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Offline hennabm  
#301 Posted : 29 May 2012 11:37:57(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Rinus

Thanks ThumpUp

Blushing Please go ahead and copy. I quite like the way they have turned out.BigGrin


Mike

ooooooooh - page 7 now LOL

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Offline GlennM  
#302 Posted : 30 May 2012 13:10:22(UTC)
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Mike,

Every time I log on you have jumped ahead. The layout is looking good, and looks well in its final home in the garage. I am looking forward to playing with it.

I hope you guys had a good week-end at BW. I am working my way through the posts and will no doubt come across the gossip.

BR

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#303 Posted : 30 May 2012 19:22:44(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp

Hope you enjoyed your trip to other climes.BigGrin

We did think about you as we sat basking in 23C and a krokodil nearby LOL

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Offline GlennM  
#304 Posted : 31 May 2012 10:54:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp

Hope you enjoyed your trip to other climes.BigGrin

We did think about you as we sat basking in 23C and a krokodil nearby LOL

Mike



Yes it was fun, here is a photograph of the Prime Minister of Trinidad opening one of our bridges

Eiffel Unibridge Trinidad Opening

And for those who noticed the gent on the left of the PM is of course Jack Warner of formerly of FIFA.

It was 39 degrees during the opening and I was wearing a suit and tie, and so yes I was thinking about you guys basking in 23 degress and wished that it was the same in Trinidad!!!!

I saw the pictures of the Club gathering and loved the Kroc as you know I am a huge fan of Krocs..........................she looked great going around Ian's circuit and I was left wondering how long before Ian was compelled to buy a Kroc for his layout.................

Am I right in understanding there is another Club meet in June????

Best Regards

Glenn
Offline Ian555  
#305 Posted : 31 May 2012 11:37:59(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

Any photo's of the bridge.

There's a meeting at Alan's in June, not sure of the date yet, then a meeting at BW in July???

I do like the Krok's, but I just can't stop buying those black steamers.Smile ThumpUp

Let us know if there's any progress with your own layout.

Ian.

Offline GlennM  
#306 Posted : 31 May 2012 12:12:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Any photo's of the bridge.

There's a meeting at Alan's in June, not sure of the date yet, then a meeting at BW in July???

I do like the Krok's, but I just can't stop buying those black steamers.Smile ThumpUp

Let us know if there's any progress with your own layout.

Ian.



Ian,

Yes I have they are still in the camera and will post one when I get round to it.

Alan's gathering sounds fun, any dates fixed as June is very congested already. In July there are two airshows but other than that we should be free. The first and second or second and third (still to be finalised) Brenden and I are touring Europe. BigGrin BigGrin

Yes I agree that there is something special about the steam locos, that just makes you want to own them all.................Blink Blink

I think I may need to chat with a professional about my growing Ebay addiction....................Blushing Blushing Blushing

No sadly no progress on my layout except I have a plan for it...............sort of...............LOL LOL LOL

Best Regards,

Glenn
Offline Ian555  
#307 Posted : 31 May 2012 12:22:59(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

Smile

Better give Mike his thread back, will catch up soon.

Ian.

Offline GlennM  
#308 Posted : 31 May 2012 12:34:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Smile

Better give Mike his thread back, will catch up soon.

Ian.




Sorry Mike BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
Offline GlennM  
#309 Posted : 20 July 2012 12:04:18(UTC)
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Hello Mike,

Just dropped by to check on progress.........................

BR

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#310 Posted : 22 July 2012 08:58:41(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Glenn

the construction crews have been on holiday in June/July but are due back at work any time soon.BigGrin

Once they are back then I will speedily (LOL LOL ) post photos.

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#311 Posted : 24 July 2012 19:20:35(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all

finally some progressBigGrin What with holidays and Marklin Club UK meeting and getting a new car and preparing that, there hasn't been much time for construction.

All that changed yesterday afternoon and all of today as the constructions crews arrived back on site and what you see below is the result.

I am still in two minds whether to raise the town up in the empty space and carry that over into the final module. Perhaps only lift it by 25mm or so but then that gives a hill to the town area; your thoughts please.
Also the space in front of the platforms next to the road at Neustadt I'm not quite sure what to put in there. Again any thoughts please.

