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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


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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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After the outline had been cut it was time to cut all the holes to allow the electronics to be installed and accessed under the Main Street pieces. A drill is used to round out the corners and the jig saw will be employed to 'connect the dots.'
Since the Olszewski City Hall piece contains a bit of the roadway around Town Square, the scribing of the street section lines had to be done with it in place on the platform in order for them to be perfectly in line with those on the main roadway. Here I've masked the structure in preparation for painting.
All the access hole have been cut out. The end at the top of the photo is where Main Street staion goes, and Sleeping Beauty Castle at the bottom.
Piece of Particle Board RemovedA piece of the Town Square support is removed so that the street can be re-positioned.
Disneyland's Main Street is under a lot of stress from the daily heavy foot-trafic, weight of the Horse-drawn Street Cars and Omnibusses, and even large parade floats which travel upon it twice a day! Consequently, the roadway has hundreds of cracks in it and there are numerous areas that have been patched-up. I've replicated this appearance by painting areas with darker shades according to my photos.

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