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Main Street Stage


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Modeled Main Street Stage


The modified platform has outlived its useful purpose for us. The modeled platform will allow us to put all of our Main Street U.S.A. pieces in their correct locations and properly connect the other realms of the Park.

155 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Modified Platform


"...if the individual wants a larger experience, then the transformation from collector to hobbyist needs to occur. This transformation will begin as soon as you start to remove the buildings from their bases and place them into the platform unit. By the time the track is in place and the train is operational you will have developed a high comfort level in working with the platform and most importantly, grasping a sense of ownership...My final thought is this. As you gain more confidence when working with the base you should feel free to alter it in anyway and in any direction your imaginations can take you. The model train industry is overflowing with great accents for you to add to your base. We have given you the start, where you take it from here will be up to you. This is where the real fun will begin".
Robert Olszewski (Olszewski Studios Website)

62 files, last one added on Mar 23, 2008

Olszewski Platform


1 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007

Side by Side- Modeled Main Street Stage


Identical bridges? Here is my modeled bridge compared with Disneyland's. There's just one little difference: the bridge I made is for the main access to Carnation Gardens directly from the Central Plaza while the bridge shown in the old postcard was replaced sometime in the 1990s. The design of the two is remarkably similar, wouldn't you agree? While the design is the same the Carnation Gardens bridge is actually much wider. Model photos of the current bridge by the castle can be found in the "agidistrict Platform" album.

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Here is the finished painting process showing the contrasting shades between the roadway, concrete, and horse pathway. The gutters are yet to be painted.
The Carnation Gardens bridge is almost done. All that's left is to paint the railings.
Marking the Piece to be CutWe opted to reposition the street against the Train Station for more scale accuracy. To achieve this meant we had to modify the platform. This will also involve further modification of the Olszewski pieces (like the souvenir kiosks and the Opera House base) but we felt it's worth it. NOTE: this can only be done if Z gauge trains and track are used as the N gauge track curves do not allow clearance for the City Hall and Opera House pieces! This is why there is a "spacer" between the Train Staion base and the Main Street road piece.
It's done! The hole for Town Square has now been enlarged. Notice the proximity of the new edge to the Trolley tracks.
Track and roadbed in Place on the Train StationAll that's left to do now is ballast the rest of the track. I used Highball brand N scale ballast because it is actually crushed real rock and stays in place during the gluing process.

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