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City Goods/Rural Goods plus other Micro layouts in wrapping paper boxes.

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A few photos of my Pug shunting on city goods this morning.

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Thanks for looking. Regards Paul.

 

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And a short video.

 

 

Regards Paul.

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Wonderful video. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted this photo on the Rapido/ Model Rail J70 thread. thought I would share it here as well.

 

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Regards Paul.

 

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Also filmed a short video of the J70 on Rural Goods.

 

 

 

Thanks for looking. Regards Paul.

 

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Another nice video. Thanks.

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23 hours ago, Longmire said:

Another nice video. Thanks.

 

Nice video indeed, of a very nice little layout :)


Howl03 - any chance of an overhead view of the fiddle  / off-stage area? I'm intrigued :)

 

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Thank You Gentleman, So originally Rural Goods started of being able to fit into a really useful wrapping paper box, but I took the decision to extend it and create an integrated single track fiddle yard. I made the fiddle yard scenic with the back scene also continuing, so when viewed from the front it creates the illusion that the layout is bigger. Hope that makes sense, picture 1 overall shot of layout, picture 2 single track fiddle yard. I sometimes also use a Peco loco lift to change stock.

 

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Regards Paul.

 

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15 hours ago, Howl03 said:

........I made the fiddle yard scenic with the back scene also continuing, so when viewed from the front it creates the illusion that the layout is bigger. Hope that makes sense.......

I sometimes also use a Peco loco lift to change stock.

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Thanks for those photos Howl / Paul :)
I thought the arrangement would look something like your pics show - just wanted to know for sure
And yes, it does make sense - the extension of the backscene, the scenery (and ballasting helps too) is a good way of convincing the onlooker that there is more to the layout
I usually continue scenery and ballasting, weathering & weeds etc onto the offstage area - it helps hide the join between the two areas, and suggest that the rest of the world lies beyond.....

EDIT: The continuation of the backscene is also quite important here, as your view-blocker is that nice little goods shed, rather than a more commonplace bridge or tunnel mouth.

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5 hours ago, Longmire said:

 

Could you tell us the dimensions of this other wonderful layout ? Thanks.

 

Hi Longmire. The dimensions of the layout are 108cm x 23cm.

 

Regards Paul.

 

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On 13/03/2019 at 20:34, Howl03 said:

... I made the fiddle yard scenic with the back scene also continuing, so when viewed from the front it creates the illusion that the layout is bigger. ...

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Regards Paul.

 

 

I think this is a marvellous arrangement. The fiddle yard is obscured well enough to constrain the view of the 'stage', but is accessible enough to use the layout at home. You can operate the layout from the front at home or at a show, but I guess you could connect another controller to operate from behind the layout at a show. The layout could sit fairly low at home, e.g. on a coffee table, and go a bit higher at a show e.g. on an ironing board? And if need be store on end in its wrapping paper box.

 

I wonder if you are taking it to shows?

 

- Richard.

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9 hours ago, 47137 said:

 

I think this is a marvellous arrangement. The fiddle yard is obscured well enough to constrain the view of the 'stage', but is accessible enough to use the layout at home. You can operate the layout from the front at home or at a show, but I guess you could connect another controller to operate from behind the layout at a show. The layout could sit fairly low at home, e.g. on a coffee table, and go a bit higher at a show e.g. on an ironing board? And if need be store on end in its wrapping paper box.

 

I wonder if you are taking it to shows?

 

- Richard.

 

Thank you Richard. Unfortunately at the moment I work every weekend so shows are a bit tricky. I have never exhibited any of my layouts but its definitely something I would love to do at some point.

 

Regards Paul.

 

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A couple of photos of my Bachmann Jinty on Rural Goods.

 

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Regards Paul.

 

 

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