Is this a daft APA box idea???

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Is this a daft APA box idea???

Postby NotHarryPotter » Thu May 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Hi folks,
I want to build an APA box layout in On30 for an O scale exhibition next year.
One intriguing concept is to have the viewing from "end on", possibly having a shunting yard with several trains shuttling in and out on a timer.

There would be industrial buildings and one or two sidings on either side, and the yard would be suitably overgrown with weeds. I imagine a yard of a power station or factory, and the viewer stealing a look at the yard from whatever limited viewpoint is available. Locos would be a variety of tiny critters (Malcolm Moore, Brookville, Milwaukee, GE etc.) and Chivers 14ft cars would be used. Future expansion could see another APA box viewed end on, and placed beside the existing box. This could represent a different part of the same complex.


Does this sound overly limiting? Has anyone else tried this?

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Postby Adam Roper » Thu May 30, 2013 3:32 pm

Not a daft idea at all.

But why not turn it inside out and view from inside the factory?

Trains then shuttle in from the yard at the back and go back out again

Certainly different....
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Is this a daft APA box idea???

Postby NotHarryPotter » Thu May 30, 2013 9:58 pm

Adam,

I like your idea better. I have a Fantasonics "2 or 3 Factories" sound effects disc that could be piped straight in at low volume. One factory siding could be for "big" On30 stuff, and the other an On18 internal factory transport system.

All of the buildings etc. can be pre-fabricated to fit into the box. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Daft APA idea

Postby Uncle Tel » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:19 pm

Just trolling through some GnATTERbox threads looking for ideas for that APA box I bought many moons ago

Did this idea of a end on view or factory layout come to fruition

Terry


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