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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2014, 09:31:22 PM »
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The back of the layout will be behind a backdrop to hide the loop of track and break up the scene.

Chris do you have a method for rolling your track into curves, I just do it the no scientific way which plays havoc with track gauge.

I just pull (draw) it through my fingers and play with it till it's very close to what I need.

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2018, 09:46:21 AM »
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So, a long time between drinks, in the meantime to cut it short life has gotten in the way and after some set backs I've adopted two new hobbies as a beekeeper and a Volvo owner. Needless to say both have kept me poor for the last 4 years until recently when new employment means a move and some money starting to come in.

My last, like, 10 attempts met with failure due to a lack of funds at critical points to progress so my mojo dies by the time I cared enough, and the dreams of grandeur of youth meant I wanted to be too big too fast, reading back the last three pages almost feels cringe worthy to the point I feel I owe an apology.

I'll test out the gallery function on TRW and post these ideas up, I've discovered that you can buy sheets of black plastic clad plywood of about 17mm (11/16") thick for concrete forms for extremely cheap for what you get. I also cut wood on a table saw for beehives so I have a jig made up so I've played with the idea of a shelf layout. But I'm going to go for the simple roundy roundy. Again this is Brooklyn, very late 80's, probably condensed to one city block with the centre section given over to the U shaped warehouse of the Bush Terminal with the tracks in the centre courtyard.

Two ideas are current, the difference is subtle between the ideas but I would like on one side to have a front and back track running off so I can build an extension or a pair of staging cassettes in future. I would like one of the curves to be coming off a turnout but I can't make it fit in the space.

According to the big green box the plywood is 1200mm by 595mm (or 2' by 4') but experience shows me this is more 598/600 by 1203, my plan reflects the reported diemnsions and any extra space is considered a bonus even if it's a millimetre.

Famous last words but this time around we'll try and use the KISS methodology.




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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »
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Any updates on this?

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2020, 05:31:56 PM »
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You know I've had all the Kato track to rebuild the tiny layout based on David's for like 3 year now and still haven't attached it to a board yet  :|

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2020, 07:19:23 PM »
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You know I've had all the Kato track to rebuild the tiny layout based on David's for like 3 year now and still haven't attached it to a board yet  :|

What’s stopping you?

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2020, 01:19:12 AM »
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What’s stopping you?

Ah yes, the thing that inspired me to post here.

Presenting that as inspiration is cheating.
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2020, 01:28:00 AM »
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Ah yes, the thing that inspired me to post here.

Presenting that as inspiration is cheating.

Even worse is when you go to his (DKS') house and see all of his past projects/work and he doesn't see it as impressive as you do. Plenty of inspiration all over, but also a little intimidating until you realize "I can do that, too."
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2020, 01:33:17 AM »
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2020, 01:50:40 PM »
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Even worse is when you go to his (DKS') house and see all of his past projects/work and he doesn't see it as impressive as you do. Plenty of inspiration all over, but also a little intimidating until you realize "I can do that, too."

Very true. It’s also true that as our modeling skills increase, it’s easier to spot our own shortcomings and to become annoyed until a solution is found. The Railwire is an excellent source for finding solutions to these shortcomings.

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2020, 01:59:23 PM »
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Ah yes, the thing that inspired me to post here.

Presenting that as inspiration is cheating.

Try living with it. Every time I go out into the studio, there it is. It’s like a constant reminder that I am nowhere near being that good.

It’s fun to run trains on though. Keeps me entertained while I’m working on reenacting projects.
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2020, 08:04:36 PM »
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What’s stopping you?

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Well I did already build one  :P

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2020, 09:20:25 AM »
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Dammit. Every time I see one of these all I want to do is a version set here in Baltimore. Somewhere for my PC SW1s to roam...

No! MUST. WORK. ON. EXISTING. LAYOUT.

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2020, 12:51:10 PM »
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@Ed Kapuscinski you are so right!  One of those "shiny objects" that distracts me is starting a Philly Delaware Avenue module...

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2020, 01:58:09 PM »
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All of you are tempting me to divert precious resources and time away from modeling the Colorado high country in two scales to do something very urban and gritty.

Riding the LIRR into NYC in the late 70s/early 80s gave me plenty of taste for urban blight.

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2020, 02:09:13 PM »
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Here is my Kato version laying loose:


I planned to go "full Sellios" with this and model early like 1940. The hardest part is figuring out how to arrange buildings and roads.