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Hi all

Well the replacement Tori is just about done it just needs the black the keen eyed will notice the lines marking the black.

Once that's done the base can be trimmed to fit the area and scenery at the back of the track completed.

 

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regards John

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Hi all

Well its been too hot for modeling with 40+ days but the Tori arch only needs its base cut now so it can be installed on the layout.

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Not sure the black is the right proportions but it looks OK to me

regards John

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Hi all

Well its taken long enough but the Tori arch is finally in place.

And the ginkgo tree has fallen over again GRRR!!

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regards John

PS any one know where I can get an HO scale Panda that i can hide in the bamboo planed for the RH side of the arch

 

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Hi all

Well I have found a new way to torture myself "N" scale bamboo.

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This is today's effort so at this rate it will take ten days to finish the rest of the stand of bamboo.

Even in "N" its quite tall at 1/80 it would tower over the back ground mountains even the "N" scale might do that.

regards John

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On 3/2/2019 at 12:40 PM, buz said:

Hi all

PS any one know where I can get an HO scale Panda that i can hide in the bamboo planed for the RH side of the arch

 

:eyebrow: .... pandas are more a Chinese stuff .... unless your one is a zoo railway :D

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Hi Franco

I know Panda's are Chinese :D

The idea is if I hide one in the bamboo, then nothing else that doesn't belong on the layout will show up because the thing that doesn't belong is already there :D

Well that's the mad cap theory at any rate.

regards John

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Hi all

Well yet again very little to report.

Have tried to settle down and get the bamboo done but it's such a boring job it has not got to the put it on layout stage.

the line has however gained its first passenger!!??

The picture is a bit washed out due to the need for the flash and a bright light to see into the shelter.

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The station name for what it is worth is written in Japanese characters above the English translation and would be visible to any passengers on the train.

regards John

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Hi all

Well the bamboo is slowly moving at about 25% snail pace

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I am not really sure about the lighter green for the short sapling if that's the right word for bamboo.

But then again it's all about different colors and textures the real world isn't monotone green.

The short bit will be used in an awkward part hole  where the base was cut.

regards John

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Hi all

And now the short one in place.

It stands out which is what I wanted and should be less obvious when the rest are glued in.

ignore the bare one that's just sitting there so I can gauge the effect of the short one.

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regards John

 

 

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Hi all

Well the first stand of "N" scale bamboo is done.

Doesn't look anything like the picture on the box but it will have to do.

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Its taller than the background hill as I feared and I still have one more cut down base to do

regards  John

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2 hours ago, Franco said:

Well, you could always tell wiewers that bamboos are in foreground while hills are far away .... a matter of perspective  :wink:

Works for me :D the hills are supposed to be background hills.

Was caught a bit off guard with it being "N" scale bamboo I expected it to be a bit shorter than it is.

The main thing is to hide the sudden and abrupt way the hills stick up at the back so far that part seems to be working.

Just hope I have left enough room for a decent tree on the left hand side of the arch apparently there should be one or so I am told.

regards John

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