Posts From February, 2020

Will the city skyline give the feeling?

Will the city skyline give the great feeling of a North-American City? I hope so, finally. Time is come to setup some sketches and mookups of building that could create and be part of the city skyline.

The elevation between the floors are important, and it looks like a standard elevation in commercial building is 10 feet, about 3 meter. In Z-scale, 1:220, I think 15 mm elevation would be fine. Commercial kits looks like they are much bigger.

Some examples of buildingsketches in sligthly different scales.
The tall building at right has 15 mm elevation between floors. The copy at left, is a copy of a sheet from the new freight house from Z-track with about 20 mm elevation between floors. Looks like the building is a little oversized? The Kibri factory in the middle is also a little to big, I guess.

Backdrop installed using flooring

Backdrop behind the layout is installed. I want to have curved corners and I used some flooring and have the backside out and painted it. I think it look fine. First layer of paint is done.

The framework for the left part of the backdrop. Check the curved corners made with plywood.
The backdrop is installed and painted.
The door is open over the circuit breaker box.

Installing the High Line Bridge

Time has come to test the placement of the High Line Bridge. The first layer of paint and a testinstall of some track, to see how it will be when finished.

The front side of the High Line Bridge is Micro Engineering 80-171 N-scale plate girder elements. The base is kapafix 3 mm foam/paper board. The foundation/beams are 3d printed and the columns are Evergreen styren H-beams, 1.5x1.5 mm.

The High Line Bridge
Closeup of the High Line Bridge