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Offline French_Fabrice  
#301 Posted : 04 February 2013 19:51:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Fabrice

Excellent night shotsThumpUp

What make of street lamps did you use?

Mike


Hi Mike,

All street lamps are from Viessmann:
-Park lamp 6070
-Swan neck lamps : 6140 with bulbs, 61402 with leds
-Sphere lamps: 6300 (single) & 6305 (double)
-Whip lamp (kit 6722)

and some 6065 for the road (not yet installed)...

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline Danlake  
#302 Posted : 04 February 2013 22:32:14(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Excellent work - all nicely coming together. You must be working hard!

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#303 Posted : 09 February 2013 17:08:18(UTC)
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Hi all,

Trossingen TV channel is on the way ...Blink

UserPostedImage
UserPostedImage

First attempt is promising (that's so fun)BigGrin

I'll update the thread when video is available on YouTube.

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline steventrain  
#304 Posted : 09 February 2013 19:18:41(UTC)
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Very good, Where did you get the camera?
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Online Ian555  
#305 Posted : 09 February 2013 19:45:00(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Keeping an eye on things...Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline French_Fabrice  
#306 Posted : 09 February 2013 20:14:08(UTC)
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Hello folks!

Here it is :


You may read it in 720p.

It's the first attempt of recording a video "on the tracks". I've put only one loco on the layout, the one which pushes the cam. I've let Rocrail choosing the course, running in auto mode.

In order:
-A first round on the level 1 (with a stop on hidden station 1)
-Climbing to level 2
-Exiting from the tunnel, and climbing the parade track
-Passing on the rear tracks
-Passing on the upper parade track
-Entering the station on lane 2
-Stop, wait for 10 sec, restart (look at the crossing barriers going down)
-Passing again on the rear tracks (opposite direction)
-Passing on the upper parade track
-Going down to level 1
-Stop in hidden station 2
-Last round on external oval of level 1

Next time, I'll try to go a bit slower (but the speed was only 53% of max speed)
...Sorry for being present on the video. I was a bit anxious about possible derailment, but no trouble.

@Steven : I got the cam on amazon

Have fun
Fabrice

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Offline Webmaster  
#307 Posted : 09 February 2013 21:00:51(UTC)
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Great video quality, was it approved by the inspector cat? Very important to have "independent inspectors" during all phases while building so things are checked & ok... Smile

I can see that you have the same idea as I have for my future layout - Cheap LED strips for lighting up hidden areas... ThumpUp
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Offline Yumgui  
#308 Posted : 09 February 2013 21:10:23(UTC)
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Great stuff ThumpUp

Thanks,

Y
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Offline Chris6382chris  
#309 Posted : 09 February 2013 21:29:59(UTC)
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Fabrice:

Great video. That was really enjoyable to watch and great picture quality.

Chris
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Offline petestra  
#310 Posted : 09 February 2013 21:53:07(UTC)
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Bravo, Fabrice. The video is super. Can you please tell me the name of the camera and cost?

Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#311 Posted : 09 February 2013 21:58:42(UTC)
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Hi Peter,

The model is "Rollei Bullet HD2"; paid 200€ on amazon.fr

Cheers
fabrice
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Offline Yumgui  
#312 Posted : 09 February 2013 23:11:09(UTC)
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Man, that's frustrating ...

As it is posted on Amazon.de at €119 .... :

http://www.amazon.de/Rollei-HD-...id=1335434231&sr=8-7

... either my German really sucks, or it's just not possible ... prolly both. Sleep

Back to Amazon.fr ...

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Offline Danlake  
#313 Posted : 10 February 2013 04:07:30(UTC)
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What a great video Fabrice!

And excellent quality - enjoyed that very much!

Gives a really good impression of your layout. Sound is also good.

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#314 Posted : 10 February 2013 08:08:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yumgui Go to Quoted Post
Man, that's frustrating ...

As it is posted on Amazon.de at €119 .... :

http://www.amazon.de/Rollei-HD-...id=1335434231&sr=8-7

... either my German really sucks, or it's just not possible ... prolly both. Sleep

Back to Amazon.fr ...

