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Offline hennabm  
#201 Posted : 24 March 2012 19:42:38(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Alan

for what I was looking for, ie scenic material, it was certainly worth while.BigGrin

If you are after M products then I would agree with you and head for Goppingen BigGrin
I didn't see many on display at all. There were quite a few Trix sets and Roco and Fleischman but very little M stuff ThumbDown

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#202 Posted : 25 March 2012 18:54:08(UTC)
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Hi all

Yesterday I had the more pressing issue of fettling the old car in preparation for its annual check (MOT).
Not too much to do; some rust on the OSR wheel arch and a slight leak from the PS reservoir.

That meant today was train day - yippeeBigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
With the sun out and lots to do since my visit to Gaugemaster RollEyes then after the finish of F1 it was time to get on.

The station was raised and secured; the 7051 positioned; the reverse loop added; the start of the long siding and goods yard. Instead see for yourselves ; BigGrin BigGrin

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Then to top it all the first lok to power its way around came by. BigGrin The honour went to my original engine, the E44. All clearences were OK, even the station siding was cleared by both lok and coachThumpUp Thanks to all your advise on the forum. Smile

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Hopefully the weather will let me continue next weekend. In the meantime I have to brave Ikea again ThumbDown in order to purchase two further legs. These will be used to steady the extensions either end. Smile

Mike
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Offline petestra  
#203 Posted : 25 March 2012 19:11:51(UTC)
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Very nice photos, Mike. The layout looks great. Keep those progress photos coming. Cheers,Peter
Offline steventrain  
#204 Posted : 25 March 2012 19:15:27(UTC)
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Looking good.ThumpUp
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Offline hennabm  
#205 Posted : 25 March 2012 19:17:02(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Peter

Thanks ThumpUp

having looked at the photos I'm now in two minds where to place the goods shed. Either way I want to raise it as per station to bring it to track level. If I leave it where it is in the photos, then there is little room for a vehilce down the opposite side to the track as the road runs close. Confused

Alternatively I could put it on the otherside of the track at the back of the station and that way have both sides of the shed accesible. I'll mull it over during the week. ANy thoughts much appreciated.BigGrin

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#206 Posted : 25 March 2012 19:19:04(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

many thanks ThumpUp

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Offline Ian555  
#207 Posted : 25 March 2012 19:29:31(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great photo's of your progress at the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#208 Posted : 25 March 2012 21:15:01(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Thanks ThumpUp . I just wish I'd had video for the first runBlushing

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Offline mvd71  
#209 Posted : 26 March 2012 07:22:41(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Looking very nice, keep up the good work,BigGrin

Cheers...

Mike.
Offline ac jacko  
#210 Posted : 26 March 2012 09:17:36(UTC)
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Nice and clean, great work BigGrin
Offline hennabm  
#211 Posted : 26 March 2012 11:20:38(UTC)
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Hi Mike

Thanks.ThumpUp

Now I have seen how it is to look I am even more determined to press on. BigGrin

Mike
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Offline hennabm  
#212 Posted : 26 March 2012 11:22:53(UTC)
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Hi Dale

Thanks ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#213 Posted : 01 April 2012 17:21:13(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all

as you can see below, I have now brought in the other large module to start planning the layout there. I have also been back on the Wintrack planner and redesigned the layout to reflect the physical changes.ThumpUp

I have drawn on the photos to show where I plan the roadways and the Faller arch into the Altstadt. There I will have a kirk as the centre of the square and I will need to get some altstadt buildings to go around it.RollEyes

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Here is the revised track plan. I also found that some of the Faller buildings are listed in the parts available to draw the plan BigGrin
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Since I took the photos I have started the secnic work around the cottage and the yellow cottage.
Progress has also been made on building the petrol station.ThumpUp


cheers for now.
Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#214 Posted : 01 April 2012 17:49:25(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

I don't see much space for a turntable.Wink

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#215 Posted : 01 April 2012 21:12:04(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Blushing Blushing Blushing neither do I, now you mention it.Blushing

looks like another rethink.Mellow

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#216 Posted : 02 April 2012 05:01:27(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

There's one sitting here if you can/want to fit it in. Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#217 Posted : 15 April 2012 19:22:28(UTC)
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Hi all

Just thought I'd give a quick update.
Very little has happened with the modules as the good old UK weather can't be trusted. Ever since a drought was declared the other week, there hasn't been a day without rainCrying
Still knowing the UK it will be the wrong sort of water LOL just like we have the wrong sort of snow and the wrong type of leaves on the lineScared

Anyway, in the meantime I have busied myself building station platforms from Faller (191), a Faller wine shop and some I picked up off ebay.BigGrin

I went looking for the price of the 5 houses kit from Faller and they are £99 retail.Scared Scared
The folowing kit of 5 buildings I picked up for far less than that including postage.

