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Waterfront Project | Part 3

Waterfront Project | Part 3

I have to admit this Waterfront Project layout has given me more pause than any previous desktop layout or diorama I’ve built. I thought it would be a relatively quick matter of firing up the track planning software and laying out a visually interesting track pattern, then building up the structures and scenery around the […]

July 8, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 2

Waterfront Project | Part 2

After what may have been a bit of overthinking things (I do that occasionally) I’ve decided to make the Waterfront Project a shelf layout with switching capabilities and of course with an emphasis on the scenery. I’ve decided on a size of 48” long by 12” deep, a good size for a Z scale shelf […]

June 28, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 1

Waterfront Project | Part 1

I’ve got my Waterfront Project kits all lined up from Micro-Trains, lots of really good water-themed structures here… now I need to design the layout around this theme, I need a look. As I wrote in the previous article this is going to be a protolance layout, so I have some wiggle room on prototypical […]

April 30, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Introduction

Waterfront Project | Introduction

Welcome to the Z Scale Basics Waterfront Project, a freelance (or protolance) Z scale project layout featuring the Waterfront series of laser cut building kits from our sponsor, Micro-Trains Line. This series will take us from our protolance planning right through to the completion of a fully operational and sceniced Z scale layout. […]

April 21, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | New Series

Waterfront Project | New Series

Beginning in April 2011 and running for 4 consecutive months (April, May, June and July), we’ll be presenting a project layout series based on the Micro-Trains Line Waterfront laser kits. In this series we’ll go from basic conceptual sketches and track plan ideas through the building of our layout base, adding land and water features […]

February 3, 2011 0 Comments More
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