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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2055 on: June 06, 2020, 07:41:30 PM »
Yeah, brass screws would be my approach because that's how I've always done it and it works for me  ;) 

The way I do it with Peco track is to remove about an inch of sleepers from the middle of the piece that will cross the join, mark two lines (the rails) and fit 4 screws - two either side of the board join. Adjust the screws until they support the rails correctly, solder and then cut the rails with a razor saw so the gap is as narrow as possible.  Sleepers can hen be replaced.

As you're using Fleischmann track you'll need to work out how to remove some sleepers and ballast from the middle without totally destroying it.

Cheers Nick, that's what I'll do! No worries removing sleepers, it's bare track (ex Roco) not pre-ballasted.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2056 on: June 07, 2020, 01:15:18 PM »
Effort 1 didn't quite go to plan. I lack large clamps so I tried to make a little shelfette to balance the extension on for installation. However it comes up a little too high for some reason.

Will have to buy some long reach clamps and screw it that way instead.

Anyway, taking the opprtunity to see roughly how it will look. Remember a big corner is getting cut off, as well as some general width. Otherwise when I sit and watch TV it's in my peripheral vision!





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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2057 on: June 07, 2020, 01:44:20 PM »
Use pattern marker's dowels to locate the extension accurately.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Easy-Fit-Brass-Baseboard-Alignment-Dowels-Pattern-Makers-Dowels-Model-Railway/222534535660




(These are mounted a little lower than I usually would, but I had to ensure clearance under the track at the edges, for point motors etc.)




Then use bolts or clamps to secure the boards together.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2020, 01:48:52 PM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2058 on: June 07, 2020, 06:10:43 PM »
Use pattern marker's dowels to locate the extension accurately.


Cheers Nick!

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2059 on: June 08, 2020, 10:34:56 AM »
We were discussing Eaos type wagons recently.  I noticed this morning on ebay  some new listings for generic unlettered wagons by Evemodel.     Available in brown, green, grey, yellow it seems, and as singles, doubles or triples.

I've ordered a single brown version just to see how they compare for size and quality.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-2pcs-3pcs-N-Scale-40ft-Gondola-Car-Grey-1-160-Open-Wagons-Railway-Model/373077805705



We shall see in due course if they're any good.   I've heard of Evemodel in terms of things like street lights and other accessories on ebay, but not rolling stock.
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2060 on: June 08, 2020, 11:07:59 AM »
I saw these a few days ago on one of the German forums and because of their 1:150 scale it was suggested that they could be used as a RhB Rollschemel load. Might be of interest to the Kato 1:150 modellers on the forum.
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2061 on: June 09, 2020, 05:30:31 PM »
I'm not sure if Globis are available in 1:160, maybe I should scratch build him? :hmmm:





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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2062 on: June 09, 2020, 06:43:34 PM »
 :hmmm:
Yes, I think you should  :D

Mind you, I think it wouldn't be too much of a problem for you after what we've seen from you.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2063 on: June 09, 2020, 08:58:51 PM »
Happy new "Stadt Basel"  :claphappy:
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2064 on: June 09, 2020, 09:26:46 PM »
Happy new "Stadt Basel"  :claphappy:

Thanks John, I've wanted this loco for absolutely ages!  :D :thumbsup:

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2065 on: June 09, 2020, 09:44:31 PM »
Your green Austrian loco looks good with your EW ll's but the Ae6/6 looks even better. :thumbsup: Glad you're pleased with it.
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2066 on: June 09, 2020, 09:51:43 PM »
Your green Austrian loco looks good with your EW ll's but the Ae6/6 looks even better. :thumbsup: Glad you're pleased with it.

Thank you, agreed!  :beers:

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2067 on: June 10, 2020, 10:31:14 AM »
I saw these a few days ago on one of the German forums and because of their 1:150 scale it was suggested that they could be used as a RhB Rollschemel load. Might be of interest to the Kato 1:150 modellers on the forum.

I'd take that 1:150 scale with a pinch of salt, given that the item description says 1:160. I've just received some model shipping containers that were advertised as 1:150 but are actually 1:162.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2068 on: June 10, 2020, 10:42:09 AM »
I saw these a few days ago on one of the German forums and because of their 1:150 scale it was suggested that they could be used as a RhB Rollschemel load. Might be of interest to the Kato 1:150 modellers on the forum.

I'd take that 1:150 scale with a pinch of salt, given that the item description says 1:160. I've just received some model shipping containers that were advertised as 1:150 but are actually 1:162.

Were they from a well known maker Jim?
John

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2069 on: June 10, 2020, 10:47:13 AM »
Not well known to me. Ebay seller "everestmodel". They're nicely made, with magnets so they clip together. They'll do as background scenery rather than loads on a 1:150 wagon.

 

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