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Offline Loadmaster  
#151 Posted : 27 February 2012 16:45:25(UTC)
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Thanks Rinus,

I quess I should ask the question if this line folds back and forth like the SBB over the Gothard Pass?

Since the discussion also included your back yard, how many tulips do you have in the yard?
I remember back in the 90s on a mission layover in the spring and driving through Holland and viewing the fields of tulips.

Rob
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#152 Posted : 27 February 2012 16:48:40(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Looking thro' the window, are the tree's in your garden.

Ian.



Hi Ian,

Yeah, your right. We live in a forrested area Drool .

With spring entering, nature presents herself at her very best! The sound of all those birds are incredible.

Besides that is saves me a background photo on my layoutLOL .

Rinus




Hi Rinus,

Will make a very nice background.ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Rinus  
#153 Posted : 27 February 2012 21:21:49(UTC)
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Hehe no tulips in our garden, I prefer trees. Lots of squirls though!


Great video from Brenner to Innsbruck, just to give you an impression of the line!

If you do not have the patience or time... Steinach am Brenner begins at +/- 13:00 min. The St Joduk curve is before that.

Hope you enjoy!

Offline petestra  
#154 Posted : 27 February 2012 21:30:45(UTC)
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Hi Rinus and thanks for this video. I added it to my youtube favorites to watch later.
Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Loadmaster  
#155 Posted : 28 February 2012 04:09:21(UTC)
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Thanks a lot.
I realy enjoyed the video very much. I noticed the 4 car regional trains and the stations have sidings so the expresses can pass.
Do you know if the fare is less on the regional trains compared to the expresses?

Now I need to find a video of the Gothard Pass.

Rob

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Offline river6109  
#156 Posted : 28 February 2012 08:28:40(UTC)
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Rinus,

Same here , thanks for sharing it, what I've noticed at the beginning of the video there is still the Italian overhead system and than changes to the OBB catanary.

John
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Offline Rinus  
#157 Posted : 28 February 2012 08:51:26(UTC)
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Rinus,

Same here , thanks for sharing it, what I've noticed at the beginning of the video there is still the Italian overhead system and than changes to the OBB catanary.

John


Your welcome!

Yeah, I think the locomotive is in the Austrian section, while the coaches are in the italian one.

These Italian locomotives sure have some charm too, don't they?

rinus
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Offline petestra  
#158 Posted : 28 February 2012 11:20:53(UTC)
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Hi Rinus. I've watched the first half of the video so far. Just great! I rode that rail
route way back when I was still a teen in 1972 only in the other direction. I remember being
in a compartment coach and people were bi-lingual, speaking German to some and Italian to others.
Looking forward to the rest! Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Rinus  
#159 Posted : 10 March 2012 22:17:53(UTC)
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I'm about to close the last gap.

A step by step of todays work:

Cork bedding is positioned and the opening between the helix and the upper module closed! The outer cork bedding is 5 mm high the inner one 4 mm. Cork beddings are from Jehewa, which delivers superbly finished products.

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Soldering each individual rail power suply together. I don't want to have any problems later on after ballasting concerning bad power supply.

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Finally positioning the track to the cork bedding. The hart tot hart distance between tracks is 57 mm. The inner curve is a K track 2274 the outer one flexrail.

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And this is what is should be like in the future, the St Jodok bend in Austria!

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Tips are welcome!

Rinus
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#160 Posted : 11 March 2012 06:40:59(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

That's great progress on the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#161 Posted : 11 March 2012 13:40:34(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

I have just finished watching your video of the Brenner and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was interesting to see the succession of facing and trailing croossovers for bi-directional running.

I went over the Brenner many years ago though unfortunately by motor coach rather than train and Innsbruck remains one of my favourite cities. With trains, trams, light rail and beautiful scenery it just about has everything. A trip up to Igls through the pine woods, sitting on the back balcony of a tiny tram trailer was a journey to remember. There were also at the time of my visit a couple of nice model shops. I wonder if they are still there?

