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Detailing HOm RhB layout - where to get the bits

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Hi, I am looking for some typically Swiss (!) detailing parts for my HOm RhB layout. The little touches that make the difference. I have had a trawl through the sites of some online retailers but haven't really got very far. 

 

I badly need some ungated level crossing signs - red and white posts with a cross on the top -  I would make myself if I had some basic dimensions. 

 

I have seen RhB signals and the train arriving station warning bells in the Bemo catalogues but don't know if there are alternative sources. I think I know what I need based on what I have read in articles on this site,

 

I believe Vollmer or Faller make the rustic meadow fencing I need to separate the meadow from the track.

 

Any hints and tips on where to look and pitfalls to be avoided would be appreciated.

Regards

John.

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Using the links from the Swiss Railway Society you could find this page and have a look at some of the offerings, http://homepage.swissonline.ch/unholz/page3/shops.html 

 

Specifically for your crossing signs - http://www.mbapiro.ch/produkte_detail.php?grp_id=6&content_id=21&produkt_id=10172 Pirovino are excellent if your budget allows. The Lautenwerk (bells) as far as I am aware are only made by Bemo and can be picked up on e-bay from time to time.

 

A terrific way to see detail is to use the Google street view of the Abula line as they had a camera car on the front of the train and you can really see a lot that way. For example, a lot of the rustic fence has rather fallen into disrepair and is largely being replaced with post and electrified wire which could easily be modelled with wire and thread - as can be seen here - https://www.google.com/maps/@46.6786309,9.6672946,2a,15y,58.79h,87.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLPBsnXlU3eH17yYIGOp9Uw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 If you just keep clicking forward, you can enjoy a nice slow speed run!

All the best with your layout

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HI JIm

Thanks for your reply. I have had a look at these sites you recommended. The Albula line link is fascinating and really useful.

Regards

John.

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