My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:46 am

The level of realism you manage to attain is truly and astonishingly outstanding Daniel. Superb! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
A pleasure to behold. :D
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:03 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Slow down Daniel - you're going too fast! I really need a long time to take in the fascinating work that you have produced - just skimming quickly through the photos doesn't do them appropriate justice.

The foggy/misty scenes were so realistic - what did you use for those effects?

I can see the benefits of staining the wood in advance of construction, and I note that you appear to paint everything as you go. Is that a general policy ,and Is it generally the case that you only have to do final weathering (if any) on completion?

Do you try to complete a building before you move on to the next, or do you have several on the go at once?

What sort of timescale is involved with these buildings?



Oh.. Sorry, Ex-Pat...

Blame my lone brain cell and it's simple on/off switch !!!

( I couldn't blame your poor brakes, do I? )

Let's see a few things that may help:


a)
The day you win 200 millons GBP at the lottery... are you going to ask them to pay you half a million per month because you can't spend more than that? :D

b)
You want me to moderate the stream that may bring you wherever you want in order to be able to count every little fish?

c)
What did the bookseller say when you wanted to buy a book 10 pages a week? :D

Hmm ...

Now more or less serious:

I realize it is a lot.
I seem to have some kind of problem with doing just little bits of whatever.
Blame my cocktel of Spanish, French, Italian and Argentine blood but whatever I do there is this stream at the middle of which I realize I know nothing except that I must keep floating until it calms down and I reach the ground again.
I think the word for it is passion.
I have had that since I was a small kid.
My parents, teachers, neighbors, friends, some of my girlfriends and my enemies (when I had one) wanted me to slow down so I went to a therapist. Poor lady, she listened with full attention but couldn't write so fast zo was always asking me to slow down ... :D

Honestly, if I do my interest vanishes. Then something else arises, a new stream starts and there I go...and forget whatever was before...

Now may be there is a solution:

You don't need to read all what I say (I am not writing much anyway except now to answer) not even to see all what I've done. All you need is to realize there is such a stream; to realize also that if you can sense it is because it resonates in you which means it is somethging that you already have in yourself. Then, all you need is to forget me and what I say or have done and follow that 'something' in yourself. That is ALL.

Hmm...

Well..., also your request resonates in me and now the little voice inside is telling me Slow down, Daniel...

So I will.

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Now your questions:

FOG

It is from a little and very cheap fogmachine made for little kids to play 'being on stage' or such things:

https://www.bax-shop.nl/rookmachines/ay ... gLaQ_D_BwE

The only problem is that one must fill the whole room with fog in order to get it also on the layout.
Not really a problem but one must open wide the windows to get rid of the fog after the photos and I am afraid the neighbors may call the firemen thinking there is fire. :?


PAINTING

Well, in principle I have no rules and dislike systems. I follow none. I prefer to follow my nose and do each time what I like to do at the moment.
I know, there is no guarantees and sometimes goes wrong... Yes; but there is real, true freedom so each time I do and don't hold to yesterday or before.
Yes, sometimes I work as you say. Other times not. No law, rules nor systems involved. Just delightfull freedom that some believe it's chaos.
Hmm... May be also a bit of a more or less conscious notion of convenience regarding specific steps...


PROJECTS

Do I try to complete a building before I move on to the next?

Why would I ?

It is all about playing in freedom. If there is something that 'must' there is no more freedom and therefore neither play.


Do I have several on the go at once?

Several?

Well, ALL OF THEM!!!

Of everything you have seen of my work there is not a single thing (from a little tree to complete layout) that has ever reached it's final stage.
I just work as long as I feel the urge to. But once the stream vanish I don't care any more. Mostly the stream reappears after a wehile so I resume work but just because the urge is back; never because it 'must', 'should' or any other cage.


