Introductory Diorama

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Will_annand, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    lok pretty cool man!cant wait to see it finished,but what is that octagonal structure,its really cool looking.--josh
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bigsteel: The octagonal structure is the water tower. In northern regions we had to cover them in; I'm not sure if we added heaters to them or not. In Perth, the base of the water tower was stone as stone was a popular local building material, but it was all more round.

    Will: glad to see Robin's buildings being used so well.
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. Timbob

    Timbob New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    re intoductory dioram

    Will

    Great start there.

    I am modelling early 1900's in HO ( I know - horribly oversized - but meets my needs for parts I can see) and was wondering if you had any plan drawings for the octagonal water tower?

    Tim
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Timbob: there was a plastic kit for the enclosed water tank in HO (Park Model Products? about 30 years ago) and I think they still show up second hand. I know I have one in my collection of boxes.
  8. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    If there is a power packconnected , it's not technically a diorama :)
    Nice work, I like the contrast between the 2 sides of your "diorama".
    I have a 25" x 36" layout, a call it a live diorama.
  11. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice work Will:thumb:
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks great, Will. :thumb:
  14. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  15. spyder62

    spyder62 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good Job Will . Your talk will blow them away.
    rich
  16. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's hard to get good help, isn't it? :D

    Is your mini layout also based on the Credit Valley like your main layout is? I was thinking about building something similar based on local railroads.
  17. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0
  18. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2002
    Messages:
    5,718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nicely done Will! :thumb::thumb:

    Andrew
  19. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    It would be nice to see some more of this, from other Gaugers.
  20. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    0