Pete's layout No. 3, The train to Holstenwall

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Pete's layout No. 3, The train to Holstenwall

Postby Pete » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:16 pm

Hi

Today I decided to order a Fleischmann Magic Train Set

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It's Oe scale, which is O-Gauge that runs on HO track. Why would I buy such a thing? Well I've decided to start a project I've had in mind for ages. A layout in the style of the German expressionist sets designed by Hermann Warm for the 1919 Robert Weine film Das Kabinett Des Dr Caligari.

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The trackwork will be a single loop, all of the scenery will be 2D, in black and white, and moveable so that it can be set up as the whim takes me.

As ever will post pics as I progress. Whilst I'm waiting for the set to arrive I am going to design some buildings and trees. I also hope to make some figures for the scene. The only colour will be provided by the loco and coaches.

No idea how it will turn out, it'll be an adventure! 8)

Hope it will be of interest.

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Postby Honeywell » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:20 pm

Nice Pete.

I like things that are different and this idea is certainly that.

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Postby Pete » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:23 pm

Here's another Hermann Warm set design:

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Postby Honeywell » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:25 pm

I've got to say, it's quite a sinister setting.

Nice :)

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Postby Raider » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:44 pm

Well, this is another interesting experiment - hope it turns out the way you want it to.

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Postby Lofty » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:50 pm

Pete

This is certainly different from the majority of the rest of us – looking forward to seeing developments

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Postby Paddy D » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:13 pm

very odd will be a very intersting layout

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Re: Pete's layout No. 3, The train to Holstenstein

Postby live-frog » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:15 pm

Pete wrote:Hi

Today I decided to order a Fleischmann Magic Train Set


Pete

This wouldn't be the 'what should I buy my son for Christmas Set would it now ?

:D
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Postby westbrom » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:46 pm

Hi Pete

I'll be very interested to see how this project turns out, it will certainly be different. Good luck with it and i will look forward to your progress.


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Postby Pete » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:05 pm

This wouldn't be the 'what should I buy my son for Christmas Set would it now


It could be the hit of X-mas 2006 :D

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Postby joshing_man » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:44 pm

Looks like the train should have a happy little face on the front! And a loop too :lol:

Nice Pete, will definitely be out of the ordinary and worth waiting for progress pics.

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Postby Pete » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:13 pm

Hi

Have been doing some preparatory sketches today for some buildings based on sketches by Hermann Warm, in 1:43 scale (O gauge).

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From these sketches I'll take tracings and then reproduce them on card. I've quite a few images to produce yet. I've also made some 'positional' halucinatory writing (that appears towards the end of the film), but more of this little treat another day 8)

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Postby cold-ash » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:37 pm

You're just showing off now!

Looking good Pete, certainly one to watch.

The kind of art I like to see on album sleeves.
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Postby Lofty » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:44 pm

Cracking artwork Pete

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Postby Pete » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:42 am

Thanks for your comments all.

I want it to be like a nightmare toy trainset, so nothing will be fixed down, all of the buildings will be moveable. I can see me making a basic set and then expanding it over time, by adding new buildings, and different scenes from the film. The track work will be a simple loop or oval, and there will be no station, the implication being that the train never stops at the grim town of Hostenstein. I haven't quite decided what to make the buildings from, I'm off to a craft shop lunchtime today to see what cards/heavy papers they have. I'm also in two minds as to colour them with pencil crayons (as the original sketches) or to paint them with acrylics (as the actual film sets); whatever I decide they will be in monochrome. I've the people to make as well 8)

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