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Author Topic: A japanese exhibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )  (Read 3514 times)

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 11:03:55 AM »
Like the way you've cut the roadbed out of the ply, works well with different levels.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »

 Hello everybody !

Many thanks for the sweet comments !  :beers:

So go on !  :laugh:

To trig the correct higth of my different levels of subroadbed, i nead the cuved bridge. So i am blocked in the capentry since I have this brige. I have not find exactly the model i wanted on

the market. It is curved and sloping.

My inspiration is this :



So let's go to the work bench and scratchbuild the bridge  : Banzai !



First i need to draw and cut the deck in a big sheet of 1mm thick evergreen  plastic card :





Test with some track :



Second stage is to cut the lateral panels of the girder and the internal Braces :



Let's start the putting toger of the braces (long and repetitive job  [Click and drag to move] .) I use a steel square to get the correct alignment :



When this fascinating job done i can glued the first flange. You need to be very carefull at this stage the precision is contitionning the quality of finished work :





Here is the result :



To be continued ... see you soon guys !

Best regards.

Jef
« Last Edit: June 17, 2018, 09:05:19 AM by Bubule »
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2018, 02:43:14 PM »
That is an impressive build, Jef. Looking forward to seeing the bridge finished and included in your delightful layout.

Best,
Michael

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2018, 07:18:33 PM »
 Thanks Mika ! :beers:

 

I have also worked on the upper kurama station.
It a terminus two tracks small station.


I have choosen this kit for the building :



And this one for the platform :

 

I have start to Kitbashed the platform kit to integrate the building in the alignment of the platform roof. I also have done two lateral extention to the platform like the real Kurama terminus station :

 

The base of the sankei model will be glued on the white CP base :



 

To be continued ...

Best regards.

 

Jef

 
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2018, 10:23:13 AM »


The work is going on, I am currently "oppening" the deck of the bridge. I need to drill and cut the 24 cells to have a "see thouth" aspect like the prototype. It is very long and needs lots of concentration. I will post some views of this job when it will be finished, but it  will take some hours of work. >:D

So to keep some interrest on the thread during this long and frustrating work, i can show you some of the buildings kits i have ordered for the Kurama station project. So you will have a better idea where i will go.

First here is the buildings of the very small city that you will find at the bottom of the bridge, at the rigth end of the lower station :



Now here are all the accessories to go with the Fujimi temple on the very top of the layout . And No, i am not a sankei paper kit addict  :dunce: ... but i always need more and more of that exiting modeling stuff .Yes !! Need more, more, more ! ! !  :drool:   :laugh3: :heart2: Keep cool Jeff, keep cool.  :doh:  :





And here is the stuff i will use to kitbash the Lower station and the bus station just behind (some  inspiration coming from Kibuneguchi station)  (Greenmax city tram station):



So works i still going on stay Tuned !  :D

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2018, 10:38:52 AM »
Am SOOO looking forward to see your work on this - thanks for sharing!

Not trying to complicate your layout even more but ... have you seen/considered this for your buses?
http://www.sumidacrossing.org/OtherElements/TomytecBusSystem/

Cheers  :beers:

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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2018, 12:22:54 PM »
Am SOOO looking forward to see your work on this - thanks for sharing!

Not trying to complicate your layout even more but ... have you seen/considered this for your buses?
http://www.sumidacrossing.org/OtherElements/TomytecBusSystem/

Cheers  :beers:


I have seen this Bus system. but to be honest i have not thinked about using it. It look like to work very well, but i think the layout is too small to have enought space to install a looped oval without crashing the design of the scenery (my roads are in dead ends). But it was a good idea, thanks.

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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2018, 07:11:40 PM »
Big day of work today ! Very Happy !  :bounce:


I worked during 8 hours today on the girder bridge.  >:D


The second side have been sticked :





I also have sticked the vertical reinforcements on the side of the right girder. You can see on the photo the strip reference : I need to do the lef side now.





Starting the holes in the deck, First  i draw the guide lines with a 0.3 mm Criterium. Second stage  i drill four holes of 2mm with a hand mandrel on each corners:




Third stage, cut carefully the deck with a fret saw ( swiss made hight quality fine blades) :





Last i files the hole with flat needle file. Repeat that four stages ... 24 times ! Drill Baby, Drill !  ::)





Job done ! And happy with the work done, because it was not won to have regularity in size and in shape on all the holes ... and the result is not so bad :  :claphappy:





Big day of work tomorow again, a big delevery of plastic is scheduled to start the poles ... Stay tuned !

 :angel:


Bests regards


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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2018, 07:25:59 PM »
Excellent precision work Jef! You stuck the side and reinforcements very well. I really like that 'hand mandrel' you have, and will have to look for it and the Swiss made fret saw! You filed the holes drilled really neatly with it! Impressive  :heart2:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2018, 07:42:25 PM »
That seems a lot of work, looking forward to seeing the finished bridge.   :thumbsup:

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 09:25:05 PM »
That's a labour of love, Jef :goggleeyes:
Remarkable.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2018, 04:26:33 AM »
Yup, top marks for perseverance and workmanship.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2018, 07:37:20 AM »
First read of your thread Jeff.

Great baseboard and fantastic modelling on the bridge.  :thankyousign:

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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2018, 04:30:27 PM »

 Hey all !

Many, many thanks for your reactions ! They are so motivating !  :beers:

So another day of good work ends ! The parts counter have been blown : 125 parts had today on the bridge.  I have attached the 25 vertical reinforcements on the left side.

And i  have started the inside reinforcements. The main reinforcements are made with .040"  ( 1mm) evergreen square strips. First need to mark the midle of each cells :



Second cut the 24 booms :



After that, attachement of the beams under the deck :



Now you have a gap on top of that beams that needed to be filled. So i had a second  beam on top of the first one. I have chosen this size of square beam because it has the same thick than the 1mm card of the deck. So if you do neat adjustemts the result is that part fill very nicely the gap :



Take a big respiration ... Expiration ... And do that 24 times again : Banzai !  >:D



We are now ready for the master pieces of the reinforcements  ... The ones witch will gave the complexity touch. The diags !

This pars are made with a finer profile than the other beams : .030" (0.75mm). It gave more finess to the over all design. They are attached from the bottom of the deck. They are not visible from the under side. So you do not need absolutly perfect ajustments for those, unlike the .040 beams that are seen from upside. But you nead to keep a correct alignement along the bridge, because a difference of alignement will pop to your eyes by braking regularity.





And do that ... 24 times. But it's not so boring at this stage because you see your model changing rapidly of shape and getting more interesting details.

Here is the result :







Of course i will be continued ... see you soon !  :angel:

Best regards.

Jef
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2018, 05:43:24 PM »
Incredible. BUT very good done
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