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  1. ThomasI

    Camdale layout

    Hello Tony! So the fauna in Down Under is not so nice. I wish you a speedy recovery !!! Best Regards Thomas
  2. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi folks! I thought it's time to have a own thread for my layout under construction. It's called Maximilianhafen because that was the actually alloted name for my hometown. But surprisingly died king Max(imilian) and Ludwig became King of Bavaria and my hometown became a city under the name Ludwigshafen. Hafen is the german word for "harbour". Because I like High-Speed-Trains it will be free-lanced "on earth, advanced industrial country, presence". Inside my home I've a room 2 x 10m for a storage yard (and later an indoor layout connected to this on top ). The room has an tunnel through the walls of my home in the garden. In the garden I plan to built two double track lines. One as a electriefied and modernised line with origins from the 19. century, the other as a up-to-date HSL with slab track etc.. The HSL will have many bridges. I will use DCC Digital with Roco Z21 and Smartphone via W-Lan. For track I will use Code 83 material from Peco, Tillig, Walthers (also for Points) and Roco (only Flex). But I will also use selfmade points (mostly for the HSL with large radii and small branch angle) and thanks of having a 3-D-printer I will have slab track by using Peco Code 83 and Tillig Code 83 rails. And naturally there will be a big central station. Modern style and with all tracks and platforms under a big hall. Model for the concourse is Zaragoza-Delicias. The HSL will have differend catenaries as following: - German style (as you might find on the ICE HSL) - Italian Style (as you might find on the Florence-Rome-HSL) - French Style (TGV lines, what else...) - Chinese Style (as on the Chinese HSL) Only for show . The other line will also be electrified in conventional style typically for Germany (former West, former East, former Reich), France (25kV AC), Italy and Switzerland but I'm also think about making parts in the style of Amtrak's North East Corridor and I'm looking around for other interesting catenaries I can model. So, that should be enough to open the theme .
  3. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and for 2019 always enough ballast under the track!
  4. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony! I was able to drive a little further to the points. But since I had fed only DC and not DCC, I could not drive over the points, because the frog juicer were not active. Planned is everything as far as the train stations, but until I can start building one of the two major stations will certainly pass some time. Regards Thomas
  5. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Today in Game of Trains: Winter is coming!
  6. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony This helix does not get higher, it is just to lift the track over the other tracks to the right, it then continues along the wall. On top of this helix comes another ans bigger helix that will be multi-lane later. But I was not so lazy, have already mounted the drives on 16 turnouts and connected them with decoders and programmed them. I also follow your progress carefully.👍👍 Regards Thomas
  7. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello everybody! Somehow I am so lazy at the moment and just got through the first helix with a lot of effort ... Outside, however, it has frozen for the first time really strong and stormed and rained pretty strong and, to my great joy, my layout has survived very well except for very small losses on gravel. But I suspect that are the places where too little ballast adhesive has arrived. Regards Thomas
  8. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Tony! The radius of the first, single-track helix is 25.5 inches, the other two helixes will be multi-lane with radii between 26 and 34 inches. Regards Thomas
  9. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony This first helix only needs 2.5 turns to go up about 8.5 inches. There will then be a second helix that has to overcome about 18 inches and from the level a third who goes up another 15 inches. That's the top level. Regards Thomas
  10. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    I started with the first track helix from the upper parking yard to the lower parking yard. It struck me that I should first assemble the turnout drives before I build the helix over the points...😎
  11. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Yes, I just say catenary wire and young sparrows ... ... they thought it was funny, the poles did not ...😎😂
  12. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony! How many circuits it will be in the end is difficult to say, because the individual circuits are so interconnected that one can divide them into many small circuits on the one hand, but on the other hand can be used as a single very large circuit. A fast train with a Vmax of 160km/h (100mph) should take more than 20min for a tour if everything is ready, stops not included. At the moment I think again how I control the layout. The provider of the previously favored control with DCC and localization via a kind of "model GPS" offers the new small position transmitter only in combination with a DCC radio remote control. And I do not want and need this radio remote control and I do not want to have to buy it. Because the system does not work so well on the layout part in the house, because you can not equip things like a track spiral or different levels in a row with radio transmitters so that there is no gap. Only to determine the position you can live with dead spots, but not at the steering. With regards Thomas
