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Offline rschaffr  
#1 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:23:07(UTC)
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Ok. Here is an overiview of my main Era IV-V layout.

First the Stadt:
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Closeup of the town square:
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And at night:
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Now the Hauptbahnhof:
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The valley at the north end (including the famous "earthquake road":
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And the current status of the "West River" which is my current project:
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More can be seen at my site linked below.

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:06:55(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:26:08(UTC)
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Wow,I like the Town.Smile
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Offline franciscohg  
#3 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:43:18(UTC)
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Town an station are just GREAT
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Offline rschaffr  
#4 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:50:05(UTC)
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Thanks, Steven & Francisco. I'm pleased with the way it came out. I actually have extended the hintergrund on West River and done mor of the road, but it's not recorded yet. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#5 Posted : 16 November 2005 04:39:11(UTC)
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Update on West River. Just finished this work tonight.

Looking back to the corner, the hill and tunnel are in place and the road is done except for the shoulders.
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Looking back toward the station:
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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:08:26(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline stephenbb  
#6 Posted : 16 November 2005 04:52:48(UTC)
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Ron! when are you having an open house Mark and I are ready to visit your layout.
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Offline Guus  
#7 Posted : 16 November 2005 06:57:51(UTC)
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Oh yes, great pictures of a great layout [:p]

Kind regards
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Offline Alberto Pedrini  
#8 Posted : 16 November 2005 08:29:59(UTC)
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Very good work Ron, great Station, lights and road.Smile
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Offline RayF  
#9 Posted : 16 November 2005 08:44:20(UTC)
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Very nice. I like the night time shots.

I'm a bit worried about those cows. They might stray onto that busy road!

Ray
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Offline ulf999  
#10 Posted : 16 November 2005 09:48:57(UTC)
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very good night pictures! Love the 'Hauptbahnhof'
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Offline Eiger  
#11 Posted : 16 November 2005 09:52:50(UTC)
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Awesome station. Some more inspiration for mine. Smile
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Offline Tony  
#12 Posted : 16 November 2005 10:19:55(UTC)
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Hi Ron, your Hauptbahnhof makes such a great picture. Well done!!!
Regards Tony
Offline rschaffr  
#13 Posted : 16 November 2005 13:59:57(UTC)
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Ray: The cows are on temporary loan to the owner of that house. They will be permanently relocated to a hillside in Switzerland when I get around to that extension of the layout. Just have to find some tiny bells for them. Smile Thanks for caring, though.
-Ron
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Offline franciscohg  
#14 Posted : 16 November 2005 15:03:28(UTC)
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Ron:
your layout is growing to be a really great one!!!!
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Offline rschaffr  
#15 Posted : 16 November 2005 16:17:32(UTC)
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Francisco: Wish I had more time to spend on it. I really should have the West River done by now, but I have had a number of distractions lately that have been cutting into my train time. I haven't run my trains in several weeks, partly because I had the main line masked over for this work, and partly due to time constraints. I can't wait to start my industrial area which is the next expansion, but I decided that I must finish the West River first. I will post the plans of this expension tonight in the plans section.
-Ron
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Offline Gregor  
#16 Posted : 19 November 2005 16:35:04(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by rschaffr
<br />..., but I have had a number of distractions lately that have been cutting into my train time....


It's terrible indeed, the amount of MRR-hours we have to sacrifice in favour of non-relevant things like family, work, feeding and sleep.

Gregor
Offline steventrain  
#17 Posted : 20 November 2005 15:08:45(UTC)
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Are there all K track?,Keep up the good progress.
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Offline rschaffr  
#18 Posted : 20 November 2005 15:32:17(UTC)
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Steven: Yes, this layout is all K track. My Epoch III layout is C-track.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#19 Posted : 27 December 2005 23:39:43(UTC)
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Had a famous visitor to my layout today! A book and movie star!

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My grandson is over and he brought him with him.

Actually, this lok runs better in digital than in analog. Must be the pulse duration/frequency that it likes.

Edited by user 29 September 2010 19:21:57(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline HueyCE  
#20 Posted : 28 December 2005 01:29:02(UTC)
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It's always nice to have a special visitor on the layout. Your layout is progressing nicely even if you think it's going to slow.
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Offline franciscohg  
#21 Posted : 28 December 2005 03:54:39(UTC)
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Nice visitor!!!!!!!!!
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Offline rugauger  
#22 Posted : 28 December 2005 15:34:02(UTC)
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Very nice new road, Ron. Looks as if the earthquake was thankfully confined to a very small area... wink
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Offline Guus  
#23 Posted : 28 December 2005 15:55:41(UTC)
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I bet your Grandson was delighted to see his famous engine run on your beautiful layout.

