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Offline Alsterstreek  
#701 Posted : 02 September 2014 21:46:04(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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I attach some "blob filling ideas" as food for thought.

Alsterstreek attached the following image(s):
trackdesign-02.jpg
Greetz - Ak

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Offline RayF  
#702 Posted : 02 September 2014 22:15:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Not possible? Man, I wished I had this kind of space available. To quote member Dusan from down under: I find your lack of faith disturbing.BigGrin

Now seriously, the small cupbaord looks like it could support a board large enough for a R1 helix. This would be good enough to gain height for accessing a diagonal bridge across your L-shaped "mother board" - or alternatively an elevated return loop or a diagonal branch line. The inside of the helix could be left open, e.g. to create a harbour dock scene partially bridged by the upper helix portion.


Sorry to disappoint you, Ak, but there isn't room for anything like that. The cupboard is barely a foot deep and two foot across. There's no room for even half of an R1 return curve.

I would like suggestions for a scenic extension that will fit on the cupboard, not something that I can balance on the cupboard but will occupy half the room! BigGrin

There might be scope for some change of elevation, maybe with a rear track higher than the front.

Also, I don't want to re-work the existing main part of the layout, so the track must be to the left of the turnout on the main line only.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline RayF  
#703 Posted : 02 September 2014 22:18:16(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
I attach some "blob filling ideas" as food for thought.



Nice suggestions, Ak, but seriously, each of those is already bigger than the whole of my layout!

I'm looking for a little corner filler, nothing bigger.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Marklin in Oz  
#704 Posted : 03 September 2014 02:27:37(UTC)
Marklin in Oz

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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I welcome suggestions for alternative modules. Remember, each module will be removeable and only one will be attached to the layout at any time.


How about a military set up of some sort? It could be something from the mundane like delivering mail or food to loading/unloading tanks and artillery to a super secrete hide out.
-Fred

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Offline PJMärklin  
#705 Posted : 03 September 2014 10:15:14(UTC)
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Great picture ThumpUp ThumpUp but should the VW not be on the opposing side if they took the corner too fast? Woot Woot



Yes, if only they had not bounced off the merc (that is being towed away) and then off the wall !!!
Too much time in the Biergarten!


PJ
Offline PJMärklin  
#706 Posted : 03 September 2014 10:21:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PJMä Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I'm happy to report that my recent cleaning session went well, with only about 10 Preisers in hospital with severe ankle injuries BigGrin

I have now re-assembled all the catenary, which was a lot less painful to do than the first time around, and trains are running normally. I think I will schedule one of these "deep cleaning" sessions about once a year.

Next step is to continue working on my extension. I have decided that the extension will be a removable module, and my present smaller extension will be an alternative when I want to limit the overall size of the layout. This will be when my son is in residence. It is, after all, his room!

I am considering building other alternative modules for this location so that I can have a bit of variety.

Soon I should have these alternative modules ready;

1. The existing small extension with a loco maintenance area will be re-worked as a small goods siding.
2. The new extension I'm working on will have a loco shed area and a small farm scene

Future possible modules:

3. Harbour scene
4. Mine area
5. Branch line station and park
6. Industrial area

I welcome suggestions for alternative modules. Remember, each module will be removeable and only one will be attached to the layout at any time.




Hello Ray,

I was pleased to hear that your preiserlings suffered only ankle injuries (and I trust any fractures were a "clean" break)

Unfortunately the preiserlings below (Herr und Frau Dummkopfer) took the corner too fast in their VW after leaving the Biergarten and are now in the Krankenhaus with severe injuries !!

Regards,

PJ

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Great picture ThumpUp ThumpUp but should the VW not be on the opposing side if they took the corner too fast? Woot Woot




Yes, if only they had not bounced off the merc (that is being towed away) and then off the wall !!!
Too much time in the Biergarten!


PJ
Offline RayF  
#707 Posted : 03 September 2014 12:11:40(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Marklin in Oz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I welcome suggestions for alternative modules. Remember, each module will be removeable and only one will be attached to the layout at any time.


How about a military set up of some sort? It could be something from the mundane like delivering mail or food to loading/unloading tanks and artillery to a super secrete hide out.
-Fred



Hi Fred,

Excellent idea! This might work as a module to be used when I have my DRG Era II trains on. Airfix do a very nice coastal battery. Maybe I could have a siding for delivering ammunition to the guns?

Definitely a possibility here!

