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This little set (still intact in its original box) I enlarged over a short period of time with odds and ends of secondhand Italian "Rivarossi" stuff.
The Helsinki Model Railroad Club has a fantastically detailed layout, with accurately modeled Finnish engines & rolling stock, period buildings etc. The track gauge also dictates the size of the entire layout, because you must be careful not to make the curves so tight that the rolling stock has difficulty following them. Isn't it strange how so many of the great animators working at the Disney Studio during animation's golden age were railroad hobbyists? Turnouts are driven by a capacitor pulse that ensures sufficient energy for the short time needed to set the turnout. Electrically, this layout is run on "separate half-wave pulse modulated DC", which means I can run two engines (each equipped with a diode inside) independently, provided they run in different directions.
Covering the plywood supports with cardboard and thick aluminum foil gave me a good base for the landscape. Note that there are two small "hills" on top of the large hill - these are covers for openings that enable me to rescue a train that might have derailed in the tunnels!
Painting with acrylics (animation cel paint, actually!) mixed with a little sawdust gave me the right texture.
For landscaping, more sawdust, natural stones and lichen which I colored in a mixture of water color and glycerine. I made trees by twisting together thin, soft copper wire for roots, trunks and branches, painted them brown, and then glued colored sawdust to the branches as foliage. There are a few "Hall-element" magnetic transducers under the track, and small magnets under each train's first car that makes the layout automatic: The lights go red, one train stops at the station, until the other clears the 3-turnout area - then the light goes green and the first train can continue.
It is interesting and challenging to photograph any miniature model - you have to know your camera equipment well, and be familiar with the pitfalls of depth of field, camera shake, etc.
I prefer to use 35mm 100 ASA slide film, mostly using a macro-focusing 24-48mm wide angle zoom lens (wide angle lenses give better perspective and greater depth of field).
I have a large picture file (250 K, 600x800, high quality JPG) on a separate page, a miniature on the right. I have also shot 3-dimensional pictures of the layout, one example can be found on my 3-D page.
The pictures were scanned (with a Minolta Dimage Dual scanner) from negatives taken in very weak light with a Minolta Vectis S-1 APS camera loaded with 200 ASA print film. The lighting inside the houses is simple: I used ordinary flashlight bulbs (a few each in series), and some transparent paper in the windows for diffusion. The street lights are yellow, "diffuse" type, 3 mm diameter LEDs mounted on pieces of thin but stiff plastic tubing. Did you know that there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different stamps with railroad motifs?
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Small MobilesMy collecting seems to have taken a bit of a turn this year and I've started going small.
These are all live steam models and I added a Mamod TE into the pics so we can all see how small these models are.
WOW want want want i love these mini steam engines and you have a good variety and they would stand proud in anyone's collection. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Items delivered internationally may be subject to customs processing depending on the item's declared value. Youa€™ll see an estimated delivery date - opens in a new window or tab based on the sellera€™s dispatch time and delivery service.
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By submitting your bid, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. By clicking Confirm, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Note the "joystick" type engineer's control handle (wooden dart with suction cup) - quite advanced for 1954! N scale is also becoming more common, thanks to its smaller size, and is provided by several manufacturers.
The scales on these gauges vary, sometimes the rolling stock is modelled on narrow-gauge prototypes, which means the scale is larger than for "ordinary" gauge prototypes. Here's a scale model of the Tk3, displayed at the Finnish Railway Museum, in Hyvinge, less than an hour's drive north of Helsinki. Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, Carl Fallberg, to name just a few - oh, and let's not forget Walt Disney himself!
A layout with nice possibilities needs several concentric loops of tracks plus landscaping, hills, tunnels, bridges etc. As you can see, I have economized and used a minimum amount of the rather expensive turnouts. To learn how I shot these video clips (with a sugar-cube sized video camera), go to the "Mini video camera"-page. I can park a train on the inner one of the tracks that run over the hills, or on the inner loop.
It is important that the painted surfaces look a bit rough - there are no enamel-smooth cliffs in nature!
