Sunday, January 30, 2011
My initial plans were to build a tramway located somewhere in northern France, but when building the first module, I've gotten rather inspired by the tramway systems in the former USSR and eastern Europe (this site, for instance, has loads of great pictures). The current module, dominated by one of the omni-present apartment blocks, was inspired by some of those systems. I don't think it'll look too bad next to the older buildings. The tramway's new goal is to provide transportation between the residential and central part of the city, using second-hand stock bought from several countries around the world (conveniently ;) ).
My idea is to make at total of 4 modules, of which the current ones will be the middle modules. At the left side, a turning loop with a depot and a couple of staging tracks will be build, In the back some half-relief apartment buildings, representing the residential area of the city.
The right loop will be located in the city center, a busy street scene, with a row of older buildings in the style of the Artitec facades in the background and some 60's/70's office/commercial buildings in the middle of the loop.
Now, rhe name Lileau sounds a little too French for a eastern European city... Any suggestions? ;)