Favourite Photos...

Favourite Photos...
Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Last of the L&T entrances to be hidden...

Well over the last few days I've had the chance to work on hiding the entrance to the L&T branch which is the last one to be worked on before I start on the scenery for this area.

The idea is to hide both the vertical & horizontal edges of the drywall/plaster backdrop.  On the entrance from the JL&T that leads to the JL&T Module I have employed the method of using Walthers Modular Kits to hide the vertical edge of the backdrop, and use a pipe gantry between the two building to hide the horizontal edge.

I didn't want to use the same method on the entrance to the L&T so had to come up with another method, the front runner at the moment is using the Walthers Modular Kits again but in a different configuration...



The Walthers Modular Kits have been re-arranged into a different configuration so that there not the same as the other structures, one of the brilliant things about them.  I've also played with the angles with the structure on the right, this was to allow clearance for locomotives and rolling stock to clear the structure.

The method that I'm going to employ to hide the horizontal edge of the backdrop is going to be a BLMA Double Billboard.



This will be placed in the ROW just to the right of the loading door on the structure on the left, it will be angled so that rear board is inline with the backdrop and facing billboard is pointing to the roadway on the JL&T...

Here is a crude Photoshop rendering...



The area between the left structure and fascia will be a vehicle storage and loading/unloading area.

And here is a shot of what the area looks to date from the finished JL&T Module looking across to the L&T...



Cheers,

Jas...

2 comments:

  1. I'm curious why you don't instead have the building be three stories on the left, with it being two "stories" over the railroad entrance, to the right side and then down to one story int he last section of the right side. It could be a part where the building straddles the railroad, with a portion of it having a bridge over the railroad. this would certainly hide the edge of the backdrop while also giving you some creativity for scenicing the top of the hole as if it as the bottom of this bridge over the tracks. I know you already have the billboard, but it's just a thought.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the comments John, there much appreciated. Your not the only person who has suggested the building bridge across the opening, it's certainly not out of the question as I'm still thinking about the whole scene.
    The reason presently for the sign is to add some variance and not just have buildings and brick walls, hence the billboard and pipe gantry presently that I'm planning on using. Just adds more visually I think, but I'll certainly look at it agin now that you have mentioned.

    Thanks,
    Jas...

    ReplyDelete