Kind regards
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Offline rschaffr  
#24 Posted : 28 December 2005 17:09:17(UTC)
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Guus: Yes..he was very excited. Especially when it came out of the tunnel.
-Ron
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Offline Timaximus  
#25 Posted : 28 December 2005 17:45:12(UTC)
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Clever work with images on the wall.
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Offline rschaffr  
#26 Posted : 28 December 2005 22:53:52(UTC)
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Thanks, Timaximus. Now that Christmas is over, and I have dischared another of other responsibilities, I will have all evening Thursday and all day Friday to work on the layout! Hope to finish the "West River" and get started on my expansion.
-Ron
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Offline Timaximus  
#27 Posted : 28 December 2005 23:13:21(UTC)
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Hello Ron,

Can you tell me which images you have used on the Station background?
(The picture from large buildings)

I like your station (Haupt Bahnhof) area.
All FALLER I see, first I did not recognise the Platform extension 120203.

Timaximus
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Offline rschaffr  
#28 Posted : 28 December 2005 23:34:26(UTC)
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Yes, the station is entirely Faller. The city backdrop was called "Altstadt", but I don't recall who made it. I can't seem to find it now on any of the manufacturers.

On the station, I added some small "grain of wheat" type lightbulbs in the top of the covered stairwells at the end of the station to provide light for my Preiserlings.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#29 Posted : 04 January 2006 02:30:41(UTC)
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Update on West River: I have finished the "North End" of the road. Here is a picture:

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:09:25(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline HueyCE  
#30 Posted : 04 January 2006 02:59:15(UTC)
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Very nice Ron.
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Offline foumaro  
#31 Posted : 04 January 2006 07:43:08(UTC)
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Offline rschaffr  
#32 Posted : 04 January 2006 13:43:53(UTC)
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My server is down. Have to go check it.

Added: It's going to stay down for a few hours until we can find the problem. Pictures should be back in 3-4 hours.

Added: Ok. We're back...hope it stays back! We installed a new server on New Year's Eve (fun project) and have been having problems ever since. I think it was a heat problem on one of the drives. We relocated the drives and installed a new fan. Hope it works!
-Ron
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Offline john black  
#33 Posted : 04 January 2006 23:30:05(UTC)
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Great job, Ron - congratulations [:p] !!!
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#34 Posted : 04 January 2006 23:33:05(UTC)
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Pictures are back. Thanks Ron.
I hope your semi-trailer has brakes !
Nice layout.
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Offline rschaffr  
#35 Posted : 05 January 2006 22:06:11(UTC)
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For those of you who like catenary pictures, here are a few of the "South" end of my Hbf going into "West River"

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:09:59(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline john black  
#36 Posted : 05 January 2006 22:48:12(UTC)
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Great job, Ron [:p] - love those wires as long I don't have to fiddle with a loco under it ... [:I]
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline rschaffr  
#37 Posted : 06 January 2006 14:41:40(UTC)
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Yes, John, that is a problem. When I designed the track plan at this end of the station I didn't realize how complex it made the catenary. I also included the tensioners for realism which added to the complexity.
-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#38 Posted : 06 January 2006 21:48:55(UTC)
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Great job,look promise Ron.Smile
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Offline rschaffr  
#39 Posted : 19 January 2006 04:11:29(UTC)
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West River is finally done! I can now move on to the expansion project ath the north end of the Valley!

Here are a few pictures of the south end of West River:

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:10:28(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline foumaro  
#40 Posted : 19 January 2006 06:52:58(UTC)
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Very nice work.What material did you use for the roads?biggrinconfused
Offline HueyCE  
#41 Posted : 19 January 2006 11:23:16(UTC)
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Very nice.
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Offline laalves  
#42 Posted : 19 January 2006 11:56:44(UTC)
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Yeah, very nice indeed.... I just wonder how many years will it take for me to get to a similar development stage......[:(]

I particularly like the station (the station photo looks very realistic with a sort of dusk setting in), and the town square. Looks indeed quite central europe.

It's gonna a lot of very enjoyable years for me, though!

