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Offline Rinus  
#201 Posted : 19 May 2012 20:33:50(UTC)
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Your right Ian!

I should not complain. There is enough to do. Bougth some k2233 yesterday and got most of the helix problems repaired. Wanted to complete it today, but unfortunately I hurt my back when i tumbled over some roots of a tree yesterday, when running in the forrest. I'll have to wait until I can move again. In order to get in the helix you need to be very flexible BigGrin .

I might get started with Rocrail, whicj I plan to use on my layout.

Regards,

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#202 Posted : 16 June 2012 20:51:05(UTC)
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Hi guys!

Testing goes well and I allowed myself to start working on the upper works!

On top of the helix I want to create a forrested area with some water, a few buidlings and a road on which my faller car system busses can take their route.

Some pictures!

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And what do you think of my Signals? They are hand made from Krois Modell. All metall.

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Hope you enjoyed.

Rinus
Offline petestra  
#203 Posted : 16 June 2012 21:45:35(UTC)
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Hi Rinus, the layout is looking quite grand. The signals are very profi. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kimballthurlow  
#204 Posted : 17 June 2012 01:29:25(UTC)
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Hi Rinua,
Congratulations on the layout progress - a lot of work.

39195 is still going strong.

regards
Kimball
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Offline river6109  
#205 Posted : 17 June 2012 02:29:29(UTC)
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Rinus,

It looks very much a professional job to me, everything is in line, nice curves, excellent choice of signals, the track plan is enormous and should give you enough room to show off your Austrian loco's.ThumpUpThumpUp

To be quite honest I can't wait, to see a double 1020 going past or your 1016's
there is one guy on another forum and he has created a Breenerbahn aswell and it looks fantastic, especially the scenery.

regards.,

John
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Offline Ian555  
#206 Posted : 17 June 2012 05:03:53(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Rinus  
#207 Posted : 17 June 2012 12:33:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Hi Rinus, the layout is looking quite grand. The signals are very profi. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile


Hi Peter!

Yes not looking too bad arn't they? Looking forward to see them working. Perhaps next week.

There is very little space between the tracks so I had to cut some cork bedding away.

Regards,

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#208 Posted : 17 June 2012 12:37:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Hi Rinua,
Congratulations on the layout progress - a lot of work.

39195 is still going strong.

regards
Kimball


Thank you Kimbal! Hope to do some more work today, but I've got some work to do on the roof and Holland is playing tonight.

Well maybe if Ronaldop does a quick score, its over anyways and I can reset priorities!Cool

Best wishes to the E91!

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#209 Posted : 17 June 2012 12:46:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Rinus,

It looks very much a professional job to me, everything is in line, nice curves, excellent choice of signals, the track plan is enormous and should give you enough room to show off your Austrian loco's.ThumpUpThumpUp

To be quite honest I can't wait, to see a double 1020 going past or your 1016's
there is one guy on another forum and he has created a Breenerbahn aswell and it looks fantastic, especially the scenery.

regards.,

John


Thanks John! It al seems to fit in nicely.

More than enough room. I can house 22 3,5 meter combinations in the hidden yard. At present I've got only 14 , so there is some room for investments BigGrin

I'm now testing with a double Rh 1012 and the ACME EC89 set. Looks awesome. Only the Rh 1670 is having trouble negotiating the 3,5% climbs when I attach more than one coach. I hope some new tires will do, otherwise its quite useless.

Also some of my sound loco's with ESU decoder drive suberb with sound off, but restart every few meters when sound is switched on. Must be some CV value Cursing Cursing Confused Confused

Do you have a link of this other guys lay-out? Need some inspiration on the scenery.

Regards,

Rinus



Offline Rinus  
#210 Posted : 17 June 2012 12:47:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Rinus,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.



Thanks Ian! I have to keep up with yours! ThumpUp

Rinus

Offline Ian555  
#211 Posted : 17 June 2012 12:59:24(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Thanks, but you are way, way out in front, I've hardly bought any K track yet.

I think you're layout with the different Helix's looks awesome, following your progress closely. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline river6109  
#212 Posted : 17 June 2012 13:03:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rinus Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Rinus,

It looks very much a professional job to me, everything is in line, nice curves, excellent choice of signals, the track plan is enormous and should give you enough room to show off your Austrian loco's.ThumpUpThumpUp

To be quite honest I can't wait, to see a double 1020 going past or your 1016's
there is one guy on another forum and he has created a Breenerbahn aswell and it looks fantastic, especially the scenery.

regards.,

John


Thanks John! It al seems to fit in nicely.

