Photos of my diorama

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jetrock, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. jetrock

    jetrock Member

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    Finally finished...23x23 inches of HO goodness. It's non-functional but was definitely an education in scenery techniques...

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    An overhead plan view, showing the general track plan from above.
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    Three views from the corner showing most or all of the diorama.
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    Close-up of part of the roundhouse and turntable.
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    Close-up of the turntable and water tower.
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    Close-up of a workbench and workers on one side of the roundhouse.
  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Very nice! Great job!

    The stone retaining wall, how was it made and waht did you use?
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great stuff!!!
  4. jetrock

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    The retaining wall is Campbell styrene retaining wall--essentially just clear plastic molded into the shape of a wall. It was cut roughly to shape, prepped with gray automotive primer and glued directly to the Styrofoam, then given multiple ink washes and a dry-brushing to add some texture.
  5. CharlesH.

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    Very nice job!

    Where did you get the workbench?
  6. jetrock

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    The workbench is scratchbuilt from scraps of 1/16" scribed wooden sheeting, stuck together with a little Goo and ACC.. The tools are commercial castings, I forget the manufacturer.
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    Nice going! When do you start the layout? (nudge, nudge)

    Val
  8. jmarksbery

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    Looks great from here Jetrock. :)
  9. jetrock

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    Actually I already have a small layout--it will now be re-started, as it was on hold for four months while I worked on this...this diorama was done for the local railroad musem. (Talk about your model railroader's dream project...someone else pays for the hobby supplies, I don't need to find space to store it, and thousands of people will see it without having to be exposed to the horrors of my messy garage!)

    Of course, since I put all sorts of extra-special energy into detailing this diorama, I now see a bunch of places on the home layout that could use quite a bit of this sort of attention...