Edge of layout/module

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Last year at a train show I saw an idea on a module edge that looked real good. They eliminated the abrupt sharp corner of the module by sloping and lowering the border down to the edge. With the scenery; streams, culverts, rock outcroppings, and roads below the railbed and it gave you the impression on looking up. It works out great for taking pictures since the edge could be out of view. It was too late to apply this to my layout but I did attempt to do this in my new show modules. I think it gives the modulel better depth.
  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    forgot to attach some pictures, hit the wrong button "post" instead of "preview":eek:

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  3. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    another picture looking down on the same area and into the gorge

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I totally agree with you Bill and am doing that on my layout.
  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Shot looking up from the gorge which is 12" deep. Note this is the back of the module, people viewing it will be looking over the rail lines and down into the gorge. Was going to add forced perpective by running a "Z" gage loop at the bottom, well that was until I saw the cost of "Z" scale train set.

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