What sort of timescale is involved with these buildings?[/quote]

I don't know.
Most often the urge is to 'complete' (...) things as soon as possible. In my personal language that means: complete it NOW.
But sometimes it is not possible for one or the other reason so I know next day if it goes on or was just something of yesterday.
Long ago I had been half an year preparing a work I really wanted to do which implied more resources than I could gather in a shorter time.
I thought it would take at least another six months to get it done. I started. Worked the whole day until midnight and beyond. Next midday I was still working without pause. Next midday I was still there working. No sleep, no pause. Three days later I was really exhausted but still working without a break. That evening the work was done. I slept two full days and stay a bit 'zombi' another two. But.. what a stream!!!
No, no drugs at all, neither alchool but just the urge and attention.

It helps me a lot that I am not focus on results, have no plans, have no interest on preserving the things I build and have clearly understood that it is not about things but about the quality of your own presence, whatever you do.

May be more clear so: the quality of your perception of the urge, the quality of your attention is 'IT'.
And that you already have.

Daniel

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:20 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Daniel, I'm amazed at the library of images you have stored on Flickr, do you use Flickr's standard interface (which always seems to me to be a bit clunky), or have you got a third party app for managing them?

I certainly love and share your old fashion approach regarding point controls as such things.

That's easy to explain, my last years of my career were filled wit computing and communication devices both in the real and virtual world, The last thing I wanted to bring to my hobby was even more electronic complexity, why use a digitizer, a communication link and an actuator when a straightened paper clip and the head off a mapping pin did the job and provided tactile feedback!



Bufferstop:

I have two Flickrs. Both are the PRO version.
The first one Ilost when I lost my old Yahoo e-mail account, long ago. After a couple of years I had noit found a way to get the acces to the old Flickr no took a new account. Later Yahoo sold Flickr and the new company solved it for me. The are now both accesible to me but separate. The oldest one is this one with something more than twenty thousand photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_1_32_scale/page223


The 'new' one (is not more so new) is this one and there are probably more than twelve thousand photos.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/158027525@N08/page142

Both have also an albums page.

Normaly I upload all photos to my computer, select, cut and if needed change something and then the selection goes to the new Flickr. More I don't know.
All I post to the forum is through the 'BB' Code and I never get issues with it.

Now, about your old profession, i hope you don't amind, I have a question: are you able to prepare/install a stepper motor so a sliding device can stop at four or five determinated places?

Daniel

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:24 pm

End2end wrote:The level of realism you manage to attain is truly and astonishingly outstanding Daniel. Superb! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
A pleasure to behold. :D
Thanks for sharing.
End2end



Thank you End2end, you are very kind.

Please, keep in mind that 90% of what I do I have stolen from other modellers and the rest 10% are my own lies!!! :)

Daniel

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Stainsacre » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:41 pm

Simply fascinating... your modelling and words.

As Pat suggested, you are posting faster than I can view, but after reading your reply it’s fine I will work my way through at my own pace.

Looking forward to the next instalment 8)
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:01 pm

Stainsacre wrote:Simply fascinating... your modelling and words.

As Pat suggested, you are posting faster than I can view, but after reading your reply it’s fine I will work my way through at my own pace.

Looking forward to the next instalment 8)


Thank you again, Dave.
Feed back is the precious fuel for the modeller's motor so always welcome.

(Psst!: once more, it is not my modellaing and neither my words: it is the quality of your attention!)

I will try to slow down at least a bit (don't expect much!) but if it gets silent just wake me up with a message.

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:43 pm

Wakey, wakey!! You haven't posted any photos yet this afternoon!

Thanks for your reply Daniel.

In some respects it's made me feel much better about never getting anything properly finished myself - only wish they were more complete like your efforts (even though you maintain they're not complete!).

Whenever I see you have a new post my first reaction is "I wonder how long this one is?" but at the same time knowing that I am in for a treat. So please keep them coming!

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:28 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Wakey, wakey!! You haven't posted any photos yet this afternoon!

Thanks for your reply Daniel.

In some respects it's made me feel much better about never getting anything properly finished myself - only wish they were more complete like your efforts (even though you maintain they're not complete!).