Yum Cool


Hello Yum,

Mine is "HD2" model. The link you've provided is for a "HD" model.
Having said that, the characteristics of both models seem to be equal.Confused
Maybe the difference is in the packaging/Accessories for outdoor sports ? (mine hadn't any microSD card in the packaging Crying , the "HD" has a 4G microSD card included)

My advice would be "stay with HD model". The HD2 model doesn't provide enough enhancements (if it provides any?) compared to the HD model, or I'm not able to discover what are the enhancements...That looks like a marketing issue only...

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline Goofy  
#315 Posted : 10 February 2013 08:45:02(UTC)
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Very nice video! ThumpUp
You should video tape yours layout as bird eyes too so we can see others trainset moves.
Sincerely
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Online Ian555  
#316 Posted : 10 February 2013 09:12:55(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Really enjoyed watching your video. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline steventrain  
#317 Posted : 10 February 2013 09:23:49(UTC)
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Great video.ThumpUp
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Offline JohnnyB  
#318 Posted : 10 February 2013 11:50:24(UTC)
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Very good Video, I'll have to look at getting a camera like this eventually.

I think a Lok with sound, and other trains on the tracks would make it even better.
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Offline obxbill  
#319 Posted : 10 February 2013 13:31:05(UTC)
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That was a really good video clip!!!! One thing I can say about these types of cameras, they show you how well you've done with your scenery and details. And I can truly say that the scenicked areas of your layout look FANTASTIC!!!! ThumpUp It was easy to get lost in your world while watching. And that's the idea, yes? BigGrin

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Offline artvegas  
#320 Posted : 10 February 2013 17:52:17(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Hello folks!

Here it is :


Great video Fabrice. It looks very realistic when it passes thru the areas you have built scenery in. Even the lower level is fun to watch and try to figure out where you are on the layout. I'm sure it will continue to add a new level of fun to your building. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to get me started building my version of the same plan.

Regards,

Art

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Offline hennabm  
#321 Posted : 10 February 2013 19:18:32(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

I've just got round to sitting and watching the video. Absolutely brilliant. Especially through the scenic areas with the background.ThumpUp ThumpUp

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#322 Posted : 17 February 2013 19:17:07(UTC)
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Hello fans,

A quick update tonight:
-A new market stand;
-The station has been updated a bit : the last 2 platforms, and some small lanterns addon

Here are the pics

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The flowers stand

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...by night

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Viessmann 6076 lanterns added

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..by night

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..closer

UserPostedImage
Station overall

I'm stiil trying to do an other video, but I'm not satisfied with it...Maybe next time.
Stay tuned.

Cheers
Fabrice
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Online Ian555  
#323 Posted : 17 February 2013 19:58:32(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Thanks for the photo's of the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline petestra  
#324 Posted : 17 February 2013 21:01:33(UTC)
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Very nice photos of your beautiful layout, Fabrice. Isn't it something how so many of us here on the
forum have that same Faller Signal tower on our layouts? It's a great model. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline Yumgui  
#325 Posted : 17 February 2013 22:41:09(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great progress on the layout and its lighting !

About this :
Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
My advice would be "stay with HD model". The HD2 model doesn't provide enough enhancements (if it provides any?) compared to the HD model, or I'm not able to discover what are the enhancements...That looks like a marketing issue only...

For one, I suspect that the price difference between Amazon.de and .fr is related to VAT, or something like that ... for another, I will take your advice and look at the HD model ... very nice specs, and very nice results as seen from your film ^^ !

Thanks,

Yum ThumpUp

PS: May also be because this is a German made item ? Dunno ...

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Offline steventrain  
#326 Posted : 18 February 2013 18:43:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yumgui Go to Quoted Post
Man, that's frustrating ...

As it is posted on Amazon.de at €119 .... :

http://www.amazon.de/Rollei-HD-...id=1335434231&sr=8-7

... either my German really sucks, or it's just not possible ... prolly both. Sleep

Back to Amazon.fr ...

Yum Cool


Very good price above but Amazon.co.uk price 160 GBP (190 euro).ThumbDown
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Offline steventrain  
#327 Posted : 18 February 2013 18:46:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Hello fans,

A quick update tonight:
-A new market stand;
-The station has been updated a bit : the last 2 platforms, and some small lanterns addon

Here are the pics

Station overall

I'm stiil trying to do an other video, but I'm not satisfied with it...Maybe next time.
Stay tuned.

Cheers
Fabrice


Lovely pictures, I like the station.