I've spent many hours looking for interesting camera angles, choosing the right lens & lighting when photographing my layout. The best lighting is natural window light or electronic flash ("bounced" via ceiling or wall) to avoid harsh shadows - sometimes using a large white cardboard as a reflector to lighten up the shadow side.
It shows the entire layout from an angle not seen on this page, so if you don't mind the little wait, click to enlarge! However, this special camera lacks any focusing mechanism (hard to construct on a revolving-lens camera), so I had to use a close-up diopter lens, which doesn't give the best possible results - because of the rotating optics and the distortion introduced by the diopter, there is a slight horizontal smear even on those parts of the image that ought to be in perfect focus.
I added the sky and corrected the colors on my Mac - the pictures originally had a very strong orange hue, due to the overhead artificial light which I dimmed to barely a glow. The LEDs are bent on their leads to a horizontal position, and painted with silver paint on the top, to simulate the reflectors of real street lights. Contactez le vendeur- la page s'ouvre dans une nouvelle fenA?tre ou un nouvel onglet pour connaA®tre les modes de livraison disponibles vers votre destination. This is made by a different firm and is a model by Lutz Hielscher, of Germany (mini-steam). I remember seeing adds for the little HO live steam Rockets in Model Railroader when I was a kid. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods and will depend on when your payment clears - opens in a new window or tab. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount. I built some houses from plastic "Faller" kits and a few of my own design of painted cardboard. Engines of the 5" (127 mm) gauge are usually 1:12 scale, and can often pull a train of half a dozen or more adult passengers - see below!


At the museum, there are several restored old locomotives on display, click here for a page with a few pictures of them. A standard "HO"-scale layout of the functionality I wanted would have required four or five square meters of space - one third of the room! They really look much better than the molded plastic trees you can buy, and are a lot cheaper and really fun to do. The f-stop must be as small as practically possible to get enough depth of field, so this means long exposure times with the camera on a tripod. The leads are connected to thin wires, well insulated, going through the tube (which is pushed into a drilled hole) and emerging on the underside of the the plywood base, where all connections are made. Stamps are small works of art - I spent a whole evening with a loupe, looking at the ones I bought!
I've had this model for some time but not posted pics before because I enjoy the 'steamies travels' thread so much and really don't think I can add anything much. He's been helping me find these models and I've enjoyed the slight change in my collecting.
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From this I can deduce that it must have been made pretty soon after WWII, in what later was called West Germany.
This time around, I scrapped the idea of a shelf around the walls - the railroad must be protected from dust, too. In this picture, the track is laid out for the first test run, to make sure the grades were not too steep for the tiny engines.
The original slides are of course much sharper than you can see here, since I've had to compress the pictures quite heavily when scanning & putting them on the web server (otherwise you'd fallen asleep waiting for the pictures to load). Of course, I've connected several LEDs in series, and added a suitable series resistor to keep the current around 10 mA - otherwise the LEDs would burn out. Here are just a few examples from different countries: Isle of Man (British Commonwealth), former Chechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Norway, India, Germany and Burma. These were built after the time of the Rocket and although Crampton was British, his designs sold best in France and so many people think of Crampton as being French. This motorcycle toy (click to enlarge) has intriguing wind-up action: The rider stands beside the cycle, rises up on it, kick-starts, and then runs and steers the motorcycle in a circle. The image immediately above is in fact a enlargement of only a part of a slide which contains almost the whole layout - see small image at right. After just a few years, I had to tear down the shelves when my other activities in the mid-60's (such as magic tricks, chemical experiments, photography and finally animation) required more space.A few of my friends did keep their layouts operational well into their teens and even 20's, until they too had to pack them down for storage.
However, since the pulse is very short, the coils cannot overheat (the "resting" current of 15 milliamps through the charging resistor does not generate any appreciable heat and is thus small enough to be ignored).
One had his layout on a large board that he could hoist to the ceiling of his bedroom with rope and blocks. The capacitor is charged and ready for action within 2-3 seconds after a previous switching. If so, please email me!As you know, there are several different scales and gauges for model railroads.
This system insures effective and rapid switching of the turnout, and can be applied to other DC operated systems, too.



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