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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1965 on: May 18, 2020, 11:18:31 PM »
Put a switch into the curve of the extension and have a little scrap yard or some other "industry" which needs a rail connection. Or maybe a little lokschuppen or a steam train excursion depot ?

steve
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 12:16:51 PM by retica, Reason: scrap not scratch yard, DOH ! »

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1966 on: May 19, 2020, 09:52:37 AM »
Hi Matt.
With a R1/R2 curved point you could still have two main sidings. On the outer siding you could also have a trailing connection to a small lokschuppen at the top of the extension as Steve suggests.
Am I imagining things or did you once fancy the idea of getting a Köf?
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1967 on: May 19, 2020, 02:02:35 PM »
Great ideas chaps. I think though I'm going to stick with a single R3 curve though, the ultra simple approach. I'll see what happens with top of the extension in due course. Yes a Köf would be very at home in the Güterschuppen area! :)

It'll need a trip to B&Q (I notice they are open again), when I summon the courage! ;D

Meanwhile it's been days of window strut application! :angel: Here's the sub-assemblies.

At one point, I was trying too hard to make the windows exact and over-trimmed an aperture: I went into a total rage at myself! When I calmed down I realised I could fix it (by gluing back slim plastic into the over trimmed area).







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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1968 on: May 22, 2020, 12:05:40 PM »
Following the success of container freight on the Globibahn, the cement and gravel companies are now interested!





And I've been going made doing window mulions!





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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1969 on: May 23, 2020, 04:43:24 PM »

So I'm currently speculating a highly condensed version....


A single track spur to a factory or warehouse/distribution centre is very Swiss. When I get a moment I will try and post a few examples that I have photted over the years.

A major supermarket chain is the best bet as it can receive and dispatch many different types of wagon - eg inbound: oil tankers for fuelling the warehouse and machinery, grain / cereals hoppers to bring in raw ingredients to make supermarket food products (eg bread). Outbound: vans carrying the palletised goods

Flat wagons could bring in replacement machinery - eg large baking ovens


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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1970 on: May 23, 2020, 04:51:33 PM »

So I'm currently speculating a highly condensed version....


A single track spur to a factory or warehouse/distribution centre is very Swiss. When I get a moment I will try and post a few examples that I have photted over the years.

A major supermarket chain is the best bet as it can receive and dispatch many different types of wagon - eg inbound: oil tankers for fuelling the warehouse and machinery, grain / cereals hoppers to bring in raw ingredients to make supermarket food products (eg bread). Outbound: vans carrying the palletised goods

Flat wagons could bring in replacement machinery - eg large baking ovens


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It's true that is very Swiss! I was Google satelliteing around Zürich/ Schlieren and there are just masses of branches off the main line to factories etc. Some have got derelict/built over sub-branches but many are in good use. Really good for adding layout interest methinks!

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1971 on: May 24, 2020, 04:54:38 PM »
So here is the house so far - it took me 90 minutes just to join the two sub-assemblies together! It's required internal bracing.

And the roof has had 3 different itirations, you should see the pile of scrap plastic on my desk!!!!!!

Still chimney to add and maybe a window box or two.

It's all precisely measured but nothing is straight - styrene is a bit like wood it seems, it often has a mind of its own :D






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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1972 on: May 24, 2020, 04:55:30 PM »
Watching your excellent progress with your buildings, thought this link might be of interest, I came across whilst checking up on some ebay listings

https://www.luetke-modellbahn.de/Spur-N/Land-und-Dorf-201/?view_mode=default&listing_sort=&listing_count=96
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1973 on: May 24, 2020, 07:59:21 PM »
Wow, that's an impressive build. Very well done.

Best,
Michael

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1974 on: May 24, 2020, 08:30:30 PM »
Watching your excellent progress with your buildings, thought this link might be of interest, I came across whilst checking up on some ebay listings

Thank you Nick! And yes, a good 'cottage' industry! :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1975 on: May 24, 2020, 08:33:38 PM »
Wow, that's an impressive build. Very well done.

Best,
Michael

Thank you Michael! It's not a quick method, the drawings took a long time and then the making also. Revaluating the dimensions now, I can see where I made some errors, but it's good enough.

There were also a couple of points during the build I got into a rage, not quite sure that model making is a relaxing pass time as such! I'm usually a very mellow person. :-[

Still have to add final details then paint of course.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1976 on: May 24, 2020, 08:36:04 PM »
Looking forward to seeing it finished - but looking good as is, you can certainly see that a lot of effort has been put into the build.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1977 on: May 24, 2020, 08:39:39 PM »
There's nothing left for me to say Matt other than .....Fantastic!!!
John

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1978 on: May 25, 2020, 10:01:50 AM »
Following the success of container freight on the Globibahn, the cement and gravel companies are now interested!





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Matt. Your first load has arrived safely at Primelbach. Discharged and empties on their way back to the Globibahn. :D
John

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #1979 on: May 25, 2020, 11:15:25 AM »
There's nothing left for me to say Matt other than .....Fantastic!!!

Thank you John, that's kind!  :thumbsup: :beers:

 

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