00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

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egroeg93
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00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby egroeg93 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:20 pm

Hi everyone! My name's George and I wanted to share pics and progress on my small diorama layout. I started the layout in 2011 but recently dug it back out to finish it off! It's a tiny country terminus designed to take both passengers and goods, complete with an engine shed. The period is yet to be decided (and suggestions would be helpful)!
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Here's a pic of where the entrance to the freight yard will be, with a scratchbuilt matchstick bus shelter for busy workers and travellers alike!
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This is another matchstick scratch build, a small wooden crossing between yard and engine shed.
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Here's an overview of the layout
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:34 pm

That looks very nice, looks like it ought to be sometime in the 1950s at the very latest, it could easily be earlier though. One thing I would say though is the head shunt into the shed looks very short - unless it's not a head shunt in which case it might be worth getting the track cutters out and getting the track right up to the end of the baseboard.
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egroeg93
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby egroeg93 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:46 pm

Yeah the head shunt there is very short, I did consider this when I laid the track but decided that the size of rolling stock into such a small terminus shouldn't really exceed that length. Also the shed isn't much bigger :P

col_kilgore
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby col_kilgore » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:05 pm

Now this is what gets my boat floating :shock: :shock:

Hope to watch this one progress further , I dont know what it is about them but micro's just seem to capture my imagination .

On a side note if there are any admins about what would be peoples opinion on a sub forum in the "under construction" section dedicated to micro layouts ?

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egroeg93
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby egroeg93 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Yes I agree, micros seem to have so much realism. Have you seen the work of Clifton 009 on this forum?

Here's a small update:
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Did a first coat of scenery to the road section, lots more to do though!
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Redid a lot of ballast yesterday, what do you think?
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I leave you with this shot towards the tunnel
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby Spavo » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:53 pm

Beautiful modelling well done.....love the tunnel entrance....

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Dad-1
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:40 pm

Me, I'm a diorama man, nothing longer than a yard of track, that is except major layouts.
This looks ideal for something like a Bachmann LMS Jinty ....... with me liking GWR a 57XX would
be good as well. Same sort of locos inearly BR would be O.K, but you're getting that vintage feel.

col_kilgore, I once thought the 'N' should have it's own home, but the general view was that many great
pieces of work wouldn't be viewed by '00' modellers. I now agree and think all 'Under Construction' in one
place means we all tend to look at everything.

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby egroeg93 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks for the lovely comments and apologies for no updates, I've been busy kit building and will give this a whole update tomorrow! I have done a small bit of work on the road area at the back of the layout, I'll leave you with a pic of it
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Re: 00 gauge diorama layout, take two!

Postby willintas » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:13 am

Looking great!-love small layouts!-the detail and quality really seems to shine through!


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