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Tonytramman

thought I would start a layout thread, it's an ongoing and sometimes slow project. I must be honest I love trams, didn't know a lot about Japan's until i discovered Unitram..!

 

..and so begins a journey ..

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..then it grew a little, added some greenery and bit of a back scene that I had kicking around. the big warehouse building is HO scale but looked OK if at the rear. 

got a few more buildings so ditched the green for a while..

the journey continues..

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I should have said that this early part is retrospective progression, so bare with it... 

 

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..so the controllers, I ran out of space outside the layout area and so decided they will have to be part of the layout itself, so raised them slightly.

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Cat

Real trams have the controls on the inside too.
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indeed they do, and to be honest I quite like them incorporated into the layout, but more on that later ... 

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..go to have a dino or two, meet Bilbo and Pucker.. 

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.. Just for a laugh, O gauge cattle truck,two Dino's and tramway personnel 😃 who says you cant have fun!

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Depot full on Sunday 510C1F7E-B3D6-4E06-B163-1BF1009D387B.thumb.jpeg.b34a17b2bd3365004fab1b0e54736e55.jpeg

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cteno4

The Kato backdrop works very nicely!

 

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Tonytramman

Yes it's very good concept and useful 

 

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View from a different angle 

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got to do some actual modeling, simple tram stop at the front of the layout, on one system i have seen that there is just blue painted road ! I think a bigger type stop would work well next th the depot, also thinking of putting a high level rail line front to back over the open area's on the right of the layout to break it up a little.

plenty of inspiration about just got to build some bits, also fancy a go at the stair crossings that seem to prevail in Japanese cities...

 

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current view

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Das Steinkopf
On 5/1/2020 at 8:22 PM, Tonytramman said:

.. Just for a laugh, O gauge cattle truck,two Dino's and tramway personnel 😃 who says you cant have fun!

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Diagram W1 I assume.

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you could be right, to be honest i'm not 100% sure, picked it up at an exhibition a couple of years back for £10, needs a paint job and it is part of my O gauge micro layout stock which is totally inappropriate for this forum..

 

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Posted (edited)
30 minutes ago, Tonytramman said:

you could be right, to be honest i'm not 100% sure, picked it up at an exhibition a couple of years back for £10, needs a paint job and it is part of my O gauge micro layout stock which is totally inappropriate for this forum..

 

 

No, this is not inappropriate for JNS. There is a Worldwide Models forum where you could post a thread.  O gauge is not common in Japan, but not completely unknown.  There can be something to be learned from modeling techniques in other scales and / or gauges.

 

https://jnsforum.com/community/forum/52-worldwide-models/

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Tonytramman

don't worry i'm not going to make a habit of it, just a reference pic.

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cteno4

No worries a little aside now and the is ok to answer a question or have a little fun.

 

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Boxed in the controllers just need to paint the area around them 

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It's alive!

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Yes it is, I have been slowly working on it..

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