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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 ... ūüėā

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

 

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Well you're certainly proving all the doubters wrong and showing that OO/HO in the garden can be very successful and worthwhile. Just wait until you can show them a fully operational layout next year!

I think the forum provides the required inspiration and motivation to make a start in OO/HO outdoors. It shows what is possible and provides advice on things that are best avoided. Each individual member introduces their own ideas and you've added some novel methods yourself which should aid others who dare to follow in our footsteps! I think you win the prize for the most expansive OO/HO garden railway featured here so far and it's been very interesting following along. Looking forward to the recommencement of construction in 2019.

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I think the forum provides the required inspiration and motivation to make a start in OO/HO outdoors. It shows what is possible and provides advice on things that are best avoided. Each individual member introduces their own ideas and you've added some novel methods yourself which should aid others who dare to follow in our footsteps! I think you win the prize for the most expansive OO/HO garden railway featured here so far and it's been very interesting following along. Looking forward to the recommencement of construction in 2019

Hi Thomas, WOW those last lot of pics of your layout in near completed , I am still itching what you have planted for that corner module when the track is down, anything like the rest of the layout it be stunning indeed.

Agree what you say Mick 2019 is going to be a big year for the forum, my layout be up and running by May 2019 celebrating  being in the forum 5 years, we have trains running pretty close to each other.

Only a couple of months left of this year,  wiring of the station modules still going on,will have the station  modules up and running and control panel wired.

We had our inside of the house painted, a big job in pulling every think back went for a bright cream colour for the walls 

 

Tony from down under

 

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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!

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Hi Thomas, now that is some track plan, I thought mine was big, non think to your plan and can't wait to see a train running, my design is similar to your plan, feeding into a terminus station and other suburban trains and freight trains, I could go DCC  pretty easy, that is  only a dream .

Those green tracks are where your bridges are, when the cool change comes in next week going to make a start on the ramp to the bridge, very hot tomorrow 37+  degrees be inside working on the ship, nearly finished the first section , just two bulkheads to go .

Keep the good work up, you wont be able to do much outside and same with me too cold and too hot.

Tony from down under

 

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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.ūüĎć

It seems I'm little bit crazy.

Regards

Thomas

 

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Hi Thomas, wow  is that three stations, I have only two stations both terminus with suburban, platforms,mine will have to share the same platforms, change the station building around.

At first I did plan to go around the whole house, would be too dear, nice to dream, then I could have a second terminus station on continuous  running ,have with what I have got for my circuit.

How many circuits do you have planned for your layout, be pure awesome to see the high speed trains running, I like to get some more Thaly's TGV coaches to make a 20 car train be awesome, the Euro Star is a 18 car train., I have 11 cars now , with the two locos 13 .

Tony from down under

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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

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