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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 06:54:54 pm »
You can disguise the shoulder with ballast inside and outside of the tracks. Kato ballast is expensive and a bit too 'bright' IMHO.

I used a mixture of various Woodland Scenic colours to get the effect I wanted. There is a topic on this


Thanks Pengi, great link, very usefull................Tony


Info here as well (Unitrack Hints thread)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25575.msg274499#msg274499

Use of cork / foam underlay as track filler

Levelling track levels for ballasting

The Javis OO or Cantrill underlay that is double track width but is designed to be split to single track is perfect for butting up against the Kato track to provide a level ground level.

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                     track                     underlay                         track

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25575.msg298892#msg298892

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2016, 11:49:38 pm »
I've used a mixture of double track sections and Kato ballast infill for my new Swiss layout






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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2016, 09:29:31 am »
Yes I also agree the alegra is a nice model I got a new one through the post and it in pieces at the moment while I dcc it and put my own carriage lighting in and some passengers

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2016, 04:31:30 am »
Hello everybody,
the Kato Swiss Alps Station, is a model of the station of "Filisur"
I tried to make the appearance of a more realistic.
Here is resulat. The photos were taken with the phone the quality is, therefore, rather bad.








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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2016, 04:37:39 am »





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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2016, 06:50:52 am »
Morning,

Looks great. I love the third picture in today's first thread.

Keep it coming.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2016, 09:41:05 am »
what are the 3 silver objects at the end of the platform?? (displaying my ignorance!)

Bells?
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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2016, 09:46:18 am »
Safe Deposit boxes for your secret account ?
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2016, 10:03:08 am »
Exactly bells. As far as I know, it has been used to give a notification signal when the train left the previous staion.

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2016, 11:07:47 am »
Hi,

Really love the RhB Allegra (in red). It's a lovely train to watch and to travel with.
But i think they ruined the looks a bit by putting on this advertisement :confused1:.

Spotted this summer at Morteratsch Station.


Here's another picture of Filisur Station.


There also a webcam pointed at Filisur Station.
Hope this link works http://www.bergfex.ch/sommer/berguen-filisur/webcams/c2119/
it has a 180 day history so there are may lovely trains to see.
Every sunday at 11.15 / 11.30 you can see the Albula Experience Train with the famous RhB Crocodile.

Would be great if  Kato is brave enough to make the RhB Crocodile in the future. 

André

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2016, 01:33:21 pm »
A sensational photo from "Allegra".
This webcam I did not know, thank you very much for pointing this out andré.

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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2016, 12:09:01 am »
what are the 3 silver objects at the end of the platform?? (displaying my ignorance!)

Bells?

They are train announcement bells. This style of bell was used in Europe, notably France and Switzerland, to signal the approach of a train in the signalling block section  before the station .

They serve a similar purpose as the bell system in Britain, but rather than only ringing in the signal box, they  used big loud bells so that all station staff could hear them.

They have been retained at Filisur as a working tourist attraction.

There are one or two in situ elsewhere in Switzerland, but no others are in use for their original purpose.



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Re: Playing with my Swiss bits....
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2016, 12:20:50 am »
The before and after pictures of your model show what a great job you've done on it.  :thumbsup:
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