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Author Topic: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout  (Read 26363 times)

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Offline Claude Dreyfus

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2013, 01:54:41 PM »
Well, we are now into a new year...and this year the layout will be completed! It's only taken three years since delivery of the boards!

Over the last couple of months between jobs, I have been able to take advantage of some available time, and press on with those tasks that needed doing...just little things; extra foliage, a new shrine in the town centre, telegraph poles etc.

I am also on the homeward stretch as the layout is due at its first exhibition in February (the Midhurst show, Sunday 17th; the usual stamping ground for the club).

Today I was able to get a couple of pictures of the town board following an outing to the club last night for opinions (I have a list of minor tweaks and changes based on feedback!). This first shot shows the board with the board join dowels. These are really only guides, as the boards are held together by coach bolts.



Looking the other way, the main street can be seen clearly. I am still thinking about suitable road markings. At the very least I will need to unleash the steady hand (if one can be found!) and add the white lines along the shoulder of the road. The very front of the layout will need some attention as well. The front will be protected by a perspex sheet, so more growth and foliage will be added here.



The idea for the station design is that it was originally on a through route, which was curtailed in the mid 1980s. This means the tracks stop suddenly, however the track bed continues. Some time was spend hunting down a suitable picture for the back scene, which was blended with the main backscene image by using the footbridge, plenty of trees and a fence.



The opposite end of the station has had a couple of little details added. The foot crossing now has the yellow lining, and the two red stop lights have been added - orange poles - to guard the foot crossing. The small maintenance yard at the front still looks a little bare; I'll see what I can add without it getting cluttered. One of the new Kato Toyota Hiace vans - in JR Eastern livery - will be added to this area.



Back to the main station, and a couple of shots of the station with a Kato KiHa110 two-car DMU in platform 1. I have two of these two-car units and another two single cars, which form the basis of the JR Eastern passenger service on the branch.





Finally I have more or less completed the factory scene. A few pallets have been dotted around, as well as some fencing along the back. I'm quite pleased with it, although the yard surface needs a little more weathering. The rather nice lorry is a Tomytec product.



We have a final working day in about a months time before this layout, along with five others (yes five!) represent the club in some shape or form at the Midhurst show...

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2013, 02:01:11 PM »
Looks good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2013, 02:13:44 PM »
Stunning  :heart2:  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
A lovely looking layout, Claude :thumbsup:

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2013, 08:31:38 PM »
Looking great Claude, love the simplicity of the scene.  As for the road markings, I've seen videos on YouTube where people use very fine lining tape.  I'm not sure what this is, but this would alleviate the need for a steady hand

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2013, 08:41:55 PM »
I know its a smaller scale but would this help?
http://www.tgauge.com/product/51/4/traffic-sign-set

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2013, 08:49:01 PM »
Thanks for the comments all!

The T gauge stuff looks interesting. The only draw-back with transfers is that the road surface is quite rough and may not adhere too well. I will be investigating.

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2013, 09:45:06 PM »
Excellent Claude. I shall look forward to seeing this at the Midhurst show!
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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2013, 11:15:11 PM »
We have had another of our club's occasional working days, in preparation for an upcoming exhibition, which has given me the opportunity to carry out some long overdue work on Kanjiyama.

First up is the completion and positioning of the fuelling point. This is not a slavish copy of anything in particular, more my version of the fuelling point shown in an earlier prototype photograph. It is probably not accurate either, with pipes leading to apparatus which seems to me to be logical, but is probably totally wrong in reality!



As you can see, it is of mixed parentage...with the pipe from the Tomytec lorry being wire casing, and the pipe to fuel the trains being black thread. I cannot recall the company that produced the really nice black and yellow fencing. The little man is a Preisler model, with just the right pose to fit behind the truck!

As well as some trees and stuff, the main addition to the layout is the plexiglass protection along the front...a necessity for exhibiting as it keeps fingers away from the stock and other fragile items! Here it is being fitted...



...and then following completion, with the addition of the curtain, especially made for the layout. Looks very smart!



Well, just a couple more weeks before showing, so I also sorted out my stock for the layout in a specific carry case. Saves all the hassle of unpacking and packing during the show... The case is the Parkwood 'Park 'n' Go'.



Finally, this a shot of a rather busy looking yard. I need to remember to fit the number plate to that TDE10!



Now only two weeks until Midhurst...hopefully see one or two there!  :wave:

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2013, 03:04:12 AM »
As always a first class layout with lovely scenes, love the cheerful look of the Japanese Locos they are not over done like some of the British ones.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2013, 07:13:02 AM »
Got to say this is one of the best JR layouts I've seen. Too many seem to me to have lots of brightly coloured buildings plonked on which perpetuate the 'toy' element. You seem to have achieved a nice toned-down look with a few bright colours still in evidence  :thumbsup:


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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2013, 08:08:17 AM »
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the development of your layout. You have done a wonderful job and I really like the look of it all. I am sure it will be appreciated at the upcoming exhibition.
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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2013, 08:10:19 AM »
Thanks  :thumbsup:

I too like the colourful nature of Japanese stick...certainly that TDE10 is distinctive.

I have tried to avoid the usual toy-like appearance of so many Japanese models. I'm not sure why this happens, but it's probably due to the huge amount of good-quality ready to plonk stuff...the same issue German modelling can suffer with. Take a look at some of the Japanese model magazines; some of the modelling in there is spectacular.

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2013, 11:36:19 AM »
Fantastic looking Layout Claude..... :thumbsup:
I love Japanese DMUs....especially the KiHa 110s,120s,130s,and your layout is perfect for showing them off.
Hope the show goes well..... :thumbsup: :NGaugersRule:

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Re: Kanjiyama - Japanese Terminus Layout
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2013, 07:19:02 PM »
Wonderful work! Sadly cannot make Midhurst but hope you have a great time. This should certainly be a crowd-puller.

 

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