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Offline petestra  
#312 Posted : 24 July 2012 20:15:47(UTC)
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I think the layout looks great,Mike. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline hennabm  
#313 Posted : 24 July 2012 20:43:22(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline Ian555  
#314 Posted : 25 July 2012 06:19:26(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great progress.ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#315 Posted : 25 July 2012 11:31:18(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Thanks.ThumpUp It's great to see more progress - a very satisfying feeling.BigGrin

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Offline hennabm  
#316 Posted : 02 August 2012 20:09:21(UTC)
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Hi all

a little more progress with BN and the station area. BigGrin I was going to trim down the Faller platform for the narrow fill but that was going to take so much off each edge there wasn't going to be any kerbing stoneScared
So plan B was to use balsa for the narrow platform. After several attempts of splitting and damaging the wood I move to plan CBlushing
I see Vollmer do a narrow platform and two will make the length I need.Blink

As for the Altstadt the plan is now to have that around 110mm above the rest with the road rising sharply from the entrance to the station car park.
The base of this will be foam and I have just received a hot wire cutter through the post for this jobUnsure

Below is a view of this Altstadt area to be along with an E41 sat waiting patiently in BN station

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This photo shows the park area just outside BN station and in the backgorund the postbus just leaving for Talheim.
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More next timeWink
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Offline steventrain  
#317 Posted : 02 August 2012 20:16:50(UTC)
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Looking great.Smile
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Offline hennabm  
#318 Posted : 02 August 2012 21:44:14(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline Chris6382chris  
#319 Posted : 02 August 2012 23:32:44(UTC)
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Looks really good. I really like how clean and crisp everything looks. Nicely done.

Chris
Offline hennabm  
#320 Posted : 03 August 2012 06:47:11(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Chris

Thanks ThumpUp

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Offline Ian555  
#321 Posted : 03 August 2012 07:31:28(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Very good progress. ThumpUp

Did you notice that clock on the platform is ticking. Smile

Ian.

Offline utkan  
#322 Posted : 03 August 2012 07:57:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post


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Mike


Very nice.....ThumpUp ThumpUp
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The world is analog!
Offline GlennM  
#323 Posted : 03 August 2012 11:05:54(UTC)
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Mike,

It is looking better and better. Some nice scenery details added, and I am looking forward to playing soon..................................

BR

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#324 Posted : 03 August 2012 16:13:33(UTC)
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Hi Ian

tick tock tick tockWink

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Offline hennabm  
#325 Posted : 03 August 2012 16:16:45(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi utkan

thank you for your appreciationThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#326 Posted : 03 August 2012 16:19:02(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp Timing is speeding on LOL ..... less than a year to go now and still the last module and all the wiring to do.

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Offline aos  
#327 Posted : 03 August 2012 17:46:24(UTC)
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Hi Mike, I like the progress being made. You are leaving me streets (or should I say rails) behind. The E41 looks absolutely beautiful, almost as though it was straight out of the workshops having had a thorough service Smile Alan
Offline Loadmaster  
#328 Posted : 03 August 2012 17:58:51(UTC)
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Why is it that other peoples' work/layouts always look better than yours? ? ?

Fantastic appearance, cannot wait to see more.OhMyGod

Rob
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Offline pab  
#329 Posted : 03 August 2012 18:01:07(UTC)
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Hi Mike

Nice progress. Ever thought about levelling the top of the relaybox of your signals with the level of the lay-out. It isn't to difficult. Just make a square hole and lower the signal. Looks much better.

do you use a mobile phone fore your pictures?
Offline hennabm  
#330 Posted : 04 August 2012 08:53:25(UTC)
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Hi Alan

The scenics may be a little further on than yours but I still have all the wiring to put together yet Scared

Looking forward to seeing more progress on your own layout.ThumpUp

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#331 Posted : 04 August 2012 09:00:21(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Rob

ThanksThumpUp Looking at pictures of layouts from others on here is very inspirational for me.

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#332 Posted : 04 August 2012 09:04:24(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Piet

Thanks for the tip. Yes I did think about it but as the layout is designed to be movable and it has to be stored upright, I felt the least attractive way was the most durable.

I use an Olympus C765 camera. It is an old camera and maybe capable of producing better shots - it's just the operator.Blushing

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Offline hennabm  
#333 Posted : 17 September 2012 18:37:14(UTC)
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Hi all

As the title suggests, it is now a year in to this build and time for a quick review and update.

