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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 01:27 pm
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Ok guys,

A Garden Railroader once told me that you couldn't capture the realism of narrow gauge indoors in large scale as would an outdoors garden layout. And it would be the same as a small scale model railroad. Well here are 3 different scenes from 3 different indoor large scale layouts I've built in the past 10 years.


HHHMMMMMM you tell me. !!!!!!!

Ronnie D.:cb:


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My On30 Soggy Bottom Boy Railway.



 

My "G"scale Rundown And Poor Lumber Company.




 




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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 06:25 pm
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Ronnie-beautiful stuff! Don't let anyone tell you "you can't......". A "structural engineer" told me that I shouldn't try using camera tripods to support my layout. This was after the layout had been up for several years. Somebody ALWAYS knows better and many will tell you so. For photos, you can't beat real sunlight, but it looks like you have found the secret for indoors...the pix look great!

                    Woodie



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Excellent scenics. My next On30 will be indoors (Build anything outdoors here in Seattle, and you will spend most of the time looking at it through a rain drenched window)



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IMHO outdoor RRs don't look very realistic because everything but the trains is 1:1. Not a good start.



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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 02:53 am
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Howdy-thanks for the realism faults of outdoor layouts.

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pipopak wrote: IMHO outdoor RRs don't look very realistic because everything but the trains is 1:1. Not a good start.
WELL....Beg to differ--I've seen a lot of stuff on the Mogollon RR that looks pretty realistic to me!   ;)

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Thanks UNK...nothing beats that 1:1 scale sunlight! Even when it's 105 degrees...

                           Woodie



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Pipopack does have a point.  Usually, outdoor layouts consist of trains down on the ground surrounded by daylillys and such, an abstract view at best.  Woodie, by thinking outside the box, has built a very exceptional layout which has the best of both worlds; elevated, made to scale scenery, like indoors but out in the real world of fresh air and SUNSHINE.  Mogollon shows us what can be done.

I modeled outdoors for many years.  My main reason for switching back to an indoor layout was to escape constant maintenance but I'll admit I was always a bit put off by the everpresent out of scale background.  Close editing of photos helps some.  I haven't had a chance to view the Mogollon first hand but I'll bet the overwhelming realism of the layout would keep my eyes off everything else.

But back to Ronnie's pioneer work in indoor large scale scenery.  GREAT JOB, Ronnie! Welcome to the club.  Not many of us trying this.  When I came back inside I kept large scale so I'm learning how to do this too.  Give me a holler, Ronnie--we'll swap ideas!



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