More than enough room. I can house 22 3,5 meter combinations in the hidden yard. At present I've got only 14 , so there is some room for investments BigGrin

I'm now testing with a double Rh 1012 and the ACME EC89 set. Looks awesome. Only the Rh 1670 is having trouble negotiating the 3,5% climbs when I attach more than one coach. I hope some new tires will do, otherwise its quite useless.

Also some of my sound loco's with ESU decoder drive suberb with sound off, but restart every few meters when sound is switched on. Must be some CV value Cursing Cursing Confused Confused

Do you have a link of this other guys lay-out? Need some inspiration on the scenery.

Regards,

Rinus





Rinus,

here is a link to the Brennerbahn

http://www.bahnforum.inf.../index.php?topic=37741.0

The interruption power is more noticable with sound decoders, just go over the middle studs once and maybe the track itself (very unlikely) and you should see some instant improvements.

Another problem I've found with Roco locos is their pickup contact from the wheels sometimes they are either not resting against the wheel or they have gathered dust & dirt and this is preventing the locos to get proper contact at all times.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and progress (68 pages)

regards.,

John

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Offline Rinus  
#213 Posted : 18 June 2012 07:02:45(UTC)
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Hi John,

That might explain the interuptions but not the restart.

Why do the ESU Loksounds restart with every interuption? With restart I mean: speed 0, starting up the engine sounds, acceleration etc..

The Uhlenbrock versions go on at the previous speed.

Must be a CV value I think.Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#214 Posted : 06 July 2012 07:46:56(UTC)
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Hurray!

A package with servo's, servo controlers, wire, conectors, plaster cloth, tunnel arcs, and much more will be shipped today!

I want to make some big steps in the next few weeks.

Rinus
Offline Ian555  
#215 Posted : 06 July 2012 08:16:51(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Looking forward to seeing photo's of your progress.

Ian.

Offline river6109  
#216 Posted : 06 July 2012 10:51:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rinus Go to Quoted Post
Hi John,

That might explain the interuptions but not the restart.

Why do the ESU Loksounds restart with every interuption? With restart I mean: speed 0, starting up the engine sounds, acceleration etc..

The Uhlenbrock versions go on at the previous speed.

Must be a CV value I think.Rinus


Rinus,

Its a matter of how you program the decoder

John

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Offline Rinus  
#217 Posted : 24 July 2012 16:39:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Rinus Go to Quoted Post
Hi John,

That might explain the interuptions but not the restart.

Why do the ESU Loksounds restart with every interuption? With restart I mean: speed 0, starting up the engine sounds, acceleration etc..

The Uhlenbrock versions go on at the previous speed.

Must be a CV value I think.Rinus


Rinus,

Its a matter of how you program the decoder

John



Hi John,

Do you know which CV's are involved?

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#218 Posted : 24 July 2012 17:33:38(UTC)
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Sorry for the delay guys. I had to deal with some massive problems with my house. Huge short-cut in our electricity caused a lot of problems.

Nevertheless, I've done some work on the lay-out:
I connected the signals. This was a bit challanging since Krois had not provided me with a manual ThumbDown ThumbDown . With the help of an email and some trail and error I got them working! They are looking very good. I'll definatelly order some more.

The ones I have now have several functions: stop, slow with 60 km/h, safe, shunting.

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Furthermore, I set my sights on forming the landscape on both the helix 1 and 2. I've built a wooden frame and added metal meshwhire on top of it. I'll complete it with plaster cloth this week.

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And of course there was some driving! Smile

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More will follow this week!

Rinus
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Offline petestra  
#219 Posted : 24 July 2012 18:28:56(UTC)
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Nice photos, Rinus. The layout is coming along quite well. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Ian555  
#220 Posted : 24 July 2012 18:34:03(UTC)
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Hi Rien,

That's great progress your making, and nice to see you've got some timber on the layout.Smile

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#221 Posted : 24 July 2012 18:49:17(UTC)
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Excellent work.
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Offline Rinus  
#222 Posted : 24 July 2012 20:46:08(UTC)
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Thanks a lot my friends!

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Offline Rinus  
#223 Posted : 25 July 2012 18:04:35(UTC)
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Hi all,

Today I spend some time putting plaster cloth on the framework.

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I also prepared a bucket of paper-mache, paper pieces or pulp bound with glue, to give the surface more strengh. I'll paste that on top of the platser cloth tomorrow, since the paper-mache needs some time to get ready. I choose paper-mache instead of plaster due to its weight. Its also more flexible, which is very helpfull for my lay-out consists out fo modules. Plaster would be damaged to easily I think.

I'll show the results tomorrow.

Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#224 Posted : 26 July 2012 21:36:52(UTC)
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Today I continued with the paper mache, prepared yesterday.

