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Offline Shintaro  
#1 Posted : 20 October 2011 07:52:06(UTC)
Shintaro

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I decided to setup the train as I have 3 days off this week (yay me). Anyway here are some photos of my son playing conductor on the cement-track, lol (he is 3 and a half).BigGrin
And a couple vids following.Cool
Oh I got this start-setLove from my father (Set-S 2924) when I was 7 [21 years ago].Laugh
You'll see that I don't have alot of room to work with........


First couple are my son at the controls.....
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Next photo has custom Shutter set up (the train IS in motion)
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And this is photo has a custom Aperture setting (again train in motion).
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Next couple are just the train going 'round the floor.
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Close up vid of the train.

Birds eye view of train (I extended the track in this vid, train goes under my bike).

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Offline Ian555  
#2 Posted : 20 October 2011 08:53:24(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,

Enjoyed watching your 2 video's. ThumpUp

I see you have some solid center rail M track, looks good.

Ian.

ps. nice bike.
Offline Shintaro  
#3 Posted : 20 October 2011 20:32:31(UTC)
Shintaro

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Thanks Ian,

My son and I both enjoy watching your vids as well. Cool
The solid rail was a quick (and cheap) addition from eBay - as that was all that was available in a bulk pack at the time.

Glad you enjoyed.

Cheers.
Offline Shintaro  
#4 Posted : 31 December 2011 08:30:07(UTC)
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Since I've now sold my bikeCrying, and have also sold my aquarium (which hadn't been used in 4years anyway). And got rid of all the portable air-cons (we have wall units now). I again have some space in my cluttered garage.
So before the space got filled with junk I decided to start on a permanent layout. Of which I will be asking for alot of help with trackplans, etc......
Anyway, the below pics are of my basboard/tabletop which I've constructed. Both are 1.2m x 1.2m (4' x 4') making a total of 2.4m x 1.2m (8' x 4'), they just need legs attached to them, and they're ready to go. I'll be making my way to ikea in the near future, as I would like the legs to be removeable.

Floor space cleared
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Framing around the MDF board done.
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Bracing completed. More bracing will be added when I get the legs.RollEyes
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Second tabletop nearing completion. This happened to interfere with beer-o-clock.Sneaky
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Cheers.
Thanks for looking.ThumpUp
Offline Ian555  
#5 Posted : 31 December 2011 10:10:06(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,???

Great start to the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.


Offline Shintaro  
#6 Posted : 01 January 2012 08:00:43(UTC)
Shintaro

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Thanks Ian.
I had to sell the bike before the arrival of my next son. My wife said she doesn't want the house rumbling at 3a.m. and have to deal with a screaming newborn at the same time.

Anyway, I will pick up the legs tomorrow, and if I have some time, hopefully attach and set the tables right way up Mellow.

Cheers.
Offline Darren W  
#7 Posted : 01 January 2012 18:43:02(UTC)
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The sacrifices we make for our children.Unsure Good luck with starting your new layout.

Cheers
Darren
Offline kimballthurlow  
#8 Posted : 01 January 2012 20:46:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post
....... a permanent layout. Of which I will be asking for alot of help with trackplans, etc......
Anyway, the below pics are of my basboard/tabletop which I've constructed. Both are 1.2m x 1.2m (4' x 4') making a total of 2.4m x 1.2m (8' x 4'), .......

Cheers.
Thanks for looking.ThumpUp


Hi shintaro,
8' x 4' will be enough to make an interesting layout. In that space I got two circuits (ovals) and extra shunting spurs.
I guess you are going analogue for now, so if you can separate the two circuits, and have two controllers, you can run two trains.

regards
Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
Offline Ian555  
#9 Posted : 02 January 2012 07:51:47(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,

Looking forward to some photo's of your completed framework. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Shintaro  
#10 Posted : 02 January 2012 08:56:54(UTC)
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Darren,
Thank you. I have a feeling I'll need more luck designing a circuit more than anything else.


Kimball,
For now it will be analogue. I plan on getting an ICE 3 RZD set first, then a digital starter set.
I do plan on upgrading.


Hi Ian,
As promised some more pictures following..



Anyway, I forgot to take pictures during construction, but I do have some afterwards (of course).
First few shots are of under the tabletop, baseically of the added bracing to support legs and weight
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Next one is of the height, it is almost to my waist line, the legs are 70cm high, plus table/girder height.
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And the finished product.
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I think I need to install two more support bars in the centre, going the opposing direction to all the others............
Only got one table done as I misjudged how long it would take.

