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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)
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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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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

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

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

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


Very nice.....ThumpUp ThumpUp
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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)
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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)
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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

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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

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

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

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

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#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

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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
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#344 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:37:00(UTC)
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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp

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

thanks ThumpUp

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

thanksThumpUp

Just waiting to see progress with your ownWink

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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.

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

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Offline GlennM  
#351 Posted : 05 October 2012 15:10:21(UTC)
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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


Thanks Mike ThumpUp ThumpUp
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#352 Posted : 14 October 2012 18:48:05(UTC)
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Hi all

Well the builders have been busy this weekend. This is on top of us trying to find some real builders to refit the bathroom and put on a larger car port for us.

Anyway in 1/87 world the church has been completed along with the work around the base of the old town.
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You may notice a lack of finish to the roads up here. That is becasue I am waiting to see if I can purchase one or two more buildings to fill the space before I lay down the cobble stones.

Here are some more shots of the module
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The park is now finished BigGrin

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More to follow.

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#353 Posted : 14 October 2012 18:50:45(UTC)
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Very nice photos, Mike. I just love the old Lindental Station. I had it years ago and by the way, it looks super when lit.

Cheers,PeterCool
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#354 Posted : 14 October 2012 18:52:21(UTC)
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Hi all

Just a few more photos of the latest module to be finished

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Now on to the next one. This should take me up to Christmas and then from Christmas to March next year I plan on doing the spaghetti underside - normally called the wiring Scared

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Offline hennabm  
#355 Posted : 14 October 2012 18:55:03(UTC)
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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp

Although mine was Lindental, for the purposes of my layout I have christened it Neustadt.

I have had mine for many years and it was bought secondhand and ready built. It is equipped with two or three Faller lamps and I agree looks splendid when litThumpUp

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#356 Posted : 14 October 2012 20:01:25(UTC)
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Looking great, Mike.ThumpUp
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#357 Posted : 14 October 2012 21:36:02(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

ThanksBigGrin ThumpUp

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Offline Chris6382chris  
#358 Posted : 15 October 2012 01:39:32(UTC)
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Mike that looks really good. Really nice work. So where do you assemble the sections so you can run trains?

Chris
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#359 Posted : 15 October 2012 10:18:44(UTC)
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Hi Chris

ThanksThumpUp

The assembly of the modules will take place in the garage. As it is only big enough to take the car or the layout then I have to store the layout as per module.

The garage is normally occupied by my 82 BMW 323 concourse car, so getting it out only occurs on fine days!

I am in the process of getting a larger car port built so the 323 can sit under that when the modules are up.

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Offline GlennM  
#360 Posted : 15 October 2012 14:18:30(UTC)
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Mike,

Looks great...............looking forward to a pint down at the Bitburger brewery next summer!!!!!!

Keep up the good work

BR

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#361 Posted : 15 October 2012 16:40:57(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp

The Bitburger van is an interloper as the Bavaria St Pauli brewery had their van stolen and they are using an old Bitburger van for the time beingLOL

A new van is on order once the insurance comes through.

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Offline kweekalot  
#362 Posted : 15 October 2012 17:10:00(UTC)
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Hi MIke,
You have a very nice layout !! ThumpUp
Your station Lindental (Neustadt) is almost the same as the Faller AMS Sport Hotel (B-4921) !!

Marco
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#363 Posted : 15 October 2012 17:42:58(UTC)
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Mike, some nice looking signals strategically placed on the layout RollEyes Alan
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#364 Posted : 15 October 2012 20:48:11(UTC)
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Hi Marco

Thanks. ThumpUp

I never knew that the AMS had a hotel . Is there a picture of one showing the differences between two?

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Offline hennabm  
#365 Posted : 15 October 2012 20:49:58(UTC)
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Hi Alan

yes indeed they are very nice signals.BigGrin There are more to come on the 4th module as well as some to go back and add to the first module.Wink

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Offline Ian555  
#366 Posted : 16 October 2012 06:56:57(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great progress. ThumpUp

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#367 Posted : 16 October 2012 11:27:32(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp

The Bitburger van is an interloper as the Bavaria St Pauli brewery had their van stolen and they are using an old Bitburger van for the time beingLOL

A new van is on order once the insurance comes through.

