1. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is the first time I've seen this in a car interior. Toilets and sinks. At both ends of the car. Busy reinstalling the glazing in my Q dome car project and noticed these for the first time. Who ever designed the interior for Concor went all the way on these. Now have to check the diner to see if it is as detailed. Will there be plates on the tables? I've only detailed the interior on two cars some years back, one a log camp car where I do have plates on the table and clothes drying on a line inside along with bedrolls on the bunks and the other is Loius Hill's private car with a auto in the rear garage area of the car, but this does raise the bar a bit. Hmm a little fella using the facilty?


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  2. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    John-

    When using the toilet, where does one put one's feet?
     
  3. HOexplorer

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    Fotheringill, Simple. One hangs from the ceiling or stands on the edge of the seat. Jim:tb-err:
     
  4. MRLdave

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    I have a G scale doodlebug with a toilet and sink.......and I keep asking myself why. I discovered the fact when something kept rattling, so I finally pulled the roof, and there was the toilet, rattling around. Both the toilet and sink were glued in/added details, but I've yet to figure out why..........the door to the bathroom is a molded part of the car and doesn't open, and the window is totally frosted glass. The only way to see these items is to pull the roof off! You really know you are "over-detailing" when you add details noone will EVER see.

    And the bathroom in my doodlebug is every bit as cramped as the one in your photo.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Modeling what nobody can see? Seems like doing scenery and including tree roots, earthworms, etc... :D
     
  6. John Moore

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    You should see the other two rooms at that end. No doors at all but the little convenience is there in each one. At least when I built Louis Hill's car, James J. Hill of the GN's son, the roof was detachable so you could see the boardroom table, kitichen, luggage ect., and his private car that could exit at the rear observation area through bi-fold rear partitions. About the only thing I can say I'm guilty of was when I built my movie theater. I went through the trouble to hand carve little urinals to hang on the wall and small sinks in the 2nd floor front of the theater. Problem is the only way you can see them is to get up close when it is lit and squint through the window. Probably my only close descent into complete and utter madness.

    This is the logging camp car B-4 which does have plates on the table and wet Levis hanging on the line inside plus other things. But the roof is designed to be off for display.

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    But you know somewhere lurks in the back of my mind the temptation, little paper rolls hanging on the wall, paper towel dispenser, soap dish and soap ect, ect. Okay back to the cave again.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Actually, John, that camp car interior looks really nice!
     
  8. Tudor

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    Actually, I get satisfaction from putting in small details that no one can see. But I know it's there, and I get a kick out of it.. Some details, aren't noticed unless they look really hard, and sometimes giving them a suprize for their attention to your work, and reward that with little details also is fun IMHO. If the manufactures start doing all that for me, I will have to resort to modeling wads of gum under the seats in coach I guess.. hehheh..
     
  9. John Moore

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    Thanks for the kind comment. This car was totally scratch built except for the stove and stack and the trucks and couplers. I guess it took about two weeks of time building the chests of drawers, bunks, tables and chairs. I even went so far as to shrink Bush's Beans labels for the cases of beans stacked on the floor. The real fun was coming up with the pots, pans, and plates. I also made my own kerosene lamps using small glass beads for the globes. A mini punch took care of the plates.

    I did look at the dining car and it does not have the detail of the coach but I will admit that thoughts of plates and little vases with flowers on the tables did cross my mind. Then I came to my senses.
     
  10. hetek

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    Similar, but different...

    When I built my boxcab, I carved a little (3/32" tall) "brass" bell out of styrene rod. I used to tell my wife "listen to this" and then pretend to ring it in her ear. She would always say "I can't hear anything..."

    Yeah... She's blonde.

    Seriously, what you need for your lavatory is that infamous sign that says "Please don't use the toilet when the train is in the station". Might be a bit too tiny in N scale though.
     
  11. badlandnp

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    There is no such thing as Too Much Detail!! Am going to use the smaller motor in my loco's so there can be room for a backhead, with pipes and valves and seats and maybe even a light! Got to have an engineer and fireman! Hopefully the quality of the detail will be up to you guys!
     

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