Hiding the blackbox entry

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Hiding the blackbox entry

Postby Alexanderrainer » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:37 am

Hi folks,

if someone has trouble in finding a suitable idea for hiding the entrance to the blackbox in an authentic way, try this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMQDc4lsZGA&NR=1

(Thanks to Herbert) :wink:
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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:40 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

Now that's what I call overgrown track. Thanks for the link.


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Postby bluey1989 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:50 am

Thats amazing, would need some weight in a loco and stock in order to push it out of the way and not be pushed off the track.

Would look great tho...

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Postby Granitechops » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:21 am

Brilliant,
feasible though,
By the look of it that is early spring growth not yet hardened off but still very pliant,
Free train wash when it rains? :lol:

something soft, say ostrich feathers dyed green as the curtain, more realistic foiliage in front , but not quite so far over the track,
& if the "foliage" was uniform both side of the track, there would be no uneven sideways push to derail, ( unless it dragged under the wheels of course )
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:13 am

How about using flexible plastic aquarium greenery? Some of them can pass as suitable plants or dry land.

Excellent film clip, as are many of the ones to be found on the related links.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:39 pm

Requires something springy but sturdy, hmmm . . .
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:21 pm

as long as it is kept off rails so it doesn't get caught in wheels something lightweight such as that stringy stuff used in hanging baskets instead of mass to keep everything in place.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:25 pm

as long as it is kept off rails so it doesn't get caught in wheels something lightweight such as that stringy stuff used in hanging baskets instead of mass to keep everything in place.
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Postby Alexanderrainer » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:13 pm

bobblackcloud wrote:How about using flexible plastic aquarium greenery? Some of them can pass as suitable plants or dry land.

Excellent film clip, as are many of the ones to be found on the related links.


Not bad idea.
What about using aquarium filter wad ?! :wink:
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