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Darjeeling Railway - Some scenic thinking

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HI all,

 

One of the things I have been asked to do is a background for the station of Darjeeling itself.

 

There isn't space available on the model as proposed to have the engine shed modelled.

 

So - to give some impression of what may  be done I was asked if I could do a graphic background.

 

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Again - this is an image file exported from the drawing program.

 

Thoughts, ideas, improvements?

 

Thanks

 

ps - may have more on this aspect of the layout as things develop.

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Hi all,

 

Having got the basic outline - time to add a bit more detail....

 

How have I arrived at the drawing(s) shown?

 

There are some known measurements which I have used to scale the overall length and height.

 

For example....

 

The wheelbase and height of a B Class Loco

 

The length and height of some of the coaches.

 

So, it was a case of extrapolate as much as possible based on these things.

 

That gets me to the stage of the first drawing I've shown.

 

Moving on to the next stage....

 

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A few adjustments were made to the initial drawing.

 

I realised that I had used the height of the loco and carriages incorrectly from ground level.

 

Only problem is...

 

The tracks in the shed are not at ground level!

 

That takes us to adding a few textures to the drawing to see how it looks.

 

That's where we are for now.

 

Next thing will be to print it out and see how it looks against a backscene (that I've yet to make!).

 

More once I get going again.

 

Thanks

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Does this picture give you any additional information?

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I confess that when I took the photo, the station was not really what I had in mind.

Best wishes

Eric  

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Hi Phil,

 

I am very new to this forum, so these photos might be redundant. Hope these photos help.

 

Regards,

Adhip.

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Hi Adhip,

 

Any photo sources are useful!

 

The initial idea on this thread has progressed a bit - I now have drawn up the full engine shed ready to print as card model with plastic details.

 

however, I've been concentrating on other things recently but that will change over the Xmas week - I hope.

 

Photos of the current coaching stock with new air conditioning fitted are a gap in my photo source file.

 

Also interested in photo of Rangtong station buildings.

 

Thanks

Phil H

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Hi Phil,

 

Unfortunately, last time when I visited Darjeeling, the Hill Cart Road was closed due to landslide hence, I was not able to take the photos of Rangtong. Moreover, I have not encountered the AC Coach.

 

Regards,

Adhip.

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