Layout: Elmore 1972
Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:58 AM
You can find many more pictures by some wonderful photographers at the convention in the layout's flickr group.
While we'd learnt a lot from the previous year this one presented new challenges. Not least for me how to bring large buildings in my aeroplane luggage. And for Mike how to assemble large base segments without ever getting a chance to see them all together. Luckily we were able to overcome the challenges and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Apparently the TLG judges were too as we were honoured to be awarded Best in Show.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:33 AM
Getting off the rectangular grid really helps with the overall realistic feel as it did with the earlier layout, along with the again outstanding details.
Very well done.
Edited by AussieJimbo, 30 January 2012 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:35 PM
Each element here needs it's photo stream to do it justice, inspirational.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:19 PM
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:25 PM
The vehicles add that early 70's look too !
Time for the tiger to do more work again on his eh ? Thanks for raising the bar to aim for !
Brick On 'gambort' !
Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:27 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:35 PM
Thanks for noticing that. We have adapted various "real" model railroading techniques for this layout. The cloth allows the free form shape that allows us to work at more angles more easily.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:43 AM
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:56 PM
But I am also wondering where did they got all the bricks to complete such a piece? Bricklink? Wouldn't that be one very large investment?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:19 PM
Thanks again everyone.
Actually it would be two large investments. More seriously there's actually less brick there than you might expect (although still a lot). There's a lot of baseplate on show cunningly disguised. I'd guesstimate there's probably 10-15k pieces there.
Edited by gambort, 01 February 2012 - 09:19 AM.
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