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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1485 on: December 31, 2019, 05:16:42 PM »
Here's a few interesting catenary details I spotted on my trip.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1486 on: December 31, 2019, 05:27:46 PM »
Some serious tensioning going on here. Wonder if you can buy these to put up in the garden? :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1487 on: December 31, 2019, 08:14:00 PM »
Think I'll have to download those catenary photos for future reference  :D
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1488 on: December 31, 2019, 08:40:42 PM »
Hi Matt,

Agree with Nick in that it's pics like that come in useful rather than the Google pics of the train and the thing you want to see is behind it.

Thanks for posting and Happy New Year to you both.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS Matt, you haven't mentioned those two Frauleins on your recent trip thread. Nosey people like me need to know  :D  ;).

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1489 on: December 31, 2019, 10:17:53 PM »
Think I'll have to download those catenary photos for future reference  :D

Be my guest!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1490 on: December 31, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »
Hi Matt,

Agree with Nick in that it's pics like that come in useful rather than the Google pics of the train and the thing you want to see is behind it.


I took many more photos such as these. I wonder if I could make some sort of modestly priced resource for modellers/scrtch builders? Like a PDF photo reference book or some such.

I did take 127 photos of Heidelberg station building, if anyone fancies a quick weekend project!  :D



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1491 on: December 31, 2019, 10:23:45 PM »

PS Matt, you haven't mentioned those two Frauleins on your recent trip thread. Nosey people like me need to know  :D  ;).

Oh yes, what with all the catenary and whatnot I nearly fogot - not to worry, I will publish my tales! :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1492 on: January 02, 2020, 07:02:59 PM »
I probably spend too much of my life following train tracks on Google maps satellite view.

Do occasionally find some great stuff however!  :D



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1493 on: January 04, 2020, 10:44:21 AM »
Finally added my abandoned stock to the disused siding!



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1494 on: January 04, 2020, 11:07:33 AM »
That looks great Matt. Very convincing although I'm a bit concerned about your ability to create 1:160 graffiti so realistically. :hmmm: :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1495 on: January 04, 2020, 11:30:00 AM »
That looks great Matt. Very convincing although I'm a bit concerned about your ability to create 1:160 graffiti so realistically. :hmmm: :D

Thank you John  :thumbsup: As with making model buildings, I find it's best to take photos of the real thing to work from. Rest assured, I have zero ability to invent grafitti form scratch!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1496 on: January 04, 2020, 11:35:58 AM »



I've manually snipped out the plastic components of the unwanted interior lighting kit, just leaving these metal 'posts' remaining. I've tried to drill them out but I'm scared of pushing hard enough with the drill.

They seem very securely fastened to the bogies and the bogies do not unscrew.

Any ideas to remove them? - I was thinking of renting an argon/hydrogen propelled industrial plasma cutter, but that might be using a sledgehammer to crack nuts  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1497 on: January 04, 2020, 11:51:13 AM »
There appears to be some kind of circlip below the spring. What happens if you slide that out?
John

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1498 on: January 04, 2020, 02:08:02 PM »
There appears to be some kind of circlip below the spring. What happens if you slide that out?

Both the circlips and springs seem to be stuck fast.

I can't really work out how the tubes are attached to the floor of the carriage - they are very firm!

Here's the carriage with and next to it another without. ...






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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1499 on: January 04, 2020, 06:54:30 PM »
I think this calls for brute force.  :o
From what I can gather the lighting bar should only be a push-fit. I think the clip and spring is providing some tension to keep the telescopic bar in the required position and to improve electrical contact.
Assuming someone hasn't glued it you should be able to grip the head of the metal pivot pin underneath the bogie and pull the offending piece straight off possibly with a bit of twisting.
John

 

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