n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

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n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby Herr german » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:04 pm

Hello there.
Following my previous layout called German n, i have decided to build a small n gauge layout based on Christmas. Christmas you cry!!!, well not really, it might have the odd normal Christmas references such as the big man and his reindeer, but i was thinking more along the lines of things we all associate with Christmas like films such as the Great Escape and Von Ryan's express which are always on, or Harry Potter when it snows, plus snowball fights, skating etc.
The layout is planned to be an oval about 3ft 6" by 2ft with passing sidings, split down the middle so each side is a different scene with "Christmas" references on both sides.
I will keep the forum posted on how the layout is progressing throughout the year and with any luck i might have it finished by then
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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:13 pm

hello, update on the winterish layout, after putting some suggestions out previously, and i am welcome to others, i have made some ebay purchases to start the project
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donor class 56 loco for the Von Ryan train
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first wagons and coach for Von Ryans train
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bridge where Mr Sinatra bit the dust
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Yes i know the loco,wagons and coach are incorrect but with a few little adjustments i think i can make a reasonable homage to the film. This is only one part of the plan with others to come.

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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:18 pm

I have made some more purchases on Ebay to start the traditional Christmas side of the layout which arrived this week,
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village set
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and Christmas tree
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Also, i found this viaduct which i will use to link the Von Ryan's express scene with Harry Potter.
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viaduct
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The Harry Potter scene will be based around Hogwarts castle, this is the nearest i have found
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Hogwarts
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I have also started to see if i can make a reasonable stab at adapting the loco into the loco in Von Ryan's express. The 1st trail was for the deflectors. Obviously to those who know the film this is not an Italian State loco, but hopefully i can disguise this German DB loco enough.
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1st trial at adaption
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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:16 pm

following on from previously, here is a photo of the adapted DB loco for the Von Ryan's express engine. If you squint it is just passable
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Von Ryan loco in comparison with the film
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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:26 pm

bit more progession since last time, i have now built the castle kit to represent part of Hogwarts for one part of the layout. Have tried to blend in the model with a photo of Hogwarts for an idea of how it looks
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completed kit
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and with the picture
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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 pm

Time for an update, i have now built the baseboard for the winter project from the full size plan. The board has been cut to accommodate a viaduct and girger bridge. The first part of the oval has ben laid, but before i can lay the remaining track for the oval, i need to start the scenics around the bridges before they can be put in place and the track laid across them.
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plan and wood cut before being assembled
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board built and plan drawn on ready for track laying
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First part of oval laid
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Re: n gauge winterish layout (Rabenkralle)

Postby Herr german » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:09 pm

Construction has now begun on the scenic area around the bridges before the remaining track is laid to form the oval. Pictures below
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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Richey1977 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:42 pm

Love it. Superb work so far!

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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby fergy1 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:21 pm

This is looking really good, I can see lots of potential with this.
Please keep us informed on progress! :)

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Re: n gauge winterish layout

Postby Herr german » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:14 am

Thanks for the positive feedback guys, more progress updates shortly

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Re: n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby Herr german » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Finally had time this week to start covering the river canyon in plaster bandage and household filler, to produce a rock face for where the box girder bridge crosses over the river. Once done the next step is to paint and add scatter so the bridge can be put in place so the track can be finally laid to form the oval.

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Re: n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby tractor37 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:59 pm

Hi there squire...
I'm likingt the look of this one.. Shall be awatching frequently....
Jas... :D
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Re: n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby Herr german » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:30 pm

cheers tractor 37, thought i would do something slightly different from the normal, glad you like the idea

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Re: n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby StevieDay » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:52 am

Von Ryan meets Harry Potter, love it :D :D :D . Will be keeping an eye out for this layout.

Can you get n-gauge soldiers? for the final scene when Sinatra bites the dust..... I mean sleepers :lol:
Regards,
Steve

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Re: n gauge winterish layout now called Rabenkralle

Postby Herr german » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Hi Steve you can get the soldiers in n gauge, that is the idea to have Von Ryan to bite the dust, i have added a picture of the soldiers
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n gauge German soldiers
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