But tomorrow I must install a new shelf for my wife in our bedroom...


Thanks for all of your comments.
Till next the entry.

Cheers.

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Offline Shintaro  
#11 Posted : 03 January 2012 04:24:54(UTC)
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Okay, whilst looking around online, i came across a trackplan that may suit what I am baseically after.
Any helpful thoughts/comments/tips would be appreciated, as I value all of your experience.
I plan to be using c-tracks.

Top level
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Lower level
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3D
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Minimum radius in visible areas is R2, except for 2 pieces of R1 and the curved switches (which are of course R1 also). Whereever possible R3 is used for transition-curves.
This trackplan covers what I thought would be best for my interest. A long tunnel and two levels. I was thinking maybe a 3rd level, maybe just a corner, with a church on it, but considering I dont have much space, it wouldn't suit.


Thanks for taking a peep.
Cheers.
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Offline Shintaro  
#12 Posted : 03 January 2012 08:27:08(UTC)
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I put the extra two support beams under the table now its onto the next one....
Table with the supports done.
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now im thinking I should put 4 more in as well (in red circles), but I'm afraid I'm over doing things now (so does the wife, although she says it in another term).....
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Cheers.
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Offline Joe Meiring  
#13 Posted : 04 January 2012 11:12:03(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro - that could be a GREAT layout!...may you and your son have loads of Marklin fun!
Joe
Offline hennabm  
#14 Posted : 04 January 2012 11:33:22(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro

I'm just about at the same point as you with the boards. I need to go buy the legs and was wondering if the fixed 70cm legs would be tall enough to provide a "relaxed" working level.
I think you have now answered my question ThumpUp

On with the planning......
For that I am using free sofware - Scarm and wintrack free edition. For the latter I just take screen prints and that gives me sufficient detail to compare ideas.

Looking forward to the progress of your layout.ThumpUp

cheers
Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline hxmiesa  
#15 Posted : 04 January 2012 16:43:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post

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This trackplan covers what I thought would be best for my interest. A long tunnel and two levels. I was thinking maybe a 3rd level, maybe just a corner, with a church on it, but considering I dont have much space, it wouldn't suit.

Well, I personally think it is an EXCELLENT trackplan! LOL
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline petestra  
#16 Posted : 04 January 2012 17:15:18(UTC)
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Yes, Henrik, I agree. Have fun building it! PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Ian555  
#17 Posted : 04 January 2012 17:16:05(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,

You can never have enough support,a bit like, banana vans really. Wink ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline utkan  
#18 Posted : 04 January 2012 21:02:30(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,

Another beauty will soon be with us thenThumpUp

Cheers,

mehmet
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The world is analog!
Offline Shintaro  
#19 Posted : 04 January 2012 21:15:54(UTC)
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Hi Mehmet.
Thank you for the positive feedback, I'm afraid it'll be nowhere as large or as beautiful as yours. It is the first one, and will stick with this till we have a bigger place to live.


Hi Ian,
Soon enough the whole underlay will have no space to run wires through.RollEyes


Hi petestra,
It has been fun so far, thank you.


Hi Henrik.
I emailed you a couple of days ago... Have you still the same address??
Thanks for your website as wellRazz!!


Hi Mike.
I couldn't go any higher than 70cm for the legs as my son will be "helping" me run the trains most of the time. He is still quite young, making him vertically challenged, and I didn't want him standing on a chair the whole time.
With that said, I wouldn't have it any higher any way, it would make reaching across too difficult.
In relation to the planning, I have tried to use SCARM and Raily, but they annoy me greatly. Raily more so.


Hi Joe,
Thank you for the positive input.



Anyway its off to the hardware store today, to grab myself some more wood and screws. Oh and to also get some supplies to install that floating shelf for my wife that I was meant to do last week......



Take Care everyone.






Offline Shintaro  
#20 Posted : 05 January 2012 08:00:50(UTC)
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Well a positive day it has been.