For anybody interested in that part of the world, I would recommend Ray Deacon's "Innsbruck's Alpine Tramways" and Martin Bairstow's "Railways in the Austrian Tyrol". The latter is probably getting a little bit dated now but it is still of interest.

Bob M.
Offline Rinus  
#162 Posted : 15 March 2012 19:07:17(UTC)
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Hi guys,

Great to see you enjoyed my postings!

@ Bob, I think you havbe more experience in austria than I have. I've never been in Tirol unfortunately myself Blushing Blushing . I wanted to go this year, but the house needs a new roof ... etc, etc ...Cursing But I'll certainly do some home work on your sugestions concerninig your literature sugestions!

i myself like this title a lot: http://www.alba-publikation.de/...Schienentransit-Brenner/

some pics of the final pieces coming together

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The new rh 1020 and the 'old' one forming a tandem
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Regards,

Rinus
Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#163 Posted : 15 March 2012 19:16:47(UTC)
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Do you have some information about the flextrack fixing tool?
I have asked my MMR dealer, but he does not know. I need to buy 4-5 of them.


Hi
I think this is what you are looking for.
http://www.fohrmann.com/...use-klammern-spur-n.html

I have been a customer of Fohrmann for many years, excellent service, friendly, easy, dependable!
A place every model railroader should take the time to visit in details!
Cheers


Gents- maybe I'm missing something here. Is that tool meant for curving the track somehow, or to hold two sections together in order to bend one long piece into the desired radius? Or something else?
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Offline steventrain  
#164 Posted : 15 March 2012 20:46:50(UTC)
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Looking good.
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Offline river6109  
#165 Posted : 16 March 2012 06:08:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 5HorizonsRR Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: jvuye Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: intruder Go to Quoted Post

Do you have some information about the flextrack fixing tool?
I have asked my MMR dealer, but he does not know. I need to buy 4-5 of them.


Hi
I think this is what you are looking for.
http://www.fohrmann.com/...use-klammern-spur-n.html

I have been a customer of Fohrmann for many years, excellent service, friendly, easy, dependable!
A place every model railroader should take the time to visit in details!
Cheers


Gents- maybe I'm missing something here. Is that tool meant for curving the track somehow, or to hold two sections together in order to bend one long piece into the desired radius? Or something else?



Yes it is and designed for, in our case, the k-flexi track (900mm).

How to use it:

I've used a method of clamping the clamp between a fixed track and the flexi track and the reason for it is: the track joint between the 2 tracks will stay in its straight form and you will not find having a sudden kick in it.
the flexi track also has one fixed side and one open side, so the open side should always be on the other end because this is the end (if curved) you will cut shorter).
When you've set the radius you than can (I have 3 clamps) put one in the middle and one at the other end.

If you have a track plan underneath your tracks you can than follow exactly the curve according to your marked line.


regards.,

John
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Online Ian555  
#166 Posted : 16 March 2012 06:30:08(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Those sweeping curves look great. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#167 Posted : 16 March 2012 20:57:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: 5HorizonsRR Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: jvuye Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: intruder Go to Quoted Post

Do you have some information about the flextrack fixing tool?
I have asked my MMR dealer, but he does not know. I need to buy 4-5 of them.


Hi
I think this is what you are looking for.
http://www.fohrmann.com/...use-klammern-spur-n.html

I have been a customer of Fohrmann for many years, excellent service, friendly, easy, dependable!
A place every model railroader should take the time to visit in details!
Cheers


Gents- maybe I'm missing something here. Is that tool meant for curving the track somehow, or to hold two sections together in order to bend one long piece into the desired radius? Or something else?



Yes it is and designed for, in our case, the k-flexi track (900mm).

How to use it:

I've used a method of clamping the clamp between a fixed track and the flexi track and the reason for it is: the track joint between the 2 tracks will stay in its straight form and you will not find having a sudden kick in it.
the flexi track also has one fixed side and one open side, so the open side should always be on the other end because this is the end (if curved) you will cut shorter).
When you've set the radius you than can (I have 3 clamps) put one in the middle and one at the other end.