Looking tasteful, isn't it?

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I applied it in a thick layer over the plaster cloth.

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This moon surfaced landscape was the result!

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Tried the same without laying a plaster cloth foundation first. It was a lot mor difficult, since the meshwire lacked the strenght and the adhesive aspecst to be combined well with the paper mache.

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Sorry for the low quality pictures. Its rather dark here now. I'm very interested how long it takes to dry.

Rinus
Offline Chris6382chris  
#225 Posted : 27 July 2012 01:51:26(UTC)
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Rinus:

Great looking layout and I love the pictures. What are your plans for the scenery over the helix? With my layout I ended up using plaster of paris over the plaster cloth and I have been happy with it. I would be interested to hear how things are going with your paper mache, are you happy with its qualities and how does it take paint?

Chris
Offline river6109  
#226 Posted : 27 July 2012 02:03:11(UTC)
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Rinus,

sorry for the late reply, regarding locos not starting from previous selected speeds.

all my programming goes via the Lokprogrammer so any individual CV I would not know and the mathematics of it, I can't handle it with bits and numbers.

Rinus wrote:

Today I continued with the paper mache, prepared yesterday.

Looking tasteful, isn't it?

a bit more tomatosauce and don't forget pepper and salt.BigGrin

John
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Offline Ian555  
#227 Posted : 27 July 2012 05:29:58(UTC)
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Hi Rien,

Good work. ThumpUp

Ian.


Offline ac jacko  
#228 Posted : 27 July 2012 06:44:51(UTC)
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Very good progress indeed
Offline RayF  
#229 Posted : 27 July 2012 06:59:49(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Great progress! This is the messy bit! BigGrin

For the CV to change so that the loco does not stop and start from speed step one, try searching the forum for "Alzheimers effect". I know it has been discussed at length before.

Edited by user 27 July 2012 11:25:46(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline petestra  
#230 Posted : 27 July 2012 10:15:44(UTC)
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Nice job, Rinus. It's a-lot lighter than my plaster works too. PeterThumpUp
Offline steventrain  
#231 Posted : 27 July 2012 15:43:16(UTC)
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Good process.ThumpUp
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Offline Rinus  
#232 Posted : 28 July 2012 13:01:36(UTC)
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Hi my friends,

Thank you all for the encouragements. Did some more work testerday and this morning.

It took some time to get the right mix for the paper mache sorted out, but I think I've got it now. In the last batch I used 3 packages of wallparer glue and some hands of cement to be mixed with 1 bucket of paper/water. It looks very tasty again! Like oatmeal. Razz
I might add a second layer to the first batch, as this was mixed in a proportion of 1 pakage of glue to 1 bucket of paper/water. This took more time to dry and also resulted in a much thiner substance.

Its also to be recomended not to aply the paper mache directly on mesh wire. I prefer to lay down a layer of plaster cloth first.

I've no experience how it will react to paint. However being paper based, I presume it will do fine.

3rd batch

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2nd batch

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1st batch

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For the scenery part I had this in mind. I want to imitate the St Jodok curve, which is a famous spot on the Brenner line.


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I also ballasted a part which will be later transformed into a tunnel exit. Allthough I did some prackicing first, I'm not very experienced in this yet, and i found it very nerve racking!OhMyGod

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Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#233 Posted : 28 July 2012 13:03:18(UTC)
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Ray, John,

Thanks for your reply's about the ESU decoders. I'll search for alzheimer effect!

Rinus
Offline Ian555  
#234 Posted : 28 July 2012 13:09:40(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

This will transform your layout into how you want it to look. ThumpUp

Ian.


Offline Rinus  
#235 Posted : 31 July 2012 20:45:17(UTC)
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Hi all,

Making some progress with the ballasting. Planning to do 30 cm every evening.

It took some time to get going.

Im now using a mix of Woodlands:
medium grey (3x)
medium brown (1X)
fine brown (1x)
fine gray (1x)

As a wetting agent I use a mix of pure alcohol (Drool ) + some soap aplied with a plant sprayer. I prefer alcohol above water to prevent rust

Instead of wood glue I use primer, use as a pre-treatment before painting a wall in your house. Again this contains no water. Its also told to remain flexible. I aplie this to the ballast pipette.

afterwards I'm planning to airbrush the rails with rust color.

Some pictures of the first results.

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Offline steventrain  
#236 Posted : 31 July 2012 20:51:16(UTC)
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Look great, Rinus.ThumpUp

Just be carefully ballast on turnouts.
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Offline petestra  
#237 Posted : 31 July 2012 23:42:24(UTC)
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Rinus, Track looks super!PeterThumpUp
Offline river6109  
#238 Posted : 01 August 2012 00:55:15(UTC)
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Rinus,

I can see there is exitement in the air.