Last September all I had was a pile of sawn timber and plans in my head on how I wanted the layout. As time has gone on this plan has changed a bit and as you will see shortly the plan for the altstadt have changed as well Blink

Progress has been none existant for the past few weeks as on the morning of the 26th August I put my back out and was out of action for some time. ThumbDown
Only this past Sunday have I felt up to being able to stand and bend for long enough to conduct some work. ThumpUp
Besides the altstadt area development, I managed to fix in the catenary for the final module as well as finishing the station area catenary. This has shown I am some wires short for completion, so it will be back to good old ebay.de for the missing parts.BigGrin

Anyway here are some shots of the altstadt. The bending of the Noch stonework is very nerving and I'm sure will end in a break - but let's hope not as I haven't far to go now. The entry slope for vehicles etc will be next for cutting and then the whole area will be cobbled and the kirk constructed from a Faller kit. Hopefully the back will hold outSmile

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The front and vehicle access and brewery below

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Signal box side

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Final module end including kirk base

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Bending the Noch walls around the styrene foam baseScared

By the way the cutting of the foam was done by a hot wire cutter using a 4.5v battery acquired from Amazon of all places. For the larger parts I used an old kitchen knife and heated it using the gas rings of the cooker.Scared

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Offline Ian555  
#334 Posted : 17 September 2012 20:10:57(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Good job with bending the Noch walls.ThumpUp

Ian..

Offline hennabm  
#335 Posted : 17 September 2012 21:40:50(UTC)
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Hi Ian

ThanksThumpUp

My wife's hairdryer has been working overtimeWink

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Offline Ian555  
#336 Posted : 18 September 2012 08:18:30(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Any photo's from your display layout in 1995.

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#337 Posted : 18 September 2012 16:22:32(UTC)
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Hi Ian

the only photos I have are poor quality and scanned.Blushing

The display was more a tischbahn with the track laid out directly onto the tables, as you can see. It still did attract attention and comments from those with open minds.

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I think these were from the 95 Culloden/Inverness expo.

I have some more form the 94 expo but they are too scary for a website like thisLOL

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#338 Posted : 18 September 2012 17:41:24(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the photo's. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#339 Posted : 01 October 2012 18:45:50(UTC)
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Hi all

this is my second attempt as my computer crashed halfway through the last timeCursing

Anyway following on from the BW meeting on Saturday I set to on more old town work yesterday.

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A check to see if the wagons will clear. A 27cm coach fouls the rocks but who would take a 27cm coach around a 5120 loopBlushing

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The ramp up. What you can't see is the pedestrian tunnel through. I plan to put a small LED in at some point but that will be once all the necessary stuff is done.

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The ramp finished and the front panels on. The brewery yard is also taking shape. I do have some work to do on the rock work.

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Signal box side and yes a 27cm coach does clear the box etc. You can also see just beyond the old town on the right of the picture, the cross wire support is now a yard lamp as well BigGrin

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One of the M station lamps in place. The other one has a flat earth to slide under the rails. I/ve never seen one like that beforeConfused

Anyway that's it for now from BN.Wink

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Offline petestra  
#340 Posted : 01 October 2012 18:48:45(UTC)
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Layout is lookin' real good, Mike. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline steventrain  
#341 Posted : 01 October 2012 19:10:46(UTC)
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Great process, Mike.ThumpUp
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Offline Ian555  
#342 Posted : 01 October 2012 19:27:59(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Good looking hand drill, had it a while. Smile

Ian.

( I've got one just like it.)
Offline aos  
#343 Posted : 01 October 2012 19:40:40(UTC)
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Hi Mike, lovely progress. Alan
Offline hennabm  
#344 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:37:00(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#345 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:38:39(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Stephen

thanks ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#346 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:42:38(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian

ThanksThumpUp

I've had the drill man and boy. I bet mine is different from yours - does yours have a nut and bolt as a handle (you can just see it in the photo). The original broke many years ago and rather than buy a new one, a quick modification has made it as good as new.Wink

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Offline hennabm  
#347 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:44:33(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Alan

thanksThumpUp

Just waiting to see progress with your ownWink

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#348 Posted : 02 October 2012 05:19:31(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great job with getting the shape using the Noch walls. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline GlennM  
#349 Posted : 03 October 2012 17:36:57(UTC)
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Mike,

Just wanted to say it is looking even better than before, it is going to be fantastic when finished.

Just a small wee push to finish.

BR

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#350 Posted : 05 October 2012 09:54:57(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp A wee push Unsure It feels more than that as the clock keeps tickingWink

PS I like your avatarThumpUp ThumpUp

Mike
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