Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:33 am

Is it worth it? I tried to fold up two sets of the buffer protectors, and both broke. I've fabricated replacements from 10 thou (0.25mm) plasticard, but that's such a fiddly job I don't know if it's worth the trouble. What does the forum think?

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:34 pm

I think only you can answer that question :) What do YOU want?
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Juup » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 pm

If you made and fitted those two white plastic bits then you're good at fiddly jobs :)
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:36 am

Some weathering I've done lately.

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The tank is just about finished. There are plenty of little touches I could add, but right now it looks the part in a train.
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby MacG » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:45 am

That all looks realistic! Gorgeous!
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Juup » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:27 pm

Very nice!!
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:11 pm

Good stuff :)
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:27 pm

A little progress- I've been making a tank unloading point and a wood processing plant. These pics are of the tank unloader.

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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:15 pm

Very cool man!
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Re: Exhibitable TT layout- Stromallee

Postby Rich B » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:55 am

The tank unloading gear is just about finished, though the drain covers need a dusting of rust. I used insulin tube for the flexible hoses, though they're very elastic and needing encouragement with heat from a soldering iron to stay in tight bends. A slither of plastic tube makes up the hose connector at the wagon end. For a bit of life, I've used a mechanic figure in a pose suggesting he's repairing a pipe end.

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I've also settled on the colour of the tanks and silos, a pale green. I'm slowly adding detail to things like this.

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[s]Knitting[/s] Overhead is finally being strung up. This is only done after ballasting, but needs to be in place before I can finish the scenic contours as the tensioning gear is hidden under the landscape. The catenary and contact wire is 0.012" guitar string, and the droppers 0.008". The cantilevers are 0.020" brass. I build up the spans on a jig of 4x1 with some nails stuck in it, their positions measured to match the masts. :lol:

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I've also finished the main wiring, after this comes the headache of automation experiments...
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