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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1470 on: December 17, 2019, 12:36:19 PM »
Happy Christmas to all here on N Gauge Forum - hope your Christmas period is filled with as many real trains/ model trains/ train magazines/ train books/ train films /layout operating and building as possible!  :beers:

Cheers
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1471 on: December 17, 2019, 12:51:57 PM »
Certainly some layout building - NGSE in April isn't getting any further away  :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1472 on: December 28, 2019, 08:59:57 AM »
I'm just back from my southern Gemany interrailing- my head's still spinning! Will post a seperate thread with photos/ stories.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1473 on: December 28, 2019, 09:23:26 AM »
Welcome home Matt. Hope you had a great time and I look forward to seeing your piccies. :thumbsup:
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1474 on: December 28, 2019, 12:51:11 PM »
Welcome home Matt. Hope you had a great time and I look forward to seeing your piccies. :thumbsup:

Cheers John  :thumbsup:, yes it was smashing in all respects socially/touristy/train wise!

I've setup the thread, just need to populate with all the content now.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47756.0

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1475 on: December 29, 2019, 02:47:49 PM »
I've just popped my photos over on the other thread.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1476 on: December 30, 2019, 01:23:40 PM »
I'm going to be considering the back scene next. It'll be 1cm thick (either 9mm ply  or 10mm MDF). I'm thinking that corners are less fragile on Ply, but would probably need to coat it with lining paper? It'll be acrylic landscape painted once prepared.


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1477 on: December 30, 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
I'm going to be considering the back scene next. It'll be 1cm thick (either 9mm ply  or 10mm MDF). I'm thinking that corners are less fragile on Ply, but would probably need to coat it with lining paper? It'll be acrylic landscape painted once prepared.



I look forward to following your progress Matt. :thumbsup:
I would love to be artistic enough to create my own backscenes. Previous attempts have been dismal. :-[
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1478 on: December 31, 2019, 10:28:28 AM »

I look forward to following your progress Matt. :thumbsup:
I would love to be artistic enough to create my own backscenes. Previous attempts have been dismal. :-[

Will no doubt take some experimentation, will keep you all posted!

Meanwhile, there seems to be a VW micro bus rally taking place in the station car park. :D



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1479 on: December 31, 2019, 01:45:05 PM »
New infrastructure shipment in from China!

Will prob spray the black lamps white. Street lamps are fine in their silver finish.

They look nicely detailed.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1480 on: December 31, 2019, 02:20:26 PM »
Anyone know how I can extract this interior lighting kit. It's a second hand minitrix coach?



I've already removed the contact wipers to disable it.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1481 on: December 31, 2019, 03:15:39 PM »
I don't recall coming across that particular design.  Are the bogies secured by screws that would undo to release the entire board? Otherwise I would imagine if it's simply riveted by those brass tube/ring things at each end then you can probably drill the tops off to free them.

Do you need to remove it though, if you've removed the contacts anyway?
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1482 on: December 31, 2019, 03:24:43 PM »
I don't recall coming across that particular design.  Are the bogies secured by screws that would undo to release the entire board? Otherwise I would imagine if it's simply riveted by those brass tube/ring things at each end then you can probably drill the tops off to free them.

Do you need to remove it though, if you've removed the contacts anyway?

Hi Nick, no the bogies are not screwed. Deep down those tubes one can see kind of clips that hold the bogies. Maybe I  can reach down somehow to unclip them.

The carriege is somewhat heavier than normal with all this gubbins and one can see the tube things through the windows which is a bit annoying. When you say 'drill off' that might be plan b, could you expand on that, sounds a bit violent! :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1483 on: December 31, 2019, 03:30:48 PM »
@Globibahn  by "drill off" I mean get a drill bit that's a bit larger than the ring and drill down enough to cut away the ring so that the board will then pull away. It's a common way of removing rivets and similar things.  It's a one-way destructive thing though.
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1484 on: December 31, 2019, 05:11:51 PM »
@Globibahn  by "drill off" I mean get a drill bit that's a bit larger than the ring and drill down enough to cut away the ring so that the board will then pull away. It's a common way of removing rivets and similar things.  It's a one-way destructive thing though.

Smashing thanks Nick!  :thumbsup:

 

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