Firstly, the floating shelf my wife wanted, I got that out of the way as soon as possible
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And now my completed tables, I took the pic with my son next to them as a height refernece for Mike.Laugh
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And the strength test.
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Passed.LOL LOL


Take care everyone.
Cheers.
Offline hennabm  
#21 Posted : 05 January 2012 09:27:25(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro

With the FD happy then work is normally allowed on the "real" project - that's what I find anywayLOL

Height reference OK but I'm not sure on the strength test - has the weight been verified by the weights and measures dept? LOL

I watch your progress with interest.ThumpUp

Mike
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What's digital?
Offline Ian555  
#22 Posted : 05 January 2012 10:00:44(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro,

Looks good, now ready for some track. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Shintaro  
#23 Posted : 06 January 2012 04:19:11(UTC)
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I put down a circuit quickly, to see how much room and running noise etc. And realised I still need to manufacture a stand for my transformer/switches Angry.
Anyway, following are some pictures, with my Br24 (from steventrain) and two passenger coaches. On the first coach I attached a NOCH track cleaning pad (which I bought today).
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And some vids.
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So the direct linking of vids to photobucket doesn't work here, click on them and they will play.
I can't seem to find my login for youtube, so this will suffice for now.


Have fun and take care.
Cheers.

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Offline Shintaro  
#24 Posted : 06 January 2012 04:28:23(UTC)
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I've won an ICE 3 RZD on eBay, so now the next step is to get a digital starter kit, and c-track...
The fun begins....
Offline Ian555  
#25 Posted : 06 January 2012 05:24:58(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

It's great when you get a Loco running for the first time on your new layout. ThumpUp

And, now a move to digital and C track, where have I heard that before. Smile

Enjoy the journey, looking forward to more video's.

Ian.

Offline Shintaro  
#26 Posted : 06 January 2012 05:51:55(UTC)
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Thanks Ian.

I would've stayed with m-track, just winning auctions through eBay and only have second-hand track is tiresome.
Going to the hobby store, which takes 15minutes, is alot easier, plus I get new track too!

I forgot to add two pictures. They're of my son approving of the change...
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Thanks for looking.
Offline hennabm  
#27 Posted : 06 January 2012 10:00:03(UTC)
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Hi shintaro

Nice work ThumpUp

I am the same as you and realised I need a shelf for the controllers.Blushing

Luckily I have some frame and plywood left. That will come later when I decide how many controllers will be needed. I know I need at least 4 - but it maybe more OhMyGod

What's this - leaving M track for C track Huh Huh Huh . This is a growing trend LOL
I do understand your reasoning plus if it is for the little fella as well, as he grows up he will like it more if he can nip to the local store with his pocket money.

If there is any M track now going spare I know someone that might need some..........LOL

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline Shintaro  
#28 Posted : 07 January 2012 03:21:10(UTC)
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Hi Mike.

The transition to c-track, is purely for my laziness, also a perfect excuse to goto a hobby store. As the wife wants to be nowhere near one. LOL
Luckily I already had all of the gear screwed to a piece of wood. I just cut the remaining pieces of timber and used them as legs. Now the blue stool is actually a seat and not a controller stand.
If your fine with solid rail m-track, I will pm you when I get the c-tracks, which will be after i get the start-set......

Cheers.
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Offline cookee_nz  
#29 Posted : 07 January 2012 09:17:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post
Hi Mike.

The transition to c-track, is purely for my laziness, also a perfect excuse to goto a hobby store. As the wife wants to be nowhere near one. LOL
Luckily I already had all of the gear screwed to a piece of wood. I just cut the remaining pieces of timber and used them as legs. Now the blue stool is actually a seat and not a controller stand.
If your fine with solid rail m-track, I will pm you when I get the c-tracks, which will be after i get the start-set......

Cheers.


Good updates on your progress and nice clear photos. Enjoy your little man while you can, you'll blink and there will be another motorbike in the garage - his!! But he'll still drink your beer.

Re the controller, consider adding a pull-out drawer underneath, that way the controls are easily accessible but tucked out the way out of use when flush sides may be a big advantage for storage. Only caution would be making sure you have enough of a 'loop' of cables that fatigue from opening and closing won't be a problem. Alternatively, hinge the panel so it can drop down. Just a thought

Good luck

Cheers

Cookee
Melbourne
Cookee
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Offline Christoffer  
#30 Posted : 07 January 2012 09:22:04(UTC)
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Shintaro.

What a great start you have here. Looks good
Are you going to continue this or are this just a temporary setup? looks like you boy enjoys himself Smile
Anyway keep up the good work !