Luis
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#43 Posted : 19 January 2006 12:31:17(UTC)
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Congratulations, Ron - great job [:p][:p][:p] !!!
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline rschaffr  
#44 Posted : 19 January 2006 15:36:50(UTC)
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Foumaro: I used the Woodland's Scenic road system. It has thin foam tape to set the sides, then you spread a flexible plaster material between them. The paint is Woodland's Asphalt topcoat, and I striped it with an automotive pinstriping tool and an Acrylic white paint I bought at an art store. See my site at http://www.sem-co.com/~r...westriver/westriver.html
-Ron
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Offline Sam  
#45 Posted : 20 January 2006 04:28:49(UTC)
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Ron, it's breath taking, I am totally open mouthed at the realism of your layout.. it gives me a target to aim for in my long term goal of a prototypical layout.
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Offline rschaffr  
#46 Posted : 20 January 2006 04:40:55(UTC)
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Thanks, Sam. Now that I have finished that section, I plan to just play for a week or two, then start on my industrial expansion.
-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#47 Posted : 20 January 2006 23:28:10(UTC)
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Look great,well done Ron.
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Offline HueyCE  
#48 Posted : 21 January 2006 06:38:46(UTC)
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Playing with the layout is just as important as working on it.
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Offline Trainingtime  
#49 Posted : 23 January 2006 20:18:35(UTC)
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Keep the pictures comming as you make progress!
Offline rschaffr  
#50 Posted : 24 January 2006 13:58:17(UTC)
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Jim(Trainingtime): It will be a little while. I have a LOT of deferred work to do on loks and wagons. Converting my lighted wagons to RTS couplers, installing decoders, etc. Probably won't start on the industrial expansion for a few weeks. I will keep you all posted once construction begins again.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#51 Posted : 02 May 2006 00:49:57(UTC)
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Finally got started on my Industriegebiet expansion. It is only benchwork so far, but I haven't gotten to show off for a while, so here it is.
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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:11:12(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline Gregor  
#52 Posted : 02 May 2006 00:55:28(UTC)
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Hello Ron,

Must be nice to be able to expand in phases. Keeps the works diverse.

Why do you have a double distance between the 4th and 5th beam ? Will there be a depression in the landscape there ?

Best regards,
Gregor
Offline rschaffr  
#53 Posted : 02 May 2006 01:19:31(UTC)
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I will have a circular hidden schattenbahnhof there. Once it is placed, I will construct support to allow me access to the middle of it. I will post a modified plan later tonight.
-Ron
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Offline laalves  
#54 Posted : 02 May 2006 02:19:55(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by rschaffr
<br />I will have a circular hidden schattenbahnhof there. Once it is placed, I will construct support to allow me access to the middle of it. I will post a modified plan later tonight.


Very nice and interesting. A circular schattenbahnhof? How are you going to design that?

Luis
Offline rschaffr  
#55 Posted : 02 May 2006 03:14:51(UTC)
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Ok, here it is.
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The green level comes from the valley (where the earthquake road is) north of the Bahnhof and leads to a Faller elevated S-Bahn station. This goes down two levels to the blue where the hidden schattenbahnhof is. The red level comes from my storage area under the Bahnhof and goes to a E- and Diesel-Lok maintenance area, including the 2-bay Vollmer shed, plus two sidings in the industrial area behind the S-Bahn station.

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:11:35(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline HueyCE  
#56 Posted : 02 May 2006 10:53:44(UTC)
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Will that provide you with enough parking space for your trains?
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Offline rschaffr  
#57 Posted : 02 May 2006 13:30:42(UTC)
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I have five tracks on my main station, three in a smaller s.bahnhof in the assembly area and two on my upper temp area. My next expansion is the really large one where my temp turnarounds are. That will be a mountain with Germany on one side, Switzerland on the other, a dead end station on the end, and a large (8 or 10) track s.bahnhof underneath. That has to wait until my older son buys a bigger house and moves out all the stuff he is storing in my basement. Smile
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Offline Timaximus  
#58 Posted : 02 May 2006 13:40:03(UTC)
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The planned expansions sounds promising Ron.

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Offline steventrain  
#59 Posted : 02 May 2006 14:40:40(UTC)
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Excellent trackplan,Look promise.
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Offline HueyCE  
#60 Posted : 03 May 2006 01:19:25(UTC)
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Certainly plenty of parking space spread out around your layout. I like your expansion plans.
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Offline miccar  
#61 Posted : 05 May 2006 09:24:56(UTC)
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Interesting idea Ron, thanks for sharing it!
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#62 Posted : 07 May 2006 18:04:58(UTC)
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Benchwork is done. I have started layng the cork roadbed.

