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Author Topic: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"  (Read 2394 times)

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2019, 08:20:25 PM »
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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 03:37:42 PM »
Moving on with the ballast, the next stop was the main lines at the station:

Harthofen - 31-03-2019 [M2]

Harthofen - 06-04-2019 [M1-M2]

Harthofen - 06-04-2019 [M2]



The V100 allocated to the branch passenger trains was seen on duty moving ""ballast waggons"" after the rails were painted:

Harthofen - 20-04-2019 [M1]

Harthofen - 20-04-2019 [M1]


At the south entrance, only the points are still missing ballast and some colour. I will have also to instal the piano wire to move the points from the front panel of the structure.


Harthofen - 23-04-2019 [M1]

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2019, 12:04:00 PM »
Noch released last month the "wrapping rocks" - Knitter Felsen, and i ordered one reference for testing in my layout:

Harthofen - 23-04-2019 [M2] - Knitter Felsen


The area covered by one sheet:

Harthofen - 23-04-2019 [M2] - Knitter Felsen


A small cut already in place but not glued down:

Harthofen - 23-04-2019 [M2] - Knitter Felsen


This is not the final shape as many of the area will  be covered with grass and other stuff, but even if the photos do not make justice at all, i did not become a fan of the Knitter Felsen.  :hmmm:


The initial steps of a retention wall:

Harthofen - 23-04-2019 [M2] - Knitter Felsen



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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2019, 07:05:48 AM »
At 12 Euros per sheet covering 45 x 25.5 cm it seems expensive! Was it easy to work with? Would need to have the landscape in place before adding this covering?

Thanks for the heads-up!

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2019, 12:21:17 PM »
Yes, slightly odd, and having what appear to be the grass patches limits its versatility too, as you need to make sure those are flatter areas.

Don't Woodland Scenics do a similar (unpainted) product? Not that I can imagine it's any cheaper, having a WS label on it!

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2019, 03:19:41 PM »
WS Shaper Sheet is probably what you are thinking of.  I have used it and it's expensive and has some disadvantages because of its metal substrate.  These days, I use EPS sheets of various thicknesses as a base and plaster bandage, which is extremely cheap, although a bit messy to use.
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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2019, 06:10:05 PM »
The WS sheets seem to be a better option, did not know about them, i have waited since the announcement for this release by Noch to hit the shops.  :doh:

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Yes, slightly odd, and having what appear to be the grass patches limits its versatility too, as you need to make sure those are flatter areas.

True! But that one is on me, did not see that when ordering.  :hmmm:  :thumbsdown:


I will go to a different and easier way out: All covered with vegetation and with only a few "rocks" on sight at vertical areas.

But starting with a previous point on the working order: lines 1 and 2 are ready to see trains pass by.

Harthofen - Balastro linhas 1 & 2


No side ballast on the platform areas, it will be added after the platforms are in place:

Harthofen - Balastro linhas 1 & 2


The points will be worked over, still need to add the piano wire to move them:

Harthofen - Balastro linhas 1 & 2

And finaly, the tests with the platform edges on:

Harthofen - Balastro linhas 1 & 2



Face to face, newest and oldest rolling stock operating around here:

Harthofen - Balastro linhas 1 & 2 by Ricardo Figueiredo, on Flickr

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2019, 07:37:49 PM »
Working without a plan and a guide has this kind of problems: i know that the rock patches from the Noch sheet should be applied first, but i really wanted to try the flocage.  :D

Harthofen - Algum verde - 1



Two of three shades of green applied:

Harthofen - Algum verde - 2


Just for reference with the retaining wall and platform:

Harthofen - Algum verde - 3

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2019, 06:56:14 PM »
The platform on line 2 is getting into shape with balsa wood, some evergreen and Das Pronto clay:


Harthofen - Plataforma linha 2

Harthofen - Plataforma linha 2

Harthofen - Plataforma linha 2

Harthofen - Plataforma linha 2



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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2019, 01:41:21 PM »
Still with platform 2, now all in clay colour  :D





Future platform access:




Testing with a "full size" intercity, just without the locomotive:



Few passenger trains will be scheduled into this platform, since being the least accessible one for passengers.  Only when crossing stoping passenger services,
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 03:23:00 PM by RicardoFig »

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2019, 01:56:50 PM »
Those scenics are taking shape . Looking good
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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2019, 02:15:35 PM »
This looks like it will be a great layout when completed, also top marks for the
quality of the fotos .

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Re: Freelance track plan - "Harthofen"
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2019, 02:26:55 PM »
I never thought of using das for the surface of a platform or road!  brilliant :) 

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