If you have a track plan underneath your tracks you can than follow exactly the curve according to your marked line.


regards.,

John


Thanks John! I was curious. I usually stagger my joints anyways for conductivity reasons (with DC track, never used Marklin K) and rely on that combined with a lot of headaches to keep my curve steady. Nice tool! BigGrin
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Offline Rinus  
#168 Posted : 27 April 2012 15:18:27(UTC)
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Hi all!

Last month I spent on testing, connection the switches etc...

This will take some time since the inner curve of the largest hellix and my Co Co trains are no friends yet BigGrin

Here is a movie of my two Rh 1020 pulling a 8 coach train.


Enjoy!

Rinus
Offline steventrain  
#169 Posted : 28 April 2012 06:34:30(UTC)
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Very good, Rinus.
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#170 Posted : 28 April 2012 09:11:31(UTC)
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Rinus,

It's coming along nicely.

John

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Online Ian555  
#171 Posted : 28 April 2012 09:50:00(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Thanks for the video, layout is looking great. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#172 Posted : 28 April 2012 10:12:08(UTC)
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Hi Rinus, video shows you have checked the line. This is a very important lesson for layout
builders. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Rinus  
#173 Posted : 29 April 2012 12:44:57(UTC)
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Hi all! Thanks for your positive reactions.

Testing is allways a bit dull. Unfortunatelly I ran into a bit of a problem!

The inner curve of the largest hellix is made out of flexrail 2205 to match the outer curve (radius 4 k 2241). At the joints of two flexrail I noticed that the connection is not very smooth. The curve tends to go over in a straight line for a few inches, which leads to a not very smooth connection with the next rail. Co' Co' locomotives derail on it. To make matters worse, the felxrail is glued in place with hot glue Cursing Cursing Cursing Cursing Cursing

I think there are 2 options:
1. Remove the hotglue and re-position the flexrail and fasten it in the right place with srews.
2. Remove the whole innercurve and rebuilt it with 2231 and 2201 pieces.


Does anyone know which pieces match the 2241 as a innercurve?

I'll show some pics of the problem tonight.

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#174 Posted : 29 April 2012 20:10:16(UTC)
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Here is the problem!

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Offline Rinus  
#175 Posted : 30 April 2012 18:31:00(UTC)
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Some more testing today.

This time with a Marklin croc and some older freighcars!



Rinus
Offline steventrain  
#176 Posted : 30 April 2012 18:46:11(UTC)
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Good video, I like the Croc loco.ThumpUp
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#177 Posted : 30 April 2012 19:00:31(UTC)
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Nice progress! I really like the theme and construction!
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#178 Posted : 30 April 2012 19:21:08(UTC)
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Hi

lovely video of the KrocThumpUp

Mike
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Offline steventrain  
#179 Posted : 30 April 2012 19:36:01(UTC)
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hi Mike,

How long is your layout to complete?
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#180 Posted : 30 April 2012 21:09:08(UTC)
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Hi Rinus, really nice double helix. Nice video. PeterThumpUp ThumpUp
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#181 Posted : 30 April 2012 22:08:44(UTC)
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hi Mike,

How long is your layout to complete?


Hi Stephen

I am trying to have it ready for July 2013Scared

Mike

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Offline river6109  
#182 Posted : 01 May 2012 01:24:22(UTC)
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Rinus,

You can purchase rail clamps, especially designed for exactly what you are trying to do or prevent it from. the clamp would secure enough width on either track to keep both of them tied together.

by placing the railclamp between 2 flexitracks stops it from forming a straight track, just make sure you 've got the open end at the right end.
Hot glue is not a problem but you have to leave it until it's fully firm. by not using ballast I would recommend screwing them down.