Thanks for sharing.ThumpUp

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Offline obxbill  
#328 Posted : 18 February 2013 22:35:25(UTC)
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Wonderful pics!!!! Really is looking nice! ThumpUp Looking foward to the next video clip!

Bill

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Offline pmgsr  
#329 Posted : 18 February 2013 22:52:34(UTC)
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Fabrice,

This layout is becoming a master piece.
I loved your video.

Pedro.
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Offline Laxman  
#330 Posted : 19 February 2013 01:41:55(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great Layout.

I have been watching your progress and it is very impressive. I am also intrigued with your use of Rocrail and the automatic mode. If I ever go 100% digital, this may be the route I take.

I was wondering where you got your passenger platforms?

Thanks

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#331 Posted : 19 February 2013 07:20:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Laxman Go to Quoted Post
Hi Fabrice,

...

I was wondering where you got your passenger platforms?

Thanks

Laxman

Hello,

Very easy. It's Faller model 120191.
I've just created a few stickers with "Trossingen" written on it...and added LED lights.

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline river6109  
#332 Posted : 19 February 2013 10:06:07(UTC)
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Fabrice,

great stuff

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Offline Laxman  
#333 Posted : 19 February 2013 13:51:00(UTC)
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Hello,

Very easy. It's Faller model 120191.
I've just created a few stickers with "Trossingen" written on it...and added LED lights.

Cheers
Fabrice


Did you use the Faller LED lights for the passenger platform?

Laxman
Offline French_Fabrice  
#334 Posted : 19 February 2013 18:33:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Laxman Go to Quoted Post

Did you use the Faller LED lights for the passenger platform?

Laxman


Yes, reference 180654.

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline TrainIride  
#335 Posted : 20 February 2013 11:13:54(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

your layout is very nice.
I really like the small "bullet" embedded camera.
The video is so clear and well focused !

Thanks a lot for sharing your great work !

Best regards
Joël
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#336 Posted : 22 February 2013 07:26:16(UTC)
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Hello folks !

I'm posting a new video (with the embedded cam). This video demonstrates 4 trains driven in automatic mode with Rocrail.
This video is quit long (around 10min.), and may be sometimes boring for some of you because of waiting periods due to release of occupied blocks.
I know I have to improve on making movies Blushing before reaching the level of achievement of M. Spielberg Laugh.

For those of you who wish to follow the course of the cam, here is the synoptic of the layout:

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and the details of the course is:

Bstation2; BRight1; BFront1; BFront2; BDown1; BDown2; BDown3; BDown4; BDown5; BHidden2; wait for 10 sec; BUp1; BUp2; BUp3; wait for free block; BUp4;
BStation1; wait for 10 sec; BRear2; wait for free block; BRight1; BFront3; wait for free block; BRear1; BRight1; BFront1; BFront2; BDown1; BDown2;
BMid1; BMid2; wait for free block; BUp2; wait for free block; BUp3; wait for free block; BUp4; wait for free block; BStation2; wait for 10 sec.; BDown1,2,3,4,5; BHide2; wait for 10 sec;
BLow1; BLow2; BLoad2; stop and waiting for a train to enter BLoad3; END



Have fun! BigGrin

Cheers
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Offline Danlake  
#337 Posted : 22 February 2013 07:54:10(UTC)
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Excellent Fabrice,

Enjoyed watching:-)

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Offline petestra  
#338 Posted : 22 February 2013 14:24:13(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice, Great video. I must say, you seemed to have worked out the signal blocks
quite well. So you can run 4 trains with your system?

PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#339 Posted : 22 February 2013 15:52:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Hi Fabrice, Great video. I must say, you seemed to have worked out the signal blocks
quite well. So you can run 4 trains with your system?

PeterThumpUp Smile


Thanks Peter,

Oh, I hope to be able to run much more than 4 trains together.
If you count the number of blocks without the sidings, it's 28. So the theoretical limit of trains is 27 (number of blocks minus 1)!

I'm expecting to run at the same time from 8 to 12 trains. It will depends on their respective length.
I still have many attempts to do before...

Cheers
Fabrice

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#340 Posted : 02 March 2013 22:56:58(UTC)
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Hello fans !

Some update of the layout:
-Station exit
-Bridge added on mountain trail
-More trees added near the ruin

Here are the pics.

