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Author Topic: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout  (Read 31099 times)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1335 on: December 01, 2019, 03:22:02 PM »

That's great Matt. Lets hope it stays that way.

Spoke to soon - it's playing up again!  :'(

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1336 on: December 01, 2019, 03:26:12 PM »
My mast lights look a bit odd not being on raised bases, when the catenary is on such bases.

So a tricky operation here to build up layers of plasticard with suitable holes.

It'll be easier doing the lamps which haven't yet had the resistor soldered on, as I only need to drill a narrow hole in the plasticard then.











Next step is to add the plaster 'concrete' pyramid slopes.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1337 on: December 02, 2019, 04:17:07 PM »
Following good advice by @ntpntpntp to solder more robust wires to the end of tiny slim wires. Also a good opportunity to transition the wire colour to be the same as my lighting power bus (which I made yellow and brown to match Viessmann, however the Chinese lights I've used are red/black).



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1338 on: December 02, 2019, 04:24:19 PM »
Wow that's a fine soldering bit!    Must get myself one that small.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1339 on: December 02, 2019, 04:34:49 PM »
Wow that's a fine soldering bit!    Must get myself one that small.

Yes, it must be intended for PCB work, but I like it for doing fine wire stuff.  8)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1340 on: December 02, 2019, 05:07:43 PM »
What's better than 1 lattice mast lamp? 2 lattice mast lamps of course!



Still testing positioning - making the baseboard look like a piece of Swiss cheese with all the wrongly placed holes.  :-[

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1341 on: December 02, 2019, 05:44:30 PM »
I'm rather pleased with how the lighting is turning out!



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1342 on: December 02, 2019, 08:25:38 PM »
I'm rather pleased with how the lighting is turning out!

I'm not surprised Matt.
It looks very impressive. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1343 on: December 03, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
I'm rather pleased with how the lighting is turning out!

I'm not surprised Matt.
It looks very impressive. :thumbsup:

Thank you John, would never look this way without advice from N Gauge Forum!  :thumbsup: :claphappy:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1344 on: December 03, 2019, 03:01:20 PM »
More prepping of lighting masts (spray painting and soldering) today. I've found that the 2.4mm heat shrink is the best to cover every situation with these lamps. I've also tested all of them and they all work very well, so a big thumbs up for Chinese Ebay lights!



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1345 on: December 06, 2019, 11:18:33 AM »
The stork has been and delivered a new loco to the Globibahn!

This was being sold on ebay by a non-modeller (as far as I could tell). It's clearly never ever been run on a layout - the contacts are clean as a whistle. I'm just testing her out now.

I know prototypically she should really be a goods loco, but I'll probably have her running my dark blue TEN coaches (not totally inconceivable I hope) as well as a bit of SBB freight work.

On a side-note, her driver is a chap called John, on secondment from the UK. He's agreed to do this voluntarily and is being paid in tea and hob nob biscuits. :D



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1346 on: December 06, 2019, 11:34:30 AM »
On night train  :sleep: duties.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1347 on: December 06, 2019, 11:47:10 AM »
Love it Matt. :beers:
No problem using it on passenger trains. I have been hauled by an Ae6/6 many times, particularly over the Gotthard.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1348 on: December 06, 2019, 12:24:06 PM »
Given you've got a tank wagon close to the front of the freight, would they run with the front panto rather than rear?  Seems to be the rule in Germany (at least) to use front panto if possible where you have damageable/flammable or other sensitive freight, just in case of sparks etc.   At least, that's how I've always understood it.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1349 on: December 06, 2019, 12:28:22 PM »
Given you've got a tank wagon close to the front of the freight, would they run with the front panto rather than rear?  Seems to be the rule in Germany (at least) to use front panto if possible where you have damageable/flammable or other sensitive freight, just in case of sparks etc.   At least, that's how I've always understood it.

The front Vs back panto debate is interesting. In Switzerland I remember it was always standard to use the back panto on passenger trains. Then suddenly they switched over to front panto a couple of years back.

Your argument makes sense though, if there's a damageable load behind.

I'll need to make observations re. Germany and freight when I'm on my trip there this month.

In any case I'm not wiring my catenary so it's only posing for photos when I put the pantos up.

 

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