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:12:08(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline Rowan  
#63 Posted : 11 May 2006 07:15:57(UTC)
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AB FAB , Mr.Schaffr!!! That station foto in the early part of the thread is just so real.From the expression on the face of Thomas the Tank Engine... he thinks it's pretty real too.
Been wondering about bench work and the fotos above show how it's done.Really beut railway ya building,mate!
Offline rschaffr  
#64 Posted : 11 May 2006 14:20:32(UTC)
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Rown: Thanks. The benchwork design comes from the Model Railroading book on benchwork with a few personal modifications. It is solid and stable, plus quite flexible in meeting your needs.
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Offline Guus  
#65 Posted : 11 May 2006 14:29:23(UTC)
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I like the design of the table very much.
You can easily walk around the table without stumbling over the legs.

Guus
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Offline rschaffr  
#66 Posted : 11 May 2006 14:34:16(UTC)
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Plus there is plenty of substructure to mount decoders, s88's, boosters, etc on.
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Offline Timaximus  
#67 Posted : 11 May 2006 20:41:57(UTC)
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Hello Ron,

That's indeed a really nice piece of wood (and of course a robust table construction) wink

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Offline David Dewar  
#68 Posted : 11 May 2006 22:43:33(UTC)
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A true carpenter Ron. Well done. looking forward to seeing the layout develop.

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Offline rschaffr  
#69 Posted : 12 May 2006 03:38:38(UTC)
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Status update: I have roughed in the layout. Need to reposition the base for the station and tie everything down, but I wanted to see how it would all fit together.

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The project continues...but not this weekend. Going to play with my Grandson and Granddaughter this weekend.

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:12:48(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#70 Posted : 12 May 2006 03:39:13(UTC)
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Ron: That's an excellent piece of work - congratulations Smile !!!
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Offline kiwi  
#71 Posted : 12 May 2006 04:20:27(UTC)
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i agree with john

it looking good
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Offline foumaro  
#72 Posted : 12 May 2006 08:05:43(UTC)
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Very nice,i think that you must be sure for the turn.You must try to
run locomotives with high speed to this point and be sure you do not
have problem with the declivity of the rails.biggrin
Offline HueyCE  
#73 Posted : 12 May 2006 10:46:10(UTC)
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That does seem to have a rather sharp incline. Otherwise it looks great.
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Offline rschaffr  
#74 Posted : 12 May 2006 13:20:31(UTC)
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It is not all leveled and supported yet. I need to install supports on the lower part which will decrease the incline somewhat. I just C-clamped some boards to the structure to hold it up to see what it will look like.

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:13:33(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline rschaffr  
#75 Posted : 04 June 2006 04:04:46(UTC)
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The care package from Karlsruhe containing my Noch tunnel catenary pieces arrived. The tunnel catenary is done. Here is a picture:

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Here is how it transitions to the Viessmann catenary when it comes visible again:

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ANd here is the power feeds to the catenary:

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Next: Hook up the switch motors then I can put the station level on.

Edited by user 29 September 2010 19:26:28(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline franciscohg  
#76 Posted : 04 June 2006 05:11:36(UTC)
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Great work!!!!!
The banhof hall in the previous picture looks great....
Thinking of getting the same one for me too....
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Offline HueyCE  
#77 Posted : 04 June 2006 05:34:30(UTC)
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It's always nice when a care package arrives. Appears as though you have a major step accomplished, congrats.
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Offline Rowan  
#78 Posted : 04 June 2006 10:10:04(UTC)
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Hi Ron.Your Noch tunnel catenary looks interesting.Haven't seen that product before.Could I get a Noch item number please as the site is in German with 506 pages.Thanking you.The extension is looking good.
Offline rschaffr  
#79 Posted : 04 June 2006 16:03:20(UTC)
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Rowan: It comes in pieces. You have to assemble it. For HO, I use 53305 4mm baseplate, 53303 43.5mm tower section without holes, and 53310 43.5mm tower section with holes (for mounting the arm), plus the 53411 large arm and the 53306 cap. The wire comes in 10m (53417) and 3m (53418) lengths. There are assorted other size sections to make the tower higher. The double armed towers you see above are made by counterdrilling the 53310 section to create the matching holes on the other side of the unit. Viessmann also carries this system, but I'm not sure of the equivalent part numbers.
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Offline steventrain  
#80 Posted : 08 June 2006 18:55:31(UTC)
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Excellent work rschaffr,Keep up the good Job.Smile
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Offline rschaffr  
#81 Posted : 08 June 2006 21:19:51(UTC)
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It is moving more slowly than would like, but coming along nicely. Right now I have to stop at a train store and get some code100 insulating rail joiners to complete my contact tracks.
-Ron
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Offline Steven86  
#82 Posted : 08 June 2006 23:50:12(UTC)
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A very nice layout Ron. I especially like the Hauptbahnhof. I'm looking forward to the progress in the Industriegebiet.


