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Craig H
Fireman

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Posted - 01/20/2020 :  4:35:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Want to build a shadow box design Home layout in On30.In 8 foot sections and need them portable to take to shows Thanks

desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17992 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2020 :  5:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is something to start with for ideas. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31604
And, although HO scale some ideas can be found here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26801
And maybe this idea; https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/21914



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Craig H
Fireman

1642 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2020 :  10:01:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, Thanks ....the MRH westside lumber is the best one I wanted to copy but had one heck of a time with cutting the sides out that are a large C goofed up a couple 4x8 sheets of 35 dollar 4x8's I need to come up with something easy to build than this[:-banghead] Ill look through the other 2 tommorow
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2138 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  03:23:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aluminium framing using Qubelock joiners, is what a lot of Aussie displays are made from.
I'm sure you have similar product in North America. Much lighter than timber.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHWA_enAU629AU630&biw=1366&bih=657&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=FLQmXqT9NvDA3LUP-oqQkAk&q=qubelok aluminium&oq=cubelock&gs_l=img.1.2.0i67j0i5i30j0i10i24j0i24l7.0.0..6267...0.0..0.183.351.0j2......0......gws-wiz-img.......0i7i30.367u8pYKZaQ

Regards
Rob Goslin

A Warped Barrel is a Fool's Frustration - Maxwell Smart.
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17992 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  09:42:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robert goslin

Aluminium framing using Qubelock joiners, is what a lot of Aussie displays are made from.
I'm sure you have similar product in North America. Much lighter than timber.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHWA_enAU629AU630&biw=1366&bih=657&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=FLQmXqT9NvDA3LUP-oqQkAk&q=qubelok aluminium&oq=cubelock&gs_l=img.1.2.0i67j0i5i30j0i10i24j0i24l7.0.0..6267...0.0..0.183.351.0j2......0......gws-wiz-img.......0i7i30.367u8pYKZaQ




Rob is right, the closest equivalent to Qubelok in the US is this; Nylon and Satin Anodized Aluminum connectors; https://www.brunnerent.com/Tools/Portfolio/frontend/itemlist.asp?type=2&size=0&lngDisplay=2&strMetaTag
Brunner Enterprises Inc.
100 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Just a few connectors to view. Nylon connector and Aluminum square tubes.


Here is a shadowbox drawing made with some.





Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Craig H
Fireman

1642 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  1:18:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, Checkout The Dolly Varden project...the long haul....posted on this forum buy jhunter This is how i'm going to build MY LAYOUT i'm going to call the company today or tomorrow on there alum frame and stuff

Edited by - Craig H on 01/21/2020 3:27:13 PM
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17992 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:05:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Craig H

Louis, Checkout The Dolly Varden project...the long haul....posted on this forum buy jhunter This is how i'm going to build MY LAYOUT i'm going to call the company today or tomorrow on there alum frame and stuff



That was a fantastic build. You may want to see the Dolly Varden in Mario's website; http://www.modvid.com.au/ then click on "Mario Miniatures", then click on "Worldwide Modellers" and scroll down to Dolly Varden.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Edited by - desertdrover on 01/21/2020 4:11:40 PM
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Craig H
Fireman

1642 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:10:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Called today Brunner Enterprises this afternoon and texted a salesperson pictures of what I wanted to build ill probably here from them tomorrow on what I need to start and then put in a Order[:-spin][:-thumbu]
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Craig H

Called today Brunner Enterprises this afternoon and texted a salesperson pictures of what I wanted to build ill probably here from them tomorrow on what I need to start and then put in a Order[:-spin][:-thumbu]



Glad I could help with a location start Graig. Looking forward to your build and progress. [:-cowboy][:-thumbu]


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Neil F
Engine Wiper

United Kingdom
152 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:21:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Craig, have you looked at our site we made our boards with wood/ply C shapes the only problem is it takes 2 people to move them. The size can be adjusted as long as you can get them through doorways without damaging the paintwork, the boards are stacked 2 high on wheeled frames that make it easy to move in our club room, and used to move into the van as shows. We have 5 shows booked for the layout this year and several for the next couple of years.

Neil F in Stockport

http://sites.google.com/site/purgatorypeakmodelrailroad/home
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brucet
Engine Wiper

Australia
463 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:30:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's some more ideas. Scroll down and you will see some fine examples of shadow box designs.
https://www.facebook.com/chrisnevard

Yes they are OO scale and UK outline but the concept is what you are looking for.
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danpickard
Fireman

Australia
1340 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  4:36:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit danpickard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The modules for Dolly Varden were 6.5í long, and able to be lifted and moved by one person if required (as we often did when moving sections around in each otherís work spaces...John and I live a bit over 2 hours drive from each other). The end plates were ply to help with track join alignment, but back scene and roof panels were made with foam core to keep the weight a bare minimum.

Cheers,
Dan Pickard

http://www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com/
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5538 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  5:23:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

quote:
Originally posted by Craig H

Louis, Checkout The Dolly Varden project...the long haul....posted on this forum buy jhunter This is how i'm going to build MY LAYOUT i'm going to call the company today or tomorrow on there alum frame and stuff



That was a fantastic build. You may want to see the Dolly Varden in Mario's website; http://www.modvid.com.au/ then click on "Mario Miniatures", then click on "Worldwide Modellers" and scroll down to Dolly Varden.





Or you can see it in person at the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in Odessa, FL.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/21/2020 5:23:40 PM
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Craig H
Fireman

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Posted - 01/21/2020 :  7:05:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Dan, were you been? Are you working on anything? Frank, I always wanted to go to the Suncoast center but the drive from michigan[:-banghead] Bruct, Thanks for the info but i'm going to stick with the info from Louis. Thanks everyone for responding to my post.
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danpickard
Fireman

Australia
1340 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  7:44:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit danpickard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Craig,
Been lurking on various forums and looking at lots of stuff...just not posting much (I find I do quick and easy posts on various Facebook groups instead these days, mainly bring lazy rather than making a bit more effort to load stuff onto forums). Still modelling, in between organising the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention (about to do my third one in a row). Have a home layout I sporadically work on, which is still shadow box style, just not a light and portable build. I did build a lighter sample version of what my home layout is about, called Kinmont, which is a cameo style little module to display some of my scenery and the types of equipment I will be running on my bigger home layout. Kinmont is nice and portable, fitting in the back of my car easily, and only takes about 30 minutes to set up. Currently it is about to be expanded to a second module/scene with a fellow Aussie modeller who shares the same interests. Link below is of some footage that someone shot at a recent exhibition.
https://youtu.be/8vzNwd1tFzk

Cheers,
Dan Pickard

http://www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com/
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brucet
Engine Wiper

Australia
463 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2020 :  8:12:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Craig H I'm mortified you are ignoring my suggestion!!
But I'll be watching to see how you progress. I believe shadow box layouts are an excellent idea. Good luck.
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