raised

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    VI. TEMOFESZT - MLVK LEGO Layout - Discussion

    Interesting, thanks for sharing. Was already wondering how you were running that layout after I saw the pics on BS. I love point-to-point operations, since they make far more sense out of a prototype-perspective. It is however, as you yourself indicate, far more time consuming. I must say, my first event still has not been, as long as my long term project (a proper layout) is not nearly finished, I'm not going to exhibit anything anywhere. But, if I ever will go, the plan is for me as well a point-to-point design. For the same reason as you indicate: realistic traffic. (Something a lot of modeltrainheads also tend to do, or at least, more and more are trying, that's at least what I see at model railway conventions.) Or, if there is more space, a continuous layout with a "hidden" fiddle yard. A lot of inspiration for me comes from the Small Layouts Scrapbook (at carendt.us) and Gauge 0 websites. /edit: Regarding point-to-point movement I think APM Paper Mill 1972, a layout by Timothy Gould and Mike Pianta is also quite interesting: APM mill - Overview by scruffulous, on Flickr Also worth mentioning are their previous builds, Ararat 1972 and Eslmore 1972, even though they are both continuous, they show the idea of a "hidden" fiddle yard. Same goes btw for Corfe Castle Station, a display by Carl Greatrix, his solution to the "prototype" problems is mainly the us of DCC to control the trains. Same goes for Farham Junction by Michael Gale, he uses DCC, but next to this also has a lot of switches in his layout, making a lot of prototypical movement possible next to the continuous movements.
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    NS eanos

    Thanks all! I really appreciate the comments! Haha, thanks. To be honest, I'm trying the same thing that Timothy Gould once did with his "ol' Britannia" rake: Every wagon / loco that I build has to have another colour. Its not working as well as planned, cause of the ammount of DB-verkerhsrot on the tracks nowadays. Plus I seem to have huge amounts of red bricks, so thats the reason the red eanos will get finished ;) Technically, its on top of it :P Haha, thanks. To be honest, I'm trying the same thing that Timothy Gould once did with his "ol' Britannia" rake: Every wagon / loco that I build has to have another colour. Its not working as well as planned, cause of the ammount of DB-verkerhsrot on the tracks nowadays. Plus I seem to have huge amounts of red bricks, so thats the reason the red eanos will get finished ;) Yeah, in my opinion cars are just as important as loco's. Cars are trains too! >5 will be horrible, but no3 might get build in grey! With other building techniques though, so not to get bored too much by repetitive actions, hehe See here: I used the version with lots and lots of headlight bricks. See here from above: Eanos WIP-5 #2 by raised, on Flickr And here is how it looks from the sides, in exploded view: Eanos WIP-5 #3 by raised, on Flickr
  3. The NS 1847 is part of the series 1700-1800, the mainline electrics of the NS, the Dutch Railways. These electrics were based on the French series BB 7200, stylized by the late Paul Arzens. No. 1847 is named after the City of Delft, the city where I used to live for the last couple of years. The model itself has a lot of fancy techniques, mostly in the front of the train, because of the sheer ammount of angles the prototype has. It is built on top of a Technic frame which supports the whole body.The model is equiped with 2 PF M-motors, one for every bogie, a batterybox and an IR reciever. It's only my second post here @Train Tech, but I guessed this might be a nice way to introduce myself to the community =) Flickr Gallery Prototype Wiki
  4. I kind of remeber these little shunters from my last trip to Scandinavia, and as far as my memory goes, these ones are spot on! I love the decoupling mechanism, the line actuator is both simple and elegant. The only downside of the line actuator is ofcourse the fact that you cannot power your locomotive anymore, but this idea to fix this with a second shunter is in fact very clever. However, excuse me if I'm wrong, shouldn't the frame be a tad higher of the tracks? Maybe raise the distance between the wheels and the frame with 1 or 2 plates?
  5. Thanks all you guys for the kind words! Haha, yes, it took some time you can say :) Haha, thanks for that one! I must say the first 4 versions were far from this accurate. Its mostly to thank Lego for the Cheese grater and a clear evening when I realized to use them to tilt other stuff. I have one, but it's just very lame and not really based on any real prototype, therefore I only use it to check coupling. I'm planning on building an eanos"]Eanos open goods carriage in blue, I already have the parts, but I first wanted to finish this model. Also I would love to built some ICRm"]ICRm coaches for it, but they have a very nasty bend in the middle of the carriage for which I think I know a solution, but it will require a lot of bricks I first have to obtain. Also, I only have half of my Lego collection with me nowadays... When I return in Holland in 2 years maybe... Or when I get a ride from somebody from within to Eastern Bloc to transport me, cause taking it with me by plane is almost impossible :P
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    NEW MEMBERS TRAIN TECH Registry

    Since it looks like it is normal here to introduce yourself, let's do so: Hi, I'm raised, and these are the things I built: And here is my flickr Also, I only like 9v because the tracks are more prototypical. I switched to PF already a couple of years ago.