Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:39 pm

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:15 pm

A look the other way down the line. I actually played trains today! My IC is one coach short, and three coaches wrong of an absolutely prototypical rake. Today it really hit me how much more contemporary Stromallee is than anything I've modelled since I was an adolescent, though it is a mix of Epoch V and VI lettering on stock.

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:03 pm

I wonder if the baseboards need more supports under them (perpendicular to the supports in the above photo)?
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:33 am

There are perpendicular supports in about a foot from the front- the boards were built as a width and depth extension on some older framing. There's going to be a fascia along the front which will increase rigidity further, but as this will be cut to blend with the front scenics it's left off for now. I find that with 9mm ply so long as there is support every foot it doesn't sag. I could probably go further, but they're a manageable weight so I don't feel like there's any need to skimp further.
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:23 am

Gotcha.


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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:11 pm

I've been making small bits of progress amongst college work.

My latest batch of laser cut parts arrived, so I've been adding detail to the paper mill.

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I've also made an unloading bunker from Evergreen sheet and plastruct, with Peco 00 pandrol clips to hold the rail in place.

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I like this wall. It's a good wall.

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I think that's OK.

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby MacG » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:18 pm

I'm impressed. :thumbup: Three very detailed models. The parts for the wall look great.
A good old GDR concrete stone wall. Click here for more. :wink:
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:36 am

Holy crap! What are you making the wall out of? Fantastic work.
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:58 am

I drew it up in CAD software and got Clockwork Designs to cut it for me from 1mm MDF. It's been given a spray of primer in the picture to look more concrete like. I slotted them around the brick cladding for the mill building on the sheet for cutting.

I also drew up some signal trunking and concrete segments for my coal yard- incidentally, if anyone knows a good search term for a household coal siding in German, it'd help me a lot!

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby MacG » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:24 am

I don't really know what you mean, but try "Kohlebansen".
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