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 Posted: Sat Sep 17th, 2016 12:22 am
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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.I

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I'm supposed to be laying mud bricks at the moment...
...but the pull of car building keeps me suitably diverted !

I started 2 of these 4-wheel tank cars a while back.
They went on the back-burner for a bit, due to coupler height issues.

Got them both out today, to have a look at making the tank support pieces.
You guessed it, the tank is from a swingin' '60s Tri-ang product !!



Now standing on the new PECO 'crazy-track' the proportions look very different somehow.
I'm liking these lil' tankers !!

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Cool little tank. I do see rivets on the "wrapper"...have you counted them all?
Yes, that Peco track does have a nice look for 35n2, it looks rather chunky for On30 anyway.

BTW, will you include "ducK tape" on the completed model to hold the ends on? LOL

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" I do see rivets on the "wrapper"...have you counted them all? "

Howdy Woodie :cb:

I did try
but then the doorbell !
You know how it is, had to start again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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Can someone have a go at these for me
eyes a bit blurry
gone for a coffee !

:moose:

Si.

" Before long, you will have something running and it will all come together. "

Thanks for the encouragement Woodie.
If I had any idea what I was aiming for, it would help !
I'm getting there, s l o w l y .

Meantime rolling-stock & buildings etc. are time well spent.

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Wolfgang nearly 'cements' his hand to one of the new Mysterious Moose Mountain walls.
Gotta be careful with that gooy MEK mortar !



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'MiniArt' produce a lot of figures, vehicles & buildings in 1:35 scale.
Their buildings are mostly bombed to bits vignettes, depicting parts of Europe, during that little dust-up back in the '40s.
Not really much use to most model railroaders.
However, there are 1 or 2 items from the buildings series that caught my attention.



These wall sections are from a kit called 'Farm Entrance With Gate', or something like that.
Rather than the full on hit by howitzer look, these wall sections just have an appealing tumble-down look about them.
I'm not exactly sure what I will do with them yet, but it's nice to have a few chunks of bricks & mortar to give my figures and car-builds a temporary setting.
I scored this small 'MiniArt' kit, to check out the vacuum-formed technique they use for their entire range.

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I like track plan. I've been trying to come up with something along the same lines but with a continuous loop to watch the train wind around. Been thinking of hidden reverse loops. With r/c there's no crazy wiring.
Maybe a light spring holding the points to one side. Make the loop automatic. Following with interest.

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" I like track plan. I've been trying to come up with something along the same lines but with a continuous loop to watch the train wind around. Been thinking of hidden reverse loops. With r/c there's no crazy wiring.
Maybe a light spring holding the points to one side. Make the loop automatic. Following with interest. "


Hi Stephen.

I think hidden (or non-hidden) reverse-loops are an exellent idea ! :thumb:
It's possible to gain more height in the given space, whilst still having continuous running.
A closed-loop obviously means 1/2 your track is going UP and 1/2 going DOWN.

You might be able to make a switch with a small-gap, sans moving-points.
The loco would/should follow the 'straight' path on the way into the loop & exit via the curved leg of the switch (wyes could be confusing !!).

Slotcar 'hillclimbs' pretty much all use reversing-loops at top/bottom.
Turning a slotcar on a 'dinner-plate' is not a problem either.

A scheme for the polarity switching, without R.C, is for the slotcars guide-blade to run over a light-action lever-arm micro-switch beneath the slot.
Whilst the slotcar is in the 'loop' the polarity to the rest of the track is swopped.
The guide-blade activated micro-switch operates a simple 'latching-relay'.
With a train, a magnetic reed-switch, I.R. beam, or suchlike easily does the same polarity swop.
R.C boys of course, need not apply !!

The rough-sketches on the previous <<< Page, were VERY quick thumbnails !
The problem for me in 1:35n2, is that I need about 4" of clearance, before the tracks can cross-over.
In 2'x4' I don't think those configurations would work, grades would be crazy !!
They MIGHT just about work in HO On30 or if you have a 'low' mining loco though.

I'm gonna work on 'the looping' a bit more.
My 'top secret method' is to just keep drawing different loops until I see the optimum topology.



More Loony-Loop-Layouts to follow .................................  :Crazy:

:moose:

Si.

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Si, remember that "less is more"...But then, I should talk (or write).

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Zen-Master of the 'industrial-apocalypse look' speaks


" less is more "


Hong-ching Woodie :cb:

I am only in year 7 of my gravel raking classes.
I am honoured by your philosophy.
Am trying to catch more re-runs of 'Kung Fu' on the tube as well.

:old dude:

Si.

I have moddified the trackplan with more care & attention paid to detail.



L:

" Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm " - Winston Churchill

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Well, Grasshopper, look beyond the reality and into the crux of the biscuit.



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