  13. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony! To be quite honest Ottersberg will only be an intermediate station. There is also the western half of the garden with the shed! There will then be one of the two terminus stations, the other will be in the house. But if I finished the green dotted marked routes, then with the parking yard in the house a first circuit is finished and the trains can run.👍 It seems I'm little bit crazy. Regards Thomas
  14. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    This is the plan for the eastern half of the garden. The green highlighted is ready, the green dotted will be done first in the next year. Green and red the HSL, black the other routes. I have changed the HSL so because I can operate the red marked track then analog and I can also offer the trains without DCC and "GPS" in the future a route. Ottersberg is the village where I spent my childhood in the district of Bahnhof (train station). All the buildings of the station have now been released as a kit by a model railway manufacturer. Since the real Ottersberg is now a boring S-Bahn station with three tracks and the same station building was used along the entire route between Hamburg and Bremen, my track plan is a combination of the track plans of the neighboring stations in Sagehorn and Rotenburg. So there is a train station with express railways for 230km / h (in the real Ottersberg also driven with 200km / h) and waiting tracks for freight on a multi-track route (as in Rotenburg) combined with a branching of the routes (as in Sagehorn). By the way, from the Corner Module to the other end, it's about 18m. So it will not look packed with tracks like on the sketch!
  15. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I like these elegant track layouts in your station, everything is flowing harmoniously and not so aligned with the track geometry of a manufacturer. This is also the advantage of the "inside and outside" layout, you just have to create the space. Simply because you can use the whole room under the roof for train station and depots and you're not compelled to "squeeze in" a parade route somewhere because that runs so generously in the garden .... 😁 Meanwhile I also consider an outdoor station. With long waiting tracks for freight traffic and two transit tracks for express trains ... * dream *😎
  16. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    The garden is tidy and the sections still under construction are covered with tarpaulin. And since 30min wind has come up, the temperature drops and it looks like rain. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with what I have done since March on track, including 5 points. Based on the raw materials rigid foam boards for bathroom fittings, Styrodur / Styrofoam, High Pressure Laminate, WPC and concrete, I also found my very own style of construction this year from the many ingenious suggestions and tips here. If frost and winter are not causing any unforeseen problems, I think I have found my base on which I will continue to build successfully next year. And I have found that in the course of the year in the German-speaking model railway forums reactions to H0 in the garden of mockery and "that's not" has turned into real interest and the first noticed that while no one has a 300 square meter hobby cellar, but so much space in the garden ... 😂 But that would all have been impossible without you and this forum here. That's why a big thank you to all who made this forum possible and shared their experiences and knowledge with me and with advice were helpful to me! Best Regards Thomas
  17. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello everybody! From the day after tomorrow the weather will be wet, cold and windy, that means it will be autumn. Therefore, today was the end of construction for the year 2018, at least outdoor. Because what I have done today must now dry until tomorrow and tomorrow then the tarpaulin is pulled over the construction site, at least over the parts that are not yet completely frost-resistant finished. Regards Thomas
  18. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    My room as a kid, the one in which my first model railroad layout was, my father had paneled with just such panels. Even without painting or glaze. Therefore, I associate with such an untreated wood paneling a lot of beautiful memories, also and especially in terms of model railroad
  19. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I would leave it as it is, do not paint or varnish.
  20. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    This morning you can slowly guess how it will be!
  21. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi, hello Tony! Well, it did get a bit cooler but still too warm for the end of October too much too sunny and too dry. Which greatly pleases me! 😂 I have now tackled the second turnouts and hope to finish them until next Monday. I never thought it would make it this year. The substructure is ready and the turnouts, weighted with stones, wait for the two-component adhesive to set. Regards Thomas
  22. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    ... and again a little further.
  23. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony! The cable-stayed bridge is a self-made by the seller. The bridge rails by Micro Engineering are the ones in the picture below, but unfortunately they do not fit on my steel bridges. Regards Thomas
  24. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Since here is still the same weather as in the summer, I've done more stuff today. Among other things, the bridge equipped with tracks, the tracks on the bridges connected to the "mainland" and laid and wired additional track.
  25. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    An impulse one...😂
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