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Author Topic: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway  (Read 1448 times)

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2018, 07:47:09 AM »
You've made  great progress on you layout, much more than I've made on Tiree. That curved unfinished platform reminds me much of the platforms at Inverness station.

I can see you have the same problem as I'm struggling with at the moment which is scenic colour changes between boards, in your case the grass in mine, the rocks.

There are good representations of Scottish / highland buildings, I like the bus and the sheep. I can remember the school bus being held up by flocks of sheep wandering around the roads..Normally without a crofter and collie being around.

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2018, 08:17:43 AM »
That is one very impressive bank of buttons and point switches!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2018, 10:10:30 AM »
Thanks for the video, Markus. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope when you visit the Scotland show at the SECC you can meet up with some forum members :beers:

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2018, 10:48:17 AM »
Thank you for your replies. Regarding the different gras colours. I think these is caused by the different building dates of the modules. At my first ones I only used Woodland Scenics turf, but since some years I add static gras. So on the old ones I applied one some modules static gras but on others I didn't.

I wish all of you a merry christmas.

Markus

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »
From tomorrow December 25. until December 31st. I will upload a video each day from a landscaping tutorial I made some years ago. Enjoy the videos.


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Have a merry Christmas

Markus

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2018, 09:16:49 PM »
Sorry, Markus, but it says 'This video is not available' on them all

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2018, 09:36:11 PM »
Hello,

from tomorrow December 25th, until December 31st I will upload a part of the landscaping tutorial. So tomorrow part 1 is online. On 26th. part 2 is online until on December 31st  Part 7 is online.

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2019, 05:05:57 PM »
Inspired by some trials of a friend of mine, I started my own test with Dapol Easyshunt couplers and neodym magners. Because of the curved nature of my terminus station I had to do some trials for the right arrangement of the possition for the magnets, which I show you in the video. Before another friend of mine installed the Dapol uncouplers, but these wasn't reliable, as very light wagons as one of my kitbuilt Lowfits was pulled towards the magnets, and another magnet installed in the throughtrack of a station resulted a train to uncouple when it passed the station. The magnes I used have a diameter of 2mm, and fits between the sleepers of my Peco track. I also found out recently that you could couple Rollingstock with Dapol Easyshunt couplers and Rollingstock with Microtrains couplers, and or Kato magnetic couplers together.
The result could be seen here.



Markus

 

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