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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Nigels - 06-03-2019

Looking great Super, just goes to show that if you take your time you can come up with some great ideas. Now you just need some street lamps/flood lights in some parts to really bring it to life Smile

Are there any military type motorised Tomy vehicles? Just thinking it may make it really nice if you had a road running up to your military camp preferably with some military vehicles on it Smile

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 06-03-2019

Oh...there will be more lights and such that you can be sure. Might have to build an Electrical Power Plant to generate enough electricity. Those things along with the landscaping, are some of the last to be erected in the Layout to determine the best places. There are some things already there but stay tuned. I figure I may have another month or two depending on time and how many changes or custom work it may take even longer before I get to the Layouts first video.

I don't recall any Tomy Military trains or motorized vehicles but that could be remedied with some paint and decals. but I could be wrong

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 06-03-2019

Those are some great additions! The patio for the McDonald’s is cool and I really like those tough to find street lights.

I’m really liking the military base because I’ve had something similar in the works. At one point, we even bought a couple of those twin gunned Bradley-like vehicles before I changed direction and went with a platoon of slightly bogus looking IMEX Leopard 1 tanks. Now, my challenge is to find some Plarail or Trackmaster flatcars to carry the darn things! On a related note, I also really like those missile carriers you have. May I ask who makes them?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 06-03-2019

Thanks OTR

To answer your question...Hot Wheels.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 06-03-2019

Thanks! With a bit of research, I found several variations of this vehicle along with a similar gun tank called Big Bertha and a turreted M113 style APC. Hmmm.... I might need to add some stuff to my armed forces!

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 06-03-2019

[Image: tank.gif]   Might As Well!   

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 07-13-2019

I know its slow but having so much enjoyment. Working on scenery, lighting and landscaping. I have to get a better camera.

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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 07-13-2019

That’s looking great Super! I love all the scenic additions that really give it a good mix between toy trains and model railroad layouts.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Muddy Poppins - 07-13-2019

Yes! That is looking awesome!
It looks like you've been really having fun!?I I I I LOVE the tunnel bridge with it actually spanning across deep open space( or is it on the extreme edge of the table?)...very dramatic.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 07-14-2019

I noticed several rock formations or rocky hills on the layout. Did you construct these yourself or did you buy them? Also, what material did you use for water?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 07-14-2019

Good questions OTR

Bringing the Layout off the floor and onto tables really pronounced how 'flat' it is. I wanted to figure out some way to easily bring different elevations around the landscape to give it more 'definition'. I did look into creating formations myself but I didn't want to spend all the time learning a new craft and the hours of trial and errors it would take to bring cool looking results. So the answer would be... find someone that custom makes pieces themselves and they can be found on Ebay. Look under Tabletop Wargaming Terrain Scenery. I looked for ones made of foam and completely finished. There are some makers that use 3D printed Terrain pieces that you finish yourself but I didn't want to go that route. The artist I bought all the rock formations will even do special orders. I would love for her to make rocky slopes to would fit perfectly under the Tomy sloped rails that would be neat,

If you are referring to the water pond, which I still have to vegitate, it was made with Model Train Scenery Sheets also available on Ebay.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 07-15-2019

Thanks for the information, Super! I’m familiar with the techniques for making styrofoam terrain but I had never thought of buying it ready made. I’ll definitely have to look in to that!

The water sheets are another thing I’ve had difficulty finding. It’s less messy than the various liquid compounds or art supply materials like gloss medium or Mod Podge. On the other hand, the clear or blue tinted plastic sheets are sometimes shockingly expensive if you can find them through hobby shops and online retailers. Some, like Plastruct, seem to only be available in relatively small (say 3x5 inch) sheets for those shocking prices!

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 07-15-2019

The water sheets I have are just flat sheets, not 3D and are 8.5x11 and come in 5 packs for relatively cheap in my opinion. They have tons of different scenery sheets from water to bricks, stone anything. The sheets are supposed to be seamless to where the patterns match from one sheet to the next. Let me know if you are interested in the sellers. I had just ordered a pack of a darker blue water as I think what I have may be too blue.

Are there sellers out there that sell like a 3 dimensional rubber like water sheets?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 09-16-2019

A very cool 1976 Vintage Tomy/Disney Set modeled after the "Its A Small World" Disneyland Park Ride.

The engine is the old friction type and as you can hear in the video, its a bit loud even though its brand new. Couple that with the mechanics of the music box ride also being on the noisy side they almost drown out the song. The unit does not require battery's as it seems to work like a Music Box driven by the wheels of the engine. I love the old Disney/Tomy/Plarail Sets that replicate Disneyland experiences and hope they will continue partnering together to produce these.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 09-22-2019

Another Vintage Tomy Disney Character Parade Train.

I don't have much information on this set especially what year it was released so if you can help please let me know. This is one of my favorite Disney sets. It is very well built and the motor is quiet so you can hear the digitally played tune.