Help... Brain Stuck!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Sir_Prize, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    ok... The facts:-
    Standard "Modified" Open Frame 2'X4' Straight Module
    "Modified" to allow for a viewable area under the Mainlines
    Mainlines go straight across the module

    The idea:-
    A future city (a'la- Star Wars, Judge Dredd, etc.) with
    the mainlines being a "museum" where the trains are a "hologram."
    Walking areas to either side of the mainlines.
    The "museum" is to be on the 150th, or higher,
    top floors.
    Two "floors" below is the "skyway;" a high speed rail system WAY above the ground.
    The "buildings" in the background start just below the mainlines
    by 2" to 3" to give a fill that they are complete.

    The problem:-
    Should the background buildings be Z scale for forced perspective?
    How should the buildings be arranged to give a HUGE city feel?
    Should I use a form of the Modular sections as mentioned in the
    Jan/Feb 2003 N-Scale (Pgs. 30-32)?
    Hmmm.... That's all I can think of now.

    Looked at all the books and articles on planning and perspective.
    Need an outside look, I'm standing too close. ;)
    Your help please, and Thanks.
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    If you actually build this I GOT TO SEE THAT!!!!! Yeah, I'd use z-scale buildings to force the perspective. You would probabaly have to mock up a few buildings and play around with the placement to get a feel for what's right.

    BTW, how did you get ahold of some of my meds???? :D :D :D
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    And if you build this, Ken, you're gonna HAVE to win the prize for "Most Imaginative Module"!
  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Charlie- Thanks for the vote. Just wanna
    stop a few rocking chairs.;)

    Tyson- Thanks for confirming thoughts.
    What Meds!?
    I'm naturally like this!;) :p :D

    By the way...
    If everybody will most likely viewing the
    module at a downward angle would it
    be advantagous to have a persective
    angle moving downward to the rear of
    the module. See pic below

    Attached Files:

  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oh man - I love it!

    From what I've read, buildings and such in the background are usually higher up than the foreground - so that you can't see behind them.

    BTW are you going to have any clear plastic tubes (aka hamster runs) as transportation - like on Futurama? It could work!!!:D :D :D

    ;) Val
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Hamster Tubes... Matter of fact that's what the Skyway is.
    A Motorized Hamster Tube. For you see in the future they become
    the dominate species.
    You thought work was a Rat maze now.....:rolleyes: :D ;)

    I do plan on the Hi-speed, high over-the-ground, Tube train and
    Skyway pedistrain walkways. Hover cars and trucks. Maybe a
    BIG robot of two. Gonna give that thread on Future Trains from
    way back a complete ring out.
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi, just got to see some pix of this, could be a very interesting layout

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