Z-scale layouts

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Heine Pedersen, May 26, 2004.

  1. Heine Pedersen

    Heine Pedersen New Member

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    Hi folks, I am from Norway, and I found the link to this board in a message on the Yahoo Z-scale group. I understand that you like photos, so here we go... :)

    I start with my first Z-scale layout. A coffee table:

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    More than 100 photos of the making of the table on http://www.heinepedersen.com/miniclub/ Photos like this:

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  2. Heine Pedersen

    Heine Pedersen New Member

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  3. Anachron

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    Hello Heine and welcome to the gauge :)

    I have seen your coffe table layout at Hobbymässan here in stockholm, and its truly an amazing layout u have created! :D
    and it took me some time to figure out the trackplan hehe :p
  4. nalmeida

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    Amazing work you've done there Heine, I'm doing a small layout in z scale to, the dimensions are slightly small than your briefcase layout. I'll visit your site to see some wip photos. If you are doing something at the moment please post your progress here in The Gauge... yes we really do love pictures :)
  5. Heine Pedersen

    Heine Pedersen New Member

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    My current project is this layout in a shelf:

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    The rest of the pictures of this project is on http://www.heinepedersen.com/hyllebane It is only Norwgian text on this part, but photos says more than a thousand words...:)
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    nalmeida Member

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    Man, that was really fast :eek: thanks a lot, it's bookmarked :) and by the way great layout you've got there
  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Very nice! And welcome to the Gauge!
  8. Heine Pedersen

    Heine Pedersen New Member

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    Thanks Anachron, Stockholm was fun. It is always nice to display the coffe table. :) It has been to seven shows in the last one and a half year...

    And here is the trackplan:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Hi Heine and welcome to the Gauge. Love pictures? To us it is like a fix, we have to have them! They were Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Welcome to The Gauge, Heine. I love European equipment and find your posts a refreshing pause from American prototypes. As for Z scale, I appreciate the fine mechanisms involved. I own one Marklin Z railcar, a Sinalco Cola refridgerated truck. I keep it around to remind me that the small parts I growl at in HO scale could be smaller....much smaller :eek: :)
  12. Anachron

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    Wow I didnt even know that so many shows existed here in scandinavia :D

    You have really hidden that track plan real good, what are friends telling you when they see your coffe table? :)

    And btw, thats one crazy shelf layout!
    have you been able to create a good trackwork with such a mad trackplan? :D
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    WOW!!!

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    Makes me want to take up drinking coffee so I can sit and look at the layout. ;)
  14. YakkoWarner

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    Wow! That is absolutely spectacular. And your website is great too! Where do you find the time?

    Have you decided on an industry for the briefcase yet? The "Giant Lima Bean" farm does have some humor appeal but perhaps something a little less Woody Allen would be better.

    keep up the great work and thanks for sharing it with us.
  15. Heine Pedersen

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    Well, I have been to three shows in Norway and four in Sweden. This is from my first show in Oslo october 2002:

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    Photo by Svein Martin Holt www.platelayer.com

    I brought along my couch and made a platform to gain som more height:

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    Photo by Lars Byman

    I also got my Picture in the leading Norwegian newspaper:

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    I was also interviued on national Norwegian radio... (of all things). I had to explain how the layout was buildt. :)
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    Heine Pedersen New Member

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    No problems with the trackwork. :) It is about 80 meters of Peco flex-track and 50-60 Märklin turnouts... All turnouts are purchased from ebay.de.

    One lap on the mainline takes about 8-10 minutes...

    Its a lot of levels in the highest part:

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    On this picture the top level is actually missing...
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    Thanks, the industri has turned into a mine... I am not sure what they dig out of it though. :confused:
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    Beautiful carpentry...couldn't imagine how much space this would need to duplicate in HO scale.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    First, Heine, welcome to the gauge! Second, I am impressed! that is one very nice Z scale layout! Finally, I'll feel I deserve an opinion on Z scale, after I finish building the Nn3 version of this:

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  20. Papa Bear

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    Welcome to The Gauge, Heine! Love the layouts, especially the coffee table. That's some great modelling and carpentry work.

    Speaking of work, Sumpter, it looks like you've got yours cut out for you.
    John