Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Here are two other views of the plaster rockwork for the upper level layout. Composed mostly of huge plaster castings of rock and broken and carved to fit. A filler material was used to join the castings together somewhat seamlessly. Note the vertical line in the mountains. This is where the mountains will separate when the layout needs to be relocated. The line will have a rip cord which will be covered over with water soluable filler and painted to match the rest of the scenery. The area can be wetted and the filler will let loose of the rip cord. This is another great idea that Dave Hikel had.
Friday, June 25, 2010
This retaining wall was a solution for hiding a concrete ledge at the base of the painted backdrop.
Insulation Foam board was cut to size using a hotwire foam cutting table. Each piece of "cut stone"
was glued into place on the wood panel. The stones at the ends of each panel interlock together
to help hide the joining seam.
Friday, June 18, 2010
On the Medina Project, Charles Jackson stacked and glued the foam panels and placed them. I later came by and applied a molding compound and hydrocal rock castings to fit, creating a steep granite mountain (simulating the Cascades mountains of the Skykomish, Washington area).
I am adding a small hill and bridge from Silverbow to Butte, Montana on the Medina Project. Dave Hikel and I made sure
that the catenary lines that will be added later will clear the bridge structure. I later adapted the grade of the road to be less steep.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
This is a Z-Scale Test Track Diorama built to fit on a tabletop. It has quick connectors for fast wiring to power source.
It travels great and easily stores away. It is lightweight because it is made mostly of carved foam to resemble rock.
It measures a mere 15 Inches wide and 22 inches long.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
This is an O-Gauge Layout I built for a client in Issaquah, Washington. The layout disassembles into two parts for
storage. Track lighting with remote on/off switch was installed. The well constructed benchwork was built by
Glenn Englund of Nordic Consult - Residential Services: http://www.linkedin.com/in/glennenglund.
Electrical consulting was offered by Troy Taylor of Edmonds, Washington.
The completed project was delivered by Todd Gamble, Mike Antone and Glenn Englund.
These are a series of images showing the variation of terrain we are creating on this O-Gauge layout in Medina, WA.
I have been subcontracted by Dave Hikel of HikelOgaugeTrains.com to assist with and create scenery for the layout.
You can see more of my work at www.ToddGambleART.com
This is a section of the Cascade Mountain Range carved from extruded foam board panels and glued together with
vinyl adhesive caulking. I used Hot Wire Foam Factory's ProTools Router to carve the foam. I later applied a veneer of
hydrocal rock castings that were cut-to-fit.