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Basketball Man
Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:50:29 PM

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Got the table built. This is going to take a while. I need to wire some overhead lights in this room to make it more photo friendly. I am not sure on a theme yet. Any ideas?
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Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:59:13 AM

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Basketball Man wrote:
Got the table built. This is going to take a while. I need to wire some overhead lights in this room to make it more photo friendly. I am not sure on a theme yet. Any ideas?


I can see a bridge removal diorama with a couple of cranes and support trucks.

Then maybe 1-2 pieces of dirt equipment hiding in the background???

Teeth Teeth Whistle Wink Wink

(only joking of course but is what I would do Wink )

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JohnGalt
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:20:58 AM

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This was from 2005. A lot of the pictures are no longer linked, but there are still a few on this thread. It was pretty spectacular, and the ones that are still available are worth a look.
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It would be an ambitious diorama, but I think that Paul is one of a few people that have the models necessary. Maybe he'll lend them to you.
Jamiescotland
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 1:21:00 PM

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Has to be a giant quarry with rock faces, piles of rocks, ramps, trucks, mining shovels, blast drills etc. That's what I'd like to build one day anyway!
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2:26:25 PM
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What about a giant landfill like Freshkills Park that is so big that you even use customized mining equipment? With a port side on the left where the garbage is delivered, weighing station for trucks, then the dumping, spreading, compaction action. Now come the scrapers spreading earth!.... and then the recultivated area with grass and trees and everything is nice and green again on the right.
Jamiescotland
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:19:36 PM

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Good idea Mr Scholz! It'd be great fun making all the landfill waste - you could put rubbish in your kitchen blender and blitz it untill it comes out 1:50 scale!
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:27:49 PM
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Haha! Yeah, put some used coffee dust with it to get it real dirty! But seriously, with a large area like that the possibilty to demonstrate the development of a landsight is very tempting.
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:49:22 PM
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Nice progress so far Ethan on your new Dio! As far as suggestions, would be interesting to turn a heavily brushed, and tree covered area into a park, build several jogging/bike trails, a couple of foot bridges, maybe an outside amphitheater, bathroom facility, playground, community garden area, parking lot etc. Not really a dio to showcase your larger equipment,but more mid to compact size equip.

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JTL
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:22:59 AM

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Log it back and pave it black!

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:25:03 AM

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Hi Basketball Man, looks like it will be a very ambitious project. When I saw your base design I was reminded of this gentleman's diorama and thought maybe it could provide some inspiration and ideas:

Mampfi's Diorama

I really love how it covers so many themes and allows a diverse array of models to be displayed simultaneously. Whatever you decide on, I wish you all the best. Take care.


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CanadianExcavator
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:02:38 PM

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I would do a city on one side with a building under construction (foundation work or cranes) or maybe a sewer replacement on a busy street.
On the other side I would do a highway with construction or maintenance going on and in the middle have a forested area with a road linking the two sides.
Whatever you do will be great though, your dios always are!

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dain555
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:35:22 PM

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I have an idea, my brother who was an engineer with the State of New York and a consulting firm did a road project that linked one major road with another, the new road went thru some wet lands. The company doing the work used some new construction technology where they put down a layer of Styrofoam material and then layers of dirt and then asphalt. The new road actually "floats" on the wet land area. Your table looks like a good candidate for a "link road" project with the 2 main roads and the link road. Can also install the traffic lights at the intersections!!

Dain

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Basketball Man
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:58:47 AM

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Wow, so many ideas...what...to...chooseThink Ohh that's right I have a few of those scraper thingings hanging around. Teeth

I really still don't have it all nailed down yet. I do know that we will have some terrain to conquer. I am leaning to a new road construction.

I am tempted to just photograph my pans running around in dirt all day.

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Oh yeah installed new lights. Not as easy a project as it should have been.

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HCF
Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:43:20 PM
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Ethan! Yes! I'm glad to see this!


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Basketball Man
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:06:31 PM

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Lots and Lots of Dirt
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Basketball Man
Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:39:48 AM

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DSC_0022 by Ethan Cinatl, on Flickr

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Basketball Man
Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:41:15 AM

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DSC_0023 by Ethan Cinatl, on Flickr

Every day...
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DSC_0026 by Ethan Cinatl, on Flickr

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Basketball Man
Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:42:49 AM

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Impatient public
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Time for the big boys

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RMS Models
Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:26:33 AM

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Baskeball Man,

The road is great ! Very realistic.
WCKrueger
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:08:44 PM
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Love your dioramas, but guys, nobody takes the bucket off to set pipe that small. I would fire the whole crew for wasting the time LOL
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