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Author Topic: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920  (Read 29521 times)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2015, 08:40:16 am »
Hello Donald,

I have tried the Peco streamline (ST395/6) but they need sooo much more space to do the same as with the settrack points.

I have bought 1 settrack point ST-6 for testing purposes, and they work astonishing well. I never had one problem during test; no derailment, no hiccups, no stand-stills. I used all kinds of locomotives and wagons, going from slow (not crawling slow, but just slow) to fast, and all went extremely well. I browsed the net to have an idea about others using these points, and all were very satisfied, except for the small short-circuit problem at the point's hart, where wheels touch sometimes both tracks (I experienced the same problem). With a file this problem has been dealt with.

I'm convinced that these settrack point will do the job, but I will build my hidden yard in stages: first the essence and test drive. Once the fail save working has been confirmed, I'll buy and install the rest

Donald, thank you for your message. I appreciate the concern you have, and for sharing your experience with me. Much appreciated!  ;)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2015, 06:14:21 pm »
In made a short video about the evaluation of Peco's SetTrack points ST-5 & 6. They convinced me, and I'm planning to use them in my hidden yard.

https://youtu.be/hHWsm2M-JI8

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2015, 08:41:20 pm »
Michiel,

I'm convinced !

I think that the secret of achieving good running through these points is the alignment of the track leading into and out of the points.

You have got this just right.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2015, 02:55:58 pm »
Nice video  :thumbsup: I hope you enjoyed watching your lovely locos doing circuits as much as I did   :thankyousign:
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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2015, 08:15:42 pm »
Thank you for your replies!

@Joe, I indeed always spent some time and effort alining tracks. I believe it's an important factor in having a trouble free running of the layout afterwards.

@Minzapint: it has been a long time since I had locomotives running. I enjoyed the moment and am eager in having the hidden yard operational, so I finely can have all my trains running. There are a lot of locomotives and wagons I've never seen running! That has to stop!  ::)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2015, 08:10:34 pm »
Woodwork! Not my thing but it has to be done. Little by little the cabinet takes form, but still a long way to go...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:02:32 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2015, 09:10:19 pm »
As someone who excels at reducing perfectly good wood to sawdust and off cuts, take it from me that looks fine and sturdy, Michiel.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2015, 10:11:17 pm »
Hello Michiel,

your layout is progressing well.

Markus

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2015, 10:43:56 pm »
Looking good :thumbsup:
One suggestion, if the back and sides are not going to be solid then put a couple of diagonals in to give the frame work more rigidity.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2015, 06:38:31 am »
Thank you, guys!

@Mito, Your suggestion is totally valid when judging the image.  :thumbsup: I was planning to have back and side panels indeed for the rigidity. Thanks for you feedback!

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2015, 12:46:21 pm »
Hi Michiel,

A very ambitious plan indeed :thumbsup:.
Will you be re-using the turntable from your old layout? It did look great.

Don't know what length of trains you had planned but are you sure that the long rakes run well in your helix?
I hope so, love long trains :D

André

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2015, 12:55:26 pm »
I will certainly reuse the turntable.  ;)

I've no idea whether trains with a length of 2 meters will be able to climb the helix. I'm planning to have a grade of less then 2%, but then yet, it's quite a steep climb. I'll test-run, to see the possibilities and problems. Anyway, most (if not all) trains will be shorter then the maximum of 2 meter.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2015, 07:38:30 pm »
... still busy with the wood work...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:03:17 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2015, 08:34:50 pm »
I had this weekend a little time for myself, so I continued the construction of the cabinet. One day it will be finished...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:04:08 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2015, 05:58:38 pm »
Today I had time to continue, and made the framework of the most right helix block. For the left helix block I still need to move a lot of "junk" from one corner to another...  :)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:05:15 am by Michiel »

 

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