a *very vague* representation of the former Tricorn centre in Portsmouth, as an example of Brutalist concrete architecture - which is very rarely modelled - but even that would take up too much room!

I can't own too many modules because I won't have enough room to store them, let alone display them on all on one layout.

I love your modules they are brilliant.   :thankyousign:
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 09:28:58 am by Steamie+ »

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2017, 11:07:28 am »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the updates, I also am following with interest & agree you have a brilliant imagination & modelling skills
       regards Derek.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2017, 08:17:03 pm »
Having read today's Farish announcements, most funding and efforts will be ploughed into scenery, buildings and accessories.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2017, 08:47:01 am »
All looking good. I too will be following this.
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: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2017, 04:36:59 pm »
Over the past couple of weekends or so, I started work on two more modules:

1. The most ambitious track layout featuring both Kato and Fleischmann - trailing crossover and start of quadruple track on module 620 x 155 mm;



2. Following on from that is a diverging single track around a curved platform, made up of nothing but 3mm thick styrene offcuts, based on a station which lost its original mainline platforms except for the branch line, size 372 x 372mm.



Combining these two sections permits a branch line train to leave from the curved platform and prototypically cross over to the other line.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2017, 06:32:26 am »
Thats going to look brilliant.    :thumbsup:

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2017, 06:25:35 pm »
A few traders had Kato and Tomytec ready-made buildings at the York show.

I fancied this office tower most of all - it looks contemporary and isn't too tall to look out of place!



It might form the basis of an art gallery (Lightly Gallery) as part of Southgrove's cultural district.


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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2017, 08:23:19 pm »
I'm sure Pengi had a similar building to which she had added interiors and lighting. It looked fantastic.
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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2017, 09:42:55 pm »
Thanks Mick - yes I made an art gallery out of it with modern art sculptures outside. For example painted a model horse in bronze etc

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Must finish off this layout
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2017, 09:51:58 pm »
My building is displayed as supplied by Tomytec (it's a snap-together kit)
I remembered you posted images showing this building on this forum, at the very moment  :) when I spotted it for sale at the York show today.

In my case, I won't add internal lighting, but of course will modify the building to suit my preferences.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2017, 08:53:00 am »
Have you done anymore to your layout, itís been interesting watching this grow.    :thumbsup:

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2017, 08:11:47 pm »
Not much lately - I'd rather consolidate what I've already started.

For example, my specially-made roadway sections made a year ago still need painting, buildings to be completed, etc.
However as daylight gets longer and the weather gets warmer, I'll be able to finish off various things.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2017, 09:32:47 pm »
My next main priority is creating suitable boxes to house modules without having the hassle of placing buildings, etc. on sections every time I take them out of storage.

It's been helped by the fact I rescued a huge empty cardboard box that would have otherwise been recycled.

However, I'll refrain from modelling this bank holiday weekend because I want to get out and about, also seeing my mother before she goes away on holiday shortly.

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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2017, 12:58:58 pm »
I wasn't keen on having a huge empty box stored much longer at home, so this morning I cut it up to make four smaller boxes to house individual layout modules, including one for Gotham and Costock http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=34642.msg403055#msg403055

At least I can now go to town on detailing ...





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Re: Southgrove - modular layout based on Kato Unitrack
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2017, 03:09:15 pm »
No bad idea as the boxes look quite sturdy :hmmm:
What's going in the fourth box?

 

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