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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2019 07:47 pm
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Hi everybody,

I had in the last month not the power to build anything, and I spent the time to make plans.
So I try to explain.


I live in the very north of Germany, near island and ocean, so I'm infected with northern themes.
We have here some little island with trains and little locos, where island people work and live with.
It's the same with ships and boats.


In a cold stormy and bad whether day I saw this :-

An island (wow! A never seen theme!) - you can walk around (aha?! I've seen that before!) with 4 points of view,
the same island with the illusion of different scales WITH different scales! HM!!!

View from North, West, South and East - with a bridge to the mainland to make it compete.
OK... so every scenery need an separation, with hidden portals, not ever, but so often as possible.

I think, it could work - when the East part - connected with the mainland - leads trains in On30 -
the train cross the scene and drives in the next scenery through a portal in a hidden place, just to wait for the way back.
 
In the next scenery a smaller Version of the train continue the journey to cross the North-scenery with marina and valley in the back.
Now the train drives through a portal in the hidden part of all, just to drive in the South-scenery, what has the same scale as the North-scene.

The view from the West side show the train - very small - I think N-scale - in the back of the scene -
the front will show the freight traffic in On30 or 1:22.5 (like Gn15) - just for the fishing boats etc.

The South-scenery show dike & water construction and sheep, cows & many nature.


That is the idea, and I painted it with my pencil.




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... & back to the North again





The tricky thing is,

when the train disappears in the portal must the smaller version come out of the portal in the next scenery.

I think its just possible with a digital computer control.

I want to realize it in 5 - 6 modules - we will see.


That's it for today. Good night -

yours Thorsten K 




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I remember that Daniel Caso posted (long ago) a piece about a whaling station located on an island.
If he is watching, maybe he will remember it.
This was a real thing and would make a great layout I would imagine.

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Bob Clark here in San Antonio about 25 years ago built an On3 layout that had a small loop of HO track toward the back and up on a hill.
He would run his On3 through a tunnel and then run the HO out of a tunnel and back in.
Made for lots of fun when he did an open house.

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" He would run his On3 through a tunnel and then run the HO out of a tunnel and back in "


Hi Nathan  :wave:


That sounds like it would have been pretty  C :cool: :cool: L  to see ...

... especially after a few ...  [toast]  ...  :shocked:  ???


;)


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" tricky thing "


Hi Thorsten  :wave:



If magicians can pull 10 rabbits out of 1 hat ...  :shocked:  ;)

... it could be done with trains !  :clown:



I was looking at your great drawings ...  :thumb:

... but the 'order' in which you Posted them, was doing my head in !  :Crazy:



I think you went :- North, East, West, South ... or something like that !!  ??? :hyp: L:



It confused the hell outta me, trying to imagine going from one scene, to the next ...

... so I took the liberty of changing the 'order' to :- North, West, South, East & back to the North again.

As it sailing 'anti-clockwise' or from 'left to right' around this CRAZY 'multi-scale' island.  :cool:

Hope you don't mind.  :P



I re-Posted them as 'non-attachments' as well, so that non-Members can see them also.



If you want to re-Post one of the 4-views, to talk about later ...

... just 'Right-Click' over the view you want & then click COPY IMAGE ...

... you can then use PASTE to drop the copied-image into your text in the Main Reply Window.
 


Might come in handy ... I'm sure you know what I mean.  :)


I also had another idea for viewing the WHOLE island ...  :brill:

... it relies on bending & rejoining the space-time-scale continuum ...

... a bit like Einstein was thinking about ...

... but you saw it FIRST here on Freerails !  ;)

Coming up  .   .    .



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