This is the next hauler critter that I'm developing. It's the same basic design as the first, though I'm incorporating an enclosed cab, to give the driver a degree of weather proofing when running up n down the spud fields etc.
The initial concept stage, keeping the cab costruction light, providing enough practical space and not over exceeding the width.
Unfortunately all the comments made about David's excellent modelling have been deleted.
I've just found a youtube video posted by 'diamondJackdave' showing layout in operation which doesn't seem to appear in this thread.
What brilliant modelling from materials which I personally would easily discard without a second thought.
I have not seen this thread until today but can't think of anything to compare with the quality and finish of the scenics.
Good to see you back David, Layout(?) looks just as good as it did before. And it is a good example of what Jack Nelson wrote about in the 1940s(I have some old bound copies of MRN). He said that visually having a high level line at back of layout/diorama works very well, as it draws the eye from low level to higher level. I think it also counters the argument for layouts being displayed at a high level. Adding more Z dimension is what many exhibition layouts need. It is easier in bigger scales though.
Simon Dawson (Simon D.), Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges. http://www.rue-d-etropal.com
Great to have you back. Do we ask what was happening during your two year sabbatical? Are you still in far flung places?
I'm still living in Taiwan, teaching English. I've done more painting then modelling in the last couple of years. Though I've been lurking on here now and again, continuing to be inspired by the fine modelling and creativity of others.
Thanks Bill and Simon,
In a small space, height is a good way to display more detail and divide up areas I hope to get back to having some modelling fun