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Author Topic: Konigsbrucke - Swiss N gauge layout 1997 - 2005 (and some present day stock)  (Read 1691 times)

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Morning Jeremy. Do you intend adding extra side-pieces to your bridge? Thinking ahead you need somewhere to attach handrails and catenary posts. Also, if the bridge appeared to be a bit more "substantial" I don't think you would need another support.


Hi John,

I will be adding some extra strips of plasticard to the sides and the middle, either side of the gap, and then some railings which I will solder together and then install. I'll also be wrapping the wooden supports in some Faller embossed stone foam sheet.

Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy

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OHLE masts is a good point - you don't look to have much width outside the track? Looks good though, there's something great about a perspective looking up at models like that - it's so often how we see the real thing, but rarely a view that models are taken from.

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OHLE masts is a good point - you don't look to have much width outside the track? Looks good though, there's something great about a perspective looking up at models like that - it's so often how we see the real thing, but rarely a view that models are taken from.


Thanks Nick, I've got 0.4mm on the outer edges outside the track. In N Gauge terms this is about a scale 2 and a bit foot which I felt would be a sufficient trackway gang walkway width. I've watched some cab rides to try and gauge the walkway width across bridges but its tricky to tell.

Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy

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Hi Jeremy. Personally I think you need at least 10mm from the outside edge of the sleepers to the handrails.
John

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Hi Jeremy. Personally I think you need at least 10mm from the outside edge of the sleepers to the handrails.

You're right John. I've just been measuring on google earth some of the bridges coming into Olten and the sides ere about that. Will have to add those today.


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This is 10mm Jeremy.
John

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Evening,

I've made some more progress today. I've enlarged the sidewalks to 10mm and added some additional plasticard strips to make them a bit thicker in appearance (still have one side to do) and I've wrapped the supports each end with the embossed stone work.








Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy


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That's looking really good now Jeremy.
John

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That's looking really good now Jeremy.

Thanks John. Still lots to do!


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Morning all!

Here is my latest video update on the layout. Hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/356qslm9Xow

Best regards,

Jeremy

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I spy an NPZ set - jealous!!!! 
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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I spy an NPZ set - jealous!!!!


They are really good aren't they. Bearing in mind its a really old model and tooling, it still looks good even against some of the recently released stuff. I still need to add all the additional detailing parts to it which are still in the box and on the sprues!

I'd like a second set so have got an alert set up on ebay for one|!




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Morning all!

Here is a photo of current progress on the bridge.


Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy

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Those check rails look just right :thumbsup:

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Those check rails look just right :thumbsup:


Thanks Steve! I've used 2mm society code 40 rail to make them.


 

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