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Fences and edges at the station exit

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Also at the tunnel entrance

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Station exit again

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Larger point of view

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Bridge with walkers

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From top with larches

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From rear

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View of the plateau with fir trees and larches added

Cheers
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Offline obxbill  
#341 Posted : 03 March 2013 00:04:44(UTC)
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Love the latest pics! The scenery is excellent an like the addition of the small footbridge. Your layout is very camera friendly!!!! ThumpUp

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Offline steventrain  
#342 Posted : 03 March 2013 10:06:20(UTC)
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Very good, Fabrice.Smile
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Offline petestra  
#343 Posted : 03 March 2013 11:13:12(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice, very nice photos again. The layout is just super! Your detail work in the

mountains is excellent. BRAVO! PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#344 Posted : 10 March 2013 18:48:36(UTC)
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Hello friends,

Not a lot of work this week...
I'm close to the end of this layout, and I'm a bit sad/exhausted/tired/depressed (maybe some kind of blues ?) ...don't know, but not a lot of energy this time.

I'm also thinking to an extension of my room, future plans for a larger/new layout, so feelings are a bit mixed...

Anyway, a few pics :

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Last ascending curve had been decorated

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Same from an other angle

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Some gravel added

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I've put back the big fuel depot, with some weathering

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From an other angle

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The remaining part to be decorated

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Final

All the best
Fabrice

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Offline Yumgui  
#345 Posted : 10 March 2013 20:04:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Hello friends,

Not a lot of work this week...
I'm close to the end of this layout, and I'm a bit sad/exhausted/tired/depressed (maybe some kind of blues ?) ...don't know, but not a lot of energy this time.

I'm also thinking to an extension of my room, future plans for a larger/new layout, so feelings are a bit mixed...
...
All the best
Fabrice

Fabrice,

This state seems close to the "post partum blues" which mothers experience after 9 months of labor ...
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%...pression_p%C3%A9rinatale

Layouts start out as "ideal" representations of our world, and therefore cannot ever by definition be "real" ... a matter of faith, always imperfect and therefore ever frustrating, and so it goes.

The amount of work which you have invested in this layout is simply phenomenal !
It's of such precision that I fall back in my seat every time I read this thread ... it's no small accomplishment ...

So, maybe one thing to do is take a step back, do something else for a while, come back to it with a fresh mind ... go to the beach, or clubbing maybe ^^ Tongue

I'm certain that the prospect of a new extension to your room is enough to give you new impetus !

So, keep the faith baby ! Smile

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Edited by user 10 March 2013 20:13:27(UTC)  | Reason: Faith !

If your M track is rusted ... DON'T throw it out !
Working on : http://www.arep.fr/en/#/welcome
Inspired by : http://www.nakedmarklin.com/ ... I am not alone in this universe, phew.
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Offline obxbill  
#346 Posted : 11 March 2013 00:59:34(UTC)
obxbill


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The layout looks soooo nice! I agree with G, sometimes I have to step away for a little bit which is why I have the hotrod hobby for the warm months. Then when the seasons change, I step back into the playroom full of optimism! BigGrin

Bill
Marklin HO and Z also Hornby 00 and US 2-rail
Offline petestra  
#347 Posted : 11 March 2013 01:18:45(UTC)
petestra

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Hi Fabrice,

The layout is just grand! It's never really finished, is it? There is always something to add or

detailing to be done, I find. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#348 Posted : 11 March 2013 07:18:30(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Hello guys,

Thanks for your warm feedback !
I think I'll take a break for a while, just to change ideas...

My next project is to extend my room (which is also my home office). The current size is 4.2mX4.2m and I'd like to add 1.4m on one dimension.
But I have to move/reorganize all the stuff inside before Crying ! That's the main challenge Blink. I've also to reorganize (get rid of pile of junk inside) the garage (2nd challenge) to be able to start the construction.

I'll keep posting...

Cheers
Fabrice

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Offline steventrain  
#349 Posted : 11 March 2013 15:22:08(UTC)
steventrain

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Look great.ThumpUp
Largest marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50/Insider Club membership since 2004.
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#350 Posted : 27 March 2013 22:37:23(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Location: Lyon, France
Hello folks,

...
My "Trossingen" layout is, in my mind,...dead Crying ! I mean I don't have any more pleasure with it.
Mainly because I'm a "builder" and most of my pleasure comes from the design and the building.