Happy weekend to you and him!
Offline Shintaro  
#31 Posted : 08 January 2012 04:54:30(UTC)
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Hi Cookie.
Thanks for your suggestions.

Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post

Good updates on your progress and nice clear photos.

In the start the pics are from my iphone. Later on, they are from my camera, as the movies are.
Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post

Enjoy your little man while you can, you'll blink and there will be another motorbike in the garage - his!! But he'll still drink your beer.

Geez I hope I have another bike before that happens!!!! The beer sharing is fine, he'll just have to remember that when he gets his own place and I drink him dryLOL
Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post

Re the controller, consider adding a pull-out drawer underneath, that way the controls are easily accessible but tucked out the way out of use when flush sides may be a big advantage for storage. Only caution would be making sure you have enough of a 'loop' of cables that fatigue from opening and closing won't be a problem. Alternatively, hinge the panel so it can drop down. Just a thought.

This is the plan, but it will be one of the later phases of the layout. What I am planning for scenery and circuit won't be too complex as my skill isn't that great, just enough to trick the eye.
I'll follow this post with some pics of what I meant in another of my previous posts, in regards to the controller stand. Currently it tucks away underneath fine.
Next step will be to drill holes in the table to pass the wiring through, but that will happen when I have the approriate track.......


Till next time.
Cheers.

P.s. Anyone know where I can get a cheap digital startset (and the catalog number) that I can get my hands on. I'm not fussed on what it is (MS1, MS2, etc.).
Offline Shintaro  
#32 Posted : 08 January 2012 05:00:44(UTC)
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Hi Chris,

Originally Posted by: Christoffer Go to Quoted Post

What a great start you have here. Looks good
Are you going to continue this or are this just a temporary setup? looks like you boy enjoys himself Smile
Anyway keep up the good work !



So far this is to be permanent, as I have no plans to move house in the near future.
Yeah my son loves it on a table 100% more than he did on the floor.Laugh
So yes I will be continuing this, and posting updates here as things progress.
But for progress a cashflow is needed, and items to be recieved, i.e. no items no progress, no cash no items.LOL
But I am enjoying the build so far, and all of the suggestions, tips and helpful advice I have recieved.

Have a great day,
Marc.
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Offline Shintaro  
#33 Posted : 08 January 2012 05:05:24(UTC)
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Pics of controller board legs.
With my son at the controls (of course).Laugh
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I have cleared the table by now, and have two loops running. But no pictures of this to post yet.

Cheers.
Offline utkan  
#34 Posted : 08 January 2012 07:42:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post
Pics of controller board legs.
With my son at the controls (of course).Laugh
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I have cleared the table by now, and have two loops running. But no pictures of this to post yet.

Cheers.



Lucky KidBigGrin BigGrin
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The world is analog!
Offline Shintaro  
#35 Posted : 12 January 2012 00:46:56(UTC)
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Thanks Mehmet,
I hope he thinks the same way!

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Offline Shintaro  
#36 Posted : 12 January 2012 00:57:16(UTC)
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Okay, since it was my wife's due date yesterday, and baby may arrive anytime soon, I guess I'll make this my last progress post / picture post for a month or two.

I was taking some pictures, and my son decided to do the sameLaugh I got him trainspotting.
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And a pic from my collection of my favourite carriage
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A vid of the dual circuit.
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Thanks for all of the positive feedback I've had so far.
Hopefully when I go back to work (in a month) I'll have a digital controller and c-track to actually start on the actual layout plan.

Have a great day.
Cheers,
Marc.
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Offline smittyau  
#37 Posted : 12 January 2012 02:24:02(UTC)
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Keep the upadates comeing as it's a good motivator for me to get building!

Sean.
Offline Shintaro  
#38 Posted : 12 January 2012 06:00:08(UTC)
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Finally I get to be the first to say this (in a thread anyway)...
Welcome to the forum Sean.

The same applied to me, for a long time I always wanted a layout. I was watching this forum for a few months before posting my tracks on a floor. Then things sort of fell into place - my wife made me sell my bike (I only sold it for my son to be, and not for her sake) which gave me the room for a layout. My wife agreed as she noted that with a train setup there is no room for a motorcycle, or the cashflow.LOL

I am ecstatic that I have inspired you to do the same.Laugh BigGrin
But as I have said in my previous post, I won't have an update for at least a month (with a new child due any moment now, my hands will be full).

Enjoy the forum, there are truly wonderful layouts in all of the threads here Cool ThumpUp.

