Halt station diorama

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Delboy
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Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sat May 25, 2019 5:56 pm

This is my first venture into railway modelling and so I have started of with a small halt station diorama. The base board is 18cms x 8cms and constructed of 9mm plywood and lengths of pine for the main structure.
I am planning on adding the plywood back and side boards tomorrow if weather is ok. I have added a picture of my baseboard and hope to model a little working diorama with some ideas from Chris Nevards site.
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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Dublo » Sat May 25, 2019 6:55 pm

Hi Delboy
Looking good but I think even for a micro layout 18cms x 8cms is a bit on the small side.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sat May 25, 2019 7:14 pm

Dublo wrote:Hi Delboy
Looking good but I think even for a micro layout 18cms x 8cms is a bit on the small side.

Dublo thanks for your comments, I was going to use n gauge but I think it’s amazing what you can achieve with oo gauge so I’m up for the challenge.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Dad-1 » Sun May 26, 2019 11:21 am

Depending how much you've dug into the old files you may, or may not have found
my diorama thread. Size isn't everything as I hope I've shown.

Go to the second link in my signature line.

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viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32187 and Another on viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28436&start=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun May 26, 2019 1:41 pm

It's a good way to start before committing to a larger project.
Gives you the opportunity to use all the skills required on a smaller scale.
Looks an interesting project.
I will follow with interest.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 3:35 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Depending how much you've dug into the old files you may, or may not have found
my diorama thread. Size isn't everything as I hope I've shown.

Go to the second link in my signature line.

Geoff T.

Geoff thanks for the comments, I will be looking through your work via the link you have provided.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 3:37 pm

RailwayRobbo wrote:It's a good way to start before committing to a larger project.
Gives you the opportunity to use all the skills required on a smaller scale.
Looks an interesting project.
I will follow with interest.

Pete (RailwayRobbo)

Hi Pete I won’t be able to model a larger project due to the lack of space but I can manage to build a layout in a wrapping paper box like many others have done with great success.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Mountain » Sun May 26, 2019 4:58 pm

Small is beautiful. A diorama is a nice concept.

My layout is 7ft x 2ft... What is that? 60cm x 210cm?
Reminds me. I could do with working on it. Not done anything on it for ages.
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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:04 pm

Thanks Mountain for the comments. I like your layout, is all the track hand built and can I ask what the holes are for on the baseboard. :)

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Mountain » Sun May 26, 2019 5:08 pm

The holes are to reduce the weight before I start the scenery. Some places the holes will add depth.

The track was made using Peco code 100 rails salvaged from 00 gauge track which was soldered onto PCB sleepers which I cut from PCB boards.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:12 pm

Hi this morning I managed to shape and complete the outer woodwork to my diorama. As you can see the tall parts of the frame will have a bridge going from one side of the diorama to the other.
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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:13 pm

Mountain wrote:The holes are to reduce the weight before I start the scenery. Some places the holes will add depth.

The track was made using Peco code 100 rails salvaged from 00 gauge track which was soldered onto PCB sleepers which I cut from PCB boards.

Sorry for all the questions but thanks for explaining Mountain.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Mountain » Sun May 26, 2019 5:21 pm

Don't worry. I enjoy shareing. Other things that maybe a little different... The controller is part built as yet. It is designed to run from a 12v leasure battery. It has old Triang parts built onto a PCB panel. The point levers are also home made except for ths micro switches on top. They operate fishing wire via little home cast resin wheels to operate the points.

All fun things. :)

Interesting shape to your framework. The bridge idea looks good.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby Delboy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:43 pm

All interesting stuff Mountain I like the ideas of using fishing wire to operate the points.
Thanks for the comments, the outer shape is interesting but all the corners will be filled to produce small banked areas with static grass and shrubs.

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Re: Halt station diorama

Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 26, 2019 8:08 pm

Diorama's are great for building your skills and for limited space. {they don't even need tracks!}
I build my first at about 13 years old, two peices of slate, with some mountain climbers hanging from a rock by some rope {thread} :D
Check out my recent non tracked diorama, that will eventually be incorporated into my layout in the future.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53750, there is a link in the text to a video.
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