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Florida Layout

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4 years 9 months ago #16253 by rvn2001
rvn2001 created the topic: Florida Layout
By popular request, here are some close-up pictures of the Florida-themed layout I just finished building for a customer. The gentleman saw our small humidors and boxed layouts near the end of the show on Sunday in Galesburg, Illinois. He asked if I could build one for him and I agreed. I gave him my contact information not expecting to hear from him as so often happens. He contacted me and sent a drawing of what he had in mind. I sent him several track-plans designed on Anyrail using broad curves but he insisted on using Marklin's smallest radius curves. This is the layout we finally decided on. It fits in a 2' x 4' glass-topped display case bought at a store-supply store. It is completely self-contained using a Medvend panel-mount control sold by Z-track powered by a 7-cell 8.4-volt 3800mah radio-control car battery. The built-up station is a representation of the St. Petersburg, FL station that was destroyed long ago. He also wanted Jacksonville, FL represented. I accomplished this by applying pictures of the rail yard and depot as a backdrop in one corner. Below are some close up pictures of the completed layout.















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4 years 9 months ago #16255 by Fred
Fred replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Thanks Thom for the close up shots. That looks like a FUN layout. I like all the small sceens. One thing I might do is paint the palm trees a flat color to take away the plastic sheen.

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4 years 9 months ago #16257 by shamoo737
shamoo737 replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
I am sure your customer will be very happy.

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4 years 9 months ago #16261 by southernnscale
southernnscale replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Thom that close up ocean shot was really nice thought I was there for a min riding a wave in. B) It turn out really nice ! Still working on mine I'm too slow!

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4 years 9 months ago #16300 by ejshelton
ejshelton replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
This looks as good in person as it does in the pictures. :cheer:
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4 years 9 months ago #16306 by pm-ger
pm-ger replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Really like the layout, special the track layout with the curves are great love it and give me a new idea for my layouts

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4 years 9 months ago #16349 by Socalz44
Socalz44 replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Looks really good to me. Well done. Jim

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #16371 by Zcratchman_Joe
Zcratchman_Joe replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout

Fred wrote: ... One thing I might do is paint the palm trees a flat color to take away the plastic sheen.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, if I remember correctly most palm fronds do have quite a sheen to them... the trunk on the other hand is very rough and "flat".

Great job, BTW.

Joe

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4 years 9 months ago #16375 by rvn2001
rvn2001 replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
This should be a link to the YouTube video of the layout as delivered. It's been picked up and my customer was extremely happy with it.




Enjoy,
Thom
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4 years 9 months ago #16378 by southernnscale
southernnscale replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Thom,
The video was great and glad things when well with the layout! pat your yourself on the back for job well done! :woohoo: and another happy Z scale customer.

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #16384 by southernnscale
southernnscale replied the topic: Re: Florida Layout
Hey Thom! her is a hanger you can built for the Hughe's H-4 Hercules (spruce Goose)

I figure it would post it here instead of the main Post! Fred will like this becaue of the Queen Mary in the background I've been on it several times back in the 70's when I was stationed in San Diego Calif. and live in Cerritos Calif.
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