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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2015, 09:16:58 pm »
Very nice work, Bruce. The figures definitely help bring the layout to life. Your ballast is excellent as is the grass although what is, I presume, static grass needs cutting (trimming) to reduce the risk of lineside fires as it dries out in the summer sun! 8-)

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2015, 11:03:50 am »
  :greatpicturessign:  looking really good
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2015, 01:16:13 pm »
Ohh, so THERE'S the cat!

Great pictures, Bruce.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2015, 03:44:44 pm »
I'd promised myself that I'd leave the track plan alone... but I really need to maximise storage on the left hand board, so before starting any serious scenic work, in went two more sidings and a spur to hold a loco.



Probably looks a bit cluttered now, but the rather curvaceous siding can hold four or five wagons, and there's an additional siding at the back of the carriage servicing depot... quite where I put the level crossing that provides road access now I'm not sure  :worried:

Would a level crossing ever go over a set of points?
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2015, 03:52:36 pm »
Unlikely, but happy to be proved wrong. I was wondering that myself recently. There's probably a prototype in Japan, land of level crossings, I have yet to locate one however.

As long as you still have space for a bit of scenery, no such thing as too cluttered. Mind you I live in Japan, where that's prototypical.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2015, 06:17:37 pm »
So, the rather bland left hand end of the layout is beginning to take more shape. The backscene is in place, and now the results of the weekend engineering work - the ballast trains have been out.



The depot office is now firmly in situ, with thanks to ChrisInPrague for some of the bits and bobs on the loading dock.



Plenty more work to be done, but the end board is now progressing.
Bruce
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2015, 11:09:27 pm »
Very nice work, Bruce. Delighted to have been able to contribute something to this very atmospheric little layout.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2015, 06:56:22 pm »
Is it an optical illusion, or is there quite a shoulder on that ballast?
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2015, 07:36:01 pm »
Is it an optical illusion, or is there quite a shoulder on that ballast?
There's a reasonable shoulder - the ballast is the depth of the sleeper, and then as even a shoulder as I could make. It'll get a second dressing to even it up in places.
Bruce
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2015, 08:11:08 pm »
Potentially daft question: I guess the backscene goes round the Ivar, how is it supported? ( apologies if this is addressed earlier, currently browsing on my phone)
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2015, 08:49:11 pm »
Potentially daft question: I guess the backscene goes round the Ivar, how is it supported? ( apologies if this is addressed earlier, currently browsing on my phone)
The long central section of the backscene is mounted on a single long board, which rests on the Ivar cross members. That section is pretty conventional. The end sections are more complicated. Because there wasn't enough space to attach an mdf board, the backscene is stuck to thin card; this is then stuck to the plywood edge of the baseboard. The final section is on mdf, glued to the end of the baseboard. The end boards weren't originally intended to have scenery,  so there's a bit of compromise going on. It's tolerably successful, but a smother curved line would look better. It's as good a bodge as I could manage in the space.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2015, 09:10:43 pm »
So, thanks to Storm Abigail, there has been some progress this weekend with the Faller level crossing kit. Here are a couple of shots of the building:





This is what you get in the box:



And this is the level crossing element:



I've painted the building because the white plastic of the kit looked too glossy. I also shortened the posts holding the St Andres crosses as they were a scale 13' high; they're now about 8' which, from some photos I've seen, seems more probable. "All" I've got to do now is bring it all together...
« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 09:15:55 pm by GScaleBruce, Reason: Additional explanation of my changes to the kit »
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2015, 09:14:21 pm »
I'm impressed. I'm guessing that the grey triangle is an extra fabrication?

I like the building, though. Looking forward to seeing this.
Tony

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2015, 09:19:25 pm »
Very nice work, Bruce. I look forward to seeing the finished version in situ.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2015, 09:19:47 pm »
I'm impressed. I'm guessing that the grey triangle is an extra fabrication?
Yes; this particular kit is supplied with parts for a straight track only. Some parts from the level crossing at the other end of the layout, plus a bit of plasticard, have seen the level crossing re-configured to fit my excessively convoluted trackwork...
Bruce
My layout - Steinheim am Main

 

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