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The quality is about the same but the instructions are not as thorough.RollEyes
For the skae of standing there as scenery I think they are very passable. Wink

I'm now looking for a water tower and a coaling station.BigGrin

At least when the good weather arrives (finally) I will be able to crack on with the modules.

Oh, and 2 x 6631 arriving shortly. I then have 3 to change to UK plugs ThumpUp

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#218 Posted : 16 April 2012 05:03:23(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the update, sounds like you're on track for your arrival time. Smile

Ian.

Offline GlennM  
#219 Posted : 24 April 2012 10:09:30(UTC)
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Mike,

What can I say you have certainly been busy for the last couple of months, and the layout is looking brilliant. I love the modular idea where on a nice day you can set it up outside and really enjoy the weather alongside some trains, great stuff.

Keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming. By the way, the grass mat you are using is a Faller product?

All the best

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#220 Posted : 24 April 2012 12:38:02(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

ThanksThumpUp

Work has been hindered recently by this droughtCursing , that's why i've resorted to doing all the other necessary work ready for the summer daysLOL

The grass mats are Gaugemaster springtime ones.

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#221 Posted : 24 April 2012 14:22:53(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Tick Tock, Time waits for no......layout. LOL

Have you worked out how many "sleeps".OhMyGod

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#222 Posted : 24 April 2012 16:32:56(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Scared Scared Scared No I don't want to start counting - yet anyway.


Maybe when it gets to under 6 mths then I start to panic.Razz

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#223 Posted : 24 April 2012 16:41:18(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Plenty time then. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#224 Posted : 29 April 2012 18:45:39(UTC)
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Hi all

despite the current drought where the UK has had 165% of the rainfall it is supposed to have in April, I have managed to get some more work done on the first of the large modules.BigGrin

Having dragged it into the lounge, I have spent the day putting on various scenics. This was after I placed all the track then screwed it down for reference. This included the catenary and the feeder tracks and masts.

It might not look much but time soon goes when flocking LOL

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There are now several areas which I'm not sure how to use. The area parallel to the siding at the Talheim halt and that between the 3 tracks and the road.Confused Ideas on a postcard please.BigGrin

Mike
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Offline steventrain  
#225 Posted : 29 April 2012 19:06:54(UTC)
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Looking very good, Mike.
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Offline hennabm  
#226 Posted : 29 April 2012 19:11:26(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

Thanks ThumpUp

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#227 Posted : 29 April 2012 19:14:05(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great progress on the layout.

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#228 Posted : 29 April 2012 20:30:25(UTC)
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Looks great, Mike. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp Peter
Offline hennabm  
#229 Posted : 29 April 2012 21:07:55(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian & Peter

Thanks. ThumpUp I was starting to worry as it has been a month since I was last able to do some work on it.
Very theraputic I find it.BigGrin

Mike
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Offline river6109  
#230 Posted : 30 April 2012 00:38:22(UTC)
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Mike,

Don't stop, it leads you to better things ahead

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Offline Ian555  
#231 Posted : 30 April 2012 06:19:11(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

It's not like you have a deadline. LOL

Ian.

Offline BrandonVA  
#232 Posted : 30 April 2012 14:45:36(UTC)
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Very Tidy! I like it!
Offline hennabm  
#233 Posted : 30 April 2012 19:10:51(UTC)
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Hi John and Brandon

Thanks for the commentsThumpUp

I have a day off on Thursday for servicing the 323i. Hopefully it will remain dry so I don't have to clean the car when I get home. That way I can get more train timeBigGrin

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Offline hennabm  
#234 Posted : 30 April 2012 19:13:08(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian

Deadline - na I've no deadlines LOL LOL , well not many !!!!!Wink

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Offline Ian555  
#235 Posted : 01 May 2012 05:42:52(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Has any of the track been screwed down yet.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#236 Posted : 01 May 2012 05:44:26(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

It's not like you have a deadline. LOL

Ian.




I thought it was funny. LOL

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#237 Posted : 01 May 2012 06:51:53(UTC)
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Hi Ian

yes the track on the first module was screwed down and most of it on the first large module (the one pictured above).

I'm now thinking to have the track screwed to the large modules and only lightly held on the end modules. It should make setting up/breaking down abit quicker (I hope!).

One for discussion at the next BW meeting.BigGrin


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Offline hennabm  
#238 Posted : 08 May 2012 16:22:09(UTC)
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Hi all

I what was a very busy weekend full of BMWCC events and AGM as well as the usual domestic stuff, I have managed a bit more on the module. BigGrin

First was a yard signal and the a home signal for the reverse loop. I was going to put in a 7188 on the inner circle until I found the solenoid didn't fit in the space I had.Cursing Forward planning.....

