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What's On My Workbench: Pre-Holiday Edition

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What's On My Workbench: Pre-Holiday Edition
Posted by Modeleer on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:47 PM

Science Fiction Model Railroad Workbench

I wanted to share what was on my workbench before the craziness of the holidays engulfs us.

These days I'm kitbashing a futuristic cryogenic gas powered locomotive for my sci-fi layout "Mines of Xenon". I'm building it with the help of my daughter to teach some basic concepts and share the hobby with her. And boy, is it fun!

The layout also features a turbo train to shuttle workers to the mine and back (below).

To follow the build or learn more, check out my blog:

https://smallurbanrails.wordpress.com/

Minex of Xenon science fiction Turbo Train model railroad

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, November 09, 2017 8:37 PM

I love it!

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I knew that sci-fi, dystopian, or steam-punk model railroads were possible, and could be really fun.

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Please keep posting!

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by msrrkevin on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:48 PM

Ha!!  Tyco Turbo Train!  Havent thought about one of those in years!

- Kevin

Check out my shapeways creations! HOn3 and railroad items for 3D printing:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/kevin-s-model-train-detail-parts

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Posted by joe323 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:26 AM

Due to the impending move of the SIW downstairs I am skiping the holidays this year and going straight to rebuilding after January 1st.

Joe Staten Island West 

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:43 PM

SeeYou190

I knew that sci-fi, dystopian, or steam-punk model railroads were possible, and could be really fun.

I've seen a couple out there on the internet. MR even had a sci-fi layout plan in April 1978, A Lunar Railroad You Can Model, however it might have been their idea of an April Fool's joke because MR is strictly a rivet counter no fantasy magazine.

I also think sci-fi layouts can be fun. Besides my main layout, I just started a historically accurate wild west V&T layout but I'm also planning on building a sci-fi layout based on the railroad in the movie, The Ghosts of Mars. I was thinking about modifying my old Hot Wheels Sizzler trains to use but maybe I'll checkout the Tyco Turbo Trains. I too would love to see updates on this project.

 

 

Modeling a fictional version of California set in the 1990s Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad

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