BMT - Logbook December 2008, part 1

This article was published Dec 01, 2008.

Borkum Match Factory Shelf Layout

trackplan02

Started on the new layout, the Borkum Match Factory shelf layout. a few shots and sketches during planning. The lightbox is finished and started on the first layout.


This is a long term dream for me. All the way back from the 70s when I stopped collecting match-boxes and started with trains instead, I had this idea that I should combine these interests in a railway with a match factory as it's main industry, and here it is finally coming true!

This month I had so much to present, I had to make two pages so don't miss second one!

inspiration pictures from last vacation

These pictures are from a preserved casting shop, down south of Sweden. Part of this building will be on my layout.

Pict8692 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8692 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8895 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8895 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8700 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8700 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8702 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8702 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8704 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8704 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8708 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8708 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8711 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8711 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8734 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building
Pict8734 -- from vacation 2008, inspirational building

a few sketches from the planning

These sketches are made with a digital sketchpad connected to the computer. A bit shaky in the beginning, but I am learning..

box02 -- playing with a sketchpad, a bit shaky sofar...
box02 -- playing with a sketchpad, a bit shaky sofar...
factory03 -- facade examples
factory03 -- facade examples
locoshop01 -- possible extra module later on
locoshop01 -- possible extra module later on
rundtak01 -- trying out ideas
rundtak01 -- trying out ideas
sawmill01 -- left front building
sawmill01 -- left front building
shadowbox02 -- my idea on how to have more than one layout
shadowbox02 -- my idea on how to have more than one layout
sketch01 -- bottom left, how stations relate to each other
sketch01 -- bottom left, how stations relate to each other
sketch02 -- only in my mind so far...
sketch02 -- only in my mind so far...
trackplan01 -- trying ideas
trackplan01 -- trying ideas
trackplan02
trackplan02
under01 -- demo of the lightbox and the fluorescent lamps
under01 -- demo of the lightbox and the fluorescent lamps

... On next page, see it come alive!