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Author Topic: A japanese exhibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )  (Read 2954 times)

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Offline Bubule

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #75 on: July 08, 2018, 07:42:12 am »
The Mobos look very smooth runners, Jef.
Can you understand what the poor Japanese lady trapped in your controller is saying?

Absolutely not ...  :'(    But i think it is the departure announce. There is also a gentlemen in the box.
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #76 on: July 08, 2018, 07:48:49 am »
This layout is going to be so cool.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2018, 08:04:28 am »
Salut Jef!

Thanks for the video. Congratulations on your first train run. The layout seems to be running very smoothly. Well done.

All best,
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« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2018, 09:07:04 am »
Thank's guys !  :beers:

For those who want to learn more about Keifuku "raden" , here is a fantastic video ! Enjoy the colorfull cars and the smooth running of the real cars ... I am very impressed by this very unique style of trolleys :   :drool:




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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2018, 10:04:14 am »
The Mobos look very smooth runners, Jef.
Can you understand what the poor Japanese lady trapped in your controller is saying?

Absolutely not ...  :'(    But i think it is the departure announce. There is also a gentlemen in the box.

Careful. There may soon be the pitter-patter of tiny announcers feet! ;)

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« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2018, 12:15:46 pm »
The Mobos look very smooth runners, Jef.
Can you understand what the poor Japanese lady trapped in your controller is saying?

Absolutely not ...  :'(    But i think it is the departure announce. There is also a gentlemen in the box.



Careful. There may soon be the pitter-patter of tiny announcers feet! ;)

 :laugh:
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #81 on: July 08, 2018, 01:19:58 pm »
Hi Jef
have been following your build with much interest, a remarkable piece of work so far and I look forward to future updates.
One thing to mention that I don't recall seeing being covered so far, you are using proprietary Japanese kits for your buildings, including the stations. I am not 100% sure but I believe they are all made to fit in with Kato track which, because of the base, has a higher profile than Peco track, this means that, unless you raise the track through the stations, all of your platforms could be too high for the trains.
Might just be worth checking this before you get to that point in the build.
Keep up the great work.

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« Reply #82 on: July 08, 2018, 03:51:34 pm »
Hi Jef
have been following your build with much interest, a remarkable piece of work so far and I look forward to future updates.
One thing to mention that I don't recall seeing being covered so far, you are using proprietary Japanese kits for your buildings, including the stations. I am not 100% sure but I believe they are all made to fit in with Kato track which, because of the base, has a higher profile than Peco track, this means that, unless you raise the track through the stations, all of your platforms could be too high for the trains.
Might just be worth checking this before you get to that point in the build.
Keep up the great work.

Thanks ! :thumbsup:

I think there will be no problems. I have checked it all before launching the build. The lower station is a city tram one ... so it is very low platforms, i have chosen this one because the roofs where top for my theme. I think that i will in contrary have to raise the plaforms of this station with 2mm plastic card. 

For the upper one, i think it will be ok with the 2mm Depron socket. Dont forget that with the depron roadbed, i can do the hight of track i want. There is 1mm or 2mm depron and you can superpose this into different layers to get the elevation you want (wonderfull product). It is also tender and easy to fill to the higth you want.  ;)
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #83 on: July 08, 2018, 04:22:17 pm »
 :wonderfulmodelling:

Looking really good. Your workmanship is much neater than mine!

Looking forward to the next progress report.

Salut!

Chris
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #84 on: July 08, 2018, 04:50:02 pm »

Thanks a lot Chris ! :beers:


Hey all !

So i have returned to work ... banzai !  >:D

 I have made the control panel.

It is designed with a free vectorial software.

The CAD drawing have been printed with a color laser printer on a polyester higth quality A4 sticker printable sheet for laser printers.

I have cutted the base in a 1mm aluminium plate, with a tab saw. Size of the panel: 25 cm by 11cm.  I have Carefully filled and sanded the sides to get them smooth.



The blade is a higth quality tungsten carbonate one with lots of tooths.  Quite expensive stuff, but with that kinds of discs you can cut tender metals like alumium and brass in low thickness. Very usefull for that precise work.



I have drill the holes for switches with a column drill. First hole 2mm, second one 4mm, third one 6.5mm. Lots of work to drill 3 times,  but it is doing far much better work than drilling directly to 6.5mm.



Here is the plate drilled : The fixation holes at the 4 corners are 4.5 mm for 4mm screws.



The switches are mounted with a precision exagonal screwdriver : With this tool, no damage to the surface of the sticker.



The siwtch mounted there on this photo are all 3 way sellectors for the power districts. For each sections ( separated by  black vertical dashes on the control panel) you can select :

-  Upper position : Controller A ( RMC-M1Z,  Sanying Heavy Industries)

- Middle position : power is cutted on the section.

- Lower position : controller B ( Tetsudou J.N.R. Series 101, Tomytec )



Here is the panel completed. The standar switch are controlled by 2 positions switches. The Cisor crossing is drive by a 3 positions swicth ( and two inversor relay in background).

- Upper position the blue way is activated.

- Middle position The black way is activated (all direct)

- Lower postion The blue way is activated.

There will be a safety lock : If you have two different power supply selected on the crossing the switch will be locked in black postion eventhougt the postion of the button is different.



Here is the back : 4 inverter contacts switch type.



Need to wire and install it now.

To be continued, Best regards.

JEF
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2018, 05:59:32 pm »
That looks very professional, and you have some very good tools.
(Love the Bart Marley poster ;D)

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2018, 08:21:35 pm »
Hi Jef
not come across the depron roadbed before, perhaps I missed this in an earlier post, good to know you're on top of it tho  :thumbsup:
Looking at your last set of images, you absolutely must be the neatest modeller I have ever come across, never have I seen such a pristine workbench  :claphappy:

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« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2018, 08:31:16 pm »
Hi jef,

that's a very neat control panel. Love the Japanese style writing on it. Nice detail.

All best,
Michael

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #88 on: July 13, 2018, 06:28:28 am »
 Hello all !

 First great thanks for the comments! Like always, it's pleasure to get your feedbacks about this thread.

 :thankyousign:

On another place we have talken about carpentry, wood  working and tools. peoples have a lots of questions on that subject ... how to use the correct tools to fit theyre needs on a layout building.

So i have thinked about it, and i have decided to test a new video format. It's a mix of a vlog to see general advancements on the layout and a tutorial. So it became a long video. I hope that new format of video will feat your interest.
It takes quite a long time to make this sort of video (filming and editing), so if your interested in that kind of format : let me kown !    :thumbsup:

 if you feal it's boring or simply too long let me know too.  :-[


The subject is a tutorial that explain the way i have installed the supports of Kurama Terminus layout and the different choices i have made.

Hope you will enjoy :




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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2018, 06:46:23 am »
Hi Jef,

I'm out on my phone at the moment, and haven't had the chance to look at the entire video. But the first 10 minutes are excellent.

I'll watch the rest when I get home!

This is going to be helpful for a lot of our members. Thanks for taking the time and effort of producing it and posting!  :thumbsup:
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