Canyon model

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by LoudMusic, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

  2. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    That's definitely not a flat layout. John Allen, the man, the mystery.

    I don't know that I'd ever want to be that extreme, I mean, if I had the space / money / time, sure, but that's never going to happen for me. I just want to have a nice canyon on a 2 to 3 foot deep shelf layout :)

    Thanks for the linkage!
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    John Allen, and Dave Frary, are just a couple of the greats who have inspired me. We never intend to become extreme, but eventually we grow into it. The levels that these people model at are reachable goals. Please note**** I did not say immediately reachable, these skills are developed, not instantly aquired. I hope I never reach a point where there is no one left to learn from. In my own philosophy, achieving is only a confirmation of having learned. Learning is far more important (and more fun!).
  4. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

  5. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    It is a bit bodaicious isn't it!
  7. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    Seen one I have one

    I am make one night now of the royale gorge. This was a very ineresting line. It went to leadville and grand junction. Now it is mostly a sightseeniging line. The gorge is over 1000 feet deep so obviously I am not scale. Scale would be over six feet. At the top of the gorge is the highest suspention bridge. Eventually it will be built up to 3 feet high. The gorge goes quite a bit back in my layout so youcan get that feeling like the train in the canon like loud music was talking about

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  8. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    That's going to look great with trains coming around the bend. Thanks for sharing :)
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    With regard to Fred's point about access, remember that you may have rerail a train in that canyon. If you need to reach over trees to rerail, you need to be sure thay will be low enough that you can do it easily without damaging the trees.
  10. zedob

    zedob Member

    By the looks of the computer mock up, you could make the scenery from the track to the edge of the bench removable. I'd puzzle cut some 3/8" ply with 3-4 layers of 2" foam glued on top, then carve away the cliffs. Pin it in place with some dowel pins and any time you needed to access the track, pull it up and place it somewhere out of the way. :thumb:
  11. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member


    /me makes a note.

    Thank you, excellent suggestion. I don't think that's come up before. It's not so drastic as a hatch in the middle of a 6' deep section, but essentially the same concept. Get the layout out of your way so you can access the layout.
  12. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    I know this thread is a little old but I was looking again. Once again I made a removable section sort of what your talking about. It was for a tunnel though. I wouldn't do this unless absoloutly nessesary . It is hard to conceil the edges. Loud music, if you wasnted to see a more recent pic of my canyon see my link to my thread

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