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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011, 08:13:40 am »
My Glen Bogle Viaduct module is now almost complete, maybe some small additions of some vegetation, and some figures. Here is the result.











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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2011, 08:23:59 am »
Hi Markus - looking great :thumbsup: I reckon you've done a smashing job.
Can I ask what you used for the trees in your pics? Ta.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 08:39:00 am »
Hello,

the scots pines are made by a czech manufacturer called Model Scene.
Here is the link to his homespage.
http://www.model-scene.com/

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 10:48:53 am »
Gotta agree,that looks great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 01:27:30 pm »
Glen Bogle hmm. Where do you keep the dynamite?

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2011, 08:48:54 pm »
That looks great, really like the Land Rover. Well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2011, 08:28:41 am »
Really great stuff Markus, congratulations to you and your colleagues! The use of hills and vertical relief is excellent.

In the future I'm planning a home layout based on modules to give some flexibility. I'm a bit of an operational obsessive so will probably have a double line or even two double lines. It looks like you go for one main line as the format, do you have specific dimensions to allow full interchangeability? Also, do you have any general advice for the burgeoning modular moddler?

Thanks for sharing your work!

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2011, 09:03:33 am »
Hello PT,

we build the modules to the FREMO N-RE standard. http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/nre-norm/nre-norm.htm
under modules you could find the different module profiles. There are one and two track module ends. But at the moment
we only built british modules with one track. The main difference between our Great-britN modules to the FREMO N-RE modules ist that we use
a different height of the modules above the ground. The track level of the FREMO modules is 1,30 meters over the ground, but our tracklevel
is only 1,10 meters over ground.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2011, 11:41:49 pm »
As some of you know, we held a Great-britN module and FREMO meeting in Lohr.
Here is a short teaser from the meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9co6ELJrzM

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2011, 11:51:05 pm »
Yesterday a very rare Diesel Hydraulic Prototype was seen at Penzance, during our Great-britN meeting. Here is the shot I made.



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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2011, 04:26:45 pm »
Here are some pictures from our modular meeting.



































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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2011, 10:20:06 pm »
Hi

More pictures from the meeting. Unfortunately there is always to less of time to take proper pictures if you're running to a time table. No chance to stop the train and take photos were you want to.

Heritage train in Uig, ready to depart to Penzance

IMG_2862 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

Heritage train, arrival in Penzance

IMG_2873 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

Wrexham & Shropshire express passes Cambrian Road TMD

IMG_2865 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

A couple of impressions of stored diesels in Cambrian Road TMD. Pictures taken over the fence. I did not trespass.  :smiley-laughing:

IMG_2868 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

IMG_2869 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

class 47 in parcel livery is ready for the next trip

IMG_2870 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

XC Voyager class 220

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There is an old Inn in Earlish.

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IMG_2876 by MacRat2009 on Flickr

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2011, 06:22:42 pm »
The module system seems to work very well.  I'll have to look into Fremo.  Very good modelling by everyone, and so many loco's!  Fantastic!

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2011, 09:11:49 pm »
Hi Tank

Adherence to the standard for the mechanical and the electrical connection is the precondition for this to work. Mechanically the position and height if the track is critical. For the electric we have agreed to use DCC and Loconet to connect the throttles . The DCC addresses for the locos are registered centrally to avoid clashes on meetings. Otherwise you would have to reprogram a lot of locos before you can drive them. This system allows people to bring their locos and run them together with others. Imagine the number of locos you can have if ten people bring three, each. Same with wagons and coaches.

Markus posted a link to the english version of the Fremo N-RE guidelines further back. But there is more to Fremo than just a norm for modules. The goal is to operate a large network to a timetable including goods flows and passengers. Something that is best done with many peoples, station officers and drivers. The modules are just there to build the railway network.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2011, 09:45:17 pm »
Individually or together everything looks great, a first class set of photos that do the layout proud. :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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