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Train Shed Diorama
« on: September 19, 2010, 02:38:53 PM »
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I have been wanting to build a diorama for this Train Shed ever since I started the project. First is a couple of drawings to give you an idea of what I am after.



I am opting for five tracks instead of six to use the Shed overhand to attach to the station. This will allow me to hide the wiring for the lights once I install them. First built was the Faller station. I like this one because it is close to several US stations. In fact, put a tower on the front and it would look similar to the B&O Mount Royal Station. I don't have a huge amount of time so I made the decision not to take the time to paint the brick read and the tan trim to white. Maybe later if I do have the time.

I got the Train Shed painted this week and my track arrived so I got started on the station diorama. Next, I laid down the five tracks I am going to have in the scene and secured them to the base. I will begin the platforms next. Here are some progress pics.



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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 03:31:28 PM »
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That looks sweet Bob!  8)
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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 04:45:34 PM »
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Cool, indeead!
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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 07:46:21 PM »
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Very very nice Bob! I like the detail.
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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 08:27:16 PM »
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Outstanding!

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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 09:03:49 PM »
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It's a damn shame you can't model a lick................ ;D

Holy cow, is that cool or what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in awe !!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o
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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 11:50:53 PM »
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It's a damn shame you can't model a lick................ ;D

Holy cow, is that cool or what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in awe !!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o
Thanks guys, this is a fun one for me.

Pud, coming from you after what you have built is a real compliment.

Although I have completed the platforms, it will be two weeks before I can post more progress.



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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 11:52:32 AM »
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That's going to be a real eye-popper when it's done, Bob. How are you assembling it--solder or CA?

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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 04:22:54 PM »
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Seems to me a couple of those kits would come in handy on the newly composed Puddington Valley...  I mean, all those crack passenger trains you've built need to stop somewhere!

Bob, is that based on Mt. Royal?

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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 10:43:58 PM »
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David, I used CA for this shed but will use 5min epoxy to put on the roofs and I will solder all of the lamp risers busses for a common ground. The lamps will be 403's with Ngineering shades. I did not purchase the 403's from Ngineering because I could get them at 1/6th the price they were asking.

Lee, it is a combination of Mount Royal and the MILW station. Actually, both were VERY similar in basic design. I took the components I liked the best from both and used them here to create a unique shed.

One other tidbit, I had contacted CMR when I started the shed project to see if Mount Royal would ever be released in N. The answer was no. CMR would have to charge $500+ for the kit and I agree that they might only sell two or three at best.

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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 09:14:02 AM »
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Impressive work Bob

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Re: Train Shed Diorama
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 10:20:00 AM »
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If you're interested in Mt.Royal, give Mark Bandy (from BANTRAK) a shout:
http://www.mjbmodels.com/

I don't see a kit for it, but I know he made one for his NTRAK module, and might still have the drawings (to use on his laser).