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Postby dretsome » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:48 pm

Hi Jack,

I'not sure what you mean, but the plastic sleepers on my track were seperate by 3 with an ordinary cutter. Removing them eventualy was done with the same cutter. If you want to leave the originals at your track, i would use the Roco saw to un-join each sleeper. But then, why use the to small sleepers if you can have nice wooden ones?

My wooden sleepers are cut from what looks like plywood (3mm) and are colored by using a mixture of vinegar and iron (rusted of course). With the use of cut in 2 staples i connect the track to the sleeper/roofmate.

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Postby dretsome » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:15 pm

As short step-by-step...

1st i cut the staple in half and insert it into sleeper
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insert it next to the track and push it down with a old/cheap cutter
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the same with the inner track
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pulling it towards and away from track until it fits
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Postby JackBlack » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:19 am

Thanks Erik.
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Postby Jes » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:34 am

Great idea to use staples, Erik! Looks like very fiddly job but the results are great! :) Have fun with the layout, I'm liking it very much. Hope to see it on a show one day.
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Postby dretsome » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:02 am

Thanks guys!

One of the fun things with this hobby is to get a least similar effects with handmade or alternative material iso what you can buy.

I did this too with Baulust (see video), it stayed below € 1000,-- for Gauge I.

So far my project cost is only € 75,-- including material such as wood, scenery and loc parts. i hope that this project can stay within € 250,-- including the biggest purchase of a sounddecorder.

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Postby dretsome » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:10 pm

some small progress...

all track building is done,

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back to the building of greenhouse and boiler house, the foundation is in place
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Postby Glen A » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:34 pm

Hi Erik,

Good tip to use staples for the track spikes.

I like that view of the track.
You have certainly captured the right look with sharp bends rather than smooth curves.
I just hope that the wagons run through those kinks OK.

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Postby dretsome » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:09 pm

hi Glen,

Tests with two axle cars so far no problem and I do like a little waggle :D

I have more worries over the kick-switches, will need some later adjusting no doubt!

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Postby dretsome » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:24 pm

Back to the buildings...first attempt building an exterior wall with window frame. Not brick-by-brick, but some plaster/stucco and sharp tools.

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Postby PeterH » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:46 pm

Great bricks there. The workers look a bit active though for total realism :P
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Postby dretsome » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:42 am

I put the workers in the picture to get a sense of the scale of the bricks, they might be a little to big. I must admit, a fine couple of workers :D

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Postby mad gerald » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:43 am

Erik,

a really brilliant idea using staples for track spikes ... :!:

... but track spikes are not placed vice versa ... for a technical reason (parallelogram effect) they are placed staggered (one more right, the opposite more left), changing the postion after about 4 sleepers ... (sorry in case of bothering you) ...

http://www.gerald-maass.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=8&image_id=52

http://www.gerald-maass.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=10&image_id=18

EDIT: Sorry again, but linking (with IMG-tags) to SHOW the pics seems not to work in this case ... ?!

Edited again, trying to make the pics visible ... but it still does not work ...
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Postby dretsome » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:33 am

Hi Gerald,

I was not aware of the placement of the spikes, thanks for that :oops: .

I will take a closer look at your pictures and other prototypes to find out what the best way is to change my track joiners.

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Postby Charlie Stewart » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:53 am

Hi Erik,

what fantastic trackwork you have built, I really wish I had been brave enough to build my own track on Barton Ings now.... :( :(

Keep up the excellent work,

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Postby mad gerald » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:53 am

dretsome wrote:I was not aware of the placement of the spikes, thanks for that :oops: .


... neither was I, until some Feldbahners explained it to me ... :D

BTW: I like the layout and am enjoying every progress ...

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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:35 am

Excellent work Erik. The layout is shaping up nicely :D

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Postby dretsome » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:01 pm

Despite of the heat here in Holland some progress...

... entry of the greenhouse track
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...pavement
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:23 pm

Beautiful modelling Erik. The paved areas look superb!
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby dretsome » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:35 pm

Here's one with some weed.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:50 pm

Cool weeds 8)

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Postby dretsome » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:54 pm

Despite the bad conditions to work here (30 degrees celsius), they have managed to put up a fence

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and waiting for the grass to grow...
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Postby dretsome » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:49 am

We needed some advertising, see if we are in business...

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Postby Jes » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:00 pm

S.P. Oorgidee :D
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Postby dretsome » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Yes, those two very busy guys are Simon and Piet ;-)

The project name is "Org.idee" => Orchidee = > Eng= orchid

Now you know the whole story behind it. :D

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Postby skylon » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:54 pm

Excellent pictures. The chap in the fence picture must have excellent balance!
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