1. rray

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    I too like the smaller format and all that comes with the T-Trak-Z concept. There is something that can be said for a module that can be easily moved around from the workbench, flipped over for electrical work, taken to the paint booth so you don't have to smell paint fumes, taken outside in the sun for photo shoots, and ending up with a lightweight module for displays or shows. So much easier than Z-Bend Track modules for us aging modelers.
     
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    Rob K.,
    Very nice module! I like how you worked in all the product and not make it look forced.
    Nice scene.

    Scott
     
  3. ztrack

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    Thanks! Here is a satellite view of the scene. You will see I have incorporated all the elements, including the 40' container used for storage. One compromise was to move the farm house forward so it would be on the scene. But the utility boxes, tower placement, crossing, etc are all placed in relationship.
     

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  4. JoeS

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    Really cool to see reality modeled! I think that’s the real strength of Z scale. Less selective compression to the other scales. Oh and I really like the crossing gates!
     
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    Very nice, Rob! I see you found in Dunkirk a great spot for prototypes for our z scale models.
    What's next from Dunkirk, maybe this one? :love:
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    Matt
     
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  7. ztrack

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    You know, I may just have too. You are the 2nd person who mentioned the Dairy Dream!
     
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  8. rray

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    The Miller Engineering kit "City Scoop" makes a great DQ!
     
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    Hello all! I wanted to share a display module I have been working on. The concept is based on the Worthington Industries mill in Delta Ohio. The module is T-Trak-Z. It is a triple module from Stuart Denniston. I wanted to showcase a number of Z scale products on the module. The SW1500 and NSC coil cars are from American Z Line. The weathered gondola is from Micro-Trains. The mill building on the left is from Z.Scale.Hobo (Archistories kit).

    Details really help make the scene. The dumpsters are rapid prototype. I used real stainless steel shavings and rusted metal for the contents. The scrap pile on the right also uses real rusted metal. The backdrop uses the same material as the mill building, and photos of the actual mill for perspective. I have steel coils inside the mill building. You can see them in the photo. The lighting is from Raildig and Rokuhan.

    The two green coil shields are a nod to the P&LE railroad. A personal favorite of mine.

    The foreground is not completed yet. I am going to hold off on doing this until I know how I want to integrate it into a large module display.

    Rob
     
  10. rray

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    Very well done Rob, the backdrop adds a neat 3D aspect to the module, and the lighting inside adds life to the scene.
     
  11. John Bartolotto

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    Well done Rob!!
     
  12. JoeS

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    That’s really sharp Rob I like it! The CSX theme is perfect too!
     
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