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Hi All,


I have enjoyed and been inspired by much that is posted here and thought that I would add some of my own work. 


Like many of you I enjoy small homegrown tramways that never quite made the big time.

Supplied by ship nine months of the year and serviced by a 2' tram,
the Von Leipnik Interplanetary Transportation Co. is located on a small island in Lake Superior. 

The site includes a machine shop, library, laboratory, astronomical observatory, as well as a hand-full of other structures. 

It's 1926 and Otto von Leipnik is working hard to repeal the 2nd law of thermodynamics in his quest to push the frontiers of technology.


A plan of the layout and a few photos are attached.


There is a bit more of my modeling at my website -  needs an update...

http://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/


Regards

Marty


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The majority of the layout resides in a bookcase/wall that separates my modeling area from the laundry room.

On the right half of the scene you are looking out through the machine shop at a ship bringing in supplies for the laboratory. 
Only part of the ship's hull fits into the scene. 

The left-half of the scene opens onto a wood and sheet metal building that extends out over the water. 
The main floor serves as an assembly area with offices and a design studio above in the loft. 
In the laboratory all manner of rocket parts, perpetual motion machines, and robots will be in the midst of fabrication. 

Track runs through all of the building facilitating the transportation of various components,
to the test site and launch pad by a small industrial tramway.
 
The tramway also serves the small observatory out on the eastern point of the island,
separated from the main island by two deep channels. 

To keep the layout from filling up my small workshop I fabricated steel bridgework that hangs off of the wall structures. 
The bridgework connects the scenes and gives my models a bit of running space.


If all goes well there should be some photos below.


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the observatory turn

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side wall

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Here is a sample of brickwork for the machine shop.

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Front wall of boiler shop.

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Marty,

what scale are your models?

Also, what are the bricks made of?

Very nice work, love it all.

Larry Gant

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Hi Larry,

The layout is 7/8ths scale. 
I almost went Gn15 like you did to get more modeling into my space but my eyes thank me for the larger size. 

I will post some more showing how I make bricks. 
In short I made a latex mold and cast them in plaster with concrete dye for coloring. 
The dye works well and I don't have to worry about scratching the color off of the bricks.

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Marty


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Marty

A most interesting concept for your Railway and very well done,

looking forward to more progress photos.

Like the idea of the ship viewed through the shop, very impressive  :apl:




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