Steven
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#83 Posted : 09 June 2006 01:05:08(UTC)
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Really nice work, Ron. You are a master of the K-Track, now !

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Offline rschaffr  
#84 Posted : 15 July 2006 06:18:50(UTC)
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Finally made some more progress on the layout. Got the S-Bahn station about done. Still need to do the Bw and the ground work and scenery, but this is a major accomplishment

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:14:03(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline hqstu  
#85 Posted : 15 July 2006 08:55:52(UTC)
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Nice work Ron, I'm looking forward to positioning a few buildings and installing the catenary myself.
Keep us posted on progress.
Cheers

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#86 Posted : 15 July 2006 09:35:10(UTC)
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Very good work.Smile
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#87 Posted : 15 July 2006 14:28:13(UTC)
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Excellent- I often refer to your layout for inspiration [8)]
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#88 Posted : 15 July 2006 16:41:59(UTC)
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Congratulations, Ron - looks like the real thing [:p]
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#89 Posted : 15 July 2006 16:48:56(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by john black
<br />Congratulations, Ron - looks like the real thing [:p]


I agree !

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#90 Posted : 15 July 2006 16:58:20(UTC)
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Thanks, guys. I'm pleased with it. Will be even better when I get around to the scenery! Someone some time ago asked about putting the catenary on these stations. My solution was to shorten the two masts that I used on the stations themselves. It's actually quite easy. I'll do a separate posting on that process later on.
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Offline HueyCE  
#91 Posted : 18 July 2006 02:10:45(UTC)
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That certainly is major progress. Looks very good.
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Offline ulf999  
#92 Posted : 18 July 2006 08:22:13(UTC)
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Looking good
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#93 Posted : 18 July 2006 11:25:41(UTC)
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This looks like a nice layout... Congratz!
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Offline rschaffr  
#94 Posted : 31 August 2006 20:24:39(UTC)
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Update on my S-Bahn station. My Grandson was over helping me install signals last weekend. When he left he told me I am not allowed to work on it until he comes back. (He calls my house "The Train House"). I'll try to take a few pictures tonight to bring this up to date, but I guess I can't proceed until he comes back. Smile I am really happy that he is so interested. Actually, I need to run a lot of trains through it to make sure all works ok before I start covering it over with groundwork, so the delay is not really a problem.
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#95 Posted : 31 August 2006 21:06:24(UTC)
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Some delays are worth it, Ron! You are doing a beautiful job - the photos are very helpful to me in my efforts to get rid of my initial 4 X 8 flat layout. In any case, I'm having fun running my little, but growing, railroad.

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#96 Posted : 31 August 2006 23:21:03(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by rschaffr
<br />told me I am not allowed to work on it until he comes back

Great. What more can you ask ... Smile
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Offline rschaffr  
#97 Posted : 01 September 2006 00:22:51(UTC)
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I agree, John. I think it is great that he is so interested. He looked so important walking around the train room getting tools, stripping wires for me ("removing the color"), and actually operating the screwdriver to hook up to the LDT light signal device. I also had him running the IB for a while while I was testing a section of track. He would vary speed and reverse at my request. It was a great experience.
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Offline Bob R  
#98 Posted : 01 September 2006 00:54:13(UTC)
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Ron,

Very nice work, very impressive. One of these days Charlie and I will have to stop by to play trains!

Bob R
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#99 Posted : 09 October 2006 19:18:12(UTC)
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Bob: That would be great.

I'm home from Europe, and my grandson spent last weekend with us finishing up the signals. Now I guess I can get back to work. (He had told me I couldn't work on the layout until he came to help finish the signals.) We also solved a few operational problems (in IR locator that didn't work right and a place on the temp portion where my VT08 kept derailing.) It is great to have a little helper around! Smile
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Offline rschaffr  
#100 Posted : 07 December 2006 03:33:29(UTC)
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Finally got some visible work done on the layout. I have finished the "underground" work on the S-Bahn loop and have run it sufficiently to debug it, so I can cover it up now. I have started laying out the city side of "Zugstadt" Here are a few pictures:

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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:14:58(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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