Another thing I've noticed, your hot glue covers a wide range of sleepers, I used to put drops on both sides at intervals of a curved standard track. (.e.g. 2241).
Although I'm using a hot glue gun, the glue sticks are not the average stick you buy in hardware stores it's a more commercial quality and product.

regards.,

John
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Online Ian555  
#183 Posted : 01 May 2012 05:29:29(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Great video showing the progress on your layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Rinus  
#184 Posted : 01 May 2012 20:27:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Rinus,

You can purchase rail clamps, especially designed for exactly what you are trying to do or prevent it from. the clamp would secure enough width on either track to keep both of them tied together.

by placing the railclamp between 2 flexitracks stops it from forming a straight track, just make sure you 've got the open end at the right end.
Hot glue is not a problem but you have to leave it until it's fully firm. by not using ballast I would recommend screwing them down.

Another thing I've noticed, your hot glue covers a wide range of sleepers, I used to put drops on both sides at intervals of a curved standard track. (.e.g. 2241).
Although I'm using a hot glue gun, the glue sticks are not the average stick you buy in hardware stores it's a more commercial quality and product.

regards.,

John


Hi John,

Do you got an example or article numper for these clamps? If I think I know what you mean, then I'm almost sure I've used them. I must have aplied them incorrect then. The clams I use are shown somewhere above.

I fixed quit a number of the defects yesterday. I noticed that the glue under the cork bedding was faulty on a number of occaisions. It was pressed outwards entirely at the joints.

Regarding the hotglue. At a start I used too much glue. Way too much. The helix was one of my first projects using it. Now I use just three dots per rail. Razz Razz

Rinus
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#185 Posted : 01 May 2012 20:33:59(UTC)
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Thanks all for the encouragements!Smile Smile

The croc is excellent for testing: powerfull and a lot of axles that can derail. Its a great trouble shooter especially in combination with my dads old rolling stock. Most of it is from the 1950/60's!

I noticed yesterday that the inclination on the helix isn't evenly spread yet. I must make some ajustments.

I also managed to get a switch moving with the use of a servo.Cool Cool Cool I'll most some of that later.

Rinus
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#186 Posted : 02 May 2012 02:23:28(UTC)
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Rinus,

Here is diagram of how it should be applied and the other picture shows the actual clamp.

I hope this will help

regards.,

John
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Offline Rinus  
#187 Posted : 06 May 2012 08:09:20(UTC)
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Hi all,

Yesterday I solved most problems with the helix. One secti0n remains troublesome however. I'll replace the flextrack there with 2231 k rail. Unfortunatelly I had to order that item, so that will take some time. Crying

This gave me some time to givre a little thoughts to the signalling. As it is a öbb track it wouldn't be realistic to use DB signals.

As far as I know there are three manufacturers of ÖBB signals:

1. Viessmann has some formsignals link

2. Alpha modell offers era 3 signals Link

3. Krois modell offers era IV-VI signals Link

I've chosen to order some of Krois model. I read they were all metall. Also important is that they are from the present era. Which enables me to look at the prototype in order to get the right signals. Video's on youtube helped me alot t odetermin which signal is used.

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I want to have the signals installed before balasting.

Regards,

Rinus
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#188 Posted : 06 May 2012 09:49:57(UTC)
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Nice looking signals Rinus!

Sorry to read about the problems you've been having with your track. Joining sections of flex track on curves is always problematic. I would always use sectional fixed curves for helixes and hidden reverse loops.
Ray

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#189 Posted : 06 May 2012 10:03:15(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Great looking signals. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#190 Posted : 06 May 2012 10:08:29(UTC)
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Very good signals, Rinus.
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#191 Posted : 06 May 2012 11:37:19(UTC)
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Nice looking signals Rinus!

Sorry to read about the problems you've been having with your track. Joining sections of flex track on curves is always problematic. I would always use sectional fixed curves for helixes and hidden reverse loops.


yup, me too after this. I also think breaking it apart when moving houses, did not do the helix much good either. I'm glad helix # 2 isn't having the same problems. Maybe it would have been better to use c track there.

Rinus
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#192 Posted : 06 May 2012 11:40:47(UTC)
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Ian, Steven,

Can't wait to get these signals! Allthough it will be quite a job to put them in place nicely. The foot of the signal seems quite large an square.

