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The weekend before easter I held an operating session on my layout. On saturday morning we started with a traditional english breakfast. After all of us, where saturated, we started the clock

and we could run the trains to a timetable These time we've got some premiers. Since the last operating session many things have changed.

Unfortunatly we only could run one timetable. I haven't made pictures on saturday but on sunday I could made some photos from a Farish 3MT

on the layout.

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During the last three days I worked on a Metcalf Post Office/Village shop kit.
To improve the finish I painted the corners of the main bulding grey, the corners on the lean on structures
will be painted to. To improve the look of the roof, I used Noch/Redutex 3D slate.
In the next days I will finish the building by adding the roof on the dormers, painting the remaining
corners and placing the chimneys.
I placed the shop in the heart of Leckmelm so that the community of Leckmelm is provided with everything
they need.

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During the last four days I and some friends attended the FREMO regional modular meeting near Frankfurt.
Here my pictures I made during the meeting. Some short films will follow shortly.

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Hello,

During the last few weeks it was a bit quiet about my railway. These was mainly related to tracklaying on my H0 layout which sits above the Garve and Ullapool Railway. But I could achieve some progress on the layout.
First I have nearly finished the village shop. Only the chimney pots are missing.

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I also placed the new platform at Leckmelm, it is constructed in the same way as the platforms at Inverlael

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A few days ago I inserted wooden rail crossings from Model Scene (a czech manufacturer) between the rails at my two level crossings
at Leckmelm.

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But I had also a major throwback at Inverlael. I tried to shorten the actuating wire at one of the turnouts and demolished the throwbar of the turnout, so I had
to remove it. Now I'm waiting for the replacement, which I ordered a few days ago.

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During the last four days I and some friends attended the FREMO regional modular meeting near Frankfurt.

Here my pictures I made during the meeting. Some short films will follow shortly.

 

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Great looking model of Penzance. Worth a thread of its own on here.

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Hello Joseph,

 

I will tell my friend if he could write a thread about his Penzance and Great-britN modules here.

But in the meanwhile you could have a look at

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=438.0

 

Markus

 

Thanks, Markus. I don't often goon NGaugeForum so had missed it there.

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During the last few days I worked on the future site of the Distillera at Inverlael
First I greened the the hill which makes the conntection to the next module with
Woodland Scenics blended turf. Then I used a static grass applicator for the
gras fibres. The street was made with the proven method of thinned PVA applied
on the fine ballast.
Then I cut the base for the distillery buildings and glued them down.
I will then fill the ground at the distillery with modelling Moltofil.
Then I will sand it down and even. and then I will stamp in the cobble stones.
I also put the future wall elements in it position. I like the height of the wall, but
the thickness is to much I think.

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In the pictures you could see a track which diverges in a right angle from the track. There I plan to connect it with the distillery siding via
a wagon turntable. But I'm not sure if I should use a Peco 009 one, a GEM one or a scratchbuilt one.
Questions over questions.

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Today I made the wagonturntable for the distillery
I used 1mm styrene sheet, Atlas Code 55 flextrack,
superglue, 1mm diameter drill, caliper, cutter, ruler, a small halfround file, circle cutter, and some cardboard.
First I made a 9mm wide strip of the 1mm styrene sheet, with the helf of my caliper, ruler and cutter,
then I testfitted the strip in my Peco and Atlas flextrack.
Next I meassured the longest wheelbase of the wagons which ususally are send to the distillery.
The wheelbase was 32mm, so I settled for a 35mm diameter. Now I used the circle cutter for cutting out
the turntable. I also cut out a ring with 39mm outside diameter and 35mm inside diameter.
For the turntable well I used a fitting piece of styrene sheet and cut out a hole with 35mm diameter.
For the baseplate I used 1mm styrene sheet and drilled a 1mm hole in it for centering the turntable.

