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Author Topic: A japanese exhibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )  (Read 3511 times)

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2018, 07:23:09 AM »
 :thankyousign: Jeff, great workspace and excellent use of it with the bridge construction!

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2018, 12:21:20 PM »
Your bridge is a fascinating and beautiful project. Do you have any idea (calculations?) about the strength of the plastic card, and will it begin to deform over time? I guess I'm really asking how you decide on the number of support towers.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2018, 07:15:53 PM »
Your bridge is a fascinating and beautiful project. Do you have any idea (calculations?) about the strength of the plastic card, and will it begin to deform over time? I guess I'm really asking how you decide on the number of support towers.

Thanks everyone ! This project is quite "original" and i am positivly suprised that so many of you find interest in following this build. Thanks again for your comments and support ! :claphappy:

 No problem of durability yet. I have some plastic scratchbuided pieces on my US layout that have spent 15 years in my basement, lots of exibitions and i have had no problems with them.

The evergreen plastic is very strong in 1mm thickness, and the design of the brige is very strong too.  So you can place only two poles and the aboutments, it's enought to support the bridge and the trains on it safely. But i will use more poles (maybe 5 or 6), but it's much for realism and matching prototype looks than for mechanical resistance.
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2018, 06:20:56 AM »
 

I have totaly cracked and explosed my buget on Ebay ... I have found an auction for a pair of Mobo 101 (NT 87 and NT 88) ... with the little geisha Yuko on it ... what a nice little engines ! So cute ! 😍 I have not saw this model before seeing this offer on ebay, and i have instantly cracked and buy this lovely train. I can't wait to receive it and run with, i am very exited !🤤

 

The real one is awesome !

 


 

And the scale engine look like a great model ! The wait will be long !

 

 

 
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« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2018, 05:54:09 PM »

 Hello all.


Big job to do now ! ! !  I need to trig all the elevations before building the poles of the bridge to the correct higth.


So here is a pair of views of the progress on the layout. Temple is at +12cm, upper station is at + 10 cm after a ramp of 4.95 meter. So 2.12% ramp. Very smooth. The bridge is +8.5 cm at the higther. You can also gess some of the futur volumes. You can also seen the orientation of the upper station :






Some zoom to see better the details of the work on the framework, lot of job remain :





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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2018, 06:40:29 PM »
Excellent jig-saw work, that Jef. Love it

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2018, 06:54:55 PM »
Looks perfect.
Soon you can test run trains.
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2018, 08:11:32 PM »
Great work, and very intricate but I do not envy you when it comes to the scenery :worried: :no:

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2018, 07:07:48 AM »
Looks great Jef, excellent skills with curves and changes in level!!

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2018, 10:34:24 AM »
Great work, and very intricate but I do not envy you when it comes to the scenery :worried: :no:

Your true it wont be easy, the tunnel under the temple is the worst area, I have not enougth deepth to do what i have planned.
It will be difficult i know, but i was  constrained by the dimension of my personnal car. So it's challenging too, and i have good hope to find a solution. The other area are cool, you will see it will be quite easy to get nice slopes with a lot of vegetation. Kurama is very green with hight trees and a good variety of plants. The lower level is flat and urban, no problem to do some scenery there.

But you have a sharpen modelers eye to see the challenges  :NGaugersRule:
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2018, 09:21:50 AM »

 Here are comming more views :









Here you can see curves and counter-curves .. I'm lovin to see train on tha kind of track disposion  :heart2::







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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2018, 09:32:56 AM »
A classic in the making.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2018, 09:39:03 AM »
Yes, very inspiring.

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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2018, 09:54:12 AM »
Looking very good, Jef.
It will be fun watching the trains climb to the station.

All best,
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Re: A japanese exibition layout ( Climb to KURAMA )
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2018, 01:12:39 PM »
Looking very good, Jef.
It will be fun watching the trains climb to the station.

All best,
Michael

mostthough that i have made a TO-TA-LY CRAZZY BUY !!   :dunce: :o :laugh3:

I have purchase That beauty ( like all beauties, it's very expensive and need care  :beers:) witch is probably The Best analog Controller available on the market for japanese train  :drool:  :heart2:





With that instrument in hand, driving a model train become a great pleasure, eventhougth it's not a reasonable buy. I have played with mine with a friend model railroader ... it was a gorgeous moment for us  :bounce: I think using this thing with on Kurama layout curves will be a piece of N scale even !  :D
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