Rinus
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#193 Posted : 08 May 2012 14:22:19(UTC)
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Ian, Steven,

Can't wait to get these signals! Allthough it will be quite a job to put them in place nicely. The foot of the signal seems quite large an square.

Rinus


Hi Rinus!
Great progress on teh layout.
I like the way you run your trains at (scale) speed!
Isn't that 39560 Croc the best ever? I do love it!!

For the Krois signals: as far as I understand they are designed so that you can either sink their base in the baseboard (after cutting a corresponding square opening) or simpler in my opinion , glue them, then ballast around.
That will make them look like the real thing with a concrete base.
Keep up with the good job...your project is ambitious, but you are taking your time...and you're right!BigGrin
Cheers
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
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#194 Posted : 09 May 2012 20:15:14(UTC)
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Hi Jacques!

Croc is great. It was the last gift from my grand-pa before he passed away some years ago. It reminds me of his stories about the Gotthard and other Swiss mountains. Allthough I'm concentrating on öbb I keep some of my beloved non-öbb modell of which I have dear memories.

I think I go for the option to sink the signals baseplate. On the video's I saw on youtube, the signals have no concrete footplate, so I can't make a compromise there

Watch the train pass steinach am brenner at 5:30. (ThumpUp Great help isn't it!)


I got a message the signals were shipped today. Cant wait to get home. The order aslo included some lasercut scaled switch engines and km stones. I'm very interested to see how they look. Also there is a LS Model T2s sleeping coach includedRazz Razz Razz Razz Razz

As with the pace. Yess, its going slow. I have to devide my few free time between so many things, and when I get going I don't want to do things I later regret. If something is not 99% OK, I'll rework it untill it is. And above all, I like the slow pace, It's a nice diversion from my sometimes hectic working days. I think that sounds familiar to most of us. I hope to get ready with the rest of our house soon, which will give me some more time.

Rinus
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Online Ian555  
#195 Posted : 10 May 2012 08:32:13(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Really like the sweeping track lines during the video. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#196 Posted : 10 May 2012 13:11:14(UTC)
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Hi Runus, excellent video. Part 3 is better, I think. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Rinus  
#197 Posted : 15 May 2012 06:34:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Hi Runus, excellent video. Part 3 is better, I think. PeterThumpUp Smile


You mean the St Jodok turn and Brenner station ... Rrrrr Razz Yupp it is great.

I need a video in the other direction (frontview) Brenner-> Innsbruck. They are very usefull for getting the signalling settings. If you spot one on the web, I'm happy to know.

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#198 Posted : 15 May 2012 06:43:45(UTC)
Rinus


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Still waiting on the shipment from Krois modell.

Their e-mail told me it was shipped one week ago. Still no sign of it to arrive however. No track and trace code too. Seems a bit strange.

I've send an e-mail last night to inform them.

I also ordered some Viessmann servo control units and servo's to operate the switches on the main level, together with some replacement marklin K2231's for the helix.

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http://www.viessmann-modell.com...d1a7f8d7d4f3b2ee12517a8f

No sign of that shipment either. They are still awaiting to be delivered from the manufacturer. Cursing Cursing Cursing Cursing

I think that the main downside of low-price internetshops is their low inventory.

Rinus
Online Ian555  
#199 Posted : 15 May 2012 07:05:05(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Just need to run some trains while you're waiting. Smile

Ian.

Offline nevw  
#200 Posted : 15 May 2012 07:12:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rinus Go to Quoted Post
Still waiting on the shipment from Krois modell.

Their e-mail told me it was shipped one week ago. Still no sign of it to arrive however. No track and trace code too. Seems a bit strange.

I've send an e-mail last night to inform them.

I also ordered some Viessmann servo control units and servo's to operate the switches on the main level, together with some replacement marklin K2231's for the helix.


No sign of that shipment either. They are still awaiting to be delivered from the manufacturer. Cursing Cursing Cursing Cursing

I think that the main downside of low-price internetshops is their low inventory.

Rinus

Eventually all good things come to he who waits.

Nev
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