Have a great day.
Cheers.
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Offline Ian555  
#39 Posted : 12 January 2012 06:20:52(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

All the best, with your new addition to the family.

Ian.



Offline Shintaro  
#40 Posted : 12 January 2012 08:24:11(UTC)
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Hello Ian,

Thank you. ThumpUp

Cheers.
Offline hennabm  
#41 Posted : 12 January 2012 17:45:23(UTC)
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Hi Shintaro

I hope all goes well with your new delivery ThumpUp

Keep going - as you are helping to drive me on with my layout ThumpUp

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline Shintaro  
#42 Posted : 12 January 2012 21:53:51(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Have no doubt that I'll continue, I just have to have a pause.
Thanks for the push ahead. Also for the well wishes. ThumpUp

Cheers,
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#43 Posted : 13 January 2012 07:38:54(UTC)
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Well I've contridicted myself again.

Whilst driving to the baby store as my wife wanted to collect a pram she had ordered (also hoping that making plans would prompt her into labour), I went next door to a shop called "Clark Rubber". Went to their off-cut section and grabbed two large pieces of high density foam offcuts, it cost a total of AU $1.00.
Results below.
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I am more than pleased with the outcome as this is my first "scratch built" piece of scenery. Now I gotta paint it, flock it, then moss it. LOL

Take care.
Cool Cool
Offline utkan  
#44 Posted : 13 January 2012 08:05:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post
Well I've contridicted myself again.

Whilst driving to the baby store as my wife wanted to collect a pram she had ordered (also hoping that making plans would prompt her into labour), I went next door to a shop called "Clark Rubber". Went to their off-cut section and grabbed two large pieces of high density foam offcuts, it cost a total of AU $1.00.
Results below.
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I am more than pleased with the outcome as this is my first "scratch built" piece of scenery. Now I gotta paint it, flock it, then moss it. LOL

Take care.
Cool Cool



I feel a little guilty for that tunnel...Blushing Blushing LOL
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Offline pab  
#45 Posted : 13 January 2012 08:43:24(UTC)
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Welcome.
Nice start Marc.
Offline hennabm  
#46 Posted : 13 January 2012 17:27:37(UTC)
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Hi Marc

a tunnel through a glacier - very nice LOL

I'm going to use the old fashioned method of chicken wire and paper mache for my tunnel Blushing

Mike
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Offline Joe Meiring  
#47 Posted : 13 January 2012 20:58:31(UTC)
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Thanks Marc - nice work, and I see your son is enjoying it just as much!!
All the best for the "new arrival"......you will no doubt have to celebrate by buying some well deserved Marklin goodies!!
Joe
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#48 Posted : 13 January 2012 23:00:11(UTC)
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Hello Piet,
Thank you. Laugh

Hi Joe,
Thank you for the well wishes.ThumpUp

Hi Mike,
It no longer looks like a glacier (I never thought it did, but oh well).
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Almost done.

Cheers.

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Offline hennabm  
#49 Posted : 14 January 2012 08:30:23(UTC)
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Hi Marc
Sorry - I am due my eye test today - tha's my excuse anyway LOL

That looks to be an excellent start to the scenery. I hop mine looks as goodThumpUp

Mike
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Offline steventrain  
#50 Posted : 14 January 2012 08:55:19(UTC)
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Excellent.ThumpUp
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Offline Shintaro  
#51 Posted : 15 January 2012 08:32:57(UTC)
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Hi Mike,
Thank you for the kind words.

Hi Steven,
Thank you for the encouragement. (but I know its not the best).


So, I let my son complete his tunnel (after all it was made just to keep him happy), some pics.
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I have since put wood on top of the decals until the glue dries.

I did purchase a portal, but decided I'd keep this for the proper build.
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And those Noch track pads I bought, this result is after 2 days of running (about 2hrs total).
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Cheers, and no news of baby yet, my wife is 4 days overdue and will be induced in 3 days.

Take care,
Marc.
Offline hennabm  
#52 Posted : 15 January 2012 10:38:11(UTC)
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Hi marc
I think your son and I have the same level of skills for scenery LOL bearing in mind this is my first attempt as well.

I looked at the WS tunnel portals but opted instead for the Faller ones as it states they are for catenary operation. I take it you will not be using catenary Unsure

The Noch pads - they are for cleaning the track? I've never seen or used anything like that you see.

