Model trains hide the baseboard and the function of scenery is to hide the trains.
Today several of us went to Martin Cobb's Karpfenbahn to work. I carried out a project I have been thinking about for some time. In the afternoon jet-lagged John Lobsinger joined me after an excellent lunch at the Swan. Trains running between Andergosch and Ertzberg leave the yard and traverse a sharp curve. Narrow gauge trains climb up past a waterfall to run into Upper Ertzberg. I wanted to make a visual block between Andergosch and the curve and between the curve and Ertzberg. This would give three distinct scenes and a person standing at the end would see a train emerging from Andergosch and disappearing for Ertzberg (and vice versa).
Many thanks to Larry Lanctot for some of the pictures
|The final visual block looking from Andergosch|
|An Andergosch-bound narrow gauge train emerges from the trees.|
|It was important not to block the view of the waterfall.|
|A train emerges from the Andergosch direction with a gaily decorated "Sport Wagen".|
|A standard gauge train from Andergosch is almost hidden in the foliage.|
This is the story so far and there is still some work to be done next time on the Ertzberg section.