Mike


Mike

That's good news.......................by the way I did see this shady looking guy hanging around the brewery a while ago, he said he was in the market for a nice van to transport his new layout to various rail display shows. You could start with him BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

BR

Glenn
Offline Ian555  
#368 Posted : 16 October 2012 11:49:08(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

I'm sure that same guy's been seen lurking about BW.

Smile

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#369 Posted : 16 October 2012 15:13:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Marco

Thanks. ThumpUp

I never knew that the AMS had a hotel . Is there a picture of one showing the differences between two?

Mike

Hi Mike,

This Sporthotel is part of the 13 buildings which were more or less specially produced for Faller AMS, namely B-921, B-923, B-924, B-931, B-4902, B-4904, B-4906, B-4907, B-4913, B-4914, B-4916, B-4921 and B-4961.

The prototype op the Sporthotel stand (or have stood ?) behind the main tribune at the Nürburgring circuit.

As I said, it is is 99% the same as Faller station B-99 Lindental.
A lovely and cool feature of this B-4921 Sportshotel is that the cars can partially drive underneath the hotel. Drool

Marco

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#370 Posted : 16 October 2012 16:31:29(UTC)
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Hi Ian and Glenn

Yes there has been some shady goings on with some fella going up behind open van doors and measuring the width.
The local polizei are on the alert for the man - last seen driving an old E30. The last sighting was at a petrol station.Laugh LOL
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Offline hennabm  
#371 Posted : 16 October 2012 16:34:16(UTC)
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Hi Marco

Thanks for the infoThumpUp

Looking at the picture it is clear where the origins of the sporthotel are. Even for a "normal" layout it would look good with the road going under the overhang.

Do you have one yet for your AMS?

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Offline BrandonVA  
#372 Posted : 16 October 2012 16:37:37(UTC)
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I must say again I love how tidy the layout is, with a great classic sense. As far as E30, one of the best BMWs ever made. Certainly the most fun to drive. I had an 89 325i (US) for a while.

-Brandon
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#373 Posted : 16 October 2012 16:52:41(UTC)
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Hi Brandon

ThanksThumpUp The classic look was what I was aiming for.

I agree with you about the E30 - I still have two of them. The 1982 323 I have had since it was 4 years old BigGrin BigGrin

The 1 series is the new E30 so some say and I also agree with thatBigGrin

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Offline kweekalot  
#374 Posted : 16 October 2012 16:55:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post

Do you have one yet for your AMS?
Mike


I have found and bought an untouched B-4921 kit, probably the only one that still exists, it is in the post now, photo's soon.
Maybe there are 1 or 2 more, but they must be in permanent hands, and never come on the market, and when they do, one must pay serious money for it.


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#375 Posted : 16 October 2012 17:21:41(UTC)
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Hi Marco

I look forward to seeing the pictures over in the Faller collectors sectionBigGrin

With it being untouched - are you going to build itConfused

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Offline hennabm  
#376 Posted : 16 October 2012 19:14:41(UTC)
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Hi all

A few more pictures of the work so far.

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#377 Posted : 17 October 2012 00:42:06(UTC)
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Mike,

Looks great

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Offline Ian555  
#378 Posted : 17 October 2012 07:38:03(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great photo's of the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#379 Posted : 17 October 2012 15:05:57(UTC)
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Hi John

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#380 Posted : 17 October 2012 15:07:47(UTC)
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Hi Ian

ThanksThumpUp

I can hear that clock - tick tock tick tock LOL

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Offline Ian555  
#381 Posted : 17 October 2012 15:39:39(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

You've still got 9 months, alot can happen in that time..Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#382 Posted : 21 October 2012 18:41:14(UTC)
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Hi all

The final module has now been started.

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Today was a planning day to decide what to do with the space. The back area was already marked for a forest and a water mill. Because of the design of trees I have, I have had to lay the polystyrene to provide support for them. This will also help when I dig the stream to feed the mill.BigGrin

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You can just see the watermill to the right of the picture above.

It was then what to do with the front corner. I thought of another grassed area and perhaps a childs play area or similar. Then I found an unused Noch wall and my mind was away. How about building a further high old town. Yes that would look good.BigGrin I will have some buildings left as well that can be used there. I also make further use of my hot wire cutterThumpUp
Then a bridge can be built across linking the two old towns together. Why do I come up with these ideasScared Unsure

So that is the plan now - you can see where I mean for the next wall and old town in the picture below
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The FD will lose her hair dryer for a bit longer nowWink

This will also break the eye as the train travels to/from Neustadt and circles away round the old town.