Just three days (max) to go then. ThumpUp

cheers
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Offline Shintaro  
#53 Posted : 16 January 2012 03:41:05(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Yes the Noch pads are for cleaning the track.
In regards to cantenary, no I will not be using it, but the portal I have bought is tall enough to allow for cantenary.
I may have to watch out for the Faller portals, as from your pictures they are already coloured. The WS portals are plaster and are unpainted.

Cheers,
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#54 Posted : 20 January 2012 04:30:34(UTC)
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Last update untill some track arrives.....

I've finally figured out how to use wintrack just enough so I can produce a labelled plan. Although, all other functions of this program elude me (i.e. level creation).
It's the bottom level only.
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Red circles will leed to upper level. Will plan that one when the bottom is finished.


Anyway, next time I make an entry it won't be train related. LOL
Offline hennabm  
#55 Posted : 20 January 2012 09:24:52(UTC)
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Hi Marc

Looks good ThumpUp
I couldn't work out how to add inclines etc to the layout either Blushing

Best wishes for the next "arrival"BigGrin

Mike
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Offline petestra  
#56 Posted : 20 January 2012 11:13:07(UTC)
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Nice layout plans. Good luck with baby! PeterBigGrin ThumpUp
Offline BrandonVA  
#57 Posted : 20 January 2012 15:08:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi marc

I looked at the WS tunnel portals but opted instead for the Faller ones as it states they are for catenary operation. I take it you will not be using catenary Unsure


I have some Faller enterances (both kit and stand alone), as well as a few Busch. I think they are more prototypical for European rail, but some of the WS ones are close (and good productions). All the plastics come in nasty colours, but they can be painted. If you already have Faller entrances, you could paint them with a matte white model paint (oil based), and then paint them with acrylic to match the surrounding scenery if desired.

With earlier eras I think it's more likely local stone would have been used when possible, so it may be more close to the surrounding scenery in hue. The Faller entrances have holders for tunnel card stock if you are interested, while the WS ones do not. However, a bit of glue will fix this easily.
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#58 Posted : 21 January 2012 10:15:46(UTC)
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Well my wife had a natural delivery.
And son number 2 was born at 19:07 yesterday (20/01/2012).
Weighing 4.1kg, and 52cm long, head circumference of 36cm. 9days overdue.
Here's a pic of me and bub. And a pic of mum and bub.
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Take care,
Marc.
Offline Ian555  
#59 Posted : 21 January 2012 10:36:50(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

Congratulations, best wishes to the family.

Ian.



Offline petestra  
#60 Posted : 21 January 2012 11:10:18(UTC)
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Another Marklin fan! All the best to you and yours Marc. PeterSmile ThumpUp
Offline pab  
#61 Posted : 21 January 2012 17:42:26(UTC)
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Beautiful baby!
Congratulations to you and yours.
Offline hennabm  
#62 Posted : 21 January 2012 22:30:36(UTC)
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Hi Marc

congratulations to all BigGrin

Another son - so the layout will either have to be bigger for both to share or you will need to build a second oneWink

Mike
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Offline foumaro  
#63 Posted : 22 January 2012 04:39:46(UTC)
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All the best for you and your family,congratulations.
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#64 Posted : 23 January 2012 15:15:00(UTC)
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Congratulations! Hopefully you can still get a few hours sleep here and there!
Offline Shintaro  
#65 Posted : 25 January 2012 03:02:32(UTC)
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Hello,

Ian,
Peter,
Piet,
Mike,
Foumaro,
Brandon,

Thank you all for your well-wishes. I still have a few weeks off work, and till then I'm only allowed to perform baby related duties Laugh. The drill has been hung up for now............LOL

Take care and have a great week,
Marc.
Offline kariosls37  
#66 Posted : 25 January 2012 09:06:24(UTC)
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Congrats on the new arrival Marc.
The layout looks promising, hopefully you will be able to pick up the tools soon.

Cheers,
Rick
Offline utkan  
#67 Posted : 25 January 2012 14:27:43(UTC)
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Congratulations,MarcBigGrin
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Offline Shintaro  
#68 Posted : 02 February 2012 22:17:50(UTC)
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Hello Rick, and Mehmet.

Thank you.ThumpUp

Regards,
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#69 Posted : 02 February 2012 22:23:24(UTC)
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Earlier I stated that I'd won a 37787 on eBay. I've finally received it.
I have since then acquired 29475 from forum member Hoffman, and some c-track turnouts.
Also got an MS-2 and some R3 curves from a fellow forum member.

