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 Posted: Sat Feb 14th, 2015 06:44 am
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pipopak wrote: In another thread, someone has suggested that  "We get motivated from the "see how I did this" type rather than the "see what I did" posting.

Unfortunately, I don't agree as I am inspired by any work by a modeller in whatever manner it is presented and it is the subject matter that does it for me.


One size fits nobody. Also you missed the "usually" part... Jose.

And moving on,

The following should fulfill the requirement to show, SBS, the process of creating something from scratch, in this case a bufferstop or prellbock. The finished item is not a total success, I failed to achieve the 'look' of flower heads but I won't stop trying.

The cost of the bufferstop was just a couple of dollars, mostly due to the balsa wood. The blue foam was just scrap pieces and the stain is my favourite, Windsor&Newton ink. The obtain the faded white paint, I just wiped some acyrlic over the bumper beam and immediately dabbed it against a piece of kitchen towel to remove the majority of the paint.

The real benefit is the sense of 'I made this rather than bought it' and an odd hour of enjoyable modelling.




 







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 Posted: Sat Feb 14th, 2015 07:01 am
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I forgot to add that this is the last post on the thread, indeed it is my 100th post. I have tried to provide some entertaining accounts of how I have created the layout but the forum seems to be more about the social aspects of the community and little too much grumbling.

Thanks but I think that I will heed my own words and move on (or rather back) to my own comfort zone of modelling rather than blathering.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 14th, 2015 02:07 pm
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Hi Tim.

I haven't given a reaction on this thread before. But I see you want to quit the forum.
I think if you don't like the threads with social grumbling than just don't participate in them, I also do not.
I guess there is no forum wich can satisfy you for 100%. But beside the social talk there are a lot of fine modelers here. I like to see their work and like to read about it. If you don't get many response on your thread it doesn't mean no one likes it. I hope you change your mind and remains a member of this forum, cause I like your modeling although I haven't given a reaction before.

Alwin

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2015 05:52 am
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Hi there,

After four months of just watching Freerails, I began to realise that social interaction is the glue that binds the community. In short, I got it wrong.

So, here's a few shots of what has been going on since February, in no particular order.



This is brewery and warehouse, both scratchbuilt but I did use some precast resin sections.




An experiment in trackside flowers




The yard is about 80% complete, I just need to add trees and a backscene.





In March, I visited the 0 gauge meet in Buseck and bought two brass locos, yesterday their sound systems were completed.

    

This was me in '59, the station is the one being modelled but the name has changed.

  
 
Finally, the farm





Staying off the computer has allowed me to progress the layout.






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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2015 01:10 pm
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Very nice work on the buildings, Tim-- and a couple of unusual (to US eyes) locos!

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 Posted: Thu May 28th, 2015 07:38 am
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Herb,

The locos were built for different purposes but finally migrated to branchline use.

The larger 2-4-0 was a fast(ish)loco built for suburban passenger trains, the odd space between the cylinders and wheels was to concentrate weight on the driving wheels.

The smaller 'box' loco was an attempt to save on manpower by removing the need of a fireman. All coal was delivered to the firebox from the coal hopper controlled by a foor lever. In practice, the fireman was retained as he also had to look after the couplings, top up the coal etc. during service. Similar devices became the motive power unit for railmotors - semi-loco+coach, some were successful but the majority lacked the flexibility of a separate loco + rolling stock.

Both locos survived until the early 60s, 70 083 was mounted on a plinth in Muhldorf in the late 80s. In the 90s the loco was 'liberated' and last June we travelled behind 70 083 to Holzkirchen.



If anyone is interested in more info, just ask.



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 Posted: Fri May 29th, 2015 03:06 pm
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The full story of the 'box' loco, affectionately known as 'Glaskasten', can be read here.



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 Posted: Sun May 31st, 2015 11:43 am
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The last run of the Spalter Bockl



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 Posted: Sun May 31st, 2015 01:05 pm
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Hi Tim

Glad your back and the layout has come along over that period. Like the buildings.

I have seen that Loco quite a few times and have always wondered why it had that Wheel arrangement or large gap between the front pony wheel and the main drivers. Love to know how the suspension and side play works, especially for going around curves.

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isn't that ramp not to steep??



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