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After all the cutting was done, I cleaned everything with the halfround file. Then I tested if the
turntable was rotating well in the turntable well.
Now I cut a piece of Atlas Code 55 flex track a bit oversize. and removed some of the sleeper.
Then with the help of the plastic strip I glued down the track with superglue.
When it was dry I cut the rails to length.
Now I went to the layout and removed some of the track. Before that happend I made centering hole where the turntable would be.
With the help of the centering hole I glued the baseplate in place.

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Next I glued down the turntable well. And when the glue was dry, I fitted in some Atlas flextrack.
To get the right height on the join between the Peco and Atlas track I used a cardboard strip.

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With these method I also glued down the other tracks, but here I used entirely the Atlas flextrack.

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Then it was time for testing with a wagon.

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During the last two or three weeks I made some progress on the Inverlael Distillery area.
Oposite on the other side of the tracks is the house of the distillery manager.
The paper kit is a simple one, so it is hidden behind some trees.
The trees are made of a Hornby tree building kit.

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Last week I received the signal box kit from Severn Models.

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The staircase is a delicate thing to complete but I managed it.

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Hello,

 

a few years ago I started with scratchbuilding of a Caledonian Railway Class 439. I used a Dapol Southern M7.

Here are the pictures from the start of the scratchbuilt.

 

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A picture from the prototype.

 

 

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For a long time I din't continue with the loco.

In january or february I put some plastic strips under the enginehouse and smoothed the joints with some plastic filler.

Today I reduced the height of the coal bunker. Because in comparison to the prototype on my

model it is to high. And I put the pieces together for a testfit.

But I recognised that I have lost the original Dapol chimney, so I have to look for a replacement.

And I'm thinking of increasing the height of the watertanks on the side of the boiler.

What are you thinking about increasing the height?

 

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Hello,

today I need a little bit of your help, because I'm not certain how to do some areas at
Inverlael.
First the area between the station throat and the distillery tracks.

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What in your opinion would suit the area better?

a: a garden allotment (but Inverlael is only a small hamlet)
b: some railway workers cottages
c: Some waste land with remains from a former MDP, let us assume that Inverlael was similar to
   Strome Ferry on the Kyle line a temporary terminus of the line.

The other area ist the area of the distillery and cooperage.
Here I'm not sure if I should go with the existing trackwork.
The nearest track to the edge of the layout would be the place for the cooperage
and at the and of the headshunt would be a small engine shed for the distillery locomotive.

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Or should I insert a turnout in the headshunt?
The track would then lead to the cooperage and the existing track would lead to the distillery warehouses.
At the end of the headshunt there would be the eninge shed too.

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I would be pleased if you could help me.
Thanks for your efforts.

Markus

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I started to add an additional warehouse to the Inverlael distillery.
For the dimension I used a SD mouldings warehouse which I own.
Yesterday I sketched down the base and the sidewalls.
Today I draw in the windowopenings and cut out the walls.
Then I made a mock up from the walls to look if it will look right.

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By looking on the pictures, especially the second one I realize that the height of the walls could be reduced a little bit.
The building will sit on a 3mm base, so I can reduce it a few milimeters and the loading dock will be on the right height.

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Work continued at Inverlael
First I worked on the bridges over the small stream
They are not finished yest but I think they won't look to bad.

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Then I continued with the work on the warehouse.
The walls are now errected.
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Today I continued with the distillery.
I added the loading ramps and doors.
Now I have to glaze the windows and add an interior for the left door.

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These weekend it was train time on the Garve and Ullapool Railway.
Despite the usual suspects, some friends and Londonbus from these parish that lives near Frankfurt joined the operating session.
As usual we started with an english breakfast

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Because Tremayne from Rmweb arrived a bit late, we had our breakfast without original Cumberland sausages. But these provided us
with extra calories during a break at the afternoon.
The session was also used to test something new. And I tested the option to add an analouge thottle to the Digitrax Zephyr, but these caused us trouble.
Because many locomotives studdert when they run. And after disconnecting the analouge throttle everything runs without problems.

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And a short film I made during the session



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