Copenhagen Fields 2mm/ft Finescale Model Railway

Club Member Joe DuVivier sent me this e-mail and three photos:

Tom Knapp and I are working on perspective distorted buildings for my Caspar project. You have to look at the second photo full screen as it is a magnificent panorama. The sense of depth of the scene is unmatched in model railroading. Tom was one of the contributors to this continuing effort. This layout is one of my must-sees when I go to England in 2022 for the National Model Railroad Association annual convention.

An interesting story about this layout, told by one of the group who created it: at a train show in Great Britain an old man was overheard talking to a boy about this display layout, Copenhagen Fields. The old man said he recognized the place. During Word War II he, then a German bomber pilot, had flown over this place and dropped his bomb load.”

Here are the photos – PLEASE click on them to see them at their best – the originals are VERY large and take a bit to load – have patience – it’s worth it.

Copenhagen Fields Layout

Copenhagen Fields Layout

 

Copenhagen Fields Layout

Copenhagen Fields Layout

Copenhagen Fields Layout

Copenhagen Fields Layout

Tom Knapp wrote this note to Joe:

“The three photos of the Copenhagen Fields layout below were taken at a weekend show in the UK. The last photo shows the back side of the building I built which has the very ornate brick façade on the street side. Tim Watson built the “demolished” building which fills in the odd space on Randall Road.

Note the very hazy effect of the backdrop. It is realistic without taking your eyes off the buildings. And the background structures have less and less detail and the scale decreases the further away from the front, until the ones at the back are basically just massing models.”

Thanks Joe.

Here’s a short vid of the layout:

The grey patches surrounding the rail lines are allotments. Allotments are small amounts of land rented by locals from the Council to grow veg and flowers.

My comment, totally amazing.