Anyway a quick thread on the forum here and hey presto I had my answer.ThumpUp Thank you Markus.ThumpUp

I am waiting for more buildings to arrive including a diesel station before i can finish the module and move on to the nextScared

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I am also getting it together in my mind as to the reason for the tracks and the sidings etc, in other words inventing the reason BN exists as a dwelling.

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Offline Ian555  
#239 Posted : 08 May 2012 16:55:22(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#240 Posted : 08 May 2012 17:19:47(UTC)
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Layout looks super, Mike. Thanks for the update photos. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline hennabm  
#241 Posted : 08 May 2012 18:39:18(UTC)
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Hi Ian and Peter

ThanksThumpUp

I'm really enjoying this part of it as I can see something for it when I have finished.

If you look at the first photo of my latest batch there is a small patch in the gravel. That is because I drilled the catenary feed hole in the wrong place.Blushing The hole has been filled and I'm just waiting on the gravel crew to return to finish it off. However they have told me they are very busy and will wait until there is more to do and catch that bit at the same time.BigGrin

Mike
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Offline petestra  
#242 Posted : 08 May 2012 18:45:14(UTC)
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Hi Mike, yes I did notice that. I didn't want to say anything unkind. That's why I never do any work on
my layout after 3pm (cocktail time).LOL
Peter
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#243 Posted : 08 May 2012 18:50:00(UTC)
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Hi Peter

I blame that bear - he keeps telling me bare faced lies.LOL

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#244 Posted : 08 May 2012 20:52:13(UTC)
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Hi all

............

There are now several areas which I'm not sure how to use. The area parallel to the siding at the Talheim halt and that between the 3 tracks and the road.Confused Ideas on a postcard please.BigGrin

Mike


Hi Mike,

You have done a lot of work, but it looks good.
I am sure that gives you a lot of satisfaction.

Regarding those spaces near the tracks, how about using road vehicles to complete those areas. Example trucks loading at the siding, even custom built loading platforms of various types can be used, a bit like small platforms. Maybe a couple very small work or storage sheds to help fill up space. Many maufacturers do these generically, like Hornby, Atlas, Faller, Auhagen etc.

For examples of loading dock:
see http://www.qldrail.net/altkloster/freightops3.htm

or this one: http://www.qldrail.net/altkloster/freightops1.htm

regards
Kimball

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Offline hennabm  
#245 Posted : 09 May 2012 16:00:57(UTC)
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Hi Kimball

Thanks for the suggestions and the photos.ThumpUp

I will be doing something similar on the area between the three sidings.BigGrin

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Offline hennabm  
#246 Posted : 12 May 2012 20:25:54(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all

with my wife not so well today, I have had plenty of time at home to get things done. I didn't think I would get as far as I did but I have now finished the scenics on the first large module. Woot

The pictures show the small module adjoined and all buildings in situ.
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I have butchered my 7188 with the blown "solenoid" and now have a home signal mounted at Talheim station. I chopped the mounting out of the base of it and then screwed to the board.
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If you are wondering what the white building is - it is an imbiss built after the steam age as there used to be further DB buildings there; hence the path down to the water tower. The imbiss helps serve the needs of those working across the tracks in the industrial area.
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The goods yard is now complete, having raised it to meet the track and provided it with a dieselling point, storage tanks and a weighbridge.
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The crane is in position and all the wires through the board for wiring later with all the electrics.
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Hope you like the photosConfused I took over 60 while I was at it.Blushing

Tomorrow if the weather is fine I will marry the second large module and plot the tracks and secure them ready for the scenics on the next large module.BigGrin

Mike
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Offline petestra  
#247 Posted : 12 May 2012 23:13:32(UTC)
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The layout is looking great, Mike. Order me a bratwurst with mustard at the imbiss! Flapper
Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile

ps - hope the Mrs. is feeling better.
Offline Ian555  
#248 Posted : 13 May 2012 06:02:18(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

That is great progress. ThumpUp

No space for that round thing then.Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#249 Posted : 13 May 2012 08:50:25(UTC)
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Hi Pete

ThanksThumpUp

One bratty with mustard coming right up LOL Mit Tee oder kaffee bitte?

Mike

PS The FD is feeling much better today.BigGrin
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Offline hennabm  
#250 Posted : 13 May 2012 08:52:30(UTC)
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Hi Ian

ThanksThumpUp

As for the round thing then that is another point for discussion at the next meeting as on the next module it might be possible.Wink

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