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Author Topic: Globibahn SBB Layout  (Read 55178 times)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1410 on: December 12, 2019, 01:56:00 PM »
Anybody used an ultrasonic bath a before to clean up loco motor components?

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1411 on: December 12, 2019, 02:18:38 PM »
I've put the brand new brushes in the BR101. Running is now better - there's no more sudden stutters and hopscotch antics.

Here's the curious thing, in one direction the loco is almost totally smooth. But in the other direction not so - still a little rough. How can that be? :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1412 on: December 12, 2019, 03:51:26 PM »
It's a Fleischmann loco IIRC? Would it be OK with No. 2 end leading and rough with No. 1 end leading by any chance? That seems to be a Fleischmann 'thing'.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1413 on: December 13, 2019, 11:28:23 AM »
Do you think it's overkill to also run mast lights along the length of the front siding (indicated by red dots). While it would seem logical I'm worried it may look overcrowded one the catenary gantries are up.



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I've ordered street lamps and platform lamps for the station area.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1414 on: December 13, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
Do you think it's overkill to also run mast lights along the length of the front siding (indicated by red dots). While it would seem logical I'm worried it may look overcrowded one the catenary gantries are up.



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I've ordered street lamps and platform lamps for the station area.


Because one of the sidings is already abandoned I get the impression that this is an area of low activity and even if lights had originally been installed they probably wouldn't still be in use.
Personally I would use the sixth lamp to supplement the lighting in the yard behind the signal cabin as this is obviously an area of higher activity. Just my thoughts Matt. :hmmm:
John

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1415 on: December 13, 2019, 11:55:12 AM »
Overcrowded?  just look at the real thing  :D



All the masts anf knitting can get in the way when you have a derailment on the layout
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1416 on: December 13, 2019, 01:00:10 PM »
Personally I would use the sixth lamp to supplement the lighting in the yard behind the signal cabin as this is obviously an area of higher activity. Just my thoughts Matt. :hmmm:

Good idea John!! The extra light in the yard may dissuade the anarchic gang of spray can youths that seem to find their way in at night.  :D



LOL @ntpntpntp yes there's plenty of warp, weft and woof in a real yard - I had forgoten!

Speaking of which, I've organised with the chap next door to help me put the baseboard on its side soon to tidy up and solder permenantly this lot (which is going to get progressively denser with wires). I need to first construct some battening-type footing to stop the layout tipping when it's on it's side. Not complicated to do though.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1417 on: December 13, 2019, 01:04:02 PM »
Oh nuts! They wouldn't put a mast there as it obstructs the view from the control box.  :-[

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1418 on: December 13, 2019, 01:36:34 PM »
Ok repositioned it. Now it's not in the tower sight line and no one is likely to drive into it.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1419 on: December 13, 2019, 04:11:03 PM »
Get yourself some self-adhesive cable ties/clips to tidy the under-board knitting!

I use this type
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50pcs-Self-Adhesive-Wire-Cable-Clip-Speaker-Wire-Phone-Tidy-Holder-Sticky-UK-HOT/143420269078




... or these
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20Pcs-Black-Sticky-Adjustable-Wire-Ties-Cable-Clips-Clamp-Plastic-Self-Adhe-V6V5/323622539776




If they refuse to stick to the ply, I find a bit of hot-glue works  :)


Both those types can be seen in use here

« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 04:13:32 PM by ntpntpntp »
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1420 on: December 13, 2019, 04:46:53 PM »
Get yourself some self-adhesive cable ties/clips to tidy the under-board knitting!


Cheers Nick, will get some!  :thumbsup: :beers:




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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1421 on: December 13, 2019, 04:47:31 PM »
Here's the look of the yard under the mast lights.




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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1422 on: December 13, 2019, 08:30:51 PM »



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1423 on: December 13, 2019, 08:40:57 PM »
Are you pleased with the Ae6/6 Matt?
The Fleischmann ones that I have are very smooth. Better, in fact than the Lemaco ones.
John

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1424 on: December 13, 2019, 08:48:45 PM »
Are you pleased with the Ae6/6 Matt?
The Fleischmann ones that I have are very smooth. Better, in fact than the Lemaco ones.

It's great thanks John! The inner workings are nice and simple too so looks easy to clean when needed. Just need one in every colour and variation now  :D

 

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