Let's consider what I've done so far as a good training session. I've been able to prove myself I was capable of building quite a nice layout on a long period of time (more than one year).

I'd like to warmly thanks all the forum members who gave me tips, advices, and mainly many congratulations. All your feedback has provided me with a lot of energy to go on when I was in doubt, or more simply when I was a bit tired...

So, again, Thanks to all...and bye-bye "Trossingen".

Trossingen will be unmounted in a near future, so don't expect any more new pictures.

....
mmm, It seems I'm forgetting something ?... Oh yes, stupid I am, Welcome to "Trossingen II" !!! Woot

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline hennabm  
#351 Posted : 28 March 2013 16:03:08(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Fabrice

Wow - all that work and now to start againScared

Having nearly completed my very first layout, I do feel some of what you're feeling in the fact that what do I do with my time nowUnsure . However I have yet to set it up fully and have it running as I want. I also want to host several M Club UK days and exhibit it.

So best of luck with the MkII version and may I ask what are your initial thoughts for the MkII version?

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline French_Fabrice  
#352 Posted : 28 March 2013 17:41:16(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Fabrice

...

So best of luck with the MkII version and may I ask what are your initial thoughts for the MkII version?

Mike


Hi Mike, and thank you !

The prelude to my new layout can be seen there : http://www.marklin-users...ice---Trossingen-II.aspx

Cheers
fabrice
Offline Johnvr  
#353 Posted : 29 March 2013 06:45:31(UTC)
Johnvr

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Fabrice,

I have just watched your video !
It is a wonderful layout and I am particularly impressed with your operations and running of trains.
You have this superbly worked out !
I really enjoy the automation of trains starting and stopping and waiting for blocks to become free.

A question from me : are your blocks sequential so that the pattern repeats itself with one train always following the one in front, or does your program switch blocks around so that the tracks and sequence of the trains changes ?

It reminds me of when I was at Disneyland years ago and we went on "Space Mountain" roller coaster in the darkness in and out of tunnels and climbs and drops down again. What a ride that was !Cool

Thank you for posting a great video !

Regards,BigGrin
John
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#354 Posted : 29 March 2013 07:10:59(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Originally Posted by: Johnvr Go to Quoted Post
Fabrice,

...
A question from me : are your blocks sequential so that the pattern repeats itself with one train always following the one in front, or does your program switch blocks around so that the tracks and sequence of the trains changes ?
...
John


Hi John,

The course is totally random. The sequence of blocks is based on the first available block compatible with the direction of the loco which is currently processed, and also compatible with the block length and train length. This random mode is the most impressive for a "demo".

But there are quite a lot of parameters which can be adjusted with Rocrail... I'll investigate deeper in my next layout.Glare

Cheers
fabrice
Offline christos563  
#355 Posted : 19 July 2013 10:52:01(UTC)
christos563

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Dear fabrice,
The layout is very nice. But it reminds some MIBA styles.
You lose or lost a real bargain to prove the dignity of a large locomotive shed circle with a diameter of 122 cm.
And you show much obsession with the use of three-way-turnouts (5214, 24630, 2270).

christos from thess/niki, greece / hellas. christos563.
Offline French_Fabrice  
#356 Posted : 19 July 2013 16:38:56(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Hi Christos,

Well, dignity is one thing, available space is an other thing.
As a result, my layout was a compromise...

If I could have a big area available, I will certainly use such large implementation... Maybe one day, or in my dreams.

Anyway, I agree with you that K 3-way turnouts should be avoided if possible (not very stable on short locomotives)...

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline christos563  
#357 Posted : 19 July 2013 18:57:08(UTC)
christos563

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....... Thank you for the answer, you know my thoughts at the other topic, K flexible track etc. and the fact that you live in a large city like Lyon. And you have different pictures from that station. ... ok, that is good !!

....... christos563.
Offline French_Fabrice  
#358 Posted : 09 February 2014 20:01:15(UTC)
French_Fabrice

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Location: Lyon, France
Hi,

Sorry, "Trossingen I" hasn't resurrected.
But just in case some people wish to study the plan, I provide the final version done with Wintrack 10 as attachment file.

Trossingen II nows fully occupies me.

All the best
Fabrice
File Attachment(s):
Trossingen-GA.TRA.zip (22kb) downloaded 4 time(s).
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