I still have not nearly enough c-track even for a loop, but I am slowly getting more as I'm still unsure on my track plan.

Either way, I set up the MS on my M track, for the two new digital additions.
Pics below.
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And some vids.
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Take care.
Offline Shintaro  
#70 Posted : 02 February 2012 22:26:46(UTC)
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One question.

Anyone know how to raise the Pantographs on both loco's??

Cheers.
Offline intruder  
#71 Posted : 02 February 2012 22:43:16(UTC)
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Congratulations, Marc!

With baby, nice layout start and very interested son.
Best regards Svein, Norway
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Offline DigitalNZ  
#72 Posted : 03 February 2012 01:19:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shintaro Go to Quoted Post
One question.

Anyone know how to raise the Pantographs on both loco's??

Cheers.


Hi Marc,

I'm off out to Castlepoint (our local beach about 40 minutes away BigGrin ) for the weekend but I'm sure that someone else will be able to give you an answer if my one isn't quite what you need.

The ICE pantographs (and any other single arm pantographs) you should note from above a little curved ie: ( (bracket) type piece of plastic. Just apply enough pressure to the front of the wiper to gently flick it up from the bracket. Older style double pantographs have tabs on both sides and have to be gently pushed back to release the one nearest you and towards you to release the far one.

I can't take a picture of my ICE at the moment as I cant upload photos directly on the forum from my iPad. (my forum browser of choice Cool )

Old two arm picture http://www.ebay.com/itm/...5-Rail-Car-/230447929913
Note the Double bracket by the r in Märklin.

Kind Regards,

Daniell
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#73 Posted : 03 February 2012 03:02:05(UTC)
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Hi,

First of congratulation on a new member for the Marklin familie.

AS for the Pantograph if all else fails read the Instruction ( I did send you one ).

Single Arm Pantos are clipped on below the wiper just pull up gently gently ( just the same as you are being with the new Baby ).

Martin
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Offline Shintaro  
#74 Posted : 03 February 2012 07:07:52(UTC)
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Yeah I got it in the end.
I was doing that before I asked, just wasn't applying enough pressure as I didn't want to snap it.
Thanks for the help.

Take Care,
Marc.
Offline Ian555  
#75 Posted : 03 February 2012 07:17:04(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

Enjoy your digital journey. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#76 Posted : 03 February 2012 17:58:49(UTC)
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Congratulations.
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Offline Shintaro  
#77 Posted : 03 February 2012 21:20:36(UTC)
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Hi Svein, Martin, and Steven,

Thank you.

Marc.
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#78 Posted : 03 February 2012 21:25:53(UTC)
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Hi Ian,
Slowly but surely.
Thanks,
Marc.
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#79 Posted : 05 February 2012 09:03:36(UTC)
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This is what happens when you leave track/loco packing lying around children.......
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Have fun.
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Offline Shintaro  
#80 Posted : 05 February 2012 09:07:58(UTC)
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Reviewing my track plan, and after looking at Mike's, I have realised that a bi-level set isn't the best try for a first build. So I have made another plan and have put the pics below. For some reason WinTrack thought there was a construction malfunction which had caused the centre of the tunnel to collapse.
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Take Care,
Marc.
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Offline Ian555  
#81 Posted : 05 February 2012 09:16:25(UTC)
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This is what happens when you leave track/loco packing lying around children.......
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Have fun.



Hi Marc,

You'll need to buy more Loco's, then there will be enough wrapping, for both of you. Wink Smile

Ian.


Offline hennabm  
#82 Posted : 05 February 2012 11:35:55(UTC)
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Hi Marc

looking good ThumpUp - so if I am reading it right the tunnel goes all the way across the back?

Will the tunnel/s be removable? To locate mine I postioned some 2 x 1 inside the tunnel (and secured to the plywood sides of the tunnel) and then drilled through to take an M8 bolt. I countersunk the complete nut and so the end of the bolt is sticking out and locates into a drilled hole in the baseboard.
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You can see the bolt head and large washer (to prevent pull through) in this picture. There is a similar one on the back of the vertical wood in fron tof you.

