Arte e Artigianato, con un Po 'di Magia

(Art and Craft, with a little Magic)

Friday, August 10, 2018

TERRANOVA, Prima Parte

   "Terranova" is a fictitious, fantasy hill town, somewhere in Southern Italy. It is the theme of my new creation, which will be a 1" scale (1/12) Diorama, but also a micro-size model train layout. This will hopefully satisfy two of my passions at the same time; building scale models, and running trains. It will be totally built "from scratch" on a shelf in my studio.
   To begin, I made a base of 1" thick Polystyrene "pink foam", and laid out the basic ground levels and  and track plan. The overall size is 19" deep and 63" long, and is made in two sections, for easy transport to shows. There are provisions for expansion at both ends.
   The trains will be 1" scale, and run on very narrow 15" (32mm) gauge track, representing a tiny urban Tramway. Below is an overhead shot, showing the entire layout, with tracks installed.  More to come...

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