Mittwoch, 27. August 2014

New rolling stock: DBS 6427 from Piko

DB Schenker No. 6427 joined the fleet as local shunter in Valkenveld. The model is Piko No. 40415.

Information on the MAK DE 6400 can be found here.



Prototype DB Schenker 6417 in Amersfoort on 11 January 2014. Source: own image

Dienstag, 12. August 2014

Bridge development

I have finished the frame for the bridge on the Western end and tested the proportions with some rolling stock. The bridge is inspired by a bridge in the Dutch town of Hilversum (see here).



Samstag, 9. August 2014

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

Inspiration: focal points and perspective

I find it important not to overcrowd scenes, but to work with a few but strong focal points that draw the viewer's attention. Good examples can be found on the US Orin Line layout from nscaleaddiction.


Montag, 4. August 2014

Inspiration: ACTS Class 66

MRCE 513-9 in Amsterdam CS on 23 september 2007. Source: James Cannell

And leaving Amersfoort:

Inspiration: Bridge in Hilversum

A simple bridge I might want to use as inspiration for Valkenveld. The image is taken from the Oud Naarderweg in Hilversum and the bridge street is the Johannes Geradtsweg.




Sonntag, 3. August 2014

Track works on the micro-layout

Model railroading seems indeed to be an autumn and winter activity as activities on the Valkenveld micro-layout came to a still-stand. Until today when I picked the thread up again doing track work and wiring (I still don't know why I do wire the layout with its size of 75 x 30 cm; in reality smaller than a football field..).