When I think back when I've constructed my layout, I don't know how I did it.

John
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Offline Ian555  
#239 Posted : 01 August 2012 06:44:22(UTC)
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Hi Rinus,

Good work. ThumpUp

Do you have the feeling you're being watched. Wink Smile

Ian.

Offline Rinus  
#240 Posted : 01 August 2012 07:25:40(UTC)
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Thanks all!

Haha! Spot on Ian/John! To be honnest there is some sweat on my forehead when ballasting. Its very very difficult for me to do this detailed work. Especially when looking at the great work others have done in this area. Razz Razz

I've got only about 24 meters of ballasting ahead, so I reckon I'll be more experienced in this area at the end than I am now LOL I'll skip the switches for the time being. I'll do them later on, when I've got more confidence.

Nevertheless, I'm pleased with the results sofar. I had expected worse.

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Rinus
Offline Rinus  
#241 Posted : 16 August 2012 19:50:12(UTC)
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Still ballasting my friends!

Planning to buy a airbrush pistol this weekend. Need to weather the rail and cable channels before I can proceed.

So I might as well post a detailed step by step!

The tools!

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After spreading out the ballast with the brushes, take some time to get the sleepers and inner rail free of ballast.

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Apply the wetting agent it with alcohol and a drop of soap. It's got to get very wet.

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After using the wetting agent, the color gets a lot darker . There for set a marker to mark the line between the section which is dry and the section which is in process. Its hard to see the difference otherwise.


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Glue! Mix it with alcohol and aply in smal drops. First the inner rail and then the outer sections.

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The result after 24h of drying.

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Regards,

Rinus

Edited by user 16 August 2012 19:58:31(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline hennabm  
#242 Posted : 16 August 2012 19:58:25(UTC)
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Hi Rinus

very good ballastingThumpUp

In the last picture it looks just like good old M trackWink

Mike
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Offline Rinus  
#243 Posted : 16 August 2012 20:00:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Rinus

In the last picture it looks just like good old M trackWink

Mike


Thanks mike, thats makes it very worthwhile...LOL LOL LOL

Offline petestra  
#244 Posted : 16 August 2012 20:27:26(UTC)
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It looks very Profi, Rinus. Of course, ballast has dark as well as lighter colored rocks in it.
PeterThumpUp Smile

Edited by user 16 August 2012 22:21:28(UTC)  | Reason: spelling

Offline Marty  
#245 Posted : 16 August 2012 21:42:43(UTC)
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Looks great, Rinus! And it will look even better after you weather it with the airbush. By the way, what are your plans for catenary (or did I miss that elsewhere in this thread Blushing)?
Marty
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#246 Posted : 16 August 2012 22:09:01(UTC)
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Nice job, Rinus. ThumpUp

Pierre.
Offline Caralain  
#247 Posted : 17 August 2012 02:54:35(UTC)
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Hi Rinus:

Nice job on the ballasting. By experience I know it takes a pretty long time to finish this task, but you will be rewarded by how fine your tracks will look at the end of this process.

I am just curious: do you have any problem with the studs of the third rail? When applying the glue, ( I personally use an eye dropper), there is always a small layer of glue that drys on top of the studs, despite all the precautions I can take. This thin film doesn't allow a perfect contact for the loco slider, and I have to clean the studs with alcohol or I use an hobby knife and scratch gently each stud. What is your experience with the studs and the ballasting process?

Keep the good work.


Cheers

Pierre
Offline river6109  
#248 Posted : 17 August 2012 04:20:10(UTC)
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Rinus,

excellent job,

a hint or two: for faster results.

I use a toothbrush to get rid of exess ballasting and use purely a spraygun to do the ballasting, 50% woodglue, 50% water, 2 or 3 drops of detergent (per liter).
the end results are without cork underlay: the track after many years gets a bit rusty and the middle contact tongues are slightly oxidiced (shouldn't happen with the stainless steel connectors).
with cork underlay: the excess glue is absorbed by the cork and the track connecter, tongues are as new.

regards.,

John
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#249 Posted : 17 August 2012 06:52:59(UTC)
French_Fabrice

France   
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Location: Lyon, France
Hi Rinus,

Really very nice job ThumpUp.

I'll try to get inspiration from your tips, 'cause it's time for me to start ballasting...

Congratulations,
Cheers
Fabrice
Offline steventrain  
#250 Posted : 17 August 2012 07:39:23(UTC)
steventrain

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Excellent Job.ThumpUp
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