Friday, January 6, 2012
Virgin Railhead 02
Getting real about dimensions and proportions has meant setting aside some dreams, but others have become more realistic. I realized that if I wanted to have any sense of breadth or expanse in the layout, I would need to cut out the longitudinal street. I want to be able to aim a camera through the scene to a natural landscape beyond and have the interstitial spaces remain believable--to have that Plat of Zion feel.
The pickle house and stores will be of a more industrial nature, and, will not adhere to the grid. By further twisting the grid slightly, the entire scene can be varied in relationship to the layouts edge. Although the road will ascend to the North (up), my intention is to drop the pastures (they are to be flood irrigated), such that the edges of the layout generally fall away from the camera, and the viewer. Thinking that the display, when set up, will be on a table top, and therefore in the round--at least for now.
Of course, should I like it--I can run track from either end.