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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #135 on: April 08, 2020, 11:48:19 AM »
Hello All,

Yea, so I found another something to change on my layout  :biggrin: It never stops.....
almost 10years ago I layed this track across the wooden bridge. This was the first ever kit I built for the layout.

I decided to lift the track and move the sleepers close together and also add additional feeder wires.

Picture 01 is the current...

So, the track was lifted. Picture 02
I cleaned the layout as far as possible.
Then I cut the spacers between the ties away, moved them together and refitted the Guide Rails.

Track was fitted and train tested......
Awesome, it all still works.....  :thumb:

Cheers, Evert

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #136 on: April 08, 2020, 11:51:02 AM »
Track Fitted.... and Trains running  :thumb:


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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #137 on: April 08, 2020, 12:44:57 PM »
 :thumb:
Its those small details that really make a layout awesome.

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #138 on: April 08, 2020, 03:22:29 PM »
Peco code 80 bridge track - well done!   :thumb:
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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #139 on: April 08, 2020, 05:17:37 PM »
Nicely done. Can you please explain the track between the tracks on the bridge. Seen it many times.  :thumb:

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« Reply #140 on: April 08, 2020, 05:41:49 PM »
And a hell of a lot cheaper than using Micro Engineering bridge track !

From someone who had the T-shirt, and got it covered in blood trying to fit the damn Micro Engineering rail joiners.   :rant:

Steve

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #141 on: April 09, 2020, 07:15:36 AM »
Nicely done. Can you please explain the track between the tracks on the bridge. Seen it many times.  :thumb:

Here is the explanation :  :biggrin:
The intention is to keep derailed cars from going over the side....they can also be seen around overpasses where a derailed car might want to wander and strike a support column for a high way bridge. These "guard" rails are usually referred to as "Bull" rails so as not to confuse with a real guard rail...the type which keeps the flanges from picking the points of a frog thru a turnout.

Cheers, Evert  :thumb:

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #142 on: April 09, 2020, 04:45:47 PM »
Wow, thank you Evert.  :thumb:

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #143 on: October 12, 2020, 09:27:46 AM »
Hello All......

Yea, this is why they call this a lifelong hobby  :biggrin:

I decided to rebuild the scenery in front of my station.  O:-)
I'm also going to change the catenary from being only one line to be all 3 lines. I will look more realistic and the double poles with cross wires should look quite impressive.

I cleared the current single poles and also removed all the scenery stuff, I still want to remove little bit more of the ballast.
I have placed 2 sets of catenary poles in place, just to see if it will work. Will add about 6 sets.

Think this will be a nice change to the front of the layout.

Cheers, Evert



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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #144 on: October 12, 2020, 09:34:47 AM »
That will look great.
Looking forward to seeing this layout again.
You will need lots of tables at the next show, Z,N and HO scale layouts.  ;D

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2020, 03:15:12 PM »
Awesome Evert, never ending hobby.  :thumb:

Ciao
ColWer

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2020, 07:32:24 AM »
It will look good however I have cleaned your track for the last time... :innocent:
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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #147 on: October 22, 2020, 07:59:51 AM »
Good Morning All.......

OK, so the progress is slow, but it is getting there.
Picture 1 is the kit I have for building this.

Most of the poles are up and the wires are in. I still need to add some details and some small bits that need some painting.
I also have to add the tension wires and tensioners.

I took the old crossing out and rebuild it, think it is much better now  :thumb:
Then some bushes and then I think it will be done again......  :biggrin:

Cheers and enjoy the pictures.
Evert  :thumb:


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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #148 on: October 22, 2020, 08:12:12 AM »
Looking very good.   The random blend of ground cover colours really stands out.

Steve

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Re: LooVille Layout Design
« Reply #149 on: October 22, 2020, 08:45:51 AM »
Very neat.
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