A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

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Streaks and Teaks
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A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Streaks and Teaks » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:29 pm

I have finally started my new layout (Well I started a few weeks back with the construction of the baseboard).

The project is a simple N gauge duel loop as space is quite limited. It will be split into fives separate scenes, Two "long scenes" (using the straight track parts of the layout) One being loosely based on modern day Akihabara district of Tokyo whilst the other side will be a 1980s London scene (not sure about where but most likely a third rail line). The other smaller scenes will be a generic Kanto region of Japan scene, a South Eastern England scene (Kent or Sussex yet to be finalised) and New Mexico desert USA scene.

So what the layout will be is effectively five dioramas, as this will allow me to run three stock sets on one layout (Japanese, BR Blue and Santa Fe stock) and means I can cut any curved track from the main two Urban scenes.

Here are some pics of the current state of play.

The Baseboard after construction:

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An with the track added (Only half of the layout has overhead wires the other half will be 3rd rail or non electrified).

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Playing trains:

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A close up of my E231 and E233:

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The next task is to add the scene dividers and find an appropriate back scene image for each of them and to get another Kato controller.

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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby nickbrad » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:56 pm

Interesting concept, going for many different scenes on one board. I know others have done so with the seasons and so on in the past, but completely different geographical locations, that's certainly a new take on the idea for me :)

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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Streaks and Teaks » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:28 pm

Thanks, I've always wanted to try a multiple scene layout.

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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Streaks and Teaks » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:22 pm

So I have actually managed to get something productive done after just playing trains lately, I have managed to make some back scene templates, I will use these as a guide for the actual wooden back scenes.

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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Beynac » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 pm

Multiple scene layout is a great idea. Can't wait for the next stage.
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Streaks and Teaks
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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Streaks and Teaks » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:02 am

Thanks, xD

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Re: A slice of Akihabara with a serving of London.

Postby Streaks and Teaks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:59 pm

New track setup, got some points to give more play value.

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