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Edited by user 03 September 2014 12:17:39(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline Sparrow  
#708 Posted : 06 September 2014 14:41:14(UTC)
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Nice batteries. They look ominous, especially the second one. Some similar sites were decommisioned only a couple of years ago just across the Bahia de Algeciras.

But my vote goes to a Harbour diorama.
Other ideas might be an airport (or helipad), or a beach.

It's great to see you are building again!
Best regards.

Luis.
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Offline Marklin in Oz  
#709 Posted : 06 September 2014 19:16:01(UTC)
Marklin in Oz

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Those are mighty nifty Ray. A little camouflage netting would be a nice finishing touch. ThumpUp
-Fred
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Offline RayF  
#710 Posted : 07 September 2014 08:06:43(UTC)
RayF

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Thanks guys! These are all great ideas for future modules.

First I need to get the one I'm working on finished!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline steventrain  
#711 Posted : 07 September 2014 09:37:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post


Hi Fred,

Excellent idea! This might work as a module to be used when I have my DRG Era II trains on. Airfix do a very nice coastal battery. Maybe I could have a siding for delivering ammunition to the guns?



Airfix do have both early version back in the 1960s!
Largest Marklinist Layout with Central station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/M-tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50, E103, E120/Insider Club membership since 2004.
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Offline MACER  
#712 Posted : 13 September 2014 02:36:21(UTC)
MACER

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Hola Ray

Venis bien con el modelo, te esta quedando bueno, ademas esta bien detallado.

Seguire viendolo como sigue.

Hasta luego
Macer
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Offline RayF  
#713 Posted : 13 November 2014 14:25:25(UTC)
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OK, back to work on the layout extension. I've now rewired the electrics so that I can easily unplug this part of the layout and swap it with a different extension module. Yesterday I had some fun running trains in and out and finalising the position of the buildings.

Some photos:

General view of the new extension:
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The loco shed and water tower:
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Coal, water, sand and oil:
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The farm:
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Grain silos:
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Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline hxmiesa  
#714 Posted : 17 November 2014 17:00:57(UTC)
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Did you post the meassurements for the new addon? (I couldnt find them)

Did you consider a "play" area? -Maybe an electrically operated crane, or if it fits; a turntable or something else that moves.
Steinbruch with moving conveyor belts etc. also fall into that category.

Alternatively; A small harbour with a loading dock.
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
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Offline RayF  
#715 Posted : 17 November 2014 17:15:05(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: hxmiesa Go to Quoted Post
Did you post the meassurements for the new addon? (I couldnt find them)

Did you consider a "play" area? -Maybe an electrically operated crane, or if it fits; a turntable or something else that moves.
Steinbruch with moving conveyor belts etc. also fall into that category.

Alternatively; A small harbour with a loading dock.


Hi Henrik,

I don't have the exact measurements at the moment (I'm at work), but it's roughly 50 cm deep by 70 cm wide.

No room for a turntable and roundhouse, unfortunately, though I could probably fit just a turntable on its own.

I plan to make another module in the future with a small harbour, and this might include a working crane.

Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline RayF  
#716 Posted : 17 November 2014 17:22:25(UTC)
RayF

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I spent some time working on the layout over the weekend, and I've tidied up a lot of the wiring, as well as doing some work on the extension. I now have the grassed areas covered, and the roads surfaced. Now I need to put down some ballast/gravel in some areas, and add some fences, walls, people, etc.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline RayF  
#717 Posted : 20 November 2014 13:00:25(UTC)
RayF

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Here's a few photos of my progress on the extension. I've added some basic ground cover and painted some surfaces. I still need to blend in the gaps around buildings, add another layer where the ground cover is a bit thin, and add details.

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Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline Ian555  
#718 Posted : 20 November 2014 14:48:45(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Great photo's, that grass sure is green...

Ian.

Offline RayF  
#719 Posted : 20 November 2014 15:36:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ray,

Great photo's, that grass sure is green...

Ian.



...always is, on this side of the fence! BigGrin

But seriously, this Faller "grass" starts in this horrible shade of bright green, but mellows into a more realistic tone after a few weeks. If you look at some of my other pics you'll see what I mean.

In this photo, for example, the grass to the right of the engine shed, on the other side of the baseboard join, is the same as that I've just put down. This was done about a year ago.

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Edited by user 20 November 2014 15:41:44(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline PJMärklin  
#720 Posted : 21 November 2014 10:10:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Here's a few photos of my progress on the extension. I've added some basic ground cover and painted some surfaces. I still need to blend in the gaps around buildings, add another layer where the ground cover is a bit thin, and add details.




Hello Ray,

It is looking good !!

Regards,

PJ
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