Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Yukari model train layout






SHIN-YUKARI 
https://shin-yukari.weebly.com/

Marc over at the Shin-Yukari blog is doing some fantastic work! The level of detail is amazing. So much layout in a relatively small footprint makes super-detailing this this more possible.




As far as goals for a future layout goes, Marc's layout ticks a LOT of buttons for me. The track work is a lot of fun here.




There is so much action to be had. It's really well thought out.





The details are stunning and I love his use of lighting and electrics - another goal for my layout when I get it up and going again.





Fantastic details.




Goals. So many goals met here. If I didn't know better, I would have thought the image below to be a real photo. Really grand work!




And to see items that I own taken up to grand levels like this is really exciting for me. I have this truck depot, but the lighting and internal detail additions really take it above and beyond.


Lastly, I would really like some complex switch areas like this on my layout. It's a fun section.




All in all, seeing work like this fills me with excitement. I hope to find a space where I can get my layout going again, but really plan and plot before starting in on building. I was going to start now, but without knowing how much space I'll have it seems like it wouldn't be a good use of time. For now, I'll continue these fact finding missions and see what ideas I can farm for the future.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Dave Stanley's Morada Belt Layout

Dave Stanley was nice enough to open his Morada Belt layout for the Narrow Gauge Convention and I ventured out to see it with Tom Barbalet of MODEL RAIL RADIO.  It was a fantastic trip that started out with a meet up for BBQ, then making the trek down to see the layout. 

Fantastic setup! Operations galore in this well thought out and wonderfully crafted layout!

Thanks to Pat Davis as well!






















Very cool switch panel setup!