(F) Rittigsmill -- O9

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(F) Rittigsmill -- O9

Postby Alexanderrainer » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:00 pm

As mentioned in another thread I'm busy these days with Rittigsmill, an O9 project, encouraged by the comment of the chief editor of a German railmodelling magazine during the awards two years ago at the Sinsheim Modelling Fair to make an even smaller shoebox next time than my TT-scaled was (36 x 25 cm), he asked for "size 38" (german shoesize). I started with a shoebox sized 31 x 16 x 10 cm and here's how it looks like this far:

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Just to answer some upcoming questions:
-Yes, the millwheel moves, driven by a low geared motor, hidden in the outhouse.
-The tunnel entrance leads to a sector plate so one may use Rittigsmill as an inglenook.
-Behind the wooden door there will be some more details. Stay tuned.

Good night for now.
Alex
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layouts:
"Fishponds 'Edel&Faul'"
"Alphabet soup wisdom"
pallet factory "Holz - Wurm" (Wood Worm)

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Postby Alexanderrainer » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:25 pm

The turntable works in a limited way, but works. When you look closely at picture No.2 you'll probably see in front of the blue dressed gentleman the shifting rod for turning the table from this one shown to the other position to turn cars into the workshop. It's hand driven. Handle is situated behind the right wooden wall.

The next thing is to make a safety rail around the wheel.

Next planned steps:
-planting the floor and the area on top of the wooden wall
-weathering
-handrail in front of millwheel
-wooden workshop door (that one shown in the pics is a small photograph of a real door, printed out on paper and glued down on cardboard but nice prototype anyway
-"clothing" the busy gentlemen at Rittigsmill, at least, give some colour
-painting the critter (still considering about making the body light blue and yellow front and rear)
-painting/weathering the cars
-making cars
-weathering the wooden parts of the mill
-making a "stage" for presentation.
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layouts:

"Fishponds 'Edel&Faul'"

"Alphabet soup wisdom"

pallet factory "Holz - Wurm" (Wood Worm)

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Postby Alexanderrainer » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:11 pm

My dear modelling friends,

I'd say it's "finished" although it's not. Some details to fix or to improve like making the graveled ground more even for my green critter as by now it only can serve the track in the foreground. The blue/yellow/grey critter can serve all the others except beyond all tracks "behind" the turntable.

Now, let me show you some nice pics, made by my very beloved Adrienne Forell, who is responsible for all the clothing of our staff, painting the rolling outhouse, gardening (as this is her real, non modelling job) and catering and support in Sinsheim:

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(I like the last three pics very much!)

All I can say, I had and have very much fun with this and already considering next crazy projects.

And I have to thank you all for support and ideas.

Thanks much, guys.
:D
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layouts:

"Fishponds 'Edel&Faul'"

"Alphabet soup wisdom"

pallet factory "Holz - Wurm" (Wood Worm)


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