Whenever I see you have a new post my first reaction is "I wonder how long this one is?" but at the same time knowing that I am in for a treat. So please keep them coming!


Thank YOU!

I was going to apologize and, indeed, am doing that now.
My excuses for my wrong reaction.
After having sent it the little voice inside said:

"_Daniel, are you blind?
Ex-Pat asks you to slow down and, instead of sensing the value of his interest in the interaction with you, you react defesively and totally miss the point: His interest (his attention) is much more important than whatever. Or don't you realize that his presence is also part of the stream?
You are spoiling a good chance to confront your work with an excellent modeller just for not touching the brake?_"
Then there was silence and I realized I must apologize to you.

So here I apologize and, please, accept my gratitude for both, your certainly very valuable interest and the good, apropriate lesson.

Back to your message, yes, it is essential to clear the hobby of all sense of duty.
Without true freedom true creativity is not possible.

Regarding today's posts... well, I did uploaded but to the foam thread.

Daniel
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Thanks Daniel.

I really don't know what you have to apologize for - I certainly haven't been offended in any way. If I go silent then it's probably because one of my main drivers is "not doing today what I can do tomorrow"!

Let's look at the Foam thread now.

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:46 pm

:)

You're good.
Great that you are.

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:01 pm

One day I woke up and suddenly the diorama had got another extension and reached a length of 3 meter, still keeping the original 80cm depth:

ImageP2000885 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

I did bough by tehn a bit more foam but 80% or so came from previous layouts or dioramas and some pieces from the huge foam scrapbox.

ImageP2000887 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000891 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000893 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

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ImageP2000897 by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000924 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000925 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000927 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000928 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000930 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000931 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000982 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000988 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2000990 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

The small 'steam barge' and the simple ferry are just tentative moc-ups and the dock shelter behind is a special building that you are going to see later, when I manage to find where did I put the photos. :oops:

ImageP2010001 by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010003 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010004 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010010 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010011 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010012 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

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ImageP2010036 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010037 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010039 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Think the baseboard of the whole 'diora+aaa+aaaaa+aaaama' is 1,30meter high and the top of the backdrop is (was) 1,90meter from the ground. I being 1,75 that is an ideal are =before my eyes to forgewt where I am and be just there.

ImageP2010040 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010052 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010053 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

The colour of the 12mm static grass was horrible but was so I thought "we'll see".

A first point was installed with a track disappearing through the tunnel and a brach turning right ninety degree for a posible future extention.

ImageP2010056 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010057 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010059 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010061 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010073 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010075 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010077 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010078 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010079 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010080 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010083 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010086 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

More tomorrow.

Daniel

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 am

ImageP2010088 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010090 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010091 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

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ImageP2010269 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010290 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010311 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Again the new dock for the steamboat that, as said, we'll see later in detail:

ImageP2010305 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010307 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010311 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

(As you may have noticed, the very first building dat was built for this layout never got the factory place it was meant for but became a monastery at the background.)

ImageP2010317 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010320 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010323 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010324 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010386 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageP2010387 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr


More tomorrow.

Daniel

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:12 am

It would seem to me that people gravitate to this forum because subconsciously they recognize their own traits in those already here. They say there's a touch of the autistic in everyone and being able to sense the most minute detail is one such trait. We obsess over detail but derive a childlike delight in finding it. My signature line expresses the way mine works!
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:39 am

Thank you for those very nice words, Bufferstop.
Very touching.

It seems to me there is in everybody a bit of everything but we only recognize as own those bits aproaved by society and personal culture so all other bits keep dancing around us, showing up every now and then in the people and facts around us, until we wake up and realize the true is that we are all one and what is called 'reality' is just the madness of the frighten mandkind's brain trying to impose control to what is meant to flow.

Or, more clearly:


https://artsandculture.google.com/asset ... 2375%7D%7D

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Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:40 am

I forgot to mention:

The word for dat is not 'detail' but HARMONY.

Daniel


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