|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 03/02/2007 : 1:58:26 PM
With other people posting on there layout progress and seeing as I like reading them I decided to start my own thread on my latest venture. After many years modeling in N scale I recently converted to On30.
First a little background. I've been modeling eastern Ontario for more years than I care to remember so for a change the new layout in located in the Thompson/Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. I like the backwoods feel so the railway is a rundown struggling operation barely eking out a living. The overall layout size will be and will be built in phases. The first phase being built is actually the center of the line and is "L" shaped. Size of this section is 6'-0" x 16'-10"
Eastern end of the layout, future site of the Okanagan Lumber Co.
Western end of the line, future site of Clearwater
Trackwork started and the beginnings of the switchback to the Okanagan Lumber Co, Camp #4
Ties laid for the tracks in Clearwater
Clearwater showing the track realignment for the team track.
I'll post more as things progress, until then if you want to see more of the layout, its history, track plan etc, check out my website at http://www.oapsry.com/cvr
If you have any question, please feel free to ask and I'll gladly answer them.
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
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||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 11:59:56 AM
I think it looks fine here but it may appear different in person when you can see the depth better.
||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 10:33:42 AM
Ron, I like the overall shot. I would NOT make the cabin smaller.
Keep looking for an 'S' scale figure and truck.
Your cabin is too close to the tracks to use a smaller building, IMO.
||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 10:19:26 AM
Ron, I agree about moving the cabin and having the truck next to it.
The truck and figure still look too small to me.
I think someone else already mentioned it, but maybe a Matchbox truck would be a better size.
And I agree with trying an S scale figure too.
||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 09:39:11 AM
Stop the movie!!!
Ron - I think its the cab on the Athearn truck that makes the difference.
Moving the cabin to the right helped immensely and the truck along side is better as well.
The lil guy sitting on the poorch, brings it all together for me,
The last picture (echoing Jerry) is the real deal!
Very well done!!!!
||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 09:04:16 AM
The last picture looks just perfect. What a great scene.
Your right though the windows and door look a bit big.
||Posted - 03/26/2013 : 08:41:18 AM
Thanks for the comments Tom, Arthur and Mark.
Mark I tend to agree with you about the building, the windows and doors are huge for HO scale so that leaves me with two choices, 1 - look for S scale figures and vehicle or 2- build a smaller building, which will mean looking for HO scale buildings and doors. Right now I'm tending towards option 2 as I really like the perspective I get with the HO vehicle.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 11:31:43 AM
Ron, to me the scene looks good, but the cabin looks like it is a little bit big for HO scale. I wonder what an S scale figure and vehicule would look like in the scene?
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 10:54:23 AM
Verne is right, the improved position is much better. I believe it was Troels who said that it's often better looking if something is off center, off kilter, not so plumb and square.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 09:51:00 AM
Ron take a picture at an angle. Perhaps a different view, different perspective.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 09:17:43 AM
OK, here we go, on with the truck saga.....
While I was in Montreal yesterday, I picked up an Athearn HO scale Ford Model A truck to compare it with the Jordan Model T as the general consensuses was the model T was to small, so here we go.
Here are the two vehicles side by side in front of the cabin.
The Jordan Model T at the cabin.
The Athearn Model A at the cabin.
A side view of both trucks, as you can see there is not much size difference.
Taking Verne's idea I moved the cabin over to the right and placed the truck beside the cabin. The scene looks better to me now. (That is an HO scale guy sitting on the veranda.)
As usual, any comments, suggestions or nitpicking is more than welcome.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 08:45:31 AM
The rocks are a mixture of plaster casting stained with washes of I/A, raw sienna and burnt umber.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 08:36:46 AM
Ron, like the cabin. Is the rock carved foam?
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 08:26:36 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, really appreciate it.
Verne, I love the nitpicking, it helps me see things and help me set the scene.
Geezer, I tend to agree with you, but more about that later.
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 07:30:26 AM
I sorta kinda go with the "matcvhbox truck" idea
if you can find an old ford or something like that.
The overall effect is still great, even with the
small truck. JMO.....nice job Ron.....
||Posted - 03/24/2013 : 01:19:58 AM
Ron, love the cabin. Is it available for rental, I need a cool green place to relax this summer!
As for the truck, size issues aside, I wouldn't like parking my old Ford on a grade like that...the brakes aren't that good, and I would get tired having to chock the wheels to keep it from rolling away. Perhaps a bit lower down and walk up, or can you clear a bit of space next to the cabin perhaps? Very picky, I know...I really like the scene!