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    • December 21, 2015 6:29 AM EST

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      Devon Sinsley said:

       While I can't wait to have  a RR out doors, I am equally excited to do one in doors. On3 or On30 would be fun but I think I have to stick to 1:20.3 (ish indoors my scale will be a bit more rubberized). But size aside the thing that attracts me to your layout is the amount of stuff that is going on in a small space. I have decide that indoor micros are about craming as much fine detail as you can in a small space which makes it look bigger than it is. I would easily say your layout is 4 feet wide and 10 feet long because of all the detail. but ou make it work in  much smaller space and it is believable.

      I am watching this intently as it has very much the feel I want for my micro.

      Good points. This "mini layout" is 30'X36". You do make a lot of visual tricks to make the layout look bigger. One is the nearly vertical foam mountain in the back of all the scenes (it is the spine of he layout). Another is using building flats or half a building that blends in to the back ground.

      You are correct the larger the scale the more details and the eye will linger on the rolling stock again fooling it in to believing the size of the layout is huge. Like the title on this forum reads On30 is about the "smallest of the large scales." And I like the detail that is possible in these bigger scales.

      One thing fun about minis and micros is they are portable and can be taken to shows and meets. It is neat to see people observing all the scenes on the layout the size of a postage stamp. They can linger for quite a while.

      Glad you like the whole concept of mini/micro.  Doc Tom

       

      The area with the recent pictures is the white/pink area in this very early overhead shot.

    • December 24, 2015 10:01 AM EST
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      Wow

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    • May 4, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

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      I hope that as I am getting closer to semi retirement that I could take my micro- layouts on the road to some train shows.

      I noticed that the On30 Haiti sugar hauler “Ti Neg la” (Haitian Kreyol for the Little Guy) needed some upgrading.

      So I purchased the O scale Banana tree kit from Pegasus models and built up a Banana Grove. This is on the Leogoane side of the layout where are the sugar fields are and the rotgut rum distillery.








      In this last picture you can see Green bananas ready for picking.



      Thanks for looking.

      Doc Tom

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