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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1050 on: September 25, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
No need to struggle trying to cut the brick paper to match the steps. Look at your prototype photo, there is a black line down the side.  You simply need to paint the steps and a bit of black edge first, then cut the brick paper as a right angled triangle and glue in place.

I think I have an idea, let me play... :hmmm:

Isn't the black line just a shadow? If you enlarge the photo you can still see the mortar lines.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1051 on: September 25, 2019, 10:42:29 AM »
Just going onto another topic for a moment, the pancake lens I purchased on ebay for my APS DSLR turned up today - it's rather pleasing!

I am very tempted to take the lightweight option on the Austria trip (it feels really like nothing in the hand).

Just to recap the effective field of view is about the same for both cameras (35mm or 40mm) taking into account the full frame vs. aps crop with their respective pancakes.

My reasons for going on the trip are around 50% train adoration and 50% socialising/adventuring.



P.s. I also like eating pancakes, but that is only slightly relevant! :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1052 on: September 25, 2019, 12:21:58 PM »
Nope, you lost me there - a camera has an "Auto" setting and a button to press to take the picture. After that I don't have a clue  :D  :D

(Not strictly true, I do play with manual focus and depth of field when taking layout shots with my old Olympus camera, but that's about it)
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1053 on: September 25, 2019, 12:31:37 PM »
Nope, you lost me there - a camera has an "Auto" setting and a button to press to take the picture. After that I don't have a clue  :D  :D

(Not strictly true, I do play with manual focus and depth of field when taking layout shots with my old Olympus camera, but that's about it)

LOL  :laughabovepost:, I'll take the small one.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1054 on: September 26, 2019, 03:24:44 PM »
Entrances 1 and 2, fitting, testing, adjusting, refitting!



N.B. I'll be making a paste of tube grey acrylic paint mixed with plaster to tidy up gaps.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1055 on: September 26, 2019, 03:48:36 PM »
showing context - station building removed for shot...






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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1056 on: September 26, 2019, 04:08:53 PM »
And modelling wouldn't be modelling without half the detail basically not being visible anyway (in this case the stairs down to the underpass on platform 1)! :D



More context...


« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 04:12:09 PM by Globibahn »

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1057 on: September 26, 2019, 04:14:07 PM »
Nice work Globi!

I was fortunate enough to acquire a pair of used Kato platforms with the steps built in on Rhaetia.

They both came with a canopy, but one was missing the glass roof section which lets the sunlight onto the stairway.

I've put in a clear piece of plastic instead in the roof, and I intend to make this a feature.

I just need some figures walking up and down the steps now! Never seen these in any scale, so some clever adaptions (AKA bodging) may be required.... :o
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1058 on: September 27, 2019, 04:06:11 PM »
I'm needing to decide between:

A: partial canopy on platform 2 and no additional canopies on platform 1


and

B: go canopy crazy and ensure all platform lengths are fully canopied.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1059 on: September 27, 2019, 04:27:16 PM »
Then option 3:

Sightly narrower depth canopies on platform 1 (station building side - owing ot this being a single-sided platform) and also pulled in at the ends a little to allow a little 'safety' space where passengers are discouraged from standing at either far end.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1060 on: September 27, 2019, 05:43:18 PM »
Still thinking out loud, this probably looks proportionally best.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1061 on: September 27, 2019, 09:55:35 PM »
Hi Globibahn,

Don't know how the Germans do it (I'm lucky in that the French didn't seem to bother at all with canopies in smaller stations  :)) but the only thing I'm not sure about is the curved canopy on platform 2. Looks wrong to me.

Also, not sure where your underpass is, which would need to be protected, but I think a flat end to above the widest part just before it curves would look better.

Hope makes sense and I've got the right end of your stick.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1062 on: September 28, 2019, 10:23:15 AM »
Looks wrong to me.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Agree - I thought the same thing last night!

Actually I think I will minimise the canopies a lot - I'll just put a short rectangular section on the island platform roughly same length as the station roof.

I was forgetting that this is representing a smallish station and not Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof!

Meanwhile, the underpass entrance modules are almost both complete - just need to add a light wash to the 'brickwork' on one of them. The other as you can see is being installed. I've used plaster mixed with tube acrylic as 'concrete' for gap filling.





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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1063 on: September 28, 2019, 12:04:18 PM »
Looks wrong to me.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Agree - I thought the same thing last night!

Actually I think I will minimise the canopies a lot - I'll just put a short rectangular section on the island platform roughly same length as the station roof.


For me it is also the most adjusted option.  :thumbsup:


I am also looking for that underpass as i also need to do a couple.

Good work.  :beers:


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1064 on: September 28, 2019, 12:43:24 PM »

I am also looking for that underpass as i also need to do a couple.

Good work.  :beers:

Thanks Ricardo, I'll be interested to see how you do your underpasses too.

Interesting point - the prototype station is a 1960s/1970s building so was of course not built with wheelchair access in mind. As far as I can tell, no wheelchair access has been retrospectively fitted, which seems very un-Swiss!

Also, note that there's some theatrical trickery with my underpasses, as the bottoms of the entrance modules are actually only the same height as the bottom of the cork underlay under the track! It looks fine though and I think the deception is a success.

I have also found that when painting the underpass 'tunnels', pure matt black was too black and stood out too much. So I've used very dark grey (Humbrol acrylic Matt 32), which worked out well!


 

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