I have been greatly inspired by Pauls layout, Orbost. His attention to detail has made me rethink my approach with my suitcase layout and T Gauge in general.
With this in mind, I have been having a great time tinkering with Google SketchUp. Utilising a couple tutorials online and some spare time I was able to learn the skills required to create some T Gauge items. So far I have designed a VR ZF guards van and a Country Pub. I am designing these with the goal to get them 3d printed.
These photos (taken of the screen with my mobile :-) ) show the comleted ZF van. Ive made the model solid as I am still refining my techniques and am not sure about wall thickness vs printing etc. I have placed an order for a few ZF's and am really hoping they turn out alright. :-)
These photos show the Country Pub. I have a place for this on the re-designed suitcase layout as below.
Last night I commenced the redesign of the suitcase layout. Here is the final design. It looks a mess but as you will see in coming posts there is method to my madness!!
I have also taken all the good items off the layout in preparation for the new layout. Here is what was left!!!
I hope to commence landscaping tonight so will endeavour to keep the blog updated.
Take care and Happy Modelling!!