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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:04 PM

 ... and a Lionel track !

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:29 PM

We were just talking about the Shinkansen over on the Classic Trains forum last month!  Big Smile  http://cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/t/273148.aspx

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:56 PM

That's probably how I'm going to look standing in the middle of my N scale trains...

was that from Shin Godzilla ? I saw it on the plane last year. Great models, and effects !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:03 PM

Also, Godzilla is tearing through Tokyo Eki ( train station).

That's a famous building in Tokyo, I believe built in 1914, and it's enormous!  The Shinkansen section is a new addition that you reach through a very confusing maze of corridors...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:43 PM

 Experimenting with view blocks

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:48 PM

 I intend to use smoke 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:51 PM

 And mirrors

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:55 PM

 And every trick in the book...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 5:30 PM

 By gorge, I think I've got it !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 5:34 PM

 Building at this level to maximize my space

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:48 PM

 Never one to throw anything away, when my wife had shelves added to her walk in closet...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:52 PM

 There was leftover baseboard, and hanger rod material. This will be painted to resemble concrete.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:33 PM

 Test run !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:36 PM

 Which translates into another work stoppage...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:38 PM

 Man, I love this hobby !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:17 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 05, 2019 6:50 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 05, 2019 6:52 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 05, 2019 6:55 PM

 I've yet to build the Lionel level...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:23 PM

He who dies with the most tracks wins ! The objective is to have as many trains running simultaneously as humanly possible...

 The next project is the Lionel Mainline.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:25 PM

 It's happening...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:27 PM

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:21 PM

Well, you've got me doodling with Atlas Track Planning Software!  Time to get my N gauge out of the box!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:37 PM

It's all fun ! I enjoy all of it !

There will be a scene yet to come with deliberate Forced Perspective. This was one of the Smoke and Mirrors tricks I was referring to previously.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:07 PM

Here's my latest-most-probable track plan.  Impressive isn't it?  Wink

A folded dogbone with 1 turnout, 4 bridges, a factory, a station, a house and a river/creek/canal with stone retaining walls in a 34 x 27 inch space.  But hey!  That's an UPGRADE from the 2 foot by 2 foot oval layout I built 30 years ago!  Laugh  I guess you can say I'm a casual scale railroader!  Wink

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:42 PM

Very impressive !! 

And, it can be worked into an 0 scale layout in the background. We draw inspiration from everywhere. I always remember the great John Allen and his Gorre and Daphetid. No one had seen anything like it when it appeared in M R in January '69. 

 But, tucked away in the middle of his phenomenal masterpiece was his original layout, 15" radius curves and all. He kept it, and worked it in !!

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:12 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:35 PM

 Progress thus far...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:23 AM

My Forced Perspective scene will feature:

O

S

HO

and N

 in one scene

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:29 PM

 My wife think's these tin diesels look like they should have cookies inside...

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