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Author Topic: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920  (Read 14502 times)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #225 on: April 24, 2017, 08:11:51 am »
Thank you, gentlemen.

The brown locomotives are indeed from de Belgian State Railways, which preceeded the current NMBS / SNCB. The house style color was brown, but at the period I am depicting (just after World War I) many of the locomotives received from Gemany as war damage payment, are still running in their original German colours. Also a few left-over English locomotive will run past Brussel-Luxemburg, the 3 last ROD 2-8-0 (ex-LNER O4/2) locomotive pulling the last trains repatriating the soldiers from the German front lines to the North Sea harbours (passage to Dover).

 So, it will be a very colourfull display of liveries.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #226 on: May 07, 2017, 07:04:51 am »
Test runs are over, and revealed a lot of minor isseus, which have been dealed with. I started building again, and am laying the tracks aproaching the station (south side), with the first points. It is still a puzzle how to lay and drive them, especially because I can not simply place the motor underneath the points.


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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2017, 12:02:24 pm »
How are you going to work round motorising those points, Michiel?

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #228 on: May 07, 2017, 12:38:09 pm »
Peco supply above board mounting equipment   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #229 on: May 15, 2017, 07:56:25 am »
I'm planning to use rods to drive the points by servo motors from farther away. I still need to build the prototype system to see if my idea is working.

The last weeks I've been chasing an electrical problem which hang my Littfinski feedback modules after a few quarters of an hour running of trains. The cause has finally been found and fixed, so I can continue with the creative and constructive work. The four-double track approaching the main station will have a double bridge to run out of sight...


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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #230 on: May 15, 2017, 09:57:05 am »
Hello Michiel,

the helices arelooking very good. I'm looking forward to the scenic developments.

Cheers
Michael

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #231 on: June 03, 2017, 12:12:43 pm »
I'm working on a mechanical system to operate the points, comparable to what has been used a century ago: functional and visible as the real thing.


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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #232 on: June 03, 2017, 07:20:38 pm »
I love it Michiel, as you say, functional, and like the real thing. And you plan to keep the rodding visible? 

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #233 on: June 03, 2017, 07:40:14 pm »
I build it this way because it looks close enough to be convincing, and will be kept in sight, as you can see on the picture below from a station somewhere in the UK. Only the part with the levers and the (future) servo motors will be hidden.

(mark the rods left and right beside the track bundel)



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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #234 on: June 10, 2017, 08:26:24 pm »
Today I did just some test running to see if the newly layed points are connected correctly. Here is a very short video of the passing by of trains at these points.



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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #235 on: June 12, 2017, 03:08:01 pm »
Smashing video, I really enjoy seeing your (different to me) rolling stock and running so smoothly too. Looking forward to more  :thumbsup:
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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #236 on: June 12, 2017, 08:04:56 pm »
Great trackwork, great trains.

Thanks Michiel.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #237 on: June 13, 2017, 08:23:18 am »
...I really enjoy seeing your (different to me) rolling stock and running so smoothly too...
I'm working towards a Belgian collection of rolling stock from around 1920-1930, but since there is nothing on the market, I'm heavily leaning upon the war damage locomotives  and wagons from mainly Prussian origin Belgium received after WW1. By time the collection will shift more towards the Belgian assortment with scratch building. But that is for later.

Getting steamers to run without hesitation is not easy, due to their weird wheel formations and limited weight, especially since I'm only using very old second-hand stuff bought for 20 or less, and repaired them again. The modern BoBos and CoCos are easier, but steamers need a lot of attention to get it right. Also the track laying needs extra care, but in all I'm very satisfied with how they run.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #238 on: Today at 03:07:42 pm »
I've connected electrically the entire track section approaching the station at the southern side. All is wired and sectionned. Track has been fixed to it's final position, and received a first coat of a dirt coloured paint. I't starting to look.

Lx1920-HelixZuid: sporen ge-airbrushed by Project Lx1920, on Flickr

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #239 on: Today at 03:34:31 pm »
Watched over by 'les deux femmes formidables' I see ;)

 

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