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Author Topic: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.  (Read 81671 times)

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Offline Al.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #705 on: January 15, 2018, 08:12:55 am »
Day two over and done with. The layout preformed well, but not as well as yesterday. A couple of the points were proving temperamental and several of the locos were starting to get tired. However, we completed the day and enjoyed running the layout and chatting to the people.

It's now all safely home and waiting to go back into the workshop tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who came along to see the layout. I got to chat to many of you who've been following and supporting it build. I'm sure there were plenty I missed and hopefully we can catch up at the next show which will be Peterborough in December this year.


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #706 on: January 15, 2018, 01:12:45 pm »
Great to see this at the show yesterday.  I didn't realise how large the model is!

A fantastic piece of modelling by Al.


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« Reply #707 on: January 15, 2018, 03:41:01 pm »
After a very successful Stevenage show, Remagen is back at home.

While the new fiddle yard is a vast improvement on the previous one there are still issues with it that stopped it working to its full capacity. I think they all relate to rails touching at the baseboard joints when they shouldn't and me having crossed some wires over when wiring the boards up.

The big success was how well the front end of the layout works.

The plan ahead of Peterborough is to rectify all the fiddle yard issues. Fit latching relays to the points to overcome the switch contact issue. And get the scenery on the final board and the church far enough along to display.

Thanks you to everyone who came to see the layout and found time to have a chat. Apologies to all that I didn't get to speak too. Please grab me at the next show.

And of course and big thank you to Paul, Alan and Bob for taking their time out to help hump the layout about and run it all weekend.







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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #708 on: January 15, 2018, 05:37:38 pm »
ooft, that's a tight fit for the tailgate!  I feel a winter sojourn to Peterborough coming on :)

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« Reply #709 on: January 15, 2018, 05:52:23 pm »
How busy was the line when it was open. From what I can make out it was a link between the two lines running down either side of the Rhine from North to South (both of which still are open)?

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #710 on: January 16, 2018, 02:44:41 pm »
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere, but there's some video from the show here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyXaf1rt_iA

The maker obviously saved the best till last, so the Bridge at Remagen section starts at 16'35" in.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #711 on: January 16, 2018, 03:15:11 pm »
Brilliant video!  Thanks Roger.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #712 on: January 16, 2018, 07:12:32 pm »
Yep, nice video. Thanks for posting the link.   A couple of slightly skidding tender-drive locos on Remagen but that just happens sometimes despite best efforts and thorough servicing.

The close-ups of the T gauge layout are a bit cruel, but the overall impression is good. It's a shame T gauge struggles to run smoothly at slower speeds (I have a set with the original mechanism, I believe they've been improved and would assume the layout uses the improved versions).
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #713 on: January 16, 2018, 07:19:17 pm »
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere, but there's some video from the show here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyXaf1rt_iA

The maker obviously saved the best till last, so the Bridge at Remagen section starts at 16'35" in.


Thank. For the link. Pretty good video....


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« Reply #714 on: January 20, 2018, 08:05:51 pm »
It's a week since Stevenage and there's been zero progress on the layout. Mainly because I've become a little shell shocked following all the preparation for the show, but also because work has been a bit frantic this week.

I'm off to China at the end of the month for 3 weeks, so other then a bit of loco maintenance I don't see much happening until I get back.

Fortunately the list of things to sort out is much shorter then the one after Warley. Once I get back I'll set to. It's all but a year til Peterborough, but I'm sure the time will pass quick enough.


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #715 on: January 22, 2018, 06:44:13 am »
It's all but a year til Peterborough, but I'm sure the time will pass quick enough.

That's a year that I have, to come up for a reason to get to that show.

Jerry
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #716 on: January 22, 2018, 05:19:08 pm »
Yes, I might make the effort to get there, on the strength of this video. Lovely layout.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #717 on: January 23, 2018, 04:58:20 pm »
Sorted ! Persuaded Mrs "H" that the pre christmas visit to the UK will coincide with the Peterborough show.  All I need now is the flights to go on sale.

Jerry
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #718 on: January 23, 2018, 05:22:50 pm »
Sorted ! Persuaded Mrs "H" that the pre christmas visit to the UK will coincide with the Peterborough show.  All I need now is the flights to go on sale.

Jerry

Cool. Make sure you stop by for a chat.


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #719 on: January 23, 2018, 09:56:03 pm »
That was a nice video of Rodgers showing off those layouts and bridges, and he saved the best till last. It looks very impressive Alan.
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