The only concern I have is the 3rd track (5100) is only 77mm from the centre of the second track (5200); I don't think there is sufficient clearance for a 7188 unless folks can tell me different.

I have also put in a 7187 on this board. I will have to go back to the first module and fit signals there. The idea is that when the station signal goes red, the ones you see here (for example) will also go red, giving me a rudimentary block for the safety of the stopped train in the station.

Maybe as time goes on I will buy more signals and have a full block system.Wink

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Offline aos  
#383 Posted : 21 October 2012 20:21:35(UTC)
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Hi Mike, if I remeber right, 77.4mm was the gap between the 5100 and 5200 seriies curves, so you should be ok. The gap on the new C track is 77.5mm and I don't have any problems. Maybe, I am misunderstanding what you mean. Alan

P.S. can't help you with any more signals, Mike or I shall have none left myself OhMyGod
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#384 Posted : 21 October 2012 21:31:00(UTC)
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Hi Alan

No you haven't misunderstood - it just looked too close to me to the 5200 circle. I'll have to try it with my 27cm coaches and make sure before I fix it to the board.

No more signals - what's a chap supposed to do nowLOL

Mike

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Offline GlennM  
#385 Posted : 21 October 2012 22:01:03(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

I'm sure that same guy's been seen lurking about BW.

Smile

Ian.



Are you sure that was not me Blink Blink Blink Blink
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#386 Posted : 21 October 2012 22:02:37(UTC)
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Hi Brandon

ThanksThumpUp The classic look was what I was aiming for.

I agree with you about the E30 - I still have two of them. The 1982 323 I have had since it was 4 years old BigGrin BigGrin

The 1 series is the new E30 so some say and I also agree with thatBigGrin

Mike


Sorry but I am more of a Merc man

BR

Glenn
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#387 Posted : 21 October 2012 22:06:38(UTC)
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Mike,

The final module is looking good. I like the idea of continuing the old town, puts the railway in a walled culvert between the two, and the bridge adds another feature to capture your imagination.

Keep this up and you will be finished in good time........tick tock tick tock.........BigGrin

You are going to have to come and give me lessons.........

BR

Glenn
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#388 Posted : 21 October 2012 23:40:09(UTC)
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Layout is lookin' super, Mike.ThumpUp

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#389 Posted : 22 October 2012 06:34:40(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Those 3900's sure look good.

Ian.
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#390 Posted : 22 October 2012 06:56:16(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

Merc - oh you mean the German taxi company LOL LOL LOL LOL Perhaps I'm now getting older as Mercs are starting to look goodBlushing Blushing

Anyway thanks for the comments on the old town.ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#391 Posted : 22 October 2012 06:59:30(UTC)
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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#392 Posted : 22 October 2012 07:02:31(UTC)
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Hi Ian

ThanksThumpUp

Thankfully I also bought some 3900 half curves which has helped in fitting the isolated sections for the signals.

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Offline Christoffer  
#393 Posted : 01 November 2012 15:25:40(UTC)
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Hello Mike!

Great lookin old school layout!

Will follow ! Thanks for sharing ThumpUp
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#394 Posted : 01 November 2012 19:45:34(UTC)
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Hello Mike!

Great lookin old school layout!

Will follow ! Thanks for sharing ThumpUp


Hi Christoffer

Thanks for the commentsThumpUp

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Offline steventrain  
#395 Posted : 02 November 2012 08:31:01(UTC)
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Looking good, Keep posted!
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#396 Posted : 02 November 2012 09:42:15(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Those modules are looking good! ThumpUp

I'm looking forard to seeing everything together!
Ray

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#397 Posted : 02 November 2012 09:58:32(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

ThanksThumpUp

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#398 Posted : 02 November 2012 10:08:12(UTC)
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Hi Ray

ThanksThumpUp

I'm also looking forward to seeing them altogether with all the buildings on AND the trains runningBigGrin

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#399 Posted : 02 November 2012 15:12:19(UTC)
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This is here in error, please can we delete this post. Thanks
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#400 Posted : 02 November 2012 15:13:56(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

Merc - oh you mean the German taxi company LOL LOL LOL LOL Perhaps I'm now getting older as Mercs are starting to look goodBlushing Blushing

Anyway thanks for the comments on the old town.ThumpUp

Mike


Mike,

They say wisdom comes with age............................it's only a matter of time before you sell the BMW.....................Blink Blink

BR

Glenn
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