That way it locates securely every time.BigGrin

Mike

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Offline Ian555  
#83 Posted : 05 February 2012 11:52:34(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Where's you're access to the tunnel, can you get a hand in there to retrieve those wagons that will come off the tracks.Smile

Or will you just lift the whole tunnel off the layout.

Ian.
Offline hennabm  
#84 Posted : 05 February 2012 13:49:51(UTC)
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Hi Ian and Marc

Sorry I didn't make myself clear - my whole tunnel just lifts off to access those troublesome trucksCool

That's why I've got the locating bolts, to ensure the tunnel is replaced properly each time.

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#85 Posted : 05 February 2012 14:00:43(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

I thought that's how you'd do it.

Just came in for a cup of coffee, I'm giving the tracks a clean up for our next get together, first time I've run any Loco's since you were here, I've got my 3021 pulling 7 tinplate coaches, going round and round. ThumpUp

Of course, I took a video, loading it at the moment.Smile

Sorry Marc, I'll let you have your thread back now.

Ian.



Offline Johnvr  
#86 Posted : 05 February 2012 15:10:47(UTC)
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Great story, Marklin train enthusiasts always dream about their children joining in the fun - now you can experience it too !

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline Shintaro  
#87 Posted : 05 February 2012 21:08:56(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

I will be installing "flaps" along the back.
I'll also be screwing the tunnel down as opposed to gluing, so it can be removable.
It will be split down the centre as well as it spans both tables.

Thanks for the advice.
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#88 Posted : 05 February 2012 21:14:26(UTC)
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Hi Ian,
Thanks.
ThumpUp
Your welcome to hi-jack at all times.
Wink
Take Care,
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#89 Posted : 05 February 2012 21:22:43(UTC)
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Hi John,

Thanks.
The boy goes bonkers when he see's a train.

Cheers,
Marc.
Offline Shintaro  
#90 Posted : 27 April 2012 02:00:30(UTC)
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Time for an update, or a few....
Okay, this is the track I ended up following through with.
Twin loops with twin reverse loops.
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#91 Posted : 27 April 2012 02:49:16(UTC)
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Because I didn't have enough c-track yet, and still wanted to start the track lay down, I had to leave a small loop of m-track in the centre.
You know..... to keep my son happy..... LOL
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Offline Shintaro  
#92 Posted : 27 April 2012 02:57:11(UTC)
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In this lot, I finally had enough track to make a loop.
Of course my son is on the MS. And the grass mats aren't stuck down - more on that later.
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Offline Shintaro  
#93 Posted : 27 April 2012 03:02:37(UTC)
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With the purchase of yet more track, I was able to make a full loop, with a siding. As I yet didn't have enough track for two loops.
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Apologies for the clarity of this image, it was taken with my outdated iPhone 3G.
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#94 Posted : 27 April 2012 03:16:18(UTC)
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And this is how it stands today.
To finish the railway now, all is need are 24612 and 24611.
Then I need to construct the tunnel for the rear, scenery, etc......
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Offline Ian555  
#95 Posted : 27 April 2012 06:38:33(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

Great progress on your layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#96 Posted : 27 April 2012 08:18:29(UTC)
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Hi Marc

good to hear from you again.BigGrin

The progress is looking good ThumpUp

Not much to do now then LOL

Keep us informed on how progress goes.

Mike
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Offline steventrain  
#97 Posted : 27 April 2012 11:14:47(UTC)
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Very good process, Marc.
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Offline Shintaro  
#98 Posted : 14 May 2012 06:54:05(UTC)
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Thanks fella's BigGrin

Just a quick inquistion....
Since its so difficult to get extruded polystryene (insu foam as the Americans call it) here, I was thinking I might be able to put gyprock (I think the Americans call that dry-wall?) under the tracks, say if I wanted to carve out a ditch, as this would give me some depth without being as tough as wood....
Any idea if it would work very well?

Cheers.

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Offline Ian555  
#99 Posted : 14 May 2012 07:57:04(UTC)
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Hi Marc,

Over here we call it plasterboard, 12.5mm thick, used for internal finish to timber framed walls.

I've used it alot. Smile

Once you cut it, the edges breakup very easily, leaves a white powder every where, and just makes a mess.

For me, I'd stick with wood and buy yourself a cheap router.

Ian.

Offline Shintaro  
#100 Posted : 14 May 2012 08:07:29(UTC)
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Thanks Ian.

Yes we call it plasterboard as well.....

Thanks for your advice. ThumpUp
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