HO Streetcar
I used some Radical Flat(had to repeat the same buildings as I have only very few none industry images) background and some net find for foreground dummies to understand the proportions of trolley, street, bus and automobile vs. the layout size 400 * 60cm/ 158"*24". Whatever I put on the empty layout it shrinks immediately.,

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The only 60cm/24" deep shelf layout in conjunction with 20cm/8" radius trolley tracks permits hardly a second street running in parallel to the main street at the front. The dummy building fronts demonstrate two versions 1) a second street with blocks 18cm/7" deep or 2) blocks of undefined depth but the tracks escape between two buildings while the street continues to the backdrop. The birds view makes the problem more visible while the photos at street view cover it nicely up.

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Got the 4mm foam board and fixed the streets. The main street in the foreground has one track, one traffic lane and one parking lane in each direction. The space consumption is amazing. The smaller streets have one track and two traffic/parking lanes in total. The sidewalks are 5cm/2" wide defined. The mockup fronts visualise how the space is melting...

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The global 4mm raise to get at track level is complete. Next step is the 1mm raise of "white islands" to form sidewalks and become base for all future buildings.

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1.5mm foam board is used to define sidewalks and set the base for all buildings.

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Almost all kits arrived. Just waiting for Bachmann Spectrum Metropolitan Building to start assembling and kit bashing.  

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Narrow roads

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You have come a long way. Great looking autos from the 50's too. I'm following but not commenting. Wonderful work.  Applause
(10-20-2018, 08:55 PM)Charlie B Wrote: You have come a long way. Great looking autos from the 50's too. I'm following but not commenting. Wonderful work.  Applause
Thanks a lot. Did a first building at the far right/west end

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Like Charlie, I too have been following your work but not making any comments.  Still amazed at how quickly you come up with an idea and can show your progress.    Applause

Progress with a modified Spectrum Ambassador Hotel kit. I intended a strong contrast to the first light and shiny building.

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