Layout photos with a difference!

Alan Sep 3, 2000

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    . . . . because they are of my Belgian exhibition layout of a few years back.

    A class 62 diesel arrives with a string of empty stone hoppers

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    same shot from the other angle. The double track electrified main lines are below.

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    The resident shunting locomotive spots two or three hoppers at a timeunder the working stone loader. This was scratchbuilt, and utilised a toothed drive belt from an electric woodworking plane to deliver the stone to the chute.

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    the loaded hoppers were then made up into a complete train

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    Alan

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  2. Mike C

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    Well up till now I didnt really like the foreign railroads. [​IMG] But I must say that these photos have changed my mind. Real nice work. [​IMG] Man I really need a digital camera [​IMG] Would really like to share my N&W layout. [​IMG]........Mike

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    Always nice to see another's modeling...
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, John, the layout still exists - at least I hope so! It was purchased to be used as an exhibition layout, but was going to be used as a Dutch layout.

    I don't know what he new name is, and have never heard from the purchaser. Maybe one day I will come across it at an exhibition [​IMG]

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    Do the coupling Buffers work on the scale models over there? How do the couplers work? Are they similar to our KD's? Is this like our HO size? It looks great.

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    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Alan, I envy you being able to run "The Flying Scotsman" over there. It is a beautiful steamer, I saw a documentery on it once where it held the speed record etc! It was "really hauling the mail" as we would say over here across the pond! Don't you know the engineer still has a grin on his face?
    Queastion: Do your steam engine models have brass tires today, or have your manufacturers all gone to the plastic wheels with just a thin electroplateing for a tire? I made scale type switches that have a web in the frog that the flange rides on so the wheels do not fall down between the 'coming off' rail and the frog point. When I tried to turn the long flange of a steam engine driver down to more of a scale size, I found that the flange was only a film of electroless nickle plate, and the flange was plastic. I do not wish to destroy these switches because scale flanges ride through the frogs without bouncing or derailing. What do you do?

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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Watash, I don't know what make of locomotive you have, but I have never heard of plastic drivers on a model loco. although some truck wheels, I think were plastic. Most wheels are, I think, made in Nickel plated brass, or solid Nickel.

    I have not had anything to do with British model trains for a long time now (except for my #1 scale models for customers), so I am completely out of touch.

    The reason I went for European, then American models was that I was totally dissatisfied with the quality (or lack of it) in British models. The mechanisms are way behind the modern systems found in most other countries' products.

    Anyway, I am now totally committed to American trains, although I still love to take pictures of trains of any other country whilst I am on holiday. If it runs on rails, it is OK [​IMG]

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  10. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Alan, I have been collecting Bachmann, AHM, and Rivarossi, and some others since the 1930's and have not bought a new one nor been given a new one for the last couple of years. Now that I am getting to open the boxes and see the engines, All have plastic spokes, and some even have the whole wheel is plastic like a model airplane. Cheap. Anyway, you answered my question, thanks.

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    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    John Whitby, I just got to see your Swiss layout! It is marvelous! How do your couplers work? Are the engines kits you put together, or ready to run? Is it what we call HO (3.5mm = 12 inches?) Beautiful landscaping!! I would love to see it running. I would just love to see the Alps!!

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