Pizza on a Pie Plate

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Pizza on a Pie Plate

Postby route29 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:35 pm

Seeing all the nice layouts on this site gave me some inspiration to start my own. The layout is built on a plastic pie plate. The train and track are from a toy Christmas Express train - they are roughly TT scale.
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I haven't decided what structures and scenery to put on it yet. It has a cover which gives about 3 inches of clearance - so what I put on it can't be very tall.
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The train is battery powered. A AA battery is mounted inside the boiler. The motor is mounted vertically inside the cab.
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Postby dtsalek » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:49 pm

Photos didn't show. Is it my computer?

Like the 10 Mile Branch. I personally haven't finished a thing. Keep hopping all over between European stuff, On30, Gn15, HO USA stuff, metal detecting,
WW II aviation models, WW II collectables, antique tractors and gas engines, small time farming, and now with spring on it's way, gardening,and....well...you see where this is heading. So many hobbies,so little time,and money!

By the way, are you far from Brewton? Have friends there. Just curious!

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Postby foswaldy13 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:57 pm

Its not you, They didnt show up for me either.

Glad to see some of the craziness around here has inspired you.
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Postby route29 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:26 pm

Thanks! Sorry you couldn't see the pictures. I'll try posting the direct link to my Picassaweb page and see if that works.

http://picasaweb.google.com/route29south/PizzaOnAPiePlate?feat=directlink

Daryl, I live in Troy, about 100 miles from Brewton, but I've been through there many times. It's one of my favorite railfanning spots - CSX runs down the middle of main street.
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:32 pm

That's different 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:07 am

Pics are showing fine here :?
Glad to see I'm not the only one to have one of those toy trains :lol:
A slightly different style but obviously from the same source. The caboose looks like it is ready to be used as a riding car without needing modification, I'm guessing that the direction you are heading with it :?:
Looks like fun ahead :wink:
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Postby route29 » Sun May 24, 2009 2:45 am

Thanks, everyone. :D It was raining outside, so I did some more work on the layout.
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Steve, you're right, I do plan on using the caboose for a riding car. I haven't come up with a figure yet.
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Postby dieselwater » Sun May 24, 2009 9:38 am

This looks fun John. Look forward to seeing how it progresses 8)
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby route29 » Mon May 25, 2009 3:12 am

Thanks, David.
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Postby route29 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:10 am

More progress on the layout:
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The "engineer" is scratchbuilt from Sculpey clay over wire and aluminum foil. He makes the caboose a little top-heavy, so he doesn't actually "ride", yet.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:45 am

route29 wrote:The "engineer" is scratchbuilt from Sculpey clay over wire and aluminum foil. He makes the caboose a little top-heavy, so he doesn't actually "ride", yet.


Nice job so far. Maybe you could add some lead weight in the bottom of the caboose to stabilise it. Hopefully it doesn't end up too heavy for the engine to pull it.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:16 am

With the caboose, will the roof come off, then you could have the figure sat low inside it :?:
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Postby route29 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:48 pm

Thanks, Glen and Steve. :D I'm going to try both of your suggestions. The top and walls of the caboose are all one piece, but I'm thinking about converting it into a tender. If I do that, I'll cut it down so the figure will ride lower.
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It Works!

Postby route29 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:37 am

I got it to work. Here's how:
- Added weight to the bottom of the caboose
- Reversed the caboose to run cupola-first
- Made a "seat" for the figure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZoEZAN2Ik
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:44 am

:D looks like fun :)
I'm impressed at how well it runs, a lot better than the set I have. Maybe I need to spend a bit more than the £1.00 ($1.50) next time :wink:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:23 pm

Great little video John. The beach location will provide lots of potential detailing. I like the dust cover too :P

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Postby route29 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:04 am

I added some fencing and figures.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:49 am

Looking interesting John.
As it's a beach setting, how about adding a beach umbrella, with a different bright colour on each segment? That should contrast nicely with the dark green bushes.

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Postby route29 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:29 am

An excellent suggestion, Glen. Thanks! :D
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Postby Adrian » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:50 am

G'day
If you need weight in the caboose use a battery connected to the loco.
Train will then run for twice as long :shock:
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Postby Little Andi. » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:28 am

What can I say - Certainly guaranteed to raise nothing if not a charmed smile.
Lovely little build, carries with it an innocence of nature that escapes us all before we realise what a loss it actually is!! It's essences such as this build that provide the clues as to where we might find it again.

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Postby route29 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:02 am

Thanks for the kind words, Andi. I'm glad you enjoyed the layout. :D

Adrian, that's a good idea. I'm considering building some more cars and may need the extra power.
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