Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

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Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:44 pm

Got to the stage with track fixed down and tested
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Short video showing test train
Marché d'Étropal test run

And after shed temporarily fitted
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Re: Marché d[Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby Nevadablue » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:19 pm

I like the rolling stock! :D
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Postby docnjoj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:58 pm

That is the way to make embedded tracks. I can't wait to try my turnouts. Thanks Simon. Oh yeah, how are you going to make the points on that turnout directional? It looks like you want the train to go clockwise? Mine will be used in a reverse loop, so no problems.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:18 pm

the point blades are fixed, so train(?) will go round anti clockwise, but when reversed will go onto the siding. The wagon turntable works as well. Looking at some tramways loops it looks like they sometimes use fixed blades, as tram will always take the straight route. I have used sprung point blades to do something similar in the past, and these are now also used on real railways, but the fixed blades are simpler to build.
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Postby docnjoj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:46 pm

Thanks Simon. I will give mine a try soon.
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:07 am

Nice work Simon!
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Postby lesmond » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:21 pm

Excellent job, Simon, looking foward to developments on this one.

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Re: Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:58 pm

almost complete, but do want to build another 'train'.
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Re: Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby docnjoj » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:52 pm

That is inspiring work, Simon. Great to see how the pavement sections you sell can be integrated with surrounding surfaces. What did you use to make the smooth parts?
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:44 pm

the smooth non rail sections are offcuts of Kappa board I had, A bit thick, but I then filled gaps with 'No nails' glue. Handy and I as using it to stick everything down, and it accepts paint well. There are some plane sections of track which are some early 3D printed samples I did a couple of years ago.
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Re: Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby lesmond » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:59 pm

Simon - that is a lovely job. It really shows off your 3D printed road / inlaid track sections. I'll be using them in the intermediate future :D

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby Simon » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:07 am

Very nice, Simon.

May I ask: what is the operating strategy for it?

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Re: Marché d'Étropal - my 19-15 challenge entry

Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:01 am

I am not sure whether 'train' is traveling full , left to right or other way. Train can go anti clockwise round circle, but will always go into siding when going other way. The wheelie bin train is transferring rubbish from market to dump, I think, so left to right is full.
I have 'built' another train, using the motor bogie from Bachmann tram. Part of the chassis plate gives a place for the other bike driver to sit. The 'load' is one of the Hornby(ex Airfix) crates. Just needs to be painted. This is basically to give a reserve loco. Layout wired up live so no isolating sections.
Adding extra wagons is a possibility, but curves are so sharp care need whilst pushing them.
Put to one side whilst I work on something else, too many ideas. Not Gn15 this time, but still narrow gauge.
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